Southwest Wake: Community

Arts Notes: Sept. 24

Call for artists

The Fuquay-Varina Arts Council is accepting applications from artists through Tuesday, Sept. 30. The council is also seeking donations of classes, lessons or camps that teach any art form. The art will be sold in the third annual Benefit Art Auction on Saturday, Nov. 15. Artists will recieve 50 percent of proceeds, and the remaining proceeds will support the arts council’s programs. For details or registration, go to

Cary Photographic Artists seeks participants

The Cary Photographic Artists are looking for entries for the seventh annual open juried photographic exhibition from Monday, Oct. 27, through Friday, Dec. 19, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place. There will be cash prizes. All artwork must be delivered by hand, with a $25 entry fee. For details, go to

Art exhibit and sale

Draft Line Brewing will host an art exhibit and sale from 1-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at 341 Broad St., suite 151, Fuquay-Varina. Artists are invited to participate with a $60 entry fee by Friday, Oct. 3. Artists will need to bring their own tables and chairs, and 25 booth spaces are available. All entry fees will be given to the Pretty in Pink Foundation, an organization that supports breast cancer patients. For details, contact the Pretty in Pink Foundation at 919-532-0532 or

‘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 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.

‘Close to Home’

The Raleigh Symphony Orchestra will present “Close to Home,” works by Raleigh composers, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and free for children younger than 5. For tickets, go to

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 Here’s the concert schedule:

• Oct. 1: Charles Pettee and The Iron Mountain Messengers


Ashley’s Art Gallery will host a reception and sale for painter Luke Buck from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at 701 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina.

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

‘A Sousa Spectacular’

The Triangle Brass Band will present “A Sousa Spectacular” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in the Sertoma Amphitheatre at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. Admission is free.

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:

• 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5: Triangle Brass Band

• 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12: “Brass at Bond”

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, Oct. 9: The Band Smile

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:

• Friday, Oct. 10: The Red Vibes

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


The Umstead Hotel and Spa and CAM Raleigh will host a public reception for painter Samuel Roth from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at The Umstead, 100 Woodland Drive, Cary. Roth’s paintings for sale will raise money for CAM Raleigh. To make a reservation, call 919-447-4065.