Gov’t Mule will perform with guest guitarist John Scofield at 8 p.m. today at the Durham Performing Arts Center. For tickets, call 919-680-2787 or visit www.dpacnc.com.
Irish-American band Solas will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. For tickets, call 919-929-2787 or visit www.artscenterlive.org.
A band of British soldiers, hunkered down in the trenches in France in World War I, battle their own demons as they await a rumored German attack in R.C. Sherriff’s play, “Journey’s End,” the next offering of the Deep Dish Theater Company. This production opens Friday and plays through March 21. Deep Dish Theater’s performance space is in University Mall, Chapel Hill. For tickets, call 919-968-1515 or visit www.deepdishtheater.org.
“Contemplation,” a collection of RuthAnanda’s semi-abstract paintings of birds in their natural landscape, will go on view today at La Résidence, 202 W. Rosemary St. in Chapel Hill. A, free, public reception for the artist will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. today. For information, call 919-967-2506 or visit www.laresidencedining.com.
Visual artists Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Julia Roxanne Wallace’s new work, “Breathing Back: A Meditation Chorus,” an exhibit featuring collages and sound art, opens Friday at The Carrack Modern Art, 111 W. Parrish St., Durham. The artists will host an opening reception at 6 p.m. Friday at The Carrack. The exhibit remains on view through Feb. 28. For more details about this work, visit thecarrack.org.
Sean Watkins, founder and guitarist for the Grammy-winning trio Nickel Creek, is on tour to support of his fourth solo album “All I Do Is Lie.” The tour comes to Cat¹s Cradle’s Back Room at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. For tickets, call 919-967-9053 or visit www.catscradle.com. Cat’s Cradle is at 300 E. Main St. in Carrboro.
Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater will perform as the guest artist with the Duke Jazz Ensemble at 8 p.m. Thursday in Baldwin Auditorium on Duke University’s East Campus. For tickets, call 919-684-4444 or visit tickets.duke.edu.
A new exhibit of photographs by Michael Rosenberg titled “The American Tobacco Factory: A Reformation of a Factory and a City,” will open Friday and continue on view through March 14 at Through This Lens gallery, 303 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham. Rosenberg will be at the opening reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. This event is free and open to the public.
The Kronos Quartet will perform “Beyond Zero: 1914-1918,” with music by Aleksandra Vrebalov (in photo), and film by Bill Morrison, at 7:30 p.m. today in Memorial Hall at UNC Chapel Hill. For tickets, call 919-843-3333 or visit www.carolinaperformingarts.org.