Plays, artwork, comedy and live music in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
Cary Playwrights’ Forum
The forum is hosting “New Works,” a series of events featuring either new plays or works in progress by North Carolina playwrights and screenwriters.
The series opens with a workshop of the play “Burt and Abbie” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, in the Paul Cooper Room at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Another workshop is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, and staged readings of the play are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5.
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A staged reading of the play “After the Fall” is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, and at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5.
Individual tickets are $10. Both plays focus on adult themes. For more information, go to caryplaywrightsforum.org.
N.C. Symphony Summerfest
The North Carolina Symphony kicks off its annual Summerfest series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. The concert will feature Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony and the Play with the Pros annual event.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Picnics, wine and beer, chairs and blankets are allowed. A children’s instrument zoo will also be available. Ticket prices for lawn seats are $30 in advance, $33 the day of the show; $17 for students with ID; and $33 in advance for table seats, $35 the day of the show. boothamphitheatre.com, ncsymphony.org/summerfest
Six String Presents
Concerts in the Six String Presents series are at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Ticket prices start at $20. sixstringpresents.com
▪ Rod Picott and Chuck Brodsky at 8 p.m. Friday, June 10.
▪ Mike Craver, Bill Hicks, Jim Watson and Joe Newberry perform at 8 p.m. Friday, June 24.
▪ The 3 Davids: David Hold, David Wilcox and David LaMotte perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 9.
Gourd art exhibit
The Holly Springs Cultural Center hosts “Manifestations of My Imagination,” an exhibit by gourd artist Sheron Jamel, through June 28 at the center, 300 W. Ballentine St.
Movies at Bradford
The Summer Movies on the Green series shows films at 8:30 p.m. (dusk) the second Friday of the month through September outside the Bradford Apartments, 21035 Bradford Green Square, Cary. Free. Bring a chair and snacks.
Upcoming films: June 10, “Finding Nemo;” July 8, “Minions;” Aug. 12, “Inside Out;” and Sept. 9, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
‘Imagine an Island’
The photography exhibit “Imagine an Island” by Michael Ligett runs through Thursday, June 30, at Bond Park Community Center, 801 High House Road, Cary. An artist reception is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 24.
Exhibit on quilts
The exhibit “ARTQUILTSvoices: Professional Art Quilters” by Alliance-South runs through Saturday, July 2, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary.
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
An opening reception for Cary Visual Art’s Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $40. For more information: caryvisualart.org.
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
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets are on sale for $129.50 for reserved seats, $50 for single lawn seats and $98.75 for reserved table seats. boothamphitheatre.com
ZZ Top, Gov’t Mule
ZZ Top and Gov’t Mule will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets are on sale for $54.50 for reserved seats and reserved table seats, and $44.50 for lawn general admission. 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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