SWEET CAROLINA CONCERT SERIES: University Place’s Sweet Carolina Concert Series is 6-9 p.m. Thursdays through July 30 in the parking lot by the intersection of Estes Drive and Willow Drive.
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.
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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.
TRIANGLE VISUAL ARTISTS: The Triangle Visual Artists, formerly the Chapel Hill Art Gallery, will have a pop-up booth from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, July 31, during the Last Fridays Art Walk along South Churton Street in Hillsborough. trianglevisualartists.com
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.
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.
CONCERTS FOR A CAUSE: A concert to benefit SEEDS of Durham will be from 5-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at The Plant, 220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, free for ages 12 and younger. Use the code “garden” for a $5 discount. bit.ly/1CURfOC.
MUSIC IN THE MEADOW: Great Meadow Park in Briar Chapel hosts a series of free concerts from 5-8 p.m., ending on the second Saturday, Aug. 9, at 16 Windy Knoll Circle, Chapel Hill. Signs will give directions to the park. Admission is free; organizers request donations of canned food for CORA Food Pantry.
ALOFT CHAPEL HILL: 1001 S. Hamilton Road. Tuesdays: Bibis Ellison and Dante. W xyz bar. 8-10 p.m. 919-932-7772.
CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. July 31: The Appleseed Cast. Aug. 11: Brick & Mortar. Aug. 29: The Good Life, Big Harp. Sept. 4: Big Fat Gap, The Holland Brothers. Sept. 10: Watkins Family Hour. Sept. 22: Pokey Lafarge. 919-967-9053, catscradle.com.
LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. July 23: Great Caesar. July 29: Concord America. 919-942-5506, local506.com.
OPEN EYE CAFE: 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. July 31: Cancellieri. Aug. 22: Anne E DeChant. 919-968-9410, openeyecafe.com.
SECOND WIND: 118 E. Main St., Carrboro. Wednesdays: Bluegrass Night. Thursdays: Twofer. Tuesdays: Big Fat Gap. Every third Friday: Skinny Bag of Sugar.
HILLSBOROUGH ARTISTS COOPERATIVE: Skylight Gallery, 102 W. King St. July 31: Hunter Levinsohn, “Too Many Lives.” 6-9 p.m.
HORACE WILLIAMS HOUSE: 610 E. Rosemary St. Aug. 2: John Rosenthal, “AFTER: The Silence of the Lower Ninth Ward.” 2-4 p.m. 919-942-7818, preservationchapelhill.org.
THEATER, COMEDY, DANCE AND FILM
FOREST THEATRE: UNC-Chapel Hill campus. July 30-Aug. 1: “Macbeth.” baretheatre.org.
FOREST THEATERE: North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill. July 30-Aug. 1: “Macbeth.” baretheatre.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.” April 27-May 1: “The Real Americans.” 919-962-PLAY, playmakersrep.org.