Daybook Dec. 29 - Jan. 4

December 27, 2013 

Sunday

Theresa Levitt at Quail Ridge

Theresa Levitt will share “A Short Bright Flash: Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse” at 3 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.QuailRidgeBooks.com.

Betty Adams retrospective

The art exhibit “Betty Adams, a Retrospective: Her Joy and Discovery Creating Art” ends at Roundabout Art Collective, 305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. Roundabout is open Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m. For more information, visit www.roundabout artcollective.com.

Monday

NCMA Special Hours

The North Carolina Museum of Art will hold special hours from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibit Porsche by Design marks the museum’s first design exhibition, exploring the history and development of the Porsche lineage from the 1930s to the present day. Tickets are $18. The museum is located at 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-839-6262 or go to ncartmuseum.org.

College recruiting workshop

A college recruiting workshop for high school athletes will take place at 7 p.m. at New Life Camp, 9927 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. The camp will give students the tools they need to pursue playing sports at the college level. Cost is $25 for teens and older. For more information, call 919-889-1669.

Tuesday

Raleigh Farmers Market

The last day of the Raleigh Farmers Market will be Dec. 31. The Farmers Market is open from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Restaurants, locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats and locally made products are available at 1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-733-7417.

First Night Raleigh

First Night Raleigh will take place at several venues downtown, including the N.C. Museum of History. The museum’s children’s celebration will run 2-6 p.m., the people’s procession will take place at 6 p.m., and the nighttime events in the museum’s Daniels Auditorium, including a performance by Russian entertainers Moscow Nights, will run from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. A First Night button is required for entry to the museum.

Wednesday

Museums open

The N.C. Museum of Art, located at 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, will be open for normal hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on New Year’s Day. Of particular note is the Porsche By Design: Seducing Speed exhibit. The exhibit, featuring 22 automobiles, presents cars owned by Ralph Lauren, Steve McQueen, and Janis Joplin, as well as the one-of-a-kind Panamericana concept car on loan from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.

The Marbles Kids’ Museum, located at 201 E. Hargett St., will also be open New Year’s Day. Its hours of operation will be from noon to 5 p.m.

Thursday

Storytime at N.C. Museum of History

The N.C. Museum of History will present Storytime in the Gallery from 10 to 10:30 a.m. The story will accompany a tour of one of the galleries. The N.C. Museum of History is located at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-807-7992.

Trivia at Cameron Village Library

What the Dickens? Literary Trivia at 7 p.m. will allow participants to demonstrate their knowledge of books, authors, and more. Root beer and pretzels will be served for snacks. Registration is requested. Cameron Village Library is located at 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information on any of these events, call 919-856-6710.

Friday

Mood-lifting books at Cameron Village Library

Books to Lift Your Mood is a drop-in session for mood-enhancing books to lift your spirits.Cameron Village Library is located at 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information on any of these events, call 919-856-6710.

Abie Harris birthday

Roundabout Art Collective will celebrate Abie Harris’s 80th birthday from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at 305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. Harris will also host a tour of her studio from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at 222 Hawthorne Road, Raleigh. Visit www.RoundaboutArtCollective.com.

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