Midtown: Community

Arts Notes

Midtown Beach Music Series at North Hills

North Hills presents the Midtown Beach Music Series every Thursday through Aug. 9.

Scheduled performers include:

May: 31 - Chairmen of the Board

June: 7 - The Entertainers, 14 - Sleeping Booty, 21 - Band of Oz, 28 - Fantastic Shakers

July: 5 - Part Time Party Time Band, 12 - Craig Woolard Band, 19 - Jim Quick and the Coastline Band, 26 - The Attractions

August: 2 - Liquid Pleasure, 9 - The Embers

Admission to the outdoor concerts is free and chairs are welcome. No outside alcohol. For more information, go to www.northhillsraleigh.com.

Mother-daughter exhibit at Roundabout

Roundabout Art Collective will feature jewelry and statuesque talismans by mother and daughter artists Mary Ann Scherr and Sydney Scherr during June. A celebration is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 1, at the Roundabout Art Collective, 305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. Light Refreshments will be served. For details, visit www.roundaboutartcollective.com.

North Tower Bandin Rolesville

The North Tower Band will headline Rolesville’s free Concert in the Park from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 3, in Main Street Park next to Sanford Creek Elementary, 701 Granite Falls Blvd., Rolesville. The concert is part of the town’s yearlong 175th anniversary celebration.

Bring blankets, chairs and dancing shoes. No umbrellas, coolers or alcohol. Food and drinks will be for sale. For more information, call 919-556-3506 or visit rolesvillenc.gov/175th.

Gravy Boys play bluegrass

Gravy Boys, a bluegrass band, will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest. Starting at 3 p.m., local artists also will show and sell their work. Refreshments will be available, and picnics are welcome. For details, visit www.wakeforestarts.org.

‘Presence’ exhibition

“Presence,” an art exhibition sponsored by the Raleigh Arts Commission, will be on display June 7 to July 16 at Miriam Preston Block Art Gallery in the Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex, 222 W. Hargett St., and Block2, the commission’s video venue at the Urban Design Center, 133 Fayetteville St., Raleigh.

At the Block Art Gallery, “Presence” will feature photography by Lydia Anne McCarthy and mixed-media works by Mia Yoon. The Block2 Street Video Series will display “Systemic” by Kia Mercedes Carscallen.

An opening-day reception is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Block Art Gallery. For more information, call 919-996-3610 or email hannah.costner@raleighnc.gov.

Art After Hours at Sunflower

Sunflower Studio & Gallery will feature artist E. Tracy Williams from June 8 to July 12. An opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 8, for Art After Hours at the gallery, 214 E. Jones Ave., Wake Forest. Williams creates abstract collages and assemblages with fabrics, papers, metals, paints, twigs and other found objects. For more information, visit www.sunflowerstudiowf.com or call 919-570-0765.

Music on the Green

Music on the Green, a series of outdoor concerts, is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through October at Lafayette Village, 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Takeout meals available. Upcoming performers include: Alexis & Joe, May 22; Bill Stonehouse, May 29; and Jordan Okrend, June 5. For more information, go to www.lafayettevillageraleigh.com.

Art in the Village

Art in the Village, a series of artist fairs, is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays through October at Lafayette Village, 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. For more information or to register to exhibit, go to www.lafayettevillageraleigh.com.