Downtown Cary

Weekend Events: Valentine’s Weekend, African-American Celebration and More

Cary, NC – It’s Valentine’s Day this Thursday and there are romantic and Valentine’s related events this weekend, plus the 24th Annual African-American Celebration, music events and much more.

To find more Cary events, go to the CaryCitizen calendar.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Cary Theater is playing classic romantic movies all weekend long, starting with “The Way We Were” at 2 PM, “The Notebook” at 7 PM and “War of the Roses” at 9:30 PM on Thursday, February 14, with more movies throughout the weekend.

The Cary Senior Center is holding a Valentine’s Day tea, for people aged 55 and older. The event starts at 2 PM on Thursday, February 14.

Chatham Street Wine Market is holding their weekly free wine tasting on Valentine’s Day at 5 PM.

To find more Thursday events, go to the CaryCitizen calendar.

Cary Arts Center

Friday, February 15, 2019

The Cary Theater is playing Oscar-nominated films all February long, with “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” playing at 7 PM and “Bohemian Rhapsody” at 9:15 PM.

The Cary Arts Center hosts “Masters of Soul,” a night of classic soul and Motown music, part of the Marvelous Mainstage Music Series. The show starts at 7:30 PM on Friday, February 15.

Sophie’s Grill & Bar holding their “Nothing To Do with Valentine’s Day” party with music by DJ George and a laser show. There is no cover charge and parking is free, starting at 9 PM.

You can find more Friday events on our calendar.

Bird Count

Downy Woodpecker

Saturday, February 16, 2019

The Great Backyard Bird Count is this Saturday and if you want to enjoy it with your friends and community members, you can go to Kids Together Park at 10 AM. Learn to identify birds by species and record the number seen, then enjoy refreshments and tally the results. It is free to attend.

The 24th Annual African-American Celebration takes place at the Cary Theater this Saturday, presented by the Ujima Group, Inc. This year’s event includes the panel “Hidden in the Shadows: A Conversation on Immigration in America.” The whole event starts at 11 AM.

The Cary Arts Center hosts Jeff Boyer and his unique bubble performance art, mixing comedy, music, juggling and more. The show starts at 3 PM.

There are more Saturday events on our calendar.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

West Regional Library is holding a local artist event with Zeynep Guvenc, showing the Turkish art of water marbling. This is a free event starting at 2 PM.

The Page-Walker Center hosts Brian Reagin, violinist and concertmaster of the North Carolina Symphony, as he performs and plays on a Lorenzo and Tomasso Carcassi violin made in Italy in the 18th Century. This is part of the Friends Concert Series and it starts at 4 PM.

And there are more Sunday events on the CaryCitizen calendar.

Around the Triangle

The Third Annual Kay Yow Run is a race to raise money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, with a 4K run and a half-kilometer mini run. It starts at Stafford Commons at NC State University on Saturday, beginning at 11 AM.

KINGS in Downtown Raleigh hosts up-and-coming boy band 4th Ave this Friday at 7:30 PM. This is an all-ages show.

The Pinhook in Durham is holding its fourth Bloodsport fundraiser. This year, the event includes arm wrestling, comedy, a costume contest and more. It starts at 6 PM this Friday.

Events from the CaryCitizen calendar. Photos by David Lindquist, Lindsey Chester and Hal Goodtree.