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.
• Triangle-basedKnapsack Films
is trying to raise $35,000 for upfront travel and film costs for “Trophy Games,” a documentary-in-the-works about disappearing wildlife in East Africa. Crews began filming in August and plan to film in Kenya next summer. The fundraising campaign ends Jan. 3.
• A concert and a lecture at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh cap the first Ignacy Jan Paderewski Festival of Raleigh. Paderewski was a noted Polish pianist, composer and politician in the early 20th century. Sunday’s concert will featurePeter Toth
of Hungary, winner of the 2013 Los Angeles Paderewski Competition. MusicologistMaja Trochimczyk
will discuss Paderewski’s connection with the U.S.
Tickets, on sale at the museum, are $15 and $20. The museum is at 2110 Blue Ridge Road.
• ArtSource Fine Art-North Hills will show the works of painterJeanne Bessette
andWilliam and Katherine Bernstein’s
extensive glass collection Thursday through Dec. 31. A reception for the artist is on tap 6-9 p.m. Thursday. ArtSource is at 4351-107 The Circle at North Hills St., Raleigh.
Info: 919-787-9533 or artsource-raleigh.com
• TheCarolina Puppet Theatre
will perform “The First Thanksgiving” 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs. Tickets are $5 atetix.com
• PoetBruce Lader
will be featured at the Main Street Rag Open Mic Series 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday at So & So books, 704 N. Person St., Raleigh. Participants may bring poems, stories or essays to read at the Third Wednesday monthly event.