Weekend: Live Music, Baseball & Fireworks


Cary, NC — If you’re not leaving town for Memorial Day weekend, there’s plenty to do right here at home. Check the calendar for baseball, fireworks, live music and more.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Erin Mason will perform at this week’s Live at Lunch in Downtown Cary on Thursday from 11:30 am-1:30 pm at the Fidelity Bank Plaza. Bring your lunch or stop by Ashworth’s for a hot dog and enjoy free entertainment and sunshine.

The Cary Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business of Women Luncheon on the third Thursday of every month. The program is $15 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members and includes a motivational speaker. The event starts at noon at Prestonwood.

The LIVE in the District music series continues at Park West Village tonight as well.

More Thursday details on the calendar.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Do you work from home? If you’ve been waiting to try coworking, now’s your chance. On Friday, from 9 am-5 pm, bring your laptop for a free day of coworking at Cary Coworking, 145 West Chatham Street. The Humble Pig food truck will make an appearance at 4:30 pm.

A free Barrowburn concert will take place in the Page-Walker gardens at 7 pm on Friday evening. The band performs both classical and contemporary ballads from the Celtic tradition as well as lively Irish pub songs and shanties. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

It’s a great weekend to hear live music from local musicians. Check out The Whiskey Runners at Woody’s (9 pm) and Three Beer Sally at Doherty’s (10 pm).

More Friday details on the calendar.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

You can catch the NCAA Division II Baseball Championships at both 3 pm and 7 pm on Saturday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary. The later game will feature post-game fireworks.

Saturday is also opening night for the NC Symphony Summerfest at Koka Booth Amphitheatre. Rhapsody in Blue & Dvorak’s New World Symphony kick things off at 7:30 pm.

The Lounge Doctors, a duo of electric keyboards and guitar with stunning vocals, will play at Georgina’s in Morrisville on Saturday evening from 6:30-9:30 pm, while Sherman Lee Dillon & The Mississippi Sound will play at Doherty’s at 10 pm.

More Saturday details on the calendar.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The NCAA Division II Baseball Championships continue same times/same place, on Sunday. After the 7 pm game, kids will be invited to run the bases.

Another neat event will take place at 7:30 pm on Sunday at Koka Booth. The Triangle Wind Ensemble will present “At the Movies,” a family-friendly concert featuring memorable musical moments from film favorites that have thrilled and touched American film-goers for decades.

More Sunday details on the calendar.

Across the Triangle

The first outdoor movie of the returning PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series kicks off this Friday, May 22, 2015 at 6 pm in Raleigh’s City Plaza. Enjoy a free showing of Ghostbusters on a huge 100 foot screen. Other 80s classics will be shown every Friday evening in May and June with festivities like DJ music, food trucks and a beer and wine garden.

Enjoy improv comedy for only $10 at ComedyWorx in Downtown Raleigh on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 10 pm. This week, in a game show, “contestants” will compete in a variety of games to show off their quick wit.

Go back in time to 1815 with A Ball at Ayr Mount House. This English country dance will take place on Saturday evening from 7-10 pm in Chapel Hill. There will be bagpipers, dance lessons, light fare and costumers. Period costume is admired but not required.


The calendar of events is edited by Lindsey Chester. Photo from Steve Jurvetson.


CaryCitizen is sponsored in part by the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce.