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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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. The Adrian Duke Band plays on Aug. 28. lastfridaysartwalk.org.
LIVE & LOCAL: Chapel Hill’s Live & Local concert and arts series begins Friday, Aug. 28, with Cirque du Plaza. Events are 6-9 p.m. Fridays, through Nov. 6, at The Plaza at 140 W. Franklin St.
BYNUM BOLLYWOOD BINGO: A Bollywood-themed fundraising game for Bynum Front Porch educational grants and the Chatham County Literacy Council is 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at 950 Bynum Road. Admission is $10 for 10 games.
‘NATIVE FLOWERS’: A photography exhibit by John Pringle, “Native Flowers: Gifts of Pollinators,” will be on display from Tuesday, Sept. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 1, in the DeBerry Gallery of the North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill.
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. 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.
SECOND WIND: 118 E. Main St., Carrboro. Wednesdays: Bluegrass Night. Thursdays: Twofer. Tuesdays: Big Fat Gap. Every third Friday: Skinny Bag of Sugar.
SOUTHERN RAIL: 201-C E. Main St., Carrboro. Aug. 26: Mickelson. 919-967-1967, thestationcarrboro.com.
HILLSBOROUGH ARTISTS COOPERATIVE: Skylight Gallery, 102 W. King St. Aug. 28: “Beyond the Selfie: Artists and Their Self Portraits.” 6-9 p.m.
JIMGIN FARM: 150 Wild Horse Run, Pittsboro. Aug. 29: “Come Out and Play” opening party at noon. Receptions will also be at 3 p.m. Sept. 5, 12, and 19. carrboro.com/comeoutandplay.
THEATER, COMEDY, DANCE AND FILM
FOREST THEATERE: North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill. Through 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.
Outdoor sculpture show
For the 14th year in a row, sculptors will display their creations at the “Come Out and Play” sculpture show at JimGin farm just outside Carrboro. Many of the works will be for sale. Artists keep 100 percent of the proceeds.
The opening party will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29, noon until dark. There are also picnic receptions on Saturday, Sept. 5, 12, and 19 beginning at 3 p.m. and going until dark. There is no admission, and all are welcome, including dogs if they are on leashes. On opening day, there is a free shuttle running from Storybook Farm, 231 Storybook Lane, Chapel Hill.
Sculptures of many media and form, created by over 80 artists, will dot the landscape of this 17-acre horse farm at 150 Wild Horse Run, Pittsboro.
This show began in 2002 as part of a group of shows put on by Hunter Levinsohn, Jackie Helvey, Anke Gassen, Hollie Taylor and Debbie Meyer to honor those directly affected by the events of 9/11. Attendees, who loved seeing sculpture in an outdoor setting, and artists, who often don’t have a place to display larger sculptures, asked for it to continue. Over 1,700 people attended last year’s show during its five-week run.
For more information go to www.comeoutandplay.info.