Call for artists
Artistic Expressions Gallery in Fuquay-Varina is seeking new members. The gallery is at 118 Raleigh St. The gallery will accept a limited number of admissions in a juried selection process. artisticexpressionsfv.com.
Chinese lantern festival
The North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival begins Saturday, Nov. 28, and runs through Sunday, Jan. 3, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets are $20 for ages 18 and older, $12 for ages 3-17 and free for ages 2 and younger. A pack of four costs $50. boothamphitheatre.com.
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Dan Rice and Donna Schultz’s exhibition of paintings, “Celebrating Color - Nuanced and Bold,” will be on display in the Cary Gallery of Artists from Friday, Nov. 27, through Thursday, Dec. 31, at 200 S. Academy St., suite 120. A First Friday reception with the artists is 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4.
‘F for Fake’
The Cary screens “F for Fake” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, at 122 E. Chatham St. Tickets are $5. thecarytheater.com.
‘Dashing Through the Snow’
The Cary Players presents the comedic play Thursday, Dec. 3, through Monday, Dec. 7, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. The play is about the Snowflake Inn and an innkeeper dealing with some challenging guests. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 4 and 7; 8 p.m. on Dec 5; and at 3 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors and students. caryplayers.org.
The Fine Arts League of Cary’s 2015 Annual Member Exhibition and “Functional Art Pottery” by Kenneth Neilsen open with receptions from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. The Fine Arts League of Cary exhibition is in the first and second floor galleries and Neilsen’s pottery is in the lobby display case.
The Cary Community Choir’s 45th annual presentation of Handel’s “Messiah” is at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church, 200 West High Drive, Cary. Admission is free. carycommunitychoir.org.
Really Terrible Orchestra of the Triangle
The Really Terrible Orchestra of the Triangle plays “Seasons in Time” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $9 at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St.; online at etix.com; or an hour before the performance at the Cary Arts Center. rtoot.org.
Songs of the Season
The General Assembly Chorus, a 40-man a cappella group, presents its annual holiday show at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. The concert features the General Assembly chorus and quartets with Downtown Sound, Harmony Grits and the Heart of Carolina Chorus. Tickets are $15 for adult reserved seats and $10 for students 17 and younger. They can be bought at the Cary Arts Center, Etix or from chorus members. generalassemblychorus.org.
The Raleigh Boychoir Performing Choir and Young Men’s Ensemble perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Tickets are $16, available in advance at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St., by phone at 1-800-514-3849 or online at etix.com.
Celtic Christmas Concert
The Celtic Christmas Concert with the Jennifer Licko Band and Patrick Mangan of Riverdance is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $24 for adults and $22 for seniors and ages 12 and younger. jenniferlicko.com, thecarytheater.com.
The Holly Springs Cultural Center’s Discovery Series of performances is at 7:30 p.m. one Friday each month this fall through spring at 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $5.
Classical Christmas music with Oak City Brass will be on Dec. 18. “Wire Boy” will be on Jan. 22. The Holly Springs Professional Showcase will be Feb. 12. “Place Match: The City Doctor’s Guide to Finding Where You Belong” with Dr. Katherine Loflin will be March 11.
“Winterfest ’15” with the Cary Town Band is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at the Cary Senior Center Ballroom at Bond Park, 120 Maury Odell Place. The band plays music for Christmas, Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice and the New Year.
The Campaneria Ballet Company in Cary will present “International Repertory and Journey to the Nutcracker Suite,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, and Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $16. This is the first Nutcracker performance from the school, which professional dancer Miguel Campaneria opened this year. 919-462-2055, campaneriaballetschool.com.
Aviation Art Contest
The N.C. Department of Transportation is accepting entries from ages 6-17 through Jan. 22 for the Aviation Art Contest. This year’s theme is “Air Sports in Harmony with Nature.” bit.ly/1HzqmBX.
‘For All the Seasons’
The Cary Town Band’s concert “For All the Seasons” is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Admission is free.
The Cary Gallery of Artists’ eight annual Small Treasures Juried Exhibit runs from March 25 through April 23. Entries and fees are due by 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 4. carygalleryofartists.org.
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