The Warehouse Blues Series returns with Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos, featuring a community blues jam, Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Durham Central Park. Admission to all concerts in this series is free.
Maggie Fost, creative director at Merge Records, will give a presentation on “Where Album Covers Come From” Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Durham County Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Fost will trace Merge’s 25-year history from DIY cassettes through the re-emergence of vinyl. Merge co-founder Mac McCaughan from the band Superchunk will also talk about how musicians, designers and visual artists collaborate to make music visible. Admission is free
Local band The Old Ceremony’s first studio album in three years will be released Friday. To celebrate the release of “Sprinter,” The Old Ceremony will perform at 9 p.m. July 17 and 18 in the Back Room at Cat’s Cradle, 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. For more details and tickets, visit www.catscradle.com.
North Carolina-based Holy Ghost Tent Revival will perform with guest artists Sweet Claudette, Ellis Dyson & The Shambles at 9 p.m. Saturday at Cat’s Cradle, 300 E. Main St. in Carrboro. For tickets, call 919-967-9053 or visit www.catscradle.com.
Singer Pat Benatar and producer and arranger Neil Giraldo celebrate their 35-year musical partnership in concert Wednesday at 8 p.m. at The Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham. For tickets, call 919-560-3030 or visit www.carolinatheatre.org.
Greensboro-based singer and songwriter Laurelyn Dossett will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Sarah P. Duke Gardens. For tickets, call 919-684-4444 or visit tickets.duke.edu.
“Birdland,” an exhibit of new works by Tim Turner and Molly Cliff Hilts, is on view at Eno Gallery through Aug. 23. This exhibition brings two artists who explore their vision of avian life through their paintings and drawings. Eno Gallery is at 100 S. Churton St. in Hillsborough. For information, call 919-883-1415 or visit www.enogallery.net.
Chatham County band Rooster Logic will perform at Friday’s Front Porch Series at Bynum General Store. All concerts in this series begin at 7 p.m. and continue until 9 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 to $8. Bynum Front Porch is at 950 Bynum Road in Bynum.
Atiba Rorie's Africa Unplugged will be performing at The Shed Saturday alongside Muningu, a band that recently moved to Durham from Congo. The music will begin at 9 p.m. Admission is $8 for advance tickets, $10 at the door, with a special price of $5 for ADF participants. The Shed is in Golden Belt, 807 E. Main St., Durham.
The Hillsborough Arts Council will hold a free opening reception for “Invitation au Voyage,” an exhibit of works by Bernice Koff and Emily Lees, Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. during the Last Friday Art Walk. The theme of the exhibit is “Invitation au Voyage,” and the viewer is invited to join in “an artistic voyage of place.” The exhibit will be on view from June 24 until July 25. The Hillsborough Arts Council is at 102 N. Churton St., open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and for special events.
The Cameron Gallery will present “Beauty through Toxicity,” and exhibit of the art of Denise Hughes, whose work brings the problem of plastic in our oceans into sharp focus. “Beauty through Toxicity” runs from June 19-July 18. An opening reception will be held Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the gallery, inside The Scrap Exchange at 2050 Chapel Hill Road in Durham. For more information, call The Scrap Exchange at 919-688-6960 for visit www.scrapexchange.org.
Deidre McCalla, Dianne Davidson, and Jamie Anderson (in photo), much beloved performers in lesbian music, are bringing their evening of harmony and humor to Carrboro Saturday at 8 p.m. at the ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. Tickets are available at www.artscenterlive.org and 919-929-2787.
Chapel Hill musician Chris Stamey recently released “Euphoria,” his first studio recording in two years. He will perform along with friends during a release party at 9 p.m. Saturday in the Back Room at Cat’s Cradle. For tickets, call 919-967-9053 or visit www.catscradle.com. Cat’s Cradle is at 300 E. Main St. in Carrboro.