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Arts Notes, Aug. 4

Call for fiction

The Piedmont Laureate program is accepting applications from authors of short fiction for 2014.

Authors must be residents of Wake, Alamance, Durham or Orange counties. The Laureate will receive a stipend of $6,500 and serve for one year. Laureate activities include readings, workshops and creative writing and literature promotions.

The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. For more information or to apply, visit www.piedmontlaureate.com.

Symphony at library

Violinist David Kilbride of the North Carolina Symphony will perform at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. The Instrument Zoo will also be available. The program is for preschoolers and their families. Registration is required at 919-870-4000.

Violinist at library

Violinist David Kilbride will perform at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is required at www.wakegov.com/libraries/events.

Family films at NCMA

Summer Family Films: Creature Feature will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Families with children ages 5 and older will watch “The Magic Lion,” “Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears?” and “What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?” The screening is free, but a ticket from the box office is required. For more information or to register, call 919-715-5923.

‘Cold Running Creek’

Discuss Zelda Lockhart’s novel “Cold Running Creek” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $10 for members, $13 for nonmembers, and includes a light dinner. For more information or to register, call the Museum Box Office at 919-715-5923.

Orchestra concert

The Raleigh Festival Orchestra will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Millbrook High School, 2201 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. The concert will feature works from Strauss, Beethoven, Dvorak and Mozart and an original piece from composer Joseph House.

The Raleigh Festival Orchestra is a student-founded and student-run program for students who want to play music during the summer with an ensemble. Donations will be accepted to help continue the orchestra. For more information, call 919-696-2132 or go to raleighorchestra.wix.com/home.

Ballroom dance

Ballroom dance nights are held from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays at Pullen Community Center, 408 Ashe Ave., Raleigh. The event is for ages 18 and older and costs $2 per person. For more information, call 919-831-6052.

Raleigh Film Festival

The Raleigh Film Festival will hold 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 raleighfilmfestival@gmail.com.

Outdoor films at NCMA

The N.C. Museum of Art will screen outdoor films through September at Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Theater, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.

“Glory” – 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9

“Lincoln” – 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10

Tickets are free for NCMA members and $5 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.ncartmuseum.org.

Egyptian animals

Explore the animals of ancient Egypt during a family program at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. A separate session will be held at 1 p.m. The program is for families with children ages 5-11 and includes a gallery tour and studio workshop. The cost is $3 for members, $5 for nonmembers. Registration is required at 919-715-5923.

Catherine Bolen

Knitter Catherine Bolen will turn yarn into useful objects from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Participants can weave their own bracelets. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.

Concert in the park

Sunday in the Park will continue at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at Fletcher Park, 820 Clay St., Raleigh. Local singer and songwriter Brooke Hatala will perform. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Hiatus Kaiyote at The Pour House

The future-soul band, Hiatus Kaiyote, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at The Pour House, 224 S. Blount St., Raleigh. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.thepourhousemusichall.com.

Raleigh Drum Circle

The Raleigh Drum Circle meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. The next session will be Monday, Aug. 19, 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.

Mural on display

The public art project Art-On-The-Move will be on display on the southern wall of Moore Square Transit Station in Raleigh. The installation was part of the Craig Building renovation project at the station’s entrance. The 29-foot mural features artworks created by 50 artists involved in the project since its inception.

Municipal art exhibit

Highlights of the Municipal Art Collection, an exhibition sponsored by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, will be on display through Aug. 23 at Miriam Preston Block Art Gallery, 222 W. Hargett St., Raleigh. The collection consists of more than 450 works in diverse mediums, with themes including Southern heritage, placemaking and text as image. For more information, visit www.raleighnc.gov/arts.

Caribbean drumming

A Caribbean and West African percussion class will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug.28 at the Eastgate Park Community Center, 4200 Quail Hollow Drive, Raleigh. Students will learn basic drumming techniques, styles and rhythms. Admission is free, and registration is required at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Raleigh Hoop Jam

Hoopers, dancers, spinners and drummers meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Pullen Park, 520 Ashe Ave., Raleigh. Extra instruments and hula hoops will be available. For more information, visit www.raleighdrumcircle.org.

Symphony at library

Flutist Mary Boone of the North Carolina Symphony will perform at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. The Instrument Zoo will also be available. The program is for preschoolers and their families. Registration is required at 919-856-6710.

Tour of Artists

The Wake Forest Guild of Artists will hold its 18th annual Tour of Artists Sept. 7-8 at various locations in downtown Wake Forest. Galleries will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Maps are available at the Wake Forest Art and Frame Shop, 139 S. White St., Wake Forest; at all other galleries in downtown Wake Forest; and at www.wakeforestguild.com.

Creedmoor music festival

The 22nd annual Creedmoor Music Festival will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, along Main Street in Creedmoor. The event will feature live music, local food and craft vendors and children’s activities. For more information or to become a vendor, visit www.cityofcreedmoor.org.

Bluegrass festival

The International Bluegrass Music Association’s Wide Open Bluegrass festival will be held Sept. 27-28 in downtown Raleigh. The event will feature music, a music expo, a public street fair and the N.C. Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship. The festival is part of the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass 2013, which takes place Sept. 24-28 and includes a business conference and the IBMA awards. Tickets start at $40 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.bluegrassfanfest.org.

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.