Young Cary Artists Scholarship Program
Cary Visual Art will accept applications for the Young Cary Artists Scholarship Program, offering $1,000 to up to eight award-winners, through midnight Friday, March 13. Applicants must be high school seniors who live in or attend school in Cary, and must have been accepted in a college or university’s visual art or design program. For details, go to caryvisualart.org.
Call for artists and crafters
The 12th annual Celebration of the Arts Festival’s organizers are accepting applications from artists and crafters for booth space. The festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 6, in downtown Fuquay-Varina. For details, go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.
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‘Legally Blonde’ auditions
The Cary Players will hold auditions March 2 and 3 for adult singers and actors to perform in “Legally Blonde.” Auditions begin at 7 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Bring sheet music for 16 bars of an upbeat show tune or song and a recent photo. For information and audition form, which should be brought to the audition, go to www.caryplayers.org. Volunteers also are needed. The play will be performed April 24-26 and May 1-3. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
• 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.
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.
German artist Alfred “Alex” Gockel, who designed the official U.S. Olympic team poster in 2006, will debut 10 new paintings and other limited edition works at Ashley’s Art Gallery, 701 N. Main St. Fuquay-Varina. A reception is Thursday, March 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. Gockel will create an original painting as he talks to guests. Some of his work will be sold with proceeds going to Fuquay-Varina’s downtown. Raleigh-based classical/nuevo flamenco guitarist Ed Stephenson will perform. Admission is free. The work will be on display through March 28. For details, call 919-552-7533 or go to www.ashleyart.com.
‘The Secret Garden’
Applause! Cary Youth Theatre will present “The Secret Garden” at 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.
‘The Velveteen Rabbit’
Raleigh Little Theater’s Youth Series presents “The Velveteen Rabbit,” directed by Cary resident Kathleen Rudolph. Rudolph is the associated education director with RLT. The production features actors ages 11 to 86, including Calvin Noble from Apex. Shows are March 6 to 22 in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. For tickets, go to www.raleighlittletheatre.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. Tickets cost $8. For details, go to www.townofcary.org.
Sherman Lee Dillon concert
Sherman Lee Dillon will perform Thursday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. at the Rock Harbor Grill, 121 N. Salem St., Apex. He will be joined by The Mississippi Sound Saturday, March 7, at 9 p.m. For details and ticket information, go to www.rockharborgrillapex.com or call 919-267-6452.
Classical Concert Series
The Halle Cultural Arts Center’s Classical Concert Series will feature “Viva La France” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $8 for ages 16 and younger at www.etix.com.
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.
Raleigh Little Theatre’s Storytellers To Go will present “Oh, Dear!” at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Admission is free.
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.” The show kicks off a concert series at the Halle. For details, go to www.thehalle.org.
The Kennedys and Danielle Miraglia
New York-based duo Pete and Maura Kennedy bring acoustic songwriting and pop to The Cary theater, Saturday, March 14, at 8 p.m. They’ll be joined by Danielle Maraglia. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for sduents and $10 for children 12 and under. Go to www.etix.com.
The Celtic Tenors will perform at the Cary Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, at 101 Dry Ave. The three-man vocal group from Ireland signs Celtic, operatic and popular songs. Tickets are $26 with discounts for seniors and groups of four. Go to www.etix.com.
‘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.