Jun
28
5:00 pm17:00

Girls Night Out at Paintbase

  • Park West Village

Join us Wednesday for a Girls Night Out! Fashion and accessories from Stella & Dot and Just for Kiix. Complementary treats and champagne oh, and giveaways too! We can't wait to see you there!

Jun
28
5:30 pm17:30

Westwood Vacation Bible School

  • Westwood Baptist Church

Join us for Hero Central VBS! Discover Your Strength in God! Free VBS including Free dinner for kids. Ages 3 years old through 6th grade welcome. 5/6th grade will be doing local mission projects.

Jun
28
6:00 pm18:00

Wind Down Wednesdays at Waverly Place

  • 575 New Waverly Place Cary, NC, 27518 United States

Revel in live music with some of the finest musical acts in town. Waverly Place will present local performers along with vendors and restaurants each Wednesday in the promenade. Bring a lawn chair and “wind down” with family and friends; concerts are free and open to the public.

Jun
28
7:00 pm19:00

John Mellencamp—Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour

  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Described by the Hollywood Reporter as a “triumphant, career-spanning show” and hailed as a “superb performance…still full of fiery defiance” by the Boston Globe, the two-year run of John Mellencamp’s Plain Spoken Tour further solidified the Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer’s place at the forefront of American music for the past 40 years. The tour has received a massive amount of support from press around the nation, with AXS concluding Mellencamp “puts on one of the most electrifying rock shows in the business,” and the Louisville Courier Journal highlighting his progression as a performer, noting, “he’s always been a consummate showman — but there was an underlying richness to his set that was far more impressive.” The Fort Worth Star Telegram describes the audience’s reaction to the show, writing, “the near-capacity crowd roared its approval — they were shouting back the lyrics with the gusto of a bloodthirsty mob”.

Jun
29
2:00 pm14:00

Nise: The Heart of Madness

  • The Cary Theater

A miracle happened in Brazil in the 1950’s. Renowned modern art museums opened their doors to artists nobody ever heard of. Many critics pointed out that theses exhibitions revealed painters that should be ranked amongst the best brazillian artists of the century. It was written that this explosion of art and beauty was a sign that something comparable to the renaissance was happening in Riio de Janeiro. Behind this miracle there was no art academy, patron or dealer, only a psychiatrist, ridiculed by her colleagues, and a painting studio at a mental hospital, in the outskirts of town. The artists were schizophrenic, poor, hospitalized for several decades, abandoned by their families and hopeless according to their doctors. This film tells the story of this “Miracle” and the life of this rebellious, frail and engaging psychiatrist: Dra. Nise da Silveira.

Jun
29
7:00 pm19:00

Colossal

  • The Cary Theater

After breaking up with her boyfriend and returning to her small hometown, a down-on-her-luck woman (Anne Hathaway) is shocked to discover that a Godzilla-like monster rampaging through South Korea is controlled by her movements while she’s drunk. However, things get even more complicated when her monster battles a gigantic robot controlled by a childhood friend of hers (Jason Sudeikis). Nacho Vigalondo directed this sci-fi comedy, which received its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

Jun
29
8:30 pm20:30

Movies by Moonlight

  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre

In what has become a popular summer favorite, the “Movies by Moonlight” Series presented by WakeMed Cary Hospital, will take place from June through August. The Jungle Book (PG) will be premiering June 29 at 8:30 pm.

For just $5 (kids under 12 are free) patrons can bring a blanket or chair as the spacious lawn at Booth Amphitheatre is transformed in to a giant outdoor movie. A portion of the Movies By Moonlight proceeds will benefit the WakeMed Children’s hospital.

Jun
29
9:30 pm21:30

Nise: The Heart of Madness

  • The Cary Theater

A miracle happened in Brazil in the 1950’s. Renowned modern art museums opened their doors to artists nobody ever heard of. Many critics pointed out that theses exhibitions revealed painters that should be ranked amongst the best brazillian artists of the century. It was written that this explosion of art and beauty was a sign that something comparable to the renaissance was happening in Riio de Janeiro. Behind this miracle there was no art academy, patron or dealer, only a psychiatrist, ridiculed by her colleagues, and a painting studio at a mental hospital, in the outskirts of town. The artists were schizophrenic, poor, hospitalized for several decades, abandoned by their families and hopeless according to their doctors. This film tells the story of this “Miracle” and the life of this rebellious, frail and engaging psychiatrist: Dra. Nise da Silveira.

Jun
30
Jul 25

Shades of Blue

  • Cary Gallery of Artists

"Shades of Blue" a Final Friday Reception featuring guest artist Sue Kopkind's wonderful textile bowls, Jude Abrahams' gorgeous acrylic paintings, and Diana Coidan's remarkable pastel paintings.

Shades of Blue are prominent in this beautiful featured artist show of acrylics, pastels, and textiles. Come to our openings reception, talk with the artists including our guest. Sue Kopkind, and enjoy refreshments.

Jun
30
5:00 pm17:00

Bands, Bites and Boats at Bond Park

  • 801 High House Road Cary, NC, 27513 United States

One Friday a month the Bond Park Boathouse plays host to musicians, food trucks and after-hours boat rentals. Spend your Friday evening floating on Bond Lake in the evening sun while you listen to live music from 6-7:30pm. You can expect Baozi Food truck along with Captain Cookie and the Milkman to be serving up some delicious food.

Jun
30
6:00 pm18:00

Stop for a Moment: Galina Stockstill Reception

  • Cary Senior Center

The exhibition Stop for a Moment is a picturesque journey. The viewer follows the artist to see sunsets and sunrises, sunlit streets, cozy, quiet places in the garden, the sea surface, and the endless expanses of the sky. The bright, expressive oil paintings and soft gouache sound a single chord of beauty of the world. The paintings of Galina Stockstill are impressions from what she has seen. These are expressions of light, joy, warmth, serenity and beauty.  For more information visit Gallery Exhibitions, or call (919) 465-4791.

Jun
30
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception for Visual Conversations: A Two Woman Art Show

  • Page-Walker Arts & History Center

June 30, 6 - 8pm Artists' opening reception
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Cary

Have you ever seen a piece of art and wondered about its inspiration or been surprised how a painting affects your emotions? Stroll through our works, by Aimee Cuthrell and Angela Tommaso Hellman, as we provide words of insight under each oil painting, inviting you into a "Visual Conversation."

Show runs from June 28 to July 22. Sponsored by Town of Cary Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources.

Jun
30
6:00 pm18:00

Saskia Leary: Portraits Reception

  • Town Hall Campus

Saskia Leary’s photography portraits are inspired from the people and places that she has encountered during her extensive travels. Leary is a native of the Netherlands and after moving to Cary in 2005 she became seriously interested in photography. Influenced by painters who use naturalism and realism to depict things as they actually are, Leary's portraits inspire and uplift. For more information visit Gallery Exhibitions, or call (919) 465-4791.

Jun
30
Jul 28

Sizzlin' Summer Silent Auction

  • Cary Gallery of Artists

Cary Gallery of Artists present the Sizzlin' Summer Silent Auction. Bid on fabulous artworks by artist-members at the gallery or call in your bid (919-462-2035). The auction kicks-off June 30th (Final Friday) from 6-9pm. The auction ends July 28th (Final Friday) at 8pm. This is an exciting annual customer appreciation event. Take home beautiful art at the great price as our "Thanks"!

Jun
30
6:00 pm18:00

Visual Conversations: A Two Woman Art Show

  • Page-Walker Arts & History Center

Aimee Cuthrell and Angela Tommaso Hellman, artists and friends, open their two woman show at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center. "Visual Conversations" will consist mainly of still life paintings with a sprinkling of figurative and landscape pieces.  Each painting will include a few sentences for each piece providing insight to the influences or inspirations behind it, thus inviting the viewer into the "visual conversation". 

Aimee Cuthrell has a long history as a pastel portrait artist which you can see influences her oil paintings. Angela Tommaso Hellman has painted most of her life. Her bold brushstrokes express joy and freedom. 

Visual Conversations will open with an Artist Reception on June 30th, 6-8 pm. The show will run through July 22nd.

Jun
30
6:00 pm18:00

Heidi Rabe: Button Tree Photography Reception

  • Herbert C. Young Community Center

Heidi Rabe is a photographer whose interest in buttons began when she was a little girl at her grandmother's house. Like so many moms and grandmas at the time, she had a box filled with buttons. Heidi has taken her love of buttons to the great outdoors. She calls it "button tree photography." Each picture reminds her of the women who stitched buttons on her clothing and taught her how to sew. For more information visit Gallery Exhibitions, or call (919) 465-4791. The Exhibition runs from May 26 - July 23.

Jun
30
6:00 pm18:00

Glass on Fire in the Mountains Reception

  • Cary Arts Center

Glass on Fire in the Mountains features the studio work of seven glass artists working on the Burnsville Glass Gateway, a public art project designed by public artist Jack Mackie in collaboration with renowned glass artists from Mitchell, Yancey and Buncombe counties in western North Carolina.  They are developing public art features as gateways into Burnsville's Main Streets from Highway 19E.  The exhibition will highlight the studio work of these extraordinary glass artists and tell the story of how they came together to create a glass icon for this beautiful small NC town. 

For more, visit Public Art & Galleries or call (919) 469-4081.

Jun
30
7:00 pm19:00

Nise: The Heart of Madness

  • The Cary Theater

A miracle happened in Brazil in the 1950’s. Renowned modern art museums opened their doors to artists nobody ever heard of. Many critics pointed out that theses exhibitions revealed painters that should be ranked amongst the best brazillian artists of the century. It was written that this explosion of art and beauty was a sign that something comparable to the renaissance was happening in Riio de Janeiro. Behind this miracle there was no art academy, patron or dealer, only a psychiatrist, ridiculed by her colleagues, and a painting studio at a mental hospital, in the outskirts of town. The artists were schizophrenic, poor, hospitalized for several decades, abandoned by their families and hopeless according to their doctors. This film tells the story of this “Miracle” and the life of this rebellious, frail and engaging psychiatrist: Dra. Nise da Silveira.

Jun
30
9:15 pm21:15

Colossal

  • The Cary Theater

After breaking up with her boyfriend and returning to her small hometown, a down-on-her-luck woman (Anne Hathaway) is shocked to discover that a Godzilla-like monster rampaging through South Korea is controlled by her movements while she’s drunk. However, things get even more complicated when her monster battles a gigantic robot controlled by a childhood friend of hers (Jason Sudeikis). Nacho Vigalondo directed this sci-fi comedy, which received its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

Jul
1
8:00 am08:00

Downtown Farmers Market

  • 135 West Chatham Street Cary, NC, 27511 United States

The market is a growers-only market, with only handcrafted goods for sale and features items grown or crafted by the vendors, who have traveled less than a 100-mile radius of downtown Cary. The market is always open, rain or shine.

Jul
1
8:30 am08:30

Apex Farmers Market

  • 220 North Salem Street Apex, NC, 27502 United States

The Apex Farmers Market is a vibrant and growing local producers market. It is our privilege to provide our customers with fresh, local homegrown organic and conventional products as well as a variety of crafts. We hope to see you there!

Jul
1
8:30 am08:30

Holly Springs Farmers Market

  • 128 South Main Street Holly Springs, NC, 27540 United States

Everything you find at our market is grown, raised, or produced in NC! Our vendors have a nice selection of fresh local produce, free-range eggs, pasture-raised meats, artisanal foods, and more!

We are open every Saturday from May through mid-October, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, rain or shine.

You'll also enjoy live music, kids activities, giveaways and prizes, cooking demonstrations, and special events. Come see why we have been ranked a "best in class" farmers market for the last several years!

Jul
2
2:00 pm14:00

The Drums Along the Mohawk

  • The Cary Theater

John Ford directed this outdoor adventure set in the American Colonial period. Gilbert and Lana Martin (Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert) are a young couple trying to make a home in New York State’s Mohawk Valley, but repeated attacks by Indians drive them, along with other settlers in the valley, into a nearby fort, where they watch helplessly as the natives lay waste to their farms and cabins. A spinster with a large farm, Sarah McKlennar (Edna May Oliver), comes to their rescue when she hires Gilbert to work as a field hand and gives the Martins a place to stay. The rugged life of the farm and frontier doesn’t always sit well with Lana, who was raised in wealthy and comfortable circumstances; in time she develops a thicker skin and learns to love their new life in the Mohawk Valley, especially after giving birth to their first son. Gilbert joins the militia, who must do battle both with the local Indian tribes and the British soldiers who are provoking them to battle. Gilbert returns wounded, and as he recuperates, a healthy crop rises in the fields, but their satisfaction is short lived when the Indians once again hit the warpath. 1939 was a stellar year for John Ford; along with this highly successful adventure tale, which was nominated for three Academy Awards, Ford also released the ground-breaking western Stagecoach. (allmovie.com: Mark Deming)

Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.

Jul
3
6:00 pm18:00

July 3rd Fireworks

  • 1520 Morrisville Parkway Morrisville, NC, 27560 United States

You don't have to wait until July 4th for fireworks in Morrisville! Kick off your Independence Day celebration with a fireworks display in Morrisville Community Park along with music and food trucks. Bring your blankets, chairs and snacks to enjoy the spectacular show.

Jul
4
8:00 am08:00

July 4th Pancake Breakfast

  • 200 Town Hall Drive Morrisville, NC, 27560 United States

Located at Fire Station 1, the Morrisville Fire Department prepares a pancake breakfast for the community.  Pancakes, sausage and orange juice will be served. You can purchase tickets beforehand or on the day of the event.

Jul
4
9:00 am09:00

Olde Fashioned Fourth of July

  • 220 North Salem Street Apex, NC, 27502 United States

Join us in Historic Downtown Apex as we celebrate America's Birthday! Decorate your bike, wagon, tricycle, or other non-motorized vehicle in patriotic colors to celebrate our nation's independence. The Parade starts at the corner of Salem & Chatham Streets at noon and festivities will end with the Apex Fire Department's Splash Down! 

Jul
4
3:00 pm15:00

Town of Cary's July 4th Celebration

  • 8003 Regency Parkway Cary, NC, 27518 United States

Come early and enjoy the beautiful setting and patriotic performances with the Cary Town Band and the North Carolina Symphony in what promises to make guests proud to be an American. There will be a wide variety of activities for the kids and of course a firework display to end the night.

Jul
5
6:00 pm18:00

Wind Down Wednesdays at Waverly Place

  • 575 New Waverly Place Cary, NC, 27518 United States

Revel in live music with some of the finest musical acts in town. Waverly Place will present local performers along with vendors and restaurants each Wednesday in the promenade. Bring a lawn chair and “wind down” with family and friends; concerts are free and open to the public.

Jul
5
7:30 pm19:30

Free First Wednesday Movies

  • 237 North Salem Street Apex, NC, 27502 United States

Join us at the Halle Cultural Arts Center on the first Wednesday night of each month for screenings of recently released movies geared towards teens and adults.

Jul
6
2:00 pm14:00

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

  • The Cary Theater

Frank Capra’s classic comedy-drama established James Stewart as a lead actor in one of his finest (and most archetypal) roles. The film opens as a succession of reporters shout into telephones announcing the death of Senator Samuel Foley. Senator Joseph Paine, the state’s senior senator, puts in a call to Governor Hubert “Happy” Hopper reporting the news. Hopper then calls powerful media magnate Jim Taylor, who controls the state—along with the lawmakers. Taylor orders Hopper to appoint an interim senator to fill out Foley’s term; Taylor has proposed a pork barrel bill to finance an unneeded dam at Willet Creek, so he warns Hopper he wants a senator who “can’t ask any questions or talk out of turn.” After having a number of his appointees rejected, at the suggestion of his children Hopper nominates local hero Jefferson Smith, leader of the state’s Boy Rangers group. Smith is an innocent, wide-eyed idealist who quotes Jefferson and Lincoln and idolizes Paine, who had known his crusading editor father. In Washington, after a humiliating introduction to the press corps, Smith threatens to resign, but Paine encourages him to stay and work on a bill for a national boy’s camp. With the help of his cynical secretary Clarissa Sanders, Smith prepares to introduce his boy’s camp bill to the Senate. But when he proposes to build the camp on the Willets Creek site, Taylor and Paine force him to drop the measure. Smith discovers Taylor and Paine want the Willets Creek site for graft and he attempts to expose them, but Paine deflects Smith’s charges by accusing Smith of stealing money from the boy rangers. Defeated, Smith is ready to depart Washington, but Saunders, whose patriotic zeal has been renewed by Smith, exhorts him to stay and fight. Smith returns to the Senate chamber and, while Taylor musters the media forces in his state to destroy him, Smith engages in a climactic filibuster to speak his piece: “I’ve got a few things I want to say to this body. I tried to say them once before and I got stopped colder than a mackerel. Well, I’d like to get them said this time, sir. And as a matter of fact, I’m not gonna leave this body until I do get them said.” (allmovie.com: Paul Brenner)

Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.

Jul
6
7:00 pm19:00

The Hidden Fortress

  • The Cary Theater

A grand-scale adventure as only Akira Kurosawa could make one, The Hidden Fortress stars the inimitable Toshiro Mifune as a general charged with guarding his defeated clan’s princess (a fierce Misa Uehara) as the two smuggle royal treasure across hostile territory. Accompanying them are a pair of bumbling, conniving peasants who may or may not be their friends. This rip-roaring ride is among the director’s most beloved films and was a primary influence on George Lucas’s Star Wars. The Hidden Fortress delivers Kurosawa’s trademark deft blend of wry humor, breathtaking action, and compassionate humanity. (allmovie.com: Hal Erickson)

Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.

Jul
6
9:30 pm21:30

Tampopo

  • The Cary Theater

Juzo Itami’s rapturous “ramen western” returns to U.S. screens for the first time in decades, in a new 4K restoration. The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, Tampopo serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure seasoned with offbeat comedy sketches and the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster. Sweet, sexy, surreal, and mouthwatering, Tampopo remains one of the most delectable examples of food on film. (allmovie.com: Matthew Tobey)

Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.

Jul
7
7:00 pm19:00

Ugetsu Monogatari

  • The Cary Theater

Presented in a manner as eerie as it is heartbreaking, this film is a gorgeous supernatural fable about the folly of men with dreams larger than their abilities, and the women who suffer as a result. In 16th century Japan, Genjuro (Masayuki Mori) is a potter who longs for wealth and luxury, while Tobei (Sakae Ozawa), a farmer, dreams of the glories of the samurai to the point of ignoring his wife (Mitsuko Mito). Though a war rages around them, they venture to town to sell their wares. Genjuro becomes bewitched by a beautiful yet vengeful ghost (Machiko Kyo), while his wife (Kinuyo Tanaka) is murdered by a soldier; Tobei becomes a noted warrior, while his wife descends into prostitution after being raped while searching for her husband. (allmovie.com: Jonathan Crow)

Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.

Jul
7
9:15 pm21:15

Millennium Actress

  • The Cary Theater

Following up on his highly acclaimed animated psychological thriller Perfect Blue, Satoshi Kon spins this mystery about a documentary filmmaker and a legendary actress. In honor of Gin Ei studios 70th anniversary, a small production house run by Genya Tachibana is selected to make a commemorative documentary. Genya decides to focus his film on actress Chiyoko Fujiwara, a massive star who at the height of her popularity retreated from public life. Accompanied an eager young cameraman, Genya doggedly tracks her down to discover her living a hermit-like life of charmed isolation. He also learns that in spite of her advanced age, she has lost little of her famed charm or elegance. As he interviews her, Genya learns of Chiyoko’s troubled past and eventually the reasons for her sudden retirement. (allmovie.com: Johnathan Crow)

Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.

Jul
8
8:00 am08:00

Downtown Farmers Market

  • 135 West Chatham Street Cary, NC, 27511 United States

The market is a growers-only market, with only handcrafted goods for sale and features items grown or crafted by the vendors, who have traveled less than a 100-mile radius of downtown Cary. The market is always open, rain or shine.

Jul
8
8:30 am08:30

Holly Springs Farmers Market

  • 128 South Main Street Holly Springs, NC, 27540 United States

Everything you find at our market is grown, raised, or produced in NC! Our vendors have a nice selection of fresh local produce, free-range eggs, pasture-raised meats, artisanal foods, and more!

We are open every Saturday from May through mid-October, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, rain or shine.

You'll also enjoy live music, kids activities, giveaways and prizes, cooking demonstrations, and special events. Come see why we have been ranked a "best in class" farmers market for the last several years!

Jul
8
8:30 am08:30

Apex Farmers Market

  • 220 North Salem Street Apex, NC, 27502 United States

The Apex Farmers Market is a vibrant and growing local producers market. It is our privilege to provide our customers with fresh, local homegrown organic and conventional products as well as a variety of crafts. We hope to see you there!

Jul
8
7:00 pm19:00

The Burmese Harp

  • The Cary Theater

Set against the final days of World War II, The Burmese Harp portrays the experiences of a group of exhausted, war-scarred Japanese soldiers as they prepare to return to Japan. The film focuses on Shoji Yasui, a soldier known to his comrades for his harp playing, who fails to convince a resistant company to surrender and is presumed dead when a battle destroys their hillside encampment. To rejoin his fellow soldiers, Shoji steals the robes of a Buddhist monk and begins to make his way across the countryside. But along the way, he becomes fixated on the hundreds of abandoned, unburied war casualties and begins to assume the duties of his costume and tend to the bodies. Meanwhile, Shoji’s friends mount a search for him, eventually noticing the monk to whom he bears an uncanny resemblance. Director Kon Ichikawa’s film was adapted by frequent collaborator (and wife) Nato Wada from a book by Michio Takeyama designed to introduce children to the fundamental principles of Buddhism. (allmovie.com: Keith Phipps)

Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.

Jul
8
9:30 pm21:30

Fireworks (Hana-B!)

  • The Cary Theater

Actor and auteur, Takeshi Kitano (who in Japan also uses the stage name “Beat” Takeshi, primarily for his work as a television comedian) wrote, directed, edited, and starred in this unusual crime drama. Nishi is a policeman whose emotions seem to run only on two extreme paths—either quiet contentment or brutal rage. Nishi’s life is falling apart around him; his daughter was murdered, his wife, Miyuki, is dying of leukemia, his partner, Horibe, was ambushed by thugs after Nishi left him to visit his wife in the hospital and will now spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair, and another cop was killed coming to Horibe’s rescue. Nishi desperately wants to quit his job so he can spend more time with his dying wife, so he borrows a large sum of money from the yakuza (the Japanese mafia) and takes up a career as a painter while he cares for Miyuki. Not wanting to stay in debt to the gangsters, Nishi engineers a daring bank robbery (using his police uniform and an old auto disguised to look like a squad car) and uses the loot to pay off the yakuza and take his wife on a final vacation. However, the loan sharks are not eager to have Nishi off the hook, and they begin complaining that he still owes them interest on their loan. (allmovie.com: Mark Deming)

Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.

Jul
9
Jul 10

Coastal Plain League All-Star Game

  • North Main Athletic Complex

The 19th annual Coastal Plain League (CPL) All-Star Game will make its first trip to the beautiful North Main Athletic Complex in Holly Springs. The event will kick off with the CPL All-Star Fan Fest and Home Run Derby on Sunday, July 9. Fans will have the opportunity to interact with the All-Stars during the Fan Fest as well as other activities to be announced. The All-Star Game will be played on Monday at the North Main Athletic Complex.

Jul
9
10:00 am10:00

Military Appreciation Train Ride

  • New Hope Valley Railway

 New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR), will host its Military Appreciation ride day on Sunday, July 9, honoring military personnel and their families. Just a few days after Independence Day, the railroad will honor those who serve our country with up to four free tickets offered to active duty, reserve, National Guard, veterans and retired military personnel for its diesel train excursions.

Much of the historic railroad equipment at NHVR was on a U.S. military base before finding its home at the rail yard. Most recently, the organization acquired two diesel engines aptly named “The Twins”. Diesel Engines 1640 and 1681 are Ex-U.S. Army 80-ton locomotives that were used by a transportation reserve unit for its yearly training at one of the world’s largest military terminals – the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point in Southport, N.C. The Twins will be used during ride days and for NHVR’s Operate-a-Loco program.

All four of NHVR’s covered passenger cars were built from flat rail cars that were used to haul tanks and other heavy equipment based at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C. The museum exhibit car and gift shop were originally kitchen cars for troop trains during World War II.

Service members and veterans can get free tickets for themselves and up to three family members by presenting military identification at the ticket booth located near the parking lot before crossing the pedestrian bridge to the rail yard.

Free tickets are only available in person at the ticket booth and cannot be reserved online. Additional tickets can be purchased for the diesel rides, which have sold out in previous years.

NHVR’s food vendor Chef’s House will serve slow roasted choice beef, piled on an artisan roll with a tangy horseradish cream and a choice of two sides (herb-roasted red fingerling potatoes, baked beans, country potatoes, sweet kernel corn); hot dog combos with choice cookies and chips; or the NHVR Engineers Breakfast made up of cheesy scrambled eggs, Applewood bacon, country sausage and hearty conductor’s choice potatoes.

Six flavors of hand-dipped premium ice cream and toppings will also be available for $2 per scoop.

Train tickets cost $7-10. The public can purchase tickets in advance at www.TriangleTrain.com/Buy-Tickets but military personnel must get tickets in person at the ticket booth on the day of the ride with proper military identification. Food is not included in the train ticket price.

Upcoming summer events at the rail yard include Diesel & Ice Cream on July 29; Slow Down Sunday on August 13; and Brew ‘n’ Choo Pizza Party on August 26. The full 2017 ride schedule is at www.TriangleTrain.com/Schedule

Jul
9
12:00 pm12:00

Downtown Cary Food & Flea

  • 200 South Academy Street Cary, NC, 27511 United States

Fine art, vintage finds and fantastic foods: with over 50 vendors, we bring a unique, local shopping experience to our community. We are a handmade artist and vintage market that is one-of-a-kind! Join us the 2nd Sunday of each month.

Jul
9
2:00 pm14:00

The Seven Samurai

  • The Cary Theater

Akira Kurosawa’s epic tale concerns honor and duty during a time when the old traditional order is breaking down. The film opens with master samurai Kambei (Takashi Shimura) posing as a monk to save a kidnapped farmer’s child. Impressed by his selflessness and bravery, a group of farmers begs him to defend their terrorized village from bandits. Kambei agrees, although there is no material gain or honor to be had in the endeavor. Soon he attracts a pair of followers: a young samurai named Katsushiro (Isao Kimura), who quickly becomes Kambei’s disciple, and boisterous Kikuchiyo (Toshiro Mifune), who poses as a samurai but is later revealed to be the son of a farmer. Kambei assembles four other samurais, including Kyuzo (Seiji Miyaguchi), a master swordsman, to round out the group. Together they consolidate the village’s defenses and shape the villagers into a militia, while the bandits loom menacingly nearby. Soon raids and counter-raids build to a final bloody heart-wrenching battle. (allmovie.com: Jonathan Crow)

Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.

Jul
10
7:00 pm19:00

Playwriting Basics: How to Write a Play

  • Cary Arts Center

Announcing a new CPF class! Learn the fundamentals of dramatic writing: character, voice, conflict, dialogue, dramatic structure, and more! Former Piedmont Laureate Ian Finley instructs. Fees: $64 (Cary resident), $107(Non-Cary resident) for 6 classes (ages 16+)

Registration now open: http://www.townofcary.org/recreation-enjoy…/programs-classes

Jul
12
6:00 pm18:00

Wind Down Wednesdays at Waverly Place

  • 575 New Waverly Place Cary, NC, 27518 United States

Revel in live music with some of the finest musical acts in town. Waverly Place will present local performers along with vendors and restaurants each Wednesday in the promenade. Bring a lawn chair and “wind down” with family and friends; concerts are free and open to the public.

Jul
13
2:00 pm14:00

The Hero

  • The Cary Theater

The first showing of the day will be at 2pm and the second showing will take place at 7pm.

Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy. (RottenTomatoes.com)

Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.

Jul
13
9:00 pm21:00

A Quiet Passion

  • The Cary Theater

This biopic traces the life of 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon), depicting how her romantic frustrations, relationships with her family, and reclusive nature helped shape her development as a writer. Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine, Duncan Duff, and Catherine Bailey co-star. Written and directed by Terence Davies (Sunset Song). (allmovie.com: JackRodgers)

Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.

Jul
14
6:00 pm18:00

Pedal Boats and Soda Floats

  • 190 Bond Park Drive Cary, NC, 27513 United States

If your family enjoys ice cream, soda and time together in fresh air, this is the event for you. Start out at our build-your-own soda float buffet, before heading out on the lake for an after-hours family pedal boat ride. Preregistration is required. 

Jul
14
7:00 pm19:00

Summer at the Springs

  • 300 West Ballentine Street Holly Springs, NC, 27540 United States

The Holly Springs Cultural Center is proud to bring you the Summer at the Springs Outdoor Concert Series! Bring a lawn chair and picnic dinner when you enjoy these free family-friendly concerts. Concessions and beer/wine available!

Jul
14
7:00 pm19:00

Summer at the Springs Outdoor Concert Series

  • Holly Springs Cultural Center

The Holly Springs Cultural Center is proud to bring you the Summer at the Springs Outdoor Concert Series! Bring a lawn chair and picnic dinner and enjoy these free family-friendly concerts. Beer and wine concessions are on site, as well as a different food truck at each concert. 

Jul
14
7:00 pm19:00

Willie Nelson & Family

  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre

With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor, and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In recent years, he has delivered more than 10 new album releases, released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, headlined the last three years of the on-going Luck Reunion food and music festival at his ranch in Luck, TX during SXSW, announced the launch of his cannabis company Willie’s Reserve, and graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Jul
14
8:00 pm20:00

Jack Williams & Still on the Hill

  • The Cary Theater

JackWilliams is considered a “musician’s musician”, an uncommonly unique guitarist, a writer of vivid songs with a strong sense of place and a storyteller in an old Southern tradition who further illustrates each tale with his guitar. Rich Warren of WFMT Chicago’s The Midnight Special said, “His artistry is nothing short of amazing”. Vic Heyman, in SING OUT!, wrote, “He is one of the strongest guitar players in contemporary folk.”

Still on the Hill: These musicians have grafted the wild climbing vines of bluegrass, folk, classical and mountain music onto the hardiest of Ozark rootstock. The result is yet-to-be-named hybrid music that compels people to stop and listen, to pause in their hectic lives and pay attention to something they’ve never heard before. It’s magic and there’s simply not enough magic in the world today.

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Will Call tickets may be picked up at the box office beginning one hour prior to the concert.

Jul
14
8:30 pm20:30

Movies by Moonlight

  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre

In what has become a popular summer favorite, the “Movies by Moonlight” Series presented by WakeMed Cary Hospital, will take place from June through August. Moana (PG) will be premiering July 14 at 8:30 pm.

For just $5 (kids under 12 are free) patrons can bring a blanket or chair as the spacious lawn at Booth Amphitheatre is transformed in to a giant outdoor movie. A portion of the Movies By Moonlight proceeds will benefit the WakeMed Children’s hospital.

Jul
15
8:00 am08:00

Downtown Farmers Market

  • 135 West Chatham Street Cary, NC, 27511 United States

The market is a growers-only market, with only handcrafted goods for sale and features items grown or crafted by the vendors, who have traveled less than a 100-mile radius of downtown Cary. The market is always open, rain or shine.

Jul
15
8:30 am08:30

Holly Springs Farmers Market

  • 128 South Main Street Holly Springs, NC, 27540 United States

Everything you find at our market is grown, raised, or produced in NC! Our vendors have a nice selection of fresh local produce, free-range eggs, pasture-raised meats, artisanal foods, and more!

We are open every Saturday from May through mid-October, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, rain or shine.

You'll also enjoy live music, kids activities, giveaways and prizes, cooking demonstrations, and special events. Come see why we have been ranked a "best in class" farmers market for the last several years!

Jul
16
2:00 pm14:00

The Hero

  • The Cary Theater

Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy. (RottenTomatoes.com)

Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.

Jul
16
4:00 pm16:00

Ice Cream Social

  • Fuquay Mineral Spring Park

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at the beautiful Fuquay Mineral Spring Park with free ice cream and jazz music.

Jul
18
11:00 am11:00

Carolina Puppet Theatre presents: "The Three Little Fishies"

  • 300 West Ballentine Street Holly Springs, NC, 27540 United States

Using a variety of puppet styles, the characters come to life with engaging personalities and close interaction with the audience. The many hand crafted puppets, from Bartlet the superstar to space ships and aliens, are only the beginning of the experience of getting to know a "real live puppet."

Jul
19
6:00 pm18:00

Wind Down Wednesdays at Waverly Place

  • 575 New Waverly Place Cary, NC, 27518 United States

Revel in live music with some of the finest musical acts in town. Waverly Place will present local performers along with vendors and restaurants each Wednesday in the promenade. Bring a lawn chair and “wind down” with family and friends; concerts are free and open to the public.

Jul
20
6:00 pm18:00

Pizza & A Movie

  • 237 North Salem Street Apex, NC, 27502 United States

Spend a fun-filled evening viewing a film in our cozy theatre. We set up tables and only 80 chairs for this special event. Enjoy a slice or two of pizza while watching the movie. Additionally, bottled water, fruit and dessert are included while you sit back and enjoy the show.

Jul
20
7:00 pm19:00

The Hero

  • The Cary Theater

Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy. (RottenTomatoes.com)

Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.

Jul
20
9:00 pm21:00

A Quiet Passion

  • The Cary Theater

This biopic traces the life of 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon), depicting how her romantic frustrations, relationships with her family, and reclusive nature helped shape her development as a writer. Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine, Duncan Duff, and Catherine Bailey co-star. Written and directed by Terence Davies (Sunset Song). (allmovie.com: JackRodgers)

Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.

Jul
21
Jul 23

WWTA Summer Sizzle Adult Tennis Tournament

  • 2727 Louis Stephens Drive Cary, NC, 27519 United States

Come one, come all to the great Summer Sizzle tournament! This USTA-sanctioned event for adults always combines great tennis and a fun social atmosphere.

Jul
21
8:30 pm20:30

Movies by Moonlight

  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre

In what has become a popular summer favorite, the “Movies by Moonlight” Series presented by WakeMed Cary Hospital, will take place from June through August. Sing (PG) will be premiering July 21 at 8:30 pm.

For just $5 (kids under 12 are free) patrons can bring a blanket or chair as the spacious lawn at Booth Amphitheatre is transformed in to a giant outdoor movie. A portion of the Movies By Moonlight proceeds will benefit the WakeMed Children’s hospital.

Jul
21
9:30 pm21:30

A Quiet Passion

  • Cary Theater

This biopic traces the life of 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon), depicting how her romantic frustrations, relationships with her family, and reclusive nature helped shape her development as a writer. Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine, Duncan Duff, and Catherine Bailey co-star. Written and directed by Terence Davies (Sunset Song). (allmovie.com: JackRodgers)

Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.

Jul
22
8:00 am08:00

Downtown Farmers Market

  • 135 West Chatham Street Cary, NC, 27511 United States

The market is a growers-only market, with only handcrafted goods for sale and features items grown or crafted by the vendors, who have traveled less than a 100-mile radius of downtown Cary. The market is always open, rain or shine.

Jul
22
8:30 am08:30

Holly Springs Farmers Market

  • 128 South Main Street Holly Springs, NC, 27540 United States

Everything you find at our market is grown, raised, or produced in NC! Our vendors have a nice selection of fresh local produce, free-range eggs, pasture-raised meats, artisanal foods, and more!

We are open every Saturday from May through mid-October, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, rain or shine.

You'll also enjoy live music, kids activities, giveaways and prizes, cooking demonstrations, and special events. Come see why we have been ranked a "best in class" farmers market for the last several years!

Jul
22
8:30 am08:30

Apex Farmers Market

  • 220 North Salem Street Apex, NC, 27502 United States

The Apex Farmers Market is a vibrant and growing local producers market. It is our privilege to provide our customers with fresh, local homegrown organic and conventional products as well as a variety of crafts. We hope to see you there!

Jul
22
10:00 am10:00

Beehive Tour

  • Garden Supply Company

Join us for a beehive tour!  Jason, our resident bee expert, will take you on a tour of our very own beehives.  Whether you've always wanted to see how an active hive works, you're interested in becoming a bee keeper or you're an experienced beekeeper that just wants to see other folk's setups,  this tour is for you!  Please note, this is a tour of active beehives.  While our bees are extremely gentle, they are infact active bees, we do not expect anyone to get stung however, it is a possibility.  To help ensure that everyone is able to see and hear the information presented, we are keeping this tour to a 15 person maximum, so please be sure to register!

Jul
22
8:00 pm20:00

Best of the Beach Comedy Showcase Hosted by Larry Weaver

  • The Cary Theater

“Best of the Beach” Comedy Showcase! ,

Can’t make it to the beach this weekend? We’re bringing the Beach to Cary with an all-star lineup featuring the hottest comedians from the Carolina Coast. It’s another “Hometown Hilarity” showcase hosted by the Triangle’s own nationally-touring comedy headliner, Larry Weaver. He’s combed the beach to find the best up-and-coming comedy acts – including many of the best from the Port City Comedy Festival. With comedians this hot, you might need to wear sunscreen!

Will Call tickets may be picked up at The Cary starting one hour prior to the performance.

Jul
22
8:00 pm20:00

Grease Sing-A-Long

  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre

 Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre will host Sing-a-long-a Grease, when the unique, interactive show rolls into town, marking the 45th anniversary of the original stage version of Grease.

You’d better shape up to sing along to the great movie musical, complete with on-screen lyrics and the chance to become a T-Bird or Pink Lady for the night and enter the world famous costume competition.

“It’s the one that you want”, says producer Ben Freedman, who previously brought us Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music. “Sing-a-long-a Grease is the show that audiences have been asking for since we first presented a singalong show back in 1999.”

Sing-a-long-a Greasers will be decked out in their own versions of fifties high school garb worn at Rydell High, including poodle skirts and saddle shoes, black leather biker and powder-pink bomber jackets, chiffon scarves and skinny ties.  Costumes are most definitely encouraged, but singing is mandatory!

Every performance starts with a Sing-a-long-a host who warms up the audience, trains them how to “hand-jive”, deploy the contents of their free magic moments fun packs and heckle in all the right places as well as judge the costume competition. “The rules are, there are no rules.”

Suitability for children: Grease is suitable for all. Children are very welcome, although evening performances can sometimes get a little lively and so may be more suitable for older children (plus the late finishing time may mean that younger ones get tired).

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes including pre-show

Jul
23
2:00 pm14:00

A Quiet Passion

  • The Cary Theater

This biopic traces the life of 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon), depicting how her romantic frustrations, relationships with her family, and reclusive nature helped shape her development as a writer. Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine, Duncan Duff, and Catherine Bailey co-star. Written and directed by Terence Davies (Sunset Song). (allmovie.com: JackRodgers)

Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.

Jul
24
Jul 28

Summer Week Long Morning Movies

  • 237 North Salem Street Apex, NC, 27502 United States

Grab the kids, snacks, and blankets and visit us for your free, favorite family-friendly movies on the big screen! Movies will be shown at 10 am with the doors opening at 9:30 am.

Jul
26
6:00 pm18:00

Wind Down Wednesdays at Waverly Place

  • 575 New Waverly Place Cary, NC, 27518 United States

Revel in live music with some of the finest musical acts in town. Waverly Place will present local performers along with vendors and restaurants each Wednesday in the promenade. Bring a lawn chair and “wind down” with family and friends; concerts are free and open to the public. This is the last Wind Down Wednesday of the season.

Jul
27
2:00 pm14:00

Obit

  • The Cary Theater

It’s a shame no one wants to talk to them at parties, because obituary writers are a surprisingly funny bunch. Ten hours before newspapers hit neighborhood doorsteps—and these days, ten minutes before news hits the web—an obit writer is racing against deadline to sum up a long and newsworthy life in under 1000 words. The details of these lives are then deposited into the cultural memory amid the daily beat of war, politics, and football scores.

Obit is the first documentary to explore the world of these writers and their subjects, focusing on the legendary team at The New York Times,who approach their daily work with journalistic rigor and narrative flair. Going beyond the byline and into the minds of those chronicling life after death on the freshly inked front lines of history, the film invites some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory, and the inevitable passage of time. What do we choose to remember? What never dies? (allmovie.com)

Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.

Jul
28
5:00 pm17:00

Bands, Bites and Boats at Bond Park

  • 190 Bond Park Drive Cary, NC, 27513 United States

Join us at the Bond Park Boathouse for live music, food trucks, and evening boat rentals.  Get your friends and family together and enjoy an evening by the lake. Food trucks and performers change each month. Live music is 6-7:30 p.m.

Jul
28
6:00 pm18:00

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

  • 8003 Regency Parkway Cary, NC, 27518 United States

Join us at the festival for a great day of beer, bourbon, music, and barbeque. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy samples of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors will be on-site!

Jul
28
7:00 pm19:00

Summer at the Springs Outdoor Concert Series

  • Holly Springs Cultural Center

The Holly Springs Cultural Center is proud to bring you the Summer at the Springs Outdoor Concert Series! Bring a lawn chair and picnic dinner and enjoy these free family-friendly concerts. Beer and wine concessions are on site, as well as a different food truck at each concert. 

Jul
28
7:00 pm19:00

Summer at the Springs

  • 300 West Ballentine Street Holly Springs, NC, 27540 United States

The Holly Springs Cultural Center is proud to bring you the Summer at the Springs Outdoor Concert Series! Bring a lawn chair and picnic dinner when you enjoy these free family-friendly concerts. Concessions and beer/wine available!

Jul
28
8:00 pm20:00

Cliff Eberhardt & Louise Mosrie Featuring Dean Driver

  • The Cary Theater

Cliff Eberhardt
cliffeberhardt.net
Cliff Eberhardt knew by age seven that he was going to be a singer and songwriter. Growing up in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, he and his brothers sang together and their parents played instruments. His dad introduced him to the guitar and he quickly taught himself to play. Fortunate enough to live close to the Main Point (one of the best folk clubs on the East Coast), he cut his teeth listening to the likes of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, and Mississippi John Hurt — receiving an early and impressive tutorial in acoustic music. At the same time, he was also listening to great pop songwriters like Cole Porter, the Gershwins, and Rodgers and Hart, which explain his penchant for great melodies and clever lyrical twists.

At fifteen, Cliff and his brother Geoff began touring as an acoustic duo, playing the Eastern club circuit until Cliff turned twenty-one and moved to Carbondale, Illinois. There he found space to develop his own voice within a vibrant and supportive music scene that included Shawn Colvin. After a couple of years there and a short stay in Colorado, Cliff moved to New York in 1978. Because the clubs were great (the Bitter End, the Speakeasy, Kenny’s Castaway, Folk City) and the company amazing (John Gorka, Suzanne Vega, Lucy Kaplansky, Julie Gold, Steve Forbert, Christine Lavin, and Shawn Colvin), New York was an ideal musician’s boot camp. Though he put in long hours as a taxi driver, Cliff worked steadily on his music throughout the 80’s, doing solo gigs and studio work, and playing guitar on the road with Richie Havens, Melanie and others. Singing advertising jingles for products like Coke, Miller Beer and Chevrolet (“The Heartbeat of America” campaign) allowed him to devote more time to his songwriting.

Louise Mosrie
louisemosrie.com
Louise grew up in the small town just outside of Nashville, TN on a farm with British parents and several siblings – riding horses, writing poetry and singing with the radio. After college in Knoxville, she “borrowed” her brother’s Sears guitar, bought a simple chord book and started writing songs. The early material was mostly acoustic pop as she tried to channel her English roots while listening to Everything But the Girl and The Sundays.
Fast forward a few years, a move back to Nashville and some deep soul searching, Louise began writing songs about the South – what she knew and where she grew up. In 2008, she began working on a new album eventually to be called “Home” because she’d come full circle in her “voice” as a writer. The album was a mix of bluegrass, country and folk and as she weaved in lush stories and songs about southern life, she was even introduced once as “…William Faulkner with a guitar”. With those songs, she entered some song contests connected to festivals and ended up winning top awards at Kerrville Folk Festival, Wildflower! Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. “Home” debuted at #1 on the Folk DJ charts in January 2010 and went on to be one of the most played albums that year for that chart.

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Will Call tickets may be picked up at the box office beginning one hour prior to the concert.

Jul
29
8:00 am08:00

Downtown Farmers Market

  • 135 West Chatham Street Cary, NC, 27511 United States

The market is a growers-only market, with only handcrafted goods for sale and features items grown or crafted by the vendors, who have traveled less than a 100-mile radius of downtown Cary. The market is always open, rain or shine.

Jul
29
8:30 am08:30

Holly Springs Farmers Market

  • 128 South Main Street Holly Springs, NC, 27540 United States

Everything you find at our market is grown, raised, or produced in NC! Our vendors have a nice selection of fresh local produce, free-range eggs, pasture-raised meats, artisanal foods, and more!

We are open every Saturday from May through mid-October, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, rain or shine.

You'll also enjoy live music, kids activities, giveaways and prizes, cooking demonstrations, and special events. Come see why we have been ranked a "best in class" farmers market for the last several years!

Jul
29
8:30 am08:30

Apex Farmers Market

  • 220 North Salem Street Apex, NC, 27502 United States

The Apex Farmers Market is a vibrant and growing local producers market. It is our privilege to provide our customers with fresh, local homegrown organic and conventional products as well as a variety of crafts. We hope to see you there!

Jul
29
2:00 pm14:00

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

  • 8003 Regency Parkway Cary, NC, 27518 United States

Join us at the festival for a great day of beer, bourbon, music, and barbeque. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy samples of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors will be on-site!

Jul
29
7:00 pm19:00

The Women (2008)

  • The Cary Theater

Veteran producer/director Diane English (The Lathe of Heaven, Murphy Brown) helms this contemporized remake of George Cukor’s beloved proto-feminist comedy drama The Women (1939), an adaptation of Clare Boothe Luce’s play. The English version follows the gossip, bitchy wisecracking, and overall disillusionment that erupt among a group of socialite friends when their dearest and most envied learns of her husband’s marital infidelity at the hands of a backstabbing shopgirl. The all-female cast is fronted by Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Candice Bergen, with supporting roles inhabited by Bette Midler, Cloris Leachman, and Carrie Fisher. (allmovie.com: Nathan Southern) Please note movie discounts or passes are not allowed for this film.

Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.

Jul
30
12:30 pm12:30

Cary's Downtown Chowdown

  • 319 South Academy Street Cary, NC, 27511 United States

Join us along Academy Street and Downtown Park for the third of four food truck rallies. Enjoy some of the best food in the Triangle or have a drink from craft beer and wine vendors while enjoying music from local performers.

Jul
30
12:30 pm12:30

Cary's Downtown Chowdown

  • Downtown Cary

Join us along Chatham Street in Downtown Cary for our food truck rodeo!  Your favorite food trucks, plus local beer and wine vendors will line the street along with seating areas and music from local performers throughout the day.

Dozens of the Triangle’s leading food trucks set to park along Chatham Street between Harrison Avenue and Walker Street on Sunday, flanked by live music and a beer garden.

The remaining event is October 1.

Jul
30
2:00 pm14:00

The Opposite Sex

  • The Cary Theater

The Opposite Sex is an opulent musical remake of Clare Booth Luce’s The Women (1939). June Allyson stars in the old Norma Shearer role, playing the virtuous wife who loses her husband to scheming Joan Collins (as the Joan Crawford character). At first agreeing to a divorce, June decides to win hubby back by utilizing the same crafty feminine wiles that Joan had employed to lead him astray. Doloress Gray plays the counterpart to Rosalind Russell’s vitriolic gossip. The original The Women boasted an all-female cast: the remake includes several male characters, played by the likes of MGM contractees Leslie Nielsen and Jeff Richards. Dick Shawn, Jim Backus and Harry James are also on hand, billed as “special guest stars.” The satirical bite of The Women has been softened in The Opposite Sex, but musical fans should have a good time. Sammy Cahn, Nicholas Brodszky, Ralph Freed and George Stoll were among the songwriters; Collins, Allyson and Jeff Richards perform musical numbers in the film. (allmovie.com: Hal Erickson) Please note movie discounts or passes are not allowed for this film.

Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.

Jul
30
3:00 pm15:00

Author Jacqueline Leigh: Children's Book Release Party

  • Bond Brothers Brewery

Bond Brothers Brewery and Author Jacqueline Leigh are excited to celebrate the release of her debut Picture Book, Time For Bed With Ford And Red. The event is open to the community. Come out and enjoy locally made ice cream by Fresh, craft beer and arts & crafts for the kids.

Aug
4
5:00 pm17:00

Locally Made Market

  • The Mayton Inn

Locally Made Market serves to showcase local artisans and their handmade goods. We focus on diverse, high-quality and original work. You can follow us @locallymademarket or visit our website at www.locallymademarket.com. We can't wait to see you there!

Aug
4
7:00 pm19:00

Starlight Concert Series: Jamrock

  • 119 Ambassador Loop Cary, NC, 27513 United States

Starlight Concert favorite Jamrock returns to fill the air with their authentic reggae rhythms.  Rock out with “Yard Style” reggae, including Lovers Rock, Oldies, Dancehall, and Roots music. The event is free.

Aug
4
7:30 pm19:30

Cary Arts Center presents: The Women by Claire Booth Luce

  • 101 Dry Avenue Cary, NC, 27511 United States

Claire Booth Luce’s witty satire on women and their roles in 1930s New York offers fresh insights into how those roles have and have not changed! This play, featuring a cast entirely of women, is part of the second annual Women’s Theatre Festival celebrated throughout the Triangle. 

Aug
4
8:30 pm20:30

Movies by Moonlight

  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre

In what has become a popular summer favorite, the “Movies by Moonlight” Series presented by WakeMed Cary Hospital, will take place from June through August. Finding Dory (PG) will be premiering August 4 at 8:30 pm.

For just $5 (kids under 12 are free) patrons can bring a blanket or chair as the spacious lawn at Booth Amphitheatre is transformed in to a giant outdoor movie. A portion of the Movies By Moonlight proceeds will benefit the WakeMed Children’s hospital.

Aug
5
7:15 am07:15

Bella Rose Strides for Babies 5K & Fun Run

  • 211 Soccer Park Drive Cary, NC, 27511 United States

The Bella Rose Strides for Babies 5K is a run/walk with proceeds benefitting CJ First Candle held every August at the Wake Med Soccer Park in Cary, NC in honor of Bella Rose Diaz.

In May of 2011, tragedy struck the Carolina Family Practice and Sports Medicine family when Amy Diaz, one of our beloved employees, suffered the heartbreaking loss of her beautiful and charismatic baby daughter Bella Rose to the dreadful mystery that is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS. To honor her, Carolina Family Practice and Sports Medicine worked with the CJ Foundation for SIDS (now CJ First Candle) to organize the Bella Rose Strides for Babies 5K. In 5 years, the event has raised nearly $125,000 for the cause. We hope to have another great event this year further helping to promote awareness and fund research for SIDS.

Aug
5
8:00 am08:00

Charity Fundraiser for Guardian Angel Thrift

  • 742 North Main Street Fuquay Varina, NC, 27526 United States

One Way Back and Peck City Sound Bands presents Charity Fundraiser for Guardian Angel Thrift. This free event will be selling hamburgers and hot dogs prepared and donated by Just E’nugh. There will be raffle boxes filled with delightful gifts from local merchants. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of family fun while raising funds for Alzheimer’s Research and Respite Care.

Aug
5
8:00 am08:00

Bella Rose Strides for Babies 5K & Fun Run

  • 201 Soccer Park Drive Cary, NC, 27511 United States

The Bella Rose Strides for Babies 5K is a run/walk with proceeds benefitting CJ First Candle held every August at the Wake Med Soccer Park in honor of Bella Rose Diaz who passed away from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS in May of 2011.

Aug
5
8:00 am08:00

Downtown Farmers Market

  • 135 West Chatham Street Cary, NC, 27511 United States

The market is a growers-only market, with only handcrafted goods for sale and features items grown or crafted by the vendors, who have traveled less than a 100-mile radius of downtown Cary. The market is always open, rain or shine.

Aug
5
8:00 am08:00

Charity Fundraiser for Guardian Angel Thrift

  • Guardian Angel Thrift

One Way Back and Peck City Sound Bands presents Charity Fundraiser for Guardian Angel Thrift. This event is free to the public and will take place in the parking lot of the Fuquay-Varina store located at 742 N Main Street.

The event will be selling hamburgers and hot dogs will be prepared and donated by Just E'nugh. Raffle boxes will be filled with delightful gifts from local merchants. Time Share ownership at Hilton Head SC, week 47 each year, included in one raffle box, plus on site silent auction with special gifts.

Bring your lawn chairs, wallet and enjoy an evening of clean family fun while helping raise funds for Alzheimer's Research and Respite Care.

Aug
5
8:30 am08:30

Holly Springs Farmers Market

  • 128 South Main Street Holly Springs, NC, 27540 United States

Everything you find at our market is grown, raised, or produced in NC! Our vendors have a nice selection of fresh local produce, free-range eggs, pasture-raised meats, artisanal foods, and more!

We are open every Saturday from May through mid-October, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, rain or shine.

You'll also enjoy live music, kids activities, giveaways and prizes, cooking demonstrations, and special events. Come see why we have been ranked a "best in class" farmers market for the last several years!

Aug
5
8:30 am08:30

Apex Farmers Market

  • 220 North Salem Street Apex, NC, 27502 United States

The Apex Farmers Market is a vibrant and growing local producers market. It is our privilege to provide our customers with fresh, local homegrown organic and conventional products as well as a variety of crafts. We hope to see you there!

Aug
6
3:00 pm15:00

Cary Arts Center presents: The Women by Claire Booth Luce

  • 101 Dry Avenue Cary, NC, 27511 United States

Claire Booth Luce’s witty satire on women and their roles in 1930s New York offers fresh insights into how those roles have and have not changed! This play, featuring a cast entirely of women, is part of the second annual Women’s Theatre Festival celebrated throughout the Triangle. 

Aug
10
7:00 am07:00

SAS Junior Championship Formed as TYGA Competition

  • Prestonwood Country Club

Tournament officials announced today that the SAS Championship, in partnership with the Triangle Youth Golf Association (TYGA) and Prestonwood Country Club, will host the inaugural SAS Junior Championship on Thursday, August 10th.

 

The event will be open to 105 junior golfers, both male and female, ages 12 – 18 (as of August 10, 2017). All participants must reside in either Wake County or an adjacent county (including Durham, Chatham, Johnston, Franklin, Granville, Harnett or Nash County).

In addition to the golf tournament, the SAS Junior Championship will feature exclusive programs throughout the day, including breakfast with PGA Tour Champions professionals Mike Goodes and Neal Lancaster, a seminar with current collegiate golf coaches and a VIP gift package. SAS Championship volunteers will assist in the management and operation of the day-long event.

 

Registration to the SAS Junior Championship for TYGA is now open to at www.tygajuniorgolf.org, with a fee of $50 for members and $65 for non-members. Parents and guests are welcome at each meal, but are asked to pay for their meal.  Breakfast is $10 and lunch is $15.

A portion of the registration fees will go to support The First Tee of the Triangle and their mission of impacting the lives of young people through the game of golf.

 

SAS Junior Championship - Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 10, 2017

7:00 am – 8:00 am                Player registration

8:00 am – 9:00 am                Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:45 am                Range open for warm-up

10:00 am                               Shotgun start

3:00 pm                                 Awards Luncheon

3:30 pm                                 College Golf Seminar

 

Parents and guests are welcome at each meal, but are asked to pay for their meal.  Breakfast is $10 and lunch is $15.

Aug
10
8:30 pm20:30

Movies by Moonlight

  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre

In what has become a popular summer favorite, the “Movies by Moonlight” Series presented by WakeMed Cary Hospital, will take place from June through August. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG-13) will be premiering August 10 at 8:30 pm.

For just $5 (kids under 12 are free) patrons can bring a blanket or chair as the spacious lawn at Booth Amphitheatre is transformed in to a giant outdoor movie. A portion of the Movies By Moonlight proceeds will benefit the WakeMed Children’s hospital.

Aug
11
7:00 pm19:00

S'mores Fun with Mom

  • 801 High House Road Cary, NC, 27513 United States

Join us for S'more Fun with Mom, Bond Park's Mother/Son adventure! This fun evening will include a scavenger hunt hike, music and games, and of course s'mores. Pre-registration required. 

Aug
11
7:00 pm19:00

Summer at the Springs

  • 300 West Ballentine Street Holly Springs, NC, 27540 United States

The Holly Springs Cultural Center is proud to bring you the Summer at the Springs Outdoor Concert Series! Bring a lawn chair and picnic dinner when you enjoy these free family-friendly concerts. Concessions and beer/wine available!

Aug
11
7:00 pm19:00

Summer at the Springs Outdoor Concert Series

  • Holly Springs Cultural Center

The Holly Springs Cultural Center is proud to bring you the Summer at the Springs Outdoor Concert Series! Bring a lawn chair and picnic dinner and enjoy these free family-friendly concerts. Beer and wine concessions are on site, as well as a different food truck at each concert. 

Aug
12
8:00 am08:00

Downtown Farmers Market

  • 135 West Chatham Street Cary, NC, 27511 United States

The market is a growers-only market, with only handcrafted goods for sale and features items grown or crafted by the vendors, who have traveled less than a 100-mile radius of downtown Cary. The market is always open, rain or shine.

Aug
12
8:30 am08:30

Holly Springs Farmers Market

  • 128 South Main Street Holly Springs, NC, 27540 United States

Everything you find at our market is grown, raised, or produced in NC! Our vendors have a nice selection of fresh local produce, free-range eggs, pasture-raised meats, artisanal foods, and more!

We are open every Saturday from May through mid-October, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, rain or shine.

You'll also enjoy live music, kids activities, giveaways and prizes, cooking demonstrations, and special events. Come see why we have been ranked a "best in class" farmers market for the last several years!

Aug
12
8:30 am08:30

Apex Farmers Market

  • 220 North Salem Street Apex, NC, 27502 United States

The Apex Farmers Market is a vibrant and growing local producers market. It is our privilege to provide our customers with fresh, local homegrown organic and conventional products as well as a variety of crafts. We hope to see you there!

Aug
13
12:00 pm12:00

Downtown Cary Food & Flea

  • Ashworth Village

Fine art, vintage finds and fantastic foods: with over 50 vendors, we bring a unique, local shopping experience to our community. We are a handmade artist and vintage market that is one-of-a-kind! Join us the 2nd Sunday of each month.

Aug
13
12:00 pm12:00

Downtown Cary Food & Flea

  • 111 West Chatham Street Cary, NC, 27511 United States

Fine art, vintage finds and fantastic foods: with over 50 vendors, we bring a unique, local shopping experience to our community. We are a handmade artist and vintage market that is one-of-a-kind! Join us the 2nd Sunday of each month.

Aug
17
6:00 pm18:00

Pizza & A Movie

  • 237 North Salem Street Apex, NC, 27502 United States

Spend a fun-filled evening viewing a film in our cozy theatre. We set up tables and only 80 chairs for this special event. Enjoy a slice or two of pizza while watching the movie. Additionally, bottled water, fruit and dessert are included while you sit back and enjoy the show.

Aug
19
8:00 am08:00

Downtown Farmers Market

  • 135 West Chatham Street Cary, NC, 27511 United States

The market is a growers-only market, with only handcrafted goods for sale and features items grown or crafted by the vendors, who have traveled less than a 100-mile radius of downtown Cary. The market is always open, rain or shine.

Aug
19
8:30 am08:30

Holly Springs Farmers Market

  • 128 South Main Street Holly Springs, NC, 27540 United States

Everything you find at our market is grown, raised, or produced in NC! Our vendors have a nice selection of fresh local produce, free-range eggs, pasture-raised meats, artisanal foods, and more!

We are open every Saturday from May through mid-October, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, rain or shine.

You'll also enjoy live music, kids activities, giveaways and prizes, cooking demonstrations, and special events. Come see why we have been ranked a "best in class" farmers market for the last several years!

Aug
19
8:30 am08:30

Apex Farmers Market

  • 220 North Salem Street Apex, NC, 27502 United States

The Apex Farmers Market is a vibrant and growing local producers market. It is our privilege to provide our customers with fresh, local homegrown organic and conventional products as well as a variety of crafts. We hope to see you there!

Aug
21
Aug 25

Summer Week Long Morning Movies

  • 237 North Salem Street Apex, NC, 27502 United States

Grab the kids, snacks, and blankets and visit us for your free, favorite family-friendly movies on the big screen! Movies will be shown at 10 am with the doors opening at 9:30 am.

Aug
25
5:00 pm17:00

Bands, Bites and Boats at Bond Park

  • 190 Bond Park Drive Cary, NC, 27513 United States

Join us at the Bond Park Boathouse for live music, food trucks, and evening boat rentals.  Get your friends and family together and enjoy an evening by the lake. Food trucks and performers change each month. Live music is 6-7:30 p.m.

Aug
25
7:00 pm19:00

Summer at the Springs Outdoor Concert Series

  • Holly Springs Cultural Center

The Holly Springs Cultural Center is proud to bring you the Summer at the Springs Outdoor Concert Series! Bring a lawn chair and picnic dinner and enjoy these free family-friendly concerts. Beer and wine concessions are on site, as well as a different food truck at each concert. 

Aug
25
7:00 pm19:00

Summer at the Springs

  • 300 West Ballentine Street Holly Springs, NC, 27540 United States

The Holly Springs Cultural Center is proud to bring you the Summer at the Springs Outdoor Concert Series! Bring a lawn chair and picnic dinner when you enjoy these free family-friendly concerts. Concessions and beer/wine available!

Aug
26
8:00 am08:00

Downtown Farmers Market

  • 135 West Chatham Street Cary, NC, 27511 United States

The market is a growers-only market, with only handcrafted goods for sale and features items grown or crafted by the vendors, who have traveled less than a 100-mile radius of downtown Cary. The market is always open, rain or shine.

Aug
26
8:30 am08:30

Apex Farmers Market

  • 220 North Salem Street Apex, NC, 27502 United States

The Apex Farmers Market is a vibrant and growing local producers market. It is our privilege to provide our customers with fresh, local homegrown organic and conventional products as well as a variety of crafts. We hope to see you there!

Aug
26
8:30 am08:30

Holly Springs Farmers Market

  • 128 South Main Street Holly Springs, NC, 27540 United States

Everything you find at our market is grown, raised, or produced in NC! Our vendors have a nice selection of fresh local produce, free-range eggs, pasture-raised meats, artisanal foods, and more!

We are open every Saturday from May through mid-October, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, rain or shine.

You'll also enjoy live music, kids activities, giveaways and prizes, cooking demonstrations, and special events. Come see why we have been ranked a "best in class" farmers market for the last several years!

Aug
26
9:00 am09:00

41st Annual Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

  • 316 North Academy Street Cary, NC, 27513 United States

Come join us at the 41st Annual Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival. In 2016, the festival expanded from a one-day event to a two day event. The 41st will continue in the two day format and the festival will remain on Cary’s Town Hall Campus. Gather for a celebration of art, music, and food!

Aug
27
12:30 pm12:30

41st Annual Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

  • 316 North Academy Street Cary, NC, 27513 United States

Come join us at the 41st Annual Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival. In 2016, the festival expanded from a one-day event to a two day event. The 41st will continue in the two day format and the festival will remain on Cary’s Town Hall Campus. Gather for a celebration of art, music, and food!

Aug
30
6:00 pm18:00

Wind Down Wednesdays - End of Summer 2017

  • Waverly Place

Wind Down Wednesday End-of-Summer Concert  featuring The Embers is August 30th from 6pm – 9pm. Presented by Johnson Subaru and McNutt Orthodontics.

Plan to come early, or stay late and stroll around the shops, grab a bite to eat, or relax with a massage.

All concerts are free and open to the public. Lawn chairs are welcome, as well as people-friendly dogs. The toddler and the big kid playground areas will be open, and the splash pad will run 5pm-7pm.

Beverages and a variety of hand-held foods will be available at stations around the promenade park. Several Waverly restaurants have special Wind Down Wednesday meals, baskets and promotions. See the Promotions section of our website for details.

Outside alcohol, glass containers and coolers are prohibited. Small lunchboxes with water and food necessary for young children will be allowed after being checked at entrances.

Sep
2
8:00 am08:00

Downtown Farmers Market

  • 135 West Chatham Street Cary, NC, 27511 United States

The market is a growers-only market, with only handcrafted goods for sale and features items grown or crafted by the vendors, who have traveled less than a 100-mile radius of downtown Cary. The market is always open, rain or shine.

Sep
2
8:30 am08:30

Holly Springs Farmers Market

  • 128 South Main Street Holly Springs, NC, 27540 United States

Everything you find at our market is grown, raised, or produced in NC! Our vendors have a nice selection of fresh local produce, free-range eggs, pasture-raised meats, artisanal foods, and more!

We are open every Saturday from May through mid-October, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, rain or shine.

You'll also enjoy live music, kids activities, giveaways and prizes, cooking demonstrations, and special events. Come see why we have been ranked a "best in class" farmers market for the last several years!

Sep
4
7:00 am07:00

The Carying Place Tenth Annual Labor Day “Race for Home”

  • 8003 Regency Parkway Cary, NC, 27518 United States

The Carying Place's (TCP) Tenth Annual Labor Day “Race for Home”. It is a family-friendly, community event with 10K and 5K races (competitive and recreational) as well as family activities. Events include a family fun mile, raffle ticket purchase for prizes, center stage entertainment during the races and music for the entire family. Well-mannered dogs on leashes are welcome to cheer on the runners (races are for humans only). Community as well as pet/dog service vendors will also be present. Parents may participate in the race with kids in strollers but all kids must be registered (FREE but $10 donation requested) and numbered.

The race venue is Koka Booth Amphitheater. Race registration fees are 10K - $40 per person and 5K - $30 per person with a $5 additional fee for anyone registering after August 29th. The family fun mile is no cost but requires online registration with a $10 donation requested. More race information, sponsorship sign-up and online registration can be found at www.labordayraceforhome.org. All proceeds from this event will support and give a hand up to the families we serve.

Media Contact: Leslie Covington, Executive Director;
Email: leslie.covington@thecaryingplace.org; Phone: (919) 462-1800

Sep
7
8:00 pm20:00

Rock of Ages

  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Theatre Raleigh and Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre have partnered for the rock/jukebox musical— Rock of Ages on September 7th- 10th. Rock of Ages takes you back to the time where rock was dominated by dudes in make-up with big voices, big egos, and even bigger hair! Grab your Aqua Net- you won’t want to miss this raucously fun trip to the 80s.

This will mark the first time that the two organizations have joined forces and will be the debut of a Theatre Raleigh production under the stars.

They go on sale on Friday, May 12 at 12 p.m. Gold Circle price: $32.50; Lawn G/A Price: $20; Tables: $32.50; Student Rush: $10 front row – Day of show only for patrons with Valid Student ID.

Sep
8
8:00 pm20:00

Rock of Ages

  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Theatre Raleigh and Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre have partnered for the rock/jukebox musical— Rock of Ages on September 7th- 10th. Rock of Ages takes you back to the time where rock was dominated by dudes in make-up with big voices, big egos, and even bigger hair! Grab your Aqua Net- you won’t want to miss this raucously fun trip to the 80s.

This will mark the first time that the two organizations have joined forces and will be the debut of a Theatre Raleigh production under the stars.

They go on sale on Friday, May 12 at 12 p.m. Gold Circle price: $32.50; Lawn G/A Price: $20; Tables: $32.50; Student Rush: $10 front row – Day of show only for patrons with Valid Student ID.

Sep
9
8:00 am08:00

Downtown Farmers Market

  • 135 West Chatham Street Cary, NC, 27511 United States

The market is a growers-only market, with only handcrafted goods for sale and features items grown or crafted by the vendors, who have traveled less than a 100-mile radius of downtown Cary. The market is always open, rain or shine.

Sep
9
8:30 am08:30

Holly Springs Farmers Market

  • 128 South Main Street Holly Springs, NC, 27540 United States

Everything you find at our market is grown, raised, or produced in NC! Our vendors have a nice selection of fresh local produce, free-range eggs, pasture-raised meats, artisanal foods, and more!

We are open every Saturday from May through mid-October, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, rain or shine.

You'll also enjoy live music, kids activities, giveaways and prizes, cooking demonstrations, and special events. Come see why we have been ranked a "best in class" farmers market for the last several years!

Sep
9
10:00 am10:00

Fall into Action Event

  • Centrum Plaza

Cary Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is having a disaster preparedness event at Centrum Plaza, 2342 Walnut Street, Cary, NC 27511, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 9, 2017.  This free event is open to the public and all media.

The event will include many hands-on stations to learn what an individual needs to consider to get ready for an emergency or disaster both at home and while they are in public situations.  Although many of the activities will also be children-friendly, there will be special entertainment for the children while the parents learn at each of the stations.  The event will be free.

September is National Preparedness Month as declared by FEMA and Cary CERT would like to help educate the public toward this goal.  The month is a reminder to take action and prepare for any type of emergency that can affect us where we live, work, and visit.

Cary CERT is located in Cary, North Carolina, and is sponsored by the Cary Fire Department.  Our local website is at http://www.carycert.org.  The goal of CERT is to educate people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and train residents in basic disaster response skills.  More information about the national CERT program is available at https://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/.

Sep
9
10:00 am10:00

Southwest Wake Community Festival

  • Hope Community Church - Apex Campus

This festival celebrates the wide variety of new and existing businesses that have recently made southern Wake County a mecca for new business development. The festival attracts hundreds of local and regional visitors so it is a perfect way to reach consumers directly while also networking with other expo vendors.

This year the Apex, Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina Chambers decided to merge and create one big event. This will give much greater opportunity for networking and communication. Southwest Wake Festival will offer food trucks and activities for kids which will make it family friendly.

Sep
9
8:00 pm20:00

Rock of Ages

  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Theatre Raleigh and Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre have partnered for the rock/jukebox musical— Rock of Ages on September 7th- 10th. Rock of Ages takes you back to the time where rock was dominated by dudes in make-up with big voices, big egos, and even bigger hair! Grab your Aqua Net- you won’t want to miss this raucously fun trip to the 80s.

This will mark the first time that the two organizations have joined forces and will be the debut of a Theatre Raleigh production under the stars.

They go on sale on Friday, May 12 at 12 p.m. Gold Circle price: $32.50; Lawn G/A Price: $20; Tables: $32.50; Student Rush: $10 front row – Day of show only for patrons with Valid Student ID.

Sep
10
12:00 pm12:00

Downtown Cary Food & Flea

  • Ashworth Village

Fine art, vintage finds and fantastic foods: with over 50 vendors, we bring a unique, local shopping experience to our community. We are a handmade artist and vintage market that is one-of-a-kind! Join us the 2nd Sunday of each month.

Sep
10
8:00 pm20:00

Rock of Ages

  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Theatre Raleigh and Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre have partnered for the rock/jukebox musical— Rock of Ages on September 7th- 10th. Rock of Ages takes you back to the time where rock was dominated by dudes in make-up with big voices, big egos, and even bigger hair! Grab your Aqua Net- you won’t want to miss this raucously fun trip to the 80s.

This will mark the first time that the two organizations have joined forces and will be the debut of a Theatre Raleigh production under the stars.

They go on sale on Friday, May 12 at 12 p.m. Gold Circle price: $32.50; Lawn G/A Price: $20; Tables: $32.50; Student Rush: $10 front row – Day of show only for patrons with Valid Student ID.

Sep
16
8:00 am08:00

Downtown Farmers Market

  • 135 West Chatham Street Cary, NC, 27511 United States

The market is a growers-only market, with only handcrafted goods for sale and features items grown or crafted by the vendors, who have traveled less than a 100-mile radius of downtown Cary. The market is always open, rain or shine.

Sep
16
8:30 am08:30

Holly Springs Farmers Market

  • 128 South Main Street Holly Springs, NC, 27540 United States

Everything you find at our market is grown, raised, or produced in NC! Our vendors have a nice selection of fresh local produce, free-range eggs, pasture-raised meats, artisanal foods, and more!

We are open every Saturday from May through mid-October, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, rain or shine.

You'll also enjoy live music, kids activities, giveaways and prizes, cooking demonstrations, and special events. Come see why we have been ranked a "best in class" farmers market for the last several years!

Sep
16
8:30 am08:30

Cary Scavenger Hunt

  • Page-Walker Arts & History Center

Cary's Biggest Adventure! Teams compete to find the most answers to the 70 clue questions during a 4 hour timed window by logging them into our phone app. Clues include parks, greenways, schools, local businesses, public art and town trivia. Winners in three categories awarded trophies and cash prizes.

Sep
16
7:30 pm19:30

Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy

  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Superstar comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy come together for Jeff & Larry’s Backyard BBQ to bring an unforgettable night of comedy to Cary, NC. During this momentous event, both comedians will deliver a laughter-packed evening of all new material before they come together on stage for an uproarious encore you won’t want to miss!

 

Sep
23
8:00 am08:00

Downtown Farmers Market

  • 135 West Chatham Street Cary, NC, 27511 United States

The market is a growers-only market, with only handcrafted goods for sale and features items grown or crafted by the vendors, who have traveled less than a 100-mile radius of downtown Cary. The market is always open, rain or shine.

Sep
23
8:30 am08:30

Holly Springs Farmers Market

  • 128 South Main Street Holly Springs, NC, 27540 United States

Everything you find at our market is grown, raised, or produced in NC! Our vendors have a nice selection of fresh local produce, free-range eggs, pasture-raised meats, artisanal foods, and more!

We are open every Saturday from May through mid-October, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, rain or shine.

You'll also enjoy live music, kids activities, giveaways and prizes, cooking demonstrations, and special events. Come see why we have been ranked a "best in class" farmers market for the last several years!

Sep
24
7:00 pm19:00

An Evening with Alison Krauss & David Gray

  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Alison inhabits–and liberates–the very essence that makes each of the songs eternal. While they span different eras and musical genres, there is a unifying sensibility. Some of the songs are familiar–like “Gentle On My Mind,” a signature song of Glen Campbell’s, and “You Don’t Know Me” which was a hit for Eddy Arnold and Ray Charles. Others were lesser known, like Willie Nelson’s “I Never Cared For You” and “All Alone Am I,” originally recorded by Brenda Lee.

Twenty one years since his first studio album, David Gray’s tenth and latest, Mutineers, finds the singer-songwriter steering into unfamiliar territory while cultivating a pugnacious but respectful relationship with his own history. “I think if you’re going forward with an open heart, good things will happen,” says David. “You have to sort of tear up the past and let it go.”
David’s past includes the phenomenal success of White Ladder (seven million copies sold), one of three UK number one albums, with records that became ubiquitous and others that needed to be sought out to be heard. It’s a richness of terrain and experience over a duration that belies the traditions and expectations of popular music as surely as the songs themselves.

Despite such variance in both the content and reception of his prior output, the only certainty David had at the commencement of his new recording was the need to surprise himself, not just in terms of how he worked, but the ideas that drove him and the people he worked with.

Sep
30
8:00 am08:00

Downtown Farmers Market

  • 135 West Chatham Street Cary, NC, 27511 United States

The market is a growers-only market, with only handcrafted goods for sale and features items grown or crafted by the vendors, who have traveled less than a 100-mile radius of downtown Cary. The market is always open, rain or shine.

Sep
30
8:30 am08:30

Holly Springs Farmers Market

  • 128 South Main Street Holly Springs, NC, 27540 United States

Everything you find at our market is grown, raised, or produced in NC! Our vendors have a nice selection of fresh local produce, free-range eggs, pasture-raised meats, artisanal foods, and more!

We are open every Saturday from May through mid-October, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, rain or shine.

You'll also enjoy live music, kids activities, giveaways and prizes, cooking demonstrations, and special events. Come see why we have been ranked a "best in class" farmers market for the last several years!

Oct
1
12:30 pm12:30

Cary's Downtown Chowdown

  • Downtown Cary

Join us along Chatham Street in Downtown Cary for our food truck rodeo!  Your favorite food trucks, plus local beer and wine vendors will line the street along with seating areas and music from local performers throughout the day.

Dozens of the Triangle’s leading food trucks set to park along Chatham Street between Harrison Avenue and Walker Street on Sunday, flanked by live music and a beer garden.

The remaining event is October 1.

Oct
7
8:30 am08:30

Holly Springs Farmers Market

  • 128 South Main Street Holly Springs, NC, 27540 United States

Everything you find at our market is grown, raised, or produced in NC! Our vendors have a nice selection of fresh local produce, free-range eggs, pasture-raised meats, artisanal foods, and more!

We are open every Saturday from May through mid-October, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, rain or shine.

You'll also enjoy live music, kids activities, giveaways and prizes, cooking demonstrations, and special events. Come see why we have been ranked a "best in class" farmers market for the last several years!

Oct
8
12:00 pm12:00

Downtown Cary Food & Flea

  • Ashworth Village

Fine art, vintage finds and fantastic foods: with over 50 vendors, we bring a unique, local shopping experience to our community. We are a handmade artist and vintage market that is one-of-a-kind! Join us the 2nd Sunday of each month.

Oct
14
8:30 am08:30

Holly Springs Farmers Market

  • 128 South Main Street Holly Springs, NC, 27540 United States

Everything you find at our market is grown, raised, or produced in NC! Our vendors have a nice selection of fresh local produce, free-range eggs, pasture-raised meats, artisanal foods, and more!

We are open every Saturday from May through mid-October, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, rain or shine.

You'll also enjoy live music, kids activities, giveaways and prizes, cooking demonstrations, and special events. Come see why we have been ranked a "best in class" farmers market for the last several years!

Oct
20
10:00 am10:00

Look On The Bright Side Quilt Show

  • Dennis Wicker Civic Center

Hearts and Hands ECA Quilters' Guild proudly presents our two day quilt show. Come out and browse over 30 vendor booths and lots of quilts. Enjoy our handmade items, antique displays and the famous "Quiltmobile" driven by life size stuffed Lucy and Ethel dolls. A lunch booth will be catered by Sanford's famous Ms Lacy's. We have 2 "Bionic" raffle bags filled with over $300.00 of quilting tools and an amazing raffle quilt.

Oct
21
10:00 am10:00

Look On The Bright Side Quilt Show

  • Dennis Wicker Civic Center

Hearts and Hands ECA Quilters' Guild proudly presents our two day quilt show. Come out and browse over 30 vendor booths and lots of quilts. Enjoy our handmade items, antique displays and the famous "Quiltmobile" driven by life size stuffed Lucy and Ethel dolls. A lunch booth will be catered by Sanford's famous Ms Lacy's. We have 2 "Bionic" raffle bags filled with over $300.00 of quilting tools and an amazing raffle quilt.

Oct
22
7:00 pm19:00

Chris Tomlin - Good Good Father Tour

  • 8003 Regency Parkway Cary, NC, 27518 United States

Chris Tomlin will be making his way to the Koka Booth Amphitheatre on October 22 for his Good Good Father Tour with special guest, Matt Maher! Tickets are on sale Friday, June 16 at 10am. Tickets can be purchased at Booth Amphitheatre or through etix.com.

Nov
4
9:00 am09:00

76th Annual North Carolina Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival

  • 1025 Blue Ridge Road Raleigh, NC, 27607 United States

The 2017 Gourd Festival is November 4-5, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holshouser Building on the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. Admission: $2 adults; free for children under 16. This festival features displays of gourds from around the world, special gourd workshops, and vendors of dried gourds, gourd seeds, gourd crafts, gourd art, books, t-shirts, and crafting supplies. Great holiday presents! A variety of competitive categories are awarded ribbons and prizes. There is a live auction on Saturday at noon and a free gourd crafting table for kids. Details about the festival, a listing of gourd crafting workshops, and information on how to enter the competitions are on our web site: www.ncgourdsociety.org/festival. For more information, call (919) 696-0744.

Nov
5
10:00 am10:00

76th Annual North Carolina Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival

  • 1025 Blue Ridge Road Raleigh, NC, 27607 United States

The 2017 Gourd Festival is November 4-5, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holshouser Building on the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. Admission: $2 adults; free for children under 16. This festival features displays of gourds from around the world, special gourd workshops, and vendors of dried gourds, gourd seeds, gourd crafts, gourd art, books, t-shirts, and crafting supplies. Great holiday presents! A variety of competitive categories are awarded ribbons and prizes. There is a live auction on Saturday at noon and a free gourd crafting table for kids. Details about the festival, a listing of gourd crafting workshops, and information on how to enter the competitions are on our web site: www.ncgourdsociety.org/festival. For more information, call (919) 696-0744.

Nov
12
12:00 pm12:00

Downtown Cary Food & Flea

  • Ashworth Village

Fine art, vintage finds and fantastic foods: with over 50 vendors, we bring a unique, local shopping experience to our community. We are a handmade artist and vintage market that is one-of-a-kind! Join us the 2nd Sunday of each month.

Dec
10
12:00 pm12:00

Downtown Cary Food & Flea

  • Ashworth Village

Fine art, vintage finds and fantastic foods: with over 50 vendors, we bring a unique, local shopping experience to our community. We are a handmade artist and vintage market that is one-of-a-kind! Join us the 2nd Sunday of each month. This is the last event of the season.


Jun
27
5:30 pm17:30

Westwood Vacation Bible School

  • Westwood Baptist Church

Join us for Hero Central VBS! Discover Your Strength in God! Free VBS including Free dinner for kids. Ages 3 years old through 6th grade welcome. 5/6th grade will be doing local mission projects.

Jun
27
10:30 am10:30

Tuesday Novel Readers Book Discussion

  • West Regional Library

Read and discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Each month, join us for a librarian-led book discussion and share your insights and experiences with others. Each regional library offers a variety of topics and genres to pique your literary interest. 

Jun
26
7:00 pm19:00

Playwriting Basics: How to Write a Play

  • Cary Arts Center

Announcing a new CPF class! Learn the fundamentals of dramatic writing: character, voice, conflict, dialogue, dramatic structure, and more! Former Piedmont Laureate Ian Finley instructs. Fees: $64 (Cary resident), $107(Non-Cary resident) for 6 classes (ages 16+)

Registration now open: http://www.townofcary.org/recreation-enjoy…/programs-classes

Jun
26
5:30 pm17:30

Westwood Vacation Bible School

  • Westwood Baptist Church

Join us for Hero Central VBS! Discover Your Strength in God! Free VBS including Free dinner for kids. Ages 3 years old through 6th grade welcome. 5/6th grade will be doing local mission projects.

Jun
25
5:30 pm17:30

Westwood Vacation Bible School

  • Westwood Baptist Church

Join us for Hero Central VBS! Discover Your Strength in God! Free VBS including Free dinner for kids. Ages 3 years old through 6th grade welcome. 5/6th grade will be doing local mission projects.

Jun
25
2:00 pm14:00

Nise: The Heart of Madness

  • The Cary Theater

A miracle happened in Brazil in the 1950’s. Renowned modern art museums opened their doors to artists nobody ever heard of. Many critics pointed out that theses exhibitions revealed painters that should be ranked amongst the best brazillian artists of the century. It was written that this explosion of art and beauty was a sign that something comparable to the renaissance was happening in Riio de Janeiro. Behind this miracle there was no art academy, patron or dealer, only a psychiatrist, ridiculed by her colleagues, and a painting studio at a mental hospital, in the outskirts of town. The artists were schizophrenic, poor, hospitalized for several decades, abandoned by their families and hopeless according to their doctors. This film tells the story of this “Miracle” and the life of this rebellious, frail and engaging psychiatrist: Dra. Nise da Silveira.

Jun
25
12:30 pm12:30

Cary's Downtown Chowdown

  • Downtown Cary

Join us along Academy Street in Downtown Cary for our food truck rodeo!  Your favorite food trucks, plus local beer and wine vendors will line the street along with seating areas and music from local performers throughout the day.

Dozens of the Triangle’s leading food trucks set to park on Sunday, flanked by live music and a beer garden.

The remaining dates are July 30 and October 1.

 

Jun
24
9:15 pm21:15

Colossal

  • The Cary Theater

After breaking up with her boyfriend and returning to her small hometown, a down-on-her-luck woman (Anne Hathaway) is shocked to discover that a Godzilla-like monster rampaging through South Korea is controlled by her movements while she’s drunk. However, things get even more complicated when her monster battles a gigantic robot controlled by a childhood friend of hers (Jason Sudeikis). Nacho Vigalondo directed this sci-fi comedy, which received its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

Jun
24
7:00 pm19:00

Nise: The Heart of Madness

  • The Cary Theater

A miracle happened in Brazil in the 1950’s. Renowned modern art museums opened their doors to artists nobody ever heard of. Many critics pointed out that theses exhibitions revealed painters that should be ranked amongst the best brazillian artists of the century. It was written that this explosion of art and beauty was a sign that something comparable to the renaissance was happening in Riio de Janeiro. Behind this miracle there was no art academy, patron or dealer, only a psychiatrist, ridiculed by her colleagues, and a painting studio at a mental hospital, in the outskirts of town. The artists were schizophrenic, poor, hospitalized for several decades, abandoned by their families and hopeless according to their doctors. This film tells the story of this “Miracle” and the life of this rebellious, frail and engaging psychiatrist: Dra. Nise da Silveira.

Jun
24
2:00 pm14:00

Brew ‘n’ Choo Luau Train Ride

  • New Hope Valley Railway

New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR), the Triangle’s Train, will host a new Brew ‘n’ Choo Luau train ride event on Saturday, June 24, from 2-9 p.m. at its railyard in Bonsal, located 30 minutes from Raleigh off of Old U.S. 1 South on the Wake-Chatham county line.

Ride the train in a Hawaiian setting complete with craft beer, wine, pulled pork barbecue and music. Train excursions depart at 3, 4:15, 5:30 & 7 p.m. and the first 500 passengers will receive a free floral lei.

“Family and friends of all ages can find something to enjoy at our new island-inspired Brew ‘n’ Choo Luau event,” said Trainmaster Dave Chasco, NHVR marketing director. “The food, drinks and entertainment begin when the first train departs at 3 p.m. and will last an hour after the last train ride returns to the station.”

A DJ will start the event with games, prizes and giveaways, which includes limbo and hula hoop contests and participation dances. The live band Last Band Standing will follow. Chef’s House will serve pulled whole hog barbecue with a choice of two sides (Hawaiian cole slaw, luau potatoes or Hawaiian pit-grilled vegetables), hot dog combos with choice cookies and chips, and a NHVR Engineers Breakfast complete with cheesy scrambled eggs, Applewood bacon, country sausage and hearty conductor’s choice potatoes.

Train tickets cost $10-$12 and all visitors must purchase a train ticket to be admitted onto the grounds. Purchase tickets for adults, seniors (ages 60+) and children (ages 2-12) at www.TriangleTrain.com/buytickets. Children must always be accompanied by an adult and food and drinks are not included in the train ticket price.

Jun
24
1:00 pm13:00

Cary Coder Fair

  • 201 Davis Grove Circle Cary, NC, 27519 United States

theCoderSchool Cary hosts seasonal Coder Fair. It's like a science fair but for those who love to code. Kids display their cool games and apps to all Coder out there! This event is FREE and open to public. http://thecoderschool.com/cary #learnToCode #changeTheWorld

Jun
24
12:00 pm12:00

Grand Opening of Preserve at White Oak

  • 2513 Sidewinder Court Apex, NC 27502

We're debuting three new home collections at our brand-new master-planned community, Preserve at White Oak, in Apex on June 24.

Come tour three new decorated models and enjoy live music from local artist Jacob Briddle; magic tricks from Joel Givens; face painting, balloon twisting, fairytale inspired hairstyles and more from Paint Savvy and hors d’oeuvres catered by Catering Works.

The event will run from noon to 3 p.m.

The three models – the Rochester, Waverly and London – present homebuyers with a variety of lifestyle options, including first floor owner’s suites, third floors, basements, up to six bedrooms and more. The homes, which represent the Estate, Signature and Executive collections, range in size from approximately 2,600 to more than 4,100 square feet.

Preserve at White Oak offers an exceptional location for Raleigh homebuyers, with historic downtown Apex close by, along with its many shops, boutiques, restaurants and more. There are more than 500 acres of dedicated open space nearby, too.

Closer to home, Preserve at White Oak is served by the Wake County Public School System, whose schools are ranked as some of the best in the state. A planned clubhouse with a state-of-the-art fitness center, billiards area, lounge and community kitchen will debut in 2018.

Preserve at White Oak Estates is Taylor Morrison’s fifth offering in the community. The builder’s Townhome Collection starts from the $250,000s and its Luxury Townhome Collection starts from the low $300,000s. Taylor Morrison also offers its Signature Collection with homes priced from the high $300,000s and its Executive Collection with pricing from the mid $400,000s.

Preserve at White Oak is located at 2513 Sidewinder Court in Apex. For more information, please visit http://www.taylormorrison.com/new-ho…/north-carolina/raleigh.

Jun
24
10:00 am10:00

Beehive Tour

  • Garden Supply Company

Join us for our first ever beehive tour!  Jason, our resident bee expert, will take you on a tour of our very own beehives.  Whether you've always wanted to see how an active hive works, you're interested in becoming a bee keeper or you're an experienced beekeeper that just wants to see other folk's setups,  this tour is for you!  Please note, this is a tour of active beehives.  While our bees are extremely gentle, they are infact active bees, we do not expect anyone to get stung however, it is a possibility.  To help ensure that everyone is able to see and hear the information presented, we are keeping this tour to a 15 person maximum, so please be sure to register!

Jun
24
8:30 am08:30

Apex Farmers Market

  • 220 North Salem Street Apex, NC, 27502 United States

The Apex Farmers Market is a vibrant and growing local producers market. It is our privilege to provide our customers with fresh, local homegrown organic and conventional products as well as a variety of crafts. We hope to see you there!

Jun
24
8:30 am08:30

Farmers Market Food Truck Rodeo

  • 128 South Main Street Holly Springs, NC, 27540 United States

Mark your calendars now so you don't miss our first food truck rodeo of the year, sponsored by HomeAdvisor!

We'll have:
- Baguettaboutit
- Captain Cookie and The Milk Man - NC
- Cousins Maine Lobster
- Dusty Donuts
- Kat-n-Around Authentic German Food
- Mr. A's Beignets
- Oak City Fish and Chips

Jun
24
8:30 am08:30

Holly Springs Farmers Market

  • 128 South Main Street Holly Springs, NC, 27540 United States

Everything you find at our market is grown, raised, or produced in NC! Our vendors have a nice selection of fresh local produce, free-range eggs, pasture-raised meats, artisanal foods, and more!

We are open every Saturday from May through mid-October, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, rain or shine.

You'll also enjoy live music, kids activities, giveaways and prizes, cooking demonstrations, and special events. Come see why we have been ranked a "best in class" farmers market for the last several years!

Jun
24
8:00 am08:00

Downtown Farmers Market

  • 135 West Chatham Street Cary, NC, 27511 United States

The market is a growers-only market, with only handcrafted goods for sale and features items grown or crafted by the vendors, who have traveled less than a 100-mile radius of downtown Cary. The market is always open, rain or shine.

Jun
23
8:30 pm20:30

Movies by Moonlight

  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre

In what has become a popular summer favorite, the “Movies by Moonlight” Series presented by WakeMed Cary Hospital, will take place from June through August. The Lego Batman Movie (PG) will be premiering June 23 at 8:30 pm.

For just $5 (kids under 12 are free) patrons can bring a blanket or chair as the spacious lawn at Booth Amphitheatre is transformed in to a giant outdoor movie. A portion of the Movies By Moonlight proceeds will benefit the WakeMed Children’s hospital.

Jun
23
8:00 pm20:00

David Lamotte Featuring Bill West

  • The Cary Theater

David LaMotte is an award-winning songwriter, speaker and writer. He has performed over 3000 concerts and released twelve full-length CDs of primarily original music, touring in all of the fifty states, as well as five of the seven continents. The Boston Globe writes that his music “pushes the envelope with challenging lyrics and unusual tunings, but he also pays homage to folk tradition,” while BBC Radio Belfast lauds his “charm, stories, humour, insightful songs, sweet voice and dazzling guitar ability.”


LaMotte’s newest album, The Other Way Around, features musicians from every inhabited continent, and guest appearances from Ed King of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nicky Sanders and Graham Sharp of the Steep Canyon Rangers, and Tim O’Brien, among a large cast of musicians. It was released in September of 2016, and debuted at #8 on the Folk-DJ chart.
Touring full-time for over twenty-five years, LaMotte has developed a large and loyal following around the world. His music has been honored with numerous awards and artist grants, and has been featured on dozens of artist compilations. Notably, his song Dark and Deep was included on Songs Inspired By Literature, Chapter One, a benefit CD to raise money for adult literacy. Other artists on that CD include Suzanne Vega, Aimee Mann and Bruce Springsteen. Several independent films feature David’s music, and it has been heard on the Today Show and the Showtime television series This American Life.


LaMotte is also a public speaker and workshop leader, offering Worldchanging 101 workshops around the world for more than a decade. As a result of his work with schools in Guatemala, he was named a “Madison World Changer” by his undergraduate alma mater, James Madison University.

Jun
23
7:00 pm19:00

Travis Powell as Elvison On Tour

  • 742 West Garner Road Garner, NC, 27529 United States

Direct from Legends in Concert comes Las Vegas Horizon Award Winner and Top 5 Elvis Tribute Artist in the World Travis Powell! LND Entertainment presents a recreation of Elvis on tour at the height of his career.

Jun
23
6:00 pm18:00

Celebration of Bluegrass

  • Page-Walker Arts & History Center Garden

For the seventh year, the Town of Cary partners with the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music (Pinecone) to present Bluegrass Camp, teaching guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and songwriting.  Hear the young musicians in action at 6 p.m., followed by a guest band. Kona Ice will be on-site during the concert selling snow cones!

Jun
23
5:30 pm17:30

Dogs with Dad

  • 190 Bond Park Drive Cary, NC, 27513 United States

Join in this adventure with Dad at Bond Park for a night of hot dogs and fun. Start the night off with a quick pedal boat or canoe ride with Dad on the lake and then enjoy a hot dog dinner at the Buehler Shelter. Fee includes 1 child and 1 dad. Pre-registration required.

Jun
22
9:30 pm21:30

Smokey and the Bandit

  • The Cary Theater

“Smokey,” aka Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason), is the prospective father-in-law of unwilling bride Carrie (Sally Field). The Bandit (Burt Reynolds), a maverick racecar driver, makes an 80,000-dollar bet that he can transport a shipment of Coors beer from Texarkana, TX, to Atlanta within 28 hours. It’s important to note that in 1977, it was illegal to sell the Coors brand east of the Mississippi River without a permit; if we don’t note that, then the plot won’t make sense at times. Already in danger of arrest from redneck lawmen like Buford T. Justice, Bandit furthers his chances at a stiff jail term when he offers a ride to Carrie, who hopes to escape her unwanted wedding to Justice’s boy.

Jun
22
7:00 pm19:00

Colossal

  • The Cary Theater

After breaking up with her boyfriend and returning to her small hometown, a down-on-her-luck woman (Anne Hathaway) is shocked to discover that a Godzilla-like monster rampaging through South Korea is controlled by her movements while she’s drunk. However, things get even more complicated when her monster battles a gigantic robot controlled by a childhood friend of hers (Jason Sudeikis). Nacho Vigalondo directed this sci-fi comedy, which received its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

Jun
21
6:00 pm18:00

Wind Down Wednesdays at Waverly Place

  • 575 New Waverly Place Cary, NC, 27518 United States

Revel in live music with some of the finest musical acts in town. Waverly Place will present local performers along with vendors and restaurants each Wednesday in the promenade. Bring a lawn chair and “wind down” with family and friends; concerts are free and open to the public.

Jun
21
7:00 am07:00

International Yoga Day

  • Cary, NC

Join us for a day of yoga on International Yoga Day! Instructors will guide you through one-hour sessions of yoga throughout the day. Start your day with Sunrise Yoga, rejuvenate with one of our late morning or afternoon sessions and peacefully end your day with Sunset Yoga. Visit the locations below to participate in the event!

Sunrise Yoga with Angela Hawkins
7 a.m. | Good Hope Farm/Carpenter Park

Sunrise Yoga with Joanie Conwell
7 a.m. | Page-Walker Gardens

Gentle Yoga with Brenda Schnable
9 a.m. | Cary Senior Center Courtyard

Early Morning Family Yoga with Angela Hawkins
10 a.m. | Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

Lunchtime All Levels Yoga with Marilyn Griman
12:30 p.m. | Bond Park Community Center

Empower Yoga For Kids with Deena Fahy
4:30 p.m. | Middle Creek Community Center

Family and Kids Yoga with Rakhi Kreymerman
6:30 p.m. | Bond Park Community Center

Sunset Family Inclusion Yoga with Deena Fahy
6:30 p.m. | Cary Senior Center Courtyard

Sunset Yoga with Stacy Smith
7:30 p.m. | Middle Creek Community Center field

Twilight Yoga with Shobha Saraiya
7:45 p.m. | Page-Walker Gardens

Jun
19
7:00 pm19:00

Playwriting Basics: How to Write a Play

  • Cary Arts Center

Announcing a new CPF class! Learn the fundamentals of dramatic writing: character, voice, conflict, dialogue, dramatic structure, and more! Former Piedmont Laureate Ian Finley instructs. Fees: $64 (Cary resident), $107(Non-Cary resident) for 6 classes (ages 16+)

Registration now open: http://www.townofcary.org/recreation-enjoy…/programs-classes

Jun
19
6:00 pm18:00

Stop for a Moment: Galina Stockstill Exhibition

  • Cary Senior Center

The exhibition Stop for a Moment is a picturesque journey. The viewer follows the artist to see sunsets and sunrises, sunlit streets, cozy, quiet places in the garden, the sea surface, and the endless expanses of the sky. The bright, expressive oil paintings and soft gouache sound a single chord of beauty of the world. The paintings of Galina Stockstill are impressions from what she has seen. These are expressions of light, joy, warmth, serenity and beauty.  For more information visit Gallery Exhibitions, or call (919) 465-4791. The exhibition will run June 19-July 21.

Jun
18
2:00 pm14:00

Madama Butterfly - Royal Opera House

  • The Cary Theater

Cio-Cio-San, the young Japanese bride of dashing American officer Lieutenant Pinkerton, finds her romantic idyll shattered when he deserts her shortly after their marriage. She lives in hope that one day he will return.

Three years later, Cio-Cio-San and her little son see Pinkerton’s ship in the harbour. She excitedly expects his visit – but Pinkerton and his American wife Kate have come only to take the boy away, to raise him in America. Cio-Cio-San bids her son farewell and then takes her own life.

Jun
17
8:00 pm20:00

Stand Up Comedy with Andy Woodhull and Jennie Stencel

  • The Cary Theater

Andy Woodhull recently appeared on Conan on TBS, the same year his half-hour special premiered on Comedy Central. In 2014 he was the first comedian to make his network television debut on the Tonight Show Staring Jimmy Fallon. He has also recently appeared on Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, and Gotham Comedy Live on AXS. In 2009 he appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham.

Andy has appeared at many comedy festivals and contests including, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Maui Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, and The Great American Comedy Festival. He has been featured on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom radio show, and was a semi-finalist in CMT’s “Next Big Comic”. He won the Best of the Midwest Competition at Gilda’s Laugh Fest in 2010. His 2012 album release “Lucy” was named top 10 comedy albums of the year by comedyreviews.com. His newest release “Step Parenting” spent time in the top 20 comedy albums on itunes.

Andy is a former resident of Chicago, where he was named one of four comedians to watch by the Chicago Tribune.

Jennie Stencel is a standup comic from NC with no fear. She mixes her maternal instinct with her instinct to kill, leaving her audience in stitches. She performs regularly through NC and was a finalist in Carolina’s Funniest Person Contest twice as well as Funniest in South Texas in 2015.