‘Little Mermaid’ coming to Clayton Center stage
The Clayton Youth Theater will present “The Little Mermaid” at 7 p.m. July 29, 2 p.m. July 30 and 7 p.m. Aug. 4-6 at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students 18 and younger. For tickets, call 919-553-1737 or go to theclaytoncenter.com.
Variety show in Selma
Here are upcoming performances of the American Music Jubilee, the variety show at The Rudy theater, 300 N. Raiford St., Selma: 1:40 p.m. July 21 and July 30. For ticket information, call 919-202-9927 or go to amjubilee.com.
Music for lunch
Thomas Howerton of Smithfield will play the viola when Music for the Lunch Bunch continues at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at First Presbyterian Church, 215 S. Third St., Smithfield.
Howerton, 20, attends the Manhattan School of Music, where he studies viola under Karen Ritscher. He performs in the school’s philharmonic orchestra and plays in several chamber music groups.
Howerton recently joined the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra viola section and will perform in its 2016-2017 season.
Admission is free, with donations accepted. The series continues with Dara Edwards and her piano students on July 27, keyboardist Zach Ross on Aug. 3, the songs of Irvin Berlin on Aug. 10 and show tunes on Aug. 17.
Auditions in Smithfield
Auditions for “Lying in State,” a comedy, are scheduled for 7 p.m. July 25 and 8 p.m. July 26 at the Neuse Little Theatre, 104 S. Front St., Smithfield.
Art on display
Works by Romona Cash of Clayton are on display this month at the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield, 305 E. Market St., Smithfield.
Country music in Selma
Jonathan Parker will perform at 7:45 p.m. Friday, July 22, at the Ice House Theatre, the country music venue at 112 N. Webb St. in Selma. Doors open at 7 p.m. For reservations, email email@example.com. A July 29 show by the Honky Tonk Experience rounds out this month at the Ice House. Early August brings an Elvis tribute on Aug. 5 and Andy Vaughan and The Driveline on Aug. 12.
Here’s the remaining schedule for the Clayton Town Square Concert Series: Ken Knox & Co., July 21; Kasey Tyndall, with Big River Band, Aug. 20; and Natural Wonder, Sept. 15. Shows start at 5:30 p.m., and admission is free. Bring a lawn chair but no coolers; beer and wine will be available. Town Square is at 110 W. Main St.
Art Faire seeks entries
Clayton Visual Arts is seeking entries for this year’s Art Faire, coming in September. The annual competition accepts works in two categories: fine arts and photography. The winner in each category receives $750. The entry fee is $25 for Clayton Visual Arts members and $40 for nonmembers, and the deadline to enter is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26. More information is available at claytonvisualartsnc.org.
Sundown in Downtown
Here’s the remaining lineup for this year’s Sundown in Downtown concert series in Benson: Aug. 11, Jim Quick and the Coastline Band; and Sept. 22, Justin West Band and The Jonathan Parker Band. Concerts are at 5:30 p.m. in the Singing Grove, 406 E. Main St. Note: The Sept. 22 concert will start at 6 p.m. In case of rain, concerts move to the American Legion Building, 605 N. Wall St., Benson. Admission is free.
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