Art in Clayton
Artwork by students and Clayton Woman’s Club members is on display through Feb. 2 at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. A reception for the artists is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15. Admission is free. The display is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
‘Blithe Spirit’ at NLT
The Neuse Little Theatre will present the Noel Coward comedy “Blithe Spirit” in February. Show times are 8 p.m. Feb. 20-21, 3 p.m. Feb. 22 and 8 p.m. Feb. 27-28 in the Hut on Front Street in downtown Smithfield.
About the show: Charles Condomine, a successful and cantankerous novelist, wishes to learn about the occult for a novel he is writing, so he arranges for an eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, to hold a séance at his house. At the séance, she inadvertently summons Charles’ first wife, Elvira, who has been dead for seven years. Only Charles can see or hear Elvira, and his second wife, Ruth, does not believe Elvira exists. The ghostly Elvira makes continued, and increasingly desperate, efforts to disrupt Charles’ current marriage. As the worldly and other worldly personalities clash, Charles has to figure out how to make the spirits pass on.
Motown in Selma
Melanie Horton will sing classic Motown hits at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at The Rudy theater, 300 N. Raiford St., Selma. For ticket information, call 877-843-7839 or go to amjubilee.com.
Ice House Theatre
Here is this month’s music lineup at the Ice House Theatre, 112 N. Webb St., Selma: Russ Varnell and His Too Country Band, Jan. 16; Al Batten and the Bluegrass Reunion, Jan. 17; Jonathan Parker wand the Bel Airs, Jan. 23; and Kelley and The Cowboys, Jan. 30. All shows are at 7 p.m. For tickets, call 919-631-3797.