Plays, artwork, films, comedy and live music in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville, plus what’s on stage at Booth Amphitheatre.
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.
Town Hall Gallery
“Living Long Lives” by Chris Adamczyk is on display through Friday, 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. 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.
The JazzLive Performance series presents a tribute to Oscar Peterson at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 students ages 18 and under. bit.ly/2ex4zgG
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.
▪ Johnny Cash Tribute Show with Johnny Folsom 4: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26.
▪ Jonathan Byrd and 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 Tuesday, 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
Herb Young exhibit
The exhibit “Nature on Canvas” by Brian Moyer opens Wednesday, Nov. 23, and runs through Monday, Jan. 23, at the Herb Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary. An exhibit featuring entries in the Red Ribbon Student Poster Contest is on display through Friday, Dec. 2. For more information, call 919-469-4069.
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 Wednesday, Nov. 23, at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.
Chinese Lantern Festival
The North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival is Friday, Nov. 25, to Sunday, Jan. 15, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. 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 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 Saturday, Nov. 26, at the gallery, 200 S. Academy St., Suite 130. villageartcircle.com
Children’s film series
Bring the kids to Film Day - Fun Day, The Cary theater’s special morning film showings on select Tuesdays. The series continues with a screening of “Tom Thumb and Thumbelina” at 10 a.m. Cost: $1. Recommended for ages 3-7. For more information, go to bit.ly/28Jn6Jw. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.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.
Wreaths and trees
The opening reception for the ninth annual Halle Hall of Wreaths and Trees Exhibit and Auction is 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Free. The exhibit and auction, which run through Wednesday, Dec. 21, is a fundraiser for Western Wake Crisis Ministry. bit.ly/2eg7pvh
Infinity Ballet Theatre
The Infinity Ballet Theatre performs “Dances of the Nutcracker” Friday, Dec. 2, to Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Tickets: $6. bit.ly/2ft3YPc
▪ 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. Free and open to the public. carycommunitychoir.org
The Holly Springs Community Band performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Free. bit.ly/2fUzt7E
James Brown Band
The Holly Springs Cultural Center celebrates its 10th anniversary with a performance by the James Brown Band with Tony Wilson and the Grandfather of Soul Band at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets: $55. For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/2ewVowx.
Page-Walker concert series
The Friends of the Page-Walker Concert Series opens its season with a concert by the Cary Youth Voices at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, in the Main Gallery at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop. Tickets: $16.50. For more information and tickets, go to bit.ly/2fPZ2HG.
Upcoming concerts: Jan. 15: Celtic Moods and Melodies, and Feb. 19: Brian Reagin, concertmaster of the North Carolina Symphony.
The Route 55 Jazz Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Cost: $10 adults, $7 seniors and students. bit.ly/2fwJfuh
Marvelous Family Series
The Cary Ballet presents “The Nutcracker Suite” at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. The performance is part of the 2016-17 Marvelous Music Family Series. Tickets are $8 per person, reserved seating. For ticket information, go to bit.ly/21AaGHR.
Upcoming performances: Saturday, Jan. 28: The Triangle Wind Ensemble performs “Music in Motion”; Saturday, Feb. 18: The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte presents “Commedia Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”; Saturday, May 20: Paperhand Puppet Intervention. For more information, 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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