The Halle Cultural Arts Center will host a performance of the play “Plaza Suite” 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.
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.
‘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.
‘The Screen Scene’
The Route 55 Jazz Orchestra will present “The Screen Scene” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For details and tickets, go to www.hollyspringsnc.us.
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.
Carolina Puppet Theatre
The Carolina Puppet Theatre will present “The Gingerbread Man” from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, May 20, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $5. For details and tickets, go to www.hollyspringsnc.us.
Reception for Gen Bowman and Sheron Jamel
A reception for the artwork of Gen Bowman and Sheron Jamel will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 23, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Their art will be on display at the cultural center through Thursday, May 29.
‘An Evening with Jean Shepherd’
The Holly Springs Reader’s Theater Troupe will present “An Evening with Jean Shepherd,” a staging of two of Shepherd’s short stories, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, and Saturday, May 24, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Admission is free. To make a reservation, go to www.etix.com.
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.
Frankie Yankovic Day
The Polka Plus band will perform in the 19th annual Frankie Yancovic Day musical tribute at 7 p.m. Friday, May 23, at the Downtown Performance Green on the corner of Academy Street and Kildaire Farm Road in Cary. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.
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, May 23: “Gravity”
• Thursday, June 5: “Caddyshack”
Cary Photographic Artists exhibit
Artwork by the Cary Photographic Artists will be on display from Friday, May 23, 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.
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.
Hob Nob Jazz Series
The third year of the Hob Nob Jazz Series continues through Wednesday, June 11. Performances will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary.
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.
Here’s the schedule:• May 28: Marcus Anderson.
• June 4: Stephen Anderson.
• June 11: Boneslinger.
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.
Cary’s Sertoma Series of free concerts will run through early August. Concerts are at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road.
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.
Here’s the upcoming schedule:• 7 p.m. Friday, May 30: Triangle Brass Band.
• 7 p.m. Saturday, June 7: Old North State Brass.
• 7 p.m. Friday, June 13: Triangle Wind Ensemble’s “Pops in the Park.”
Latino Arts Festival
The fifth annual Apex Latino Arts Festival will be from 3-9 p.m. Saturday, May 31, in downtown Apex. There will be food, live music, dance groups and an arts and crafts bazaar. For details, go to www.apexlatinofest.com.
The North Carolina Symphony, Music Director Grant Llewellyn, the North Carolina Master Chorale and Capital City Girls Choir will perform “Carmina Burana” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Lawn tickets cost $30 in advance or $32 the day of the show. Table tickets cost $32 in advance or $34 the day of the show. For details and tickets, go to www.boothamphitheatre.com.
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.
For details, go to www.townofcary.org. Here’s the concert schedule:• 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
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.