CONCERTS

Brad Paisley: 7:30 p.m. today, Coastal Credit Union Music Park, Raleigh; and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24, PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte. Tickets are $29 to $88; tickets available through LiveNation.

Ted Nugent: 7:30 p.m. Friday, White Oak Amphitheatre, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro. $15 to $79; tickets available through Ticketmastr.

Breaking Benjamin: 6 p.m. Saturday, PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Coastal Credit Union Music Park, Raleigh. $18.75 and up; tickets available through Ticketmaster.

Tom Merrigan's Hot Raccoons: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 1612 Jordan Dr., Saxapahaw, as part of the Saturdays in Saxapahaw concert series. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For more details, call 336-675-7704 or visit www.SaxapahawNC.com.

The Hall Family: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aleko's Kitchen, 3281 S. Church St., Burlington. 336-438-1318.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters: 7 p.m. Saturday, Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater, Charlotte; and 7 p.m. Aug. 18, Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary. $20 to $65 for the Charlotte show; tickets available through www.LiveNation.com. $20 to $75 for the Cary show; tickets available through www.etix.com.

Dr. Gary McRoberts will present a piano recital: 3 p.m. Sunday, Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church, 4178 Mt. Hermon Rock Creek Rd., Graham. Free. The recital will feature the music of Chopin, Debussy, Mozart, Dino, Hayes and Raney.

The Mighty Tenernears' 59th anniversary concert: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1126 W. Webb Ave., Burlington. Free. In honor and memory of Deacon John Perkins. For more details, call Tim Gant at 336-417-4379.

Flogging Molly and Social Distortion: 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh. $29 to $49; visit www.LiveNation.com.

The Isaacs benefit concert: 7 p.m. Sunday, Harvest Baptist Church, 3741 S. Church St., Burlington. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the ARMC Foundation to assist local cancer patients. The event is in memory of Times-News reporter Mike Wilder and Times-News editor emeritus Don Bolden. $15 for general admission. https://isaacs.bpt.me/ or at the Times-News during regular office hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Tickets available at the door while the supplies last.

Gary Clark Jr.: 7 p.m. Monday, Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville. Tickets are $45 & $150. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.etix.com.

The Smashing Pumpkins: 7 p.m. Tuesday, PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. Tickets range from $30 to $150. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.LiveNation.com.

Backstreet Boys' "DNA" tour: 8 p.m. Tuesday, PNC Arena, Raleigh. For more information or purchase tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com.

 

MOVIE SERIES 

"Stand By Me": 7 p.m. today as part of the Summer Film Fest 2019, Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. $7 for adults and $6 for students and teachers. 336-333-2605 or www.carolinatheatre.com.

"Vertigo": 7 p.m. Friday as part of the Summer Film Fest 2019, Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene St., Greensboro. $7 for adults and $6 for students and teachers. 336-333-2605 or www.carolinatheatre.com.

"Ralph Breaks the Internet": 8 p.m. Saturday, Historic Depot, 200 S. Main St., Burlington, as part of the B-Town Events' Outdoor Movie Series. A children's fitness activity will take place at 7:30 p.m. For more details, visit www.btowneventsnc.com or visit B-Town Events on Facebook.

 

THEATER & DANCE

Universoul Circus: 7 p.m. today and Friday; noon, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro. $18 to $40: tickets available through Ticketmaster.

North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF): today through Sunday, Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham. Individual tickets for film screenings are $10; 10 film screenings are $85. Event features 166 films from 21 countries including 142 shorts and 24 features. Tickets can be purchased at ncglff.org and carolinatheatre.org.

 

EXHIBITS

MERGE — A Community Art Exhibition by Independent Artist Movement: Artful Gathering from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sister Galleries at Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham. Artists include: Timothy Petty; Marilynn Barr; MJT Illustration; Aaron Pennington; Ed Fadool; Kelly Walsh; Britt Flood; Sean T. Bailey; Thomas W. Graham; Greg VandeVisser; Marx Myth; Holden Richards; David Gellatly; Jill Beth Hannes; Kyndall Owens; Brenda G. Poole; Carol Retsch-Bogart; Lisa Marie Gallo; Taylor C. McGee; Becky Beedy; Amber Cauley; Ann M. Lawtey; Rick Grime; Brenda Olds Carter; Jennifer Smith; Lauri Daughtry; Kristin Smith; Brian Collins; Joshua Hunt; Kathryn Boehm; Lisa Sheffield; Steve Fishman; Lindsey Mitchell; Melody Bodkin; and Donald Bustraan. Music by Love & Valor and refreshments will be available. Free. Artwork will be on display and for sale now through Aug. 31. 336-226-4495 or www.alamancearts.org/.

"Persia Sublime — A Visual Tapestry of Journeys in Iran," photographs by Sia Yazdanfar: Artful Gathering from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Suntrust Gallery at Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham. Free. Artwork will be on display and for sale now through Aug. 31. 336-226-4495 or www.alamancearts.org/.