What’s in the Box?: People and Portraits
An interactive class for children ages 2-5 will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Additional classes will be held at 11 and 11:30 a.m. Admission is free for members and $3 for nonmembers. For more information, call 919-839-6262.
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.
Family program on flight, art
A family program on the theme of flight in art will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The event will feature a gallery tour and studio workshop. The cost is $3 for members or $5 for nonmembers. To register, call 919-71505923.
Ensemble Vermillian at NCMA
Ensemble Vermillian will perform Baroque-era music at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $10 for members and students or $12 for nonmembers. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-839-6262.
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 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.
Raleigh Drum Circle
The Raleigh Drum Circle meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month. The next session will be Monday, May 20, at the boathouse at Lake Johnson Park, 4601 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh. Loaner drums will be available. The cost is $5 per person or $10 per family.
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.
Patrick Shanahan at Gallery A
An opening reception for artist Patrick Shanahan’s exhibit “Colorblind” will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Gallery A, 1637 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. The exhibit will be on display through June. For more information, call 919-546-9011.
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.
The OakCity7 concert series will begin for this summer from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at City Plaza on the 400 block of Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. The biweekly event will feature notable local and regional bands and local and craft beers. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.oakcity7.com.
Metalfest at Southland Ballroom
The Capital City Metalfest will be held from 1:30 to 9 p.m. June 1-2 at Southland Ballroom, 614 N. West St., Raleigh. More than 40 bands will be featured. Tickets cost $10 or $15 for a two-day pass. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.southlandballroom.com
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” – 9 p.m. 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 and $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
Hal Pugh, owner of New Salem Pottery, will make traditional 17th, 18th and 19th century earthenware pottery from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7900.
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.
Sparky and Rhonda Rucker concert
The Music of the Carolinas concert series will continue from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Sparky and Rhonda Rucker will perform songs and stories about slavery, the Underground Railroad and the Civil War. For more information, call 919-807-7900.
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.
Senior communities outreach program on art
A free outreach program for senior communities titled From Here to There: Celebrating the Art of Travel will be offered October through January by the N.C. Museum of Art. Participants will discuss the art of travel in paintings and sculptures and create postcards. To schedule a visit to your facility, call Diana Phillips at 919-664-6779.