Music of the Carolinas: Alejandro Santoyo
Alejandro Santoyo will perform from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The pianist, composer and recording artist will play traditional folk tunes from various Latin American countries. Santoyo will debut his original composition inspired by photographs by José Galvez, whose work will be featured in the exhibit Al Norte al Norte: Latino Life in North Carolina, opening May 4 at the museum. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or go to ncmuseumofhistory.org.
Wake Forest Singers free concert
The Wake Forest Singers will present a free concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Franklin Academy Middle School Auditorium, 1127 Chalk Road, Wake Forest. The concert will include classic Broadway tunes, Motown hits and movie music favorites. For more information, visit www.wakeforestarts.org.
Made From Scratch: The Chicken in Art
Cameron Village Regional Library is seeking submissions of chicken-inspired works to be displayed during the month of May. Professional and amateur artists of all ages are invited to submit work April 13-20 at the library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh.
All work must be original and created solely by the artist; all artwork must be suitable for display in a public building frequented by persons of all ages; and no works that depict nudity, sexual acts, profanity or obscenity will be selected. For more information, email Patti Huopana at email@example.com.
‘Bang No More’ play
“Bang No More,” an anti-gang play by Randie Forne, will be performed at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at St. Augustine’s College, 1315 Oakwood Ave., Raleigh. Admission is free. For tickets or more information, call 919-878-7201 or 919-720-8150.
Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble
The Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble will play from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with the group of area high school students directed by Dr. Gregg Gelb. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or go to ncmuseumofhistory.org.
Arts awards nominees sought
The City of Raleigh Arts Commission is accepting nominations for the 2012 Medal of Arts awards, the city’s highest arts honor. Nominations should describe lifetime artistic achievement or support of the arts by an individual or group. Guidelines and nomination forms are available by visiting www.raleighnc.gov/arts. Applications are due by Thursday, April 26. For more information, call 919-996-3610.
An afternoon of jazz
The Raleigh Retired Alumni Chapter of St. Augustine’s College presents the Thomas Taylor Quintet at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Seby Jones Auditorium on the St. Aug’s campus. Cost is $15 to benefit scholarships. For tickets, call 919-250-0550.
Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser class
Artistic Abandon will hold a fundraiser to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as part of its monthly Heart-full Art series at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29. Half of the proceeds will go to benefit the nonprofit organization. The other half will help one of Artistic Abandon’s customers, Deanna Gutowski, raise the funds she needs for a double lung transplant as a result of cystic fibrosis. Participants will paint the Artistic Abandon painting “Pink Roses.” Bring wine, beer or a nonalcoholic beverage, along with any snacks. All art supplies will be provided. Artistic Abandon will hold a raffle for gifts donated by local businesses that will benefit Gutowski, and a silent auction of extra sample paintings to benefit both the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Gutowski. Cost is $35. For information or to register, visit www.ArtisticAbandon.com or call 919-901-7385.