Plays, artwork, films, comedy and live music in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
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. The event will feature award announcements, live performances and refreshments. The exhibit runs through June 15, 2017. For more information and to buy reception tickets: bit.ly/1Npztbq. For more about featured sculptors and their works, go to bit.ly/1TuzGat. caryvisualart.org
The exhibit, “The Photography of Gordon Munro,” is on display at the Cary Visual Art gallery in The Cary News office on the second floor of The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Munro has spent much of his career shooting photos for magazines, including Time, Interview, Vogue and Bazaar. He is known for his fashion photography, studio work and celebrity portraiture. The exhibit runs through Friday, Aug. 26. A reception is 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 29, during the Final Friday art walk.
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.
Learn about art classes and art opportunities in Apex from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, July 18, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd's Vineyard Drive, Apex.
In Cary, learn about art classes and workshop opportunities at the Cary Arts Center from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To sign up, go to bit.ly/1Ue9fFk.
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.
Frame by Frame
The Frame by Frame ’70s Summer School concludes its current cinema study series with the movie “Manhattan” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, 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. Cost: $10. thecarytheater.com, 919-462-2021
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 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
Movies by Moonlight
The Movies by Moonlight film series will show “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” rated PG-13, at 8:30 p.m. (dusk) Thursday, July 21, 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.
Summer at the Springs
Holly Springs’ Summer at the Springs free outdoor concert series hosts the 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
Six String Presents
Concerts in the Six String Presents series are at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., unless otherwise noted. Ticket prices start at $20. sixstringpresents.com
▪ Eliot Bronson, Jason Harrod, Kollin Baer: 8 p.m. Friday, July 22.
▪ The Honeycutters: 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20.
▪ The Claire Lynch Trio: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
▪ Celebration of North Carolina Songwriters: 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23.
▪ Pierce Pettis, Tom Prasada-Rao: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21.
▪ Richard Leigh: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.
▪ Pre-Thanksgiving Benefit Jam: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11.
▪ Jonathan Byrd, Corin Raymond: 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.
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. No tickets or reservations required. Movies scheduled are “Tarzan,” July 25; “Inside Out,” July 26; “TinkerBell,” July 27; “Monsters University,” July 28; and “Meet Stuart, Kevin & Bob,” July 29.
For movie titles, call 919-249-1120.
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. The series concludes with a screening of the film “Aladdin” at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 26. Cost $1. Recommended for ages 3-7. For more information, go to bit.ly/28Jn6Jw.
‘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
Movie in the park
The Apex Music and Movies in the Park Series will screen a family-friendly movie at dusk Saturday, July 30, 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.
Chinese Lantern Festival
Tickets go on sale at noon Monday, Aug. 1, for the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival. The festival is returning to Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. The seven-week event runs Nov. 25 to Jan. 15. More than 20 new displays will be featured. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 3-17 and free for children ages 2 and younger. 800-514-3849, boothamphitheatre.com
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.
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” will be shown Aug. 12. Bring a chair and snacks. Other upcoming films: Aug. 12, “Inside Out;” and Sept. 9, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
‘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.
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.
The exhibits “The Sky is Falling” by Jenn Hales, “A Winter Day, a Summer Morning” by Joe Lipka and “Bibelot” run through Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.
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.
Pickin’ in the Pines
The Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass Series kicks off with a concert by the Grass Cats at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Picnics and pets on leashes allowed; no alcohol. Variety of food and beverage vendors will be on site. Bring lawn chairs. Free parking on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets: $5 for adults; free for children 12 and under. Ticket packages for all five series concerts are available for $20. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to bit.ly/29BlvCN.
Other concerts in the series, all on Wednesday, are:
▪ Sept. 7: Swift Creek
▪ Sept. 21: The Johnny Folsom 4 & Patsy Cline Tribute
▪ Sept. 28: The Garrett Newton Band with the String Peddlers
▪ Oct. 5: Acoustic Manner
‘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.
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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