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Weekend at a Glance: Tunes, Tomatoes and Theater

Take advantage of the best of summer this weekend with theater shows, outdoor concerts and a tomato festival.

Don’t miss fresh-from-the-vine tomatoes at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market during Tomato Day this Saturday.

Book Discussion – Thursday, 7pm – Dr. Peter Rizzolo will discuss his third published novel, “Judging Laura,” at Flyleaf Books. The author was a professor of family medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before he retired and pursued interests in literature and creative writing.

Southern Summer Outdoor Concert – Thursday, 7-9pm – Relax with the jazz tunes of Jazzbeau during this outdoor concert at Southern Village.

Hot Diggity Days! Annual Sidewalk Sale – Friday through Sunday, times vary – Don’t miss three days of summer bargains, giveaways, kids’ activities and and free sunglasses with $10 purchase at University Place. There’ll be free entertainment, too, with Paperhand Puppet participatory parade at noon and music from Bull City Syndicate at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Stop by Sunday for live Caribbean music from Southern Routes on the stage and more sidewalk sale fun.

Fridays on the Front Porch – Friday, 5-8 pm – Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music by the Holland Brothers and delicious food truck fare by Bam Pow Chow at The Carolina Inn.

2nd Friday ArtWalk – Friday, 6-9pm – Experience the art scene in Carrboro and Chapel Hill on the second Friday of every month. Explore various galleries, featuring live music, food, activities and hands-on art demonstrations.

Mike Rodgers at Johnny’s Gone Fishing – Friday, 7-9pm – Nashville recording artist Mike Rodgers blends pop and country music in his latest album. Don’t miss his show this weekend at Johnny’s Gone Fishing.

Outdoor Movies on the Green – Friday and Saturday, dusk – “Bueller? … Bueller? … Bueller?” Catch the classic, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” outdoors on the Village Green hosted by The Lumina Theatre. The movie will start at approximately 8:30 p.m.

10 by 10 in the Triangle – Friday and Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm – Spend your summer enjoying international, original plays right in our backyard. Over 1,100 scripts were sent in this year for the chance to be performed during the 15th annual festival, and The ArtsCenter chose 10 new theatrical shorts. Other performances will take place July 14-17 and July 21-24.

Tomato Day – Saturday, 8:30am-noon – Celebrate the glory that is a fresh-from- the-vine tomato at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market. Expect kids activities, recipes and of course, an epic tomato tasting.

Transactors Improv: For Families! – Saturday, 6pm – Bring the kids to a family-friendly improv show about summer fun and the outdoor world. Doors open at 5:30 at the West End Theater at The ArtsCenter.

Music in the Meadow – Saturday, 6-9pm – Get moving to the beats of a live band, taste wood-fired pizza from Capp’s Apizza food truck and cool down with Italian ice from Little Dipper’s Saturday at Great Meadow Park at Briar Chapel.

Cardigan Records 3 Year Anniversary Show – Saturday, 7:30pm – Celebrate the third anniversary of Cardigan Records, a recording company based in Durham. The show at Cat’s Cradle will feature Professor Toon, Greaver, Youth League, Bear Girl, Laww x Bigg and HundredftFaces.

Future Thieves and Guthrie Brown – Saturday, 9pm – Check out Nashville-based musicians at Local 506. Doors open at 8 p.m. for the show with American rock band Future Thieves and songwriter Guthrie Brown.

Southern Village Summer Concert – Sunday, 6-8pm – Bring a chair and come out for the latest installment of the summer concert series on Village Green stage. Get your groove on with Rooster Logic, the band complete with funky covers and original music!

Tatiana Quiroga is a master’s student on the reporting track at the University of North Carolina School of Media and Journalism. The Orlando, Florida native has happily traded in perpetual summer for the beautiful seasons of the Tar Heel State. She loves cheering on the Gators, reading at the beach and hiking in the North Carolina mountains.