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Arts Notes: Aug. 4

Art class in mixed media

Cary artist Grace Li Wang will teach a class from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 8, at Southern Charm in Cary Towne Center, 1105 Walnut St. Participants will learn about art composition, color and the use of oil- and water-based materials for drawing and painting.

The class costs $50, which includes supplies. Pre-registration is required. To register, email For details, go to

Outdoor sculpture reception

Cary Visual Art and the town of Cary will host a reception for a new outdoor sculpture exhibition from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. The exhibition of work by 12 artists will be displayed from Friday, Aug. 9, to June 20, 2014. Tickets for the reception are $40 at the event, at the Cary Arts Center, or at For more information, call 919-531-2821.

Depot Concert Series at The Halle

The Halle Cultural Arts Center kicked off the 2013 Depot Concert Series last month. The free outdoor concerts will continue through October in the parking lot of the Historic Train Depot at 220 N. Salem St. All shows begin at 7 p.m. Alcohol and pets are prohibited. Here’s the schedule:

•  Saturday, Aug. 17: Sweet Potato Pie.

•  Saturday, Sept. 14: Shine.

•  Friday, Oct. 11: Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line.

For details, go to

Swift Creek performance

Swift Creek will perform from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at “Pickin’ in the Pines” at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary.

Willie Nelson concert

Willie Nelson will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets are on sale at the venue from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays or at For details, call 919-462-2025 or go to

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly

Maze will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Advance lawn tickets are $44.50, reserved and table seat tickets are $54.50, and lawn tickets the day of the show are $54.50. For tickets, call 800-514-3849 or go to

Apex Jazz Festival

The Apex Downtown Business Association’s third annual Apex Jazz Festival will be on Saturday, Sept. 21, in downtown Apex. Artists will perform along Salem Street. Tickets are $10 and include entry to all participating venues. Sponsors and volunteers are needed for the festival.

For tickets or details about sponsoring or volunteering, go to