Itty bitty lives
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day, Aug. 7-Sept. 7; Forest Theatre, 123 S. Boundary St., Chapel Hill; $8-$15 (free for ages 2 & under); paperhand.org
Paperhand Puppet Intervention opens its run of “A Drop in the Bucket: The Big Dreams of Tiny Things.” They’ll use puppets, masks, stilts and more to illustrate the lives of the itty bitty. (Note: Show moves to N.C. Museum of Art Sept. 11-13.)
Tunes at Brightleaf
7 p.m. Friday; Brightleaf Squae, 905 W. Main St., Durham; free; historicbrightleaf.com
Enjoy some acoustic roots music from Chapel Hill-based Craicdown at Brightleaf’s weekly summer concert series. Bring a chair, but no outside food or drinks.
Get the dirt on dirt
1-4 p.m. Saturday; N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh; free; ncmuseumofhistory.org
Learn about N.C. soils (hey, it’s interesting!), visit the “Dig It!” exhibit and make a “dirt dessert” to take home.
For Kay Yow
6:30 Saturday; Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell St., Durham; $12.99; rexhealth.com/fieldofhope
The “Field of Hope” Durham Bulls game will raise money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund in support of the fight against women’s cancers. There’s a raffle and giveaways, plus the Rex Mobile Mammography Unit.
Lasso a lobster
4-9 p.m. Sunday; along Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh; downtownraleighfoodtruckrodeo.com
Check out the popular Cousins Maine Lobster truck and at least 50 others from across the state at this evening Food Truck Rodeo.