BALLET: The Tchaikovsky Virtuosi Fundraiser, “A Nutcracker Suite Evening,” is 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Chapel Hill Country Club, 103 Lancaster Drive. The event features the Triangle Youth Ballet and the Tchaikovsky Virtuosi String Quartet. Cost: $35-$65. bit.ly/2fJUJL5
RECEPTION: A reception is 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Hillsborough Visitors Center, 150 E. King St., for an exhibit on the history of education in Orange County during the nineteenth century. The display focuses largely on the work of Samuel Hughes and the Hughes Academy. Open to the public. Tours of the Hughes Academy will be available. For more information: 919-732-7741, bit.ly/2ePFSzb.
NO WINTER FOG: The Town of Chapel Hill is scheduled to turn off the fog mist of the “Exhale” sculpture Monday, Nov. 21, for a winter break. The sculpture’s computer-programmed lights will remain. The town wants to ensure that no water freezes at the sculpture’s location on The Plaza at 140 W. Franklin St. The break also will help preserve pipes and mechanisms. The fog mist is scheduled to be reactivated in early April, depending on the weather. bit.ly/2ePFDnZ
LAST FRIDAYS: Hillsborough’s monthly Last Fridays celebration will feature an art walk, arts and crafts, children’s activities and more from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, throughout downtown. Rain or shine. For more information: 919-643-2500, 919-732-7741, bit.ly/1nhQmWO.
ART OF GIVING: The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, 121 N. Churton St., showcases art for the holiday season by its member artists through Saturday, Dec. 31. A reception is 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25. 919-732-5001, hillsboroughgallery.com
AFTER ORLANDO: PlayMakers Repertory Co. partners with theater companies Little Green Pig, Black Ops and the Kenan Theater Co. to present “After Orlando” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, in Kenan Theater at the Center for Dramatic Arts, UNC-Chapel Hill. The production is a series of short plays in response to the shooting earlier this year at Pulse Nightclub in Florida. playmakersrep.org
ELF FAIR: The 10th annual Elf Fair is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Carrboro ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St. more than 40 local vendors will be on site. The event also will feature children’s activities, music, food, films and more. Free admission. For more information and a list of vendors, go to bit.ly/2fgQG81.
‘MESSIAH’: The 51st annual Open Sing of Handel’s “Messiah” is 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Parish Activity Center at Newman Catholic Student Center, 214 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill. Free and open to the public. Participants are asked to bring their own score. For more information, call 919-942-2152.
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
VILLAGE DEDICATION: The dedication ceremony for a new Occaneechi replica village is noon Saturday, Dec. 17, at River Park in downtown Hillsborough. The event will include a Tutelo prayer, ceremonial smudging, installation of palisade posts and remarks from representatives of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation. The village is scheduled to be completed in 2017. obsn.org
ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. Nov. 16: Triangle Jazz Orchestra Night. Nov. 18: Charlie Parr, Phil Cook & the Stumpjumpers. Nov. 21: Bluegrass Jam. Dec. 2: Alejandro Escovedo, Brett Harris. Dec. 3: A Classic Country Christmas. Dec. 6: PopUp Chorus. artscenterlive.org
ACKLAND ART MUSEUM: 101 S. Columbia St. Through Jan. 8: “Extended Remix: Contemporary Artists Meet the Japanese Print.” ackland.org.
FRANK GALLERY: 109 E. Franklin St. Through Dec. 4: “View from the Edge” by Carroll Lassiter. 919-636-4135, frankisart.com
THEATER, COMEDY, DANCE AND FILM
PLAYMAKERS: Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill. 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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