Raleigh Hoop Jam
Hoopers, dancers, spinners and drummers meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Pullen Park, 520 Ashe Ave., Raleigh. Extra instruments and hula hoops will be available. For more information, visit www.raleighdrumcircle.org.
A Caribbean and West African percussion class will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug.28 at the Eastgate Park Community Center, 4200 Quail Hollow Drive, Raleigh. Students will learn basic drumming techniques, styles and rhythms. Admission is free, and registration is required at reclink.raleighnc.gov.
‘Animal Farm’ at Raleigh Little Theatre
The Raleigh Little Theatre’s Teens on Stage will perform in the play adaptation of George Orwell’s “Animal Farm,” July 19-28 at the Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. Performances are held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and younger. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-821-3111 or visit www.raleighlittletheatre.org.
Outdoor films at NCMA
The N.C. Museum of Art will screen outdoor films June through September at Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Theater, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.
Tickets are free for NCMA members and $5 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.ncartmuseum.org.
Summer Family Films: The World according to Me will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The short films “Confection,” “Crazy Hair Day,” “Roberto, the Insect Architect” and “Bink and Gollie” will be screened. The program, for children ages 5 and older, is free but requires a box office ticket. For more information or to get tickets, call 919-715-5923.
Nature program for preschoolers
Cute Critters, an arts program for children ages 2-5, will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday, July 25, at Anderson Point Park, 20 Anderson Point Drive, Raleigh. Children will create art works based on classic children’s books. The cost is $5 per child, and adult supervision is required. Registration is required at reclink.raleighnc.gov.
Raleigh seeks artists
The city of Raleigh is seeking artists or artist teams to provide site-specific public art for the Downtown Remote Operations Facility located near Capital Boulevard and Interstate 440. The facility will house units of the city’s Parks and Recreation and Public Works departments.
The selection process will have two rounds. First, a panel will evaluate the artists’ qualifications based on artistic merit, place-making experience, collaborative public art processes, project management experience and technical expertise. Three artists will be selected for second-round interviews.
Artists must submit qualifications by 5 p.m. Friday, July 26. For application guidelines, visit www.raleighnc.gov/arts. For more information, contact public art coordinator Kim Curry-Evans at 919-996-4688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lecture on Rodin
A lecture titled Rodin’s Paris will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 26, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Museum lecturer Joseph Covington will discuss Auguste Rodin’s impressions on the international art world and French culture. The program is free but requires a box office ticket. For more information or to get tickets, call 919-715-5923.
Free salsa lessons will be offered from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Rebus Works, 301 Kinsey St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-754-8452.
Concert in the park
Sunday in the Park will continue at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Pullen Park, 520 Ashe Ave., Raleigh. The acoustic classic rock cover band 8 Miles Apart will perform. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Municipal art exhibit
Highlights of the Municipal Art Collection, an exhibition sponsored by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, will be on display through Aug. 23 at Miriam Preston Block Art Gallery, 222 W. Hargett St., Raleigh. The collection consists of more than 450 works in diverse mediums, with themes including Southern heritage, placemaking and text as image. For more information, visit www.raleighnc.gov/arts.
The Raleigh International Folk Dancers will teach basic folk dances from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Fridays during July at Glen Eden Pilot Park and Neighborhood Center, 1500 Glen Eden Drive, Raleigh. Previous cultural dance styles include Polish, Turkish, Israeli, Romanian and Bulgarian. The program is for ages 16 and older and costs $1 per person, per week. For more information, call 919-996-6833.
Ballroom dance nights are held from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays at Pullen Community Center, 408 Ashe Ave., Raleigh. The event is for ages 18 and older and costs $2 per person. For more information, call 919-831-6052.
Raleigh Film Festival screenings
The Raleigh Film Festival will hold its monthly screenings of films by local and national independent directors from 7 to 10 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Mosaic Wine Lounge, 517 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Screenings will also be held from 7:30 to 11 p.m. the second Friday of each month at Club Phantom, 1505 Capital Blvd., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-926-8642 or email email@example.com.
Free concert at Red Hat venue
Red Hat will hold a free concert from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the Red Hat Amphitheater, 500 S. McDowell St., Raleigh. Alternative rockers Silversun Pickups will headline. The concert will be held in celebration of Red Hat’s one-year anniversary sponsorship of the downtown concert venue and serves as a thank-you to the downtown Raleigh community. For more information, visit www.redhatamphitheater.com.
Raleigh Festival Orchestra concert
The Raleigh Festival Orchestra will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Millbrook High School, 2201 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. The concert will feature works from Strauss, Beethoven, Dvorak and Mozart and an original piece from composer Joseph House.
The Raleigh Festival Orchestra is a student-founded and student-run program for students who want to play music during the summer with an ensemble. Donations will be accepted to help continue the orchestra. For more information, call 919-696-2132 or go to raleighorchestra.wix.com/home.
Raleigh Drum Circle
The Raleigh Drum Circle meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. The next session will be Monday, Aug. 19, at the boathouse at Lake Johnson Park, 4601 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh. Loaner drums will be available. The cost is $5 per person or $10 per family.
Creedmoor music festival
The 22nd annual Creedmoor Music Festival will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, along Main Street in Creedmoor. The event will feature live music, local food and craft vendors and children’s activities. For more information or to become a vendor, visit www.cityofcreedmoor.org.
Porsche show coming to museum
Tickets are on sale to the N.C. Museum of Art’s first-ever design show, “Porsche By Design: Seducing Speed,” which opens Oct. 12.
The exhibition will feature more than 20 Porsche cars, including Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche Type 356C Cabriolet, Steve McQueen’s iconic Porsche Speedster and a rare Type 804 Formula One race car. The museum is also releasing a series of short-format videos featuring interviews with Porsche collectors, including Jay Leno. The videos include archival images of the Porsche family, a close look at signature design details and footage of historic car races.
Tickets are $18 for adults; $15 for seniors, military, groups of 10 or more and college students with ID; $12 for ages 7-18; and free for others. Tickets are available through ncartmuseum.org/buy-tickets/ or 919-715-5923.