Film focuses on Cherokee language
“First Language – The Race to Save Cherokee,” a film about efforts to re-establish Cherokee as a native language, premieres Friday at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh.
The 7 p.m. screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmakers Neal Hutcheson and Danica Cullinan, N.C. State linguistics professor Walt Wolfram and members of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation.
Tickets are $5; free for 12 and younger.
The museum is at 5 E. Edenton St.
The premiere dovetails with the 19th annual American Indian Heritage Celebration at the museum, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The free event will include craft demonstrations, hands-on activities, music, dance and games.
Don’t miss the Call to Grand Entry, when members of all eight state-recognized tribes will process onto Bicentennial Plaza in full regalia.
Info: 919-807-7979 or ncmuseumofhistory.org
6 honored with North Carolina Award
Six distinguished North Carolinians were presented the state’s highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award, on Thursday in Durham.
The 2014 honorees are:
Fall concert series Sundays in Cary
The Friends of the Page-Walker Concert Series will be 4 p.m. Sundays in the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.
Tickets to each performance cost $15 at the Cary Arts Center box office, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are also available at etix.com. Here’s the schedule:
Call for artists to exhibit along Blount Street
The city of Raleigh is seeking art for its new project, “Art Along Blount Street,” which will exhibit artwork on select utility poles on Blount Street from East Davie to East South streets.
Eligible visual and graphic artists must be at least 18 years old and have lived, worked or attended school in Wake County for at least one year. Special emphasis will be given to residents of the East Raleigh-South Park Historic District.
All submissions must be delivered to the Office of Raleigh Arts by 5 p.m. Dec. 12. Artists whose work is selected for the project will receive a $750 honorarium. Their artwork will be on view for approximately six months, beginning in the summer 2015.
Info: trophygamesfilm.comPeter Toth Maja Trochimczyk
Tickets, on sale at the museum, are $15 and $20. The museum is at 2110 Blue Ridge Road.
Info: paderewski-festival.orgJeanne Bessette William and Katherine Bernstein’s
Info: 919-787-9533 or artsource-raleigh.comCarolina Puppet Theatre etix.com Bruce Lader