Midtown: Community

Arts Notes

Burcher guest artist at Sunflower

Clotilde Burcher will be the guest artist from Aug. 10- Sept. 8, at the Sunflower Studio & Gallery, at 214 E. Jones Avenue, downtown Wake Forest. Burcher, an acrylic painter, obtains much of her inspiration from her travels out west and Tuscany, Italy. An opening reception for her work is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the gallery. Light refreshments and wine will be served. For more information, call 919-570-0765 or visit www.sunflowerstudiowf.com.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ auditions

North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theater will hold auditions for “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19, and at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21. Callbacks are at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 22. Auditions are open to anyone ages 13-20. Anyone interested in auditioning should prepare a one-minute song with music or a capella preferably in the Broadway or ’50s doo-wop genres. For more information, call 919-866-0228 or visit www.nract.org.

Sunday in the Park Concert Series

Nick Driver Band, which plays acoustic rock, will play at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at Pullen Park, 520 Ashe Ave., Raleigh. Bring chairs, blankets or picnic baskets; no alcohol is permitted. Concerts that are canceled due to inclement weather will not be rescheduled.

Beach music series at North Hills

North Hills presents the Midtown Beach Music Series every Thursday through Aug. 9. The schedule includes the following performers:

July 19 - Jim Quick and the Coastline Band

July 26 - The Attractions

Aug. 2 - Liquid Pleasure

Aug. 9 - The Embers

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

Summer Artist Speaker Series

The final event of the Summer Artist Speaker Series is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at The Hive, at Busy Bee Café, 225 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh. Photographer Jim Millay will share images of the evolution of baseball parks and his recent experience with high-performance athletes. Some of his work will be available for purchase at The Hive until Aug. 28. During the event, attendees will have a chance to win prizes that include a signed print from the photographer and a $25 gift card to The Hive. For more information, go to triangle.com.

Oak City 7 concert series

Oak City 7, a free summer concert series, also features local craft beers and food trucks from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on alternating Thursdays in City Plaza on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. Three bands perform for each show, and the next one is Thursday, July 26, featuring Lila, Once and Future Kings and Annuals. For more information, including a schedule of bands, go to oakcity7.com.

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. 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.