Weekend: World’s Toughest Rodeo & More

Cary, NC — What’s on the calendar this weekend? In Raleigh, there’s the World’s Toughest Rodeo. In Cary, there’s trivia night at Chatham Hill Winery, a Cary Invasion home game, several live performances, free screenings at The Cary and more.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Stop by Town Hall campus at 5 pm on Thursday to participate in the unveiling of the new Sister Cities sign. The sign will have directional arrows with the name of each of Cary’s sister cities, their distances from Cary and each country’s flag. The outdoor unveiling will be followed by a reception inside the Town Hall lobby.

Learn how some of the nation’s most selective colleges choose from among the most qualified applicants with a workshop at West Regional Library at 6:30 pm. Registration is recommended – call 919.463.8500.

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Friday, January 15, 2016

A Women of Action Gathering will take place at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center on Friday evening at 7 pm. Keynote speaker Dr. Josephine Brown, a Weight Management Specialist, will share her perspective of “New Year, New You” to encourage and empower change. This free event will also include inspiring performances.

David LaMotte will perform at The Cary Theater at 8 pm. Tickets start at $20.

It’s Trivia Night at Chatham Hill Winery – get there by 7 pm with your team of up to six people to test your knowledge on various subjects and compete for a $25 gift card. As always, there will be wine, local brews and snacks for sale.

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

An International Diversity Summit will take place at the Cary Arts Center on Saturday from 9 am-3 pm. This summit will offer a day of dedication, communication and, inspiration, and the event will include leaders from across our community, religious organizations and major cooperations for panel discussions on cultural awareness.

Shop for fun items and win a raffle prize all while supporting out-of-the-home businesses and veterans at Which Biz is Your Buzz?, a fun, monthly market that gives home-based vendors a chance to sell their products while connecting with similar businesses. The event is from 11 am-3 pm at American Legion Post 67.

The Cary Invasion will play a home game for the second weekend in a row at the Herb Young Community Center in downtown Cary. This week, they’ll take on the Wilmington SeaDawgs. Tickets are $10 for adults, and gates open at 6 pm.

Enjoy performances to honor Dr. King at The Cary Theater on Saturday evening at 7 pm. Right after, a free showing of Disney’s “Selma, Lord, Selma” will be shown at 9 pm. This event is free.

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

In honor of Dr. King, a free showing of Selma will take place at The Cary at 2 pm.

Then, enjoy a concert in the historic Page-Walker at 4 pm on Sunday afternoon. Mara Shea and Roger Gold are a Celtic fiddle and guitar duo called The Elftones. Their spirit is lyrical, playful, melodic and upbeat. Tickets are $16.50 on etix, and light refreshments will be served at intermission.

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Across the Triangle

Bundle up and ice skate outdoors in downtown Raleigh to spinning ’80s and ’90s tunes and current favorites from Vox DJ Company on Friday, January 15, 2016. The Ipreo Ice Rink is located in the 400 block of Fayetteville Street and is open until the end of January. Admission is $10, including skate rental for both children and adults.


The World’s Toughest Rodeo is on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm at the PNC Arena in Raleigh. Tickets start at $18 for this family-friendly event, where 30 professional cowboys will battle it out against the rankest bulls and broncs in North Carolina. Prior to the event, fans are invited to come early to meet some of the cowboys and enjoy a free pony ride.

The Let’s All Be Free Film Festival is a annual event that explores and celebrates what being free means. The festival, which will take place at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University on Saturday from 7-9:30 pm, screens a diverse selection of short fiction, documentary and expressions films from across the globe. Tickets are $10 in advance.

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