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Arts Notes: Sept. 25

Art classes at The Halle

The Halle Cultural Arts Center offers a variety of art classes this fall. For class descriptions, details and registration, go to

Art quilt exhibit

The Professional Art Quilters Alliance-South will present its annual exhibit, ARTQUILTS freezeframe, from Thursday, Sept. 26, to Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 111 Ambassador Loop, Cary. A reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. The exhibit features works by artists inspired by photography.

Floral run-and-drip painting class

Allen Montague will teach students 12 and older to use his run-and-drip painting technique from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Southern Charm Gift Boutique in Cary Towne Center, 1105 Walnut St., Cary. The class costs $50 with a $10 supply fee. Register at


The Cary Players will present “Nunsense” from Friday, Sept. 27, to Sunday, Sept. 29, and Friday, Oct. 4, to Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and students. For details, go to

Brass at Bond

Brass ensembles from throughout North Carolina will play a free concert at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, in Bond Park, 801 High House Road, Cary.

The Free Spirits Ensemble concert

The Free Spirits Ensemble of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra will play music by Canadian composer Elizabeth Raum in tribute to Cary’s sister city, Markham, Canada, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop. Canadian guitarist Ed Stephenson will perform. There will be a reception with Raum after the concert. For tickets, go to or visit the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.

Auditions for ‘A Christmas Story’

Cary Players Community Theatre Company will hold auditions for “A Christmas Story” by Jean Shepherd on Monday, Sept. 30, at the Page Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, and on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Auditions for ages 5 to 7 will be at 6:45 p.m.; kids 8 and up at 7:15 p.m.; and adults at 8:15 p.m. For details, go to

‘Of Sound Mind and Dead Body’

Koka Booth Amphitheatre will host a magician’s show that features a murder-mystery plot at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. Tickets, $50, are on sale at the venue, 8003 Regency Parkway in Cary, from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays or at For details, call 919-462-2025 or go to

Latin Night with Orquesta GarDel

Cary’s Seven O’Clock Rock series will feature Latin Night with a free dance lesson at 7 p.m. and a free concert by Orquesta GarDel at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the corner of Academy and Chatham streets in downtown Cary.