Weekend: Reggae Music & Spring Fashion Show

Cary, NC — The calendar is full of fun events this weekend – we found a reggae concert at The Cary, several theater and music performances, Downtown Cary Food & Flea, a spring fashion show for a great cause, a basketball game and more.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Cary’s Compost Giveaway Workshops start today and continue through Saturday, March 12, 2016.

At each one-hour session, attendees will learn about home composting and other environmentally friendly tips to help keep lawn and gardens green. Each registered participant will receive three bags of compost and a home composing/gardening guidebook. Check the calendar for more information about class times and registration.

Love theater? Two local high schools will present musicals this weekend, and Thursday is opening night for both of them. Cary High School will present Grease, and Green Hope will present Chicago.

Both shows start at 7 pm and continue until Saturday.

At the same time, VocalMotion, the showchoir at SAS Institute, will perform a free performance entitled Light Up the World at Cary Academy. Audience members are just asked for a donation, and VocalMotion donates 100% of the proceeds to a charity. Shows continue on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so check the calendar for more details.

More Thursday details on the calendar.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Don’t miss a reggae concert at 8 pm at The Cary Theater featuring urban, afro beat and jazz fusion music. Tickets are $20.


The Cary Ballet Company’s Spring Gala is at 7 pm at the Cary Arts Center. Shows continue Saturday.

More Friday details on the calendar.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Join Garden Supply Co. in Cary for one of their largest events of the year – their Spring is Here! celebration. All day, from 9 am-5 pm, enjoy classes, face painting, food and gardening advice from the best gardeners on staff.

Later, Salon LeChene is hosting a Spring Fashion Show & Silent Auction between 5-8 pm. Models will be dressed and made-up in spring trends, and there will be wine and hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction featuring donations from local Cary businesses, demonstration stations for guests to try out and giveaways. Guests will be encouraged to invite their significant others to come later in the evening to purchase their wishlists at 30% off. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door.

Then, the Cary Invasion basketball team will take on High Point at 7 pm at the Herb Young in downtown Cary.

More Saturday details on the calendar.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Downtown Cary Food & Flea market continues this weekend from noon-4 pm at Ashworth Village in downtown Cary. There will be craft beer, food trucks, vintage goods, artists, crafters, music and more.

From 2:30-3:30 pm, you can watch an engaging TED Talk video on a health and wellness topic, followed by a lively discussion, at West Regional Library in Cary. This event is free, but call the library to let them know you’re coming.

More Sunday details on the calendar.

Across the Triangle

The Second Friday Art Walk takes place in Carrboro & Chapel Hill in North Carolina from 6-9 pm on the second Friday of every month. Explore a new community to see the creative arts scene, experience venues and socialize with other art lovers. Venues offer live music, food, activities, hands-on art demonstrations, discounts and more.

Touch a Truck, a popular event for young children, runs from 10 am-2 pm on Saturday at the Streets at Southpoint. Kids of all ages can explore vehicles including a fire engine, cement truck, police car, tow truck, ambulance, bulldozers, and enjoy dance performances, games, inflatable bounce houses and appearances by local team mascots. Tickets for kids are $5 each or $15 for family of 4, and kids under 2 are free. All proceeds go to local charities.

The ninth annual Blues Festival starts at 7 pm on Saturday evening at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh and will feature big names like Sir Charles Jones, Pokey Bear, Theodis Easley, Nelson Curry & the Klass Band, Calvin Richardson and Big Robb. Tickets range from $50-$80.

The calendar of events is edited by Jessica Patrick. Photo by Massimiliano Calamelli.