Weekend: Guinness Engravings & Mr. Blue Shoes


Cary, NC — A variety of events, all right here in Cary, await you this weekend. Free performances by VocalMotion, beer glass engravings, various concerts, the Cary Invasion’s fun-for-the-whole-family basketball game–and much more–are all on the CaryCitizen calendar.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Home with kiddos during the day and want to get out of the house? Many libraries and book stores around Cary host morning story times for babies, toddlers, and kids on weekdays. Check the calendar for a complete listing.

VocalMotion, SAS Institute’s show choir, will hold exciting, free-to-the-public Broadway-inspired performances all weekend–with 100% of audience donations benefiting the Triangle Aphasia Project. Shows run Thursday-Sunday; check the CaryCitizen calendar for times.

Bill Fletcher, WCPSS School Board Member, hosts monthly parent chats–where school system-related concerns and ideas can be heard. Meetings are at the Cary Chamber of Commerce in Downtown Cary at 1 pm on the first Thursday of every month.

More Thursday details on the calendar.

Friday, March 6, 2015

The town will host a free Compost Giveaway Workshop at Bond Park from 11 am-noon on Friday at the Compost Education Center. The class includes a 30 minute course and attendees receive three free bags of compost and two guide books.

The Green Hope High School drama department will present Legally Blonde, the musical, this weekend. Performances run Friday-Sunday; check the calendar for times and details.

It’s Guinness Glass Engraving Night at Mac’s Tavern from 9-11 pm. While supplies last, customers who purchase a pint of Guinness will receive a personalized glass freshly made from an engraving machine.

More Friday details on the calendar.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Stop by Ivy Cottage Collections on NW Cary Parkway for a Spring Garden Party between 10 am and 6 pm on Saturday to make an indoor garden terrarium with an instructor and to enjoy biscuits and tea.

School of Rock, Cary’s new school for personalized and fun music education, will have their grand opening celebration from 10 am-2:30 pm on Saturday. School tours, free trial lessons, rock n’ roll caricatures, and a band will all be there.

Mr. Blue Shoes, a one-hour interactive music experience that teaches kids of all ages about Blues music and history, will be at the Cary Arts Center from 3-4 pm on Saturday afternoon. Tickets of $8 can be purchased at The Cary Theater box office or online.

Come out to the Herb Young Community Center at 6 pm for some basketball action, and watch the Cary Invasion take on the Charlotte Elite. Tickets are $5-$10 and are available at the door.

More Saturday details on the calendar.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Downtown Cary Food & Flea is back. On the second Sunday of each month, from noon to 4 pm, Ashworth Village (at the corner of Academy and Chatham Streets) comes alive with local craft beer, food trucks, vintage goods, artists, homemade crafts, music, and more.

The 2nd Annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament will take place at Bond Park Community Center from 1-5 pm on Sunday. This family friendly wheelchair basketball tournament has a unique twist featuring kids of all abilities, and creates an awareness of the obstacles athletes with physical disabilities encounter every time they compete on the court.

Watch Cary’s professional men’s soccer team, the Carolina RailHawks take on Seoul E Land FC, a team from South Korea, at WakeMed Soccer Park at 3 pm on Sunday afternoon.

Indulge and treat yourself to a French Wine Dinner at Academy Street Bistro on Sunday evening. Starting at 5:30 pm, a wine reception, followed by a four-course dinner and french wine pairings, will take place. Tickets are $75 a person; call 919-377-0509 for reservations.

More Sunday details on the calendar.

Across the Triangle

Through Women’s Eyes, By Women’s Hands, an annual art exhibition and sale, will take place in Chapel Hill on Friday evening from 7-10 pm in the Top of the Hill Restaurant at 100 E. Franklin Street. Mini masterpieces will be for sale, including canvases, pottery, and jewelry, and the event will feature entertainment, live music, and raffles. Tickets are $50 and benefit centers that help domestic violence victims.

Saturday, March 7, 2015 is Living History Saturday at Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa Street, Raleigh. From 10 am-4 pm, participants of all ages can experience North Carolinian life in the 1800’s with heath cooking and weaving demonstrations, historic reenactments from the War of 1812, and a tour of the Mordecai house and grounds. This event is free.

On Sunday, March 8, 2015, from noon-4 pm, the Durham Spring Food Truck Rodeo will take place in Durham Central Park. There, attendees can enjoy 50 food trucks and live music from the PitchBlak Brass Band.


The calendar of events is edited by Lindsey Chester. Photo from Mr. Blue Shoes.