Celtic violinist Jamie Laval will play traditional music from Scotland and Ireland as part of the PineCone “Music in the Carolinas” series. Bonus trivia: More Scots settled in North Carolina during the Colonial period than in any other state.
3 p.m. Sunday; N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh; ncmuseumofhistory.org
Carrboro’s ArtsCenter opens its annual student show this weekend, featuring paintings, pottery and pictures. Opening reception is 6 p.m. Friday.
300-G E. Main St., Carrboro; artscenterlive.org
Entire film franchises have been based on the dangerous street racing technique known as drifting. Saturday, kids can try it at the Car Drift Racing Event at Northgate Mall – using remote control model cars, fortunately.
Noon- 4 p.m. Saturday; 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham; northgatemall.com
The Carolina Theatre’s discussion series features live broadcasts, via satellite, from New York’s famed 92Y on Tuesday, as comics Judy Gold and Joy Behar trade stories.
7:30 p.m. $12; 308 W. Morgan St., Durham; carolinatheatre.org
The Carolina Collector Auto Fest brings classic cars, trucks and motorcycles to the State Fairground, along with swap meets and an Elvis tribute concert.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; $10; 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raleigh; carolinacollectorautofest.com