Weekend at a Glance: Full Frame, Farms and Family

Weekend at a Glance: Full Frame, Farms and Family

Enjoy springtime activities, raise awareness and celebrate Full Frame Documentary Film Festival's 20th year!

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival celebrates 20 years this weekend! Photo by Alex Boerner.

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival – Thursday through Sunday, times vary – Celebrate the documentary film festival’s 20th anniversary with a cinematic look back on 20 years of Full Frame, a retrospective featuring many of the notable films, filmmakers and special moments from over the years. In addition to VIP events, ticketed shows and outdoor screenings, 21c Museum Hotel will play host to free opening and closing parties, and Runaway has produced commemorative clothing available for purchase.

‘Something Rotten!’Thursday, 7:30pm; Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 2pm and 8pm; Sunday, 1pm and 6:30pm – A hilarious smash hit, this production playing through the weekend at DPAC tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical.

Art, Activism, Race and the Law – Thursday, 7pm –  Join local activists at Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University for a cross-disciplinary panel inspired by themes in “Nina Chanel Abney”the complex dynamics of race and the law, public policy, the justice system and art activism. Beginning with a cash bar at 5:30pm and informal chat with gallery guides at 6pm, the conversation will include thoughts from Jillian Johnson, Durham City Councilwoman and director of operations at Southern Vision Alliance; Sherrill Roland, artist, activist and creator of the Jumpsuit Project; Trina Jones, Duke law professor; and William A. Darity Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy at Duke.

Spring Farm Social – Saturday, 9am-3pm – Celebrate springtime with family-friendly farm tours, fresh produce and samples of local products at Funny Girl Farm, including pie from East Durham Pie Co., pops and gelato from Locopops, coloring with the Artstigators, and samples of local products like Piemonte Farm cheese, Carrboro Coffee Roasters coffee, Big Spoon Roasters nut butters and Eastern Carolina Organics tomatoes. Farm tours at 9:30am, 11am and 1pm including veggies, happy hens and friendly farm dogs.

Egg Hunts – Saturday, 10-11am at Campus Hills; 10am-noon at West Point – Bring the kids and enjoy an egg-citing Saturday afternoon at one of the two Easter Egg Hunts hosted by Durham Parks & Recreation. The events, held at Campus Hills Park and West point on the Eno, will include activities, face-painting, games and more.

Easter Egg Hunt + Market Saturday, 1pm-4pm  Spend the day with your family at Blue Whistler Farm learning about sustainably raised meats (take home some non-GMO rabbit, pasture-raised chicken, non-GMO pasture/woodlot raised pork, grass-fed lamb and grass-fed beef) while enjoying treats from Common Kin Bakery, dairy products from Prodigal Farm and an afternoon Easter egg hunt at 3pm! Hunt tickets are $3/child and will be available at entry.

Anne McCue – Saturday, 8pm – Known for her stellar guitar playing, wide range of music stylings and sultry vocals, the Nashville artist performs at The Blue Note Grill. She recently released her sixth studio album, “Blue Sky Thinkin’.”

Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien Saturday, 8pm – In a Duke Performances concert at Baldwin Auditorium, this duo, who has been declared, “today’s partnership of choice for violin and piano repertory” by The Guardian, performs a program of Bach, Brahms, John Cage and Schumann.

‘Black Panther’ Reading – Sunday, 3pm – Join librarian John Patrick Holt and museum guides Kathy World and Ruth Caccavale to discuss Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book about the politically charged story of Wakanda. Part of the conversation will take place in the exhibition “Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush.” The group will consider how Abney’s work relates to graphic storytelling.

To Syria, With Love – Sunday, 3pm – Raise awareness and learn how you can help change the lives of Syrian refugee families at Motorco Music Hall. Bands and artists from Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill have partnered with the local Americans for Refugees in Crisis (ARC) chapter for this day of music, love, and education.