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Arts Notes, Oct. 3

Raleigh Medal of Arts Ceremony

The 2012 Medal of Arts Ceremony is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Fletcher Opera Theater, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh. The free ceremony will honor Nancy Lambert, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, the Philharmonic Association and Laura Raynor for their outstanding contribution to the arts in Raleigh. For more information, go to raleighnc.gov/arts.

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 nearby restaurants. Bring lawn chairs. Scheduled to perform are Rubberband, Oct. 3; Party Nuts, Oct. 10; Scarlet, Oct. 17; and Magic Pipers, Oct. 24. A makeup date is scheduled for Oct. 31.

‘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 www.raleighnc.gov/arts.

NCS Youth Sinfonietta auditions

The N.C. Symphony will hold auditions for its Youth Sinfonietta, an exclusive chamber orchestra composed of 14- to 21-year-olds from across the state.

The NCS Youth Sinfonietta comes together for two weeks of coaching and rehearsals followed by two performances in the Triangle.

All auditions will be held by video submission. After completing an online application, students can record and submit videos of the required repertoire. Auditions will be open, and video submissions considered until 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. For more information or to apply, go to www.ncsymphony.org/educationprograms.

Lafayette Village JazzFest

JazzFest is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in Lafayette Village, featuring jazz drummer, composer and pianist Joe Chambers. All proceeds will support breast cancer research. The event will include a $10 Wine Walk for Charity with tastings throughout Lafayette Village. Food and beverages will be for sale. Bring chairs and blankets or rent them.

Broadway Under the Stars free event

Broadway Under the Stars will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Red Hat Amphitheater. The event will feature appearances from local groups performing Broadway songs, face-painting, jugglers and magicians. The lineup includes Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble, Peace University Musical Theater, Performance Edge and Raleigh Little Theater. The day will be capped by a performance by North Carolina’s own Red Clay Ramblers. No tickets will be required. For more information, call 919-996-8531.

Benefit concert for child with cancer

A rock ‘n’ roll benefit for 6-year-old Cuyler Buchanan, who is fighting cancer, is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Tir Na Nog, 218 S. Blount St., Raleigh. The Darts acoustic, Aftershock, linwood and Rubbersoul will perform. Cost is $5 per person at the door. Ten percent of food sales also will go to the family.

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: CrowField, Oct. 5; and Catie King, Oct. 12.

Midtown BBQ, Bluegrass & Brew

Midtown BBQ, Bluegrass & Brew is set for noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at North Hills East in Brueggers’ parking lot.

The event will feature bluegrass bands, a barbecue sauce tasting and contest, beer samples, diabetes educators and crafts. Cost is $10 and includes the bluegrass bands, lunch, beer samples, sauce tasting and two raffle tickets. Proceeds will benefit Diabetes Management Solutions, a nonprofit. For the schedule and tickets, go to www.midtownbbqnbrew.org.

Downtown Family Get Down

The Downtown Family Get Down will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, with Sandbox, a five-piece Raleigh band featuring upbeat kids’ music. Mommie, featuring Doug McMillan from The Connells, and other bands will perform. At about 8 p.m., Michael Franti and Spearhead will take the stage for a set of socially conscious, energetic music. No tickets will be required. For more information, call 919-996-8531.

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, outdoors at Pullen Arts Center, 105 Pullen Road, Raleigh. The free event will include vendors, art exhibits, demonstrations, kids’ activities and music from the Clear Run Bluegrass Band. Featured food trucks Chirba Chirba, Kona Ice and Porchetta will sell food and beverages. Booth registrations are open to everyone. For more information, call 919-996-3610.

Folk concert to benefit dog rescue

Friction Farm, a modern folk duo, will perform a benefit concert to support Dog Repair Inc. at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Royal Bean Coffee House, 3801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.

Dog Repair Inc. is a nonprofit based in Mebane that rescues, rehabilitates and provides homes for dogs with emotional and physical problems. The rescue saves dogs from local shelters and offers specialized care until placing them in healthy, happy homes. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/DogRepair?ref=ts.

Call for artists for CAT project

The Raleigh Arts Commission, in partnership with Capital Area Transit, is seeking artists for ART-ON-THE-MOVE, original art on the sides of CAT buses. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Oct. 26. Download the application for full details. Original artwork is wrapped onto the buses through a vinyl heat-wrap process. The artwork remains on the CAT buses for a period of six months. Submissions are reviewed by a panel of community members and representatives from the Arts Commission and Capital Area Transit. Final selections are recommended by the review panel and approved by the Arts Commission and the Raleigh Transit Authority. For more information or to apply, go to www.raleighnc.gov/arts.

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.