Check out these interesting exhibitions tonight in South End and NoDa during the gallery crawls.
Green Rice Gallery
451 E. 36th St.
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When Noda's Green Rice Gallery invited their artists to bring pieces for "A Few of My Favorite Things," on view through Jan. 30, each work of art had to be accompanied by a written explanation of why it's a favorite. From 7 to 9 p.m., you can see the art, talk to the artists and enjoy a wine tasting by World Premiere Wines from a collection of South African wines. (Parking behind building.)
601 Providence Road. 704-333-4535, www.providencegallery.net.
"Holiday Square Works Show" with a reception for the artists, 6-9 p.m., features over 150 original, square-format works by 80 artists from across the Carolinas. On display through Jan. 30.
Mint Museum Uptown
500 S. Tryon St. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org.
The museum is open 6-9 p.m. during gallery crawls the first Friday of the month. Today, the "EmbellishMINT" event is a live performance of "hair art." Carmen Cutrona will create a new style for an audience member in the museum atrium, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Also tonight: live jazz by Buff Dillard. The shop, cash bar and café are open. $10 admission.
Dilworth Artisan Station
118 Kingston Ave.
Several galleries and artists are holding a holiday open house from 6 to 9 p.m. today. Thirty percent of the evening's sales will be donated to a fund to help support the Blumenthal Cancer Center. Participating studios and artists include Paul Hastings, Pamela Freeman, Miriam Durkin, Studio 21 Gallery and Hacker Studio Gallery.