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Arts Notes: Aug. 24

‘A Bad Year for Tomatoes’

Holly Springs Community Theater will present “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, Friday, Aug. 29, and Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Admission costs $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.

‘The Colors of Awareness’

The Holly Springs Civitan Club’s Together on Center Stage program is looking for actors, dancers, singers and writers for “The Colors of Awareness, The Power of A Friend/The No Bully Zone.” The group is looking for experienced people, people with disabilities and people who have experienced bullying. The program will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Thursday, Sept. 4. Shows will be in October. Participation costs $40. For details or to sign up to participate or volunteer, contact Alan Rosen at 609-472-1260, or by Sunday, Aug. 31.

Cary Visual Art seeks photographers

Cary Visual Art is looking for entries for the Annual Art Ball on Nov. 1 at Prestonwood Country Club. Selected artwork will be displayed, sold and given as awards in the organization’s first juried photography competition and exhibition. Apply by Monday, Sept. 1. For details, go to

‘Around the World in 80 Days’

Applause! Cary Youth Theatre is looking for 13- to 18-year-old actors and design team members for a performance of “Around the World in 80 Days” this fall. Auditions will be from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, and design team interviews will be from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Walk-ins will not be accepted, and appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance. For details, go to To make an appointment, email

Seven O’Clock Rock Series

Cary’s Seven O’Clock Rock Series of free dance lessons and concerts will be on the corner of Academy and Chatham streets. Dance lessons begin at 7 p.m., and concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Here’s the schedule:

Downtown Performers Series

Cary’s Downtown Performers Series of free concerts will be held this fall at 7 p.m. at the Downtown Performance Green on the corner of Kildaire Farm Road and Academy Street. Here’s the schedule:

Sertoma Series

Cary’s Sertoma Series of free concerts will be at Sertoma Amphitheatre at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road. Here’s the schedule:

Follow Me 2 Fuquay-Varina concerts

Fuquay-Varina will host free concerts from 6-9 p.m. the third Thursday of each month on the corner of North Main and East Academy streets. Here’s the schedule:

Apex Jazz & Music Festival

The Apex Downtown Business Association will host the fourth annual Apex Jazz & Music Festival from 3:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in downtown Apex. Tickets cost $10 and will cover admission to all participating venues. For details and tickets, go to


The Halle Cultural Arts Center will accept submissions for the art show “Gravid” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Artists must be 18 or older, and there is a $5 fee for each entrant. Artwork will be on display from Friday, Oct. 10, through Friday, Nov. 21, with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. Awards will be given for first-, second- and third-place winners. For details, go to

Marvelous Music Mainstage Series

Cary’s Marvelous Music Mainstage Series will begin Saturday, Oct. 11, with a performance by the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, and continue through May. Five-concert package prices start at $100 Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Cary Arts Center box office at 101 Dry Ave. For details, call 1-800-514-3849 or go to