Arts Notes, Oct. 9

October 7, 2013 

Call for artists

The city of Raleigh seeks artists or artist teams experienced in streetscape public art as art consultants for the Hillsborough Street Streetscape Phase II project. They will help the project design team plan and develop concepts for art and aesthetic integration for the overall project.

Qualifications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. For application guidelines, visit www.raleighnc.gov/arts and search for “artist calls.” For more information, contact Kim Curry-Evans, public art coordinator for the Office of Raleigh Arts, at 919-996-4688 or kim.curry-evans@raleighnc.gov.

Lecture on the Maya

Joseph Covington, lecturer and art educator, will discuss The Maya, Ancient America’s Most Brilliant Civilization from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-715-5923.

Tune Swingers Orchestra

The Tune Swingers Orchestra will perform from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Five Points Center for Active Adults, 2000 Noble Road, Raleigh. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.raleighmusicgroups.com or call 919-830-7357.

College Night

College Night will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The event for college students will feature a free fry bar, musical performances, activities and access to the Porsche by Design exhibition. The event is free, but registration is requested at 919-715-5923.

Fall music festival

A Fall Music Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Knights of Columbus Club, 4301 Columbus Club Drive, Raleigh. Six local bands will perform music ranging from bluegrass to classic rock, Irish folk and contemporary pop. Tickets cost $5 for adults, and proceeds will benefit Coats for Kids and other charities supported by the group. For more information, call 919-741-2212.

ARTStober

ARTStober, featuring performances, kids’ activities and more, will be noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-996-8700 or visit www.dukeenergycenterraleigh.com.

The art market

A workshop, Position Yourself in the Art World, will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 26, at Artspace Visual Arts Center, 201 E. Davie St., Raleigh. Learn about your market and how artwork fits into it. The cost is $20 for nonmembers; $15 for members. For more information, call 919-821-2787.

Comedy show

Goodnight’s Comedy Club and Evolve Movement will hold a family-friendly comedy show at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Goodnight’s Comedy Club, 861 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. Tickets are $10 per person and proceeds benefit Free The Children’s Adopt a Village program. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.goodnightscomedy.com.

World of Art Showcase

The World of Art Showcase, featuring live music, live performances and artist demonstrations, will be Nov. 1-3 at the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. Tickets are $15 a day or $30 for a weekend pass. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.worldofartshowcase.com.

Textile design

Family Fun Saturday: Textile Design will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Families with children ages 5-11 will explore printed and woven textiles for clothes, curtains and pillows. The cost is $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-715-5923.

Byzantine lecture

Joseph Covington, NCMA lecturer and art educator, will discuss Spiritual Expression: Early Christian and Byzantine from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-715-5923.

Explore the seasons

What’s in the Box?: Seasons will be held 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Preschoolers ages 2-5 can explore art and materials featuring seasons. The program is free for members; $3 for nonmembers. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-715-5923.

Bluegrass jam

The PineCone Bluegrass Jam will be 7 to 10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Busy Bee Cafe, 225 Wilmington St., Raleigh. Bluegrass musicians of all levels can listen, observe and play during the jam. For more information, visit www.pinecone.org.

Clarinet performance

Arts NOW! will continue with a performance by clarinetist Dr. Andrea Cheeseman from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Titmus Theatre, 2241 Dunn Ave., Raleigh. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for N.C. State students. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ncsu.edu/arts/.

Quintessence

Quintessence, an 11-piece jazz orchestra, will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Marsh Woodwinds, 707 N. Person St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-839-1154.

Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra

The Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Titmus Theatre, 2241 Dunn Ave., Raleigh. Dr. J. Mark Scearce will conduct a program featuring Stravinsky’s “Pucinella,” J.S. Bach’s “Suite No. 3 in D,” “BWV 1068” and Scearce’s own “Benediction.” Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for N.C. State University faculty and staff, and $5 for NCSU students. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-515-4603.

Home Movie Day

Triangle Home Movie Day will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the N.C. State Archives Auditorium, 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh. Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur home movies during which locals can meet film archivists, have their films inspected and watch old family films. Bring your family’s home movies in 8mm, Super8mm and 16mm formats to see them projected. For more information, call 919-247-7752.

Lantern tours

The Burning Coal Theater will offer lantern tours of Mordecai House, the most haunted home in North Carolina, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa St., Raleigh. The cost is $5. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-857-4364.

Car meetups

During the Porsche By Design exhibit, N.C. Museum of Art will present juried car shows from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays along 2110 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh. The dates are:

Porsche Meetup – Oct 12.

European Car Meetup – Oct. 19.

American Cars and Hot Rods Meetup – Nov. 9.

Art Cars Meetup – Nov. 30.

Owners of Porsches, European cars, American cars, hot rods and art cars wishing to exhibit their cars must submit an application at www.ncartmuseum.org.

‘Two-Lane Blacktop’

The film “Two-Lane Blacktop” will be screened at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $5 for members and students, and $7 for nonmembers. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-715-5923.

Design-a-Thon

Fall Family Day: Design-a-Thon will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Participants will explore automotive design, fashion and accessories, graphic design and more. Meet local artists and designers and experiment with materials. For more information, www.ncartmuseum.org.

‘Bending Sticks’

The documentary film “Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty” will be screened at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $7 for members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-715-5923.

Black Masala

Black Masala, an eight-piece gypsy music brass band, will play at 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Pour House Music Hall, 224 S. Blount St., Raleigh. Tickets cost $7 online and $10 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.thepourhousemusichall.com.

Membership drive

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy will hold a membership drive from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at CAM Raleigh, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh. The film “Appalachian Impressions” will be screened, followed by guest speakers. There is a suggested donation of $30 per ticket, and children 13 and younger get in free. For more information or purchase a ticket, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/journey.

Call for artists

The Miriam Preston Block Gallery seeks applications for the 2014-2015 art exhibition series and installation artists. Artists, artist teams and curators ages 18 and older residing in Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Orange or Wake counties are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. For more information or to apply, visit www.raleighnc.gov/arts.

Halloween Safe Night

Halloween Safe Night at the Museum, a program for families with children ages 12 and younger, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Search out candies and trick or treat at exhibits. For more information, call 919-872-9535, ext. 3069.

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