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 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. Tickets: $5-$15. 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.
‘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.
SALON at Page-Walker
SALON: An Evening of Arts and Culture is 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, downtown Cary. The event will feature performances inspired by the 1920s jazz age. Tickets: $20. For more information: 919-460-4963, bit.ly/2fa7TyH.
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.
Cary Senior Center
“The Value of Aging” exhibit, featuring works by local photographers, is on display Monday, Nov. 21, to Friday, Jan. 6, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place.
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 “Discover China 1016: International Fine Art Exhibit” opens Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Cary Town Hall, 316 N. Academy St. The exhibit, organized by the Fotosay International Science and Arts Center, will feature more than 100 pieces of artwork, including paintings, photography, calligraphy and folk art from award-winning Chinese artists. The exhibit runs through Monday, Jan. 23. bit.ly/2dVKhlD
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
Cary Visual Art
“FREEDOM: The Experiment,” featuring works by five artists, is on display through Friday, Nov. 25, at the Cary Visual Art Gallery at The Cary News, which is on the second floor of The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St.
CVA also is sponsoring a contest for high school students to design a wrap to cover a Mercedes-Benz 2017 E300. Entries are due Monday, Dec. 12. Winners will be unveiled Feb. 11 at the 20th annual CVA Art Ball. For more information and tickets to the Art Ball, go to caryvisualart.org.
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
Cary Photographic Artists
The Cary Photographic Artists Members Show is on display Wednesday, Nov. 30, to Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
Fine Arts League
The Fine Arts League of Cary’s annual Members Show is on display Wednesday, Nov. 30, to Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, downtown Cary. An exhibit by Young Leem Pottery is also featured.
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.
Herb Young exhibit
An exhibit featuring entries in the Red Ribbon Student Poster Contest is on display through Friday, Dec. 2, at the Herb Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary. The exhibit “Nature on Canvas” by Brian Moyer opens Wednesday, Nov. 23, and runs through Monday, Jan. 23. For more information, call 919-469-4069.
▪ 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place. “The Value of Aging” exhibit.
▪ 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., for the Cary Photographic Artists Members Show.
▪ 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, Cary Town Hall, 316 N. Academy St., for the “Discover China 1016: International Fine Art Exhibit.”
▪ 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, Herb Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary, for the exhibit “Nature on Canvas” by Brian Moyer.
▪ 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, downtown Cary, for the The Fine Arts League of Cary’s annual Members Show and an exhibit by Young Leem Pottery.
Cary Community Choir
The Cary Community Choir performs Handel’s “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Greenwood Forest Baptist Church, 110 SE Maynard Road. carycommunitychoir.org
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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