The Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery is presenting an exhibit of oil paintings by Jennifer Hahn and embellished gourds by Catherine Kramer at the gallery at 102 N. Churton St. Gallery hours are from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and during special events. This exhibit continues through Oct. 25.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, directed by Manfred Honeck, with guest artist Valentina Lisitsa on piano, will perform at 8 p.m. today, and at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Memorial Hall at UNC Chapel Hill. For tickets, call 919-843-3333 or visit www.carolinaperformingarts.org.
Brooklyn-based duo Dinosaur Feathers (in photo), along with Lonnie Walker and The Charming Youngsters will perform at 9 p.m. today in the back room at Cat’s Cradle, 300 E. Main St. in Carrboro. For tickets, call 919-967-9053 or visit www.catscradle.com.
Third Date, an improv troupe made up of veteran actors J Chachula, Nancy Pekar, Dan Sipp and Jenny Spencer will perform a one-hour show based on audience suggestions at 8 p.m. Friday at Common Ground Theatre in Durham. Tickets, $12, are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/856046, or at 919-943-6373. Common Ground Theatre is at 4815B Hillsborough Road.
In support of her new release “Somewhere Else,” Lydia Loveless will perform at Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave., at 8 p.m. today. For tickets and information, visit motorcomusic.com.
The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s 26th Sculpture in the Garden exhibit will showcase 35 large-scale works from 22 North Carolina-based sculptors in an assortment of materials including stone, steel, concrete, wood, ceramic and marble throughout five acres of the garden. Sculptures are now on view through Dec. 7. The garden is at 100 Old Mason Farm Road in Chapel Hill.
"Faces and Spaces," an exhibit of paintings by Durham artist Eric Kelly, are now on view at The Scrap Exchange’s new Cameron Gallery. The Scrap Exchange is at the Shoppes at Lakewood, at 2050 Chapel Hill Road. For more information, call The Scrap Exchange at 919-688-6960.
Transactors Improv will perform “Ray’s Diner,” a long-form spontaneous theater piece conceived and directed by company member Steven Warnock, at 8 p.m. Saturday at Common Ground Theatre, 4815B Hillsborough Road in Durham. Advance tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/830606.
The Honey Dewdrops are Kagey Parrish and his wife Laura Wortman, from Charlottesville, Virginia. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary’s Road, Hillsborough. Tickets are $15 and are available through the church office (919-732-9308) at email@example.com, and also at Purple Crow Books (919-732-938) at 109 W. King St.
Los Angeles, pop-punk outfit Joyce Manor will be at Local 506 for an 8 p.m. show Friday. Des Ark, The Exquisites, and Places to Hide also will perform. For tickets, call 919-942-5506. The venue is at 506 W. Franklin St. in Chapel Hill.
Ryan Singer recently released his comedy album “How to Get High Without Drugs.” Singer, along with host Adam Cohen and featured comedian Gilbert Lawand will perform at Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave., at 8 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit motorcomusic.com/ryan-singer.
Manbites Dog Theater’s encore presentation of “The Best of Enemies,” the play based on the book about Durham civil rights activist Ann Atwater and former Klansman C.P. Ellis, opens today and continues through Sept. 27. For tickets, call 919-682-3343 or visit www.manbitesdogtheater.org. (In this photo, Lakeisha Coffey plays Ann Atwater and Derrick Ivey plays C.P. Ellis in a scene from the production.)
WomanCraft gallery will present “An Exploration of glass, color and light” by Nora Castillo beginning Thursday at the gallery, at 370 E. Main St., Suite 170, Carrboro. An opening reception will be held Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the exhibit will be on view through Sept. 25.