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Arts Notes, Oct. 14

String quartet concert at historical museum

Wake Forest ARTS presents a free string quartet performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, on the lawn of the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 450 N. Main St., Wake Forest. Performers are members of the Capital String Ensemble as well as the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra. Lawn chairs and picnic baskets are welcome. For more information, visit wakeforestarts.org.

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 Scarlet, Oct. 17; and Magic Pipers, Oct. 24. A makeup date is scheduled for Oct. 31.

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 is a nonprofit based in Mebane that rescues, rehabilitates and provides homes for dogs with emotional and physical problems. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/DogRepair?ref=ts.

Benefit for SPCA of Wake

The Shops at Seaboard Station is celebrating its 11th annual Down by the Tracks, benefiting the SPCA of Wake County, from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. For a $10 cover charge, you can bring your dog and enjoy live music from last year’s runaway favorite The Stray Dogs, a dog agility course, doggie pools, wine and unlimited beer tastings and more.

Fall for Art show at North Hills

Midtown Art Consultants and the Roundabout Art Collective present Fall for Art from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the North Hills Renaissance Hotel, 4100 Main at North Hills St., Raleigh. More than 20 artists, including Eric McRay, Constance Pappalardo, Bob Rankin, Libby Smart, Steve Staresina and Amy Sullivan, will be included. Original paintings, jewelry, glassworks and photography will be for sale. Admission is free.

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.

This Place Matters! Art Contest

An art contest for children and teens called This Place Matters! poses the question: What is your favorite OLD building in Raleigh? The contest is sponsored by the Raleigh Historic Development Commission.

The contest will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. Art can be submitted between 9 and 11 a.m. and will be judged from noon to 2 p.m. in a people’s choice selection process and a juried art contest.

During First Friday on Nov. 2, join the community in celebrating the art contest winners and RHDC’s 50th anniversary. It’s Déjà New is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Marbles. The event will include the Rainbow Dance Company dancers and food.

For more information, visit www.rhdc.org.

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.