‘Vic Spence, A Documentary of Life and War’
Filmmaker Cliff Bumgardner will discuss his documentary, “Vic Spence, A Documentary of Life and War” from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Vic Spence of Raleigh fought on Iwo Jima in World War II. More than 60 years later, Bumgardner captured the story in his first documentary. View the film and talk to its young director about the war and modern storytelling through film. Bring your lunch; beverages provided. For more information, call 919-807-7992.
Raleigh Little Theatre volunteers
Raleigh Little Theatre is holding an open house for prospective volunteers at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the theater, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. Tour the facility, meet staff members and volunteers, and hear more about costume-building, set-building, ushering, crewing shows and acting. For more information, call 919-821-4579, email email@example.com or go to raleighlittletheatre.org.
Burning Coal’s ‘Nocturne’
Burning Coal Theatre Company will perform Adam Rapp’s “Nocturne” March 14-24 at Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk St., Raleigh. Showings are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Adam Rapp’s chilling, poetic tale is of a family splintered apart by tragedy and a son seeking absolution. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit www.burningcoal.org/nocturne.
‘Titanic’ at North Raleigh Christian
The North Raleigh Christian Academy will perform the musical “Titanic” at 7 p.m. March 14-16 and 21-23. Matinee performances are scheduled for 1 p.m. March 16 and 23. For tickets, visit www.nrcaknights.com.
Art in the Evening
Enjoy art, music and wine at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The event is free; small plates and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.ncartmuseum.org/calendar.
Elementary Choral Celebration
Raleigh Fine Arts Society will hold its 15th Elementary Choral Celebration at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, and Wednesday, March 20, at the Meymandi Concert Hall at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. The event will include 16 elementary groups, each of which will perform two songs.
For more information, contact Nancy T. Sumner at 919-821-3547 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raleigh greenways art showcase
Raleigh artist Autumn Cobleland will showcase her work from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Margaux’s Restaurant, 8111 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. Twenty percent of print sales will benefit the Capital Area Greenway System and the Triangle Greenways Council. For more information, email email@example.com.
Film screening: ‘The Guestworker’
A screening of “The Guestworker” is set for Thursday, March 21, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The film documents a grueling season on a North Carolina farm. Meet one of its filmmakers, Charlie Thompson, and hear the story of Don Candelario Moreno, a 66-year-old Mexican farmer who has been coming to North Carolina since the 1960s as a laborer through the H-2A program.
The program will begin with a 6:30 p.m. reception, followed by the film at 7 p.m. and a question-and-answer session from 8 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 919-807-7992.
Forest Moon Theater will perform “Academia Nuts” at 7:30 p.m. March 21-23 at the Franklin Academy Middle School Theater, 1127 Chalk Road, Wake Forest. An additional showing is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24. “Academia Nuts” is a situation comedy featuring mistaken identities, romance and an academic treasure hunt. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at www.forestmoontheater.org.
Chinese brush painting exhibit
Ellen Ma-Lin Ko’s Chinese brush paintings will be featured in an art exhibit from March 20 to June 16 at the N.C. State University Arts and Craft Center. An opening reception is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the center, 210 Jensen Drive, Raleigh. For more information, visit www.ncsu.edu/crafts or call 919-515-2457.
Lonerider Brewing’s 2013 Showdown
Lonerider Brewing Company’s 2013 Showdown – featuring brews, a competition for home brewers and live music – is set for Saturday, March 23, at Moore Square in downtown Raleigh. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Nourish International, a nonprofit that works internationally to engage students and communities to eradicate extreme poverty.
Doors will open at 5 p.m. and performances will begin at 5:30, featuring Dillon Fence, Lila, Jack the Radio, The Debonzo Brothers and Dark Water Rising. Tickets are $12. VIP tickets are $75 and include access to catered food and beverage, a VIP area close to the main stage and an outlaws saloon.
‘The Last Five Years’ musical
“The Last Five Years” is running through March 24 at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. “The Last Five Years” is a contemporary musical chronicling the marriage between a writer and an actress.
Friday and Saturday showings begin at 8 p.m. Showings on Sunday start at 3 p.m. An additional matinee is set for 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Evening tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Matinee tickets are $10. To buy tickets, call 919-866-0228 or go to www.nract.org.
Wonderland Book Club
Meet N.C. author Pat MacEnulty at a meeting of Wonderland Book Club, co-sponsored by the N.C. Writers Network, from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, March 29, at the Center for Excellence, 3803-B Computer Drive, Suite 106, Raleigh. For more information on how to register, go to meetup.com/wonderlandbookclub.
Encaustic art exhibit at library
New works in encaustic by Susan Skrzycki will be on display through March at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6701.
Big Boss Film Fest
Mission Valley Cinemas will offer free showings of cult classics from 10 p.m. to midnight every Monday throughout April, in its theater at 2109-124 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh. Features include “The Big Lebowski,” “Reservoir Dogs,” “Donnie Darko” and “Predator.” For more information, visit www.bigbossbrewing.com.
History Corner: Colorful Creations
History Corner: Colorful Creations for children ages 6-9 with an adult is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Cost is $1 per person. To register, call 919-807-7992.
History Hunters: From Dirt to Dish
History Hunters: From Dirt to Dish for children ages 10-13 is set for 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Learn how Colonial potters made their wares by visiting the new exhibit Art in Clay and trying your hand at slip decoration. Cost is $1 per person. To register, call 919-807-7992.
A Sense of Place exhibition
A Sense of Place, an art exhibition sponsored by the Raleigh Arts Commission, will be on display through April 5 at the Miriam Preston Block Art Gallery in the Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex, 222 W. Hargett St., Raleigh. It will be the first exhibition of the Block Art Gallery 2013 series.
Featured are paintings by Carol Joy Shannon, mixed media works by Mary Storms and glass and print works by Pullen Arts Center instructors and students. The Block2 Video Series will air Michael Iauch’s “Energy Blanket” and “Natural Beauty.”
Fine Arts Society Literary Contest
The Raleigh Fine Arts Society will hold its Literary Contest Awards Ceremony and 35th anniversary celebration on Monday, April 29, in the A.J. Fletcher Theatre at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. The contest recognizes excellence in writing by 10-12th grade Wake students.
The event will include a writer’s workshop at 4:45 p.m., a reception at 6:45 and the awards ceremony at 7:30. The featured speaker will be Michael Malone, professor of theater studies and English at Duke University and an Emmy award-winning author and television writer. Anna Hosea, director of development at Ravenscroft School and a past winner, will speak to students about how the contest influenced her career path.
For more information, contact Lyn Maness at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-264-6711.
History à la Carte: Quaker Pottery
A program on Quaker potters who lived in the Piedmont region from the late 18th century through the early 20th century is set for 12:10 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Hal Pugh, the owner and operator of New Salem Pottery, will talk about their contributions to American ceramic art. Pugh was born and raised in the community of New Salem, and his Quaker ancestors first settled in the area in 1756. For more information, call 919-807-7900.
Make It, Take It: Decorate It!
Make It, Take It: Decorate It! is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Watch North Carolina potters and decorate an ornament in the tradition of 18th-century artisans.
Artist at Work: Hal Pugh
Artist Hal Pugh of New Salem Pottery will demonstrate his craft from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. He will make traditional earthenware pottery with the look and feel of pottery from the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries.
Make It, Take It: Clay Creations
Make It, Take It: Clay Creations is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Watch regional potters and work a little clay of your own.
Artist at Work: Bob Meier
Bob Meier of Doe Ridge Pottery will demonstrate the art of turning clay on a wheel from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. He will make pottery with contemporary designs.