Plays, artwork, films, comedy and live music in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville, plus what’s on stage at Booth Amphitheatre.
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.
Morning movie week
A week-long series of free family-friendly films runs Monday, Aug. 15, to Friday, Aug. 19, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. All films start at 10 a.m.; doors open at 9:30 a.m. No tickets or reservations required. Bring snacks and a blanket. Call for movie titles: 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 August. The series continues with a screening of the film “Mr. Bug Goes to Town” at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. Cost $1. Recommended for ages 3-7. “Horton Hears a Who” is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 30. For more information, go to bit.ly/28Jn6Jw.
Musicians with the North Carolina Symphony present a Music Discovery program from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. The musicians will read from a children’s book and provide an interactive demonstration of orchestra instruments. Free. Recommended for ages 3-5.
In Cary, the program will be presented from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive. No registration required at either library. bit.ly/1Us9hOQ, bit.ly/1TGAywa
‘The Green Mermaid’
The Carolina Puppet Theatre presents “The Green Mermaid” at 11 a.m. 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.
The Cary theater continues its Summer Series for Seniors with a screening of the independent film “The Hunt for the Wilderpeople” at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. The event features special discounted tickets for seniors. Cost: $5; $4 for seniors. The next movie in the series is “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You” on Thursday, Sept. 1. For more information, go to thecarytheater.com/special-series. 919-462-2055
Pizza and a movie
The Halle Cultural Arts Center shows a family-friendly movie at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 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.
The acclaimed film “The Maltese Falcon” screens at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, as part of a series of classic movies at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. The movie “Kiss Me Deadly’’ shows at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. Cost: $5 per film. 919-462-2055, thecarytheater.com
‘The Princess Talks’
The Actors Comedy and the Town of Cary present “The Princess Talks” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, to Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. The performance features a series of comedy monologues, lectures and skits. For more information: 919-462-2055 or bit.ly/2ab0WjC.
Traditional dance caller Connie Carringer will teach dances for all ages from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 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
Movies by Moonlight
The Movies by Moonlight film series concludes its summer program with a screening of the film “Chef,” rated R, at 8:30 p.m. (dusk) Friday, Aug. 19, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Cost is $5; children 12 and under are admitted free.
Gates open at 7 p.m. 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.
The exhibit “Parsley, Sage and Time” by Andria Linn runs through Aug. 19 at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place. 919-469-4081
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
▪ 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.
The Cary Gallery of Artists hosts “Garden’s Bounty,” featuring paintings by Elda Hiser, jewelry by Monica Hunter and ceramics by Susan Luster, at the gallery, 200 S. Academy St., Suite 120. The exhibit runs through Aug. 20. carygalleryofartists.org
Village Art Circle
The Village Art Circle Gallery, 200 S Academy S., Suite 130, hosts the exhibit “From Afar,” featuring works by Kimberly Alvis and JJ Jiang through Aug. 20. 919-210-0398, villageartcircle.com
Monday Morning Movies
“Ratatouille,” rated G, screens at 10 a.m. Aug. 22 at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Free. “Richie Rich,” rated PG, will be shown on Aug. 29. For more information, call 919-567-4000.
Cary Town Band
The Cary Town Band performs “Sister Cities in Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Free. The Markham Concert Band, from Cary’s Sister City of Markham, Ontario, Canada, will perform with the Cary band. carytownband.org
The new Friday Flicks on the Field series screens free movies at 8:30 p.m. on select Fridays beginning Aug. 26 at Salamanders Stadium at North Main Athletic Complex, 1151 N. Main St., Holly Springs. Seating will be in the stands; no outside food or alcohol. Food and drink vendors will be on site. Gates open at 7 p.m. Pre-movie activities benefit area nonprofits.
Movies scheduled are: “ET,” Aug. 26; “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” Sept. 9; “Back to the Future,” Sept. 16; “Hocus Pocus,” Oct. 14. For more information, go to bit.ly/2anSYBb.
The exhibit, “The Photography of Gordon Munro,” is on display through Aug. 26 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 and is known for his fashion photography, studio work and celebrity portraiture. The gallery is open from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, noon to 8 p.m. Fridays and by appointment. For more information, call 919-531-2821 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. caryvisualart.org
The 40th annual Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival has expanded to two days of artwork, crafts, food and drink vendors, entertainment and more Aug. 27-28 on the Town Hall Campus in downtown Cary. On Saturday, Aug. 27, the festival is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Sunday, Aug. 28, it runs from 12:30-5 p.m. 919-319-4560
Music in the park
The Apex Music and Movies in the Park Series presents a concert by North Carolina singer-songwriter David Childers at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Apex Nature Park, 2600 Evans Road. Free. Bring lawn chairs. Picnics allowed; no pets or alcohol. The event begins at 6 p.m. For more information: bit.ly/24h0m3r.
Wind Down Wednesdays
The Embers perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Waverly Place shopping center, 575 New Waverly Place, Cary. Rescheduled from June. Free. Lawn chairs and well-behaved dogs are welcome. Outside alcohol, glass containers and coolers are prohibited. For more information, go to bit.ly/1TKrq9V.
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.
Cary artist featured
Works by Cary oil painter Angela Tommaso Hellman are featured throughout August at the Village Gallery in Oriental.
Movies at Bradford
The Summer Movies on the Green series concludes its season with a free screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at 8:30 p.m. (dusk) Friday, Sept. 9, outside the Bradford Apartments, 21035 Bradford Green Square, Cary. Bring a chair and snacks.
A nature photography exhibit and the “DEER DEAR Series” exhibit run through through Friday, Sept. 9, at The Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. The exhibits feature works by Michael Ligett, Trish Klenow, The Image Salon and Michelle Davis Petelinz. thehalle.org
Music in the park
The Apex Music and Movies in the Park Series presents a concert by the Old Ceremony of Chapel Hill at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Apex Nature Park, 2600 Evans Road. Free. Bring lawn chairs. Picnics allowed; no pets or alcohol. The event begins at 6 p.m. For more information: bit.ly/24h0m3r.
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 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
Cary Town Band
The Cary Town Band performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. With a full moon that night, the band plans to perform a concert of “moonstruck music.” Free. Food permitted; no alcohol. Friendly dogs on leashes welcome. For more information, call 919-469-4061 or visit bit.ly/1fEabFy.
Exhibit on prints
“Printocracy,” an exhibit of prints by the Printmakers of North Carolina, runs through Sept. 16 at the Cary Town Hall Gallery, 316 N. Academy St.
Dragon Boat Festival
The third annual Dragon Boat Festival is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre and Symphony Lake, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Free. The event will feature boat races, performances and food vendors. For more information, go to bit.ly/29vFBeQ.
Cary Arts Center
The exhibits “Resilience: The Divine Power of Black & White” by Julie Niskanen Skolozynski and “The Common Wall: PoNC” run through Sept. 18 at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
Herb Young center
“Afghanistan: A Country A People - Through the Eyes of the Men and Women of the U.S. Military (Part II)” runs through Sept. 19 at the Herb Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary.
The Cary Players Community Theatre opens its 2016-17 season with a production of the musical “Oklahoma!” Sept. 30-Oct. 9 at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
Other performances in the season lineup are: “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” Dec. 1-5; “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged/Revised),” Feb. 17-26; and “The Mousetrap,” March 31-April 9.
Tickets are on sale. Season tickets are $66 for adults and $58 for seniors and students. Advance individual show tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors and students. Special discounts for groups of 10 or more. For more information about the shows, auditions and to purchase tickets, go to caryplayers.org.
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
Chinese Lantern Festival
Tickets are on sale for the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival, which is returning in November 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, bit.ly/1YgQHJ9, boothamphitheatre.com
Cary Visual Art’s ninth annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is on display throughout town through June 15, 2017. For more about the featured sculptors and their works, go to bit.ly/1TuzGat. caryvisualart.org
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