‘Enslave’ in Smithfield
A performance of “Enslave,” a play by Carolyn Ennis, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at First Missionary Baptist Church at the corner of Fourth and Caswell streets in Smithfield. The play compares slavery of the past to being enslaved in the present by the choices and conditions that impede spiritual, moral and financial growth. Admission is free.
Art and Food Festival seeks artists
The Johnston County Arts Council is seeking artists for the seventh annual Arts and Food Festival. Artists 18 and older may download the prospectus under “Events Calendar” at jcartscouncil.org.
The categories are painting, photography and pottery. Each category will award cash prizes of $200 for first place, $100 for second and $50 for third. The overall winner, or best in show, will receive $350.
The Art and Food Festival is scheduled for Thursday, March 17. For more information, call Darlene Williford at 919-938-0306 or Judy Boyette at 919-255-0944.
‘Night of the Iguana’
The Neuse Little Theatre will present “Night of the Iguana” next month. Shows are 8 p.m. Feb. 19-20, 3 p.m Feb. 21 and 8 p.m. Feb. 26-27 at The Hut on Front Street in downtown Smithfield. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. For reservations, call 919-934-1873.
‘You Can’t Take It With You’
The Clayton Youth Theater will present “You Can’t Take It With You” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25-27 at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students. For tickets, call 919-553-1737 or visit theclaytoncenter.com.
Valentine’s Day pottery
A pottery class for children ages 6-14 is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. Children will make Valentine’s Day pieces out of clay. The cost is $10 for the first child and $8 for each additional child. To register by Feb. 1, call 919-934-1408.
The art studio at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center is open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. The fee is $100 for six months. For more information, call 919-934-1408.
Country music in Selma
Here are upcoming shows at The Ice House Theatre, 112 N. Webb St., Selma: Louis Waymore, Feb. 5; and Without Further Ado, Feb. 12. Shows are at 7:45 p.m. For more information, call 919-631-3797 or email email@example.com.
Watercolors at JCC
Works by students in Jim Brown’s watercolor class are on display through Feb. 14 in the Frank Creech Art Gallery at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield. The exhibit, titled “Taking Watercolor Lightly,” is a project of the Down to Earth Garden Club.
The artists are Carolyn B. Allen, Shirley Booker, Maria Blythe, Jim Brown, Ramona Cash, Carolyn Faison, Lori Hamilton, Dorothy Harris, Faye Lampe, Janet Lampe, Tammy Langston, Heidi-Lee Peach, Diane Pearce, Ann Ragland, Francine Stephenson, Glenda E. Toler, Betty Jo Watkins, Edie Voorhees, Haywood Anthony Watkins, Betsy Williams, Kathy Lassiter, Don Stephenson, Joanne O. Dunn, Betty Ramos and Pat Tabler.
Gallery hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.
Here are remaining shows in the 2015-16 Palladian Series at The Clayton Center:
Feb. 13 – Franc D’Ambrosio, who played the Phantom in regional productions of “The Phantom of the Opera,” will sing Broadway tunes.
March 12 – country and blues artist Lee Roy Parnell.
April 30 – gospel artist Mike Farris, who won a Grammy this year for Best Roots Gospel Album.
All shows begin at 8 p.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. For tickets, call the box office at 919-553-1737 or visit theclaytoncenter.com. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Here’s the lineup for the 2015-2016 Broadway Voices series at the Garner Performing Arts Center, 742 W. Garner Road, Garner.
April 30 – David Burnham, “Wicked,” “Light in the Piazza” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
All shows start at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, visit garnerperformingartscenter.com or call 919-661-4602 between 1:30 and 5 p.m. weekdays.
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