Weekend: Books, Movies & Lots of Live Music


Cary, NC — There’s a lot of live music in Cary this weekend–most of it free–as well as four farmers markers, a family-friendly 5K, a book signing, Food & Flea and more.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Join the Heart of Cary Association and fellow downtown supporters for breakfast and a talk from Kyle Hubert, the engineer in-charge of the Academy Streetscape Project, at 7:30 am on Thursday morning at The Matthews House in Downtown Cary.

The Cary Innovation Center will host an all-day Entrepreneurship Essentials class on Thursday from 8:30 am-4 pm. This class is designed for beginning entrepreneurs, especially those who have an idea for a company and would like to know what to do next.

Bill Fletcher, WCPSS Board Member, will be at the Cary Chamber of Commerce from 1-2 pm on Thursday for Parent Chats, where he’ll take questions about our school system.

Enjoy a Thursday night outdoor movie at Koka Booth Amphitheatre for only $5 – Dead Poets Society will play at 7 pm. Bring picnics and seating.

More Thursday details on the calendar.

Friday, August 7, 2015

A mother/son adventure will take place at the Kiwanis Shelter in Bond Park from 6:30-8:30 pm on Friday evening. Festivities include a night hike, s’mores and storytelling for mothers and sons ages 4-12. This event costs $23 per pair.

Adults can enjoy Wine Away Friday at Chatham Hill Winery with wines, local beer on tap, live music until 10 pm and snacks. Dogs and outside food are both allowed in the venue.

Or, show up for live music at Rally Point Sport Grill on Harrison Avenue. On Friday night, from 7-10 pm, the Acoustic Bag of Llamas will play.

More Friday details on the calendar.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

This weekend, singer/songwriter Paula Snyder will perform at the Cary Downtown Farmer’s Market, which takes place on Chatham Street from 8 am-12:30 pm each Saturday morning. Snyder is known for “soulfully nostalgic music with a modern flair.”

Check the CaryCitizen calendar for three other Saturday farmers markets – all are in Cary!

A family-friendly 5K and fun run full of activities will take place at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary from 8-10:30 am. Registration costs are from $15.50-$27.50, and all race proceeds go directly to the CJ SIDS Foundation. It’s called the Bella Rose Strides for Babies 5K.

Ronda Parsons, author of Creating Joy and Meaning for the Dementia Patient, will host a book-signing and discussion at Barnes & Noble in Cary from 1-2 pm.

See what talent Cary kids have to offer. The Philharmonic Association and International Ballet Academy present Cary’s Young Talent dancing to live jazz from the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble at the Cary Arts Center from 2-4 pm. Tickets are $10.

A fundraiser will be held on Saturday evening at 6:30 pm at 309 Aviation Parkway in Morrisville to support plans to build Kaleidoscope Charter High. The event will feature music and dance presentations and give attendees more information about the school.

Enjoy a free bluegrass concert at the Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park from 6-9 pm on Saturday evening. Food and leashed pets are allowed.

More Saturday details on the calendar.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Visit Downtown Food & Flea in Ashworth Village from noon-4 pm on Sunday for food trucks, music, craft booths, beer and more.

At 7 pm, Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion will play at Booth Amphitheatre. Lawn seats start around $42.

More Sunday details on the calendar.

Across the Triangle

Friday, August 7, 2015 is First Friday in Downtown Raleigh, which means that there are numerous places to view and purchase local art. Visit City Market from 6:30-9:30 for a free concert and shopping as well as the Morning Times Market from 6 pm-1 am. View a full list of Friday night  Downtown Raleigh happenings and live music online.

On Saturday, August 8, 2015,the 2015 North Carolina football team will host the annual “Meet The Heels” day at the Eddie Smith Field House in Chapel Hill from 4-6 pm. There will be autographs, food trucks, free posters and cards, balloons, a magician and merchandise for sale.First 200 Active Carolina Kids members receive Chick-fil-A food and drinks and more.

Try the Bull City Escape in Durham this weekend – this event takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 711 Iredell Street. Small teams will have 60 minutes to escape a locked room packed with hidden clues and puzzles. Players use their wits, deductive reasoning, and problem-solving skills to uncover clues, solve a series of puzzles and crack codes.


The calendar of events is edited by Jessica Patrick. Photo by Lindsey Chester.