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.
ONCOLOGY EXPRESSIVE ARTS PROGRAM: FRANK Gallery and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center are collecting art supplies to give to patients and caregivers in the N.C. Cancer Hospital. Donations will be accepted through Thursday, Dec. 24, at FRANK Gallery, 109 E. Franklin St. A party to launch the event will be on Thursday, Dec. 3.
‘MESSIAH’: The 50th Annual Open Sing of Handel’s “Messiah” is at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Newman Catholic Student Center Parish Activity Center, 214 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill.
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.
‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’: “A Christmas Carol: The Dinner Show” will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill. events.evnc.org.
‘SCULPTURE IN THE GARDEN’: The 27th “Sculpture in the Garden” exhibition at the North Carolina Botanical Garden is open through Friday, Dec. 11. ncbg.unc.edu.
ALOFT CHAPEL HILL: 1001 S. Hamilton Road. Tuesdays: Bibis Ellison and Dante. W xyz bar. 8-10 p.m. 919-932-7772.
LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. Nov. 27: Urban Soil, Dark Water Rising. Nov. 28: Must Be the Holy Ghost, Slowriter. Nov. 29: Ivadell. 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.
THEATER, COMEDY, DANCE AND FILM
ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. Dec. 4: Transactors Improv, Onda Brazilian Jazz, “Holiday in Rio.” 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.
PLAYMAKERS: Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill. Through 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.