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Arts Notes, Aug. 14

Family films at NCMA

Summer Family Films: Express Yourself will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Families with children ages 5 and older can watch films created by design students from N.C. State University. The screening is free, but a ticket from the box office is required. For more information or to register, call 919-715-5923.

Caribbean drumming

A Caribbean and West African percussion class will be held from 6:30 p.m. 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 p.m. 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.

Nature drawing

Learn basic illustration techniques and observational skills from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. The program is for ages 10 and older and costs $10 per person. Registration is required at www.naturalsciences.org.

Hiatus Kaiyote

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.

Ballroom dance

Ballroom dance nights are held from 7 p.m. 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.

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.

“Moonrise Kingdom” – 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16

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

‘Musically Delicious’

The Raleigh Children’s Theatre will perform “Musically Delicious,” a musical based on tales from the children’s book “Stone Soup,” at the Raleigh ACT Studio, 2411 E. Millbrook Road, Suite 112, Raleigh. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 and 2 p.m. Aug. 17. Tickets cost $6 per person. For more information, visit www.raleighact.com.

Cultural Arts Booking

The Cultural Arts Booking Fair will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Wakefield High School, 220 Wakefield Pines Drive, Raleigh. The fair offers representatives who book programs for their schools, communities and organizations an opportunity to meet with artists who are a part of the United Arts Council’s Artists in the Schools program.

Call for artists

Local Color Gallery seeks new members to join its women artist’s cooperative. Portfolios in any media can be dropped off from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at Local Color Gallery, 22 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. For more information, contact Adrien Montoya at 919-754-3887 or localcolor@gmail.com.

‘All the President’s Men’

The next At the Movies program will continue at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The film “All the President’s Men” will be screened, followed by a question-and-answer session with Andrew Taylor, professor of political science at N.C. State University. For more information, call 919-807-7900.

Roundabout reception

A reception for the exhibit Artists of the Loft will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Roundabout Art Collective, 305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. The artists and media are: King Godwin, abstract painting; Leslie Pruneau, abstract painting and mixed media; Martin Stankus, pottery; Mary Storms, mixed media; and Bert Sult, watercolors. For more information, call 919-747-9495.

Battle of the Bands

The Gorilla Music Battle of the Bands will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at The Pour House Music Hall, 224 S. Blount St., Raleigh. Bands will compete for a chance to win $500 in cash, 20 hours of studio time and future headlining gigs at local venues. Tickets cost $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information or to register a band, visit www.gorillamusic.com.

Raleigh Drum Circle

The Raleigh Drum Circle meets from 7 p.m. 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.

N.C. Symphony

Listen to performances by the N.C. Symphony from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 26 on WUNC 91.5FM. Concerts from the symphony’s previous season will be presented. For more information, visit www.ncsymphony.org.

Oak City 7

Oak City 7, a free concert summer series, will continue at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at City Plaza in the 400 block of Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. Toon and the Real Laww featuring Lucky Island In the Middle East, Young Cardinals, The Roman Spring and River City Ransom will perform. For more information, visit www.oakcity7.com.


Shag class

A shag class and beach party will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at A Step to Gold International Ballroom, 6278 Glenwood Ave., Suite 200, Raleigh. Learn basic and intermediate shag moves from 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., followed by a beach party from 8:15 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. The cost of both events is $20, and the party costs $15.