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.
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‘Art’ at Little Theatre
Raleigh Little Theatre presents Yasmina Reza’s “Art,” a comedy where lines are drawn and old friends square off when one purchases a canvas that is just a pure white painting. Performances will be held at 3 or 8 p.m. through Sept. 29 at the theatre, 301 S. Pogue St., Raleigh. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $16 for seniors and students. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call 919-821-3111 or visit www.raleighlittletheatre.org.
America’s Music Series
America’s Music film and music series will be held through October at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. The upcoming schedule is:
Oct. 3 – 7 p.m. Portions of the film “The History of Rock ‘n Roll: Episode 6, Plugging In” will be viewed and discussed.
Oct. 6 – 2 p.m. Learn choreography from the Broadway show “In the Heights.”
Oct. 10 – 7 p.m. Portions of two films will be viewed and discussed: “Latin Music USA, Episode 1” and “From Mambo to Hip-Hop: A South Bronx Tale.”
Games People Play
An opening reception for an art exhibit titled Games People Play, featuring mixed media by Adrien Montoya and glass by Lizzie Bailey, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the Local Color Gallery, 22 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.localcoloraleigh.com.
Whitley at Roundabout
An opening reception for Mary Page Whitley’s paintings, called North Carolina Mountain Magic, will be held at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Roundabout Art Collective, 305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-747-9495.
Andy Kasab will perform eclectic American and world music with a harp guitar at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.
Make It, Take It: The Write Way is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Learn how to use a steel-nib pen that was common in the 19th century. For more information, call 919-807-7900.
Russian art, history
Karen Kattering will discuss Russian art and history in late imperial Russia at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Learn how The Tsar’s Cabinet and Windows Into Heaven related to major developments in Russian art and history. For more information, call 919-807-7900.
Center OpenMic will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the LGBT Center of Raleigh, 411 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Participants may express themselves through dramatic readings, spoken word, scripted presentations, acoustic music and free expression. For more information, visit www.lgbtcenterofraleigh.com.
The N.C. State University Theatre will open its 2013-2014 season with Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia” through Oct. 6 at the Titmus Theatre, 2241 Dunn Ave., Raleigh. Tickets cost $18 for adults, $16 for NCSU faculty, seniors and alumni, and $5 for NCSU students. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-515-1100 or visit www.ncsu.edu/arts.
Call for artists
The city of Raleigh seeks artists or artist teams experienced in streetscape public art to work as art consultants for the Hillsborough Street Streetscape Phase II project. The design team artist will assist the project design team in concept and plan development for art and aesthetic integration for the overall project.
Qualifications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11. For application guidelines, visit www.raleighnc.gov/arts and search for “artist calls.” For more information, contact Kim Curry-Evans, public art coordinator for the Office of Raleigh Arts, at 919-996-4688 or email@example.com.
Art and Cocktails
The Joel Lane Museum House will hold Art and Cocktails by the Pool from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at a private home in Five Points, Raleigh. The address will be disclosed to ticket purchasers after purchase confirmation. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a silent auction. The cost is $75 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-833-3431 or visit www.joellane.org.
Andy Kasab will perform eclectic American and world music with a harp guitar at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.
Black Masala, an eight-piece gypsy music brass band, will play at 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Pour House Music Hall, 224 S. Blount St., Raleigh. Tickets cost $7 online and $10 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.thepourhousemusichall.com.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy will hold a membership drive from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at CAM Raleigh, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh. The film “Appalachian Impressions” will be screened, followed by guest speakers. There is a suggested donation of $30 per ticket, and children 13 and younger get in free. For more information or purchase a ticket, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/journey.
Call for artists
The Miriam Preston Block Gallery seeks applications for the 2014-2015 art exhibition series and installation artists.
Artists, artist teams and curators ages 18 and older residing in Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Orange or Wake counties are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. For more information or to apply, visit www.raleighnc.gov/arts.