Bidding in the Cary Gallery of Artists’ summer auction is open through Friday, July 25. Bidding will close during the Final Friday celebration. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 200 S. Academy St., Cary.
Onyx & White Jazz Affair
The Halle Cultural Arts Center will host the Onyx & White Jazz Affair, featuring live music by saxophonist Darryl Donnell Murrill and A Step Above, at 8 p.m. Friday, July 25, at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Wear black and white clothes (no jeans). Tickets cost $15 at www.etix.com.
Black Irish, a dance troupe, will present “NOISE” at 7 p.m. Friday, July 25, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 26, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St. Tickets cost $20 to $30 at www.etix.com or the Cary Arts Center box office. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 101 Dry Ave., Cary.
Raizin’ a Ruckus Country Music Series
Cary will host the last country music concert in the series, featuring the Johnny Folsom 4 and the Canady Thomas Band, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets are $5 for teens and adults and free for ages 12 and younger. Ruckus Pizza restaurants in Cary, Morrisville and Raleigh will offer a limited number of free tickets. Ruckus Pizza and radio station B93.9 are sponsoring the concert series. For details and tickets, go to www.boothamphitheatre.com. For Ruckus Pizza locations, go to www.ruckuspizza.com.
Cary Photographic Artists exhibit
Artwork by the Cary Photographic Artists will be on display through Thursday, July 31, at WakeMed’s Raleigh Campus, 3000 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. For details, call Bobbi Hopp at 919-388-3395 or go to www.caryphotographicartists.org.
Carolina Puppet Theatre
The Carolina Puppet Theatre will present “The Green Mermaid” from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 5, and Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs. Tickets cost $5 at www.etix.com.
Art After Dark
Art After Dark events will be held throughout Fuquay-Varina from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. For details, go to www.fvartscouncil.org.
Movies by Moonlight
WakeMed Cary Hospital sponsors movie screenings at dusk, around 8:30 p.m., at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary.
Tickets are $3, free for kids younger than 12. A portion of proceeds will benefit the WakeMed Children’s Hospital. Picnics are allowed, but pets are not. Tickets are only available at the amphitheater box office from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. For details, call 919-462-2025 or go to www.boothamphitheatre.com.
Here’s the upcoming schedule of movies:
• Friday, Aug. 8: “Despicable Me 2.”
• Saturday, Aug. 9: “Captain Phillips.”
Boo Hanks and Lightnin’ Wells will present the final performance in this year’s Sertoma Series at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. Bring a picnic and chairs or blankets. For details, call 919-469-4069 or go to www.townofcary.org.
Scratchboard art exhibition
The International Society of Scratchboard Artists and the town of Cary will host an international show of scratchboard art through Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop. For information about the International Society of Scratchboard Artists, go to www.scratchboardsociety.com.
The gallery is also used for camps and classes this summer. To ensure that you can view the exhibition when you plan to visit, call 919-460-4963.
The Page-Walker Arts & History Center will host receptions for artwork by Sigrid Hice and Anne Atkinson from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.
Cary’s 38th annual Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, downtown. For details, go to www.townofcary.org.