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Town of Cary’s Weekend Update

Post Date:01/15/2019 1:46 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 18

MLK Dreamfest Celebration

Building the Dream: Affordable Housing in Wake County
Cary Arts Center; 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  | Free
In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King moved his family to Chicago, renting a decrepit apartment on the city's west side and began an organization called the Chicago Freedom Movement to call attention to the conditions under which many were forced to live. This movement laid the groundwork for what would become the country's Fair Housing Act. Today the struggle for safe, affordable housing continues in rapidly developing areas such as the triangle. As we move toward the future, what can be done to assure citizens from all economic levels can live and work in our communities? Join us as we bring together government leaders, builders, and policy makers to address the issue of affordable housing in Wake County and the triangle area. The symposium will strive to:

  • Paint a picture of what’s happening in terms of housing affordability
  • Provide examples of people and organizations working to address housing affordability issues
  • Discuss what can be done in terms of public policy

For more, call (919) 469-4069 or visit https://www.townofcary.org/recreation-enjoyment/events/holiday-events/dreamfest

Films@The Cary: I Am MLK, Jr.
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: Free Solo
The Cary Theater, 9:15 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 19   

Cary Downtown Farmers Market
Ivey-Ellington House, 9 a.m.- Noon
Join us this Saturday for fresh produce and local goods at the CDFM limited Winter Market!  Shop from a finite group of farmers, food vendors and artisans for unique handmade gifts and weekly groceries. The CDFM is the community's trusted source for local goods all year round.   

MLK Dreamfest Celebration

Remembering the Leaders of the Dream
Cary Arts Center; 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Free
Hear award-winning storyteller and author, Willa Brigham, as she shares stories about some of the key leaders of the Civil Rights movement.  This family-friendly program will introduce young people to sheroes and heroes who through their efforts and sacrifices made a difference; then take a photo with a life-size portrait of them and enjoy hands-on crafts.  Ideal for ages 6 to 10. For more, call (919) 469-4069 or visit https://www.townofcary.org/recreation-enjoyment/events/holiday-events/dreamfest

“Wilmington On Fire”
Cary Arts Center; 2:00 p.m. | Free
The Wilmington Massacre of 1898 was a bloody attack on the African-American community by a heavily armed white mob with the support of the North Carolina Democratic Party in the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina. It is considered one of the only successful examples of a violent overthrow of an existing government and left countless numbers of African-Americans dead and exiled from the city. This event was the spring board for the White Supremacy movement and Jim Crow segregation throughout the state of North Carolina and the American South. Director Christopher Everett will lead an audience discussion after the screening. For more, call (919) 469-4069 or visit https://www.townofcary.org/recreation-enjoyment/events/holiday-events/dreamfest 

Celebrating the Dream
Cary Arts Center; 8:00 p.m. | Free
We come together to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King as we carry his work forward. An evening of song and music featuring the Pleasant Grove Church Gospel Choir, harpist Winifred Garrett, and the North Carolina Central University Vocal Jazz Ensemble. For more, call (919) 469-4069 or visit https://www.townofcary.org/recreation-enjoyment/events/holiday-events/dreamfest

Films@The Cary: I Am MLK, Jr.
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: Free Solo
The Cary Theater, 9:15 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, January 20

MLK Dreamfest Celebration

"Al: My Brother"
The Cary Theater; 2 p.m. | Free
AL: MY BROTHER is a documentary about the life of white civil rights activist and attorney Alan McSurely, and his over 50-year battle against racism. “Al: My Brother” is an inspiring and instructive film for young and old, black and white, to come together, and demand a government that serves the needs, and the rights, of all Americans. Cash Michaels, the producer-writer-director of “Al: My Brother,” will lead an audience discussion following the screening. For more, call (919) 469-4069 or visit https://www.townofcary.org/recreation-enjoyment/events/holiday-events/dreamfest

 


 

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:

Stephen McNulty, Public Information Specialist, (919) 465-4606
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 462-3908 

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