Town of Cary's Weekend Update
Looking for something fun to do right here in Cary? Check out the following events this weekend; for more, view our calendar!
Friday, September 22
Marvelous Music Mainstage Series: The Doo Wop Project SOLD OUT
Cary Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.
The Doo Wop Project (DWP) traces the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits today. Throughout the show, DWP takes audiences on a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts, and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, and the Four Seasons all the way to Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz, and Amy Winehouse. Featuring stars of Broadway’s smash hits “Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical,” the Doo Wop Project brings authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate some of the greatest music in pop and rock history. For more, call (919) 462-2055 or visit Marvelous Music.
Music @ The Cary: Six String Presents: Malcolm Holcombe and Rod Abernethy
The Cary Theater, 8 p.m.
Rod Abernethy has been playing in the Carolinas for more than three decades, singing and performing on acoustic guitar songs revolving around family, friends and places in North Carolina. Malcolm Holcombe’s soul-stirring lyrics are hill country high poetry accompanied by a musicianship that is uncanny, as though he had invented the guitar. 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, September 23
4th Annual Dragon Boat Festival
Koka Booth Amphitheater 9 a.m.
Not only does this celebration include epic dragon boat races by Pan Am, but visitors will also be guaranteed hours of fun with live stage performances, games for children, food vendors, and cultural and health information booths. For more, call (800) 514-3849 or visit Koka Booth Amphitheater .
Marvelous Music Family Series: Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble presents Keeping the Beat
Cary Arts Center, 10 a.m.
Footworks conveys the joy of dance while illuminating the historical roots and multicultural perspectives of American percussive dances. “Keeping the Beat” includes live music, American clogging and hamboning, Irish step dance, African dance, and call-and-answer songs. Join us at 9 a.m. to craft a colorful percussion instrument for $2 per child with caregiver at the door. For more, call (919) 462-2055 or visit Marvelous Music.
Cary Live: Melodime
Downtown Park, 7 p.m.
Melodime's music merges a slight country twang with rock and roll, successfully blending stunning piano melodies with catchy guitar riffs and sing-along choruses. The band performs more than 125 shows annually throughout the continental United States, sharing the stage with such well-known acts as Sam Hunt, Jonny Lang, A Thousand Horses, and Sister Hazel. While there, enjoy great food from Flattz Signature Flat Breads and Morfa Empanadas or a drink from Bond Brothers and Bull City Ciderworks. For more, visit Cary Live.
Films @ The Cary: A Woman Under the Influence
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.
Sunday, September 24
Films @ The Cary: Lucky (Art House Theater Day)
The Cary Theater, 2 p.m.
Celebrate with us the life and career of acting great Harry Dean Stanton, starring in his last cinematic performance before passing away last weekend at age 91. 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.
Friends of Page-Walker Preservation Series: African American History Harvest
First Cary Christian Church, 1109 Evans Rd, 2-5 p.m.
Discover how to find your family roots and share some local history at the first African American History Harvest. Add to the understanding of our community’s rich heritage by sharing your family photographs and Cary stories. Experts will be on hand to record your recollections and scan photos. There will also be resources on how to care for and protect your family treasures. For more visit Friends of Page-Walker.
An Evening with Alison Krauss & David Gray
Koka Booth Amphitheater 7 p.m.
Visit Koka Booth for a memorable evening with celebrated musicians Alison Krauss and David Gray as they take the stage each with their own set of hits that isn’t to be missed. For more, call (800) 514-3849 or visit Koka Booth Amphitheater.
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.
Carrie Roman, Public Information Supervisor, (919) 481-5091
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 462-3908