Plays, artwork, films, comedy and live music in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville, plus what’s on stage at Booth Amphitheatre.
The Cary Photographic Artists’ ninth annual Open Juried Photography Exhibition is on display Thursday, Oct. 27, through Thursday, Dec. 29, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place.
Cary Arts Center
The Fine Arts League of Cary presents the exhibit “Fabulous Fakes” Friday, Oct. 28, to Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
The exhibits “Rhythm of the Sea” by Eileen Williams, “Venture” by Sterling Steven and “New Works” by the Carolina Mixed Media Art Guild run through Nov. 23 at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.
Gallery of Artists
The exhibit “Places in Mind,” featuring paintings by Ann Howe and Barbara Rohde and ceramics by Sherry Nicholson, runs Oct. 28 to Nov. 22 at the Cary Gallery of Artists, 200 S. Academy St. carygalleryofartists.org
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 St., Suite 130. The gallery’s third annual juried art show, “Carolina on My Mind” opens Friday, Oct. 28, and runs through November. villageartcircle.com
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
▪ Richard Leigh: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.
▪ Pre-Thanksgiving Benefit Jam: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19.
▪ Johnny Folsom 4: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26.
▪ Jonathan Byrd, Corin Raymond: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.
Triangle Youth Jazz
The Triangle Youth Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets available at the door. For more information: bit.ly/2dfznoH.
Herb Young exhibit
Entries in the Red Ribbon Student Poster Contest are on display Sunday, Oct. 30, to Friday, Dec. 2, at the Herb Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary. An artists’ reception is 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. For more information, call 919-469-4069.
Bond Park exhibits
The exhibit “Carolina Seascapes” by Bruce Tarkington runs through Oct. 31 at Bond Park Community Center, 801 High House Road, Cary. The exhibit “Nature as My Camera Sees It” by Bobby Nicks is on display Tuesday, Nov. 1, to Saturday, Dec. 31.
Tuesday Morning Movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center presents a family-friendly movie at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, and Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Call 919-249-1120 for movie titles. For more information, go to bit.ly/2cyCPMz.
The Carolina Puppet Theater presents “Being Thankful” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, and Tuesday, Nov. 15, 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/2dPb545 or bit.ly/2dKFXDg.
Chef visits area
Award-winning chef, TV personality and cookbook author Vivian Howard is coming to Cary Tuesday, Nov. 1, to promote her cookbook “Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South.” A morning event at West Regional Library is full. Another event is 7 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble store, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Howard is the star and co-creator of the PBS series “A Chef’s Life” and won a James Beard Foundation Award this year. For more information, call 919-467-3866 or go to bit.ly/2ehiTMa.
Movie at Halle
The Halle Cultural Arts Center presents a free movie for teens and adults at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call 919- 249-1120 for the movie title. For more information, call 919-467-3866 or go to bit.ly/2cRhXM7.
‘Diary of Anne Frank’
Green Hope Theatre performs “The Diary of Anne Frank” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, to Saturday, Nov. 5, at Green Hope High School, 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary. Tickets range from $6 to $10. For more information, go to greenhopefinearts.org.
Cary Town Band
The Cary Town Band presents “Election Day” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Free. carytownband.org
Comedy Night presents Andy Beningo and Bill Boronkay at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Tickets range from $7.50 to $15. thecarytheater.com
The Celebrate Fuquay-Varina Festival is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, coinciding with the Downtown Chili Cook-off held by the Fuquay-Varina Downtown Revitalization Association. Rescheduled from Oct. 8 due to Hurricane Matthew. Music, arts and crafts, food and drink vendors, entertainment and children’s activities will be featured. celebratefv.com
SuperFun Saturday is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and 19 at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St. Apex. The free event features arts and crafts activities for children ages 4-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 919-249-1120, thehalle.org
Sick Chicks Flicks
The Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival, founded by Apex resident Christine Parker, promises 12 hours of the scariest and coolest short films produced by women on Saturday, Nov. 5, at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Films in the juried festival will be divided into five series and awards will be given. Tickets, $5, are required for each series of films; a day pass is available for $23. For more information, a film schedule and tickets, go to www.sickchickflicksfilmfest.com. 919-462-2055
Infinity Ballet performs a “Storybook Ballet” at 3:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Cost: $6 a person per performance. For more information: 919-249-1120 or go to bit.ly/2emHcGQ.
The fall or holiday wreath-making program is 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, on the American Tobacco Trail in Apex. For all ages. Cost: $1 person; registration required. Participants will meet at the New Hill Parking Area, 1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road. For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/1WUKMbu.
The third annual Paderewski Festival presents a screening of the film “The Pianist” at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. The festival is Nov. 5-13 at various locations in Raleigh. For more information, go to paderewski-festival.org.
The Clean Comedy series presents Leslie Norris Townsend and Michelle Miller at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets range from $13-$27. For more information: bit.ly/2e8JHBp.
Triangle Wind Ensemble
The Triangle Wind Ensemble performs “Odysseys” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. For more information and tickets, go to trianglewind.org.
Almost Elton John
Almost Elton John and the Rocket Band perform “When Rock was Young” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets range from $16-$43. For more information: bit.ly/2ekfHBI.
Youth String Orchestra
The Triangle Youth String Orchestra performs at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children. For more information, go to bit.ly/2dfznoH.
‘Bar Plays 2.0’
The Cary Playwrights Forum presents “Bar Plays 2.0,” a series of short plays, at 8 p.m. Nov. 15-16 at Fortnight Brewing Co., 1006 SW Maynard Road, Cary. No tickets or reservations; suggested $10 donation. Food truck on site. For more information, go to bit.ly/2e0DKqx.
Pizza and a movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center shows a family-friendly movie at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Cost: $5; $2 for ages 2 and younger. Pizza, bottled water, fruit and dessert are included. For more information: 919-249-1120, thehalle.org.
Traditional dance caller Connie Carringer will teach dances for all ages from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 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
Town Hall Gallery
“Living Long Lives” by Chris Adamczyk is on display through Nov. 18 at Town Hall Gallery, 316 N. Academy St., Cary.
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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