Raleigh Little Theatre
Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of “The Brementown Musicians,” a musical based on The Grimm Brothers’ tale, opened Friday and runs through Sunday, May 19. Thursday and Friday showings begin at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday showings begin at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. On May 19, only the 1 p.m. showing is offered. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $10 for ages 12 and under.
Also in May, Bare Theatre and Cirque de Vol Studios will present a circus-themed “The Comedy of Errors” in the Stephenson Amphitheatre at Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. Each evening will feature different food trucks.
The 2012-13 season concludes with “Once on this Island,” running June 7-23.
For 2013-14, two area premieres will lead the season: “Spring Awakening,” a 2007 Tony Award-winning musical drama, in October, and “Caroline, or Change,” also a musical drama, in February.
Other offerings include:
July 19-28: “Animal Farm,” a musical drama adapted from George Orwell’s classic.
Sept. 6-29: “Art,” a comedy by Yasmina Reza.
Dec. 6-21: “Cinderella,” a holiday musical.
Jan 17-Feb. 2, 2014: “The Devine Sister,” a comedy by Charles Busch.
June 6-22, 2014: “Blithe Spirit,” a Noel Coward comedy.
RLT’s youth series has three offerings:
Nov. 1-17: “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!”, a holiday comedy.
March 14-30, 2014: “OPQRS, Etc.,” a fable by Madge Miller.
April 18-May 4, 2014: “Pinocchio,” a musical.
Membership packages are now on sale at raleighlittletheatre.org or 919-821-3111. Single tickets for “Animal Farm” are also available; single tickets for the remainder of the season go on sale July 1.
Burning Coal Theatre
An American premiere will lead the recently announced 2013-14 season for Burning Coal Theatre Company. Richard Bean’s “The Heretic,” winner of the Evening Standard Award in 2011 for London’s best new play of the year, kicks off the season Sept. 9-26.
Dec. 5-22: William Shakespeare’s “(Three Man) Tempest.”
Jan. 30-Feb. 16, 2014: Terry Milner’s “The Jesus Fund” (world premiere).
April 3-20, 2014:Goodrich and Hackett’s “The Diary of Anne Frank.”
For tickets, call 919-834-4001 or go to burningcoal.org
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 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.
A showing of the film “Cinema Paradiso” is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.ncartmuseum.org or call 919-715-5923.
Front porch art walk
The fifth annual Front Porch Art Walk will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 10, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11, along Franklin Street in Raleigh. More than 30 local artists will sell ceramics, glass jewelry, paintings, sculptures and more.
Wake Forest concert series
Wake Forest ARTS will offer its Six Sundays in Spring concert series every Sunday through June 2, in the amphitheater at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest. An area band will begin playing at 3, and then the featured artists will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. The events are free, but donations will be accepted.
May 12: MikeMickXer, trio that plays a range of styles
May 19: Ben Payton and Boo Hanks, acoustic blues
May 26: Ghezzi, vocalist
June 2: Big Medicine, old-time string band
For more information, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov.
Triangle Youth Jazz ensemble
The Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble will perform from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The event is free and will feature big-band jazz and swing music. For more information, call 919-807-7992.
Music of the Carolinas concert
Mother-daughter duo Myrna Bascunan and Claudia Lopez Bascunan will perform Chilean folk songs from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The event is free. For more information, call 919-807-7992.
Music at Lafayette Village
Erin Nenni and Scotty Miller will perform during the Music on the Green performance series from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Lafayette Village, 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 888-856-2000.
Artsplosure will be held May 17-19 on Moore Square in downtown Raleigh. The event will run from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 17; 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18; and 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19. The event will feature local art, live entertainment, sand sculptures and kids’ activities. For more information, visit www.artsplosure.org.
A showing of the film “Roman Holiday” is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.ncartmuseum.org or call 919-715-5923.
Catching Fire at Lafayette Village
Party band Catching Fire will perform during the Music on the Green performance series from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Lafayette Village, 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 888-856-2000.
Bill Stonehouse at Lafayette Village
Big band crooner Bill Stonehouse will perform during the Music on the Green performance series from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Lafayette Village, 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 888-856-2000.
Outdoor films at NCMA
The N.C. Museum of Art will offer outdoor films June through September at Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Theater, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.
“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” – Saturday, June 1.
“Life of Pi” – 9 p.m. Friday, June 14.
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” – 9 p.m. Friday, June 21.
“Skyfall” – 9 p.m. Saturday, June 22.
“Madagascar 3” – 9 p.m. Friday, June 28.
“Silver Linings Playbook” – 9 p.m. Friday, July 19.
“Argo” – 9 p.m. Saturday, July 20.
“Cars” – 9 p.m. Friday, July 26.
“Drive” – 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2.
“Glory” – 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9.
“Lincoln” – 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10.
“Moonrise Kingdom” – 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16.
“Vertigo” – 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23.
“The Big Lebowski” – 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.
Tickets are free for NCMA members, $5 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.ncartmuseum.org.
Raleigh Film Festival screenings
The Raleigh Film Festival will begin 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.
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.
Art, auction at NCMA
The third annual Art of the Auction will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Items to be auctioned include a wedding package, custom-designed pieces from local fashion designers and a trip to Napa Valley. Proceeds will benefit the museum’s exhibitions and education programs. For more information, contact Mary Blake at 919-664-6807.
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.
Porsche show coming to museum
Tickets are on sale to the N.C. Museum of Art’s first-ever design show, “Porsche By Design: Seducing Speed,” which opens Oct. 12.
The exhibition will feature more than 20 Porsche cars, including Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche Type 356C Cabriolet, Steve McQueen’s iconic Porsche Speedster and a rare Type 804 Formula One race car. The museum is also releasing a series of short-format videos featuring interviews with Porsche collectors, including Jay Leno. The videos include archival images of the Porsche family, a close look at signature design details and footage of historic car races.
Tickets are $18 for adults; $15 for seniors, military, groups of 10 or more and college students with ID; $12 for ages 7-18; and free for others. Tickets are available through ncartmuseum.org/buy-tickets/ or 919-715-5923.