Plays, artwork, comedy and live music in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
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.
“Forbidden Broadway,” a comedy, is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $26 for adults, $24 for ages 55 and older and $88 for a pack of four.
Tickets are available at the Cary Arts Center, The Cary theater at 122 E. Chatham St., etix.com or 800-514-3849.
Anatoly Larkin performs in Cary’s Marvelous Music Family Series at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
Tickets cost $8 at the Cary Arts Center, The Cary at 122 E. Chatham St., at etix.com or the eTix Phone Center at 1-800-514-3849.
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.
The Halle Cultural Arts Center shows the movie “Pan” and serves pizza at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Admission is $5 per person ($2 for ages 2 and younger).
Movies at The Cary
The Cary shows most movies for $5 each at 122 E. Chatham St:
▪ “Most Likely to Succeed,” presented by Wake Academy, at 7 p.m. and “Soul Boys of the Western World” at 9:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28.
▪ “All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records” at 7 p.m. and “Pink Floyd: The Wall” at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29.
▪ “Soul Boys of the Western World” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30.
▪ “All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31.
Admission to “Most Likely to Succeed” is $7 to adults and $5 for seniors.
Cary Art Loop and receptions
The Cary Art Loop’s Final Friday events start at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29. caryartloop.org.
▪ The Cary Gallery of Artists’ “New Year, New View!” with artwork by Diana Coidan, Cynthia Mollenkopf and Barbara Smith opens with a reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at 200 S. Academy St., suite 120. The show runs through Tuesday, Feb. 23.
▪ The Page-Walker Arts & History Center’s reception for “Painting on Silence” by Frank Myers and “Books & Pages” by Christine Adamczyk will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at 119 Ambassador Loop.
▪ “Musings” by Katy Gollahan opens at the Cary Senior Center from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at 120 Maury Odell Place.
▪ A reception for “For What It’s Worth” by Jeana Eve Klein is 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
▪ The opening of “Sunrises, Reflections & Acadia” by Michael Weitzman is 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at the Herbert C. Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave.
‘American Fairy Tale’
Raleigh Little Theatre’s Storyteller’s To Go! present “American Fairy Tale” by Judy M. Dove, based on stories by Carl Sandburg, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex.
School of Rock Cary students will play “The Wall” by Pink Floyd at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and ages 60 and older. thecarytheater.com.
Community Arts Festival
The Holly Springs Community Arts Festival starts with free classes from Monday, Feb. 1, through Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St.
A food truck rodeo and a vendor and artist showcase will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.
A gala fundraiser will be from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. Tickets are $15 in advance at the Cultural Center, 919-567-4000 or etix.com. Gala tickets are $20 at the door.
A complete schedule of festival events is online: hollyspringsartscouncil.org/arts-festival.
The Cary Players present “Crossing Delancey” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 12 through 14 and Feb. 19 through 21, at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors and college students. caryplayers.org.
The Holly Springs Cultural Center’s Discovery Series of performances is at 7:30 p.m. one Friday each month through spring at 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $5.
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.
‘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.
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.
En Plein Air Paint-Off
Registration for Fuquay-Varina’s fifth annual En Plein Air Paint-Off is open through Friday, March 11, to any artists from high school students to professionals.
The paint-off will be on April 15 and 16, or in case of rain on April 22 and 23. fuquay-varinadowntown.com.
‘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.
‘Poetry in Motion’
The Triangle Wind Ensemble concert “Poetry in Motion” is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students and children. trianglewind.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.
‘Rhapsody in Red, White & Blue’
The Triangle Wind Ensemble presents “Rhapsody in Red, White & Blue: An American Celebration” at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. trianglewind.org.
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