Weekend: Art Loop & Teddy Bear Clinic


Cary, NC — With all the snow and iffy road conditions we’ve had in Cary this week and last, you might be desperate to get out of the house. You won’t need to travel far–the calendar is full of events to get you out and about this weekend.

Friday, February 27, 2015

It’s Final Friday, so don’t miss the Downtown Cary Art Loop in and around Ashworth Village (at the corner of Academy and Chatham Streets) starting at 6 pm. This month, there will be a new exhibit opening with an artist meet and greet and snacks at the Village Art Circle gallery.

The Turkish Association of NC will present Sights and Sounds of Istanbul, a free event complete with images, food, poems, songs, and a Turkish chorus at 303 E. Durham Road in Cary from 7-8 pm.

Also on Friday evening, Applause! Cary Youth Theatre will present The Secret Garden at the Cary Arts Center at 7:30 pm. Tickets for the show, which repeats on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon as well, are available through etix.

Friday nights are some of the best of the week for nightlife in Cary. Try a TGIF party at Corner Tavern & Grill, family karaoke at Havana Grill, or live jazz at UnVined.

More Friday details on the calendar.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Panther Creek will host their second annual percussion and winter guard indoor band competition on Saturday starting at 10 am. 45 different groups from area middle schools and high schools will be dancing and performing pieces to diverse musical genres.

Tickets are $10 at the door.

Spend your Saturday or Sunday at Chatham Hill Winery and be a part of their next wine tasting event called Does a Glass Make a Difference? Attendees will taste wine in both a crystal glass and a souvenir glass. Events start at 11 am.

Barnes & Noble on Maynard Road will host a Black History Storytime for children on Saturday from 11 am-noon. The readings and activities will feature stories of Rosa Parks and Jackie Robinson.

More Saturday details on the calendar.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Participate in a Hemlock Nature Quest, a salamander and frog survey, at Hemlock Bluffs from 2-4 pm on Sunday afternoon. For $12, attendees will assist staff with off-trail biological surveys for salamanders and frogs. Call 919-387-5980 to register or for more information.

Warm up from this chilly weather and attend The Art of Belly Dancing at West Regional Library on Sunday from 3-4:30 pm. Learn about the rich history and symbolism of the dance and watch a demonstration.

More Sunday details on the calendar.

Across the Triangle

The Laurie Berkner Band, known for its “kindie rock” music for children that doesn’t bore adults, will perform at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 11 am-1 pm. Tickets range from $28-$55

Kidzu Children’s Museum in Chapel Hill is hosting a Teddy Bear Clinic on Saturday from 10 am-2 pm. Healthcare professionals will help children learn about and feel less afraid of and medical procedures and equipment as they examine a brought or borrowed doll or stuffed animal. EMS staff will also be on hand in the parking lot to answer questions and let kids explore ambulances.

Expect the unexpected with the Flying Karamazov Brothers, four self-proclaimed eccentric “lunatics” that spice things up with a zany showcase filled with laugh-out-loud comedy, wild theatrics, arcane errata, and astonishing juggling feats. Tickets start at $32. Showtimes are at 2 pm and 8 pm on Saturday at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.


The calendar of events is edited by Lindsey Chester. Photo by longzijun.