Bright Star Touring Company will present “African Folktales” at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. Tickets are $7 each, plus tax. For more information or to buy tickets, go to http://wakeforestnc.gov/renaissance-centre.aspx.
Carolina Ballet Spring Shakespeare Festival
Carolina Ballet will present several performances to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. To buy tickets, go to www.carolinaballet.com or call 919-719-0900. Free tickets will be available to high school students with valid ID. Performances and locations include:
▪ “Love Speaks,” Feb. 4-21 at Raleigh’s Fletcher Opera Theater, 2 E. South St., Raleigh.
▪ “Tempest Fantasy,” March 3-20 at Raleigh’s Fletcher Opera Theater, 2 E. South St., Raleigh.
▪ “Macbeth,” April 14-17 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 2 E. South St., Raleigh; Durham Performing Arts Center, April 30-May 1, 123 Vivian St., Durham.
▪ “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” May 12-15 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 2 E. South St., Raleigh.
Artists can submit work for “Spring Forward,” a juried show at Tipping Paint Gallery, 311 W. Martin St., Raleigh. The deadline is Jan. 31. For more information and an entry form, go to http://tippingpaintartists.com/exhibitions-and-juried-shows/.
Raleigh Little Theatre will present “Sweeney Todd” Feb. 12-28 in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. For tickets, call the box office at 919-821-3111 between noon and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or go to www.raleighlittletheatre.org.
North Ridge Art Gala
Local artists can submit their works for the 8th Annual North Ridge Art Gala. As the juror, Roger Manley, director of the Gregg Museum of Art and Design at N.C. State University, will select 25 pieces to be part of the showcase. The gala, hosted by the North Ridge Country Club Art Society, will be Feb. 27. For details and submission guidelines, go to http://conta.cc/1LLo0jd.
Open Garden and Art Show
Lasting Impressions will host its 10th annual Open Garden and Art Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at 4904 Hermitage Drive, Raleigh. For more information, go to www.lastingimpressionsleaves.com or call 919-787-6228.
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