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Arts Notes, Nov. 11

Bluesman Holeman at Museum of History

Piedmont blues musician John Dee Holeman will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Admission is free. George Higgs, who was originally scheduled to perform, canceled due to illness.

Born in Orange County in 1929, Holeman grew up on a small farm and began playing the blues at age 14. He has performed at the National Folk Festival and Carnegie Hall, and he has conducted multiple overseas tours. Now in his 80s, Holeman continues to perform regularly throughout North Carolina.

For more information, call 919-807-7900 or visit www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Roumain and Dossett at Quail Ridge

Composer/violinist and Haitian-American artist Daniel Bernard Roumain and N.C. singer/songwriter Laurelyn Dossett will perform songs from their new CD “The Collide” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Quail Ridge Books and Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.

Designers Downtown Market

Designers Downtown Market is scheduled from 9 am. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, outside Ornamentea, 509 N. West St., Raleigh. Vendors showcase handcrafted arts and crafts including jewelry, pottery, apparel, stained glass and paper crafts. For more information, go to www.designersdowntownmarket.com.

Concert to benefit Raleigh Rescue Mission

A benefit concert for Raleigh Rescue Mission is scheduled from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at The Pour House Music Hall, 224 S. Blount St., Raleigh. The concert will feature The Adam Ezra Group, a national act from Boston, along with local bands Saints Apollo and Hi Fidelity. The event also features a raffle and canned food drive. The Pour House Music Hall will collect canned food donations from Nov. 14-21.

Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.the-pour-house.com

Boylan Heights ArtWalk

The 20th annual Boylan Heights ArtWalk is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in the Boylan Heights neighborhood of Raleigh. The event features more than 100 artists selling pottery, jewelry, prints, oils, watercolors, pastels, photography, home accessories and more. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.boylanheights.org or contact Lyman Collins at 919-337-3633 or boylanheightsartwalk@gmail.com.

Sola music festival, food drive

Sola Coffee Cafe will hold a music festival from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Donations for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern N.C. are encouraged. The cafe is located at 7705 Lead Mine Road Raleigh. For more information, go to www.solacoffee.com.

PineCone Christmas concert, food drive

PineCone, in partnership with the N.C. Museum of History, presents The Happy Valley Pals Breaking Up Christmas concert at 3 pm. Sunday, Dec. 9. Bring food donations to Daniels Auditorium at the museum, 5 Edenton St., Raleigh, for the free holiday concert. For more information, go to www.pinecone.org.

‘Mid-Century American’ at Adam Cave Fine Art

Adam Cave Art is featuring a rare group of original prints from the 1930s through ’50s.

The roughly 25 works, all from private collections, track the progression in American art from the social realism of the WPA years to the full-fledged development of abstract expressionism. Some of the most famous works in this show are by artists that flowed freely from painting to printmaking. “Down the River” by Thomas Hart Benton and “Which Way” by Martin Lewis exhibit the dramatic storytelling that characterized art from the ’30s. From the ’50s comes the pure abstraction of Californian Leonard Edmondson and longtime Brown University professor Walter Feldman.

The exhibit at the gallery at 115 ½ Hargett St., Raleigh, continues through Dec. 31. For more information, go to www.adamcavefineart.com.