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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: The second annual Bluegrass Festival at Historic Moorefields will be 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at 2201 Moorefields Road, Hillsborough. Lawn seating tickets are $22 in advance and $27 the day of the festival (free for kids younger than 12). moorefields.org.
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. Aug. 6: Nora Jane Struthers, New Reveille. Aug. 7: Heems, Spank Rock, Sister Hazel, Christian Lopez Band. Aug. 8: Body Games, Birds of Avalon, Sunless. Aug. 9: Beach Slang, Late Bloomer, Totally Slow. Aug. 10: You Blew It!, Sorority Noise, Microwave. Aug. 11: Brick & Mortar, Business People. Aug. 12: Basement, Adventures, LVL UP, Palehound. Aug. 13: Neurosis, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, SUMAC. Aug. 14: Michael Rank and Stag, Heather McEntire. 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.
OPEN EYE CAFE: 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. 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.
FRANK GALLERY: 109 E. Franklin St. Aug. 14: “Natural Alliances,” “Renaissance.” 6-9 p.m. 919-636-4135, frankisart.com.
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
ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. Aug. 6-9: “Much Ado About Nothing.” 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.
FOREST THEATERE: North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill. Aug. 7-Sept. 7: “A Drop in the Bucket: The Big Dreams of Tiny Things.” paperhand.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.