Expressions benefits fund
The third annual “Expressions. A Celebration of Food and Art,” benefiting the Lucy Daniels Center’s Family Support Fund, raised more than $113,000 through sponsorships, ticket sales, and the evening’s silent and live auctions. The event sold out for the second year in a row.
City Ballet new co-directors
Andrew Lamar and Cherilyn Joy have been appointed City Ballet’s new co-directors. Lamar and Lee have been teaching at the studio for six years. Together, they bring City Ballet extensive experience as both professional artists and technical teachers.
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Call for artists
Roundabout Art Collective is accepting applications for guest shows for February through June. The deadline is Thursday, Oct. 31, and the collective will consider both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. For more information or to register, visit www.RoundaboutArtCollective.com.
Little Theatre performance
Raleigh Little Theatre will host Allison Gregory’s “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!” Nov. 1-17. The show will be in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 919-821-3111 Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m., or by visiting www.RaleighLittleTheatre.org.
Wake Tech Idol
Wake Technical Community College will name its first Wake Tech Idol at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in the Building E Performance Hall. More than 80 students auditioned, and the top 12 finalists will compete for prizes. Admission is $5 for students and Wake Tech employees, and $10 for the public. Tickets will be sold at the door.
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 Nov. 9: American cars and hot rods; Nov. 30: art cars meetup. Owners of European cars, American cars, hot rods and art cars wishing to exhibit their cars must submit an application at www.ncartmuseum.org.
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.
The Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery will present “Syn-the-sys: Senior Exhibition, Fall 2013” Nov. 17 through Dec. 3 at Meredith College. The exhibition showcases the work of two Art Education majors, Kristen Piner and Clarke Glendenning. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 2 to 5 p.m. A reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 17, and the artists will present a gallery talk from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19.
City Ballet will host the 21st annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” at Enloe High, 128 Clarendon Crescent, Raleigh, at 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 14 and 1 p.m. Dec. 15. Tickets start at $10. For more information, visit www.city-ballet.com.
Call for authors
The Piedmont Laureate program has reopened its call for applications from authors of short fiction for 2014. Authors must be residents of Wake, Alamance, Durham or Orange counties. The deadline has been extended to Jan. 9. Guidelines, application form and further information are available at www.piedmontlaureate.com.