Little Theatre performance
Raleigh Little Theatre will host Allison Gregory’s “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!” through Nov. 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.
TRIG Modern, 328 W. Jones St., Raleigh, has opened the exhibition “Surface Expansion” by Bob Rankin, an award-winning acrylic artist, and it will remain on display through Tuesday, Dec. 4.
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.
The 21st annual Boylan Heights ArtWalk will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 in downtown Raleigh. More than 100 artists will show and sell their work on porches and lawns and in artists’ studios. There will be a broad range of artwork from both new and well-established artists, including pottery, jewelry, prints, oils, watercolors, home accessories and more. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.BoylanHeights.org.
Virginia Tull series
Virginia Tull Music & Arts Series will host several events in December at Wake Forest Baptist Church, 107 E. South Ave., Wake Forest. For more information on these events, call 919-675-5366.
Appalachian Winter / Hanging of the Greens – 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Appalachian melodies, featuring the choirs of Wake Forest Baptist Church and guest Appalachian instrumental consort. Free and open to the public.
Triangle Brass Band Christmas Concert – 7 p.m. Dec. 14. Music from the Nutcracker, various Christmas carols, and other selections performed by brass and percussion players from the greater Research Triangle Park area. For tickets, visit www.brownpapertickets.com.
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.