Your weekend guide for October 9-12

This weekend an '80s icon drops by the Triangle, and rarely-seen treasures go on display. Our top picks:

1. Earth, Wind and Fire at Red Hat Amphitheatre Thursday 7:30 | Starting at $27.50
Spend the evening with R&B greats Earth, Wind and Fire at Red Hat Amphitheater tonight. The eight-time Grammy Award-winning group has been around since the '70s, and racked up hit after hit. And later this month, they're releasing a holiday album. Details

2. Zac Brown Band at Walnut Creek Thursday 7 p.m. | Starting at $32
The band has three Grammy awards and three platinum albums, and is now on its "The Great American Road Trip" tour. Details

3. Small Treasures at the N.C. Museum of Art Opening reception Saturday 7 p.m.
Work by Flemish and Dutch painters like van Dyck and Rembrandt goes on display starting Saturday evening. And for the first time in North Carolina, you'll be able to see work by Vermeer as well. There will be 66 works, some of which are on loan from private collections and haven't been seen by the public. Details

4. Mary Mary at Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville Saturday 4 p.m. | Starting at $20
Gospel singers Mary Mary will play WIDU's 56th Anniversary celebration at Crown Coliseum. The sisters have won three Grammy Awards. Also performing is Tye Tribbett. Details

5. John Oates in Holly Springs Thursday 7:30 | $25-40
You know John Oates from the Hall of Fame rock group Hall & Oates, but he also tours solo. Catch him at the Holly Springs Cultural Center and hear songs from his latest solo project, "A Good Road to Follow." Details

Small Treasures image credits: 1. Judith Leyster, Young Boy in Profile, circa 1630, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Mrs. Thomas M. Evans; 2. Pieter Jacobsz. Duyfhuysen, Seated Boy Eating Porridge, circa 1655, Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; 3. Frans Hals, Portrait of Samuel Ampzing, circa 1630, The Leiden Collection, New York; 4. Godfried Schalcken, A Young Lady Playing with a Dog, circa 1690s, Private Collection; 5. Unknown Dordrecht (?) painter, Portrait of Josina Cornelisdr. van Esch, 1632, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, D. Franken Bequest, Le Vsine; 6. Cornelis van Poelenburch, The Finding of Moses, circa mid-17th century, Collection of the Birmingham Museum of Art; 7. Joachim Wtewael, The Apulian Shepherd, circa 1595-1602, Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection; 8. Johannes Vermeer, Young Woman Seated at a Virginal, circa 1670-72, The Leiden Collection, New York; 9. Adriaen Brouwer, Youth Making a Face, circa 1632/35, National Gallery of Art, Washington; 10. Gerrit Dou, Bust of a Man, circa 1642-45, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., William A. Clark Collection; 11. Rembrandt van Rijn, A Portrait of a Rabbi, circa 1645, The Leiden Collection, New York; 12. Frans Hals, Singing Girl, circa 1625-30, Ivor Collection; 13. Matthijs van den Bergh, An Allegory of Vanity, 1651, North Carolina Museum of Art, Purchased with funds from the North Carolina State Art Society (Robert F. Phifer Bequest); 14. Johannes Vermeer, Girl with the Red Hat, circa 1665-66, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Andrew W. Mellon Collection; 15. Frans van Mieris the Elder, An Old Soldier Holding a Pipe, circa 1660, Allentown Art Museum, Bequest of Mrs. Eugene L. Garbat

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