Cary News: Community

Arts Notes: Aug. 20


Koka Booth Amphitheatre will host a sing-along screening of “Grease” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. A four-pack of tickets costs $50. Tickets are $15 for teens and adults in advance or $20 the day of the show. Tickets are $7 for ages 5-12 in advance or $10 the day of the show. Admission is free for ages 4 and younger. For details and tickets, go to

‘A Bad Year for Tomatoes’

Holly Springs Community Theater will present “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, Friday, Aug. 29, and Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Admission costs $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.

‘The Colors of Awareness’

The Holly Springs Civitan Club’s Together on Center Stage program is looking for actors, dancers, singers and writers for “The Colors of Awareness, The Power of A Friend/The No Bully Zone.” The group is looking for experienced people, people with disabilities and people who have experienced bullying. The program will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Thursday, Sept. 4. Shows will be in October. Participation costs $40. For details or to sign up to participate or volunteer, contact Alan Rosen at 609-472-1260, or by Sunday, Aug. 31.

Cary Visual Art seeks photographers

Cary Visual Art is looking for entries for the Annual Art Ball on Nov. 1 at Prestonwood Country Club. Selected artwork will be displayed, sold and given as awards in the organization’s first juried photography competition and exhibition. Apply by Monday, Sept. 1. For details, go to

Follow Me 2 Fuquay-Varina concerts

Fuquay-Varina will host free concerts from 6-9 p.m. the third Thursday of each month on the corner of North Main and East Academy streets. Here’s the schedule:

Apex Jazz & Music Festival

The Apex Downtown Business Association will host the fourth annual Apex Jazz & Music Festival from 3:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in downtown Apex. Tickets cost $10 and will cover admission to all participating venues. For details and tickets, go to

Marvelous Music Mainstage Series

Cary’s Marvelous Music Mainstage Series will begin Saturday, Oct. 11, with a performance by the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, and continue through May. Five-concert package prices start at $100 Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Cary Arts Center box office at 101 Dry Ave. For details, call 1-800-514-3849 or go to