Call for artists
• Visual artists are invited to apply to exhibit in the six-month gallery at Apollo Medical Center in Cary. The deadline is March 5.
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• Sculpture artists are asked to submit entries for the nonprofit’s eighth annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, which displays works in downtown Cary. The deadline to enter is March 20. The exhibit will be on display from July 17, 2015, through June 17, 2016. Best in Show receives $3,000. The show is being judged by Clifford T. Chieffo, a Cary resident who founded the art and art history department at Georgetown University.
For details, go to caryvisualart.org.
‘The Best of Love Bits & Bites’
The Cary Players present a compilation of theatrical scenes about love at the Page-Walker Art & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. The last show will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22. Tickets cost $25, including dessert at intermission. For details, go to www.caryplayers.org.
‘The Secret Garden’
Applause! Cary Youth Theatre will present “The Secret Garden” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors and $5 for children 5 and younger at the Cary Arts Center box office or www.etix.com.
Call for artists
The Cary Gallery of Artists will accept entries for the seventh annual “Small Treasures” juried exhibit through Friday, March 6. The exhibit will be displayed from Thursday, March 26, through Saturday, April 18. The first place award is $250, second place is $150 and third place is $100. For details, go to www.carygalleryofartists.org.
Mr. Blue Shoes
A Mr. Blue Shoes concert, an interactive concert geared toward children, is at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. The concert covers the history of blues music through storytelling and song. Tickets cost $8. For details, go to www.townofcary.org.
En Plein Air Paint-Off
Fuquay-Varina’s fourth annual En Plein Air Paint-Off’s organizers are accepting applications from artists through Friday, March 13, for the paint-off on Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18. Artists must be high school aged or older, and online applications require three images of original work. For details, go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.
Cary Ballet Company will present “Coppélia” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for children, teenagers and seniors.
Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys
The Michigan roots ensemble will present a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. The band is touring in support of their new release, “Ionia.” For details, go to www.thehalle.org.
The Celtic Tenors will perform at the Cary Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, at 101 Dry Ave. Call 919-462-2055 for tickets.
‘Super Cooled Flow’ reception
A reception for the “Super Cooled Flow” series of glass sculptures by Jean Cheely will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.
‘World Music 4.0’
The Concert Singers of Cary Symphonic Choir, guitarist Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band will present the fourth installment of the “World Music” series of concerts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and free for students with ID. For details, go to concertsingers.org.
‘The Best is Yet to Come’
The Route 55 Jazz Orchestra will present “The Best is Yet to Come” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students at www.etix.com.
Route 55 Jazz Orchestra
Route 55 Jazz Orchestra will present “The Best is Yet to Come” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students at www.etix.com.