Plays, artwork, comedy and live music in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
Play at the Halle
The comedy “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” a Halle Cultural Arts Center production, will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and can be purchased at etix.com. 919-249-1120, thehalle.org
Six String Presents
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Concerts in the Six String Presents series will be at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St., this spring. Ticket prices start at $20. sixstringpresents.com.
▪ Wyatt Easterling and Friends, featuring Wes Collins, perform at 8 p.m. Friday, May 6.
▪ Tres Chicas with Steph Stewart perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21.
▪ Rod Picott and Chuck Brodsky at 8 p.m. Friday, June 10.
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.
Workshop with photojournalists
Award-winning staff photojournalists from The News & Observer will present a photography workshop from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Cost is $15. Featured topics include photographing food and family, choosing the right photograph, learning the secrets of lighting, and capturing the action and emotion of sports. Advance registration is required. To purchase tickets: newsobserver.com/zone; eTix Phone Center, 1-800-514-3849; The Cary theater box office, 122 E. Chatham St.
Latino Arts Exhibition
The Halle Cultural Arts Center is hosting a Latino Arts Exhibition May 13 through June 11. An opening reception will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. To submit artwork, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Movies by Moonlight
The Movies by Moonlight film series opens with a screening of “Rio 2,” rated G, at 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Cost is $5; children 12 and under are admitted free. Gates open at 7 p.m.; all films start at dusk, around 8:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair. Picnics are allowed. A portion of proceeds benefit WakeMed Children’s Hospital.
Schedule of movies:
▪ Thursday, June 9: “King Fu Panda 3” (PG)
▪ Thursday, June 23: “Labyrinth” (PG)
▪ Friday, July 15: “Pitch Perfect” (PG-13)
▪ Thursday, July 21: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (PG-13)
▪ Friday, July 29: “Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” (PG-13)
▪ Friday, Aug. 12: “Zootopia” (PG)
▪ Friday, Aug. 19: “Chef” (R)
‘Lyle the Crocodile’
Tickets are available for the Applause! Cary Youth Theatre’s production of “Lyle the Crocodile” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Reserved seating only. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and $5 for children 5 and younger. All tickets at the door will be $10.
Ritmo Latino Festival
The Ritmo Latino Festival is from noon to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, on the Cary Town Hall Campus, 316 N. Academy St. The event will feature arts and crafts, food vendors, music and entertainment. Before the festival, a soccer clinic for children will be held from 11 a.m. to noon; registration for the clinic is at 10:30 a.m. diamanteinc.org
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.
Styx, Kansas and Don Felder
The concert will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary.
Tickets are on sale for $59.50. boothamphitheatre.com.
Frankie Yankovic Day
The 21st annual Frankie Yankovic Day outdoor polka concert is from 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. The Polka Plus Band will perform a musical tribute to the late Yankovic. Participants are asked to bring a chair. For information: 919-460-4963.
Chris Stapleton concert
Country singer Chris Stapleton, who won two Grammy Awards this year, performs at Koka Booth Amphitheatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, at 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Reserved seats and table seats cost $50 and lawn tickets are $43. boothamphitheatre.com.
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.
Country singer Willie Nelson will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway. Reserved seats and table seats are $59.50 and lawn seats are $49.50. The venue has not announced whether Merle Haggard, who also was scheduled to perform, will be replaced following Haggard’s death April 14.
The exhibit “Pencils, Paint and Pearls” will be on display through May 24 at the Cary Gallery of Artists, 200 S. Academy St. carygalleryofartists.org
N.C. Symphony Summerfest
Tributes to film composer John Williams, late rocker David Bowie and Beethoven highlight the North Carolina’s Summerfest concert series that kick off at Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre Saturday, May 28. Tickets can be purchased at boothamphitheatre.com or ncsymphony.org/summerfest. Each show features an instrument zoo with gates opening before the shows for picnics. A roving judge selects the best picnic spread before each show. Children 12 and younger are admitted free on the lawn.
The schedule is:
▪ Saturday, May 28: Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony
▪ Friday, June 3: Joey Alexander
▪ Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11: John Williams Festival
▪ Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17: Beethoven Festival
▪ Friday, June 24: Broadway at the Booth
▪ Saturday, June 25: The Music of David Bowie
▪ Monday, July 4: Independence Day with fireworks
▪ Saturday, July 9: Beach music with Jackie Gore and North Tower Band
‘Play with the Pros’
The 19th annual “Play with the Pros” concert is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Ticket prices for lawn seats are $30 in advance, $33 the day of the show; $17 for students with ID; and $33 in advance for table seats, $35 the day of the show. boothamphitheatre.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. Tickets are $16 for adults; $13 for students, seniors and military; $26 for reserved tables; free for children 12 and under. trianglewind.org
Canceled: Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr announced he is canceling his show Saturday, June 18, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets bought with a credit card via box office, phone or online will automatically be refunded to the original credit card used. Tickets purchased through the venue box using cash must be returned to the box office for a cash refund. Call 800-514-3849 with questions.
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
Flight of the Conchords
The Flight of the Conchords concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 18, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary.
Tickets are on sale for $50 for reserved seats and $35 for lawn seats. boothamphitheatre.com
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos and North Mississippi Allstars will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, July 22, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary.
Tickets are on sale for $75 for reserved seats, $44.50 for single lawn seats and $125 for four lawn seats. boothamphitheatre.com
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets are on sale for $129.50 for reserved seats, $50 for single lawn seats and $98.75 for reserved table seats. boothamphitheatre.com
The Lumineers will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets are on sale for $49.50 for reserved seats and $39.50 for lawn seats. boothamphitheatre.com
Alabama, Charlie Daniels Band
Alabama and the Charlie Daniels Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary.
Tickets are on sale for $85 for reserved seats, $75 for reserved table seats and $49.50 for lawn seats. boothamphitheatre.com
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Science on the Screen
The Cary theater kicks off its Science on the Screen series with a look at the science of brewing beer. The documentary “What! No Beer?” screens at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7, followed by a discussion and Q&A with Brewmaster Whit Baker of Bond Brothers Beer Company. Cost: $10.
The screening of another documentary, “Brewconomy,” which is a film about North Carolina craft beer, will follow at 9:30 p.m. Separate ticketed event. Cost: $10. The theater, at 122 E. Chatham St., plans three additional Science on Screen events this year. thecarytheater.com