FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC SERIES: Bynum Front Porch’s Friday Night Music Series concerts are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays at 950 Bynum Road. bit.ly/1rqkVi6
10 by 10: The Playwrights Gala for the 10 by 10 in the Triangle Festival of New Short Plays is at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. The event includes a pre-show reception and post-show discussion with playwrights. Tickets are $18-$20. The festival continues through Sunday, July 24. The 15th annual international festival features 10 new10-minute plays, 10 actors and 10 directors. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets range from $14 to $18. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 919-929-2787, visit the center’s box office or go online to artscenterlive.org.
GET DANCING: Get ready for National Dance Day at the Orange County Main Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough. Learn this year's dance routine from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, July 18. Then return at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, for the library’s free National Dance Day celebration. For all ages. 919-245-2525, bit.ly/29ubV6z
SOUTHERN CULTURE: The Southern Culture Movie Series closes out this year’s program with a screening of the film “Looking for Ms. Locklear” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, in Room 116 in Murphey Hall, Lenoir Drive, UNC-Chapel Hill. Free. For more information, go to unc.live/1r5GAeh.
TEAGUE EXHIBIT: An exhibition of paintings by Raleigh visual artist Thomas Teague runs through Monday, July 25, at the Horace Williams House, 610 E. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill. The exhibit is hosted by Preservation Chapel Hill. 919-942-7818, preservationchapelhill.org
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: Chapel Hill’s summer movie series continues Thursday, July 28, with a screening at 8:30 p.m. of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at the Wallace Parking Deck, 150 E. Rosemary St. Bring lawn chairs. Other films in the free series are: “Men in Black,” Aug. 11, and “Space Jam,” Aug. 18. For more information, visit downtownchapelhill.com/movies.
SUMMER CARNIVAL: The Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer Carnival is from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at the Passmore Center, 103 Meadowlands Drive, Hillsborough. The event will feature the Paperhand Puppet Intervention, a Celebrity Dunking Booth, performances, activities and more. The carnival is a fundraiser for the Passmore and Seymour centers. For more information, call 919-275-2809 or email SummerCarnival2016@gmail.com. bit.ly/29Gy8iL
BASEBALL EXHIBIT: The exhibit “A Short History of Orange County Baseball” runs through Sunday, July 31, at the Orange County Historical Museum, 201 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. The exhibit includes photographs on loan from J. Chris Holaday, who has written books on Orange County baseball, and from former baseball players. Photos by renowned photographer Dorothea Lange, taken in 1939 for the Farm Security Administration, also will be featured. For more information, 919-732-2201 or bit.ly/295r1wJ.
MONDAY MOVIE NIGHT: The Chapel Hill Public Library screens the film “Easy A,” rated PG-13, at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, in the Teen Room of the library, 100 Library Drive. Free. Snacks provided.
RIVER PARK MOVIES: The Summer Movies at River Park series screens the film “Jurassic World” at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, on the lawn of River Park, South Churton Street, Hillsborough. The free outdoor series will screen family-friendly films the second Saturday of the month. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. More information: bit.ly/1PNxTg5, bit.ly/29b4Es4.
ACKLAND ART MUSEUM: 101 S. Columbia St. July 17: Music in the Galleries: The Bluegrass Battleship. Aug. 21: The Carrborators. ackland.org.
CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. July 13: Skout, Catie King, Katie Pruitt. July 15: The Struts, Dorothy. July 16: Hege V, Michael Kelsh. July 19: The Gotobeds, Arbor Labor Union, Look a Ghost. July 22: Jon Lindsay, Matt Phillips & Philharmonic, Young Mister. July 24: Digable Planets, Camp Lo. July 25: Marissa Nadler, Wrekmeister Harmonies, Muscle and Marros. July 26: Swans, Okkyung Lee, Fear of Men, Puro Instinct, Janxx. Aug. 6: Elvis Depressed, Teen Suicide, Nicole Dollanganger. Aug. 20: Gillian Welch. Aug. 25: Hard Working Americans, Vegabonds, Boy Named Banjo. Sept. 24: Glass Animals. Oct. 24: The Head and the Heart. 919-967-9053, catscradle.com.
LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. July 13: Stephen Babcock, Schuyler Grant, Curtis Stith. July 15: Capsize, More to Monroe. July 16: Sweet Spirit, Faults, The Second Wife. July 17: Mike Adams at His Honest Weight. July 18: Open mic. July 19: A. Sinclair, Booher. July 21: Heavens Die, Tourniquet, Without, Ill Effect. 919-942-5506, local506.com
PITTSBORO ROADHOUSE: 39 West St. July 16: Good Rocking Sam. July 17: Will Baker. July 19: Ton Galiani Jazz Trio. July 21: Erich&Lisa. July 22: Be the Moon. July 23: NC Revelers Orchestra. 919-542-2432, pittsbororoadhouse.com
THE STATION: 201 E. Main St., Carrboro. July 13: DJ KC Masterpeace. July 14: Dexter Romweber. July 15: Secret Show: Diali Cissokho, Kaira Ba. July 16: Jazz Saturday, Dance Hits with Luxe Posh. July 22: Soon A.D., Shallows. July 23: Tuba Skinny, Loose Caboose, dance party. 984-234-0014, stationcarrboro.com
ACKLAND ART MUSEUM: 101 S. Columbia St. Through Sept. 11: “All About America: Photographs by Burk Uzzle.” ackland.org.
HILLSBOROUGH GALLERY OF ARTS: 121 N. Churton St. Through July 24: “Grounded,” paintings by Pat Merriman and Ellie Reinhold and pottery by Evelyn Ward. July 25-Aug. 21: “Colorful Language” by Nell Chandler, Ali Givens and Michele Yellin. 919-732-5001, hillsboroughgallery.com
HILLSBOROUGH VISITORS CENTER: 150 E. King St. Through July 21: Exhibit of folk art paintings by Ernest Lee, aka the “Chicken Man.” 919-732-7741, visithillsboroughnc.com
OPEN EYE CAFE: 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. Through July 31: Marble “Scapes” by Trudy Thomson. 919-968-9410.
SKYLIGHT GALLERY: 102 W. King St., Hillsborough. “Memories in Black and White: the Photographs of Bennie Culp.” 919-929-6728.
WILSON LIBRARY: 200 South Road, UNC. Through Aug. 15: “Corruption of the Innocents: Controversies about Children’s Popular Literature” by UNC students. 919-548-1203, library.unc.edu
THEATER, COMEDY, DANCE AND FILM
ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. July 8-24: “10 By 10 in the Triangle.” Aug. 28: POMS. 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org
PLAYMAKERS: Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill. July 20-31: Summer Youth Conservatory: “Violet.” Aug. 24-28: “Draw the Circle.” Sept. 14-Oct. 2: “Detroit ‘67.” Oct. 19-Nov. 6: “The Crucible.” Nov. 23-Dec. 11: “The May Queen.” Jan. 11-15, 2017: “De Profundis.” Jan. 25-Feb. 12, 2017: “Intimate Apparel.” April 5-29, 2017: “My Fair Lady.” April 26-30, 2017: “Mr. Joy.” 919-962-7529, playmakersrep.org, unc.live/1Xu022h.
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