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 Henry Cho at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets: $13-$27. 919-567-4000, hollyspringsnc.us
Marvelous Music Mainstage
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The 2016-17 Marvelous Music Mainstage Series continues with a performance by pianist Robin Spielberg at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $26 for adults and $24 for seniors. For ticket information, go to bit.ly/1N2UNDm.
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. bit.ly/2axyk3G
Cary Arts Center
The mixed-media exhibit “Weightlessness of Forgiveness” by Maya Freelon Asante is on display Friday, Jan. 27, to Sunday, March 26, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. 919-469-4069, townofcary.org
Cary Town Hall gallery
The photography exhibit “Out of This World” by Ian McRainey is on display Friday, Jan. 27, to Sunday, March 26, at Cary Town Hall, 316 N. Academy St. townofcary.org
Gallery of Artists
An exhibit featuring works by Derek Unger, acrylics and oil, Robert Hoppin, ink and watercolor, and Pat Buchanan, jewelry, is on display Friday, Jan. 27, to Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Cary Gallery of Artists, 200 S. Academy St. 919-462-2035, carygalleryofartists.org
Herb Young exhibit
The photography exhibit “Nature’s Beauty - Tulips, Sunsets and Reflections” by Michael Weitzman is on display Friday, Jan. 27, to Sunday, Marcy 26, at the Herb Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary. 919-469-4069, townofcary.org
Village Art Circle
The exhibit “Next Chapter” featuring oil paintings by Lori D. White runs Friday, Jan. 27, to Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Village Art Circle, 200 S. Academy St., Suite 130, Cary. 919-210-0398, villageartcircle.com
Triangle Wind Ensemble
The Triangle Wind Ensemble presents “Music in Motion” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. The concert is part of Cary’s Marvelous Music Family Series. Tickets: $8. bit.ly/1N2UNDm, townofcary.org
Upcoming performances in the series: Saturday, Feb. 18: The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte presents “Commedia Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”; Saturday, May 20: Paperhand Puppet Intervention. bit.ly/2axyk3G
Auditions for “The Mousetrap,” presented by the Cary Players, are 7 p.m. Jan. 30-31 at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. The play runs March 31 to April 9. For more information, go to caryplayers.org.
Tickets are available for the 2Cellos: The Score Tour concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. General admission tickets are $42.50; reserved seats and reserved table seats are $64.50. 800-514-3849, boothamphitheatre.com, etix.com
Entries are being accepted through March 10 for the ninth annual “Small Treasures” juried exhibit at Cary Gallery of Artists, 200 S. Academy St., Suite 120. The exhibit will feature small works of art by North Carolina artists March 30 to April 22. For entry forms, go to carygalleryofartists.org.
Frame by Frame
The final movie in the Frame by Frame Better at the Movies cinema study series is “The Babadook,” which screens at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Robert Milazzo, founder of the Modern School of Film, will deconstruct each film and lead a group discussion of techniques used. Cost: $10. thecarytheater.com, 919-462-2055
Movie at Halle
The Halle Cultural Arts Center presents a free movie for teens and adults at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call 919- 249-1120 for the movie title. thehalle.org
The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., continues its Senior Afternoon Series with a screening of “Sophie and the Rising Sun” at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2. The event features discounted tickets for seniors. Cost: $5; $4 for seniors. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
Community Arts Festival
The fifth annual Holly Springs Community Arts Festival is Monday, Jan. 30, to Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. The weeklong celebration features performances, art exhibits, classes, an arts and crafts fair and a gala fundraiser. For a schedule of activities, go to hollyspringsnc.us/1301/Schedule. 919-567-4000, hollyspringsnc.us
▪ The festival opens with the free class Community Dance Power Kids at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 30. Register at any Holly Springs Parks and Recreation facility or online at bit.ly/18kwiyc.
▪ An artists’ reception is 7-9 p.m. Jan. 30 for a display by local artists. The Route 55 Jazz Orchestra open rehearsal also is 7-9 p.m.
▪ A free open rehearsal by Encore! Youth Productions is 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31.
▪ A family-friendly reception for an exhibit of visual art from area students is 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1.
▪ The Community Theater Review is 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2. The event will feature performances by area community theater groups. Tickets: $3 advance, $5 day of event. etix.com
▪ The Dance Review is 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. The event will feature performances by local dancers. Tickets: $3 advance, $5 day of event. etix.com
▪ An arts and crafts fair and food truck rodeo is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. Numerous free classes also are being offered throughout the day beginning at 9:30 a.m. Register at any Holly Springs Parks and Recreation facility or online at bit.ly/18kwiyc.
▪ The Holly Springs Arts Council’s Gala Fundraiser is 7 p.m. Feb. 4. Cost: $20 advance, $25 at the door. The event will feature a performance by puppeteer and storyteller Doug Berky. etix.com
Cary Visual Art holds an online silent auction Monday, Jan. 30, to Monday, Feb. 13, as part of its 20th annual Art Ball activities. Art Ball 20 is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase benches for Carpenter Park in Cary. Tickets: $250. For more information and tickets, go to caryvisualart.org.
‘Best in Show’
The Science on Screen film series features the movie “Best in Show” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Guest lecturer Margaret Gruen, a veterinary behaviorist, will lead a discussion and Q&A session on the topic “How smart is my dog, really?” Cost: $10. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
The next SuperFun Saturday is 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 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
Triangle Russian Festival
The Triangle Russian Festival is noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Free admission. The event will feature folk games, workshops for children and adults, food and arts and crafts vendors and more. Performances by the Golden Gates folk dance group and the Moscow Nights Trio; tickets range from $8-$10. 919-249-1120, thehalle.org, trianglerussianfestival.com
Six String Presents
▪ Michael Reno Harrell and Ben Bedford: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4.
▪ Gary Hannan and Julianne Ankley: “The Stories Behind the Songs”: 8 p.m. Friday, March 10.
▪ Ellis Paul: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 8.
▪ Danielle Miraglia and Stephanie Urbina Jones: 8 p.m. Friday, April 28.
Tuesday Morning Movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center presents family-friendly movies at 10 a.m. Feb. 7 and 21 at the center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Free. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Call 919-249-1120 for movie titles. thehalle.org
Children’s film series
“Cats Don’t Dance” shows at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 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. The movie “Charlotte’s Web” screens at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. For more information, go to bit.ly/28Jn6Jw. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
The Friends of the Page-Walker celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Page-Walker Arts and History Center at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the center, 119 Ambassador Loop, downtown Cary. Free. 919-460-4963, bit.ly/2ia08tN, townofcary.org
The Holly Springs Readers Theater presents the comedy “The Further Adventures of Nick Danger … and Other Disasters” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9-10 and 16-17 at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets: $7-$10. 919-567-4000, hollyspringsnc.us
Exhibits by the area chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America and Nabiha Khan are on display through Friday, Feb. 10, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. 919-249-1120, thehalle.org
Country musician Collin Raye performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets: $16-$43. 919-567-4000, hollyspringsnc.us
The next JazzLive performance is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Featuring vocalist Jack Wood, guitarist Doug MacDonald, bassist John Brown and drummer Peter Ingram. Tickets: $12-$15. 919-249-1120, thehalle.org
Laffin’ Stock presents “My Funny Valentine” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. The adult-themed event features performances by comedians Azeem, Cee-Jay Jones and Will Marfori. Tickets: $10-$20. etix.com
The Triangle Sons of Italy’s 10th annual Italian Movie Night fundraiser is 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Carey C. Jones Community Center, 309 Holleman St., Apex. The featured family film is the comedy “For Roseanna.” Cost: $12 for non-members, $10 for members and $5 for children ages 11 and under. Popcorn, pizza, salad and dessert included. To register go to trianglesonsofitaly.org or e-mail Margaret Confalone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pizza and a movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center shows a family-friendly movie at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 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
The exhibit “Legacy: The Life of Rev. Dr. J.W. Meadows and His Contributions to the African American Community in Cary” runs through Friday, Feb. 17, at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, downtown Cary. Meadows, a teacher and a preacher, lived from 1874-1954 and was a leader in the town’s African-American community during a time of many challenges. bit.ly/2isT4fr
The Cary Players Community Theatre Co. performs “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged/Revised)” Friday, Feb. 17, to Sunday, Feb. 26, at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Tickets: $18-$20. For more information and tickets, call 919-462-2055 or go to caryplayers.org or thecarytheater.com.
Cary Senior Center
The exhibit “Progression” by Kate Lagaly is on display through Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place. townofcary.org
The next concert in the Friends of the Page-Walker Concert Series is a performance by violinist Brian Reagin, concertmaster with the North Carolina Symphony, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop. Tickets: $14.99. 919-460-4963, bit.ly/2jMKoCv
Bond Park exhibit
The photography exhibit “Guin Down the Coast” by Michael and Barbara Guin runs through Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Bond Park Community Center, 150 Metro Way, Cary. townofcary.org
The exhibits “Journey to the Good Life” by Kulsum Tasnif and “Soulful Strangers” by Amanda El Jaouhari are on display through Saturday, March 4, at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, downtown Cary. townofcary.org
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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