Weekend: Bird Watching & Punjabi Concert


The Calendar is edited by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Michael Baglole.

Cary, NC – Good stuff on the Calendar in Cary this weekend with a free birding event, a Punjabi concert and other interesting  things.

Thursday: Cary Town Council Meeting

Lots of important issues on the agenda for Town Council in the first meeting of 2013 including the Transportation Development Fee.

Town Council Meeting
Thursday, January 10, 2013
6:30 PM
Town Hall

Friday: Punjabi Unlimited Concert

For the first time ever in the triangle area! Punjabi Unlimited, Pakistani American Anjuman and Cheema Communications proudly present Sufi Qawwali concert featuring Amjad Sabri Qawwal and Humnawa.

From WikiPedia:

Qawwali is a form of Sufi devotional music popular in South Asia, particularly in the Punjab and Sindh regions of Pakistan, Hyderabad, Delhi and other parts of India. It is a musical tradition that stretches back more than 700 years.

Originally performed mainly at Sufi shrines it has also gained mainstream popularity. Qawwali music received international exposure through the work of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Sabri Brothers, Bahauddin Qutbuddin and Aziz Mian.

Amjad Sabri is the son of the late singer Ghulam Farid Sabri. This family of qawwali singers originated from the village Kalyana in Punjab and trace their lineage to the legendary musician Mian Tansen in the sixteenth century India.

Punjabi Unlimited Concert
Friday January 11th, 2013
Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave, Cary NC 27511
6:30 pm

Ticket at $29, $59 and $99.

Vegetarian and non-vegetarian (Halal) food will be available. Baby-sitting will also be offered at the venue.

More info: PunjabiUnlimited.org.

Saturday: Birding in Bond Park

Learn the basic of birding with a guided walk around Bond Lake. Bring sturdy shoes and a pair of binoculars if you have

Birding in the Park
Saturday, Jan 12 2013
8-10:30 AM
Bond Park Boathouse
Instructor: Eddie Owens
Cost: Free

Space is limited so register. Program #65833  or call (919) 469-4061.

More on the Calendar

There’s always more on the CaryCitizen Calendar. This week, there’s an uptick in fitness offerings, lots of child events on Thursday, two book groups and at least one wine tasting.