Plays, artwork, comedy and live music in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
Play at the Halle
The comedy “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” a Halle Cultural Arts Center production, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 29-30, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and can be purchased at etix.com. 919-249-1120, thehalle.org.
Artwork of Fuquay-Varina artist Dina Jacobs will be on display through April 29 at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. hollyspringsculturalcenter.com.
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.
▪ 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.
▪ Tres Chicas with Steph Stewart perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21.
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.
Concerts for a Cause
A concert fundraiser for WCPE-FM classical radio station will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church, 200 High Meadow Drive, Cary. The Cary High School Concert Chorus, Cary Presbyterian Chancel Choir, Cary Town Band, Kirk of Kildaire Chancel Choir and Triangle Community Orchestra will perform. Donations will be accepted. Childcare provided for children 5 and under; call three days in advance to reserve a space. 919-467-4944, kirkofkildaire.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.
Workshop with photojournalists
Award-winning staff photojournalists from The News & Observer will present a photography workshop from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Cost is $15. Featured topics include photographing food and family, choosing the right photograph, learning the secrets of lighting, and capturing the action and emotion of sports. Advance registration is required. To purchase tickets: newsobserver.com/zone; eTix Phone Center, 1-800-514-3849; The Cary theater box office, 122 E. Chatham St.
Hob Nob Jazz Series
The Hob Nob Jazz Series kicks off at Koka Booth Amphitheatre with a performance by saxophonist Marcus Anderson at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 4. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Packages for all 5 series performances are $20. Concerts begin at 5:45 p.m.; gates open at 5:30 p.m. Parking is free. Tickets are at Booth Amphitheatre, 800-514-3849, or boothamphitheatre.com.
Other performers in the series are:
▪ Atomic Rhythm All Stars, Wednesday, May 11.
▪ Peter Lamb & the Wolves, Wednesday, May 25.
▪ Yolanda Rabun, Wednesday, June 1.
▪ La Fiesta Latin Jazz Quintet, Wednesday, June 8.
Cary Visual Art will host the fundraiser CVA Collects from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Fidelity Square in downtown Cary. Tickets are $25 for the all-you-can-eat barbecue. Art exhibits will be featured during the event, which celebrates the group’s 20-year support of visual arts in Cary. Tickets: bit.ly/1VIMYoQ. caryvisualart.org
The Raleigh Flute Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 4900 Kaplan Drive, Raleigh. Pieces to be performed include music from Appalachia; a medley of Carpathian folk tunes; and works by Debussy, Schubert and Joplin. Donations will benefit Avent West Children’s Mentoring Program, wbpresbyterian.com/outreachministries. raleighflutechoir.org.
‘En Plein Air’
The third annual “En Plein Air: Paint the Town Paint Day” competition is from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in downtown Cary. Visitors can watch artwork being created and vote for the People’s Choice Award. Rain date is Saturday, May 14. Artwork will be on display in participating downtown businesses through early June and will be sold at a silent arts auction and gala on Friday, June 10. townofcary.org
Latino Arts Exhibition
The Halle Cultural Arts Center is hosting a Latino Arts Exhibition May 13 through June 11. An opening reception will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. To submit artwork, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Lyle the Crocodile’
Tickets are available for the Applause! Cary Youth Theatre’s production of “Lyle the Crocodile” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Reserved seating only. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and $5 for children 5 and younger. All tickets at the door will be $10.
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.
Frankie Yankovic Day
The 21st annual Frankie Yankovic Day outdoor polka concert is from 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. The Polka Plus Band will perform a musical tribute to the late Yankovic. Participants are asked to bring a chair. For information: 919-460-4963.
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.
Country singer Willie Nelson will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway. Reserved seats and table seats are $59.50 and lawn seats are $49.50. The venue has not announced whether Merle Haggard, who also was scheduled to perform, will be replaced following Haggard’s death April 14.
N.C. Symphony Summerfest
Tributes to film composer John Williams, late rocker David Bowie and Beethoven highlight the North Carolina’s Summerfest concert series that will kick off at Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre Saturday, May 28. Tickets can be bought at ncsymphony.org/summerfest. Each show features an instrument zoo with doors opening before the shows for picnics. A roving judge selects the best picnic spread before each show. Children 12 and younger are admitted free on the lawn.
The schedule is:
▪ Saturday, May 28: Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony
▪ Friday, June 3: Joey Alexander
▪ Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11: John Williams Festival
▪ Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17: Beethoven Festival
▪ Friday, June 24: Broadway at the Booth
▪ Saturday, June 25: The Music of David Bowie
▪ Monday, July 4: Independence Day with fireworks
▪ Saturday, July 9: Beach music with Jackie Gore and North Tower Band
‘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.
Canceled: Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr announced he is canceling his show Saturday, June 18, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets bought with a credit card via box office, phone or online will automatically be refunded to the original credit card used. Tickets purchased through the venue box using cash must be returned to the box office for a cash refund. Call 800-514-3849 with questions.
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.
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos and North Mississippi Allstars will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, July 22, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary.
Tickets are on sale for $75 for reserved seats, $44.50 for single lawn seats and $125 for four lawn seats. boothamphitheatre.com.
The Lumineers will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary.
Tickets are on sale for $49.50 for reserved seats and $39.50 for lawn seats. boothamphitheatre.com.
Alabama, Charlie Daniels Band
Alabama and the Charlie Daniels Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary.
Tickets are on sale for $85 for reserved seats, $75 for reserved table seats and $49.50 for lawn seats. boothamphitheatre.com.
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