BOOK DISCUSSION: Mary Sturgeon will share from her book, “Ancient Mediterranean Art in the Ackland Art Museum,” at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Bull’s Head Bookshop in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Student Stores, 207 South Road, Chapel Hill.
MEET THE ARTIST: The Ackland Art Museum hosts Annette Lemieux at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Hanes Art Center Auditorium at UNC-Chapel Hill.
ARTISTS’ SALON: The Orange County Arts Commission will host a forum for all kinds of artists from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in the West End Theatre of The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. November’s subject is “Navigating Social Media.” RSVP: 919-968-2011, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
CARRBORO FILM FESTIVAL: The festival is Saturday, Nov. 21, and Sunday, Nov. 22, at The ArtsCenter. Film submissions will be accepted through Wednesday, Sept. 30. Tickets go on sale Thursday, Oct. 15. carrborofilmfestival.com.
BENEFIT FOR OPEN HEMISPHERES: Cat’s Cradle will hold a fundraising concert for Open Hemispheres at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. catscradle.com.
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.
‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’: “A Christmas Carol: The Dinner Show” will be Friday, Dec. 11, at Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill. events.evnc.org.
‘SCULPTURE IN THE GARDEN’: The 27th “Sculpture in the Garden” exhibition at the North Carolina Botanical Garden is open through Friday, Dec. 11. ncbg.unc.edu.
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. Nov. 18: David Wax Museum, Anthony D’Amato. Nov. 19: Echo Courts, Flash Car, Midnight Plus One. Nov. 20: Lizz Winstead, Turquoise Jeep, Juan Huevos, Kosha Dillz. Nov. 21: Driftwood, Honey Magpie, The Bluegrass Ball. Nov. 22: GIVERS, Doe Paoro. Nov. 23: Jared & The Mill, Air Traffic Controller. Nov. 25: Mary Johnson Rockers and The Spark, Pat Reedy. Nov. 27: Glen Hansard, Richard Thompson, The Sword, Royal Thunder. Nov. 28: Colossus, Demon Eye. Nov. 30: All Them Witches, New Madrid. Dec. 2: Run River North. Dec. 5: Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear. Dec. 6: The Academy Is..., Party Baby. 919-967-9053, catscradle.com.
KEHILLAH SYNAGOGUE: 1200 Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill. Nov. 20-22: Simone & Martin Lipman Scholar in Residence Weekend with Rabbi Daniel S. Brenner. Nov. 20: “Slow Cooked Soul Music of the Jewish Variety.” Nov. 21: “The Battle Within: What a Story of Twins Tells Us About the Human Psyche.” Nov. 22: “A Neapolitan Ice Cream Cone of Jewish Stories.” kehillahsynagogue.org.
LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. Nov. 18: Beat Connection, Phantoms, Hotline. Nov. 20: Patois Counselors, Human Pippi Armstrong, Natural Causes, Drag Sounds. Nov. 21: The Collection, Quiet Company, Roar the Engines. Nov. 27: Urban Soil, Dark Water Rising. Nov. 28: Must Be the Holy Ghost, Slowriter. Nov. 29: Ivadell. 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. Dec. 4: Transactors Improv, Onda Brazilian Jazz, “Holiday in Rio.” 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.
PLAYMAKERS: Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill. 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.