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Town of Cary’s Weekend Update

Post Date:01/11/2017 12:34 PM

Looking for something fun to do right here in Cary? Check out the following events this weekend; for more, view our calendar!

Friday, January 13

Comedy @ The Cary: Caleb Synan with Ismael Loutfi
The Cary Theater, 8 p.m.
Caleb Synan, one of the funniest comedians out of Atlanta, has made appearances on CONAN, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and the Bob and Tom Show. His deceptively smart blend of Southern charm and razor sharp wit has also made him a festival favorite, with appearances at Montreal’s Just For Laughs, Laugh Your Asheville Off, The Charleston Comedy Festival, and Athfest 2015. Tickets can be purchased online at www.etix.com, by calling (800) 514-3849, in person at the Cary Box Office located at The Cary Theater (122 E. Chatham St.) or one hour prior to each show. For more, call (919) 462-2051 or visit thecarytheater.com.


Saturday, January 14

DREAMFEST: Tellebration *NR*
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 9 a.m. 
Tellebration brings together two exceptional African-American storytellers, Willa Brigham and Donna Washington, and talented author Johnny Ray Moore for a morning designed to engage children through the art of storytelling demonstrating the themes of Conversation and Participation to learn more about Dr. King and his teachings. 

DREAMFEST: Diversity Summit *NR*
Cary Arts Center, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
A series of panel discussions with award-winning author and journalist Herb Boyd, speaker and activist Terrie Williams and Judge Pat Evans who will join other community leaders to discuss Healing Race Relations through Conversation and Participation. Another panel will feature local faith leaders and another will focus on Youth and the Millennial Generation.

OnStage @ The Cary: MLK Dreamfest: Poetry Fest *NR* 
The Cary Theater, 8 p.m.
In the tradition of the civil rights movement and Dr. King’s call to writers to bear witness to social injustice, the Poetry Fest at The Cary invites area poets to join in Participation through Poetry.  The event will be moderated by poet and cultural historian Darrell Stover.  Free admission at the door. For more, call (919) 462-2051 or visit thecarytheater.com.


Sunday, January 15

Films @ The Cary: MLK Dreamfest: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise *NR*
The Cary Theater, 2 p.m.
This is the first film to be made about the incomparable Maya Angelou. The film presents her incredible journey, shedding light on the untold aspects of her life with remarkable unmatched access. This intimate and personal portrait of Dr. Maya Angelou’s life is a touching and moving tribute to her legacy. Tickets can be purchased online at www.etix.com, by calling (800) 514-3849, in person at the Cary Box Office located at The Cary Theater (122 E. Chatham St.) or one hour prior to each show. For more, call (919) 462-2051 or visit thecarytheater.com.


WEEKEND UPDATE is distributed by the Town of Cary to help you plan your weekend. It gives the date, time, location, contact information, and a short description of activities sponsored in whole or in part by the Town during the upcoming Friday, Saturday and Sunday. An “NR” designation indicates that the activity has an associated news release, so check your files or visit us online for further details. 
 
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PRIMARY CONTACTS: 
Marie Maguire, Public Information Specialist, (919) 380-4227
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 462-3908 
Susan Moran, Public Information Director, (919) 380-4240

 


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