‘LIL’ABNER’: The Orange Community Players present the musical “Li'l Abner” Thursday, July 28, through Sunday, July 31 in the auditorium at Orange High School, 500 Orange High School Road, Hillsborough. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Advance tickets are available at ocpnc.com or at the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce. Tickets also will be available at the door. Prices range from $8-$18.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: The ArtsCenter in Carrboro is accepting applications for its Emerging Artist Series through Sunday, July 31, for winter and spring exhibitions. For more information and an application, go to artscenterlive.org/exhibitions.
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FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC SERIES: Bynum Front Porch’s Friday Night Music Series concerts are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays at 950 Bynum Road. bit.ly/1rqkVi6
PAPERHAND PUPPET INTERVENTION: The award-winning puppet troupe presents “The Beautiful Beast” Aug. 5 through Sept. 18 at Forest Theatre in Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh and at the Carolina Theatre of Greensboro. For more details and ticket information, go to paperhand.org.
MONDAY MOVIE NIGHT: The Chapel Hill Public Library screens the film “Easy A,” rated PG-13, at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, in the Teen Room of the library, 100 Library Drive. Free. Snacks provided.
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS: Chapel Hill’s summer movie series continues Thursday, Aug. 11, with a screening of “Men in Black” at 8:30 p.m. at the Wallace Parking Deck, 150 E. Rosemary St. Bring lawn chairs. The last film in the series is “Space Jam” on Aug. 18. For more information, visit downtownchapelhill.com/movies.
MUSIC IN THE MEADOW: The Swingin’ Richards perform from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Great Meadow Park, 1342 Briar Chapel Parkway, Chapel Hill. Free. Food and beer vendors will be on site. 919-951-0700, bit.ly/29NMtWf
RIVER PARK MOVIES: The Summer Movies at River Park series screens the film “Jurassic World” at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, on the lawn of River Park, South Churton Street, Hillsborough. The free outdoor series will screen family-friendly films the second Saturday of the month. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. More information: bit.ly/1PNxTg5, bit.ly/29b4Es4.
BANNED BOOKS ART: The Chapel Hill Public Library celebrates intellectual freedom and Banned Books Week with a call for artists. Local artists from Orange, Durham, Wake, Chatham and Alamance counties are asked to create small works of art (5 inches wide by 7 inches tall) inspired by a banned or challenged book or author. The deadline for submissions is Monday, Aug. 22. For more information and an entry form, go to bit.ly/1JUFh9R.
EMERGING ARTIST GRANTS: Free workshops for the Durham Arts Council’s 2017 Emerging Artist Grants will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St., and at 6 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive. Applications for the grants are available on the council’s website. Artists of all art forms who have lived in Durham, Orange, Chatham, Person or Granville counties for at least one year are eligible to apply for the career development project grants. The application deadline is Sept. 23. For more information: 919-560-2787, bit.ly/29IosVJ, durhamarts.org
ACKLAND ART MUSEUM: 101 S. Columbia St. Aug. 21: The Carrborators. ackland.org.
CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. July 28: Demon Eye, Horseburner, Ruscha. July 29: Gross Ghost & Friends, Natural Causes, Wailin’ Storms, No One Mind, Sarah Shook. July 30: Giraffes? Giraffes!, The Bronzed Chorus, Zephyranthes. July 31: The Fall of Troy, ‘68, Illustrations. Aug. 2: Benefit concert. Aug. 3: Boris Performing Pink, Earth. Aug. 5: The Chorus Project. Aug. 6: Oh Pep!, the Remarks. Aug. 20: Gillian Welch. Aug. 25: Hard Working Americans, Vegabonds, Boy Named Banjo. Sept. 24: Glass Animals. Oct. 24: The Head and the Heart. 919-967-9053, catscradle.com.
HAW RIVER BALLROOM: 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw. Aug. 12: Piebald. Aug. 25: Hard Working Americans. Sept. 17: William Tyler. Sept. 24: The Deslondes. Sept. 30: Real Estate. Nov. 18: Mandolin Orange. hawriverballroom.com.
LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. July 29: Knightmare Walpyrgus, Vassal. July 30: Alex Aff, Danny Blaze, Defacto Thezpian, Kid Infamous, theDeepEnd. July 31: The Arcadian Project, Bellflower, Fredi Sholtz. Aug. 2: The Kickback, Heyrocco. Aug. 3: HUNNY x The Frights. Aug. 4: TTNG. Aug. 6: Elvis Depressedly, Teen Suicide, Nicole Dollanganger. Aug. 7: Sages, The Landing. Aug. 12: Hotline. 919-942-5506, local506.com
OPEN EYE CAFE: 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. Aug. 6: Kristin Meyer. 919-968-9410, openeyecafe.com
PITTSBORO ROADHOUSE: 39 West St. July 28: String Peddlers. July 29: Last Tuesday. July 30: Thunderstruck. July 31: Brittany Davis. Aug. 1: The NC Revelers Orchestra. 919-542-2432, pittsbororoadhouse.com
THE STATION: 201 E. Main St., Carrboro. July 27: DUSK. July 29: Joe Romeo & the Juliets, Honey Magpie. July 30: Jazz Saturday, Hotter Than July. Aug. 3: Soulstance. Aug. 6: Jazz Saturday, Fat Night. Aug. 7: Dexter Romweber, Mr. Darcy. Aug. 10: Soundhaus, KC Masterpeace. 984-234-0014, stationcarrboro.com
ACKLAND ART MUSEUM: 101 S. Columbia St. Through Sept. 11: “All About America: Photographs by Burk Uzzle.” Artist’s talk 5:30 p.m. Sept. 1. ackland.org.
FRANK GALLERY: 109 E. Franklin St. Aug. 9-Sept. 4: “All That Glitters”: Ceramics by Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke; paintings by Gordon Jameson; jewelry by Sheila Stillman. Reception 6-9 p.m. Aug. 12. 919-636-4135, frankisart.com
HILLSBOROUGH ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY: 102 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. July 27-Aug. 23: “Save-the-Earth” figuragive assemblages by Ann Brownlee Hobgood. Reception 6-9 July 29. 919-643-2500, hillsboroughartscouncil.org.
HILLSBOROUGH GALLERY OF ARTS: 121 N. Churton St. Through Aug. 21: “Colorful Language” by Nell Chandler, Ali Givens and Michele Yellin. Aug. 22-Sept. 25: “Dreaming in Color”: Paintings by Lolette Guthrie, textile art by Alice Levinson and blown glass by Pringle Teetor. Reception 6-9 p.m. Aug. 26. 919-732-5001, hillsboroughgallery.com
HORACE WILLIAMS HOUSE: 610 E. Rosemary St. July 31-Aug. 26: “Aporia” by Jina Valentine. Reception 2-4 p.m. July 31. 919-942-7818, preservationchapelhill.org
OPEN EYE CAFE: 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. Through July 31: Marble “Scapes” by Trudy Thomson. 919-968-9410.
SKYLIGHT GALLERY: 102 W. King St., Hillsborough. “Memories in Black and White: the Photographs of Bennie Culp.” 919-929-6728.
WILSON LIBRARY: 200 South Road, UNC. Through Aug. 15: “Corruption of the Innocents: Controversies about Children’s Popular Literature” by UNC students. 919-548-1203, library.unc.edu
THEATER, COMEDY, DANCE AND FILM
ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St. Aug. 28: POMS. 919-929-2787, artscenterlive.org
PLAYMAKERS: Center for Dramatic Art, 150 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill. Through July 31: Summer Youth Conservatory: “Violet.” Aug. 24-28: “Draw the Circle.” Sept. 14-Oct. 2: “Detroit ‘67.” Oct. 19-Nov. 6: “The Crucible.” Nov. 23-Dec. 11: “The May Queen.” Jan. 11-15, 2017: “De Profundis.” Jan. 25-Feb. 12, 2017: “Intimate Apparel.” April 5-29, 2017: “My Fair Lady.” April 26-30, 2017: “Mr. Joy.” 919-962-7529, playmakersrep.org, unc.live/1Xu022h.
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