Weekend: Jazz, Gourd Art & Truck Day


Cary, NC — The hustle and bustle of the holiday season isn’t here quite yet, but there are still many great events in Cary this weekend. Check it out.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Learn how your kids can walk and bike to school safely. Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) is hosting a workshop called Taking the First Step: Save & Active Routes to School at 5:30 pm at 110 Corning Road in Cary. A $10 registration includes dinner, an informative workshop, and a Safe & Active Routes to School in Wake County Toolkit to help you get started.

Get a jump on your holiday shopping at Garden Supply Co. on Old Apex Road in Cary. From 6-8 pm, you can Sip n’ Shop for holiday items while enjoying adult beverages.

Tonight is the last night to take a Wine Walk at Waverly Place. From 6-8:30 pm, you can taste wine, enjoy live music and shop for art and crafts.

More Thursday details on the calendar.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Cary’s American Legion Post 67 is hosting a BBQ Dinner Fundraiser to support veterans on Friday from 11 am-6:30 pm at their 8523 Chapel Hill Road location in Cary. $9 per plate includes pork or chicken with potatoes, green beans, bread and a drink.

Meet Suzanne Adair, Brynn Bonner, and Art Taylor, three gifted mystery authors, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center at 3 pm on Friday. This event is free.

Join Sister Cities of Cary for the 9th annual Beaujolais Wine Celebration on Friday at 6:30 pm at The Matthews House. The event features hors d’ouevres by Wake Tech culinary students, Beaujolais wines from Triangle Wine and a silent auction. Tickets are $35.

Enjoy a piano concert from Krzysztof Ksiazek, a competitor in the 2015 Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, on Friday at 7:30 pm in the Cary Arts Center.

More Friday details on the calendar.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

It’s America Recycles Day, which means that, from 9 am-1 pm, Cary residents can drop off a maximum of three boxes of financial documents and other papers needing shredding at the Garmon Center on James Jackson Ave. The Town of Cary will shred them for you.

Today is also Truck Day at Bright Horizons (Harrison Park location). From 10:30 am-12:30 pm, kids can explore a variety of vehicles and trucks up close and personal and enjoy activities, games, live music and food trucks. The best part is that there’s a charitable twist – the suggested entrance fee is a donation of $5 per child, adults are free, with all proceeds benefiting the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children.

Ten Thousand Villages just opened in Cary, and they’re celebrating their 20th year in the area with a grand opening celebration from 11 am-5 pm. There will be live music, food, giveaways, traveler’s find raffle, fair trade presentations, family fun and great shopping all day.

Five of North Carolina’s celebrated songwriters come together for a festive evening of original music at The Cary Theater on Saturday evening at 7:30 pm. Tickets for this Celebration of NC Songwriting are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors.

See The Whisky Runners, a local band, perform starting at 9:30 pm tonight at Doherty’s in Cary. There is no cover charge for the show.

More Saturday details on the calendar.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Did you know that Cary was once known as the gourd capital of the world? Join us at West Regional Library on Sunday from 3-4 pm to hear gourd artists showcase their works and explain how the create art from gourds.

Still feeling crafty? Garden Supply Co. is hosting a Holiday Terrarium Workshop from 3-4:30 pm. With the help of an instructor, you’ll learn how to create a live, holiday gift.

More Sunday details on the calendar.

Across the Triangle

NC Comicon is this weekend in Durham. All weekend long in the Durham Convention Center, fans can meet their favorite artists, hear panel discussions and enjoy vendors, art contests, costume contests and more. Visit the website for tickets and schedules.

The Second Friday Art Walk is in Chapel Hill and Carrboro this weekend on Friday, November 13, 2015. Experience a creative arts scene, socialize with other art lovers and enjoy venues offering live music, food, activities, and more. Buy local art in all mediums – handmade jewelry, scarves, paper goods, ceramics, fine art and more.

Enjoy a dinner out and live jazz music in Downtown Apex this weekend. On Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 7 pm,  see a live jazz concert at the Halle Cultural Arts Center.

The show will feature internationally reowned Steinway Artist and Jazz Pianist Lenore Raphael with special guests Wayne Wilkinson on guitar and John Simonetti on bass. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students 18 and under. Before the show, receive 20% off a dinner special at Peak City Grill & Bar between 5-6 pm with your concert ticket.


The calendar of events is edited by Jessica Patrick. Photo by Anthony.