Purchase tickets at the following outlets, unless otherwise stated. Service fees may apply.
Ticketmaster â" (800) 745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com, venue box offices, select Walmart stores (in the Electronics department) or any Ticketmaster outlet. Service fees may apply. For Ticketmasterâs customer service, call (800) 653-8000.
etix.com â" (919) 782-5010 or www.etix.com. Service fees may apply.
Live Nation â" (877) 598-8698, www.livenation.com, venue box offices or select Blockbuster stores. Service fees may apply.
Scream Tour: The Next Generation, 7 p.m. Friday,Â Dec. 30, 2011,Â Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center. $39.50; tickets available through Ticketmaster.
Widespread Panic, 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011,Â Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte. $60, $65; tickets available through Ticketmaster.
Winter Jam 2012, featuring Skillet, Sanctus Real, NewSong, Peter Furler, Building 429 and more, 6 p.m. Jan. 7, RBC Center, Raleigh; and 6 p.m. Feb. 4, Greensboro Coliseum. $10 at the door. Visit jamtour.com for more details.
Loretta Lynn, 8 p.m. Jan. 8, Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham. $35 to $75; tickets available through Ticketmaster. Rescheduled from Oct. 23.
Jack Mitchener, organ, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13, Christ United Methodist Church, 410 Holden Road, Greensboro. $18. Visit carolinatheatre.com or call (336) 333-2605.
Elon Cares 2012 benefit concert, 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Jan. 14, Yeager Recital Hall, Elon University. Free but donations will be accepted for Broadway cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (336) 278-5610.
The OâJays, 7 p.m. Jan. 15, Durham Performing Arts Center. $45 and up; tickets available through Ticketmaster.
Kelly Clarkson with Matt Nathanson, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Durham Performing Arts Center. $68, $78, $88; tickets available through Ticketmaster.
Greensboro Symphony, featuring Sergey Antonov, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19, War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro, and 8 p.m. Jan. 21, Dana Auditorium, Guilford College, Greensboro. $22 to $38; tickets available through Ticketmaster.
Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21, Crown Coliseum, Fayetteville. $25, $49.75; tickets available through Ticketmaster.
Miranda Lambert, with Chris Young and Jerrod Niemann, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21, Greensboro Coliseum. $25.75, $49.75; tickets available through Ticketmaster.
Travis Tritt, 8 p.m. Jan. 21, Carolina Theatre of Durham, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham. $39 to $59; tickets available through Ticketmaster.
Red Hot Chili Peppers with Santigold, 7:30 p.m. Jan 25, Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27, RBC Center, Raleigh; and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Greensboro Coliseum. $35.50 to $57.50; tickets available through Ticketmaster.
Haw River Ballroom, 1711 Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw: Sarah Jarosz, Jan. 13. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and show is from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets range from $12 to $15. To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketfly.com. For more details, visit www.hawriverballroom.com.
The Barn Dance, 6341 Phillippi Road, Julian: country, gospel, rock ânâ roll and bluegrass music at 7:30 p.m. each Saturday. Closed Christmas Eve. This Saturday, New Yearâs Party featuring the house band, snacks, balloon drop and toast at midnight. Advance tickets are $15 for members, $18 for nonmembers and all tickets at the door are $20. (336) 685-9200 or www.thebarndanceinc.com.
Friday nights at Company Shops Market Co-op: Live entertainment Fridays at 268 E. Front St. in downtown Burlington. This Friday, Phase Lock performs at 6 p.m. Free. Visit companyshopsmusic.com or call (919) 448-7309 for more details.
Hurricane Janeâs, 161 S. Greensboro St., Liberty. Karaoke and live performances on Fridays. (336) 622-5007.
Liberty Showcase, 101 S. Fayetteville St., Liberty. Shows are on Saturday nights. This Saturday, Blenderâs New Yearâs Eve Show. Doors open at 8 p.m.; show starts at 9 p.m. $12 for adults; children under 12 admitted for free.Reservations are recommended. Call (336) 622-3844 or visit www.libertyshowcase.net for more information.
Yesterdayz Dance, 404 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington (behind Stainback Florist). Dancing from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. every Saturday. Live music features beach, oldies and country. No alcohol, no smoking; all ages welcome. $10, $5 children under age 15. (336) 693-4944.
Monster Jam, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13-14; Greensboro Coliseum. $20, $25; tickets available through Ticketmaster.
Comedian Paula Poundstone, 8 p.m. Jan. 20, Carolina Theatre of Durham, 309 W. Morgan St. $29, $39; tickets available through Ticketmaster.
Comedian Bill Cosby, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Jan. 21, Durham Performing Arts Center. $45 to $75; tickets available through Ticketmaster.
Sandy Hackettâs Rat Pack Show, 8 p.m. Jan. 27, Carolina Theatre of Durham, 309 W. Morgan St. $35, $50; tickets available through Ticketmaster.
An exhibit depicting Native American weaving traditions runs through the end of December at the Textile Heritage Museum 2406 Glencoe Street, just off N.C. 62 North, Glencoe. Museum hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Visit textileheritagemuseum.org or call (336) 260-0038 for more details.
India Cainâs âMaidens ~ Madams ~ Madonnasâ runs through Jan. 10, Paramount Theater gallery, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. Get more details at (336) 226-4495.
Elon Universityâs Student Juried Art Exhibition runs through Jan 31, Isabella Cannon Room, on campus. (336) 278-5610.
Scott Collection at Alamance Community College presents âRobert and Lizzie: An 1880s Love Storyâ runs through January, on the third floor of the Gee Building of the schoolâs main campus. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Get more details at (336) 506-4122.
Â âFabulous Fibers,â an invitational exhibition featuring contemporary fiber works by N.C. artists, opens with a reception at noon Jan. 9 and runs through Feb. 3, Arts West Gallery, Elon University. (336) 278-5610.
Â âThe Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973-1991â runs through Dec. 31, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham. Visit nasher.duke.edu or call (919) 684-5135.
âModern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museumâ runs through Saturday, Dec. 31 Reynolda House, Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem. (336) 758-5150.
âTitanic: The Artifact Exhibitâ runs through Jan. 8, Natural Science Center of Greensboro, 4301 Lawndale Drive. $21, $20 for children ages 3 to 13. Visit natsci.org or call (336) 288-3769.
âRembrandt in Americaâ runs through Jan. 22, N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Visit ncartmuseum.org or call (919) 839-6262.
âAn Eno Holiday Celebration,â a group exhibition of new works by gallery artists, runs through Jan. 22, Eno Gallery, 100 S. Churton St., Hillsborough. Visit enogallery.net or call (919) 883-1415.
Theater / Dance
Best of Broadway Series presents âYoung Frankenstein,â 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9, War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro. $45, $50, $55; tickets available through Ticketmaster.
Burlington Ballet Winter Concert, 7 p.m. Jan. 12-13, Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. Call (336) 222-TIXS for ticket information.
Elon University Department of Performing Arts presents William Shakespeareâs âMacbeth,â 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19-20, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21, 2 p.m. Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 and Feb. 1-3, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4, Black Box Theatre, on campus. $12. (336) 278-5650.
Elon University Tap Ensemble presents âTapped Out,â 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 and 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21, McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center, on campus. $10. (336) 278-5650.
Auditions / Entries
Entries are being accepted now for the 43rd Annual Student Arts Festival, sponsored by the Burlington Womanâs Club and the Burlington Junior Womanâs Club. Open to all Alamance County students in grades 6-12; awards given in painting, drawing and photography. Entires will be on display at Holly Hill Mall and Business Center from Jan. 26-29. Visit burlingtwomansclub.org or see the art teacher in your school for more details.