Weekend: Concerts & Art Festivals (4 of Them!)


Cary, NC — What’s on the CaryCitizen calendar this weekend? We’re glad you asked! Four arts festivals, two runs, two outdoor fitness classes and a handful of shows and performances are only a few of the many wonderful events in Cary and the greater Triangle area this weekend.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Cary High School Performing Arts Department will present their 8th annual Green Tie Gala on Thursday at both 3 pm and 7 pm in the school’s auditorium. Admission is only $2-$5 to watch talented choral, band, orchestral and drama students perform both separately and together. There will be snacks and a silent auction, too.

More Thursday details on the calendar.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Try outdoor yoga beside sculptures in Downtown Cary on Friday evening from 3-5 pm. There will be live string quartet music, and the event is free. Find more information online.

Bring family and friends to a free Spring ReFashion Show at the Cary Arts Center at 5:30 pm on Friday. Young supermodels will rock up-cycled fashions they created themselves.

The Carying Place will host a benefit auction starting at 6 pm on Friday at Prestonwood Country Club. Live music, dancing, a dinner buffet, a cash bar and many auction items will be up for grabs. Tickets are $100; event proceeds will provide housing for homeless families.

It’s Final Friday in Downtown Cary which means that, from 6-10 pm, Ashworth Village art galleries will be open late. This month, there will be a special artists reception at the Village Art Circle Gallery, and there’s always wine, snacks and activities for kids, too.

Friday at 7:30 pm kicks off the Cary Players’ premiere performance of Legally Blonde, the musical. Tickets are $20 and under. Shows run April 24-26, 2015 and May 1-3, 2015. Purchase tickets and check other showtimes online.

At 8 pm at The Cary Theater, Six Strings will present Tres Chicas with Mary Johnson Rockers & The Spark. Tickets start at $20.

More Friday details on the calendar.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Has it been a year already? Spring Daze, Cary’s large-scale arts and crafts festival at Bond Park, lasts all day on Saturday from 9 am-5 pm. Food, 180 artist booths, live entertainment and more means that the event has something for everyone. Spring Daze attendees can also enjoy an Earth Day celebration while at the event.

The Town of Cary will host a free outdoor fitness class, Cardio and Total Body, at 9 am at White Oak Park on Jenks Carpenter Road.Also at 9 am, a Rock & Rollathon for brain injury awareness will take place at Koka Booth Amphitheatre.

The Cary Women’s Club and Ashworth’s Prim & Proper will host a Flamingo Fling fashion show and brunch on Saturday from 11 am-2 pm at Christ the King Lutheran Church on Walnut Street. Proceeds will benefit the Mature Women’s Scholarship Fund.

Have you been to a Cary Invasion game yet? There are only a few left this season. This Saturday’s game will take place at Cary’s Herb Young Community Center against the Raleigh Stealth. Tickets are $10; game starts at 7 pm.

More Saturday details on the calendar.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival will take place from 1-7 pm at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center on Sunday. Enjoy meeting poets, scholars and artists from around the world at this free exhibit and reception.

A Run to Remember 5K benefiting Alzheimer’s research will last from 3-5 pm at WakeMed Soccer Park. At the same time, Cary’s free Music & Arts Festival will take place at Koka Booth Amphitheatre from 4-8:30 pm on Sunday. Guests will enjoy an exhibition of jazz, orchestral and choral music from local high school musicians.

More Sunday details on the calendar.

Across the Triangle

The Southern Women’s Show takes place this weekend in Raleigh at the NC State Fairgrounds. The weekend-long event features celebrity guests, shopping, and workshops on food, fashion, beauty, health and fitness, business, education, home, travel, and more. Find times and ticket information online.

The Art of Cool Jazz Music Festival takes place all weekend long in Downtown Durham. If jazz music and great outdoor venues are your thing, then this event is for you.

The 2015 Piedmont Farm Tour takes place this weekend, April 25-26, 2015, from 2-6 pm both days. In this self-guided tour, meet Triangle farmers and learn about the local food scene.

On Sunday, April 26, 2015, from 9 am-4 pm at Cardinal Gibbons, the Joey O Bocce Classic will honor the life of Cary resident Joe O’ Connell who lost his fight with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) at the age of 32. This bocce ball fundraiser, held by his friends and family, will raise money to find a cure for the disease and celebrate his life with a sport he loved.

Also on Sunday, in Raleigh, enjoy the Philharmonic Youth Association Concert at the Maymandi Concert Hall in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets range from $5-$25, and showtime is at 3 pm.


The calendar of events is edited by Lindsey Chester. Photo from Spring Daze 2014 by Lindsey Chester.


Weekend updates on CaryCitizen are sponsored in part by the East Meets West Festival presented by the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce.