LUNCH BOX CONCERT SERIES: The Carrboro Century Center’s free Lunch Box Concert Series of performances from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays will continue through the last Thursday of February. carrbororec.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.
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SWEETHEART TRUNK SHOW: FRANK Gallery’s trunk show with Valentine’s Day gifts is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at 109 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill.
HIP MUSIC FESTIVAL: The Historically Informed Performance Music Festival starts Saturday, Feb. 6, and continues until Sunday, Feb. 28, in Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh. mallarmemusic.org.
PRESERVATION CHAPEL HILL EXHIBITION: Paintings by Janet Cooling will be on display from Feb. 7 through Feb. 28 at the Horace Williams House, 610 E. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill. A reception is 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7.
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.
‘ALMOST, MAINE’: Orange High School students’ play “Almost, Maine” will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at 500 Orange High School Road, Hillsborough. Tickets are $5.
‘SHIMMER: THE ART OF LIGHT’: Light projections and illuminated art instalations and programs will be on display from Carrboro’s ArtsCenter to Graham Street during February’s Second Friday art walk on Feb. 12. The art walk starts at 6 p.m. shimmerevent.com.
BALLET: Chapel Hill Dance Theater presents five original ballets at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at the Hanes Theater at Chapel Hill High School, 1709 High School Road.
Tickets cost $10 for adults and $6 for students. They are available at the door and at the Ballet School of Chapel Hill, 1603 E. Franklin St.
CHAPEL HILL PHILHARMONIA: The Chapel Hill Philharmonia will perform music by Ravel, Mozart and Wagner at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in the auditorium at Carrboro High School, 201 Rock Haven Road.
‘SACRED SOUND’: Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church will show the documentary at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at 210 St. Mary’s Road, Hillsborough.
‘SIDE ROADS’: “Side Roads: Folk Art from Mike’s Art Truck,” a 50-piece exhibition, will be on display at the Orange County Public Library through Feb. 26 at 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough.
‘FAR AND NEAR’: An exhibition of watercolor landscapes by Eng Pua will be on display at the Community Church of Chapel Hill through Feb. 28, at 106 Purefoy Road.
‘SIMPLE WAYS’: “Simple Ways: Folk Art by Leonard Jones” will be on display at the Alexander Dickson House, 150 E. King St., Hillsborough, until Thursday, March 17.
POET LAUREATE: Applications and nominations for Poet Laureate of Carrboro will be accepted until Saturday, April 30. Submit a cover letter, 250- to 350-word statement on the role of poetry in Carrboro, three to five poems (up to five pages) and information on any poetry that has been published. RTrost@townofcarrboro.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. Feb. 7: The Pines. Feb. 18: Dressy Bessy. Feb. 19: The Pinkerton Raid. Feb. 26: Tift Merritt. Feb. 26, back room: Griffin House. April 5: Sean Watkins. April 14: Run River North. 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.
FRANK GALLERY: 109 E. Franklin St. Feb. 12: Harriet Bellows, Mark Elliott, Bill McAllister, “Morphology and the Biomorphic Impulse.” 6-9 p.m. 919-636-4135, frankisart.com.
THEATER, COMEDY, DANCE AND FILM
ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. Feb. 6: Transactors Improv, “The Love Show.” 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.
PLAYMAKERS: Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill. Through Feb. 7: “Three Sisters.” Feb. 24-March 13: “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: “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a Musical Thriller.” April 27-May 1: “The Real Americans.” 919-962-PLAY, playmakersrep.org.