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Town of Cary’s Weekend Update

Post Date:01/10/2018 12:04 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 12

NC Chinese Lantern Festival
Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 6-10 p.m.
Come out to Koka Booth Amphitheater this holiday season and enjoy the magnificent light displays of the Chinese Lantern Festival! Venue food/beverage stands will be open selling holiday treats and beverages. Please note, the venue is not able to provide wheelchairs for patrons at this event. It takes most patrons about 45-75 minutes to view all of the displays. For more, call (800) 514-3849 or visit Koka Booth Amphitheatre.  

Films @ The Cary: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
The Cary Theater, 7 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online, 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: Get on the Bus
The Cary Theater, 9:30 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online, 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 13

NC Chinese Lantern Festival
Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 6-10 p.m.
Come out to Koka Booth Amphitheater this holiday season and enjoy the magnificent light displays of the Chinese Lantern Festival! Venue food/beverage stands will be open selling holiday treats and beverages. Please note, the venue is not able to provide wheelchairs for patrons at this event. It takes most patrons about 45-75 minutes to view all of the displays. For more, call (800) 514-3849 or visit Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Music @ The Cary: Michael Reno Harrell and Dana Cooper, presented by Six String
The Cary Theater, 8 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online, 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. 

MLK DREAMFEST 2018 EVENTS *NR*

SONGS OF THE DREAM: Kids Sing & Learn 
Cary Arts Center, 10 a.m., Free
Learn the songs that animated the struggle for equality in this family-friendly singalong. And enjoy hands–on arts & craft activities that illustrate this moment in history. Kids may be invited to showcase the songs at the evening cultural performance. 

COMMUNITY & THE DREAM: Racial Taboo, a film by Brian Grimm 
Cary Arts Center, 1 p.m., Free; Tickets Required
Racial Taboo is a documentary that looks at our history using candid interviews and comedy. It serves as a catalyst for open, respectful, ongoing conversations among people of different races. Following the film, enjoy snacks, participate in group discussions, and debrief with film producer Brian Grimm. Hosted by Racial Harmony, a local group forming friendships to learn and grow together. 

MUSIC & THE DREAM: We Shall Overcome
Cary Arts Center, 7:30 p.m., Free; Tickets Required
Join us for the exciting world premier of Jazz Composer Harold Mims' We Shall Overcome, created especially for the 2018 MLK, Jr. DREAMFEST.  The Triangle Jazz Band, led by jazz drummer Kobie Watkins, will perform this special composition, along with featured saxophone soloist Dr. Ron Carter.  Also enjoy songs led by Songs of the Dream participants and other youth voices. 

 

Sunday, January 14

NC Chinese Lantern Festival
Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 6-10 p.m.
Come out to Koka Booth Amphitheater this holiday season and enjoy the magnificent light displays of the Chinese Lantern Festival! Venue food/beverage stands will be open selling holiday treats and beverages. Please note, the venue is not able to provide wheelchairs for patrons at this event. It takes most patrons about 45-75 minutes to view all of the displays. For more, call (800) 514-3849 or visit Koka Booth Amphitheatre. 

MLK DREAMFEST 2018 EVENTS (Continued from Sat) *NR*

JUSTICE & THE DREAM: 13th, a film by Ava DuVernay
The Cary Theater, 3 p.m., Free; Tickets Required
This award-winning film provides an in-depth look at the prison system in the U.S. and its relationship to the nation's history of racial inequality. Following the film, enjoy a discussion with featured guest NC State faculty member Dr. Thomas Easley, a recognized authority on mass incarceration. 

Friends of Page-Walker Concert Series: Musique Accordeon with David DiGiuseppe
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 4 p.m.
Sit street-side for a concert of French music. Musique Accordéon presents music from the cabarets of Montmartre through the musettes of Paris to the songs of famed singer Edith Piaf. Your special afternoon experiencing a bit of France features a trio fronted by accordionist David DiGiuseppe, accompanied by bass and percussion. Tickets available through eTix or at The Cary box office. For more information visit Friends of Page-Walker or call (919) 460-4963. 

Films @ The Cary: 13TH
The Cary Theater, 3 p.m. – Free reserved tickets!
Tickets can be reserved online, 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:

Carrie Roman, Public Information Supervisor, (919) 481-5091
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 462-3908

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