Cary Weekend – Swing Dancing, Theater and More


Cary, NC — Big fall weekend coming up in Cary and around the Triangle. You’ll find plenty to do, no doubt, with swing dancing and Darius Rucker in Cary (not at the same time, of course), the IBMA bluegrass festival in Raleigh and dinner theater at Booth Amphitheatre.  There are some tough choices to be made this weekend, people.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Here’s something new and interesting: Fork Tales at The Matthews House. It’s a series of themed dinners, a new kind of supper club, with interesting people and exploration of cuisine and culture. From TMH: “The first dinner will feature Indian cuisine. Guests are encouraged to participate in the theme of the evening by wearing Indian attire.” More info on the Calendar.

Friday, October 3, 2014

On Friday night, there’s Swing Night with The Gregg Gelb Swing Band. Feeling up for some light, energetic music and dancing? Well, this is perfect for you. The whole affair is free and at 7:00 pm, swing dancing lessons will be given. The concert begins at 7:30.

Also Friday, Murder Mystery Dinner Theater takes the stage (and the table) at Koka Booth for dinner theater under the stars. Show continues on Saturday as well.

At Cary Arts, the suspenseful Wait Until Dark finishes its run with three more shows this weekend on Friday and Saturday at 8 and a Sunday matinee at 3.

More Friday details on the Calendar.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Car Club Cruise-ins meet up Saturday morning at their usual Waverly Place location across from the Chick-Fil-A, Coffee and Cars. If seeing some sweet rides along with a good cup of joe is your kind of thing, then come on by.

More Saturday details on the Calendar.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Triangle Brass Band puts on a performance at Sertoma Amphitheater in Bond Park this Sunday. A British-style band, the group promises a evening audience-pleasing selections of marches, musicals, light classical music, and traditional brass band tunes. The show begins at 3 pm.

Darius Rucker comes to Cary’s  Koka Booth Amphitheater, bringing his music with him. Tickets to see the solo artist from Hootie and the Blowfish start at $42.50. The show starts at 7 pm.

More Sunday details on the Calendar.

Across the Triangle

In Raleigh, Wide Open Bluegrass, a music and industry event, culminates this Friday and Saturday with the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards. Lots going on, a few tickets to the awards are still available (as of Wednesday noon).

Also in Raleigh on Saturday, it’s the Raleigh Irish Music Festival, 11 AM – 7 PM at Moore Square.

In Durham, Manhattan Transfer will be at the Carolina Theater on Thursday. On Friday, check out the 9th Annual Gospel Showcase and Talent Show, 7:30 PM at the Durham Armory.


Weekend Update by Matthew Posek. The Calendar of Events is edited by Lindsey Chester. Photo by David McSpadden.