Plays, artwork, films, comedy and live music in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville, plus what’s on stage at Booth Amphitheatre.
‘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.
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An artists’ reception for entries in the Red Ribbon Student Poster Contest is 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the Herb Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary. The exhibit is on display through Friday, Dec. 2. For more information, call 919-469-4069.
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
Infinity Ballet performs “The Tales of Beatrix Potter” 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.
A 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 Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., continues its Senior Afternoon Series with a screening of the film “A Man Called Ove” at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. 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 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.
Tuesday Morning Movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center presents a family-friendly movie at 10 a.m. 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. 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.
‘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.
SuperFun Saturday is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 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
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.
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
▪ Pre-Turkey Day Benefit Jam with Jon Shain: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. check date
▪ Johnny Cash Tribute Show with Johnny Folsom 4: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26.
▪ Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboy, Corin Raymond: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.
Cary Arts Center
The Fine Arts League of Cary presents the exhibit “Fabulous Fakes” through Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
Gallery of Artists
The exhibit “Places in Mind,” featuring paintings by Ann Howe and Barbara Rohde and ceramics by Sherry Nicholson, runs through Nov. 22 at the Cary Gallery of Artists, 200 S. Academy St. carygalleryofartists.org
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.
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
Village Art Circle
The Village Art Circle’s third annual juried art show, “Carolina on My Mind,” is on display through November at the gallery, 200 S. Academy St., Suite 130. villageartcircle.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 underway 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.
The Cary Photographic Artists’ ninth annual Open Juried Photography Exhibition is on display through Thursday, Dec. 29, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place.
Bond Park exhibit
The exhibit “Nature as My Camera Sees It” by Bobby Nicks is on display through Saturday, Dec. 31, at Bond Park Community Center, 801 High House Road, Cary.
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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