Hosted by 1950s teen idol Fabian, this “Original Stars From American Bandstand” show has the Chiffons, Shirley Alston Reeves (the original lead singer of the Shirelles) and others reliving the music that defined a generation.
7:30 p.m. Friday; Memorial Auditorium, 2 E. South St., Raleigh; $27-$52; dukeenergycenterraleigh.com
Not a conference for zombies but a gathering to explore “The Haitian and American Realities Behind the Myth” of zombies. Sponsored by Duke, there are lectures, dance classes, ceremonies and performances. Most events are free, but you must preregister.
Friday-Saturday; various venues on Duke University campus; caaar.duke.edu
Tell me a story
Fun for all ages, Durham’s second annual Storytelling Festival features talented storytellers, workshops, refreshments, crafts, a “tattoo parlor” and other fun stuff.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Durham; free; dcostorytellingfest.org
Cary’s Arbor Day
There will be tree-themed crafts for kids, a downtown tree scavenger hunt, tips from local environmental groups and local food vendors. Cary’s certified arborist will also demonstrate tree-planting techniques.
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; Ivey-Ellington House, 135 W. Chatham St., Cary; free; townofcary.org
The fourth annual Children’s Festival will have food, musical and dance entertainment, face-painting and other activities for kids. Any proceeds will benefit the Durham Arts Council.
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; Northgate Mall Center Court, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham; free; durhamculture.com