Thomas Taylor, guest artist Carl Allen and some of the Jazz Percussion Alumni Performers will present a jazz concert and fundraiser in the B.N. Duke Auditorium on the campus of Durham’s North Carolina Central University on Sunday. This “Give the Drummer Some” benefit will honor NCCU alum Grady Tate. There’s a jazz workshop at 2 p.m. and a silent auction at 5 p.m. The 6 p.m. concert is free. For more information visit: nccu.edu/calendar.
Orquesta Gardel with DJ Keith Ward play Friday at Motorco Music Hall in Durham. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are$12-$15. Info: motorcomusic.com.
Also Friday, All Nite Public Radio performs at Beyu Caffe in Durham. Shows are at 8 and 10 p.m. and tickets are $8 per show. Info: beyucaffe.com/events/anpr.
On Saturday, Zoocru and The Hot at Nights, with DJ Khrysis, perform at The Pour House Music Hall in Raleigh. Showtime is 9 p.m. and tickets are $10-$12. Info: thepourhousemusichall.com.
Saturday in Durham, catch Carolyn Malachi at the Beyu. There are 8 and 10 p.m. shows and tickets are $15 for each. Info: beyucaffe.com.