Classical Music Series
The Renaissance Center will host its Classical Music Series throughout October at 405 S. Brooks St., Raleigh. Visit WakeForestNC.gov/tickets-events.aspx for more information.• 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19: Wake Forest native Edward Burke will perform a guitar solo concert. Works will include “Fantasie on Themes” from Verdi’s “La Traviata,” “Five Impromptus” by Bennet and more. Tickets cost $8.
• 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct 24: The Free Spirit Ensemble of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra will return to present “Folk Tunes Revisited,” classic folk in new forms. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students.
Call for artists
The Cotton Company in historic downtown Wake Forest is seeking a variety of artists and musicians for Art After Hours. The event is the second Friday of each month, and allows local artists and musicians to display their gifts, network and sell to the public. The Cotton Company is now accepting applications for 2015. Email TheCottonCompanyGallery@gmail.com for more information.
Janis Goodman exhibition
An exhibition of new paintings by Washington, D.C., artist Janis Goodman will be on display through Oct. 15 at Lee Hansley Gallery, 225 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-828-7557.
‘It’s Funny to be Scared’
The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre and Forest Moon Theatre will present “It’s Funny to be Scared” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. The show is a family-friendly improvisational presentation that includes games made up on the spot based on suggestions from the audience. Advance tickets are $10, or $8 for children 12 and under. Visit WakeForestNC.gov for tickets.
‘Desire Under the Elms’
Raleigh Little Theatre will present “Desire Under the Elms” through Oct. 26 at 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. Evening shows (Thursday through Saturday) are at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. “Desire Under the Elms” is a combination of several Greek myths set on a family farm in New England.
Renaissance Centre celebrates first year
The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre will commemorate its first year with “Another Evening with Marcus Anderson” Saturday, Nov. 1. The event will include Anderson’s performance, a buffet dinner and a cash bar. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 the day of the event. Visit WakeForestNC.gov to purchase tickets.
The works of Marriott Little and her family (Marriott Sheldon, Corneille Little, Stan Mallard, Will Sheldon, George Bason III and the late Bill Little) will be featured throughout November at Roundabout Art Collective, 305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh.
N.C. State University Theatre
N.C. State University Theatre has announced its 2014-15 season. Season tickets cost $62; $58 for senior citizens, NCSU faculty and staff, alumni association members, parents association members and students; and $48 for NCSU students. Pick three showings for $48. Individual tickets cost $16-$18.• “Around the World in 80 Days” by Laura Eason, adapted from the novel by Jules Verne, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. weeknights and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 7-9, 12-16, and 19-23, at Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall.
• “The Little Shop of Horrors” by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman will be presented at 7:30 p.m. weeknights and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 12-15 and 18-22, at Titmus Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall.
• “The Burial at Thebes, a version of Sophocles’ Antigone,” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. March 27-29, and April 8-12 and 15-19 at Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall.