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.
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.
‘A NIGHT WITH THE NEUGENTS’: Four writers will share their stories based on David Spear’s photography at dusk Wednesday, Aug. 19, and Thursday, Aug. 20, at Rock Quarry Farms, 1700 N.C. Highway 54 West, Chapel Hill. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. bit.ly/1MSPaVw.
ARTISTS’ SALON: The Orange County Arts Commission’s Artists’ Salon for artists of all kinds is 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at the ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. RSVP: 919-968-2011, email@example.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.
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.
BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: The second annual Bluegrass Festival at Historic Moorefields will be 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at 2201 Moorefields Road, Hillsborough. Lawn seating tickets are $22 in advance and $27 the day of the festival (free for kids younger than 12). moorefields.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. Aug. 12: Basement, Adventures, LVL UP, Palehound. Aug. 13: Neurosis, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, SUMAC. Aug. 14: Michael Rank and Stag, Heather McEntire. Aug. 29: The Good Life, Big Harp. Sept. 4: Big Fat Gap, The Holland Brothers. Sept. 10: Watkins Family Hour. Sept. 22: Pokey Lafarge. 919-967-9053, catscradle.com.
OPEN EYE CAFE: 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. Aug. 22: Anne E DeChant. 919-968-9410, openeyecafe.com.
SECOND WIND: 118 E. Main St., Carrboro. Wednesdays: Bluegrass Night. Thursdays: Twofer. Tuesdays: Big Fat Gap. Every third Friday: Skinny Bag of Sugar.
SOUTHERN RAIL: 201-C E. Main St., Carrboro. Aug. 26: Mickelson. 919-967-1967, thestationcarrboro.com.
FRANK GALLERY: 109 E. Franklin St. Aug. 14: Alan Dehmer, Jean LeCluyse, Ippy Patterson, Aggie Zed, “Natural Alliances.” 6-9 p.m. Aug. 14: “Renaissance: A Book Arts Exhibition.” 6-9 p.m. 919-636-4135, frankisart.com.
THEATER, COMEDY, DANCE AND FILM
FOREST THEATERE: North Carolina Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill. Through Sept. 7: “A Drop in the Bucket: The Big Dreams of Tiny Things.” paperhand.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.” April 27-May 1: “The Real Americans.” 919-962-PLAY, playmakersrep.org.