BACK PORCH MUSIC ON THE LAWN: The Back Porch Music on the Lawn series of free concerts will be at 6 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 28 and Sept. 4, on the quad in the American Tobacco Historic District. americantobaccohistoricdistrict.com.
LAST FRIDAYS: Hillsborough’s Last Fridays music and art events will be on Friday, Aug. 29. hillsboroughartscouncil.org.
MT. BRIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH CHOIR: Mt. Bright Baptist Church’s Gospel Choir will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, on the front lawn of the Burwell School Historic Site, 319 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Do not bring alcohol. 919-732-7451.
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.
ART CAMP: The Durham Arts Council will host summer art camps for kids through August. 919-560-2726, durhamarts.org.
BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: Moorefields will host a Bluegrass Festival from 2-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at 2201 Moorefields Road, Hillsborough. Tickets cost $20 for teenagers and adults, free for children younger than 12. moorefields.org.
EMERGING ARTIST SERIES: The ArtsCenter is looking for entries for a new exhibition series. Exhibitions will feature a new artist each month. Applications will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 12. artscenterlive.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.
“LITTLE WORLD”: “Little World,” an exhibit of animated, miniature displays, will be at the Main Library through Saturday, Sept. 20, at 300 N. Roxboro St.
FESTIFALL: The 42nd annual Festifall Arts Festival will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in downtown Chapel Hill. townofchapelhill.org/festifall.
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. Sept. 5: Jonathan Edwards. Sept. 12: Steve Forbert, Bruce Piephoff. Sept. 18: Sarah McQuaid. Sept. 20: Mister G. 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.
CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. Sept. 3: “OMG Music Fest,” Jacob Whitesides, Reed Deming, Round 2 Crew, Alyssa Shouse, Grant Landis, Tyler Matl. Sept. 9: Parachute, Matt Wertz. Sept. 12: Holy Ghost Tent Revival. Sept. 13: Hiss Golden Messenger, Strand of Oaks, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, “Carrboro Elementary School Second Annual Back-to-School Rock Bash,” Southern Culture on the Skids, Dex Romweber Duo, The Swang Brothers, The Holland Bros., The Vagabond Union. Sept. 17: Delta Spirit, EDJ. Sept. 18: White Denim, Clear Plastic Masks. Sept. 19: Bahamas, Real Estate. Oct. 7: Afghan Whigs. Nov. 8: Rachael Yamagata. 919-967-9053, catscradle.com.
LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. Aug. 28: Lowland Hum, Look Homeward, Sinners & Saints. Sept. 14: Lily & the Parlour Tricks. Oct. 6: Caleb Hawley. Oct. 24: K.Flay. 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.
FEDEX GLOBAL EDUCATION CENTER: UNC campus. Aug. 28: Mohammad Sharaf, “Visual Reactions: A View from the Middle East.” 5:30-8 p.m. global.unc.edu.
HILLSBOROUGH ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY: 102 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. Aug. 29: Tom Willis. 6-9 p.m. 919-643-2500, hillsboroughartscouncil.org.
HILLSBOROUGH GALLERY OF ARTS: 121 N. Churton St. Aug. 29: Alice Levinson, Pringle Teetor, “KINDRED.” 6-9 p.m. Sept. 26: Lolette Guthrie, Mark Kinsella, Michele Yellin, “Discoveries.” 6-9 p.m. 919-732-5001, hillsboroughgallery.com.
HORACE WILLIAMS HOUSE: 610 E. Rosemary St. Sept. 7: John Beerman. 2-4 p.m. 919-942-7818, preservationchapelhill.org.
LIGHT Art+Design: 601 W. Rosemary St. Aug. 28: Katherine Armacost. 5-7 p.m. 919-942-7707, LIGHTartDESIGN.com.
SKYLIGHT GALLERY: 102 W. King St., Hillsborough. Aug. 29: “Triangle Women’s Art Museum,” “Dreaming of ...” 6-9 p.m. 919-929-6728, skylightgallerync.wordpress.com.
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. Through Sept. 7: Paperhand Puppet Intervention, “The Painted Bird.” ncartmuseum.org.
PRC2 : Center for Dramatic Art, UNC campus. Sept. 2-7: “Rodney King.” 919-962-PLAY, playmakersrep.org.
TOP OF THE HILL BACK BAR: 100 E. Franklin St. Tuesdays: Back Bar Comedy, 9 p.m.