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Arts Notes, Sept. 16

Sunday in the Park concert series

Raleigh’s Sunday in the Park concert series continues at 6 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 16 and 23. Triangle Bass Band will perform Sept. 16 at Lake Johnson Park, 4601 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh. Triangle Taiko will perform Sept. 23 at Pullen Park Amusements, 520 Ashe Ave., Raleigh. The concerts are free. Bring chairs, blankets or picnic baskets. No alcohol is permitted.

Music in the Valley

Crabtree Valley mall’s Music in the Valley is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, at the mall, 4325 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. Enjoy live music, drink specials and appetizers from Brio Tuscan Grille, McCormick & Schmick’s and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Bring lawn chairs. Scheduled to perform are The Al Williams Band, Sept. 19; Crush, Sept. 26; Rubberband, Oct. 3; Party Nuts, Oct. 10; Scarlet, Oct. 17; and Magic Pipers, Oct. 24. A makeup date is scheduled for Oct. 31.

Emerging artists concert series

A concert series featuring emerging artists is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 12 at Fountain Park at the Captrust Tower, 4208 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. The following bands will play: Old Avenue, Sept. 21; Addison Prophet, Sept. 28; CrowField, Oct. 5; and Catie King, Oct. 12.

The Front Porch fundraiser

The Front Porch Fundraiser, a benefit concert for the Tenant House Restoration Project at Historic Oak View County Park, is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh.

The Iron Mountain Messengers, Kudzu Ramblers and The Happy Valley Pals will perform. The Chick-N-Que food truck will sell dinner. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. Proceeds raised will go toward the restoration of the tenant house.

Triangle Corporate Battle of the Bands

Triangle Corporate Battle of the Bands is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham. The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 23. Cost is $25.

Proceeds will go to KidzNotes, a local nonprofit that provides music lessons, instruments and performance opportunities to children who otherwise would not have access to playing music and all the educational and personal benefits it has to offer. To buy tickets or for more information, visit kidznotes.org or www.trianglebattle.com.

Sertoma Arts Center accepting proposals

The Sertoma Arts Center is accepting proposals for the 2013 gallery year. Artists 18 or older who live and/or work in Wake County and surrounding areas are invited to submit. The gallery has introduced hundreds of artists to area residents and visitors since the inception of the Gallery Program. Monthly exhibitions will be scheduled. Applications are due Sept. 30. Chosen artists will be notified by Oct. 31.

For more information, email sertomaartscenterexhibits@raleighnc.gov with “Attn: Gallery Program - Gallery Submissions 2013” in the subject line.

‘Curio’ exhibition at Municipal Building

“Curio,” an art exhibition sponsored by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, will be on display Oct. 4 to Nov. 13 at the Miriam Preston Block Art Gallery in the Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex, 222 W. Hargett St. This is the fifth exhibition of the Block Art Gallery 2012 Exhibition Series.

An opening-day reception is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the gallery. Music will be provided by Tuff Love in Dub.

Featured in “Curio” are paintings by Chance Murray, Christina Preher and Ellie Reinhold and glasswork by Lucartha Kohler. Block2 Video Series, curated by Neill Prewitt, will air “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” by Marc Russo.

For more information, call 919-996-3610, email hannah.costner@raleighnc.gov or visit www.raleighnc.gov/arts.

Sertoma and Pullen Arts Fair

The annual Sertoma and Pullen Arts Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Pullen Arts Center. Booth registrations are open to everyone. For more information, call 919-996-6126 or email eliza.kiser@raleighnc.gov.

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.