Southwest Wake: Community

May 26, 2014

Arts Notes: May 28

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

‘Carmina Burana’

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

Kids’ pottery workshop

Lynne Fischer will lead pottery workshops for beginners, ages 8 and older, from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 1, and Sunday, June 8, at the Art Adventure Studio, 107 Spring Hollow Lane, Cary. Registration is required and costs $20 at Supplies are included in the fee. For details, call 919-233-1598.

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. The whole series costs $20. Admission is free for ages 12 and younger. Pets on leashes are allowed. For tickets, go to

Here’s the schedule:

• June 4: Stephen Anderson.
• June 11: Boneslinger.

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:

• Thursday, June 5: “Caddyshack”
• Thursday, June 12: “The Princess Bride.”

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 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

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. The first-place winner was Ryan Fox, second was Galina Stockstill and third was Tonia Gebhart. For more information, go to


Infinity Ballet will present “Wonderland” at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets cost $10 to $15 at For details, call 919-469-4069 or go to

Sertoma Series

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

Here’s the upcoming schedule:

• 7 p.m. Saturday, June 7: Old North State Brass.
• 7 p.m. Friday, June 13: Triangle Wind Ensemble’s “Pops in the Park.”
• 6 p.m. Saturday, June 14: South Carolina Broadcasters.

Downtown Performers Series

Cary will host free concerts at 7 p.m. at the Downtown Performance Green on the corner of Kildaire Farm Road and Academy Street. For details, call 919-469-4061 or go to Here’s the schedule of performers:

• Saturday, June 14: Steph Stewart and The Boyfriends.
• Saturday, July 12: Craicdown.

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


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