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Town of Cary's Weekend Update

Post Date:06/21/2017 2:08 PM
Looking for something fun to do right here in Cary? Check out the following events this weekend; for more, view our calendar!

Friday, June 23

STARLIGHT CONCERT: A Celebration of Bluegrass
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 6 p.m. | Free
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. For more, visit www.pinecone.org.

Music @ The Cary: David LaMotte featuring Bill West presented by Six String
The Cary Theater, 8 p.m.
David LaMotte is an award-winning songwriter who 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.” 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.

Movies by Moonlight:  The Lego Batman Movie
Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8:30 p.m.
For a mere $5 (kids 12 and under are free), patrons can bring a blanket or chair as the spacious lawn at Booth Amphitheatre is transformed in to an outdoor movie theatre. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the WakeMed Children’s Hospital. Movie starts at dusk (approximately 8:30pm) and the gates open at 7 p.m. No pets are allowed; however, patrons are allowed to bring in picnics (including beer and wine) on these special family nights. For more, visit Booth Amphitheatre.

USA Baseball Collegiate National Team vs. Catawba Valley Stars
USA Baseball National Training Complex, 6 p.m.
The USA Baseball season is upon us. Come watch the Collegiate National Team take on the Catawba Valley Stars in their first game of the summer season. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $10. Parking is free and full concessions will be available. Hope to see you at the ballpark! For more, call (919) 387-5844.

Saturday, June 24

Celebrate Downtown! 
Downtown Park, 4:30- 9 p.m. 
The Town is celebrating the completion of the Academy Street renovation and Downtown Park with live music, street performers, food, and fun! A dedication ceremony and a fountain coin flip will take place in Downtown Park. The event concludes with a concert by Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba and a light show at the fountain! For more, call (919) 469-4061.

Films @ The Cary: Nise: The Heart of Madness
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.

North Carolina Football Club vs. Indy Eleven
Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park, 7:30 p.m.
Come out and watch NCFC, a professional men’s soccer team based in Cary. For more, search "NCFC" at www.townofcary.org or call (919) 858-0464.

NC Symphony Summerfest 2017: A Night of Beethoven
Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 7:30 p.m.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Enjoy a beer garden, German food, and fun— a preview of Cary’s Oktoberfest Celebration— while you experience the impeccable musical craftsmanship of Beethoven. We begin with the stormy Egmont Overture and the lighthearted, bubbly Symphony No. 8. Then, pianist Gilles Vonsattel, praised for bringing a sense of adventure to everything he plays, is featured in Beethoven’s final piano concerto, nicknamed the “Emperor Concerto” for its grandeur. For more, visit Booth Amphitheatre.

Films @ The Cary: Colossal
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.

USA Baseball Collegiate National Team vs. Martinsville Mustangs
USA Baseball National Training Complex, 6 p.m.
The USA Baseball season is upon us. Come watch the Collegiate National Team take on Martinsville. The USA Collegiate team consists of the top college prospects in the nation. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $10. Parking is free and full concessions will be available. Hope to see you at the ballpark! For more, call (919) 387-5844.

Sunday, June 25

Cary’s Downtown Chowdown
Downtown Cary; 12:30-5 p.m. | Free
Join us along Academy Street at Cary's new Downtown Park for our food truck rodeo! Your favorite food trucks, along with local beer and wine vendors, will line the street along with seating areas and music from local performers throughout the day. For more, visit Cary’s Downtown Chowdown.

Films @ The Cary: Nise: The Heart of Madness
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:
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 462-3908
Susan Moran, Public Information Director, (919) 380-4240
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