Plays, artwork, comedy and live music in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
N.C. Symphony Summerfest
The North Carolina Symphony continues its annual Summerfest series with a tribute to Beethoven this week. The concerts will feature separate piano concertos and symphonies, including the composer’s renowned Fifth Symphony.
Beethoven Festival I is Thursday, June 16, and Beethoven Festival II is Friday, June 17, 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
‘Shrek the Musical Jr.’
Encore! Youth Productions presents the play “Shrek the Musical Jr.” at 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. The play also will be staged at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Cost: $15 adults, $10 seniors and students. 919-567-4000, bit.ly/1TZWfYg.
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.
▪ The Cary Gallery of Artists is seeking Triangle-area artists to join the gallery for its new member year, which begins in August. Applications will be accepted through June. For more information and to apply: carygalleryofartists.org.
▪ 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.
‘Little Red Hen’
The Carolina Puppet Theatre will present “The Little Red Hen” at 11 a.m. 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. An additional presentation is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 21. For more information and tickets: bit.ly/1qF6Uf8.
‘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
Band of Oz
The Follow Me to Fuquay-Varina free concert series will feature the Band of Oz from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Centennial Square, 102 N. Main St. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The band’s performance is rescheduled from May. bit.ly/26xnoHx
The Cary theater is showing movies at 2 p.m. on select Thursdays in June and July as part of its Summer Series for Seniors. The film “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict” will screen on Thursday, June 23. The event features special discounted tickets for seniors. Cost: $5; $4 for seniors. For more information, go to thecarytheater.com/special-series.
Pizza and a movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center will show a family-friendly movie at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at the center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Cost: $5; $2 for ages 2 and younger. Pizza, bottled water, fruit and dessert is included. For more information: 919-249-1120, bit.ly/28fImeQ.
Movies by Moonlight
The Movies by Moonlight film series will show “Labyrinth,” rated PG, at 8:30 p.m. (dusk) Thursday, June 23, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Cost is $5; children 12 and under are admitted free.
Gates open at 7 p.m. Special children’s activities will be featured. Bring a blanket or chair. No pets. Picnics are allowed, including beer and wine. A portion of proceeds will benefit WakeMed Children’s Hospital. 919-462-2025, bit.ly/1TTOVKl.
Starlight Concert Series
The Starlight Concert Series presents a Celebration of Bluegrass music at 6 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Free. Food and lawn chairs are permitted. No alcoholic beverages or pets.
Other scheduled concerts, all at 7 p.m., are: July 8, Lounge Doctors; July 22, Polka Night with the Polka Plus Band (rescheduled); July 29, Jamrock.
For information: 919-460-4963, bit.ly/1iPPWjS.
Summer at the Springs
Holly Springs’ Summer at the Springs free outdoor concert series hosts MikeMickXer from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, June 24, on the lawn of the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Bring chairs or a blanket. Food trucks will be on site. hollyspringsnc.us
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
▪ 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.
Music in the park
The group Tellico performs from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Apex Nature Park, 2600 Evans Road, as part of the Apex Movie and Movies in the Park Series. Free. Bring lawn chairs. Picnics allowed; no pets or alcohol. The event begins at 6 p.m. For information: bit.ly/24h0m3r.
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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