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.
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.
SWEET CAROLINA CONCERT SERIES: University Place’s Sweet Carolina Concert Series is 6-9 p.m. Thursdays from June 4 through July 30 in the parking lot by the intersection of Estes Drive and Willow Drive.
MAGNOLIA KLEZMER BAND: The Magnolia Klezmer Band will play from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at the Weaver Street Market in Carrboro.
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.
CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. June 5: Jonathan Byrd. June 9: Tristen. June 14: Unknown Mortal Orchestra. July 17-18: The Old Ceremony. July 18: The Pietasters, Guttermouth, Corporate Fandango. July 31: The Appleseed Cast. Aug. 11: Brick & Mortar. Aug. 29: The Good Life, Big Harp. Sept. 10: Watkins Family Hour. Sept. 22: Pokey Lafarge. 919-967-9053, catscradle.com.
OPEN EYE CAFE: 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. June 5: Meade Skelton. 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.
CHAPEL HILL ART GALLERY: 1215 E. Franklin St. June 12: Kate Grendler, Bronwyn Merritt, “Jazz in the Gardens.” Karin Neuvirth, Hollie Taylor, Trudy Thomas, “Shift the Impressions.” 6-9 p.m. 919-636-4557, chapelhillartgallery.com.
FRANK GALLERY: 109 E. Franklin St. June 12: “Overtures: An Invitational.” Julia Harmon, Carroll Lassiter, “People & Places.” 6-9 p.m. 919-636-4135, frankisart.com.
THEATER, COMEDY, DANCE AND FILM
DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 123 Vivian St. Through June 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.
CHHS’s Drago to hold first book signing
“Thomas Drago’s major literary influence is fairly obvious; the small town of quirky locals, the dogged teamwork amid adversity, and the compelling, central figure of evil are very much Stephen King’s territory,” writes Kirkus Reviews. “Drago navigates this terrain with considerable skill and a good ear for dialogue and deadpan humor.”
Drago, drama teacher at Chapel Hill High School, will hold his first-ever book signing at The Open Eye Cafe in Carrboro from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 6, for his two horror novels, “Crow Creek” and “Queensboro.” Drago has published a half-dozen stories, most recently in The Explorer, a local literary magazine.The books will be available at the reading for $10 each or $15 for both.
Visit www.tsdrago.com for more information.