BANNED BOOKS: The Chapel Hill Public Library and the Office of Public and Cultural Arts are seeking artwork for display during Banned Books Week, from Sunday, Sept. 21, through Saturday, Sept. 27. Seven submissions will be printed as art trading cards. Entries will be accepted through Monday, Aug. 11. bit.ly/1l1lFQL.
BYNUM FRONT PORCH: The Bynum Front Porch Friday Night Music Series will feature performances from 7-9 p.m. Fridays through the end of August at 950 Bynum Road, Bynum. bynumfrontporch.org.
WORKSHOP: A workshop for artists, teachers and others interested in making giant puppets for the Hillsborough Handmade Parade will be from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27, at the Eno River Mill, 437 Dimmocks Mill, Hillsborough. The workshop costs $5. Register online. hillsboroughartscouncil.org.
SOUTHERN VILLAGE MUSIC AND MOVIES: Southern Village will host musical performances at 6 p.m. Sundays through the end of September at 600 Market St. Movies will be screened for $4 at dusk Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, Sept. 13. There will be music before movies at 6 p.m. Fridays in June. southernvillage.com.
ALOFT CHAPEL HILL: 1001 S. Hamilton Road. Tuesdays: Bibis Ellison and Dante. W xyz bar. 8-10 p.m. 919-932-7772.
ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. July 31: Katharine Whalen, Justin Robinson, Shawn Luby, Christy Smith. Aug. 2: Mike Compton. Aug. 10: Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg. Aug. 16: Desert Rose Band. Sept. 5: Jonathan Edwards. 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.
CAFFE DRIADE: 1215-A E. Franklin St. Aug. 16: Cory Bishop. caffedriade.com.
CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. July 30: Mello Mike, Tracy Cate, Brad Schnurr, Ngozi Ikeakanam. Aug. 1: Boris. Aug. 13: The Griswolds. Aug. 22: Clockwork Kids, Ghostt Bllonde, Body Games. Aug. 23: Kevin Gates. Oct. 7: Afghan Whigs. Nov. 8: Rachael Yamagata. 919-967-9053, catscradle.com.
LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. Aug. 1: Rude King, The Pandemics, Archbishops of Blount Street, “ExSKAvaganza.” Aug. 6: Quincy Mumford and The Reason Why. Aug. 23: The Henry Millers. 919-942-5506, local506.com.
MYSTERY BREWING COMPANY: 437 Dimmocks Mill Road, Hillsborough. Aug. 15: Cory Bishop. mysterybrewing.com.
SECOND WIND: 118 E. Main St., Carrboro. Wednesdays: Bluegrass Night. Thursdays: Twofer. Tuesdays: Big Fat Gap. Every third Friday: Skinny Bag of Sugar.
CARRBORO CENTURY CENTER: Aug. 8: Janet Sammons. 6-9 p.m. 100 N. Greensboro St.
DEEP DISH THEATER COMPANY: University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive. Aug. 29-Sept. 20: “A Kid Like Jake.” Oct. 31-Nov. 22: “The Landing.” Feb. 27-March 21: “Journeys End.” May 1-23: “The Liar.” 919-968-1515, deepdishtheater.org.
FOREST THEATERE: Country Club Road, UNC campus. Aug. 8-Sept. 7: Paperhand Puppet Intervention, “The Painted Bird.” ncartmuseum.org.
TOP OF THE HILL BACK BAR: 100 E. Franklin St. Tuesdays: Back Bar Comedy, 9 p.m.
CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. Aug. 1: Durham Cinematheque, D-Town Brass, “Voyage Across the Impossible.” 919-967-9053, catscradle.com.