Arts Notes, May 12

May 11, 2013 

Triangle Youth Jazz ensemble

The Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble will perform from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The event is free and will feature big-band jazz and swing music. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Music of the Carolinas concert

Mother-daughter duo Myrna Bascunan and Claudia Lopez Bascunan will perform a free concert of Chilean folk songs from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Wake Forest concert series

Wake Forest ARTS will offer its Six Sundays in Spring concert series every Sunday through June 2, in the amphitheater at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest. An area band will begin playing at 3, and then the featured artists will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. The events are free, but donations will be accepted.

May 12: MikeMickXer, trio that plays a range of styles

May 19: Ben Payton and Boo Hanks, acoustic blues

May 26: Ghezzi, vocalist

June 2: Big Medicine, old-time string band

For more information, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov.

Music at Lafayette Village

Erin Nenni and Scotty Miller will perform during the Music on the Green performance series from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Lafayette Village, 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 888-856-2000.

What’s in the Box?: People and Portraits

An interactive class for children ages 2-5 will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Additional classes will be held at 11 and 11:30 a.m. Admission is free for members and $3 for nonmembers. For more information, call 919-839-6262.

Artsplosure

Artsplosure will be held May 17-19 on Moore Square in downtown Raleigh. The event will run from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 17; 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18; and 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19. The event will feature local art, live entertainment, sand sculptures and kids’ activities. For more information, visit www.artsplosure.org.

‘Roman Holiday’

A showing of the film “Roman Holiday” is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.ncartmuseum.org or call 919-715-5923.

Family program on flight, art

A family program on the theme of flight in art will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The event will feature a gallery tour and studio workshop. The cost is $3 for members or $5 for nonmembers. To register, call 919-71505923.

Ensemble Vermillian at NCMA

Ensemble Vermillian will perform Baroque-era music at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $10 for members and students or $12 for nonmembers. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-839-6262.

Raleigh Drum Circle

The Raleigh Drum Circle meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month. The next session will be Monday, May 20, at the boathouse at Lake Johnson Park, 4601 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh. Loaner drums will be available. The cost is $5 per person or $10 per family.

Catching Fire at Lafayette Village

Party band Catching Fire will perform during the Music on the Green performance series from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Lafayette Village, 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 888-856-2000.

Bill Stonehouse at Lafayette Village

Big band crooner Bill Stonehouse will perform during the Music on the Green performance series from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Lafayette Village, 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 888-856-2000.

OakCity7

The OakCity7 concert series will begin for this summer from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at City Plaza on the 400 block of Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. The biweekly event will feature notable local and regional bands and local and craft beers. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.oakcity7.com.

Outdoor films at NCMA

The N.C. Museum of Art will offer outdoor films June through September at Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Theater, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.

“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” – Saturday, June 1

“Life of Pi” – 9 p.m. Friday, June 14

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” – 9 p.m. Friday, June 21

“Skyfall” – 9 p.m. Saturday, June 22

“Madagascar 3” – 9 p.m. Friday, June 28

“Silver Linings Playbook” – 9 p.m. Friday, July 19

“Argo” – 9 p.m. Saturday, July 20

“Cars” – 9 p.m. Friday, July 26

“Drive” – 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2

“Glory” – 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9

“Lincoln” – 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10

“Moonrise Kingdom” – 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16

“Vertigo” – 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23

“The Big Lebowski” – 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7

Tickets are free for NCMA members and $5 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.ncartmuseum.org.

Raleigh Film Festival screenings

The Raleigh Film Festival will begin its monthly screenings of films by local and national independent directors from 7 to 10 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Mosaic Wine Lounge, 517 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Screenings will also be held from 7:30 to 11 p.m. the second Friday of each month at Club Phantom, 1505 Capital Blvd., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-926-8642 or email raleighfilmfestival@gmail.com.

Make It, Take It: Decorate It!

Make It, Take It: Decorate It! is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Watch North Carolina potters and decorate an ornament in the tradition of 18th-century artisans.

Artist at Work: Hal Pugh

Artist Hal Pugh of New Salem Pottery will demonstrate his craft from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. He will make traditional earthenware pottery with the look and feel of pottery from the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries.

Art, auction at NCMA

The third annual Art of the Auction will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Items to be auctioned include a wedding package, custom-designed pieces from local fashion designers and a trip to Napa Valley. Proceeds will benefit the museum’s exhibitions and education programs. For more information, contact Mary Blake at 919-664-6807.

Make It, Take It: Clay Creations

Make It, Take It: Clay Creations is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Watch regional potters and work a little clay of your own.

Artist at Work: Bob Meier

Bob Meier of Doe Ridge Pottery will demonstrate the art of turning clay on a wheel from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. He will make pottery with contemporary designs.

Porsche show coming to museum

Tickets are on sale to the N.C. Museum of Art’s first-ever design show, “Porsche By Design: Seducing Speed,” which opens Oct. 12.

The exhibition will feature more than 20 Porsche cars, including Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche Type 356C Cabriolet, Steve McQueen’s iconic Porsche Speedster and a rare Type 804 Formula One race car. The museum is also releasing a series of short-format videos featuring interviews with Porsche collectors, including Jay Leno. The videos include archival images of the Porsche family, a close look at signature design details and footage of historic car races.

Tickets are $18 for adults; $15 for seniors, military, groups of 10 or more and college students with ID; $12 for ages 7-18; and free for others. Tickets are available through ncartmuseum.org/buy-tickets/ or 919-715-5923.

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