CARRBORO LOOKS FOR LOCAL ARTISTS: The town of Carrboro invites residents to submit their artwork for local exhibitions. ci.carrboro.nc.us/AdvBoards/Art/ArtistInfo.htm.
LIVE & LOCAL MUSIC & ART: The Live & Local Music & Art series will be from 6-9 p.m. Fridays through June 27 at The Plaza at 140 West Franklin in Chapel Hill. 140westfranklinplaza.com.
BYNUM FRONT PORCH: The Bynum Front Porch Friday Night Music Series begins with music by Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends from 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 2, at 950 Bynum Road, Bynum. Performances in the series will be from 7-9 p.m. Fridays. bynumfrontporch.org.
CLAYWORKS GUILD SPRING SALE: The ClayWorks Guild Spring Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. ncclayworks.org.
GRANTS: The Orange County Arts Commission will accept applications for grants for the spring until 5 p.m. Friday, May 23. artsorange.org.
FESTIFALL: Applications for artists for the 42nd annual Festifall Arts Festifall will be accepted with a $25 fee through Friday, May 30. Festifall will be Sunday, Oct. 5. 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. May 1: Cathie Ryan. May 2: April Verch Band. May 9: Rolling Roots Review. May 11: Tret Fure. June 6: Songs from the Circle 3. June 8: Jeannette and Johnny Williams, Louisa Branscomb. June 12: Beppe Gambetta, Jack Lawrence. June 15: Burning Bridget Cleary. June 19: Clarke Buehling. 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.
CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. May 1: Wake Owl, Mimicking Birds. May 8: The Gaslight Anthem. May 9: Sylvan Esso. May 11: Spirit Family Reunion, Clear Plastic Masks, Fly Golden Eagle. June 12: Cut Copy, Melanie Martinez. June 14: The English Beat. June 21: Bombadil. June 22: Say Anything. Aug. 1: Boris. 919-967-9053, catscradle.com.
HAW RIVER BALLROOM: 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw. May 7: Greensky Bluegrass. May 18: Deer Tick. June 2-3: Lucinda Williams. hawriverballroom.com.
JOYFUL JEWEL: 44-A Hillsboro St., Pittsboro. May 3: Joe Woodson, The Bean Trees. 919-883-2775, joyfuljewel.com.
LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. May 1: Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas. May 4: Low Cut Connie. May 15: Eagulls. 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. May 13, May 27, June 3: Jazzbeau.
UNIVERSITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 150 E. Franklin St. June 8: Cantari, “Vaughan Williams and Tavener: A Cosmic Cycle of Life and Death.” July 18: Voices, “American Songs, Poems & Spirituals.” voiceschapelhill.org/buy.
CAROLINA BREWERY: 120 Lowes Drive, suite 100, Pittsboro. May 4: Vangi Cathcart, Jane Eckenrode. 4-6 p.m. carolinabrewerypittsboro.com.
CHAPEL HILL ART GALLERY: 1215 E. Franklin St. May 9: Rose Wenkel, “My Many Facets of Art.” 6-9 p.m. 919-636-4557, chapelhillartgallery.com.
FERNSANDFANCY: 15 Woodside Trail, Chapel Hill. May 3-4: Trudy Thomson and Linda Prager. 1-6 p.m. fernsandfancy.com.
FRANK: 109 E. Franklin St. May 9: “GRAPHIC: Drawings and Prints.” 6-9 p.m. 919-636-4135, frankisart.com.
JOYFUL JEWEL: 44-A Hillsboro St., Pittsboro. May 2: Florence Johnson. 6-8 p.m. 919-883-2775, joyfuljewel.com.
THE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF CHAPEL HILL UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST: 106 Purefoy Road. May 4: Jan Dickey, “Watching the Planet.” 1-3 p.m. 919-942-2050, c3huu.org.
WOMANCRAFT: 370 E. Main St., suite 170, Carrboro. May 9: “Carolina Birds and Blooms.” 6-9 p.m. 919-929-3300, womancraftgifts.com.
ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. May 3: The Playwrights Roundtable, “Spring Shorts.” May 9-11, 15-18: “Gem of the Ocean.” May 31: Triangle Youth Ballet, “Circus Circus.” 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.
CARRBORO HIGH SCHOOL: 201 Rock Haven Road. May 1-3: “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure.” firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHAPEL HILL HIGH SCHOOL: 1709 High School Road. May 17: Triangle Youth Ballet, “Cinderella.” hanestheatre.org.
DEEP DISH THEATER COMPANY: University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive. May 9-31: “Life is a Dream.” 919-968-1515, deepdishtheater.org.
ST. MATTHEW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 210 St. Mary’s Road, Hillsborough. May 8: Joshua Lozoff. 919-732-7451, stmatthewshillsborough.org.
TOP OF THE HILL BACK BAR: 100 E. Franklin St. Tuesdays: Back Bar Comedy, 9 p.m.
ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. May 10: “Transactors Improv: For Families!” 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.