Southwest Wake: Community

July 4, 2014

Arts Notes: July 6

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

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.

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.

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

Here’s the schedule of concerts:

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

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

The final concert of Cary’s Seven O’Clock Rock Series will feature Beach Night with Peak City Sound on Friday, July 18, on the corner of Academy and Chatham streets downtown. Free dance lessons start at 7 p.m., and the free concert start at 7:30 p.m. For details, go to

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

The MONSTER Initiative

Black Irish will host The MONSTER Initiative, a workshop and photo shoot for dancers, from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Registration costs $35 at For details, go to


Black Irish, a dance troupe, will present “NOISE” at 7 p.m. Friday, July 25, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 26, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St. Tickets cost $20 to $30 at or the Cary Arts Center box office. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 101 Dry Ave., Cary.

Art receptions

• The Cary Arts Center will host a reception for the Watercolor Society of North Carolina and the center’s faculty exhibition from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 25, at 101 Dry Ave.
• Cary’s Town Hall gallery will host a reception for “Full Spectrum: Art in Colored Pencil” from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 25, at 316 N. Academy St.
• The Herbert C. Young Community Center will host a reception for artwork by Mohammed Benchi from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 25, at 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary.

Doug Largent Trio

The Doug Largent Trio will perform in a free concert from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Bring a lawn chair and picnic. Do not bring alcohol. 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. The last concert in the series will be Jamrock on Friday, July 25. Food and lawn chairs are allowed, but pets and alcohol are not. For details, go to

Holly Springs Community Band

The Holly Springs Community Band will perform at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Holly Springs Farmers Market in downtown Holly Springs.

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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