Raleigh Ringers auditions
The Raleigh Ringers, a handbell ensemble based in Raleigh, will hold auditions in early January. For details or to sign up for an appointment, contact David Harris: 919-847-7574, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chinese Lantern Festival
The North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival runs through Sunday, Jan. 3, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets are $20 for ages 18 and older, $12 for ages 3-17 and free for ages 2 and younger. A pack of four costs $50. boothamphitheatre.com.
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Submissions are open for the 8th Annual Nazim Hikmet Poetry Competition through Monday, Jan. 4. The submission fee is $10 for three poems. Winners will receive $100 and read their poems at the 8th Annual Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival on April 10 in Cary. nazimhikmetpoetryfestival.org.
The Black Irish dance performance “Shade” is at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, and Saturday, Jan. 9, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and kids. iamblackirish.com/performance.
January movies at The Cary
The Cary theater shows movies for $5 each at 122 E. Chatham St. All movies are $5 each. thecarytheater.com.
▪ “A Ballerina’s Tale” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14.
▪ “Match” at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14.
▪ “Selma, Lord, Selma” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16.
▪ “Selma” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17.
‘Celtic Moods and Melodies’
Mara Shea and the Elftones play at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Tickets are available for $16 at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St., by phone at 1-800-514-3849 or online at bit.ly/1SZDj9c.
Aviation Art Contest
The N.C. Department of Transportation is accepting entries from ages 6-17 through Jan. 22 for the Aviation Art Contest. This year’s theme is “Air Sports in Harmony with Nature.” bit.ly/1HzqmBX.
The Holly Springs Cultural Center’s Discovery Series of performances is at 7:30 p.m. one Friday each month this fall through spring at 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $5.
“Wire Boy” will be on Jan. 22. The Holly Springs Professional Showcase will be Feb. 12. “Place Match: The City Doctor’s Guide to Finding Where You Belong” with Dr. Katherine Loflin will be March 11.
Portrait restoration discussion
Janet Hessline will explain the process she used to restore a portrait of Marcus B. Dry, created in 1948, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. friendsofpagewalker.org.
‘For All the Seasons’
The Cary Town Band’s concert “For All the Seasons” is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Admission is free.
Violinist Brian Reagin will play at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, in the annual Carole J. Wright Memorial Concert of the Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel. The concert will be at 119 Ambassador loop, Cary. Tickets are $16 at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St., 1-800-514-3849 or online at bit.ly/1SZDj9c.
‘Play With the Band II’
The Cary Town Band invites music students to join the band for a series of rehearsals and a concert. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. carytownband.org.
The Cary Gallery of Artists’ eight annual Small Treasures Juried Exhibit runs from March 25 through April 23. Entries and fees are due by 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 4. carygalleryofartists.org.
A concert with the Cary Town Band will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
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