Weekend: Drag Queens, Bingo & Bagpipes


Cary, NC — The CaryCitizen calendar and spring outdoor events guide are chocked full of events. Whether you fancy a drag queen prom, pink wine, Irish music, a free film festival or basketball, there’s something you’re bound to enjoy going on right here in town this weekend.

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Koka Booth Ampitheatre will host a Drag Queen Prom on Friday night. This large-scale bingo event, which is a fundraiser for the Chatham Social Health Council, will include five games of bingo and some entertainment from “Blue Light Beauties.” Doors open at 5 pm and games start at 7 pm. Lawn seats ($25) and table seats ($30) are still available.

Rock the Red Carpet, a specialized recreation spring formal for middle school-aged kids & up, will take place at the Herb Young Community Center on Friday at 7 pm. Tickets ($20 for Cary residents; $25 for others) can be purchased for this night of dancing, food and fun. Formal attire is required; parents and caregivers admitted for free.

Join the Sister Cities Association of Cary for their annual Ceilidh festival at the Cary Arts Center from 7-9 pm on Friday to enjoy traditional music and dance of Ireland and Scotland. $10 tickets are available on etix.

Join Rally Point Sport Grill Friday at 7:30 for drinks, food and a free Reel Paddling Film Festivalwhich will introduce you to the world’s best films for outdoors enthusiasts.

More Friday details on the calendar.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Get outside this Saturday with your choice of two Cary races, a free outdoor fencing class and a bike safety rodeo. Check our spring outdoor events guide for these events and more.

There’s even more on Saturday, too–painting enthusiasts can take an “en plein air” painting workshop with artist Dan Nelson at the Cary Arts Center from 9 am-4 pm on Saturday.

Park West Village will host their 3rd Annual Spring Fling on Saturday from 2-6 pm in front of Stone Theater Park West 14 Cinema. Families will enjoy performances, face painting, bounce houses, train rides, giveaways and more.

Don’t miss a Sangria Throwdown on Saturday from 3-5 pm at the Lofts at Weston Lakeside in Cary. This fun event features sangria and beer tastings, live music, salsa dancing, prize drawings and more–all to benefit the fight against Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Then, at Chatham Hill Winery from 11 am-6 pm, stop by for a Beginners Guide to Pink Wine workshop. This event repeats on Sunday as well.

It’s been two weekends since the last Cary Invasion basketball game at home (the Herb Young Community Center), but the team is back this week! Join them at 7 pm and watch them take on Winston Salem. It’s the perfect family event.

In the mood for a concert? The Triangle Wind Ensemble‘s spring concert, Symphonies for Winds, will be held at the Cary Arts Center on Saturday at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults. Meanwhile, starting at 8 am at The Cary Theater, Six Strings will present the Swang Bros, a band that plays American music from the 50s and 60s.

More Saturday details on the calendar.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Downtown Cary Food & Flea is back for another warm day! Don’t miss this monthly festival, complete with goods and artwork from local crafters and artisans, kids’ activities and food trucks. It starts at Ashworth Village at noon and continues until 4 pm.

Stop by The Big Easy Pub in Cary from 3-10 pm on Sunday for raffles, music, games and a silent auction. Proceeds will help a family raise money to cover the medical expenses of their son, Porter, who was born with Noonan Syndrome.

Learn about string orchestra music by seeing young people talk about and play the music they love at the Triangle Youth String Orchestra’s concert at the Cary Arts Center at 3 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children.

More Sunday details on the calendar.

Across the Triangle

Raleigh’s annual Spring Gardening Festival will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 9 am until 4 pm. Adults and children will enjoy a day packed with nature and garden programs, outdoor activities, shopping for plants, garden decor from NC artists, vendors, food trucks, NCSU’s famous Howling Cow ice cream and more.

Jersey Boys, an oldies hits-filled musical that tells the story of how Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons came to be, is at DPAC in Durham this week until Sunday, April 12, 2015. Tickets are $45 and up and can be purchased online.

The 7th annual Hillsborough Downtown Arts & Crafts Show will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10 am-4 pm at the Alexander Dickinson House on 150 East King Street.


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