Plays, artwork, films, comedy and live music in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville, plus what’s on stage at Booth Amphitheatre.
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The Watoto Children’s Choir, a group of orphans from Uganda, will perform “Oh What Love,” a concert of worship songs, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Pleasant Grove Church, 1528 Davis Drive, Cary. pgc-cary.org, watoto.com/choir
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.
Cary Visual Art
Cary Visual Art 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.
“FREEDOM: The Experiment,” featuring works by five artists, is on display through Dec. 31 at Cary Visual Art Gallery at The Cary News, which is on the second floor of The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St.
The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., continues its Senior Afternoon Series with a screening of the film “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. The event features discounted tickets for seniors. Cost: $5; $4 for seniors. For more information, call 919-462-2055 or go to thecarytheater.com.
Pizza and a movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center shows a family-friendly movie at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Cost: $5; $2 for ages 2 and younger. Pizza, bottled water, fruit and dessert are included. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Call 919-249-1120 for the movie title. thehalle.org
Traditional dance caller Connie Carringer will teach dances for all ages from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 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. 919-249-1120, thehalle.org
Cary Town Band
The Cary Town Band presents “Winterfest ’16” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place. Free. carytownband.org
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
Children’s author Laurel Walther signs her book “The Bats Don’t Have a Bedtime” at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, at All Booked Up, 104 N. Salem St., Apex.
Tuesday Morning Movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center presents family-friendly movies at 10 a.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. The next movie is Dec. 20. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Call 919-249-1120 for the movie title. thehalle.org
Children’s film series
“The Polar Express” shows at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Cost: $1. Part of the Film Day - Fun Day children’s series. Recommended for ages 3-7. For more information, go to bit.ly/28Jn6Jw. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
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.
Village Art Circle
“Beyond the Curtain,” a retrospective exhibit showcasing works by the late E. Tracey Williams, is on display through Friday, Dec. 30, at Village Art Circle, 200 S. Academy St., Suite 130. villageartcircle.com
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.
Gallery of Artists
The exhibit “Twenty-Four Artists,” featuring paintings, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, wood, fiber and glass artwork by gallery artists, is on display through Wednesday, Jan. 4, at the Cary Gallery of Artists, 200 S. Academy St. carygalleryofartists.org
Cary Senior Center
“The Value of Aging” exhibit, featuring works by local photographers, is on display through Friday, Jan. 6, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place.
Fine Arts League
The Fine Arts League of Cary’s annual Members Show is on display through Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, downtown Cary. An exhibit by Young Leem Pottery also is featured.
Cary Arts Center
The Cary Photographic Artists Members Show is on display through Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
Herb Young exhibit
The exhibit “Nature on Canvas” by Brian Moyer runs through Monday, Jan. 23, at the Herb Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary. For more information, call 919-469-4069.
The “Discover China 1016: International Fine Art Exhibit” runs through Monday, Jan. 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. bit.ly/2dVKhlD
Marvelous Music Mainstage
The 2016-17 Marvelous Music Mainstage Series continues with a performance by neo-classical pianist Robin Spielberg at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 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 are: 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.
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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