Weekend Events: Music, Arts and Bourbon

Cary, NC – Bad news: it looks like there is going to be a lot of rain and lightning this weekend. Good news: there are lots of fun things to do this weekend safely indoors and the weather should be clearing by Saturday and Sunday anyway! So here are some of the weekend events that are coming up.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Science on Screen is going on at the Cary Theater. Following the 7 PM screening of The Secret Life of Bees, there will be a discussion led by Marc Larin, Program Chair for Wake County Bee Keepers Association.

The Cary Photographic Artists are meeting also at the Cary Theater at 7:30 PM. This meeting is a chance for Cary photographers and photographic artists to network, show some of their work and hear a talk led by leading area photographers.

It’s Bluegrass Night at Mac’s Tavern on Ryan Road. Starting at 8 PM, hear The Grass Cats play the great, relaxed music rooted in local culture.

For more Thursday events, check out our calendar.

Friday, August 5, 2016

The Beer, BBQ and Bourbon Festival is this weekend, Friday and Saturday, at Koka Booth Amphitheater. From 6 to 10 PM each day, you can also hear live music and listen to seminars on tasting in addition to trying local food and drink.

The Olympics Opening Ceremony will be going on in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. All of us at CaryCitizen are obviously elite-level athletes but don’t believe in competition so we will not be there. If like us, you will not be in Brazil, you can watch the opening ceremonies via live-streaming at the Cary Theater for free, starting at 7 PM.

Eight local photographers will be presenting their art exhibits at In The Footsteps Of… at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex at 8 PM. For more art exhibits on Friday, Brian Moyer will have a reception for his natural landscape paintings at the Bond Park Community Center, starting at 6 PM.

If you want even more Friday events, go to our calendar.


Saturday, August 6, 2016

There will be a 5K for the CJ Foundation for SIDS starting at 8 AM at WakeMed Soccer Park. This event, sponsored by Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine, is the 5th year of the race.

St. Michael’s Church is having a yard sale, with everything from TVs and DVD players to designer clothing to furniture and more. The yard sale is open in their community center’s parking lot on 830 High House Rd. from 8 AM to noon with proceeds going to the Uganda Ministries and future parishes.

At the Cary Arts Center, Cary’s Exceptional Young Talent will perform. See young dancers from the International Ballet Academy and young jazz musicians from the Philharmonic Association showcase their summer accomplishments, starting at 2 PM.

Jon Shain and Walter Parks will be performing at the Cary Theater. Shain has been playing a variety of styles of acoustic music for years and his latest album, Crow the Dawn, is a duet with Joe Newberry. Parks is a guitarist with three decades of experience under his belt, including time as lead guitarist for Richie Havens. The show, at 8 PM, is presented by Six String.

More Saturday events are on our calendar.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will be performing at Koka Booth Amphitheater this Sunday. Come out and see the legendary singer and his band, with the show starting at 7:30 PM.

And there are more Sunday events on our calendar.

Around the Triangle

First Friday is a chance to see showcased art at Linda Dallas’ Art Studio in Downtown Raleigh. Starting at 5 PM, ceramic artists Anne Terry and Gwen Weaver will be showing their work and talking with visitors about the process and final result. There will also be drinks available.

Acoustic Nights in the District is this Saturday, with Brooke Hatala playing a free show outdoors at Park West Village, near the intersection of Chapel Hill Road and Morrisville Parkway. The show starts at 6 PM.

The Sisters theater group is putting on a production of Of Women and Wolves, based on the book Women Who Run with the Wolves. The play tackles issues of motherhood, education and inner wildness and is playing Friday and Saturday at Durham’s Common Ground Theater on Hillsborough Street at 8 PM.

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Story by staff reports. For more events and info, check out the CaryCitizen calendar. Photos by Paul VanDerWerf and Hal Goodtree.