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Arts Notes, May 5

Medieval fair

A medieval fair will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The free event will feature crafts, live entertainment and a scavenger hunt. For more information, call 919-839-6262 or visit www.ncartmuseum.org.

Theatre Raleigh

Theatre Raleigh opened its 2013 Hot Summer Nights Series with “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” The comedy runs through Sunday, May 5, at the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh, home to all the productions through July.

Here’s the full season lineup:

May 29-June 9: “I Do! I Do!” (for all ages).

June 18-30: “God of Carnage” (for mature audiences).

July 10-21: “The Fox on the Fairway” (for all ages).

Aug. 6-11: “Urinetown” (for age 13+).

Aug. 23-25: “Oh What a Night III” (songs from Broadway plays, for all ages).

The August productions are at Fletcher Opera Theatre in Raleigh. Both Kennedy and Fletcher are part of the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, at 2 E. South St.

For tickets, call 919-480-5166 or go to theatreraleigh.com

Wake Forest concert series

Wake Forest ARTS will offer its Six Sundays in Spring concert series every Sunday, April 28-June 2, in the amphitheater at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest. An area band will begin playing at 3, and then the featured artists will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. The events are free, but donations will be accepted.

May 5: Transit Vocal Band, vocalists

May 12: MikeMickXer, trio that plays a range of styles

May 19: Ben Payton and Boo Hanks, acoustic blues

May 26: Ghezzi, vocalist

June 2: Big Medicine, old-time string band

For more information, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov.

Youth Concerto audition deadline

May 6 is the deadline to reserve an audition in the N.C. Symphony’s annual Kathleen Price and Joseph M. Bryan Youth Concerto competition. The preliminary round will be held May 12 at Meredith College in Raleigh.

The competition is open to instrumental musicians ages 10-21 who are North Carolina residents or enrolled full-time in a North Carolina school.

First- and second-place winners in two divisions will receive a cash prize, and winner of the senior division for 16- to 21-year-olds will perform with the symphony as a featured soloist. Winners will be selected in June.

Download an application form at ncsymphony.org. Find it at “Compositions & Awards” below the “Education” tab. Or email Megan Whitaker at mwhitaker@ncsymphony.org.

Raleigh Little Theatre

Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of “The Brementown Musicians,” a musical based on The Grimm Brothers’ tale, opened Friday and runs through Sunday, May 19. Thursday and Friday showings begin at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday showings begin at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. On May 19, only the 1 p.m. showing is offered. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $10 for ages 12 and under.

Also in May, Bare Theatre and Cirque de Vol Studios will present a circus-themed “The Comedy of Errors” in the Stephenson Amphitheatre at Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. Each evening will feature different food trucks.

The 2012-13 season concludes with “Once on this Island,” running June 7-23.

Raleigh Little Theatre

Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of “The Brementown Musicians,” a musical based on The Grimm Brothers’ tale, opened Friday and runs through Sunday, May 19. Thursday and Friday showings begin at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday showings begin at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. On May 19, only the 1 p.m. showing is offered. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $10 for ages 12 and under.

Also in May, Bare Theatre and Cirque de Vol Studios will present a circus-themed “The Comedy of Errors” in the Stephenson Amphitheatre at Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. Each evening will feature different food trucks.

The 2012-13 season concludes with “Once on this Island,” running June 7-23.

For 2013-14, two area premieres will lead the season: “Spring Awakening,” a 2007 Tony Award-winning musical drama, in October, and “Caroline, or Change,” also a musical drama, in February.

Other offerings include:

July 19-28: “Animal Farm,” a musical drama adapted from George Orwell’s classic.

Sept. 6-29: “Art,” a comedy by Yasmina Reza.

Dec. 6-21: “Cinderella,” a holiday musical.

Jan 17-Feb. 2, 2014: “The Devine Sister,” a comedy by Charles Busch.

June 6-22, 2014: “Blithe Spirit,” a Noel Coward comedy.

RLT’s youth series has three offerings:

Nov. 1-17: “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!”, a holiday comedy.

March 14-30, 2014: “OPQRS, Etc.,” a fable by Madge Miller.

April 18-May 4, 2014: “Pinocchio,” a musical.

Membership packages are now on sale at raleighlittletheatre.org or 919-821-3111. Single tickets for “Animal Farm” are also available; single tickets for the remainder of the season go on sale July 1.

Burning Coal Theatre

An American premiere will lead the 2013-14 season for Burning Coal Theatre Company. Richard Bean’s “The Heretic,” winner of the Evening Standard Award in 2011 for London’s best new play of the year, kicks off the season Sept. 9-26.

Other offerings:

Dec. 5-22: William Shakespeare’s “(Three Man) Tempest.”

Jan. 30-Feb. 16, 2014: Terry Milner’s “The Jesus Fund” (world premiere).

April 3-20, 2014:Goodrich and Hackett’s “The Diary of Anne Frank.”

For tickets, call 919-834-4001 or go to burningcoal.org

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 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.

Caricatures, art at Sunflower Gallery

A reception for Linda Burrell’s 2012-2013 student artists will be held during Art After Hours from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Sunflower Studio & Gallery, 214 E. Jones Av., Wake Forest. Artist Michael Castranova will be drawing caricatures during the event. For more information, visit www.sunflowerstudiowf.com or call 919-570-0765.

Jane Steelman at The Cotton Company

Ink paintings from artist Jane Steelman will be featured for Art After Hours from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 10, at The Cotton Company, 306 S. White St., Wake Forest. For more information, call 919-570-0087.

‘Cinema Paradiso’

A showing of the film “Cinema Paradiso” is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.ncartmuseum.org or call 919-715-5923.

Front porch art walk

The fifth annual Front Porch Art Walk will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 10, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11, along Franklin Street in Raleigh. More than 30 local artists will sell ceramics, glass jewelry, paintings, sculptures and more.

Triangle Youth Jazz ensemble

The Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble will perform from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The event is free and will feature big-band jazz and swing music. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Music of the Carolinas concert

Mother-daughter duo Myrna Bascunan and Claudia Lopez Bascunan will perform Chilean folk songs from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The event is free. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Artsplosure

Artsplosure will be held May 17-19 on Moore Square in downtown Raleigh. The event will run from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 17; 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18; and 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19. The event will feature local art, live entertainment, sand sculptures and kids’ activities. For more information, visit www.artsplosure.org.

‘Roman Holiday’

A showing of the film “Roman Holiday” is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.ncartmuseum.org or call 919-715-5923.

Raleigh Film Festival screenings

The Raleigh Film Festival will begin its monthly screenings of films by local and national independent directors from 7 to 10 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Mosaic Wine Lounge, 517 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Screenings will also be held from 7:30 to 11 p.m. the second Friday of each month at Club Phantom, 1505 Capital Blvd., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-926-8642 or email raleighfilmfestival@gmail.com.

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.

Porsche show coming to museum

Tickets are on sale to the N.C. Museum of Art’s first-ever design show, “Porsche By Design: Seducing Speed,” which opens Oct. 12.

The exhibition will feature more than 20 Porsche cars, including Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche Type 356C Cabriolet, Steve McQueen’s iconic Porsche Speedster and a rare Type 804 Formula One race car. The museum is also releasing a series of short-format videos featuring interviews with Porsche collectors, including Jay Leno. The videos include archival images of the Porsche family, a close look at signature design details and footage of historic car races.

Tickets are $18 for adults; $15 for seniors, military, groups of 10 or more and college students with ID; $12 for ages 7-18; and free for others. Tickets are available through ncartmuseum.org/buy-tickets/ or 919-715-5923.

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