Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass Series
The annual Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass Series of concerts continues from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 1 at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets cost $5 for teens and adults, free for ages 12 and younger. Pets and picnics are welcome. For details and tickets, go to boothamphitheatre.com. Here’s the concert schedule:
• Sept. 17: Grass Cats
• Oct. 1: Charles Pettee and The Iron Mountain Messengers
Cary Playwrights’ Forum
The Cary Playwrights’ Forum will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Meetings are free and open to the public. For details, email Phil Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.caryplaywrightsforum.org.
Follow Me 2 Fuquay-Varina concerts
Fuquay-Varina will host free concerts from 6-9 p.m. one Thursday each month on the corner of North Main and East Academy streets. Here’s the schedule:
• Thursday, Sept. 18: Stone Age Romeos
• Thursday, Oct. 9: The Band Smile
SearStone Art Open House
SearStone will host an open house with the Fine Arts League of Cary from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Winston Clubhouse at 17001 SearStone Drive, Cary. To RSVP, call 919-500-7568. For details, go to www.searstone.com/events-cary-north-carolina.
Apex Jazz & Music Festival
The Apex Downtown Business Association will host the fourth annual Apex Jazz & Music Festival starting at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in downtown Apex. Tickets cost $10 and will cover admission to all participating venues. For details and tickets, go to www.apexjazzfestival.com.
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:
• 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20: Kim Wempe
• 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5: Triangle Brass Band
• 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12: “Brass at Bond”
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:
• Saturday, Sept. 20: Kim Wempe
• Friday, Oct. 10: The Red Vibes
Kid Creations – Paper Feathers
The Holly Springs Cultural Center will host an art class for kids from 10-10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at 300 W. Ballentine St. Children ages 3-5 must be accompanied by a parent. Registration costs $2 for Holly Springs residents and $3 for non-residents. To register, call 919-567-4000 or go to www.hollyspringsnc.us.
‘Wait Until Dark’
Cary Players Community Theatre will present “Wait Until Dark” from Friday, Sept. 26, through Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $18 for seniors and students at the Cary Arts Center or www.caryplayers.org. To buy tickets for $17 each for a group of 20 or more, call the Cary Arts Center box office at 919-469-4069.
Here’s the schedule of performances:
• 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26
• 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27
• 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28
• 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3
• 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4
• 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. This performance will be audio described by Arts Access for people with visual impairments.
Holly Springs Community Band Fall Concert
The Holly Springs Community Band will present its Fall Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Admission is free. Donations to the Holly Springs Food Cupboard will be accepted. To reserve tickets, call 919-567-4000.
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:
• Friday, Oct. 3: Swing Night with The Gregg Gelb Swing Band
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 bit.ly/1qmqF42.
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 www.etix.com.