What’s Happening This Weekend

Campus Events February 29–March 3, 2020


The Ackland Art Museum
Current exhibitions include Yayoi Kusama: Open the Shape Called Love; Toriawase: A Special Installation of Modern Japanese Art and Ceramics; Instruments of Divination in Africa: Works from the Collection of Rhonda Morgan Wilkerson, Ph.D.; Art & Intergalactic Soul, “Project LHAXX”; Focus on the Peck Collection, and Color Across Asia.

Location: South on Columbia Street, half a block past Franklin Street
Dates/Times: Open on Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Admission: Free admission

Cheryl Thurber Photographs: Documenting Gravel Springs, Mississippi, in the 1970s
An exhibition of photographs providing a look at African American life and culture in a small Mississippi town during the 1970s. Thurber is an interdisciplinary scholar, cultural historian, folklorist, and photographer whose images have been published in the New York Times and Rolling Stone, as well as in numerous music and folklore publications. During the 1970s and 1980s she traveled through the South and California, taking photographs and documenting local life.

Location: Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library
Dates/Times: Sunday–Tuesday
Admission: Free and open to the public

2020 Carolina Global Photography Exhibition
View photography from around the world in this exhibition featuring work by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni, faculty, staff, and students. The exhibition opened January 8 and will run through July 10, 2020, at the FedEx Global Education Center. All photography on display was submitted as part of UNC-Chapel Hill’s 20th annual Carolina Global Photography Competition.

Location: FedEx Global Education Center
Dates/Times: Saturday–Tuesday
Admission: Free admission


Carolina Indian Circle’s 33rd Annual Powwow
Come out and indulge yourself in Native American heritage! Tribal-affiliated dancers will be performing, vendors will be there, and so will food!

Location: Fetzer Gym A
Date/Time: Saturday, February 29, 12:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Admission: Free admission

Forging Ties, Forging Passports: Migration and the Modern Sephardi Diaspora
In this talk, Devi Mays presents a history of migration and nation-building from the vantage point of those who lived between states. Mays traces the histories of Ottoman Sephardi Jews who emigrated to the Americas—and especially, to Mexico—in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and the complex relationships they maintained to legal documentation as they migrated and settled into new homes. Mays considers the shifting notions of belonging, nationality, and citizenship through the stories of individual women, men, and families who navigated these transitions in their everyday lives, as well as through the paperwork they carried.

Location: Hill Hall
Date/Time: Monday, March 2, 5:30 p.m.
Admission: Free admission


Fellows Seminar—“Public Policy and the Courts”
The Institute of Politics is hosting the former Mayor of Charlotte, Jennifer Roberts (Morehead-Cain Class of 1982), and former Justice of the Supreme Court, Barbara Jackson. The seminar will discuss the role of the judicial branch in the policy making process, and how it interacts with the various entities charged with the implementation of public policy. How much power do (or should) the courts have over the letter of the law?

Location: Graham Memorial Hall 035
Date/Time: Monday, March 2, 5:30 p.m.
Admission: Free


Indeed, friend!
The Kenan Theatre Company presents Indeed, friend! a production set in the basement office of an undergraduate art and literature magazine and unfolding over the course of the 2001–2002 academic year, Indeed, friend! examines the intersections of identity, aesthetics, and taste.

Location: Kenan Theatre
Date/Time: Saturday, February 29–Tuesday,
March 2, 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $5 with UNC One Card

Clubs & Organizations

Dive In
Dive In: Chapel Hill offers a safe, comfortable environment where children from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community can learn how to swim and Spanish-speaking parents receive access to free English tutoring. In doing so, Dive In: Chapel Hill hopes to not only teach basic lifelong swimming skills to the children it serves, but also empower their families and foster a sense of community.

Location: Bowman Gray Pool
Date/Time: Sunday, March 1, 1:00 p.m.
Scholar: Francie Sentilles
(901) 569-0302

Edible Campus Workshop
Edible Campus UNC is a program of the North Carolina Botanical Garden that creates working landscapes across UNC-Chapel Hill to facilitate campus community engagement in topics of food and agriculture sustainability. Learn about environmental efforts on campus and relieve stress in the garden.

Location: Gardens behind Davis Library
Date/Time: Monday, March 2, 3:00 p.m.
Scholar: Michael Dorgan
(704) 912-7169

Journey into Asia
Every year the Asian-American Students Association (AASA) hosts the Journey into Asia (JIA), the largest cultural showcase on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus that represents the diversity and culture of the Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. JIA provides a platform and outlet for AAPI students to express their identities through diverse cultural performances.

Location: Memorial Hall
Date/Time: Saturday, February 29, 6:30 p.m.
Scholar: Varun Jain
(919) 448-4511

Kamikazi Hip Hop Dance Crew
Kamikazi was started in 1996 by Chi Dang as the first co-ed hip-hop dance team at UNC-Chapel Hill. The team’s name is derived from the Japanese word “kamikaze,” meaning “divine wind.” Kamikazi is a co-ed crew that is competitive but also love to have fun and call themselves a family. Come to our practice to see for yourself!

Location: Underground in the Union
Date/Time: Monday, March 2, 8:00 p.m.
Scholar: Sophie Swift

UNC Marathon Team
The UNC Marathon Team is a welcoming community of runners from all backgrounds and experience levels which anyone can join and train with on campus. The Marathon Team goes on practice runs at 5:00 p.m. If interested feel free to join!

Location: Fetzer Gym
Date/Time: Monday, March 2, 5:00 p.m.
Scholar: Kate Carroll
(704) 910-7037

Visit the UNC Makerspace
The makerspace is part of the University Libraries’ Research Hub and the BeAM (Be a Maker@Carolina) network. Its purpose is to enable UNC students, staff, and faculty to explore emerging technologies and foster a creative community of makers and making. For hours and locations, please visit library.unc.edu/makerspace/hours-location.


Group Fitness Classes
Yoga, Cycling, Barre, Pop Pilates, H.I.I.T., Barbell Pump, and more! Visit the campus recreation site to find dates and times of classes you may be interested in taking.

Location: Student Recreation Center and Rams Head Recreation Center
Admission: Free with your UNC One Card

Yoga/Tai Chi in the Galleries
Take a break from the day and explore the world of Yoga and Tai Chi in the beautiful setting of the Ackland! Mats are provided; wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to stretch.

Location: Ackland Art Museum
Date/Times: Monday March 2
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Yoga
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Tai Chi
Admission: $5 per class


For more information about these athletic events: www.goheels.com

Women’s Softball vs. Pitt
Location: Anderson Stadium
Date/Time: Saturday, February 29, 1:00 p.m.
Admission: Free with your UNC One Card
(Enter at Student Gate)

Swim UNC Invitational
Location: Koury Natatorium
Date/Time: Sunday, March 1, All Day
Admission: Free with your UNC One Card

Women’s Tennis vs. Virginia Tech
Location: Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center
Date/Time: Sunday, March 1, 11:00 a.m.
Admission: Free with your UNC One Card

Men’s Tennis vs. Virginia Tech
Location: Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center
Date/Time: Sunday, March 1, 11:00 a.m.
Admission: Free with your UNC One Card

Women’s Basketball vs. Duke
Location: Carmichael Arena
Date/Time: Sunday, March 1, 2:00 p.m.
Admission: Free with your UNC One Card


Annual Spectrum Concert
Get a taste of the many flavors of UNC Music with performances by many of the department ensembles and presentations by department scholars. Don’t miss this delightful evening celebrating the variety that is UNC Music.

Location: Moeser Auditorium
Date/Time: Saturday, February 29, 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $10

Prose, Poetry, and Music from across the Centuries.
Renowned German actor and writer Hanns Zischler with Stefan Litwin, piano.

Location: Moeser Auditorium
Date: Sunday, March 1, 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $15

CUAB (Carolina Union Activities Board) Free Movie: Bombshell
The Union shows free movies every weekend. Bombshell is a film about the toxic male culture of Fox News and the women who took it on.

Location: Carolina Union Auditorium
Dates/Times: Saturday, February 29
7:00–9:00 p.m.
Admission: Free with your UNC One Card

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
The Planetarium has public shows from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 1.
Please visit their website to find out what’s showing: moreheadplanetarium.org.

Location: Morehead Planetarium
Dates/Times: Saturday, February 29, and
Sunday, March 1
Admission: $6.25

Movies at the Varsity
The Varsity Theatre has been a Chapel Hill and Franklin Street landmark for over 50 years. It now shows first-run movies at a discount.

Location: The Varsity Theatre
Dates/Times: For movies and times, please visit the Varsity’s website
Admission: $7.00