LUNCH BOX CONCERT SERIES: The Carrboro Century Center’s free Lunch Box Concert Series of performances from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays will continue through the last Thursday of February. carrbororec.org.
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.
TRIANGLE RECORDER SOCIETY: The Triangle Recorder Society meets from 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, at the Durham Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road. Jennifer Streeter will lead the meeting.
Recorder players of all skill levels are welcome; bring a recorder and music stand. Each meeting is $7 for members and $10 for visitors. trianglerecorder.org.
‘VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES’: UNC-Chapel Hill’s festival of works by local playwrights about veterans and their families continues until Jan. 23. bit.ly/1V912F3.
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.
PRESERVATION CHAPEL HILL EXHIBITION: Paintings by Janet Cooling will be on display from Feb. 7 through Feb. 28 at the Horace Williams House, 610 E. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill. A reception is 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7.
‘SHIMMER: THE ART OF LIGHT’: Light projections and illuminated art instalations and programs will be on display from Carrboro’s ArtsCenter to Graham Street during February’s Second Friday art walk on Feb. 12. The art walk starts at 6 p.m. shimmerevent.com.
‘SIDE ROADS’: “Side Roads: Folk Art from Mike’s Art Truck,” a 50-piece exhibition, will be on display at the Orange County Public Library through Feb. 26 at 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough.
‘FAR AND NEAR’: An exhibition of watercolor landscapes by Eng Pua will be on display at the Community Church of Chapel Hill through Feb. 28, at 106 Purefoy Road.
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. Jan. 15: Happy Abandon, XOXOK, Sister David. Jan. 16: Wahyas, Dex Romweber, The Othermen, The Trash Hats. Jan. 17: Raindeer. Also on Jan. 17: Hudson & Haw, Alex Livingstone, Matt Wilson. Jan. 19: SeepeopleS, Map the Sky. Jan. 20: Wild Adriatic. Jan. 22: The Second Wife, SOON. Jan. 24: Soccer Tees, ElecTrick LadyLand, Slyder Davis. Jan. 30: Lightworks, Those Manic Seas, An Occasion For Balloons. Jan. 31: Rakeem, Caly Cal, Money Makin’ D. 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. Jan. 22: Tim Lee. 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org.
PLAYMAKERS: Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill. Jan. 20-Feb. 7: “Three Sisters.” Feb. 24-March 13: “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: “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a Musical Thriller.” April 27-May 1: “The Real Americans.” 919-962-PLAY, playmakersrep.org.