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Town of Cary's Weekend Update

Post Date:01/25/2017 2:46 PM

Check out the following events this weekend; for more, view our calendar!

Friday, January 27

Winter Wonderland *NR* - This event is sold out.
Fred G. Bond Park, 1 hour sessions begin at 3:30 p.m.
Come enjoy snow tubing at Bond Park! Limited number of spaces available; pre-registration is required. For more, call (919) 462-3970 or visit Winter Wonderland at Bond Park.

Marvelous Music Mainstage Series: Robin Spielberg *NR*
Cary Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.
One of America’s most beloved pianists/composers, Robin Spielberg made her Carnegie Hall debut before a sold-out crowd, appeared on PBS, played for “CBS Saturday Morning” and was a featured speaker on “TEDx.” Robin’s neo-classical piano stylings coupled with her ability to connect with audiences will inspire and move you. For more, call (919) 462-2055 or visit Marvelous Music.

Artist Reception: Kate Lagaly – “Progression”
Cary Senior Center, 6-8 p.m.
This exhibit will include artwork from her recent series. Kate's creativity includes a wide variety of media such as watercolor, colored pencil, gouache, acrylic and mixed media. Subject matter will include people as well as plants and animals. For more, call (919) 469-4081 or visit Cary Senior Center Program Guide.

Artist Reception: Kulsum Tasnif – Journey to the Good Life
Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 6-8 p.m.
In "Journey to the Good Life," artist Kulsum Tasnif tells the story of migrants and refugees in various phases of their journeys. Through the use of cultural patterns, illustrations, Arabic and calligraphy, her work strives to connect the audience with the universal human struggle of loss, pain, and the basic need for survival. For more, call (919) 460-4963 or visit www.kulsumtasnif.com.

Artist Reception: Amanda El Jaouhari – Soulful Strangers
Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 6-8 p.m.
Personally connecting with the subjects of her street portraits, Amanda El Jaouhari transitions from observer to participant in “Soulful Strangers.” Challenging ideas of race, gender, and socioeconomic status by photographing the essence of what it means to be human, the soul, El Jaouhari invites you to see yourself in the reflections of others. For more call (919) 460-4963 or visit www.amandadeljaouhari.com.

Special Reception:  LEGACY–The Life of Rev. Dr. J.W. Meadows & His Contributions to the African American Community in Cary
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 6-8 p.m.
John William Meadows (1874-1954) was a leader in Cary’s African-American community during a time of great challenges. Teaching in Cary during the week and preaching in rural areas on the weekend, Meadows established a strong educational and religious foundation in Western Wake County. Artifacts from his life offer a wider glimpse of Cary’s Black History.  For more (919) 460-4963 or visit https://friendsofthepagewalkerhotel.wildapricot.org/Events.

Artist Reception: Michael Weitzman – Nature’s Beauty: Tulips, Sunsets and Reflections
Herbert C. Young Community Center, 6-8 p.m.
Celebrate the joy of nature with striking landscape and nature images by New York and Cary nature photographer Michael Weitzman. His work can be found in many private collections, and several of his pieces have been acquired for permanent display in patient rooms by Duke Hospital.  For more, visit Gallery Exhibitions, or call (919) 460-4965.

Artist Reception: Maya Freelon Asante – Weightlessness of Forgiveness
Cary Arts Center, 6-8 p.m.
Maya Freelon Asante is an award‐winning mixed media artist. Come witness the act of letting go and the beauty of now through an interactive experience. “Let go with me, Make room for joy. The weightlessness of forgiveness seeks peace! With Love. Gallery talk begins at 6:30 p.m. For more, visit Gallery Exhibitions, or call (919) 469-4069.

Cary Art Loop
Various locations, 6-9 p.m.
Cary Art Loop’s Final Fridays highlights Triangle arts and culture in the Cary area, offering extended hours for participating art galleries, restaurants, coffee houses, and other businesses that showcase visual arts, music and more! Look for entertainment hubs between downtown venues. For more, visit Cary Art Loop.

Films @ The Cary: For the Love of Spock
The Cary Theater, 7 p.m.
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.

Films @ The Cary: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
The Cary Theater, 9:30 p.m.
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 28

Winter Wonderland *NR* - This event is sold out.
Fred G. Bond Park, 1 hour sessions begin at 9 a.m.
Come enjoy snow tubing at Bond Park! Limited number of spaces available; pre-registration is required. For more, call (919) 462-3970 or visit Winter Wonderland at Bond Park.

Marvelous Music Family Series: Triangle Wind Ensemble presents Music in Motion *NR*
Cary Arts Center, 3 p.m.
Triangle Wind Ensemble invites families to a “moving experience,” with music that makes you want to sway to its lilt, clap your hands with joy, march to the beat, or do your own thing! Feel the sound. This outstanding band will have you dancing in the aisles. For more, call (919) 462-2055 or visit Marvelous Music.

Films @ The Cary: For the Love of Spock
The Cary Theater, 7 p.m.
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.

Films @ The Cary: Star Trek: First Contact
The Cary Theater, 9:30 p.m.
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.

Three Kings Day Parade
Town Hall Campus, 1-4 p.m.
Three Kings Day celebrates the end of the Christmas season and is traditionally the day on which children in Spanish-speaking countries receive their gifts from the Los Tres Reyes (the Three Kings or Wise Men). Cary’s Three Kings Day includes dancing, music, food, and a colorful parade featuring members of different Latino cultures. Presented by Diamante, Inc. and Town of Cary.  For more, call (919) 460-4963.

Sunday, January 29

Films @ The Cary: For the Love of Spock
The Cary Theater, 2 p.m.
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 a publication 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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