The Raleigh Symphony Orchestra’s Free Spirits Ensemble will present “It’s Spring” at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at The Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors at www.etix.com.
The Halle Cultural Arts Center will host performances of the play “Plaza Suite” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 11, at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for seniors at www.etix.com.
Marvelous Music series
Diane Shuur will present the last performance of the third Marvelous Music season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $26 for adults, $24 for seniors.
The Cary Arts Center will host Crafty Connection, a series of arts and crafts activities for ages 2-12, before the concert. Activities, schedules and prices are online. For details, go to bit.ly/1dq37tS.
Hob Nob Jazz Series
The third year of the Hob Nob Jazz Series continues through Wednesday, June 4. Performances will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Here’s the schedule:• May 14: Peter Lamb and The Wolves.
• May 28: Marcus Anderson.
• June 4: Stephen Anderson.
Tickets for individual shows cost $5 and the whole series costs $20. Admission is free for ages 12 and younger. Pets on leashes are allowed. For tickets, go to www.etix.com.
LIVE in The District Music Series
Park West Village hosts the LIVE in The District Music Series from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through May 15. Concerts are in front of Stone Theatres – Park West 14, 3400 Village Market Place, Morrisville. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Here’s the lineup:• Thursday, May 8: Black Heart Kings
• Thursday, May 15: The Dickens
For details, go to www.parkwestvillage.net.
Cary’s Sertoma Series of free concerts will run through early August. Concerts are at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road. Here’s the upcoming schedule:
• 6 p.m. Saturday, May 17: VocalMotion and Audio Kudzu.
• 7 p.m. Friday, May 30: Triangle Brass Band.
Bring a picnic and chairs or blankets. Alcohol is not allowed, and pets must be kept on leashes. For details, call 919-469-4069 or go to www.townofcary.org.
The Cary Arts Center will host performances of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at 101 Dry Ave. Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 14. Tickets bought early cost $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors and $5 for ages 5 and younger at the Cary Arts Center Box Office or www.etix.com. All tickets at the door cost $10.
Seven O’Clock Rock Series
Cary’s third annual Seven O’Clock Rock series continues through Friday, July 18, on the corner of Academy and Chatham streets downtown. Free dance lessons start at 7 p.m., and free concerts start at 7:30 p.m. Here’s the concert schedule:• Friday, May 16: ’50s-’70s Night with The Fabulous Daddy-Os
• Friday, June 6: Latin Night with Orquesta Internacional La Clave
• Friday, June 20: Swing Night wit the Tar River Swing Band
• Friday, July 18: Beach Night with Peak City Sound
For details, go to www.townofcary.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. Here’s the schedule of movies:• Friday, May 16: “Frozen”
• Friday, May 23: “Gravity”
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.
‘Opera in the Pines’
The N.C. Opera Orchestra and featured singers will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets cost $25-$37, free for kids under 14, at www.boothamphitheatre.com.
Really Terrible Orchestra of the Triangle
The Really Terrible Orchestra of the Triangle will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 19, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets cost $9 at the Cary Arts Center box office or www.etix.com. For details, go to www.rtoot.org.
Granpaparazzi Photography Club
The Granpaparazzi Photography Club’s artwork will be on display through Friday, May 23, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place, Cary. For details, go to www.caryartloop.org.
Jim Ketch and the Triangle Wind Ensemble will play jazz music at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Lawn tickets cost $16 for adults, $13 for students, seniors and active military. Tickets are free for kids younger than 12. Table seats cost $26. For details and tickets, go to www.boothamphitheatre.com.
‘Feathers and Fur 2014’
“Feathers and Fur 2014,” an exhibit by Cary artist Bobbi Hopp, will be on display through Tuesday, May 27, at the Herbert C. Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary.
Turkish tile exhibition
The Turkish House will host an exhibition of Turkish tile artwork at 7 p.m. Friday, May 30, at 303 E. Durham Road, suite F, Cary.
Celebration of the Arts Festival
The 11th annual Celebration of the Arts Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, in downtown Fuquay-Varina. For details, go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com/events/celebration-of-the-arts.html.
En Plein Air auction
A public auction of paintings from Fuquay-Varina’s third annual En Plein Air Paint-Off will be from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, on Vance Street. The top three winners’ paintings will be enlarged and placed on brick walls in the town’s historic district and added to the public art program organized by Fuquay-Varina Downtown and sponsored by Bob Barker, Inc. For more information, go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.