Raleigh Film Festival
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joseph Covington will discuss the history and art of the French province Normandy at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call the Museum Box Office at 919-715-5923.
Red Hat free concert
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 rock band 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.
Young at Art exhibit
An opening reception for the Young at Art exhibit will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Blake Street Shops and Studios, 300 Blake St., Raleigh. The exhibit will run through August and will feature artwork made by children ages 6-12.
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.
Outdoor films at NCMA
The N.C. Museum of Art will screen outdoor films through September at Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Theater, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.
“Drive” – 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2
Tickets are free for NCMA members and $5 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.ncartmuseum.org.
Art in the Park
Contribute to a community art project from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4260 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6675.
Concert in the park
Sunday in the Park will continue at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Pullen Park, 520 Ashe Ave., Raleigh. The bluegrass band Grass Street will perform. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Violinist at library
Violinist David Kilbride will perform at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is required at www.wakegov.com/libraries/events.
Family films at NCMA
Summer Family Films: Creature Feature will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Families with children ages 5 and older will watch “The Magic Lion,” “Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears?” and “What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?” The screening is free, but a ticket from the box office is required. For more information or to register, call 919-715-5923.
‘Cold Running Creek’
Discuss Zelda Lockhart’s novel “Cold Running Creek” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $10 for members, $13 for nonmembers, and includes a light dinner. For more information or to register, call the Museum Box Office at 919-715-5923.
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.
Explore the animals of ancient Egypt during a family program at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. A separate session will be held at 1 p.m. The program is for families with children ages 5-11 and includes a gallery tour and studio workshop. The cost is $3 for members, $5 for nonmembers. Registration is required at 919-715-5923.
Knitter Catherine Bolen will turn yarn into useful objects from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Participants can weave their own bracelets. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.
Hiatus Kaiyote at The Pour House //new//
The future-soul band, Hiatus Kaiyote, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at The Pour House, 224 S. Blount St., Raleigh. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.thepourhousemusichall.com.
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.