N.C. Museum of Art
The N.C. Museum of Art hosts exhibits and events at 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. For details, go to NCArtMuseum.org.
• Family Fun Saturday will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Feb. 7 and 21, in the East Building. The event for children ages 5-11 and their families will feature a gallery tour and studio workshops. Registration is required; the cost is $3 for members or $5 for nonmembers.
• The NCMA Book Club will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, to discuss Giles Milton’s “Nathaniel’s Nutmeg.” Registration is required.
• The Chamber Music Series presents “Sights and Sounds on Sundays” at 3 p.m. Sundays in the museum auditorium. The Feb. 8 show will feature the Gregg Gelb Jazz Quartet. Admission costs $12 per session or $60 for season tickets for museum members and seniors; $10 per session or $60 for season tickets for children ages 7-18 or college students with ID; or $14 per session or $70 for season tickets for nonmembers.
• Senior Samplers, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 10 and 24, will teach participants how to make their own art. There is a fee, and registration is required.
• Joseph Covington will discuss the work of John James Audubon at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in the East Building. The cost is $25 for museum members, $30 for nonmembers.
• Champagne + Chocolate will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in the East Building. The event will offer samplings of champagne and chocolate from various Triangle chocolatiers. The cost is $12 for museum members, $15 for nonmembers.
• The Valentine’s Day Dinner at Iris will be on Saturday, Feb. 14. The event will feature champagne, a four-course meal, romantic music and gallery guides. Reserve a table for $100 per person at 919-664-6838.
Heart for Art Gala
The Franklin County Arts Council will host its annual Heart for Art Gala at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at 210 Winston St., Franklinton. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature live music from Mister Felix. There will be a silent auction and a Chinese auction, with proceeds going to the FCAC. For details, go to FCACArts.org.
The Business Side of Art
The Franklin County Arts Council will host a seminar on “The Business Side of Art – Keeping it Simple” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at 22 S. Main St., Franklinton. Registration costs $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers, and is due by Feb. 14. For details, go to FCACArts.org.
CAM Raleigh exhibit
CAM Raleigh will host an exhibit featuring the works of Sarah Anne Johnson from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, from Feb. 5 to May 3 at 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh. The free public opening will be Feb. 6. General admission is $5; free for children ages 10 and younger, NCSU College of Design students, faculty and staff, local college students, NARM and ModCo members, active military members and their families, veterans and their families, teachers, and first responders. For details, call 919-261-5920.
Winter Film Series
The N.C. Museum of Art will present a Winter Film Series at 8 p.m. Fridays at the East Building at 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The series will focus on costumes and the films that used them to great effect. For details, go to NCArtMuseum.org.
• Feb. 6: “French Cancan,” directed by Jean Renoir.
• Feb. 13: “Frenchman’s Creek,” directed by Mitchell Leisen.
• Feb. 20: “Now, Voyager,” directed by Irving Rapper.
• Feb. 27: “Cleopatra,” directed by Cecil B. DeMille.
‘Much Ado About Nothing’
Raleigh Little Theatre will present “Much Ado About Nothing” at 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. The show will open at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, and will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through March 1. There will be a student matinee Wednesday, Feb. 18. For details, go to RaleighLittleTheatre.org.
Moonlight Stage Company will host an improv series Jan. 30-31 at 1304 Paddock Drive, Suite 103F, Raleigh. Kidprov, an all-ages show featuring the teen improv group The Estesstentials and The Lunartics, will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. A show featuring The Estesstentials and The Lunartics will also begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. The audience is invited to participate in open improv jams after the shows. Tickets are $5. For details, go to MoonlightStageCo.com.
‘Venus in Fur’
Actors Comedy Lab and Raleigh Little Theatre will present “Venus in Fur” through Feb. 1 at 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. For reservations, call 919-821-3111.
Black History Month
The City of Raleigh Museum will celebrate Black History Month with an exhibit and lectures that explore African-American identity through photographs. For details, visit CityOfRaleighMuseum.org.
• Tuesday, Feb. 3: The museum will open an exhibit featuring never-before-seen photos from the collection of the Dr. Manassa T. Pope House Museum.
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19: Craig James will talk about collecting early photographs of African-Americans, focusing largely on images that show the pride of newly emancipated men and women.
• Thursday, Feb. 26: The museum will honor Raleigh’s African-American newspaper on its 75th anniversary. The Carolinian was started in 1939 by Paul R. Jervay Sr.
Public art project
The city of Raleigh invites artists and teams of artists to submit qualifications to create public art for up to three bioretention basins as part of the road-widening project on Sandy Forks Road. Up to three finalists will be selected for interviews and will receive a $1,000 travel stipend. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. For details, go to RaleighNC.gov.
Garden and art show
Lasting Impressions will host its ninth annual Open Garden & Art Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at 4904 Hermitage Drive, Raleigh. Local artists and crafters will be at the event, and plants will be for sale. For details, go to LastingImpressionsLeaves.com.
N.C. State University Theatre
N.C. State University Theatre will present shows for its 2014-15 season. Season tickets cost $62; $58 for senior citizens, NCSU faculty and staff, alumni association members, parent association members and students; and $48 for NCSU students. Pick three shows for $48. Individual tickets cost $16-$18.
•“The Little Shop of Horrors”
by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman will be presented at 7:30 p.m. weeknights and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 12-15 and 18-22, at Titmus Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall.
•“The Burial at Thebes, a version of Sophocles’ Antigone”
will be presented at 7:30 p.m. March 27-29, and April 8-12 and 15-19 at Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall.
Call for artists
The Cotton Company in historic downtown Wake Forest is seeking a variety of artists and musicians for Art After Hours. The event, which takes place the second Friday of each month, allows local artists and musicians to display their work, network and sell to the public. The Cotton Company is now accepting applications for 2015. For details, email TheCottonCompanyGallery@gmail.com.