N.C. Museum of Art
The N.C. Museum of Art hosts exhibits and events at 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. For details, go to NCArtMuseum.org.
• Family Fun Saturday will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday Feb. 21, in the East Building. The event for children ages 5-11 and their families will feature a gallery tour and studio workshops. Registration is required; the cost is $3 for members or $5 for nonmembers.
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• The Chamber Music Series presents “Sights and Sounds on Sundays” at 3 p.m. Sundays in the museum auditorium. The Feb. 8 show will feature the Gregg Gelb Jazz Quartet. Admission costs $12 per session or $60 for season tickets for museum members and seniors; $10 per session or $60 for season tickets for children ages 7-18 or college students with ID; or $14 per session or $70 for season tickets for nonmembers.
• Senior Samplers, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 10 and 24, will teach participants how to make their own art. There is a fee, and registration is required.
• Joseph Covington will discuss the work of John James Audubon at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in the East Building. The cost is $25 for museum members, $30 for nonmembers.
• Champagne + Chocolate will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in the East Building. The event will offer samplings of champagne and chocolate from various Triangle chocolatiers. The cost is $12 for museum members, $15 for nonmembers.
• The Valentine’s Day Dinner at Iris will be on Saturday, Feb. 14. The event will feature champagne, a four-course meal, romantic music and gallery guides. Reserve a table for $100 per person at 919-664-6838.
The Third Place coffeehouse is hosting a Valentine’s exhibition throughout February featuring vintage prints. Jerry Johnson, of Frederick, Md., is showing a collection from his Charm City Chickens of Baltimore and Iron City Pickles of Pittsburgh series. Rock Kershaw is showing antique French postcards from his personal collection. The Third Place is located at 1811 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh.
Art After Hours
There will be a reception as part of Art After Hours from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St., Wake Forest. Sally and Tom Terrell of Havenhill Studios are the featured artists for February.
Sketch comedy at Moonlight Stage Co.
Moonlight Stage Co. will present an evening of sketch comedy featuring Estes Tarver from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 14. Tickets are $11 and are available at moonlightstageco.com/events. Moonlight Stage Co. is located at 1304 Paddock Dr., Suite F-103, Raleigh.
The Business Side of Art
The Franklin County Arts Council will host a seminar on “The Business Side of Art – Keeping it Simple” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at 22 S. Main St., Franklinton. Registration costs $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers, and is due by Feb. 14. For details, go to FCACArts.org.
The Mahler Fine Art will host an exhibit by Malu Fatorelli of Rio de Janeiro and Marty Baird of Raleigh through Feb. 18 at 228 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. For details, go to TheMahlerFineArt.com.
CAM Raleigh exhibit
CAM Raleigh will host an exhibit featuring the works of Sarah Anne Johnson from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through May 3 at 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh. The free public opening will be Feb. 6. General admission is $5; free for children ages 10 and younger, NCSU College of Design students, faculty and staff, local college students, NARM and ModCo members, active military members and their families, veterans and their families, teachers, and first responders. For details, call 919-261-5920.
‘Around the City’
During the month of February, ArtSource will feature an exhibition for three artists who each take on a different meaning of “cityscape.” Works by Larry Dean, Scott Harris and Gina Strumpf will be on display through Feb. 27. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. ArtSource is located in the North Hills shopping center at 4351-107 The Circle at North Hills St., Raleigh.
Winter Film Series
The N.C. Museum of Art will present a Winter Film Series at 8 p.m. Fridays at the East Building at 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The series will focus on costumes and the films that used them to great effect. For details, go to NCArtMuseum.org.
• Feb. 13: “Frenchman’s Creek,” directed by Mitchell Leisen.
• Feb. 20: “Now, Voyager,” directed by Irving Rapper.
• Feb. 27: “Cleopatra,” directed by Cecil B. DeMille.
‘Much Ado About Nothing’
Raleigh Little Theatre will present “Much Ado About Nothing” at 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. The show will open at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, and will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through March 1. There will be a student matinee Wednesday, Feb. 18. For details, go to RaleighLittleTheatre.org.
Black History Month at COR Museum
The City of Raleigh Museum will celebrate Black History Month with an exhibit and lectures that explore African-American identity through photographs. The museum is located at 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. For details, visit CityOfRaleighMuseum.org.
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19: Craig James will talk about collecting early photographs of African-Americans, focusing largely on images that show the pride of newly emancipated men and women.
• Thursday, Feb. 26: The museum will honor Raleigh’s African-American newspaper on its 75th anniversary. The Carolinian was started in 1939 by Paul R. Jervay Sr.
Public art project
The city of Raleigh invites artists and teams of artists to submit qualifications to create public art for up to three bioretention basins as part of the road-widening project on Sandy Forks Road. Up to three finalists will be selected for interviews and will receive a $1,000 travel stipend. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. For details, go to RaleighNC.gov.
Garden and art show
Lasting Impressions will host its ninth annual Open Garden & Art Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at 4904 Hermitage Drive, Raleigh. Local artists and crafters will be at the event, and plants will be for sale. For details, go to LastingImpressionsLeaves.com.
N.C. State University Theatre
N.C. State University Theatre will present shows for its 2014-15 season. Season tickets cost $62; $58 for senior citizens, NCSU faculty and staff, alumni association members, parent association members and students; and $48 for NCSU students. Pick three shows for $48. Individual tickets cost $16-$18.
• “The Little Shop of Horrors” by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman will be presented at 7:30 p.m. weeknights and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 12-15 and 18-22, at Titmus Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall.
• “The Burial at Thebes, a version of Sophocles’ Antigone” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. March 27-29, and April 8-12 and 15-19 at Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall.
Call for artists
The Cotton Company in historic downtown Wake Forest is seeking a variety of artists and musicians for Art After Hours. The event, which takes place the second Friday of each month, allows local artists and musicians to display their work, network and sell to the public. The Cotton Company is now accepting applications for 2015. For details, email TheCottonCompanyGallery@gmail.com.