Plays, artwork, comedy and live music in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
Modest Mouse and Brand New
Brand New and Modest Mouse perform 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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Exhibits opening Thursday, July 7, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center are “The Sky is Falling” by Jenn Hales, “A Winter Day, a Summer Morning” by Joe Lipka and “Bibelot.” An artists reception is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 29, at the center, 119 Ambassador Loop. The exhibits run through Saturday, Aug. 13.
Beach music at Summerfest
The North Carolina Symphony closes its annual Summerfest series with a beach music celebration beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Beach music legend Jackie Gore performs along with North Tower Band. The symphony will not perform.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Picnics, wine and beer, chairs and blankets are allowed. 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
Six String Presents
The Return of the Three Davids. David Holt, David Wilcox and David LaMotte perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Ticket prices start at $20. sixstringpresents.com
Children’s film series
Bring the kids to Film Day - Fun Day, The Cary theater’s special morning film showings on select Tuesdays in July. All films begin at 10 a.m. and cost $1. The series continues with a showing of “Best of the Fest: Kid Flix 1” on July 12. Recommended for ages 3-7. For more information, go to bit.ly/28Jn6Jw.
Frame by Frame
The Frame by Frame ’70s Summer School cinema study series continues with the movie “The Discrete Charm of the Bourgeoisie” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 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. thecarytheater.com, 919-462-2021
Pizza and a movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center will show a family-friendly movie at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Cost: $5; $2 for ages 2 and younger. Pizza, bottled water, fruit and a cookie are included. For more information: 919-249-1120, thehalle.org.
An opening reception for Cary Visual Art’s ninth annual 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. Performances and refreshments also will be featured. For more information and to buy tickets: bit.ly/1Npztbq. For more about featured sculptors and their works, go to bit.ly/1TuzGat.
Traditional dance caller Connie Carringer will teach dances for all ages from 7-9 p.m. Friday, July 15 at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Live, old-time string band music will be provided by local musicians for the dances, which will feature Square, Circle, Appalachian and other traditional styles. No experience or partner required. Cost: $5 per family or $2 per person at the door. bit.ly/1TSQ4p0
The Cary theater presents Comedy Night featuring Hometown Hilarity by Larry Weaver at 8 p.m. Friday, July 15. Tickets range from $13-$15. For more information and to purchase tickets: bit.ly/1RkHIQZ.
Movies by Moonlight
The Movies by Moonlight film series will show “Pitch Perfect 2,” rated PG-13, at 8:30 p.m. (dusk) Friday, July 15, 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.
Movie in the park
The Apex Movie and Movies in the Park Series will screen a family-friendly movie at dusk Saturday, July 16, at Apex Nature Park, 2600 Evans Road. Call 919-249-1120 for the movie title. Free. Bring lawn chairs. Picnics allowed; no pets or alcohol. The event begins at 6 p.m. For more information: bit.ly/24h0m3r.
Flight of the Conchords
The Flight of the Conchords concert is 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
‘Three Little Fish’
The Carolina Puppet Theatre will present “Three Little Fish” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 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/25XT7A8.
The Cary theater is showing movies at 2 p.m. on select Thursdays as part of its Summer Series for Seniors. The next film in the series, “17th Annual Animation Show of Shows,” will screen on Thursday, July 21. The event features special discounted tickets for seniors. Cost: $5; $4 for seniors. For more information, go to thecarytheater.com/special-series. 919-462-2055
Summer at the Springs
Holly Springs’ Summer at the Springs free outdoor concert series hosts the band GrassStreet Bluegrass Band from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, July 22, on the lawn of the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Bring chairs or a blanket. Food trucks and beer and wine concessions will be on site. hollyspringsnc.us
Starlight Concert Series
The Starlight Concert Series presents Polka Night with the Polka Plus Band at 7 p.m. Friday, July 22, at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Rescheduled due to weather. Free. Food and lawn chairs are permitted. No alcoholic beverages or pets. For more information: 919-460-4963, bit.ly/1iPPWjS.
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
An exhibit of works by students, teachers and staff at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place, runs through Friday, July 22. 919-469-4081
‘People and Places’
The exhibit “People and Places” by Meera Goyal runs through Friday, July 22, at Cary Town Hall, 316 N. Academy St. terway.com/meera.
Cary Arts Center
“Separation,” by artists Megan Bostic, Samantha Pell and Jan-Ru Wan, runs through Sunday, July 24, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. “Afghanistan: A Country A People Throught the Eyes of the Men and Women of the Military” also runs through July 24.
“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.
The Halle Cultural Arts Center hosts a week-long series of free family-friendly films at 10 a.m. Monday, July 25, through Friday, July 29, at the center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Bring snacks and a blanket. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. For movie titles, call 919-249-1120.
‘Reflections and Flow’
The Cary Gallery of Artists hosts “Summertime Good Times” by painters Anne Chellar and Marie Lawrence and wood artist Frank Penta at the gallery, 200 S. Academy St., Suite 120. The exhibit runs through July 26. carygalleryofartists.org
Exhibits at Halle
The exhibits “Storytelling Photography” and “Art of Nature” will be featured through Friday, July 29, at The Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. thehalle.org
Call for artists
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.
‘The Green Mermaid’
The Carolina Puppet Theatre will present “The Green Mermaid” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, and Tuesday, Aug. 16, 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/1TZWfYg.
‘Nature on Canvas’
The exhibit “Nature on Canvas” by Brian Moyer runs through Wed., Aug. 31, at Bond Park Community Center, 801 High House Road, Cary. An artist reception is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5.
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
Movies at Bradford
The Summer Movies on the Green series shows free films at 8:30 p.m. (dusk) the second Friday of the month through September outside the Bradford Apartments, 21035 Bradford Green Square, Cary. “Inside Out,” rated PG, will be shown Aug. 12. Bring a chair and snacks. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will be shown Sept. 9.
Charm City Junction
The acoustic roots group Charm City Junction performs at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. Free. Food permitted; no alcohol. Friendly dogs on leashes welcome. For more information, call 919-469-4061 or visit bit.ly/1fEabFy.
ZZ Top, Gov’t Mule
ZZ Top and Gov’t Mule performs 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 performs 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 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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