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Arts Notes: Feb. 14

Carolina Ballet Spring Shakespeare Festival

Carolina Ballet will present several performances to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. To buy tickets, go to www.carolinaballet.com or call 919-719-0900. Free tickets will be available to high school students with valid ID. Performances and locations include:

▪ “Love Speaks,” through Feb. 21 at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh.

▪ “Tempest Fantasy,” March 3-20 at Duke Energy Center for the Perfoming Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh.

▪  “Macbeth,” April 14-17 at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh; April 30-May 1 at Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham.

▪ “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” May 12-15 at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh.

‘Freedom Songs’

The Bright Star Touring Theatre will present “Freedom Songs” at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. Tickets are $7 each, plus tax. For more information and to buy tickets, go to wakeforestnc.gov/renaissance-centre.aspx.

‘Leading Ladies’

N.C. State University will present “Leading Ladies” by Ken Ludwig through Feb. 21 at Titmus Theatre in Thompson Hall, 2241 Dunn Ave., Raleigh. For tickets and the schedule, go to artsncstate@ncsu.edu.

‘Neck of the Woods’

Local artists will present a variety performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the Renaisssance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. Tickets are $5 each. For more information and to buy tickets, go to wakeforestnc.gov/renaissance-centre.aspx.

‘The Interactive Beatles Experience’

Yesterday & Today will present “The Interactive Beatles Experience” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show. For more information and to buy tickets, go to wakeforestnc.gov/renaissance-centre.aspx.

‘Cindabella’

The Renaissance Centre will present “Cindabella” at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. Tickets are $7 plus tax. For tickets, go to http://wakeforestnc.gov/cindabella.aspx.

‘Sweeney Todd’

Raleigh Little Theatre will present “Sweeney Todd” through Feb. 28 in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. For tickets, call the box office at 919-821-3111 between noon and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or go to www.raleighlittletheatre.org.

North Ridge Art Gala

Local artists can submit their works for the 8th Annual North Ridge Art Gala. As the juror, Roger Manley, director of the Gregg Museum of Art and Design at N.C. State University, will select 25 pieces to be part of the showcase. The gala, hosted by the North Ridge Country Club Art Society, will be Feb. 27. For details and submission guidelines, go to http://conta.cc/1LLo0jd.

‘The Hundred Dresses’

Forest Moon Theater will present “The Hundred Dresses” March 4-6 and 11-13 at the Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door for adults and $7 in advance and $10 at the door for children 12 and younger. For tickets, go to http://wakeforestnc.gov/the-hundred-dresses.aspx.

Medal of Arts nominations

The City of Raleigh Arts Commission is accepting nominations for the 2016 Medal of Arts awards. The deadline is Thursday, March 31. Guidelines and forms are available at www.raleighnc.gov. For more information, contact Belva Parker at 919-696-3610 or Belva.Parker@raleighnc.gov.

Open Garden and Art Show

Lasting Impressions will host its 10th annual Open Garden and Art Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at 4904 Hermitage Drive, Raleigh. For more information, go to www.lastingimpressionsleaves.com or call 919-787-6228.

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