Weekend at a Glance: Songs, Screenings and Scavenger Hunts

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Celebrate Women’s History Month, watch a virtual performance and dig into the science behind your favorite beverage this weekend.

The Great Afikomen Hunt is happening this weekend
The Great Afikomen Hunt is back this year but with a stay-at-home twist.

Compiled by Nicole Moorefield

‘Frida: Viva La Vida’ – Great Art On Screen Documentary Series | Virtual Cinema – Thursday-Sunday, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm and 10pm – The Carolina Theatre screens a documentary about groundbreaking feminist artist Frida Kahlo. The film includes interviews with Hilda Trujillo Soto, the director of the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City, and Cristina Kahlo, Frida’s grandniece. It also showcases paintings and personal items belonging to Frida that are not otherwise available to the public. 

Richard Rothstein Lecture – Durham Eviction Diversion Program – Thursday, noon-1pm – Richard Rothstein discusses his book, “The Color of Law,” about racial segregation in the United States. Attendees will learn about how to support racial equality and justice in North Carolina. Richard is a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute and a fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Design Basics: Patio, Terrace and Deck Design – Thursday, 7-8:30pm – In this online presentation with Jan Little, director of education and public programs at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, learn to assess what you need in a paved/decked area and how to seamlessly move from house to garden. The discussion goes over the basics of size and material choices along with standard measurements for stairs, creating functional zones and using the geometry of your house to marry house and garden.

In Conversation: Natu Camara – Friday, noon-1pm – Duke Performances kicks off its annual Black Atlantic festival, which explores the music and culture of the African diaspora through the Americas, with the Guinean singer-songwriter as she speaks with Deonte Harris of Duke International Comparative Studies about her music and her activism for the education of girls and women in West Africa in this free online discussion co-sponsored by Duke Arts, the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University and Duke Africa Initiative.

The Streetery – Friday and Saturday, 5pm-9:30pm – Downtown Durham Inc. opens multiple streets in the center of downtown to pedestrian traffic, with festive lights, music and performers. The Streetery runs every Friday and Saturday through Dec. 19. “This is our way of welcoming folks to a safer, socially distanced, outdoor downtown experience,” Nicole J. Thompson, Downtown Durham Inc. president and CEO says.

Fermentation in Focus – Friday, 7-8:45pm – The Museum of Life and Science hosts an interactive webinar on the history and science behind fermentation as part of its Virtual AfterHours series. The event offers an optional AfterHours accessory kit complete with samples of beer, kombucha, coffee and more to augment the experience.

[email protected] 2021 – Saturday, noon-3pm – The Hayti Heritage Center and Souloworks celebrates “wimmin’s herstory month” with performances and workshops including dance troupes, songwriter sessions and krav maga instruction. This interdisciplinary event is meant to acknowledge how reliant the community is on female artists and educators of all generations.

The Complexx NC Pop-Up Shop ‘Women’s History Month’ – Saturday, 3-7pm – Continue the Women’s History Month celebration by shopping from 15 women-owned businesses at The Complexx NC’s pop-up shop at 1500 E. Club Blvd. 

Black Atlantic: Natu Camara Guinea/USA & Edmar Castañeda Colombia/USA – Saturday, 8pm – The afro-rock singer-songwriter from Guinea performs alongside Edmar Casañeda, a Latin jazz harpist from Columbia, in a film available to view for 72 hours through Duke Performances.

The Great Afikomen Hunt – Sunday, 2-4pm This scavenger hunt is back, but with a new stay-at-home twist. It’s a Passover-themed romp for “quaranTEAMS” of all ages, filled with riddles, challenges and activities. Teams must successfully complete a puzzle and post on Facebook where they found the afikomen (a half piece of matzah) in order to compete to win gift cards for up to $180 from Jewish for Good.

Organ Recital: J. S. Bach and His Legacy – Sunday, 4pm – Duke University Organist Dr. Robert Parkins presents a recital on Duke Chapel‘s Flentrop organ, featuring works of Johann Sebastian Bach and German Romantic composers who were influenced by him. The program will include works by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms and Reger. This live event is presented with enhanced health and safety precautions, in consultation with Duke’s Occupational and Environmental Safety Office, enabling the musicians to safely perform.

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