Clayton Youth Theater has scheduled two audition workshops. A workshop for middle school students is set from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23. A workshop for high school students will follow from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 7. The cost is $25. Register online at claytonyouththeater.com/classes.html.
New arts, music festival seeking vendors
Clayton Visual Arts is seeking vendors for Mondo Roots, a new cultural arts and music festival. The vendor application is online at claytonvisualartsnc.org/calendar/2016-mondo-roots. The festival will offer music, food trucks, beer and wine, handmade arts and crafts, art vendors and live art performances. It’s scheduled from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 4.
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Music in Clayton
Here are upcoming musical guests at The Flipside Restaurant & Pub. 408 E. Second St., Clayton: Taylor Harvey, April 6; Heartbreak Station, April 8; the Bel-Airs, April 15; Danny Smith, April 20; Ivy Stone, April 22; Carson & Daniels, April 27; and Louis Waymore, April 30. Music starts at 9 p.m. For more information, call 919-553-0123 or go to flipsiderestaurantpub.com. The eatery is also on Facebook.
Gospel music in Clayton
Gospel artist Mike Farris will perform at 8 p.m. April 30 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.
Music in Selma
Louis Waymore will perform at Friday, April 8, at the Ice House Theatre, the country music venue at 112 N. Webb St. in Selma. Without Further Ado will perform April 15. Shows are at 7:45 p.m.; doors open at 7. For tickets, go to icehouseselma.com.
Variety show in Selma
Here are upcoming performances of the American Music Jubilee, the musical variety show at The Rudy theater, 300 N. Raiford St., Selma: 1:40 p.m. April 9, 16, 21 and 30. For ticket information, call 877-843-7839 or go to amjubilee.com.
Comedy in Smithfield
The Neuse Little Theatre will present “Elephant Sighs,” a comedy by Ed Simpson, at 8 p.m. April 8-9, 3 p.m. April 10 and 8 p.m. April 15-16 at The Hut on Front Street in downtown Smithfield. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. For reservations, call the box office at 919-934-1873.
Sundown in Downtown
Here’s the lineup for this year’s Sundown in Downtown concert series in Benson: April 14, Band of Oz; May 12, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard; June 9, The Attractions Band; Aug. 11, Jim Quick and the Coastline Band; and Sept. 22, Justin West Band and The Jonathan Parker Band. Concerts are at 5:30 p.m. in the Singing Grove, 406 E. Main St. Note: The Sept. 22 concert will start at 6 p.m. In case of rain, concerts move to the American Legion Building, 605 N. Wall St., Benson. Admission is free.
Student art at JCC
Artwork by Johnston County high school students is on display through May 14 in the Frank Creech Art Gallery at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield.
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.
Art class for kids
Doodlebugs, an art class for children, meets weekly at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 E. Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. Sign up for a single class or a four-week session. For Smithfield residents, the cost is $5 per class or $19 for four classes. For nonresidents, the cost is $8 or $30. To learn more, or to register for a class, call 919-934-1408.
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