Friday Night Rocks

The Asheville-based soul/funk/rock/jam band Travers Brothership will take the First Bank stage at Sunrise Square, 250 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines, on Friday, Aug. 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Their performance, described as a “wild block party,” supports the Sunrise Theater. Food trucks, refreshments and beer from Southern Pines Brewery will be available. No outside alcohol. No rolling, strolling or roving coolers allowed. Leave man’s best friend at home. For more information call (910) 692-3611 or go to

Links and Drinks

Join The Sway at the Pinehurst Country Club, 1 Carolina Vista Drive, for a women-only golf clinic combining happy hour and friendly instruction from a Pinehurst resort professional on Monday, Aug. 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Perfect that swing and test your skills on The Cradle. Each session is limited to 20 players and the cost for the lesson, a cocktail and swag is $55. For more information go to

Gathering on the Green

The Bradshaw Performing Art Center’s summer concert series continues Saturday, Aug. 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Mountain Heart and its special guest, Carly Burruss. Bring chairs and blankets — but no outside food or beverages — to BPAC’s McNeill-Woodward Green, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst. For information and tickets visit

Lakeside Live!

Saxophonist Dennis Hardison and A New Creation will be performing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, August 13 at The Cardinal Park, 657 S. Walnut St., Pinebluff. Gates open at 6 p.m. and admission is $15. You must be 21 years old and above to enter. Dress is all-white, casual party attire. A DJ will pick up the show at 9 p.m. For more information visit

“Many a Good Hanging Prevents a Bad Marriage”

So says Twelfth Night. Shakespeare in the Pines and the Uprising Theatre Company return with one of the Bard’s famous comedies on The Village Green, Tufts Memorial Park, Friday, Aug. 20, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. There are additional performances on Aug. 21, 27 and 28. For information and tickets go to

Bocce Bash

It’s back for a 14th annual! The Backyard Bocce Bash to benefit the Sandhills Children’s Center rolls on at the National Athletic Village, 201 Air Tool Drive, Southern Pines, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until the last ball is bowled on Saturday, Aug. 21. All proceeds help provide vital therapies to children with special developmental needs. Entry fee starts at $25 per player. Sponsorships are available. For information and registration call (910) 692-3323 or visit

25th Anniversary Celebration

A touch of Robbins comes to Pinehurst on Friday, Aug. 20, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Fair Barn for the 25th Anniversary Celebration benefiting the Northern Moore Family Resource Center, home of the HOPE Academy Preschool. There will be mechanical bull riding, rubber pigeon skeet shooting, live music, food from Elliott’s Catering Company, live and silent auctions and beer, wine and high spirits. Tickets for the event at the Fair Barn, 200 Beulah Hill Road, Pinehurst, are $125 per person. For information go to

Weymouth Puts the Moves On

Join MARO movement for a modern dance experience staged outdoors on the grounds of the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities at 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21. The audience moves along a navigated path, experiencing site-specific dance works on their way to a mainstage show. Tickets are $40 and include two motion tours, the mainstage event, spirits and hors d’oeuvres. Food trucks will also be on site. For information call (910) 692-6261 or go to

Get Saucy

The three-day Pinehurst BBQ Festival celebrating “all things barbecue” begins Friday, Sept. 3, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and continues throughout Labor Day weekend in the village of Pinehurst, 6 Chinquapin Road. Presented by Pinehurst Resort, US Foods and Business North Carolina magazine, the festival celebrates Carolina barbecuing tradition from the mountains to the coast and features award-winning pitmasters. For tickets and information go to

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