CARRBORO LOOKS FOR LOCAL ARTISTS: The town of Carrboro invites residents to submit their artwork for local exhibitions. ci.carrboro.nc.us/AdvBoards/Art/ArtistInfo.htm.
CONGRESSIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ART COMPETITION: Members of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold an art competition for high school students. Orange County students must enter the competition by 5 p.m. Friday, April 11. 919-968-2011, artsorange.org/grants.html#congress, house.gov/content/educate/art_competition.
SPRING TOUR: The Orange County Artists Guild Spring Tour of local artists’ studios will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 13. orangecountyartistsguild.com.
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OFF THE WALL: FRANK Gallery’s Off the Wall fundraising gala will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 109 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Ticets cost $250 each. 919-636-4135, frankisart.com/gala2014.
HILLSBOROUGH DOWNTOWN ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW: The Hillsborough Downtown Arts and Crafts Show will be on Saturday, April 12, at the Hillsborough Visitors Center, 150 E. King St. hillsboroughartscouncil.org.
HILLSBOROUGH ARTS COUNCIL: The Hillsborough Arts Council is looking for submissions for art gallery exhibitions in 2014 and 2015. Artists who live or have a studio in Orange, Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Caswell, Person or Wake counties are invited to apply with a $15 fee by 4 p.m. Friday, April 25. hillsboroughartscouncil.org.
CLAYWORKS GUILD SPRING SALE: The ClayWorks Guild Spring Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. ncclayworks.org.
FESTIFALL: Applications for artists for the 42nd annual Festifall Arts Festifall will be accepted with a $25 fee through Friday, May 30. Festifall will be Sunday, Oct. 5. 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. April 4: Sultans of String. April 10: Drew Nelson. April 11: Seldom Scene. April 13: Brother Sun. April 16: Paddy Keenan. May 1: Cathie Ryan. May 2: April Verch. May 9: Rolling Roots Review. May 11: Tret Fure. June 6: Songs from the Circle 3. June 8: Jeannette and Johnnie Williams, Louisa Branscomb. June 15: Burning Bridget Cleary. June 19: Clarke Buehling. 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.
CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. April 2: Eisley, Merriment. April 3: Dean Wareham, Boogarins, Fan Modine. April 4: Mipso, Chris Eldridge, No9To5 Music, Azon Blaze. April 5: Rhett Miller, Sarah Shook. April 8: Twenty One Pilots, NONONO, Hunter Hunted. April 9: Shawn Mullins, Max Gomez. April 13: Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra. April 18: The Zombies. April 25: Jimbo Mathus, Fantastico! April 26: Sleigh Bells. May 8: The Gaslight Anthem. May 11: Spirit Family Reunion. June 14: The English Beat. June 22: Say Anything. 919-967-9053, catscradle.com.
THE CAVE TAVERN: 452 1/2 W. Franklin St. April 24: Aloud. 919-968-9308, caverntavern.com.
HAW RIVER BALLROOM: 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw. April 10: Superchunk, Loamlands. May 18: Deer Tick. hawriverballroom.com.
LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. April 3: The Silver Palms, The Record. April 4: The Arcane Heart, Embers End, Daniel and the Lion, Aaron Gallagher. April 5: Les Racquet, Star Studies, The Frank Hurd Band. April 6: Turnstile, Society Sucker, No Quarter. April 8: Ballyhoo!, Matt Irie. April 10: Hurray for the Riff Raff, Benjamin Booker. April 11: Bears in the City, Matt Phillips and the Philharmonic. April 13: Poor Old Shine. April 15: White Fang, Denney and the Jets, The Hell No. May 1: Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas. 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. April 29, May 13, May 27, June 3: Jazzbeau.
UNIVERSITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 150 E. Franklin St. June 8: Cantari, “Vaughan Williams and Tavener: A Cosmic Cycle of Life and Death.” July 18: Voices, “American Songs, Poems & Spirituals.” voiceschapelhill.org/buy.
HILLSBOROUGH GALLERY OF ARTS: 121 N. Churton St. April 15: Nell Chandler, Ali Givens, Ellie Reinhold, “Dwell.” 6-9 p.m. 919-732-5001, hillsboroughgallery.com.
HORACE WILLIAMS HOUSE: 610 E. Rosemary St. April 6: Dan Gottlieb. 2-4 p.m. 919-942-7818, preservationchapelhill.org.
WOMANCRAFT: 370 E. Main St., suite 170, Carrboro. April 11: “Art to Hold: New Mugs from Local Potters.” Gina Boyle, “Artfully Out Loud.” 6-9 p.m. 919-929-3300, womancraftgifts.com.
ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. April 4-7: “Avenue Q.” April 18-19: “Ivy Rowe.” May 9-11, 15-18: “Gem of the Ocean.” 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.
DEEP DISH THEATER COMPANY: University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive. May 2-24: “Life is a Dream.” 919-968-1515, deepdishtheater.org.
PLAYMAKERS: Center for the Dramatic Art, UNC campus. April 2-20: “Assassins.” 919-962-PLAY, playmakersrep.org.
PRC2 : Center for Dramatic Art, UNC campus. April 23-27: “Hold These Truths.” 919-962-PLAY, playmakersrep.org.
TOP OF THE HILL BACK BAR: 100 E. Franklin St. Tuesdays: Back Bar Comedy, 9 p.m.