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Arts Notes, Feb. 10

Stone Stories with silversmith, lapidary

A free seminar with silversmith Dan Dye and lapidary Chris Whitley on the stones used in Dye’s work is set for 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Roundabout Art Collective, 305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. Learn how these unique stones, created millions of years ago by immense geological forces, are cut and polished to expose their beauty. Space is limited, and registration is required at stonestories.eventbrite.com.

Random Acts of Kindness Day

Artistic Abandon is seeking participants for a Day for Random Acts of Kindness, starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, outside the North Hills Starbucks, 4421 Six Forks Road, Suite 116, Raleigh.

Artistic Abandon owners Emily and Sebastian Page and realtor Steve Gunter will contribute money and ask attendees to contribute $10 each. After “spreading joy” at North Hills, participants will go to the southeast side of Raleigh, where they will distribute grocery store gift cards to low-income residents. For more information, visit www.ArtisticAbandon.com or www.stevengunter.com.

Music of the Carolinas: Jeff Warner

Jeff Warner, who grew up listening to the songs and stories of rural America, will perform from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh.

Runyon at Museum of Natural Sciences

Natural Habitats, an exhibit of work by artist and author Anne Marshall Runyon, is being featured through Feb. 24 at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh.

The exhibit will include paper sculptures of wild animals like those she creates each month for Wildlife in North Carolina magazine. For more information, visit naturalsciences.org/museum-store/nature-art-gallery or 919-733-7450 ext. 369.

International Romantic Film Festival

N.C. State’s Office of International Services will hold an International Romantic Film Festival on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Witherspoon Student Cinema, 2810 Cates Ave., Raleigh. The French movie “Amelie” will be shown at 7 p.m. followed by the Bollywood movie “Namastey London” at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/400665406691457.

‘An Inspector Calls’ at NCSU

University Theatre will present the psychological thriller “An Inspector Calls” featuring guest artist Lynda Clark Feb. 13-17 and 20-24, at Titmus Theatre in Thompson Hall on the N.C. State campus, 2241 Dunn Ave., Raleigh. Shows Wednesday through Saturday are at 7:30 p.m. and matinees will be at 2 p.m. Sundays.

Cost is $18 for adults; $16 for students, N.C. State faculty/staff, seniors, Encore members, Alumni Association and Parents Association; and $5 for NCSU students. For community night on Wednesday, Feb. 20, all tickets will be $10 except for students, who are still $5.

For tickets, call 919-515-1100 or visit www.ncsu.edu/arts. For more information, visit www.ncsu.edu/theatre/12-13/inspector or email universitytheatre@ncsu.edu

ArtSource features coastal painter, workshop

ArtSource is featuring painter Suzanne Morris during the month of February. Morris creates vividly colored coastal paintings. A workshop to encourage others to seek the wonders of crafting works of art is scheduled Feb. 25-26 at the gallery, 4351-101 The Circle @ North Hills St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-787-9533 or visit www.artsource-raleigh.com.

Roundabout features potter Weisz

An opening reception for clay artist Cheryl Weisz is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Roundabout Art Collective, 305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. Weisz’s show is titled Uncommon Pottery: Irish and Amish Influences. For more information, visit www.roundaboutartcollective.com.

Curator’s tour on N.C. earthenware

A curator’s tour titled Art in Clay: Masterworks of North Carolina Earthenware is set for 2-2:45 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Johanna Brown, curator of Moravian Decorative Arts, Old Salem Museums & Gardens, will share stories of the potters and their craft. Exhibit admission is required. To register, call 919-807-7992.

Raleigh Little Theatre volunteers

Raleigh Little Theatre is holding an open house for prospective volunteers at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the theater, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. Tour the facility, meet staff members and volunteers, and hear more about costume-building, set-building, ushering, crewing shows and acting. For more information, call 919-821-4579, email info@raleighlittletheatre.org or go to raleighlittletheatre.org.

‘Titanic’ at North Raleigh Christian

The North Raleigh Christian Academy will perform the musical “Titanic” at 7 p.m. March 14-16 and 21-23. Matinee performances are scheduled for 1 p.m. March 16 and 23. Reserved seating is available. For tickets, visit www.nrcaknights.com.

Lonerider Brewing’s 2013 Showdown

Lonerider Brewing Company’s 2013 Showdown – featuring brews, a competition for home brewers and a live music concert – is set for Saturday, March 23, at Moore Square in downtown Raleigh. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Nourish International, a nonprofit that works internationally to engage students and communities to eradicate extreme poverty.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. and performances will begin at 5:30, featuring Dillon Fence, Lila, Jack the Radio, The Debonzo Brothers and Dark Water Rising. Tickets are $12. VIP tickets are $75 and include access to catered food and beverage, a VIP area close to the main stage and an outlaws saloon.

For tickets, visit ticketfly.com or www.loneridershowdown.com.

A Sense of Place exhibition

A Sense of Place, an art exhibition sponsored by the Raleigh Arts Commission, will be on display through April 5 at the Miriam Preston Block Art Gallery in the Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex, 222 W. Hargett St., Raleigh. It will be the first exhibition of the Block Art Gallery 2013 series.

Featured are paintings by Carol Joy Shannon, mixed media works by Mary Storms and glass and print works by Pullen Arts Center instructors and students. The Block2 Video Series will air Michael Iauch’s “Energy Blanket” and “Natural Beauty.”

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