Plays, artwork, comedy and live music in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
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Artwork by Cinc Hayes will be on display in March and April at the Bond Park Community Center, 801 High House Road, Cary.
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Green Hope High School presents “Chicago” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, through Saturday, March 12, with an additional 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, in the school’s auditorium at 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary.
Tickets bought in advance are $10 for adults, $8 for students and children and $20 for premium seats. At the door, tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and kids and $20 for premium seats. greenhopefinearts.org.
Cary High School students’ production of “Grease” will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, through Saturday, March 12, in the school auditorium, 638 Walnut St. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. caryhsperformingarts.com.
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.
‘Frame by Frame’
The Cary theater and The Modern School of Film’s “Frame by Frame” series of films and discussions will be at 7 p.m. every two weeks, continuing until Tuesday, April 26, at 122 E. Chatham St., Cary.
Series passes cost $50 ($45 for Cary Film Circle members). Individual classes are $10. thecarytheater.com.
A forum on the film industry in North Carolina will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St. RSVP online: bit.ly/1VnEf8t.
‘Tortoise & the Hare’
Atlantic Coast Theatre presents “Tortoise & the Haire... The Musical” in Cary’s Marvelous Music Family Series at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
Tickets are $8 each. bit.ly/21AaGHR.
Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
The 2016 Cary Visual Art Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition’s organizers are now accepting submissions for sculptures that will be placed around downtown.
Enter with a $35 fee by Monday, March 21. caryvisualart.org/programs/ose/2016.
Scholarships for artists
The Cary Visual Art Young Cary Artists Scholarship Program is also accepting applications from high school seniors through Monday, March 21. caryvisualart.org.
‘Whispers from the Past’
Photographer Scott Garlock will share stories and discuss his photography of Southern homesteads, architecture and artifacts featured in his book, “Whispers from the Past,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. friendsofpagewalker.org.
The Cary Gallery of Artists’ eight annual Small Treasures Juried Exhibit runs from March 25 through April 23. carygalleryofartists.org.
Scotty McCreery concert
“American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery will give a brief acoustic performance at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. He’s performing for the 10th annual World Voice Day event by Duke Voice Care Center. A Q&A with the Garner native will follow. Tickets cost $25 or $15 for students, and include information for singers and speakers on caring for your voice and a Vocal Health Fair. dukevoicecare.org, etix.com.
Artwork from the Wake County Senior Games SilverArts Competition will be on display from Friday, April 1, through Friday, April 22, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place.
‘A Ceilidh at the Cary Arts Center’
Celtic music and dance will be from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at 101 Dry Ave., Cary.
The Cary Playwrights’ Forum “Play Slam!” three-minute play contest starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St.
Audience members will vote for the winner. Tickets are $12 ($10 for seniors, veterans and students).
Garland Mason performs in Cary’s Live at Lunch concert series from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Ivey Ellington House, 135 W. Chatham St.
Art After Dark
The Fuquay-Varina Arts Council’s Art After Dark potluck-style showcase of artists, organizations and businesses is 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 8, downtown. fuquayvarinaartscouncil.wildapricot.org.
Organizers are looking for performers and art and craft sellers for the market. Participation is free. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘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.
Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival
The festival starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. There will be poetry readings, speakers and a reception with the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Competition’s winners. nazimhikmetpoetryfestival.org.
‘The Wizard of Oz’
The play, presented by Cary Players Community Theatre, is at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, April 15-17 and 22-24, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
Tickets for the play in Cary’s Marvelous Music Family Series are $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors. An additional 3 p.m. Saturday, April 23, performance costs $10 for ages 12 and younger and $15 for ages 13 and older. caryplayers.org.
En Plein Air: Paint the Town
Registration for Cary’s third annual competition is open until 5 p.m. Monday, April 25, online at townofcary.org or in person at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. The registration fee is $32.
The event will be on Saturday, May 7. If it rains, it will be on Saturday, May 14, instead. Artwork will be on display downtown from May through early June and sold at the Silent Arts Auction and Gala on Friday, June 10.
An exhibition by the Granpaparazzi Photography Club opens from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place.
A reception for “Musings,” fiber art by Katy Gallahoon, is 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 29, also at the Cary Senior Center.
Triangle Youth String Orchestra
The Triangle Youth String Orchestra plays at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. philharmonic-association.org.
The truTV Impractical Jokers “Where’s Larry?” Tour comes to Koka Booth Amphitheatre at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, at 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. VIP tickets are $155 and $255, reserved seats are $54.50 and lawn seating is $35.
Tickets are at Booth Amphitheatre, 800-514-3849 or boothamphitheatre.com.
Really Terrible Orchestra of the Triangle
The Really Terrible Orchestra of the Triangle’s concert “Dance, Dance, Dance” is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
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.
Comedian Russell Peters performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Reserved seats are $45.50 and lawn seats are $35.50.
Tickets are available at Booth Amphitheatre or through Etix at 800-514-3849 or etix.com.
‘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.
Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band
Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Lawn tickets are $50 and reserved seats are $129.50. boothamphitheatre.com.
Tickets can be bought at Booth Amphitheatre (open from noon to 6 p.m. weekdays), through etix.com or 800-514-3849.
Modest Mouse and Brand New
A concert by Brand New and Modest Mouse is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Ticket prices are $40 to $50 in advance or $50 to $60 the day of the show. boothamphitheatre.com.
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