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.
Comedian Dean Napolitano performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors. thecarytheater.com.
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‘Meet the Patels’ and ‘Life’
The Cary theater will screen “Meet the Patels” at 2 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, at 122 E. Chatham St. “Life” will be shown at 7 p.m. that Saturday and again at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27. Tickets for each movie cost $5. thecarytheater.com.
Raleigh Ringers auditions
The Raleigh Ringers, a handbell ensemble based in Raleigh, will hold auditions in early January. For details or to sign up for an appointment, contact David Harris: 919-847-7574, firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Two Minds, One Artist’
Constance Pappalardo’s exhibition “Two Minds, One Artist” begins Friday, Jan. 1, at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary.
January movies at The Cary
The Cary theater shows movies for $5 each at 122 E. Chatham St. All movies are $5 each. thecarytheater.com.
▪ “He Named Me Malala” at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1.
▪ “Labyrinth of Lies” is at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1; at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2; and at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7.
▪ “The Look of Silence” at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2.
▪ “Match” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3; 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7; and 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14.
▪ “A Ballerina’s Tale” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14.
▪ “Selma, Lord, Selma” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16.
▪ “Selma” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17.
Chinese lantern festival
The North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival 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.
Submissions are open for the 8th Annual Nazim Hikmet Poetry Competition through Monday, Jan. 4. The submission fee is $10 for three poems. Winners will receive $100 and read their poems at the 8th Annual Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival on April 10 in Cary. nazimhikmetpoetryfestival.org.
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.
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.
“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.
‘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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