Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra
The Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Titmus Theatre, 2241 Dunn Ave., Raleigh. Dr. J. Mark Scearce will conduct a program featuring Stravinsky’s “Pucinella,” J.S. Bach’s “Suite No. 3 in D,” “BWV 1068” and Scearce’s own “Benediction.” Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for N.C. State University faculty and staff and $5 for NCSU students. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-515-4603.
Business and Professional Women
Ashley Maria Productions will present the premiere of “Business and Professional Women: A History, A Movement” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles, 201 East Hargett St., Raleigh. Lunch will be available for purchase at 1 p.m., and attendees can tell the attendant “I love BPW” to receive a free brownie for dessert. A panel discussion will follow the movie.
“Fall Family Day: Design-a-Thon” is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Participants will explore automotive design, fashion and accessories, graphic design and more. Meet local artists and designers and experiment with materials. For more information, www.ncartmuseum.org.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy will hold a membership drive from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at CAM Raleigh, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh. Guest speakers will follow a screening of the film “Appalachian Impressions.” Suggested admission is $30 per ticket, with children 13 and younger getting in free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/journey.
Goodnight’s Comedy Club and Evolve Movement will hold a family-friendly comedy show at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Goodnight’s Comedy Club, 861 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. Tickets are $10 per person, and proceeds benefit Free The Children’s Adopt a Village program. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.goodnightscomedy.com.
Explore the seasons
A program titled “What’s in the Box?: Seasons” is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Preschoolers ages 2-5 can explore art and materials featuring seasons. The program is free for members, $3 for nonmembers. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-715-5923.
Joseph Covington, an N.C. Museum of Art lecturer and art educator, will discuss “Spiritual Expression: Early Christian and Byzantine” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-715-5923.
College Night will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The event for college students will feature a free fry bar, musical performances, activities and access to the Porsche by Design exhibition. The event is free, but registration is requested at 919-715-5923.
The Burning Coal Theater will offer lantern tours of Mordecai House, the most haunted home in North Carolina, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa St., Raleigh. The cost is $5. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-857-4364.
Fall music festival
A Fall Music Festival is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Knights of Columbus Club, 4301 Columbus Club Drive, Raleigh. Six local bands will perform music ranging from bluegrass to classic rock, Irish folk and contemporary pop. Tickets are $5 for adults, and proceeds will benefit Coats for Kids and other charities supported by the group. For more information, call 919-741-2212.
ARTStober, featuring performances, kids’ activities and more, is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-996-8700 or visit www.dukeenergycenterraleigh.com.
The art market
A workshop, “Position Yourself in the Art World,” will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 26, at Artspace Visual Arts Center, 201 E. Davie St., Raleigh. Learn about your market and how artwork fits into it. The cost is $20 for nonmembers, $15 for members. For more information, call 919-821-2787.
“Family Fun Saturday: Textile Design” will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Families with children ages 5-11 will explore printed and woven textiles for clothes, curtains and pillows. The cost is $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-715-5923.
Call for artists
Roundabout Art Collective is accepting applications for guest shows for February through June 2014. The deadline is Oct. 31, and the collective will consider both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. For more information or to register, visit www.RoundaboutArtCollective.com.
Tune Swingers Orchestra
The Tune Swingers Orchestra will perform from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Five Points Center for Active Adults, 2000 Noble Road, Raleigh. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.raleighmusicgroups.com or call 919-830-7357.
Halloween Safe Night
Halloween Safe Night at the Museum, a program for families with children ages 12 and younger, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Search out candies and trick or treat at exhibits. For more information, call 919-872-9535, ext. 3069.
World of Art Showcase
The World of Art Showcase, featuring live music, live performances and artist demonstrations, will be Nov. 1-3 at the Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. Tickets are $15 a day or $30 for a weekend pass. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.worldofartshowcase.com.
The PineCone Bluegrass Jam will be 7 to 10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Busy Bee Cafe, 225 Wilmington St., Raleigh. Bluegrass musicians of all levels can listen, observe and play during the jam. For more information, visit www.pinecone.org.
During the Porsche By Design exhibit, the N.C. Museum of Art will present juried car shows from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays along 2110 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh. The remaining dates are:
European Car Meetup – Oct. 19.
American Cars and Hot Rods Meetup – Nov. 9.
Art Cars Meetup – Nov. 30.
Owners of European cars, American cars, hot rods and art cars wishing to exhibit their cars must submit an application at www.ncartmuseum.org.