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.
Photo essay competition
The Cary Photographic Artists will sponsor a photo essay competition for Wake County high school students. Cash prizes range from $50 to $150, and the competition will end with an exhibit. For details, go to bit.ly/1kTh4U4.
To enter, choose one of four themes: “America to Me,” “Home Town Pride,” “Student Life” or “Our Natural World.” Send four images for your theme and a paragraph relating your photography to the theme to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, Jan. 15.
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.
Renaissance Centre events
The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre hosts events for art lovers and families at 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. Visit wakeforestnc.gov for more information.• At 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, Writer’s Night in the Forest will feature a presentation of Adam Pelzman’s “Troika,” which focuses on Perla, a Cuban-American woman leading a secret life. The event is free, and copies of “Troika” can be purchased for $16.
• Scrap Happens & Open Craft Night will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Scrap Happens is an unstructured evening of arts and crafts. RSVP by calling 919-435-9567. Tickets are $10.
• Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones will host The Princess and the Pea Tea at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children.
• Edward Burke will perform for the Classical Series at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. Burke is a Wake Forest native, and plays classical guitar. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 on the day of the performance.
• Carolina Puppet Theatre will present a show at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22. The event for children ages 3-7 will be a special Halloween performance. Tickets are $5.
• Classical Series will continue with “Folk Tunes Revisited” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24.
• 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.
• 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.
‘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.
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.