Plays, artwork, comedy and live music in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
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 a staged reading of the play “Burt and Abbie” at 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 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5.
Individual tickets are $10. Both plays focus on adult themes. For more information, go to caryplaywrightsforum.org.
Frame by Frame
The Frame by Frame ’70s Summer School film series opens with the movie “McCabe and Mrs. Miller” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., Cary.
Robert Milazzo, founder of the Modern School of Film, will lead an in-depth group discussion of techniques used in the movie. Tickets: $10 per film or $42 for the series of five films.
Other films in the series are: June 14, “Badlands;” June 28, “Dog Day Afternoon;” July 12, “The Discrete Charm of the Bourgeoisie;” July 19, “Manhattan.” thecarytheater.com, 919-462-2021
N.C. Symphony Summerfest
The North Carolina Symphony continues its annual Summerfest series with a tribute to composer John Williams, whose movie scores include the “Jaws,” “Indiana Jones,” “Star Wars” and “Harry Potter” film series.
John Williams Festival I is Friday, June 10, and John Williams Festival II is Saturday, June 11, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.
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
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
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. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
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. bit.ly/26xnoHx
Best of the B Movies
Killer tomatoes, an insatiable blob, clown assassins – beware! The Cary theater kicks off its Best of the B Movies series Thursday, June 16, with a lineup spanning from older classics to more modern offerings. Cost: $5. thecarytheater.com, 919-462-2021
▪ Thursday, June 16: 7 p.m., “Samurai Cop;” 9 p.m., “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.”
▪ Friday, June 17: 7 p.m., “The Blob;” 9 p.m., “The Room.”
▪ Saturday, June 18: 7 p.m., “MegaForce;” 9 p.m., “Killer Klowns From Outer Space.”
▪ Sunday, June 19: 2 p.m., “Plan 9 From Outer Space.”
Triangle Brass Band
The Triangle Brass Band performs at 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, at Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. The British-style brass band will perform “Picture This,” a program featuring music from movies. Free. 919-469-4061, bit.ly/1fEabFy
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.
‘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
‘People and Places’
The exhibit “People and Places” by Meera Goyal runs through Saturday, July 2, at Cary Town Hall, 316 N. Academy St. terway.com/meera.
Cary Arts Center
“Resolving the Disquiet,” by artists Megan Bostic, Samantha Pell and Jan-Ru Wan, runs through Sunday, July 24, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
“Nature - the Beauty of the Beast,” paintings by Kathryn Green Patel, will be exhibited through Sunday, July 24, at the Herb Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary.
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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