Small Treasures Juried Exhibit
The sixth annual Small Treasures Juried Exhibit of the Cary Gallery of Artists will be open through April 19 at 200 S. Academy St. For details, go to www.carygalleryofartists.org.
Paint the Town
Artists will paint scenes from Cary’s landscape, history and culture in natural light outdoors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 3, downtown. Participation costs $25. To register by Friday, April 18, call 919-460-4972 or go to www.townofcary.org.
Artwork will be displayed by local businesses from Tuesday, May 6, through Tuesday, May 27. Art will be sold in an auction on May 30 at the Cary Arts Center to raise money for Relief for Recreation, a scholarship fund for Cary residents to take part in recreation, sports, arts and cultural programs.
Cary’s Sertoma Series of free concerts will run through early August. Concerts will be at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road. Here’s the upcoming schedule:
• 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 19: Children’s Day Festival, including musical performances.
• 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3: John McCutcheon.
• 5 p.m. Saturday, May 10: Mipso.
Bring a picnic and chairs or blankets. Alcohol is not allowed, and pets must be kept on leashes. For details, call 919-469-4069 or go to www.townofcary.org.
Juried Art Exhibition
The Fine Arts League of Cary’s 19th Annual Juried Art Exhibition will be on display through Sunday, April 20, at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. For details, call 919-460-4963.
Community Arts Festival volunteer interest meeting
Holly Springs will host a volunteer interest meeting for the third annual Community Arts Festival at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Volunteers are needed to help with food, entertainment, classes, artwork displays, vendors’ shows and more. For details, call 919-567-4016 or go to www.hollyspringsnc.us.
Pizza and a movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center will serve pizza and show the movie “Free Birds” at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. The movie is free, and pizza costs $5 ($2 for ages 2 and younger) at www.etix.com.
‘ARTQUILTS whimsy!’ reception
A reception for the artists of the Professional Art Quilters Alliance-South’s exhibit “ARTQUILTS whimsy!” will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. The group’s 11th international juried exhibit will be on display at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center from Wednesday, April 23, through Sunday, June 22. For details, go to www.paqa-south.org.
Cary Gallery of Artists reception
The Cary Gallery of Artists will host a reception for the Featured Artist Exhibit of May from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 25, at 200 S. Academy St. Paintings, photographs and painted porcelain will be shown. Lynn Patton, Pamela Poole and Barry Udis will talk about their work. For details, go to www.carygalleryofartists.org.
Poetry open mic
The Turkish House will host an open mic night for poetry with tea at 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, at 303 E. Durham Road, suite F, Cary.
Thomas Pandolfi concert
Pianist Thomas Pandolfi will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at The Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors at www.etix.com.
Donna Bland will lead a two-day studio landscape painting workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 28, and Tuesday, April 29, at the Waverly Artists Group Studio and Gallery, 302 Colonades Way, suite 209, Cary. The class costs $136. To register, go to www.waverlyartistsgroup.com/#%21workshops/cmg2.
Art by Lynne Wogan
Paintings by Lynne Wogan will be on display in the Holly Springs Cultural Center through Wednesday, April 30, at 300 W. Ballentine St.
Hob Nob Jazz Series
The third year of the Hob Nob Jazz Series continues through Wednesday, June 4. Performances will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Here’s the schedule:
• April 30: Boneslinger.
• May 7: Sidecar Social Club.
• May 14: Peter Lamb and The Wolves.
Tickets for individual shows cost $5, and the whole series costs $20. Admission is free for ages 12 and younger. Pets on leashes are allowed. For tickets, go to www.etix.com.
‘The Three Little Pigs’
Opera Carolina will perform “The Three Little Pigs” for kids at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. This is a rescheduled performance from Saturday, Feb. 22, and tickets from the canceled show will be accepted. Tickets cost $8 at www.etix.com. For details, go to bit.ly/MNZJ0f.
‘The Little Prince’
Raleigh Little Theatre’s Players to Go! will present “The Little Prince,” performed by students, at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. The show is free. Registration is required. To register, call 919-463-8500.
Marvelous Music series
Diane Shuur will give the last performance of the third Marvelous Music season at 7 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $26 for adults, $24 for seniors.
The Cary Arts Center will host Crafty Connection, a series of arts and crafts activities for ages 2-12, before the concert. Activities, schedules and prices are online. For details, go to bit.ly/1dq37tS.
The Cary Arts Center will host performances of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at 101 Dry Ave. Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 14. Tickets bought early cost $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors and $5 for ages 5 and younger at the Cary Arts Center Box Office or www.etix.com. All tickets at the door cost $10.
‘Opera in the Pines’
The N.C. Opera Orchestra and featured singers will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets cost $25-$37, free for kids under 14, at www.boothamphitheatre.com.
Turkish tile exhibition
The Turkish House will host an exhibition of Turkish tile artwork at 7 p.m. Friday, May 30, at 303 E. Durham Road, suite F, Cary.
Celebration of the Arts Festival
The 11th annual Celebration of the Arts Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, in downtown Fuquay-Varina. For details, go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com/events/celebration-of-the-arts.html.
En Plein Air auction
A public auction of paintings from Fuquay-Varina’s third annual En Plein Air Paint-Off will be from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, on Vance Street. The top three winners’ paintings will be enlarged and placed on brick walls in the town’s historic district and added to the public art program organized by Fuquay-Varina Downtown and sponsored by Bob Barker, Inc. For more information, go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.