Triangle events to add to your daybook:
Through Saturday; DSI Comedy Theater, 462 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill; $10/show or $20/all-access; dsicomedytheater.com
The inaugural Soundbites Festival continues, centering around live podcast recordings and improv and comedy performances.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Bentonville Battlefield, 5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks; free; fobb.net/events.aspx
Bentonville Battlefield’s annual summer artillery living history program has costumed historians demonstrating how Civil War soldiers made meals, maintained weapons, withstood the weather and much more. Artillery firings and musket demonstrations throughout the day.
3-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, noon-3 p.m. Sunday; Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill; friendschpl.org/wp/book-sales
The big Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library Book Sale expands to three days this year, with thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks, plus more than 500 vinyl records. Friday is “Friends Only” (but you can buy a membership at the door). Sunday is the $5 bag sale.
4-7 p.m. Saturday; The Green at Southern Village, 600 Market St., Chapel Hill; free (donations encouraged); supportcastle.org
The whole family can enjoy a fun evening of music from the Nomads Band while raising money for a UNC Hospitals program supporting children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Bring chairs, blankets and picnic coolers.
‘Last Barn Dance’
3 p.m. Sunday; N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh; free; ncmuseumofhistory.org
This great documentary, which follows Alamance County dairy farmer Randy Lewis’ efforts to preserve the barn-dance tradition that his family started, was filmed over three years. After the screening, you can meet the filmmakers during a reception, which also features live music. Reserve free tickets online.