Plays, artwork, comedy and live music in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
The FAD (film-art-dance) Festival, which showcases dance and movement-based short films, starts at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors. thecarytheater.com/event/fad-festival.
Six String Presents
Concerts in the Six String Presents series will be at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St., this spring. Ticket prices start at $20. sixstringpresents.com.
▪ Beth Wood and Mary Johnson Rockers and the Spark perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 9.
▪ Buddy Mondlock, Dana Cooper and Bill West perform at 8 p.m. Friday, April 29.
▪ Wyatt Easterling and Friends, featuring Wes Collins, perform at 8 p.m. Friday, May 6.
Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival
The festival starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. There will be poetry readings, speakers and a reception with the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Competition’s winners. nazimhikmetpoetryfestival.org.
‘Frame by Frame’
The Cary theater and The Modern School of Film’s “Frame by Frame” series of films and discussions will be at 7 p.m. every two weeks, continuing until Tuesday, April 26, at 122 E. Chatham St., Cary.
Series passes cost $50 ($45 for Cary Film Circle members). Individual classes are $10. thecarytheater.com.
‘Shrek the Musical’
Fuquay-Varina High School presents “Shrek the Musical” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, through Saturday, April 16, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at 201 Bengal Blvd.
Tickets are $10 at the door or online at bit.ly/22rIXX0.
‘En Plein Air’
▪ The ‘En Plein Air’ paint-off for adults along the streets of Fuquay-Varina will be from Friday, April 15, through Saturday, April 16.
An auction will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16, on Depot Street. The top three winners of the competition will have their work reproduced and displayed on brick walls in Fuquay-Varina’s historic districts.
▪ The Fuquay-Varina Arts Council’s “Kids En Plein Air” paint-off for ages 7-17 is 4-6 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Mineral Springs Park, 405 Springs Ave.
Participants, limited to the first 10 who register, will have two hours to set up, paint a scene of their choice and clean up their supplies. Canvas is provided and participation is free. FVartscouncil.org.
‘The Wizard of Oz’
The play, presented by The Cary Players, is at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, April 15-17 and 22-24, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
Tickets for the play in Cary’s Marvelous Music Family Series are $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors. An additional 3 p.m. Saturday, April 23, performance costs $10 for ages 12 and younger and $15 for ages 13 and older. caryplayers.org.
‘Whispers from the Past’
Photographer Scott Garlock will share stories and pictures from his recent book, “Whispers from the Past,” at a rescheduled event from March at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.
Call for artists
The Apex Arts Council is looking for artists to participate in the Artists for Animals Faire from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24, in the parking lot of the Apex Chamber of Commerce, 220 N. Salem St. Half of all proceeds will be donated to three animal rescues.
Tents and selling spaces cost $45. Registration is due Thursday, April 21. Planners are also looking for musicians, dancers and other performers. apexartscouncil.org/artists4animals.php.
Artwork from the Wake County Senior Games SilverArts Competition will be on display through Friday, April 22, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place.
The Cary Gallery of Artists’ eight annual Small Treasures Juried Exhibit continues until Saturday, April 23. carygalleryofartists.org.
En Plein Air: Paint the Town
Registration for Cary’s third annual competition is open until 5 p.m. Monday, April 25, online at townofcary.org or in person at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. The registration fee is $32.
The event will be on Saturday, May 7. If it rains, it will be on Saturday, May 14, instead. Artwork will be on display downtown from May through early June and sold at the Silent Arts Auction and Gala on Friday, June 10.
An exhibition by the Granpaparazzi Photography Club opens from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place.
A reception for “Musings,” fiber art by Katy Gallahoon, is 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 29, also at the Cary Senior Center.
The Professional Art Quilters Alliance - South members’ exhibition “ARTQUILTSvoice” is on display at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center from Wednesday, April 27, through Saturday, July 2, at 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.
A reception is 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 29.
Mixed media exhibition
Artwork by Cinc Hayes will be on display through April at the Bond Park Community Center, 801 High House Road, Cary.
Triangle Youth String Orchestra
The Triangle Youth String Orchestra plays at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. philharmonic-association.org.
The truTV Impractical Jokers “Where’s Larry?” Tour comes to Koka Booth Amphitheatre at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, at 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. VIP tickets are $155 and $255, reserved seats are $54.50 and lawn seating is $35.
Tickets are at Booth Amphitheatre, 800-514-3849 or boothamphitheatre.com.
Really Terrible Orchestra of the Triangle
The Really Terrible Orchestra of the Triangle’s concert “Dance, Dance, Dance” is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
Styx, Kansas and Don Felder
The concert will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary.
Tickets are on sale for $59.50. boothamphitheatre.com.
Chris Stapleton concert
Country singer Chris Stapleton, who won two Grammy Awards this year, performs at Koka Booth Amphitheatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, at 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Reserved seats and table seats cost $50 and lawn tickets are $43. boothamphitheatre.com.
A concert with the Cary Town Band will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.
Comedian Russell Peters performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Reserved seats are $45.50 and lawn seats are $35.50.
Tickets are available at Booth Amphitheatre or through Etix at 800-514-3849 or etix.com.
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
Country singers Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard come to Cary for a performance at Koka Booth Amphitheatre at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at 8003 Regency Parkway. Reserved seats and table seats are $59.50 and lawn seats are $49.50.
For tickets, go to Booth Amphitheatre or use Etix at 800-514-3849 or etix.com.
‘Play with the Pros’
The 19th annual “Play with the Pros” concert is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. boothamphitheatre.com.
‘Rhapsody in Red, White & Blue’
The Triangle Wind Ensemble presents “Rhapsody in Red, White & Blue: An American Celebration” at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. trianglewind.org.
Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band
Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Lawn tickets are $50 and reserved seats are $129.50. boothamphitheatre.com.
Tickets can be bought at Booth Amphitheatre (open from noon to 6 p.m. weekdays), through etix.com or 800-514-3849.
Modest Mouse and Brand New
A concert by Brand New and Modest Mouse is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Ticket prices are $40 to $50 in advance or $50 to $60 the day of the show. boothamphitheatre.com.
Flight of the Conchords
The Flight of the Conchords concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 18, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary.
Tickets are on sale for $50 for reserved seats and $35 for lawn seats. boothamphitheatre.com.
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