Southwest Wake: Community

July 29, 2014

Arts Notes: July 30

Local arts events, including concerts, shows and art classes.

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

Pierce Pettis and Chuck Brodsky

Pierce Pettis and Chuck Brodsky will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St., Cary. Tickets cost $15 the day of the show, in advance at the Cary Arts Center front desk at 101 Dry Ave., or at

‘Wait Until Dark’ auditions

Cary Players will hold auditions for six men, one woman and one girl for “Wait Until Dark” at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, and Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Bring a recent photo and prepare a one- to two-minute dramatic monologue. For details and forms, go to

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

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


Artistic Expressions Gallery will host a reception for Ken McNeill, who won the 2014 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Catalog Cover Art Competition, from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at 118 Raleigh St., Fuquay-Varina. For details, go to


The Holly Springs Cultural Center will host a reception for artwork by Dina Jacobs from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at 300 W. Ballentine St. Jacobs’ art will be on display through Friday, Aug. 29.

Gordon Munro Fine Art Gallery

The grand opening of the Gordon Monro Fine Art Gallery will be from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at 952 High House Road, Cary. The opening will feature “Art of Abstraction,” an exhibition of artwork by Dan Campbell.

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

Here’s the upcoming schedule of movies:

• Friday, Aug. 8: “Despicable Me 2.”
• Saturday, Aug. 9: “Captain Phillips.”

Sertoma Series

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

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

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.

Art reception

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.

Lazy Daze

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

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