LANTERN WALK: A lantern-making workshop for the Solstice Celebration Lantern Walk is 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Orange County Main Public Library. The free lantern walk is 5:30-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, on the Riverwalk in Hillsborough. Participants must bring a handmade, white lanern with an LED light. No flames allowed. To register for the walk, go to bit.ly/2fcqQno.
2ND FRIDAY ART WALK: The monthly art walk is 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at various locations in Carrboro and Chapel Hill. Venues feature live music, food, activities, hands-on art demonstrations and more. For more information and a list of this month’s featured events, go to 2ndfridayartwalk.com.
HOLIDAY TREE: The Carrboro Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony and children’s chorus concert is 6-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W. Main St. bit.ly/2fDUJOi
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HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR: Preservation Chapel Hill holds its annual Holiday House Tour from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9. Private homes in the East Franklin-Rosemary Historic District will be featured this year. Following the tour, a dessert party will be held at the Horace Williams House, 610 E. Rosemary St. Tickets: $75. 919-942-7818, preservationchapelhill.org
HOLIDAY PARADE: The annual Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec.10, on East Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. The parade will begin in front of Morehead Planetarium and will end at Carrboro Town Hall. bit.ly/2g3fK1J
HISTORIC HILLSBOROUGH: Tour the historic district on a miniature train during the Historic Hillsborough Neighborhood Tour from 1-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. The event begins at Town Hall Campus, 101 E. Orange St. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 Dec. 10. bit.ly/2g6bGiH
‘GOOD OL’ GIRLS’: Legendary Nashville singer/songwriters Matraca Berg and Marshall Chapman join Hillsborough novelists Lee Smith and Jill McCorkle for a special holiday performance. “Naughty AND Nice: The Good Ol’ Girls are Back” will be presented at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Leland Little Auctions, 620 Cornerstone Court, Hillsborough. The event is a fundraiser for the Burwell School Historic Site. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets: $75. bit.ly/2fDJHbH
PLAYMAKERS: PlayMakers Repertory Co. presents the comedy “The May Queen” through Sunday, Dec. 11, in the Paul Green Theatre at the Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill. Tickets: $10-$55. For more information and tickets: 919-962-7529, playmakersrep.org.
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
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
HILLSBOROUGH VISITORS CENTER: 150 E. King St. Through Jan. 26: “Jake and Charlie,” an exhibit of Southern folk art by self-taught artists Charlie Lucas and the late Jake McCord. 919-732-7741, visithillsboroughnc.com, mikesarttruck.com
THEATER, COMEDY, DANCE AND FILM
PLAYMAKERS: Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill. Through 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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