Watch the Birdie
Discover strategies to attract birds to your backyard, including information on feeders and types of food, in a program at Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve, 1024 Fort Bragg Road in Southern Pines, on Sunday, Jan. 12, at 3 p.m. You may even learn how to scare a crow or two. For information call (910) 692-2167 or go to www.ncparks.gov.
Author and lecturer Vivian R. Jacobson pairs Marc Chagall and Elvis Presley — innovators in their respective fields — in a presentation at the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center, Owens Auditorium, 3395 Airport Road in Pinehurst, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmesandhills.com.
Jammin’ the Beat
Bring an instrument and a love of music to a jam session and song circle on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m., at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. It’s free and open to the public. For more information call (910) 692-6261 or go to www.weymouthcenter.org.
The Phil Does Films
The Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra will present music from the Golden Age of Film at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center, Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, in Pinehurst. For more information call (910) 687-0287 or visit www.carolinaphil.org.
Historian Kevin Duffus begins a three-part lecture series on the Cape Fear and 500 years of American history at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines. For additional information call (910) 692-6261 or visit www.weymouthcenter.org. Tickets are available at www.ticketmesandhills.com.
A Day at the Opera
The Sunrise Theater’s Met Opera series continues on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m., with Wozzeck, Alban Berg’s 20th century shocker staring baritone Peter Mattei in the title role. Groundbreaking visual artist and director William Kentridge unveils a bold new staging set in an apocalyptic wasteland. For information call (910) 692-3611 or visit www.sunrisetheater.com.
Learn about Kombucha tea, CBD and essential oils at a holistic wellness expo running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Pilot office, 145 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines. Holistic health experts will exhibit and be available to answer questions. For more information contact email@example.com. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmesandhills.com.
The Rooster’s Wife
Sunday, Jan. 5: The Gibson Brothers. The best brother duo in bluegrass makes its annual appearance with shows at 12:46 p.m. and 6:46 p.m. at the Poplar Knight Spot. Cost: $35.
Sunday, Jan. 12: The Kennedys with special guest, Grammy-winner Jon Carroll. Old friends and collaborators from the D.C. area meet at musical crossroads in Aberdeen. The Kennedys, Pete and Maura, have shared many stages, tour buses and studios with Carroll over the years, and they’re excited to catch up at The Rooster’s Wife. Cost: $20.
Friday, Jan. 17: An Evening with Chris Smither. Honing a synthesis of folk and blues for 50 years, Smither is truly an American original. Rolling Stone and The New York Times agree that Smither continues to be a profound songwriter, a blistering guitarist, and intense performer as he draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and humanist philosophers. Cost: $30.
Sunday, Jan. 19: Tire Fire, Stoll Vaughn. Kentucky singer/songwriter Vaughn opens the show for this newgrass-jam-funk-groovemachine-headbangin’-electrified-party-band! Cost: $15.
Sunday, Jan. 26: Cliff Eberhardt with special guest Louise Mosrie. Eberhardt knew by the age of 7 that he was going to be a singer and songwriter. Living close to the Main Point, one of the best folk clubs on the East Coast, he cut his teeth listening to the likes of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt and Mississippi John Hurt. At the same time, he studied great pop songwriters like Cole Porter, the Gershwins, and Rodgers and Hart, all of which explains his penchant for great melodies and clever lyrical twists. He’ll be joined by Louise Mosrie. Cost: $20.
Thursday, Jan. 30: DamnTall Buildings. Whether live or on record, the band radiates the energy of a ragtag crew of music students playing bluegrass on the street. Anchoring that energy is their instrumental chops, their strong songwriting, and their varied influences that stretch beyond bluegrass. Sharing lead vocals, instrumental solos and high-spirited harmony, DamnTall Buildings is more than the sum of its parts. 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.