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.
LIVE & LOCAL: Deep South Entertainment and the town of Chapel Hill host the Live & Local Music and Art Series from 6-9 p.m. Fridays through June 19 at 140 W. Franklin St.
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.
SPRING GARDEN TOUR: The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough and the Hillsborough Garden Club’s Spring Garden Tour will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 16, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 17. Tickets are $20 (free for ages 12 and younger). bit.ly/19FopDI.
The Inn at Teardrops will host a country tea as a part of the Spring Garden Tour from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, at 175 W. King St., Hillsborough. Tickets are $18. 919-732-7741, visithillsboroughnc.com.
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.
GARDEN PARTY: The Historic Hillsborough Commission’s Annual Spring Garden Party & Auction will be from 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Burwell School Historic Site, 310 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. Tickets cost $35 in advance or $45 at the door at the Burwell School Historic Site.
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.
ALOFT CHAPEL HILL: 1001 S. Hamilton Road. Tuesdays: Bibis Ellison and Dante. W xyz bar. 8-10 p.m. 919-932-7772.
LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. May 13: Marc Martel, Matt Phillips, Jay Manley. May 14: Twilighter, Karol Peril. May 15: Fireships, Kamara Thomas, Cameron Stenger. May 16: CRUISR, Our Blue Lights, Sam Harmonix. May 17: Late Nite Reading, Carter Hulsey, THIS IS ALL NOW, Jonas Sees in Color, Bear With Me. May 19: Red Wanting Blue. May 20: (J)Rowdy and the NightShift, Defacto Thezpian, Tracy Lamont, Alex Aff. May 21: Kingsland Road, Six Stories Told, Gentleman Contender. 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. May 15-17, 21-24: “Oh, What a Lovely War!” 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.
DEEP DISH THEATER COMPANY: University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive. Through May 23: “The Liar.” 919-968-1515, deepdishtheater.org.
DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 123 Vivian St. Through May 17: “Pippin.” June 2-7: “Newsies.” dpacnc.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.” 919-962-PLAY, playmakersrep.org.
Eno Gallery hosts ‘hidden-stories’ painter Davis
“My work is a reaction against all that universally accepted beauty, I think,” British-born artist Julyan Davis told interviewer Lary Groff on the website Painting Perceptions.
“Just like a novelist seeking the hidden story behind how things happen, so I at once responded to the untidiness of certain aspects of the American South – the way people’s yards are scattered with the evidence of their lives,” he explained. “England is too small. Everything is tidied up in competition with the Jones’s next door. America lets it all hang out.”
Davis has painted the South for 25 years. A new exhibition, “Conjured ghosts,” at Eno Gallery, 100 South Churton St. in Hillsborough, brings together new landscapes of North Carolina and figurative studies from his traveling museum exhibit of murder ballad paintings.
The exhibition runs through June 21.