BACK PORCH MUSIC ON THE LAWN: The last Back Porch Music on the Lawn free concert will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, on the quad in the American Tobacco Historic District. americantobaccohistoricdistrict.com.
BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: Moorefields will host a Bluegrass Festival from 2-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at 2201 Moorefields Road, Hillsborough. Tickets cost $20 for teenagers and adults, free for children younger than 12. moorefields.org.
EMERGING ARTIST SERIES: The ArtsCenter is looking for entries for a new exhibition series. Exhibitions will feature a new artist each month. Applications will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 12. artscenterlive.org.
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RUBBISH 2 RUNWAY II: FRANK Gallery will host the Rubbish 2 Runway II fashion show, with dreses made from recycled materials, at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at 109 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. The gallery will also host a party before the show from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15. frankisart.com/r2r.
SOUTHERN VILLAGE MUSIC AND MOVIES: Southern Village will host musical performances at 6 p.m. Sundays through the end of September at 600 Market St. Movies will be screened for $4 at dusk Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, Sept. 13. There will be music before movies at 6 p.m. Fridays in June. southernvillage.com.
“LITTLE WORLD”: “Little World,” an exhibit of animated, miniature displays, will be at the Main Library through Saturday, Sept. 20, at 300 N. Roxboro St.
FESTIFALL: The 42nd annual Festifall Arts Festival will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in downtown Chapel Hill. townofchapelhill.org/festifall.
ALOFT CHAPEL HILL: 1001 S. Hamilton Road. Tuesdays: Bibis Ellison and Dante. W xyz bar. 8-10 p.m. 919-932-7772.
ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. Sept. 5: Jonathan Edwards. Sept. 12: Steve Forbert, Bruce Piephoff. Sept. 18: Sarah McQuaid. Sept. 20: Mister G. Sept. 23: Swift Creek. 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.
CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. Sept. 3: “OMG Music Fest,” Jacob Whitesides, Reed Deming, Round 2 Crew, Alyssa Shouse, Grant Landis, Tyler Matl. Sept. 9: Parachute, Matt Wertz. Sept. 12: Holy Ghost Tent Revival. Sept. 13: Hiss Golden Messenger, Strand of Oaks, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, “Carrboro Elementary School Second Annual Back-to-School Rock Bash,” Southern Culture on the Skids, Dex Romweber Duo, The Swang Brothers, The Holland Bros., The Vagabond Union. Sept. 17: Delta Spirit, EDJ. Sept. 18: White Denim, Clear Plastic Masks. Sept. 19: Bahamas, Real Estate. Oct. 7: Afghan Whigs. Nov. 8: Rachael Yamagata. 919-967-9053, catscradle.com.
FEDEX GLOBAL EDUCATION CENTER: UNC campus. Sept. 12-13: “Ice Music.” global.unc.edu.
KENAN MUSIC BUILDING: UNC campus. Sept. 5-6: “The New Generation Project: Contemporizing the African American Art Song and Arranged Negro Spiritual.” music.unc.edu.
LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. Sept. 14: Lily & the Parlour Tricks. Oct. 6: Caleb Hawley. Oct. 24: K.Flay. 919-942-5506, local506.com.
SECOND WIND: 118 E. Main St., Carrboro. Wednesdays: Bluegrass Night. Thursdays: Twofer. Tuesdays: Big Fat Gap. Every third Friday: Skinny Bag of Sugar.
SWAIN HALL: 101 E. Cameron Ave. March 20-21: “Beat Making Lab: In Performance.”
CHAPEL HILL ART GALLERY: 1215 E. Franklin St. Sept. 12: Lindy Muse, “Mixing It Up.” 6-9 p.m. 919-636-4557, chapelhillartgallery.com.
HILLSBOROUGH GALLERY OF ARTS: 121 N. Churton St. Sept. 26: Lolette Guthrie, Mark Kinsella, Michele Yellin, “Discoveries.” 6-9 p.m. 919-732-5001, hillsboroughgallery.com.
HORACE WILLIAMS HOUSE: 610 E. Rosemary St. Sept. 7: John Beerman. 2-4 p.m. 919-942-7818, preservationchapelhill.org.
JOYFUL JEWEL: 44-A Hillsboro St., Pittsboro. Sept. 7: Shannon Bueker, “By the Sea.” 1-3 p.m. 919-883-2775, joyfuljewel.com.
N.C. BOTANICAL GARDEN: Off Old Mason Farm Road. Sept. 7: “Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps.” 2:30 p.m. ncbg.unc.edu.
WOMANCRAFT: 370 E. Main St., suite 170, Carrboro. Sept. 12: Nora Castillo, “An Exploration of Glass, Color and Light.” 6-9 p.m. 919-929-3300, womancraftgifts.com.
ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. Oct. 10-12, 16-19: “Into the Breach.” Dec. 5-7, 11-14: “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914.” May 15-17, 21-24: “Oh, What a Lovely War!” 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.
DEEP DISH THEATER COMPANY: University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive. Through Sept. 20: “A Kid Like Jake.” Oct. 31-Nov. 22: “The Landing.” Feb. 27-March 21: “Journeys End.” May 1-23: “The Liar.” 919-968-1515, deepdishtheater.org.
FEDEX GLOBAL EDUCATION CENTER: UNC campus. Nov. 7-8: “King of the Yees.” global.unc.edu.
FOREST THEATERE: Country Club Road, UNC campus. Through Sept. 7: Paperhand Puppet Intervention, “The Painted Bird.” ncartmuseum.org.
PRC2 : Center for Dramatic Art, UNC campus. Through Sept. 7: “Rodney King.” 919-962-PLAY, playmakersrep.org.
SWAIN HALL: 101 E. Cameron Ave. Oct. 9-10: “Over the Top.” Feb. 13-14: “Geomancy: Divination by Geography.”
TOP OF THE HILL BACK BAR: 100 E. Franklin St. Tuesdays: Back Bar Comedy, 9 p.m.