What could be finer than wine and cheese and The Carolina Philharmonic under the pines? “Serenade in the Pines” features four musical destinations and takes place June 16 from 4-6 p.m. at Weymouth Center for Arts & Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave. For information call (910) 692-6261 or visit weymouthcenter.org.
The Beach Goes On
Mary Alice Monroe continues her series about the struggles and triumphs of the Rutledge family of Charleston, South Carolina, in her new book, Beach House Reunion, when Cara Rutledge returns to her home on the Isle of Palms, reconnecting with family, friends and the low country. Monroe will speak and sign books at The Country Bookshop, 140 N.W. Broad St., in Southern Pines, on June 19 and 4 p.m.
Rhapsody in Weymouth
The Weymouth Center for Arts & Humanities features “An Evening of Gershwin Favorites” on June 7 at 7 p.m. John Hatcher and Friends Quintet perform with vocalist Megan Causey along with a special vocal guest, Dr. Marc Bernard. Tickets are $50 for members, $60 for non-members, and include wine and appetizers. Reservations for the event at 555 E. Connecticut Ave., in Southern Pines, are required. For more information call (910) 692-6261 or go to weymouthcenter.org.
Farmers on the Green
GivenTufts and Elliott’s on Linden present “A Taste of North Carolina” on the Pinehurst Village Green at 6:30 p.m. on June 21. Tickets to the North Carolina farm-to-table meal are $80 and available at the Tufts Archives, 150 Cherokee Rd., Pinehurst. Chef Mark Elliott is donating the food and proceeds from the dinner benefit GivenTufts. For more information call (910) 295-3642.
Lumbee Film Festival
Cucalorus, the North Carolina Arts Council and the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina are partnering to produce the first Lumbee Film Festival on Saturday, June 23, at the UNC Pembroke Entrepreneurship Incubator, at 202 Main St., in Pembroke. The festival will showcase bold, original films by Native American Indians, especially Lumbee filmmakers, and will include a panel discussion with community organizers, filmmakers and tribe members. For more information visit www.cucalorus.org/lumbee-film-festival/.
Best in Show
The highly entertaining Fun Dog Show will be June 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Walthour-Moss Foundation, Lyell’s Meadow, 225 Mile Away Lane, in Southern Pines. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The classes include: Cutest, Best Trick, Best Coiffed, Senior Dog, Junior Handler, Look Alike, Best Rescue, Best 6 Legs and Best in Show. Prizes and ribbons galore. Caring Hearts for Canines will be on-site with dogs seeking homes. Cost for entrants is $5 per class the morning of or you can register at www.walthour-moss.org.
First on the First at the First
With roots deep in the tradition of Blue Ridge music, the Jeff Little Trio headlines First Friday on the First Bank Stage beside the Sunrise Theater, 250 N.W. Broad St., in Southern Pines, on June 1. Food trucks and beverages abound but, please, leave the dogs at home. For further information call (910) 692-8501 or visit firstfridaysouthernpines.com.
Forsooth and Zounds
The Uprising Theatre Company brings Shakespeare back to the park with performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on consecutive weekends, June 1-3 and 8-10, at 7:30 p.m. at Tufts Memorial Park, 1 Village Green Road, Pinehurst. Admission is free to all though there are some VIP tables close to the stage available for $450. For more information call (541) 631-8241 or go to www.uprisingtheatrecompany.com.
The Rooster’s Wife
Friday, June 1: Seth Kibel and Bay Jazz Project. Premier woodwind player Seth Kibel fronts this crazy good band that leaves no genre uncovered. Cost: $10.
Sunday, June 3: Sultans of Swing, a Canadian duo, combines flamenco, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms and French gypsy jazz. Cost: $15.
Saturday, June 9: The sextet Night Tree plays original works spanning the Celtic world. Cost: $10.
Wednesday, June 13: Bette Smith from Bed-Sty brings her big dreams and big band. Cost: $15.
Thursday, June 14: Open Mic. Members are admitted free.
Sunday, June 17: Jeanne Jolly’s wondrous voice is backed by a rocking band. Cost: $20.
Friday, June 22: City Dirt Trio, a side project of Urban Soil, features Gregory Meckley, Eric Chesson and Jonathan Wilson. Cost: $10.
Sunday, June 24: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Chris Jones and the Night Drivers bring their bluegrass sound. Cost: $15.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and music begins at 6:46 at the Poplar Knight Sport, 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.