Call for artists
The Cary Gallery of Artists is seeking artists to join the gallery in August. Applications will be accepted throughout June. For details, go to www.carygalleryofartists.org.
Sertoma Concert Series
Sertoma concert series performances will be on June 12, 13, 26, July 11 and Aug. 8, in Sertoma Amphitheatre at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. Acts and times vary. All shows are free and will be held rain or shine. For details, call 919-469-4069.
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“Jane Austen Drinks the Young Wine”
Twelve playwrights adapted “Pride and Prejudice,” resulting in a play with time and space travel and a ballet sequence, among other twists. The production is produced and directed by Jason Tyne-Zimmerman. The last show is 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $18 through eTix or the Town of Cary box office. For information, go to www.caryplaywrightsforum.org.
N.C. Symphony Summerfest Series
The symphony’s summer series has regular concerts at Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for picnics before the shows and a pre-concert Instrument Zoo. Most concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. A two-night Russian Festival is Friday, June 12, and Saturday, June 13.
“Couture” dance performance
A contemporary hip-hop performance, titled “Couture,” will be presented by the Black Irish dance troupe at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Tickets are $15 to $20 through Sunday, May 31, and $20 to $25 through the day of the show. For details, go to www.thecarytheater.com or www.iamblackirish.com.
Alabama Shakes will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Lawn tickets are $35 in advance, $40 the day of the show. General admission is $45, and reserved table seats are $45 at boothamphitheatre.com.
Follow Me 2 Fuquay-Varina
The Follow Me 2 Fuquay-Varina Concert Series continues with Smile from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18, in Centennial Square, 102 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina.
Meet the artist
Costume designer Patricia Kenney will talk about her work from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Southern Home Crafts, 111 N. Salem St., Apex. Kenney will discuss the period costumes for dolls that she sells at the store. For details, call 919-608-9935.
Summer at the Springs
Holly Springs’ Summer at the Springs series of free concerts continues from 6:30-9 p.m. Fridays through August at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. John Henry performs on June 26, Mystique on July 10, The Southern Grace Band on July 24, GB4 on Aug. 14 and North Tower on Aug. 28. Bring a lawn chair and picnic.
The free concert series will be at 7 p.m. the fourth Friday of each month, through Sept. 25, in the gardens of the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop. The series features Bluegrass on June 26; Moment’s Notice on July 24; Jamrock on Aug 28; and Craicdown on Sept. 25. Food and lawn chairs are permitted. Alcoholic beverages and pets are not. Call 919-460-4963 for weather updates.
A reception for “Crossroads,” artwork by J.J. Jiang and students, is from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 26, at the Village Art Circle, 200 S. Academy St., Cary.
Cary Photographic Artists
An exhibit of photography by Cary Photographic Artists members will be open through Monday, July 6, at Jordan Oaks Retirement Center, 10820 Penny Road, Cary.
A Swift Creek concert will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Apex Nature Park, 2600 Evans Road.
Comedian Jim Gaffigan will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Lawn tickets are $39.75, reserved seats are $59.75 and reserved table seats are $59.75 at boothamphitheatre.com.
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The following shows are set for Koka Booth Amphitheatre. For details and tickets, go to boothamphitheatre.com.
▪ June 10: Alabama Shakes
▪ June 15: Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters and Pixies on
▪ June 18: “Weird Al” Yankovic on
▪ July 18: Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings
▪ Aug. 5: Christina Perri, Colbie Caillat and Rachel Platten
▪ Aug. 9: Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion”
▪ Aug. 11: Culture Club
▪ Aug. 12: Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick
▪ Aug. 14: Jim Gaffigan
▪ Sept. 1: Gregg Allman and The Doobie Brothers
▪ Oct. 15: Chris Tomlin Love Ran Red Tour with Rend Collective
The North Carolina Symphony Summerfest Series includes shows through July 9 with traditional classical music, ’80s tunes, Broadway songs, the music of Harry Potter and the Eagles. They also will perform at the popular, free July 4 concert with fireworks.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with most shows at 7:30 p.m. Children 12 and younger are admitted free.
June 12 and 13: White Night’s Russian Festival
June 19: An Evening of Broadway
June 20: Symphonic Wizardry featuring the music of Harry Potter
June 27: The Music of the Eagles
July 4: Independence Day concert. The free show includes fireworks. Gates open at 3 p.m.
July 9: The Hot Sardines (The symphony won’t perform at this show)