June 19 PinePitch
Music Festival of the Pines
Third Stream Duo and the Weymouth Center collaborate to offer two days of adult and young artist classes for high school-age musicians and adult music lovers. The program includes two concerts open to the public. The Third Stream Duo concert is at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14, with a $15 suggested donation. The Young Artists/Third Stream Duo joint concert is Saturday, June 15, at 5:30 p.m. For information on class fees or further concert details, call (910) 692-6261 or go to weymouthcenter.org. Tickets are available at ticketmesandhills.com.
Dive into June
Join Southern Pines Recreation and Parks for its Juneteenth Celebration at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at the Pool Park, 735 S. Stephens St., Southern Pines. The event is co-sponsored by the Southern Pines Public Library, Southern Pines Police Department and West Southern Pines Citizens for Change. For more information, call (910) 692-7376 or go to www.southernpines.net/136/Recreation-Parks.
The June 7 edition of First Friday features the high-energy sound of Mountain Heart on the First Bank Stage next to the Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Music begins at 5 p.m. There will be food trucks and alcohol for purchase. For more information, call (910) 692-3611 or visit www.sunrisetheater.com.
Queen Bee on the Menu
Author Dorothea Benton Frank will talk about her new book, Queen Bee, at a luncheon at noon on Friday, June 7, at the Country Club of North Carolina, 1600 Morganton Road, Pinehurst. Tickets are available at ticketmesandhills.com.
Broadway on the Big Screen
One of the most elaborate productions of the Broadway classic 42nd Street comes to the Sunrise Theater, 244 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Sunday, June 9, and 10 a.m. Thursday, June 13. For more information, call (910) 692-3611 or visit www.sunrisetheater.com.
The Rooster’s Wife
Sunday, June 2: Logan Ledger. A young talent’s dream of getting discovered by the right Music City tastemaker really can come true. In the case of Logan Ledger, a demo recording caught the attention of Americana architect T Bone Burnett. Preview his new record. Cost: $15.
Thursday, June 6: Jon Roniger and the Good for Nothin’ Band. Bringing New Orleans to LA — Lower Aberdeen! Slick, sly, charming and authentic, the band practically crackles with chops. Cost: $12.
Thursday, June 13: Open mic with the Parsons. Your chance to take the stage. Free to members.
Friday, June 14: John Westmoreland, Skylar Gudasz. Westmoreland brings his new project, “Cast Fire,” a debut album of his original songs and music, and special guest, Charlie Lowery. Gudasz is a singer/songwriter from Durham, and then some. Last spotted traveling with Mipso, and The Jayhawks. Cost: $12.
Sunday, June 16: Chaise Lounge. Big league jazz with five of the Washington, D.C., area’s top jazz musicians playing sparkling arrangements of standards and original tunes, featuring the soft, luminous vocals of Marilyn Older. Cost: $20.
Thursday, June 20: Rebecca Newton. Great songs on a brand new album, her first solo project after all these years. Cost: $10.
Friday, June 21: Drew Gibson, Abigail Dowd. Gibson brings a new album and fabulous pedal steel by Dave Hadley. Our own Abigail Dowd returns to the Sandhills with songs of self-discovery, holding close and letting go. Cost: $15.
Sunday, June 23: Randall Bramblett. “You can’t do better than Randall Bramblett,” says Bonnie Raitt. Who are we to argue? Cost: $20.
Thursday, June 27: Kerrville Winners’ Song Circle. Rachel Laven, Nathan Evans Fox and Wes Collins bring a celebration of songs from the annual Kerrville Folk Festival, where they all took honors. Cost: $10.
Sunday, June 30: House of Hamill. Rose Baldino and Brian Buchanan met backstage 10 years ago, when their bands, Enter The Haggis and Burning Bridget Cleary, were sharing the bill. The two bonded over a love of Irish fiddle tunes, Radiohead and 4 a.m. whiskey. The bond continues, stronger than ever. Cost: $15.
Unless otherwise noted, doors open at 6 p.m. and music begins at 6:46 at the Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight St., Aberdeen. Prices above are for members. Annual memberships are $5 and available online or at the door. For more information, call (910) 944-7502 or visit www.theroosterswife.org or ticketmesandhills.com.
Shakespeare in the Pines
The Uprising Theatre Company brings the Bard back to Pinehurst’s Village Green with performances of As You Like It on June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16. The play begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Tufts Memorial Park, 1 Village Green Road W., Pinehurst. General admission is free. For information on VIP tables, call (541) 631-8241 or go to www.uprisingtheatrecompany.com.
60 Minutes Man
Join CBS’ 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley, author of Truth Worth Telling, at 6 p.m. on June 4 for a conversation and book signing with Kimberly Daniels Taws at the Pinehurst Country Club, 80 Carolina Vista, Dr., Pinehurst. Pelley, was the CBS Evening News anchor from 2011-17, travelled with the XVIII Airborne Corps on its assault into Iraq in 1991 and served as the network’s chief White House correspondent from 1997-99. The event, sponsored by The Pilot and The Country Bookshop, costs $35 which includes a copy of the book. Tickets are available at ticketmesandhills.com.
Join New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Michelle Gable at noon on Monday, June 3, at the Holly Inn, 155 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst, to hear about her new novel, The Summer I Met Jack. Ticket sales will benefit the Given Memorial Library and Tufts Archives and are available at ticketmesandhills.com.