Arts Notes: July 2

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The Holly Springs Community Theater will host auditions for “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” by John Patrick from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, July 7, and Tuesday, July 8, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Auditions include readings from the script and a comedic monologue that’s two minutes or shorter prepared by the actor. For details, contact director Dan Barth at 919-561-1906 or

Holly Springs Arts Council

The Holly Springs Arts Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 7, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. For details, go to

Raizin’ a Ruckus Country Music Series

Cary will host country music concerts from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays from July 9 through 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.

Here’s the schedule of concerts:

• Wednesday, July 9: Southbound 85.
• Wednesday, July 16: Johnny Orr Band.
• Wednesday, July 23: Amanda Daughtry.
• Wednesday, July 30: The Johnny Folsom 4 and the Canady Thomas Band.

For details and tickets, go to For Ruckus Pizza locations, go to

Charles Walker reception

The Umstead Hotel and Spa will host a reception for paintings by Charles Walker from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary. Walker’s paintings will be on display from Tuesday, July 1, through Tuesday, Sept. 30. For details, go to

‘Making Ripples’

Sonia Kane’s art exhibition, “Making Ripples... Impacting Lives Through the Art of Clean Water,” will be on display from Tuesday, July 1, through Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Bond Park Community Center, 150 Metro Park Drive, Cary. A reception will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 11.

‘Pop! Fuquay-Varina Downtown’

The Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association and Open Art Society will accept proposals from artists, collectives and creative groups for “Pop! Fuquay-Varina Downtown,” a series of art installations in storefront windows from September through November. A question-and-answer session and tour of possible sites will be at 7 p.m. Friday, July 11, at Stars Theater, 123 E. Vance St. Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. For details, go to

Starlight Concert Series

The Page-Walker Arts & History Center will host free concerts at 7 p.m. Fridays at 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Food and lawn chairs are allowed, but pets and alcohol are not. For details, go to

Here’s the schedule:

• Friday, July 11: Barrowburn.
• Friday, July 25: Jamrock.

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, July 11: “The Lego Movie.”
• Friday, July 18: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
• Friday, July 25: “Now You See Me.”
• Friday, Aug. 8: “Despicable Me 2.”
• Saturday, Aug. 9: “Captain Phillips.”

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. For details, call 919-469-4069 or go to

Here’s the upcoming schedule:

• 6 p.m. Saturday, July 12: Mountain Birch Duo.
• 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9: Boo Hanks and Lightnin’ Wells.

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. The last concert in the series will be Craicdown on Saturday, July 12. For details, call 919-469-4061 or go to

Summer auction

Bidding will be open in the Cary Gallery of Artists’ summer auction from Friday, July 18, 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.

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition reception

Cary Visual Art’s opening night reception for the Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 18, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets cost $40. For details, go to To reserve a ticket, email

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. The last concert in the series will be Beach Night with Peak City Sound on Friday, July 18. For details, go to

Jonathan Byrd concert

Jonathan Byrd will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Apex Nature Park, 2600 Evans Road. The free outdoor concert is presented by The Halle Cultural Arts Center.

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

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.

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