FRIDAYS ON THE FRONT PORCH: Live music and food trucks will be at the Carolina Inn at 5 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 23 at 211 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill. carolinainnevents.com.
LIVE & LOCAL: Deep South Entertainment and the town of Chapel Hill host the Live & Local Music and Art Series from 6-9 p.m. Fridays through June 19 at 140 W. Franklin St.
FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC SERIES: Bynum Front Porch’s Friday Night Music Series concerts will be from 7-9 p.m. Fridays on the outdoor stage at the Bynum General Store, 950 Bynum Road. bynumfrontporch.org.
LAST FRIDAYS CONCERTS: The Last Fridays Art Walk includes concerts from 6-9 p.m. the last Friday of each month on the lawn of the old Orange County Courthouse.
GRANTS: Applications for Orange County Art Commission grants are open through Thursday, May 21. bit.ly/1ELzb3w.
FOLK ART SHOW: The Hillsborough Visitors Center will host an exhibition of folk art by Sam Ezell from May 22 through July 23 with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 29, at 150 E. King St.
GARDEN PARTY: The Historic Hillsborough Commission’s Annual Spring Garden Party & Auction will be from 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Burwell School Historic Site, 310 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. Tickets cost $35 in advance or $45 at the door at the Burwell School Historic Site.
FIRST SUNDAY TRIANGLE BLUES SOCIETY: The First Sunday Triangle Blues Society Open Jam will be from 7-10 p.m. the first Sunday of the month at The Blue Note Grill, 4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. triangleblues.com.
ALOFT CHAPEL HILL: 1001 S. Hamilton Road. Tuesdays: Bibis Ellison and Dante. W xyz bar. 8-10 p.m. 919-932-7772.
BYNUM GENERAL STORE: 950 Bynum Road. May 22: Rootzie. bynumfrontporch.org.
LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. May 20: (J)Rowdy and the NightShift, Defacto Thezpian, Tracy Lamont, Alex Aff. May 21: Kingsland Road, Six Stories Told, Gentleman Contender. 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.
THEATER, COMEDY, DANCE AND FILM
ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. May 21-24: “Oh, What a Lovely War!” 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.
DEEP DISH THEATER COMPANY: University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive. Through May 23: “The Liar.” 919-968-1515, deepdishtheater.org.
DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 123 Vivian St. June 2-7: “Newsies.” dpacnc.org.
PLAYMAKERS: Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill. Sept. 16-Oct. 4: “Disgraced.” Oct. 14-Nov. 1: “Seminar.” Nov. 18-Dec. 12: “Peter and the Starcatcher.” Jan. 20-Feb. 7, 2016: “Three Sisters.” Feb. 24-March 13, 2016: “We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915.” March 30-April 23, 2016: “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a Musical Thriller.” 919-962-PLAY, playmakersrep.org.
So you think you ‘Can Dance’
The Collage Dance Company, exploring African and African-American dance, music and tradition, presents its 30th annual spring concert “URITHI” (LEGACY) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 22, at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.
The concert introduces a piece from South Africa, “The Can Dance” choreographed by Kamu Mimy and a dance of strength choreographed by Babadunjo Olagunke, co-director of The Ezibu Muntu African Dance Company in Richmond, Virginia. The company will also share a signature piece entitled “Enchanted Forest,” a forest where the animals celebrate with dance. Former Collage dancers and drummers will also join in this year’s celebration which is dedicated to acknowledging the legacy of the company and its founder, Sadiyah Shakur Saleem.
Tickets are available at the theater box office and at the door: $22, adults; $15, children and senior citizens.