Arts Notes, Aug. 21

August 19, 2013 

Bill Borchert will be at a book release and signing party for his novel “When Two Loves Collide” from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at The Healing Place of Wake County, 1251 Goode St., Raleigh.

Oak City 7

Oak City 7, a free concert summer series, will continue at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at City Plaza in the 400 block of Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. Toon and the Real Laww featuring Lucky Island In the Middle East, Young Cardinals, The Roman Spring and River City Ransom will perform. For more information, visit www.oakcity7.com.

Art, history of Burgundy

Learn about the history, landscape and art of the French province of Burgundy during an Armchair Travel Series lecture at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers, with an additional $15 French-inspired box lunch available. For more information or to register, call the museum box office at 919-715-5923.

Quilt exhibit

A reception for I Did It My Way, an exhibit by The Triangle Art Quilters, will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at the Crafts Center at N.C. State University, 210 Jensen Drive, Raleigh. The exhibit will feature art quilts combining traditional quilting techniques with themed imagery and ideas.

Shag class

A shag class and beach party will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at A Step to Gold International Ballroom, 6278 Glenwood Ave., Suite 200, Raleigh. Learn basic and intermediate shag moves from 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., followed by a beach party from 8:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. The cost of both events is $20, and the party costs $15.

Outdoor films at NCMA

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

“Vertigo” – 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23

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

Family art workshop

Families with children ages 5-11 can take a gallery tour and studio workshop at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Families will view art inspired by Yosemite National Park and then create a masterpiece in the museum park. The cost is $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call the museum box office at 919-715-5923.

Book release and signing

Emmy-nominated screenwriter and author Bill Borchert will be at a book release and signing party for his novel “When Two Loves Collide” from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at The Healing Place of Wake County, 1251 Goode St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-838-9800.

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