Midtown: Community

Arts Notes, Oct. 28

Jazz jam session featuring Hobbs

Join WSHA 88.9 for an evening of jazz from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at The Sir Walter, 400 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. National recording artist Steve Hobbs, who has roots in Raleigh, will lead the session. A portion of the $5 admission will go to support WSHA, local public radio station.

Bands and Bonfires benefit for urban farm

Bands and Bonfires is set for 5-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, on the 300 block of Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. Performing bands will include Old Ceremony, Jack the Radio, Brooks Wood and Scarlet. The event will feature food, drinks, fire performers, entertainment and live music. Proceeds will benefit Raleigh City Farm. For more information, visit www.GuyFawkesRaleigh.com.

Art show to benefit nonprofit

An art show to benefit Mercy for America’s Children is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at 231 Kinvara Court, Wake Forest. Local artist Mary White will sell acrylics, water colors, handpainted glassware and miniature paintings. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees can also learn more about the goals and plans for Mercy for America’s Children, a nonprofit organization that promotes adoption and support of older children in the foster care system.

Holiday art sale in Wake Forest

Girasole Trattoria will hold a holiday art sale during Sunday brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at 960 Gateway Commons Circle, Wake Forest. The event will feature local artists Jane Steelman with stained glass and jewelry and Martha King withoriginal paintings, prints and cards. Local musician Doug Ross will perform. For more information, call 919-569-6745.

Southern paintings and decorative arts

Collecting Southern Paintings and Decorative Arts: Opportunities and Pitfalls in the Marketplace is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Learn what impact research has made in the marketplace. Cost is $10, $5 for associates. For tickets, call 919-807-7835.

Artists, authors showcase

The Raleigh artists and authors showcase featuring Alice Osborn is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Bosetti Art Tile Showroom and Studio, 1201 W. Lenoir St., Raleigh. View art, jewelry and conversation pieces by local artists. Visit with Alice Osborn, Sandra Carrington-Smith and Jon Batson as they share their works and sign their books. The event will include wine and food. To RSVP, visit authors-artists-showcase-111012.eventbrite.com.

Music of the Carolinas: George Higgs

Music of the Carolinas: George Higgs is scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. A 1993 N.C. Heritage Award winner, blues singer-musician George Higgs is known for his powerful harmonica playing and propulsive guitar style.