UNC SYMPHONY: The UNC-Chapel Symphony Orchestra presents a Scholarship Benefit Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Memorial Hall, 114 E. Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill. The concert will feature soloist Michael Rowlett. Tickets range from $5-$10 and can be purchased at the door. For more information, go to unc.live/2dH7abE.
Other upcoming concerts: UNC Jazz Combos, 4 p.m. Oct. 14; UNC Jazz Band Scholarship Benefit Concert, 8 p.m. Oct. 15; Alberto Ginastera Centennial Celebration, 3 p.m. Oct. 16; UNC Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band Scholarship Benefit Concert, 7:30 Oct. 17. For more information, go to music.unc.edu/events.
MAGIC IN THE GARDEN: Discovering Magic in the Garden is 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill. The event will feature a scavenger hunt, fairy- and gnome-home building, bird games and crafts and more. Cost: $10 per child; free for accompanying adults. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/2cYId7F.
FAITH & THE ARTS: Singer-songwriter Mary Rocap performs at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, as part of the Faith & the Arts series at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary’s Road, Hillsborough. Tickets are $10. Tickets will be available at the door, or call 919-732-9308 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GARDEN GALA: The 50th anniversary black-tie gala for the North Carolina Botanical Garden is 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Rizzo Conference Center, 150 Dubose Home Lane, Chapel Hill. Tickets: $250 per person; call Victoria Castor at 919-962-2231. unc.live/2dCBIbL
‘SCARY SHOW’: Transactors Improv presents “The Scary Show,” an annual improvised tribute to horror, suspense and the weird, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. Tickets range from $10-$15. For more information and tickets, call 919-929-2787 or go to artscenterlive.org.
PUBLIC ART: Orange County Animal Services and the Orange County Arts Commission are partnering to raise funds for new public art at the Animal Services Center. Donations accepted through the end of the year at bit.ly/2b1wJor.
FILM FEST: The Latin American Film Festival continues through Nov. 1 with screenings in Chapel Hill and Durham. All films are free and open to the public. The theme of this year’s festival is “Abya Yala Connections,” with a focus on films from Peru and Colombia. For a list of films, times, dates and locations, go to bit.ly/2bjtRR4.
GARDEN SCULPTURE: The North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, hosts its 28th annual “Sculpture in the Garden” outdoor exhibit of works by North Carolina artists through Dec. 11. Thirty sculptures are featured. Free. ncbg.unc.edu
ACKLAND ART MUSEUM: 101 S. Columbia St. Through Jan. 8: “Extended Remix: Contemporary Artists Meet the Japanese Print.” ackland.org.
CHAPEL HILL TOWN HALL: 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Through Nov. 11: “Reflection: Works by Christine S. Berndt.”
THEATER, COMEDY, DANCE AND FILM
PLAYMAKERS: Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill. Oct. 19-Nov. 6: “The Crucible.” Nov. 23-Dec. 11: “The May Queen.” Jan. 11-15, 2017: “De Profundis.” Jan. 25-Feb. 12, 2017: “Intimate Apparel.” April 5-29, 2017: “My Fair Lady.” April 26-30, 2017: “Mr. Joy.” 919-962-7529, playmakersrep.org, unc.live/1Xu022h.
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