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Arts Notes, Feb. 27

‘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. Showings on Saturday and Sunday 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 third 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 painter Edouard Vuillard

The N.C. Museum of Art will offer a free 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.

National Youth Art Month

To celebrate National Youth Art Month, Sertoma Arts Center will feature youth artwork throughout March. An opening reception is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the center, 1400 W. Millbrook Road, Raleigh. The free event will include a performance by the Raleigh Children’s Orchestra.

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

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 a 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 of the exhibit 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. Exhibit admission is required.

North Carolina Artists’ Exhibition

The Raleigh Fine Arts Society will hold its 35th N.C. Artists Exhibition from March 10 through May 2 at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh.

The Juror’s Lecture and Awards Ceremony is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in Meymandi Hall. After the official opening of the exhibit in the Betty Ray McCain Gallery, guests may view the artwork until 5 p.m. Many of the pieces will be for sale. For more information, go to www.raleighfinearts.org or call 919-368-6829.

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 to 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.

Elementary Choral Celebration

Raleigh Fine Arts Society will hold its 15th Elementary Choral Celebration at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, and Wednesday, March 20, at the Meymandi Concert Hall at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. The event will include 16 elementary groups, each of which will perform two songs.

For more information, contact Nancy T. Sumner at 919-821-3547 or nsumner@attglobal.net.

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. 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 live music – 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.

History Corner: Colorful Creations

History Corner: Colorful Creations for children ages 6-9 with an adult is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Cost is $1 per person. To register, call 919-807-7992.

History Hunters: From Dirt to Dish

History Hunters: From Dirt to Dish for children ages 10-13 is set for 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Learn how Colonial potters made their wares by visiting the new exhibit Art in Clay and trying your hand at slip decoration. Cost is $1 per person. To register, call 919-807-7992.

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.

Raleigh Fine Arts Society Literary Contest

The Raleigh Fine Arts Society will hold its Literary Contest Awards Ceremony and 35th anniversary celebration on Monday, April 29, in the A.J. Fletcher Theatre at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. The contest recognizes excellence in writing by 10-12th grade Wake students.

The event will include a writer’s workshop at 4:45 p.m., a reception at 6:45 and the awards ceremony at 7:30. The featured speaker will be Michael Malone, professor of theater studies and English at Duke University and an Emmy award-winning author and television writer. Anna Hosea, director of development at Ravenscroft School and a past winner, will speak to students about how the contest influenced her career path.

For more information, contact Lyn Maness at ccmaness@bellsouth.net or 919-264-6711.

History à la Carte: Quaker Pottery

A program on Quaker potters who lived in the Piedmont region from the late 18th century through the early 20th century is set for 12:10 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Hal Pugh, the owner and operator of New Salem Pottery, will talk about their contributions to American ceramic art. Pugh was born and raised in the community of New Salem, and his Quaker ancestors first settled in the area in 1756. For more information, call 919-807-7900.

Make It, Take It: Decorate It!

Make It, Take It: Decorate It! is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Watch North Carolina potters and decorate an ornament in the tradition of 18th-century artisans.

Artist at Work: Hal Pugh

Artist Hal Pugh of New Salem Pottery will demonstrate his craft from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. He will make traditional earthenware pottery with the look and feel of pottery from the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries.

Make It, Take It: Clay Creations

Make It, Take It: Clay Creations is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Watch regional potters and work a little clay of your own.

Artist at Work: Bob Meier

Bob Meier of Doe Ridge Pottery will demonstrate the art of turning clay on a wheel from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. He will make pottery with contemporary designs.

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