FOLK ART: “Jake and Charlie,” an exhibit of Southern folk art by self-taught artists Charlie Lucas and the late Jake McCord, opens Wednesday, Nov. 23, at the Hillsborough Visitors Center, 150 E. King St. The exhibit runs through Thursday, Jan. 26. mikesarttruck.com
‘THE ART OF GIVING’: A reception is 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, for “The Art of Giving” at Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, 121 N. Churton St. The exhibit showcases art by the gallery’s member artists through Saturday, Dec. 31. 919-732-5001, hillsboroughgallery.com
PLAYMAKERS: PlayMakers Repertory Co. presents the comedy “The May Queen” Saturday, Nov. 26, to 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.
PlayMakers also is partnering 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. Free. The production is a series of short plays written and curated as a response to the shooting earlier this year at Pulse Nightclub in Florida. playmakersrep.org
TREE LIGHTING: The Chapel Hill Community Tree Lighting Ceremony is 6-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, in the Memorial Garden at University Baptist Church, 110 S. Columbia St. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for photos. Free. downtownchapelhill.com/holidays
ST. NICK COLLECTION: FRANK Gallery, 109 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, will collect art supplies beginning Thursday, Dec. 1, for the Oncology Expressive Arts Program at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital. A special celebration of the program is 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the gallery. For more information and a list of suggested art supply donations, go to frankisart.com.
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.
HOLIDAY PARADE: The “Light up the Night” Hometown Holiday Parade is 4:45-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in downtown Hillsborough. bit.ly/2fDOlX7
TREE LIGHTING: The Hillsborough holiday tree lighting ceremony is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, on the lawn of the Old Courthouse, 106 E. King St. Free. Donations for Tous for Tots will be accepted. bit.ly/2f8AWCF
‘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.
PARLOR CONCERT: The Hillsborough Arts Council’s Parlor Concert fundraiser is 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the home of Bill and Diff Whitmore in Hillsborough. Celebrated guitarist Will McFarlane and his wife, Janet, will perform. Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery and Gift Shop, the Eno Gallery or online at bit.ly/2fc8tyM.
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
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. 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
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
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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