Jillette Johnson (in photo) and Mary Lambert will perform at 9 p.m. Friday at Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham. For tickets, visit motorcomusic.com.
David Bazan and the Passenger String Quartet will perform Sunday at 8:30 p.m. at the Haw River Ballroom, 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Road in Saxapahaw. For tickets, visit www.hawriverballroom.com.
The acoustic guitar duo of Julian Lage and Chris “Critter” Eldridge are touring to promote their new release “Avalon.” They will perform at the Carolina Theatre at 8 p.m. Tuesday. For tickets, call 919-560-3030 or visit www.carolinatheatre.org.
"Mutable and Constant," by Devin Utah, opens Friday at The Scrap Exchange. In this exhibit, defunct electronic equipment, VHS tape, found images and forgotten objects are given new life. An opening night reception Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. with music, refreshments and art making. The Scrap Exchange is in The Shoppes at Lakewood, at 2050 Chapel Hill Road in Durham. This exhibit will remain on view through October.
Tyndall Galleries of Chapel Hill will open a new exhibit of paintings by Gayle Stott Lowry, “Finding Yourself in Unknown Territory: Architectural Paintings from Travels to Italy, Spain, Cuba and Mexico. The exhibit opens Thursday and continues through Nov. 15. An opening reception will be held Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tyndall Galleries is in University Mall in Chapel Hill. For information, call 919-942-2290 or visit www.tyndallgalleries.com.
The Soft White Sixties recently released their album “Get Right” and will perform music from the recording at 8:30 p.m. today at Cat’s Cradle, 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. Electric Six will headline this concert. For tickets, call 919-967-9053 or visit www.catscradle.com.
Comedians Dave Stone (in photo) and Caleb Synan will perform at 8 p.m. today at 8 p.m. at Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave. in Durham. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door. To purchase, visit motorcomusic.com.
Folk chanteuse Mirah recently released her fifth solo recording, “Changing Light.” She will perform music from the release at 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Pinhook, 117 W. Main St., Durham. For tickets, visit www.thepinhook.com.
Author Marie Lu will read and sign copies of her new young adult novel “The Young Elites” at 7 p.m. today at Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Chapel Hill.
The Mallarmé Chamber Players will present “eHARMONIOUS,” a concert collaboration with the group Pan Harmonia of Asheville, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Pinhook, 117 W. Main St., Durham. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. To purchase, call 919-560-2788 or visit mallarmemusic.org.
Bass player and vocalist Esperanza Spalding will perform in a trio with Leo Genovese on piano and Lyndon Rochelle on drums at 8 p.m. today at the Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham. For tickets, call 919-560-3030 or visit www.carolinatheatre.org.
Actor and playwright J.D. Sutton will perform “Meet William Bartram” at 7 p.m. Monday as part of the N.C. Botanical Garden’s “Bartrams’ Footsteps” exhibition. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at www.ncbg.unc.edu/bartram or by calling 919-962-0522. The North Carolina Botanical Garden is located off of the US 15-501/NC 54 bypass at 100 Old Mason Farm Road in Chapel Hill.
Since their founding some 40 years ago, The Manhattan Transfer have set a high standard for jazz vocal performance and arranging. They will perform at 8 p.m. today at the Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham. For tickets, call 919-560-3030 or visit www.carolinatheatre.org.
Taylor Mac will perform “1910s – A 24 Decade History of Popular Music” today and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall at UNC Chapel Hill. For tickets, call 919-843-3333 or visit www.carolinaperformingarts.org.