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Arts Notes, Feb. 20

African dance, drum performance

A free performance of Djembe Fire! will begin at 2:20 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave. The program will feature drummers, dancers and drama that brings the African spectacle to life. Seating is available on a first come basis. For more information, call 919-435-9560.

Author presents ‘Keowee Valley’

Katherine Scott Crawford will present her book “Keowee Valley” at a meeting of Wonderland Book Club, co-sponsored by the N.C. Writers Network, from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 22, at the Center for Excellence, 3803-B Computer Drive, Suite 106, Raleigh. The book is a historical adventure set in the Revolutionary-era Carolinas and in the Cherokee country. For more information on how to register, go to meetup.com/wonderlandbookclub.

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.

‘Snow White’ by Raleigh Little Theatre

“Snow White, The Queen’s Fair Daughter” will run March 1-10 at Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. The adaptation by Max Bush is part of the Raleigh Little Theatre’s youth series.

Thursday and Friday showings begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday showings start at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for children 12 years and younger, and $15 for adults and students. To buy tickets, call 919-821-3111 or go to www.raleighlittletheatre.org.

Raleigh Little Theatre also has announced summer camps for children ages 4-18, including new sessions in May for children in year-round schools. For more information, see the website.

Last Band Standing benefit

The 3rd annual Last Band Standing event is set for Saturday, March 2, at Lincoln Theatre, 126 E. Cabarrus St., Raleigh. All proceeds will go to Band Together’s 2013 nonprofit partner, Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8.

Four local bands – Big Fat Gap, Mac and Juice Quartet, The Beast and The Deluge – will compete for cash prizes and an opening spot at Band Together’s spring concert.

Tickets are $10 in advance. VIP tickets are $65 and include dinner, beer and wine and a private viewing experience. All tickets can be purchased via Etix or by contacting jgraves919@gmail.com. For more information about Band Together, visit www.bandtogethernc.org.

Lecture on French painter Edouard Vuillard

The N.C. Museum of Art will hold a lecture titled Edouard Vuillard, The Prophet and His Patrons at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, in the East Building auditorium of the museum, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. A reception will follow. Reservations are requested at 919-715-5923.

Without Bounds exhibit at ArtSource

An exhibit called Without Bounds, featuring painters Angela Nesbit and Elena Madden, will open from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 8, at ArtSource Fine Art & Gallery, 4351-101 The Circle at North Hills, Raleigh. The show will run through April 5. For more information, go to www.artsource-raleigh.com or call 919-787-9533.

Art After Hours at Sunflower Studio & Gallery

Sunflower Studio & Gallery will feature pottery artist Stella Cronberger and jewelry artist Mary Snowdon for Art After Hours from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the gallery, 214 E. Jones Ave., Wake Forest. Kathryn Wilson will provide an art demonstration from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information, go to www.sunflowerstudiowf.com or call 919-570-0765.

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.

Music of the Carolinas: Jamie Laval

Celtic violinist Jamie Laval will perform traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Quebec from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

‘Vic Spence, A Documentary of Life and War’

Filmmaker Cliff Bumgardner will discuss his documentary, “Vic Spence, A Documentary of Life and War” from 12:10-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Vic Spence of Raleigh fought on Iwo Jima in World War II. More than 60 years later, Bumgardner captured the story in his first documentary. View the film and talk to its young director about the war and modern storytelling through film. Bring your lunch; beverages provided. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Film screening: ‘The Guestworker’

A screening of “The Guestworker” is set for Thursday, March 21, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The film documents a grueling season on a North Carolina farm. Meet one of its filmmakers, Charlie Thompson, and hear the story of Don Candelario Moreno, a 66-year-old Mexican farmer who has been coming to North Carolina since the 1960s as a laborer through the H-2A program.

The program will begin with a 6:30 p.m. reception, followed by the film at 7 p.m. and a question-and-answer session from 8 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, 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.