Paperhand Puppet Intervention Presents
City of Frogs
Sept. 1-2, 7-10, 14-16 –Giant puppets, masks, stilts and music entertain all ages. Tickets sold on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 p.m. Suggested admission donation: $12/adults, $8 ages 4-16; free for 3 and younger. Pre-show begins at 6:20 p.m with show at 7 p.m. The Forest Theatre, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd., Chapel Hill. 919-923-1857. paperhand.org.
Kazoom Children's Theater
Sept. 5-6, 19-20 – Live show features puppets, music and audience participation. Ages 2-7. $5 for ages 1 and older. Cash only. 10a.m., 11:10 a.m. Kazoom Children's Theater, 431 Peace St., Raleigh. carolinapuppets.com.
Pops in the City
Sept. 9 – Enjoy a free classical music concert that celebrates the 80th season of the N.C. Symphony. 7 p.m. Raleigh Amphitheater, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. ncsymphony.org.
An Evening of Robert Weiss
Sept. 13-30 – Enjoy an evening of works by artistic ballet director Robert Weiss. $28-$66. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (no Thursday
and Friday show the first week). Fletcher Theater, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 919-719-0900. carolinaballet.com.
Cary Town Band Performs
Sept. 14 – Enjoy the opening of the Fall Sertoma Series and explore "sticky music," a phenomenon in which certain tunes get stuck in your head. Free. 7:30 p.m. Sertoma Amphitheatre, Bond Park, 801 High House Rd., Cary. 919-469-4069. carytownband.org.
Filipino-American Performing Artists of North Carolina Presentation
Sept. 15 – Take the family for a cultural celebration show-casing Philippine music and dance. Free. See website for time. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. 919-645-8435.
Triangle Brass Band Performs
Sept. 15 – An audience-pleasing selection of marches, musicals, brass band tunes and more. Free. 7 p.m. Sertoma Amphitheatre, Bond Park, 801 High House Rd., Cary. 919-469-4069.
Sept. 19-Oct. 7 – Go into the studio of Mark Rothko, pioneer of abstract expressionism, and into the mind of an artist wrestling with the eternal struggle between art and commerce. Appropriate for ages 14 and older. $20. No show Sept. 24 and Oct. 1. All shows at 7:30 p.m. except Sunday shows, which are at 2 p.m. PlayMakers Repertory Company, Paul Green Theatre, Country Club Rd., Chapel Hill. 919-962-7529. playmakersrep.org.
44 Plays for 44 Presidents
Sept. 28-30; Oct. 4-7 – A chronological, biographical survey of the lives and presidencies of each of the men who have held the office so far, told in two-minute plays dedicated to each of the 44 presidencies. Appropriate for ages 10 and older. $16 adults, $14 students. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. 919-929-2787 ext. 201. artscenterlive.org.
The Fresh Beat Band Performs
Sept. 29 – Kids and adults enjoy a fun concert with plenty of singing and dancing. $30-$52. 4 p.m. Raleigh Amphitheater, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. 1-800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.
Brass at Bond
Sept. 30 – Features some of North Carolina's finest brass ensembles. All ages. Free. 2 p.m. Sertoma Amphitheatre, Bond Park, 801 High House Rd., Cary. 919-469-4069.