For an extended list of events, please visit our website at bit.ly/2uxnotN.
Louis Austin Exhibit Opening
An exhibit examining the life of Louis E. Austin, editor and publisher of the Carolina Times newspaper from 1927 to his death in 1971. On exhibit through March 2019. Details: Friday, Dec. 14, 6-8 p.m. Museum of Durham History, 500 W. Main St., Durham. bit.ly/2EqDGwd, 919-246-9993.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to The Herald Sun
Peter Filene and Barbara Tyroler, Opening Reception
Durham Craft Market Holiday Craft Fair
Featuring over 45 local makers and artists. Details: Saturday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Durham Convention Center, 301 W. Morgan St., Durham. bit.ly/2SL3SVx.
Low Fare Art Fair
Find unique holiday gifts, and mix and mingle with the local artists. Complimentary beverages, and a free raffle ticket with every item purchased. Details: Saturday, Dec. 15, 1-5 p.m. Free admisson. Shadowbox, Unit 2200D, 900 E. Club St., Durham. lowfareartfair.com.
African Sculpture and Craft Sale
Colorful beaded animal sculptures; African artworks; wooden sculptures; home furnishings; gift items. All sales support Amina’s Gift which provides funding for the medical and educational needs of African children. Details: Saturday, Dec. 15, 12-4 p.m. Amina’s Gift, 52 Dogwood Acres Drive, Chapel Hill. aminasgift.org.
Holiday Arty Party
Performance by Thomas Rhyant's Sam Cooke Review and presentations by local artists including filmmakers, photographers and spoken word performers. Hosted by Creative Orange. Details: Tuesday, Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m. Free admission; cash bar. The PIT, 462 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2RGR9D7.
‘Songs of Light and Wonder’
Featuring music by Laurelyn Dossett, Riley Baugus, Wendy & Dashawn Hickman, Alex McKinney, Scott Manring, Alex Bingham & Libby Rodenbough (of Mipso), with special guest appearance by Ray Dooley. Details: Friday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. $12-$48. Playmakers Repertory Company, Kenan Theatre, 120 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2SfXEfV, 919-962-7529.
Delta Rae, Emma Hern
Andrew Marlin, Josh Oliver
Latin Jazz Night w/ Al Strong and Friends
Details: Friday, Dec. 14, 7-10 p.m. The Durham Hotel, 315 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham. bit.ly/2SpHFvN.
Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos
Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham
Christmas concert of familiar carols and other holiday selections. Details: Friday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Duke Chapel, 401 Chapel Drive, Durham. vocalartsensemble.org, 919-660-3302.
Duke Street Dogs
Fat Bastard Blues Band
Poor Pie, Nathan Arizona and The New Mexicans, Girl Werewolf
The Wusses, Beauty Operators
Roman Spring, Surrender Human
Ann Hampton Callaway: Diva Power
Daniel D. and Eric Stanley, Contemporary Violinists
Circle 10 Holiday Show
Dackel Christmas Show
Details: Saturday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, 2700 N. Roxboro St., Durham. bit.ly/2rOGQAW.
Durham Flute Choir Holiday Music
Bluegrass/Americana/Old Time Jam
The Gravy Boys
The Songs of Big Star, Jody Stephens, Mike Mills, Ira Kaplan, Chris Stamey
Pippa Hoover, The Moon and You, Magnolia Project, Chessa Rich
Dan Melchior Band, Open Field
Michael Hawkins Quartet
The Vivaldi Project
Elizabeth Field and Allison Nyquist, violins; Stephanie Vial, cello; Elisabeth Wright, harpsichord. Details: Sunday, Dec. 16, 4-5:30 p.m. $15 suggested donation. Person Hall, UNC, 181 E. Cameron Ave.., Chapel Hill. unc.live/2RBvxI2, 919-962-1039.
NC Jazz Ensemble Holiday Concert
Bulltown Strutters Holiday Throwdown
Lynn Blakey, FJ Ventre, Jerry Kee, Danny Gotham
School of Rock of Cary
Presenting an afternoon of rock masterpieces by Kiss, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more. Details: Sunday, Dec. 16, Noon. $5 Advance/$7 Day of Show. Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham. motorcomusic.com, 919-901-0875.
Russell Lacy School of Music
Nick Bullins, Ari Pappalaroo, Pete Pawsey in the Round
The Beach Boys
Jewel w/ Atz, Atz Lee and Nikos Kilcher
NC Boys Choir and Girls Choir
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Daughtry, Chris Hendricks
Tuesday Blues Jam with Clark Stern
Reverend Horton Heat, Junior Brown, The Blasters, Big Sandy
Ramblin’ Fever DJ Brian Burns
9th Annual Newtonanny
A sing-a-long of seasonal songs with Rebecca Newton and a cast of musical characters. Details: Wednesday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m. No cover charge. Blue Note Grill, 709 Washington St., Durham. bit.ly/2rmNO0A, 919-401-1979.
The Weepies Holiday Acoustic Duo Tour, Matt the Electrician
Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands, Emily Musolino, Anita Moore
Jam Session w/ Al Strong and Friends
Details: Thursday, Dec. 20, 7-10 p.m. The Durham Hotel, 315 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham. bit.ly/2SpHFvN.
Jim Watson’s 14th Annual Hillsborough Christmas Show
Pop Up Chorus
“All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey; “Last Christmas” by Wham!; “Winter Wonderland” and “Let it Snow.” Details: Thursday, Dec. 20, 7-9 p.m. $8-$13. The ArtsCenter, Wynn Theater, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. bit.ly/2QdG7s5, 919-929-2787.
Shlump, Scales, Sound Lobotomy
Hawkins King, Stephanie Ray
Details: Thursday, Dec. 20, $20. Local 506, 506 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. local506.com.
Imani Pressley, Jooselord, 3AM Sound, Jerrod
Handles, J. Rashad, Tanajah, Red Jones, Dopemusic
Dylan Earl, Blue Cactus, Willi Carlisle
Friday Jazz Series at Cuban Revolution
Saturday Cool Jazz at Cuban Revolution
The Leroy Savage Group
Details: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. The Original Q Shack, 2510 University Drive, Durham. 919-402-4227.
Details: Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. Free. Northgate Mall, 1058 West Club Blvd., Durham. 919-286-4400.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker
Sponsored by the Triangle Country Dancers. Music by Rip the Calico; calling by Kyle Johnston. Details: Friday, Dec. 14, Lesson 7:30 p.m.; Dance 8 p.m. $10/nonmembers; $8/members. No partner/experience is needed. Please wear soft-soled shoes. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. tcdancers.org.
Community Contra Dance
Dances for kids, teens and grownups of all ages. Sponsored by the Triangle Country Dancers. Music by Carolina Cat Wranglers; calling by Joy Greenwolfe. Details: Saturday, Dec. 15, Potluck Supper 5:30-6:30 p.m.; 6:30-9 p.m. Dance. $5 person/$15 family. No partner/experience is needed. Please wear soft-soled shoes. Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill. bit.ly/2qhFJtJ.
Rushfest! Contra Dance
DJ/Caller Emily Rush will lead contra dances to recorded pop music. Sponsored by the Triangle Country Dancers. Details: Monday, Dec. 17, Lesson 7 p.m.; Dance 7:30-10:30 p.m. $8. No partner/experience is needed. Please wear soft-soled shoes. Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. tcdancers.org.
English Country Dance
Sponsored by Sun Assembly English Country Dancers. Live music by Mara and Dean. All dances are taught in a gender-neutral manner. No partner required. Details: Thursday, Dec. 20, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $7. 916 Lamond Ave., Durham. sunassembly.org, 919-683-9672.
Sunday Salsa Social
Social Dance Classes for LGBTQ & Allies
Swing, Ballroom, Latin, Country & Freestyle Dances. Couples and singles welcome. Details: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Drop-In-Pay-What-You-Can. Spanky’s Restaurant & Bar, Upstairs, 101 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Info: 760-580-0116.
‘Edges of Time’
A new play reading about the life of journalist Marvel Cooke by playwright Jacqueline E. Lawton. Details: Friday, Dec. 14, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Playmakers Repertory Company, 120 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill. unc.live/2E1s0ip, 919-962-7529.
‘A Christmas Carol’
Presented by Triangle Performance Ensemble. Details: Friday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 15, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 16, 3 p.m. $17-$20. Hillside High School Theater, 3727 Fayetteville St., Durham. bit.ly/2Qf7h1X.
Comedy Night at The Cave Tavern
Open Mic Stand-Up Comedy Night at Durty Bull
Christmas by Candlelight at Duke Homestead
Costumed interpreters will lead you on a candlelit tour through the Historic Area festooned with period decorations celebrating Christmas in the 1870's. Story telling; hot cider; cookies. Details: Friday, Dec. 14, 6:45-9:15 p.m. $3-$6. Duke Homestead, 2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham. bit.ly/2DTLPIh, 919-627-6990.
Hillsborough Candlelight Tour
Featuring “pop up” readings from local authors; the opening a variety of homes and historic sites; miniature train; visit from Santa. Details: Sunday, Dec. 16, 1-7 p.m. $18-$30. Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce, 200 North Churton St., Hillsborough. bit.ly/2P9TGnn.