Plays, artwork, films, comedy and live music in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville, plus what’s on stage at Booth Amphitheatre.
Pianist to perform
Jazz pianist and composer Rachel Flowers performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., as part of the town’s Marvelous Music Mainstage Series and the Clayton Piano Festival. Flowers, who lost her eyesight as an infant, also plays classical flute. Tickets range from $12 to $20. For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/1iPMKZI.
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Artwork is due Saturday, Oct. 15, for the fall juried exhibit “The Politics of Love” at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Cost: $5. A free opening reception for the exhibit is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the center. The show runs through Nov. 19. For more information, go to bit.ly/2d4rQYG.
The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., shows the film “Mr. Turner” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16. The film focuses on the twilight years of celebrated British artist J.M.W. Turner. Free; tickets required. For more information: 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com.
The Carolina Puppet Theater presents “Halloween Month” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Cost: $5 per person; free for children under a year old. For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/2cZGPmZ or bit.ly/2d8BPzu.
Best-selling author Dr. Damon Tweedy signs his book “Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. 919-467-3866
Traditional dance caller Connie Carringer will teach dances for all ages from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Live, old-time string band music will be provided by local musicians for the dances, which will feature Square, Circle, Appalachian and other traditional styles. No experience or partner required. Cost: $5 per family or $2 per person at the door. bit.ly/1TSQ4p0
Cary Youth Theatre
Applause! Cary Youth Theatre performs “Holes” Oct. 21-23 at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/2du0co9.
The Lettermen perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets range from $16 to $43. For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/2cRgnK7.
Mixed media artwork by Nora Phillips is featured in the exhibit “Threading Colors” in the Cary Visual Art gallery at The Cary News office on the second floor of The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. The show runs through Oct. 21. The CVA gallery is open noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, noon to 8 p.m. Fridays and by appointment. For more information, call 919-531-2821 or email email@example.com. caryvisualart.org
Six String Presents
Concerts in the Six String Presents series are at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., unless otherwise noted. Ticket prices start at $20. sixstringpresents.com
▪ Pierce Pettis, Tom Prasada-Rao: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21.
▪ Richard Leigh: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.
▪ Pre-Thanksgiving Benefit Jam: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11.
▪ Jonathan Byrd, Corin Raymond: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.
The exhibits “Visual Rhythms of Art, Science & Religion” by Robert Cassanova; “Time and Place” by Mark Stephenson; and “Home-Grown: The Surprising Elegance of Gourds” by Martha Danek are on display through Oct. 22 at Page-Walker Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.
Alabama, Charlie Daniels Band
Alabama and the Charlie Daniels Band perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. The show is rescheduled from Oct. 7, which was postponed because of Hurricane Matthew. All tickets will be honored for the Oct. 23 show. Tickets are $85 for reserved seats, $75 for reserved table seats and $49.50 for lawn seats. boothamphitheatre.com
Cary Arts Center
The “Nanci Tanton Student Exhibition” is on display through Oct. 23 at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
Herb Young exhibit
“Moments in Nature, the Master Inspirer” by Subha Raghu is on display through Oct. 23 at the Herb Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary.
Best-selling author Diane Chamberlain will sign and read from her book “Pretending to Dance” at 10 a.m. at Winston Clubhouse at SearStone retirement community, 17001 SearStone Drive, Cary. dianechamberlain.com, searstone.com
Short story programs
Learn more about writing short stories from 7-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at Eva Perry Regional Libarary, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Author Eryk Pruitt will discuss “Finding the Story in a Short Story.” Registration required; call 919-387-2100 or go to bit.ly/1Us9hOQ.
In Cary, Pruitt will discuss “Keeping It Short: Short Fiction Mechanics” from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive. Registration required; call 919-463-8500 or go to bit.ly/1qCRI2x.
Gallery of Artists
Exhibits by Ana Sumner, fiber art, and Lynn Patton, painted porcelain, run through Oct. 25 at the Cary Gallery of Artists, 200 S. Academy St. carygalleryofartists.org
The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., continues its Senior Afternoon Series with a screening of the film “Therapy for a Vampire” at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. The event features discounted tickets for seniors. Cost: $5; $4 for seniors. For more information, call 919-462-2055 or go to thecarytheater.com.
The exhibit “Carolina Seascapes” by Bruce Tarkington runs through Oct. 31 at Bond Park Community Center, 801 High House Road, Cary.
Village Art Circle
“Komorebi,” featuring paintings by Susan LaMantia, Jillian Goldberg and Constance Pappalardo, is on display throughout October at Village Art Circle, 200 S Academy S., Suite 130. villageartcircle.com
Vivian Howard book event
Meet award-winning chef, TV personality and cookbook author Vivian Howard from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. Howard debuts her cookbook “Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South.” She is the star and co-creator of the PBS series “A Chef’s Life” and won a James Beard Foundation Award this year for Outstanding Television Personality. For more information and to register, call 919-463-8500 or go to bit.ly/2bfgU7l.
Town Hall Gallery
“Living Long Lives” by Chris Adamczyk is on display through Nov. 18 at Town Hall Gallery, 316 N. Academy St., Cary.
The Cary Photographic Artists’ ninth annual Juried Photography Exhibition is on display through Nov. 18 at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place.
Marvelous Music Mainstage
The 2016-17 Marvelous Music Mainstage Series continues with a performance by Billy McGuigan and the tribute show “Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Individual tickets are $26 for adults and $24 for seniors; family and friends four-packs are $88. Season ticket packages are available. For ticket information, go to bit.ly/2b3A1W5.
Other performances scheduled, all at 7:30 p.m., are: Friday, Jan. 27: neo-classical pianist Robin Spielberg; Friday, Feb. 17: classical-modern tenor Ken Lavigne; Saturday, March 4: musical “Pump Boys and Dinettes”; Friday, April 21: bluegrass and acoustic group Balsam Range.
For more information, call 919-462-2055 or go to bit.ly/2axyk3G.
Chinese Lantern Festival
Tickets are on sale for the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival, which is returning in November to Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. The seven-week event runs Nov. 25 to Jan. 15. More than 20 new displays will be featured. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 3-17 and free for children ages 2 and younger. 800-514-3849, bit.ly/1YgQHJ9, boothamphitheatre.com
The Cary Players Community Theatre Co. performs “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Dec. 1-5 at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to caryplayers.org.
Other performances in the season lineup are: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged/Revised),” Feb. 17-26; and “The Mousetrap,” March 31-April 9.
Marvelous Family Series
Ticket sales are under way for the 2016-17 Marvelous Music Family Series, which features four family-friendly performances at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Separate craft classes for children also are available in conjunction with each show. Performance tickets are $8 per person, reserved seating. No season packages. For ticket information, go to bit.ly/21AaGHR.
Performances scheduled are: 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17: The Cary Ballet presents “The Nutcracker Suite”; 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28: The Triangle Wind Ensemble performs “Music in Motion”; 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18: The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte presents “Commedia Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”; 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20: Paperhand Puppet Intervention.
For more information on performances and craft classes, call 919-462-2055 or go to bit.ly/MNZJ0f.
Cary Visual Art’s ninth annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is on display throughout town through June 15, 2017. For more about the featured sculptors and their works, go to bit.ly/1TuzGat. caryvisualart.org
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