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Town of Cary’s Weekend Update

Post Date:05/29/2019 3:01 PM

Looking for something fun to do right here in Cary? Check out the following events this weekend; for more, view our calendar!

Friday, May 31

Films@The Cary: Feeling Through – A Short Film by Doug Roland featuring a panel discussion
The Cary Theater, 2 p.m.
For the first time ever, a DeafBlind actor stars in a leading film role! FEELING THROUGH is a short film about the unlikely connection between a teen without a home and a DeafBlind man. Included in the program is a documentary about the filmmaking process and a panel discussion featuring members of the DeafBlind community. Free admission at the door starting at 1:30 p.m. Seating is limited. First come, first served. For more, call (919) 462-2051 or visit thecarytheater.com.

Films@The Cary: Local Premiere: The Ties That Bind with filmmaker Q&A
The Cary Theater, 7 p.m.
The Ties That Bind is a personal documentary that captures the filmmaker and her family’s journey of conflict and adaptation in response to her youngest sibling’s change in gender identity.  The film is a rare longitudinal look—filmed over twelve years—at how this Southern family navigated challenging emotional terrain at a time before gender transition was widely understood. Filmmaker Diana Newton will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening. Free admission at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. First come, first served. For more, call (919) 462-2051 or visit thecarytheater.com.

Cary Art Loop
Downtown Cary & surrounding area, 6 – 9 p.m.
Look for the Cary Art Loop Final Friday flags that mark where there are opportunities to see original artwork, meet the artists and listen to live entertainment for FREE. For more, visit the Cary Art Loop website, (919) 462-3862 or visit Galleries 

Free Trolley Shuttle for Final Friday Art Crawl
Page-Walker, 6 - 8 p.m.
Take the FREE Cary Art Loop Trolley shuttle between select venues, 6-8 p.m. this Final Friday!  Shuttle will begin at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center at 6 p.m. and end back at the Page-Walker at 8 p.m. Riders can get on or off at any stop.

ASAP Walking Tour + Viewing of Chatham St. Mural
Downtown Cary, 6:30 p.m.
Join us this Final Friday for a FREE tour of artwork located in downtown Cary, led by local high school students. Meet your knowledgeable teen docents at the front steps of the Cary Arts Center and they will take you on a tour of the sculptures on display along Academy St, as well as the newest mural addition on Chatham St. For more, visit Academy Street Artwork Projects.

Opening Art Receptions at Town Gallery Spaces
Cary Arts Center, Town Hall, Page-Walker, 6-8 p.m.
Join us for the opening art receptions around downtown Cary. At the Cary Arts Center, artists Dorrie Casey and Ibrahim Said will be kicking off their exhibitions for "Shamanic Journeys" and "Pillars of Light", respectively. At the Page-Walker Arts & History Center see the Fine Arts League of Cary's annual Juried Exhibition representing 70 artists, along with an exhibition of miniature stained-glass jewelry by Ray Parisi. At Town Hall view photography by Bobby Nicks and Melissa Theil. For more, visit Galleries

 

Saturday, June 1

Cary Downtown Farmers Market
Saturday 8 a.m. to Noon, 135 W Chatham Street
Summer Kickoff Celebration this Saturday at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market!  Join us for local goods, fresh produce and outdoor summertime fun. We will be serving up local franks, brats, and vegan hotdogs for our Summer Backyard BBQ Fundraiser! Family festivity, kids’ activities, live music and more!  Donations are greatly appreciated; all proceeds go directly towards the Market!

40 Years of Cary Greenways Celebration
Bond Park Boathouse, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Enjoy reduced-price boat rentals, live music, food trucks, craft beer, inflatables and balloon twisting. Purchase greenway prints and t-shirts, and check out the Greenways Photo Contest winners! Participate in a 16-mile or 6.5-mile bike ride, a Walk-n-Roll, and Chalk Your Walk. For more, visit Cary Greenways.

Celebrating 40 Years of Cary Greenways Artist Reception
Bond Park Community Center, 10 a.m.-noon
The Town of Cary is celebrating 40 years of Cary Greenways! As a part of this celebration, the Town held a photography competition to showcase Cary’s unique network of greenways. Local professional photographers and amateurs submitted their best photographs of Cary’s Greenways. This show highlights the top entries. The exhibition is on view through Sunday, June 30.

NCAA Division II Baseball Championship
USA Baseball National Training Complex,
3 p.m. Ashland University (4) vs. University of Central Missouri (5)
7 p.m. Colorado Mesa University (1) vs. New York Institute of Technology (8)
2019 marks the 10th year the Town of Cary and the University of Mount Olive have co-hosted the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship.  The Championship brings together 8 regional champions competing for the coveted national title.   Join us for a family fun event, the first 500 guests will receive souvenir sunglasses.  Tickets are $7 for Wake County Residents/Senior/Youth, $12 for Adults and available at www.ncaa.com/tickets and for more information visit http://umotrojans.com/gameday/tournament/bsb18/index

Music@The Cary: Six String Presents: Wyatt Easterling Band
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.

 

Sunday, June 2

Films@The Cary: Faust – recorded live at London’s Royal Opera House
The Cary Theater, 2 p.m.
Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle – the lavish scale of French grand opera is wonderfully in evidence in this production by David McVicar, set in 1870s Paris. 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.

NCAA Division II Baseball Championship
USA Baseball National Training Complex,
3 p.m. Catawba College (3) vs. UC San Diego (6)
7 p.m. University of Tampa (2) vs. Mercyhurst University (7)
2019 marks the 10th year the Town of Cary and the University of Mount Olive have co-hosted the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship.  The Championship brings together 8 regional champions competing for the coveted national title.   Join us for a family fun event, the first 400 guests will receive souvenir cell phone pop socket.  Tickets are $7 for Wake County residents/Senior/Youth, $12 for Adults available at www.ncaa.com/tickets and for more information visit http://umotrojans.com/gameday/tournament/bsb18/index

 


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

 

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