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Town of Cary's Weekend Update

Post Date:04/19/2017 3:23 PM
Looking for something fun to do right here in Cary? Check out the following events this weekend; for more, view our Calendar!

Friday, April 21

Marvelous Music Mainstage Series: Balsam Range
Cary Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.
This Haywood N.C. bluegrass and acoustic group won the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainer of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year awards. The group infuses elements of jazz, country, gospel, swing and old-time music into their fresh sound, while the musicians’ five distinct personalities create one remarkable musical experience. For more, call (919) 462-2055 or visit Marvelous Music.

Artists’ Reception: Wake County Senior Games Silver Arts
Cary Senior Center, 10:30 a.m.-noon
This show will feature two-dimensional art made by local residents over the age of 55.  Cheer on your favorite artists as awards will be given out at this reception. For more, call (919) 469-4081 or view the online Cary Senior Center Program Guide.

Films @ The Cary: Love & Taxes
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: Dying Laughing
The Cary Theater, 9:15 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.

William Peace University Baseball
USA Baseball National Training Complex, 6 p.m.
Come see the Pacers in action as William Peace University takes on Huntingdon College.  For more, contact Ronnie Rost at (919) 387-5844.

Bands, Bites and Boats
Bond Park Boathouse, 5-8 p.m.
Once a month the Bond Park Boathouse will be opening after hours for boat rentals. April will feature live music from Rory John Zak and the Crêpes Véronique food truck. For more, call (919) 380-4266 or visit Bands, Bites and Boats for the full schedule.

Saturday, April 22

Children’s Day Festival
Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Children’s Day Festival of Cary is especially designed to celebrate Cary kids and their diverse cultures through performances and activities such as games, face painting, arts & crafts and more. This kid-focused international celebration co-organized by the American Turkish Association of NC and Sister Cities Association of Cary. Free and open to the public. For more, visit Children's Day Festival.

A Ceilidh Concert at the Cary Arts Center
Cary Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.
Come join us for a fabulous evening of Celtic music, dance, sing-alongs and more. An outstanding array of musicians and dancers performing the traditional music and dance of Ireland and Scotland will be featured. Tickets available at the Cary Theater or online at www.etix.com. For more, (919) 460-4971 or visit www.sistercitiesofcary.org.

North Carolina Courage vs. Portland Thorns
Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park, 7:30 p.m.
North Carolina Courage (formerly the Western New York Flash) are an American professional soccer team based in Cary, North Carolina. Founded in 2009, the team plays in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).  The North Carolina Courage kick off their inaugural home season against Tobin Heath and the Portland Thorns.  For more, call (919) 858-0464 or visit NC Courage; for tickets, NC Courage Individual Tickets.

Comedy @ The Cary: Andy Hendrickson and Blaire Postman
The Cary Theater, 8 p.m.
Andy Hendrickson has a clever, conversational style that has been engaging audiences for over 15 years. Andy has a matter-of-fact sense of humor and specializes in highlighting life’s silly details. 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.

William Peace University Baseball
USA Baseball National Training Complex, 12 p.m.
William Peace University welcomes Huntingdon College for an afternoon double header; St. Augustine’s takes on Winston Salem State University at 1 p.m. For more, contact Ronnie Rost at (919) 387-5844.

Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival
Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Join us for the largest — and most fun — casual NC wine festival in the Triangle, with hundreds of wines from over 22 wineries. Take your souvenir tasting glass and stroll from tent to tent and table to table, tasting the rich heritage of North Carolina vines.  For more, call (919) 462-2025 or visit Koka Booth Amphitheatre.

Sunday, April 23

Cary Greenway Half Marathon, 5K, & 10K
Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
In partnership with Fit & Able, run the Cary Greenways Half-marathon with 5K and 10K options. Choose your challenge!  Register on-line by April 22 at RunSignUp. Rolling start from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.  The course closes at 1 p.m.

Films @ The Cary: In Search of Israeli Cuisine
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.

St. Augustine’s University Baseball
USA Baseball National Training Complex, 1 p.m.
Come cheer on the Falcons as St. Augustine’s University takes on Winston Salem State University in a double header. For more, contact Ronnie Rost at (919) 387-5844.

Triangle Youth Orchestras Spring Concert
Cary Arts Center, 4 p.m.
Hear beautiful sting orchestra music played by the combined Triangle Youth String Orchestras. After intermission, the Triangle Youth String Sinfonia will present a multi-media educational program. For more, call (919) 462-2055.

Chatham Street Chowdown
Downtown Cary, Chatham Street, 12:30-5 p.m.
Join us along Chatham Street for the first 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. For more, visit Cary's Downtown Chowdown, or call (919) 469-4061.

Cary Music & Arts Festival
Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 4:30 p.m.
The Cary Music and Arts Festival (CMAF) showcases the talent of band, chorus and visual arts students from Cary area high schools, including Athens High, Green Hope High, Cary Academy, Cardinal Gibbons High, Cary High, Middle Creek, and Triangle Youth Symphony. For more, call (919) 462-2025 or visit Koka Booth Amphitheatre.



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:
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 462-3908
Susan Moran, Public Information Director, (919) 380-4240

 

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