Cary, NC – It’s the last weekend before the Summer and there are lots of exciting events going on around Cary to ease you into the long weekend.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
The final Live at Lunch concert of the year starts at 11:30 AM. The free show is out at the picnic tables and lawn in front of the Ivey-Ellington House. This Thursday’s musicians are Peter Lamb, of Peter Lamb and the Wolves, and Mark Wells both playing jazz music.
Umstead Uncorked Wine Tastings are a chance to taste wines from all around the world, all under the guidance of sommelier Hai Tran. Starting at 6 PM, those who go to the Umstead Hotel and Spa’s Fireplace Lounge with the “Judgement of Paris” theme. To reserve a spot, call 919-447-4050.
The Fine Arts League of Cary is holding their monthly meeting at the Cary Arts Center this Thursday. Starting at 7:30 PM, those interested in the arts can meet with local artists who want to promote or nurture their own work.
For more Thursday event, check out our calendar.
Friday, May 27, 2016
The Wine Walk for the Kay Yow Fund lets you walk around Waverly Place, shopping at different stores while enjoying wine tastings along the way. Starting at 5 PM, stores will also have art instillations and there will be live music at Waverly Place. Proceeds go to the Kay Yow fund, with Friday’s wine selection in a “Red, White and Brut” theme.
Final Friday Art Loop highlights the works by a multitude of Cary artists who have their works on display all across town. Starting at 6 PM, you can find art at Town Hall, the Cary Senior Center, Page-Walker, Herb Young, the Cary Arts Center as well as other galleries and even restaurants such as Coffee and Crepes and Chatham Hill Winery.
Wine Away Friday is this Friday from 7 to 10 PM at Chatham Hill Winery. There will be live music, wine sold by the glass and even beers from Fortnight Brewing, with options for outdoor seating.
For more Friday events, head over to our calendar.
Saturday, May 28, 2016
The NCAA Division II Baseball Championships starts this Saturday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. The tournament goes for seven days, ending with the christening of a new champion. Games start at 3 and 7 PM.
SummerFest 2016 starts this Saturday with music from the North Carolina Symphony at Booth Amphitheater. With conductor David Glover, they will be playing Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony, as well as selections from Wagner and Smetana, starting at 7:30 PM.
Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision is a documentary playing at The Cary Theater. It follows the process of artist and architect Maya Lin who created the iconic Vietnam Memorial and the Civil Rights Fountain Memorial. The movie starts at 7 PM.
And for more this Saturday, go to our calendar.
Sunday, May 29, 2016
The White Plains United Methodist Church is holding a Memorial Day Weekend Church Cookout. Anyone is welcome to go to the cookout along side the Sunday church services, starting at 11 AM. The food is free but donations will be accepted to cover the cost.
Flags of our Fathers will play at The Cary Theater ahead of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, 2016. The movie follows the experiences of the World War II soldiers who fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima and starts at 2 PM.
The Triangle Wind Ensemble will be playing a number of songs to go along with Memorial Day, including the classic Gershwin piece “Rhapsody in Blue.” The band will be playing at Booth Amphitheater starting at 7 PM and will be joined by a guest pianist.
There’s more Sunday events on our calendar.
Around the Triangle
Animazement is all this weekend at the Raleigh Convention Center. Fans of Japanese pop culture and video games can meet like-minded people and buy exclusive items from various vendors.
Audio Under the Stars is holding one of its famous events for people to share life stories at 8 PM on Friday, May 27, 2016. Sponsored by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, this Friday’s theme is “Bad Advice and Second Chances,” with people telling true stories at the audio garden at 1317 W Pettigrew St, Durham, NC.
The Heart of Carolinas Chorus is holding an event for the quartet No Strings Attached who won the district level of the Youth Quartet Championship. No Strings Attached is composed of Green Hope High School students. It is at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and starts at 7:30 PM. There is no charge to attend but there is a requested donation at the door to cover the cost for No Strings Attached to travel and compete in the international convention.
Monday, May 30- Memorial Day Services
Cary American Legion Memorial Day Remembrance -MOVED
Due to the forecast of stormy weather the event at Hillcrest Cemetery has been moved to our Post Home at 8523 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary. Still starting at 10:00 hours on Monday, May 30th.
Speaking at the event will be retired US Navy Rear Admiral Steve Glass.
Refreshments will be provided after the ceremony at the Auxiliary Unit 67 at the Post Home at 8523 Chapel Hill Road, Cary. For details, call 919-270-2136.
Town of Cary’s Memorial Day Observance-
Veteran’s Freedom Park, 1513 N Harrison Ave, Cary, NC 27513, USA from 2:30-3:3pm
The Carolina Veterans Support Group is holding an event at Cary’s Veterans Memorial on Memorial Day.
You can also sponsor a flag to put on the grounds with the name, rank and service of a remembered veteran on the flag. Payments and details for the sponsorships go to the Cary Veterans Support Group at 8004 Belgium Dr., Raleigh, NC or their website: http://cvsgnc.org
The Field of Flags will be open from Saturday, May 28, 2016 starting at 8 AM to 6 PM on Memorial Day.