Stuart Albright

Regulator BookshopFootball, it’s a funny old game. Jordan High School football coach and English teacher Stuart Albright examines its effect on North Carolina in his new book, Sidelines, which profiles nine different N.C. communities ranging from the Appalachians to military bases. In these profiles, he uses football as a window into everything from race relations to the nature of communities themselves. Think of it as Friday Night Lights, Carolina-style. The event starts at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.regulatorbookshop.com or www.stuartalbright.com. Zack Smith