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Michigan roots ensemble Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys will perform at Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex, March 13. The band features Joshua Rilko, left, Mark Lavengood, Lindsay Lou Rilko and P. J. George.
Michigan roots ensemble Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys will perform at Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex, March 13. The band features Joshua Rilko, left, Mark Lavengood, Lindsay Lou Rilko and P. J. George. JOHN HANSON

Cary box office

Cary’s box office has moved from the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., to The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. The box office will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. A satellite box office will be open in the Cary Arts Center from 4-8 p.m. Mondays.

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.

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.

‘Coppélia’

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 at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at 122 E. Chatham St. They’ll be joined by Danielle Maraglia. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for children 12 and under at www.etix.com.

‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ auditions

Auditions for Cary’s Applause! Youth Theatre spring production of “The Phantom Tollbooth” will be from 5-9 p.m. Monday, March 16, and Tuesday, March 17, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Auditions are open to ages 8-18. Design team interviews from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at the Cary Arts Center are open to ages 10-18.

Experience is not required. Walk-ins will not be accepted. To schedule an audition or interview, email rachel.baranski@townofcary.org.

Celtic Tenors

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 sings Celtic, operatic and popular songs. Tickets are $26 with discounts for seniors and groups of four at www.etix.com.

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Cary Visual Art will accept entries for the annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition through Friday, March 20. Sculptures will be on display from July 2015 through June 2016.

Applicants must be 18 or older and live in the U.S. There is a $35 application fee for every two sculptures submitted; the $35 fee also applies to entry of a single sculpture. For details, go to caryvisualart.org.

‘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 continue through Sunday, March 22, in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. For tickets, go to www.raleighlittletheatre.org.

‘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.

Action painting

German artist Alfred “Alex” Gockel, who designed the official U.S. Olympic team poster in 2006, has 10 new paintings and other limited edition works on display at Ashley’s Art Gallery, 701 N. Main St. Fuquay-Varina, through March 28. For details, call 919-552-7533 or go to www.ashleyart.com.

African-American Literary Tea

Authors Cerece Rennie Murphy and Lynn Emery and book critic J. Pinkney will celebrate the written word at Kaleidoscope on Sunday, March 29, at 2 p.m. at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center. Admission is $10. Tickets are available through etix.com. For details, call 919-460-4963.

‘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.

Old Crow Medicine Show and Sturgill Simpson

A concert by Old Crow Medicine Show and Sturgill Simpson will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Lawn seating costs $35 in advance, $40 the day of the show, general admission costs $40 and reserved table seats cost $40 at boothamphitheatre.com.

‘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.

N.C. Symphony Summerfest Series

Tickets go on sale April 24 for the symphony’s summer series at Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. The season, which kicks off Saturday, May 23, will feature the symphony performing concerts in a variety of genres. Most concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. but gates open at 5:30 p.m. for picnics before the shows and a pre-concert Instrument Zoo. Ticket prices vary. Go to www.boothamphitheatre.com, www.ncsymphony.org, or call 919-462-2025. Tickets can be bought through www.etix.com. Children 12 and under are admitted free on the lawn.

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.

Celebration of the Arts Festival

The 12th annual Celebration of the Arts 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.

Alabama Shakes

Alabama Shakes will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Lawn tickets are $35 in advance, $40 the day of the show. General admission is $45, and reserved table seats are $45 at boothamphitheatre.com.

Jim Gaffigan

Comedian Jim Gaffigan will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Lawn tickets are $39.75, reserved seats are $59.75 and reserved table seats are $59.75 at boothamphitheatre.com.

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