Oak City Nights

Kings–Two local rock clubs have incorporated talk shows into their itineraries during the past two months: The Cave is using local rock celebrities like Dexter Romweber as its talking head, though Kings is keeping it in-house with cocktail connoisseur Brad Bryant, the club’s eternally smiling barkeep. This is Bryant’s second month hosting Oak City Nights, a low-key chat with someone around town about their life, work and interests. Expect good drink specials as a result of this bartender-to-star-talker scenario, an American Dream ascension right down the street. The bar opens at 9 p.m. –Grayson Currin



Cat’s Cradle–Flicker Festival will be showing films devoted to local bands in a program called Bars and Tone. Some of the filmmakers who are making music videos for the show include Jim Haverkamp, Joyce Ventimiglia, Nicole Triche and Jason Middleton. Bands such as The Octobers, Slim’s Dill Pickle, Cantwell Gomez and Jordan, Two If By Sea and Maple Stave will be featured. The doors open at 8 p.m. with the show starting at 8:30. Tickets are only $3. –David Fellerath