Plays, artwork, comedy and live music in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
Black Irish and the Town of Cary host “Pro-Ject,” an event combining both live dancers on stage and projected dancers on screen, at 7 p.m. Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4, at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. The performance will feature an exploration of both dream and reality on stage. Tickets range from $10-$20. thecarytheater.com
Cary Playwrights’ Forum
The forum is hosting “New Works,” a series of events featuring either new plays or works in progress by North Carolina playwrights and screenwriters.
The series features staged readings of the play “Burt and Abbie” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5, in the Paul Cooper Room at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
A staged reading of the play “After the Fall” is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, and at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5.
Individual tickets are $10. Both plays focus on adult themes. For more information, go to caryplaywrightsforum.org.
N.C. Symphony Summerfest
The North Carolina Symphony continues its annual Summerfest series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. The concert, “Gershwin and Jazz,” will feature 12-year-old piano prodigy Joey Alexander.
The symphony also will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4. The concert, “Classics Under the Stars,” will feature light classical music, including Vivaldi’s “Spring” and selections from “Carmen.”
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Picnics, wine and beer, chairs and blankets are allowed. A children’s instrument zoo also will be available. 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, ncsymphony.org/summerfest
‘Little Red Hen’
The Carolina Puppet Theatre will present “The Little Red Hen” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, and Tuesday, June 21, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Cost is $5 per person; free for children under a year old. For more information and tickets: bit.ly/1qF6Uf8.
Artistic Expressions is holding a special reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 10, to showcase the works of three graduating seniors from Fuquay-Varina High School. The students are Nicole Brooks, Erin Griffin and Jordan Jerread. The gallery is at 118 Raleigh St., Fuquay-Varina. bit.ly/1TLLHvG
Art auction, gala
The annual “En Plein Air” art auction and gala fundraiser is from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 10, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
Original works of art completed during the “En Plein Air” painting event in May will be on display for participants to bid on during the evening’s silent auction. Free live music and dancing will be featured from 7-8:30 p.m.
Refreshments and light fare will be provided by Enrigo’s Italian Bistro. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. For more information: bit.ly/1Rl3QdQ.
Starlight Concert Series
The Starlight Concert Series presents the group Craicdown at 7 p.m. Friday, June 10, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. The trio will perform acoustic roots music with a rock-inspired flair. Free. Food and lawn chairs are permitted. No alcoholic beverages or pets. For information: 919-460-4963.
Six String Presents
Concerts in the Six String Presents series are at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Ticket prices start at $20. sixstringpresents.com
▪ Rod Picott and Chuck Brodsky at 8 p.m. Friday, June 10.
▪ Mike Craver, Bill Hicks, Jim Watson and Joe Newberry perform at 8 p.m. Friday, June 24.
▪ The 3 Davids: David Holt, David Wilcox and David LaMotte perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 9.
Latino Arts Exhibit
The exhibit runs through Saturday, June 11, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Free. thehalle.org
The Follow Me to Fuquay-Varina free concert series will feature the band Hip Pocket from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at Centennial Square, 102 N. Main St.
The Band of Oz performance, which was canceled in May because of inclement weather, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, June 22, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Centennial Square. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. bit.ly/26xnoHx
The Portrait Group of Cary is showcasing an exhibit of work by the group’s members at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place, through June 17.
Calls for artists
▪ Cary Visual Art is seeking artists to exhibit at the Reflection Gallery at WakeMed Cary, 1900 Kildaire Farm Road. Deadline for entries is Friday, June 17. No entry fee. Exhibition dates are Tuesday, July 5, to Monday, Oct. 3. For more information and to apply: bit.ly/1U76rdi.
▪ Artists working in any medium can submit an application for exhibition in any of the Town of Cary’s six exhibit venues. Deadline is Monday, Aug. 1. For more information: bit.ly/1YRUkFc.
‘Reflections and Flow’
The Cary Gallery of Artists hosts “Reflections and Flow,” featuring glass works by Jean Cheely, paintings by Jan Kinlaw and photography by Barry Udis, from 6-9 p.m. at the gallery, 200 S. Academy St., Suite 120. The exhibit runs through June 21. carygalleryofartists.org
Gourd art exhibit
The Holly Springs Cultural Center hosts “Manifestations of My Imagination,” an exhibit by gourd artist Sheron Jamel, through June 28 at the center, 300 W. Ballentine St.
Movies at Bradford
The Summer Movies on the Green series shows films at 8:30 p.m. (dusk) the second Friday of the month through September outside the Bradford Apartments, 21035 Bradford Green Square, Cary. Free. Bring a chair and snacks.
Upcoming films: June 10, “Finding Nemo;” July 8, “Minions;” Aug. 12, “Inside Out;” and Sept. 9, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
‘Imagine an Island’
The photography exhibit “Imagine an Island” by Michael Ligett runs through Thursday, June 30, at Bond Park Community Center, 801 High House Road, Cary. An artist reception is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 24.
The Cary theater presents Comedy Night with Scott Novotny and Herbie Gill at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 25. Tickets range from $13-$15. For more information and to purchase tickets: bit.ly/1RkHIQZ.
Exhibit on quilts
The exhibit “ARTQUILTSvoices: Professional Art Quilters” by Alliance-South runs through Saturday, July 2, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.
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
An opening reception for Cary Visual Art’s Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Tickets are $25. For more information and to buy tickets: bit.ly/1Npztbq.
Sculptors for the exhibit are Jack Howard-Potter, Ana Huberman-Lazovsky, Hanna Jubran, Ray Katz, Susan Moffat, Jordan Parah and Russell Whiting. For more about the sculptors and their works, go to bit.ly/1TuzGat.
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
ZZ Top, Gov’t Mule
ZZ Top and Gov’t Mule will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets are on sale for $54.50 for reserved seats and reserved table seats, and $44.50 for lawn general admission. 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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