Friday, August 10, to Sunday, August 12

2nd Friday ArtWalk in Chapel Hill and Carrboro

Friday, August 10

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Locations in Chapel Hill and Carrboro

The second Friday of every month, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., head to Chapel Hill and Carrboro for an ArtWalk. Experience live music, food, activities, hands-on art demonstrations, discounts, live music and more. Download a map to help make sure you don’t miss anything. 27 venues are highlighted on the map.


PLAYlist Concert Series

Friday, August 10

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street, Durham

This concert series has been bringing great artists to Durham Central Park all summer, and this Friday is the season finale. It features Jenn Bostic, a soulful singer/songwriter with a hint of blues, soul, country, pop and gospel.


NC Summer Opera performance

Friday, August 10, 3 p.m.: Forest at Duke, 2701 Pickett Road, Durham

Sunday, August 12, 3 p.m.: Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh

North Carolina Summer Opera is a new opera organization, established in 2018. It’s presenting its first production, Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, in semi-staged workshops this weekend, twice, once in Raleigh and once in Durham. The performances will be accompanied by piano. Sung in Italian, with English subtitles. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.


Skywatching—The Perseid Meteor Shower

Sunday, August 12

9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Dorothea Dix Park (Big Field, 101 Blair Drive)

Staff and volunteers from the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society, and Raleigh Astronomy Club are joining up for a free skywatching program. You’ll get to look through telescope at a variety of objects in the sky. Jupiter, Saturn and Mars will be prime targets, but keep an eye out for meteors. This is the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower.