Weekend Calendar: Train Day, Diane Schuur, Alabama & More

Alabama, Diane Schuur and National Train Day.

Cary, NC — It’s one of those epic weekends in Cary with more happening than one person could possibly enjoy. So you’ll just have to pick your spots.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Alabama – On Friday night, supergroup Alabama will take the stage at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. Get tickets.

Diane Schuur – Also Friday,  jazz vocalist and Grammy Winner Diane Schuur will be at Cary Arts Center. From Cary Arts Center: “With a recording career that spans nearly three decades–and includes two Grammy Awards and three Grammy nominations–Diane Schuur is as eclectic as she is brilliant. Born in Tacoma, Washington, in December 1953, Schuur was blind from birth. A longtime disciple of Dinah Washington and other legendary jazz singers of the ‘40s and ‘50s, Schuur has built a stellar career.” Get tickets.

Cary High Annual Drama Club Show – Presenting “While Shakespeare Slept.” Get tickets.

More Friday events on the Calendar.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Farmers Markets – All three Cary farmers markets (Downtown, Waverly and Western Wake) are in full swing. Stop by Saturday morning and stock up on farm-fresh, seasonal produce including tomatoes, strawberries, all kinds of greens and much more.

National Train Day in Cary – For the past couple of years, Cary has had one of the biggest celebrations of National Train Day in the entire country. But then, Cary’s been a railroad town since 1857. From 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, 5/10/14, bring the family to Cary’s Downtown Amtrak station for a day of excitement, activities, music, giveaways and prizes. You can also take a look at some Pictures from 2013 Train Day.

American Love Songs – Presented by The Concert Singers of Cary with The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle and baritone John Kramar. Cary Arts Center, 7:30 PM. Get tickets.

Lounge Doctors – Piano and guitar duo playing rock, blues, jazz and power pop. Corner Tavern, 8 PM.

More Saturday events on the Calendar.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Sunday is Mother’s Day. Buy flowers and cook something nice for your mother, grandmother, aunt or wife.


The Calendar of Events is edited by Lindsey Chester. Photos from DianeSchuur and Alabama. Train Day photo by Hal Goodtree.


CaryCitizen is sponsored in part by Thai Spices & Sushi, located in Preston Corners.