Arts Notes: Jan. 22

January 20, 2014 

‘Too Many Frogs’

The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte will present “Too Many Frogs,” based on the book by Sandy Asher and Keith Graves, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets cost $8 at www.etix.com. For details, call 919-462-2055 or go to www.ctcharlotte.org.

‘Hansel & Gretel’

The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte will present “Hansel & Gretel” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets cost $8 at www.etix.com. For details, call 919-462-2055 or go to www.ctcharlotte.org.

‘The King of Diamonds’

Doug James, “The King of Diamonds,” will perform a Neil Diamond tribute show at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $40 for adults, $35 for seniors, $25 for students and $20 for kids age 12 and younger at www.etix.com. For details, call 919-567-4000.

‘Nature, Naturally’

Beverly Ford’s photography exhibit, “Nature, Naturally,” will be on display until Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Herbert C. Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary. For details, call 919-469-4061 or go to www.townofcary.org.

‘Coded Responses’

“Coded Responses” by Mark Nystrom, artwork made from data collected from nature and music, will be on display until Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. For details, call 919-469-4061 or go to www.marknystrom.com.

Winter Concert Series

As part of the Winter Concert Series of the Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel, performances will begin at 4 p.m. Sundays at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Season tickets cost $60; tickets to individual performances cost $15 at www.etix.com. Here’s the schedule:

• Jan. 26: David Burgess.

• Feb. 23: Brian Reagin (Carole J. Wright Memorial Concert).

Community theater interest meeting

The Holly Springs Cultural Center will host a general interest meeting for a community theater group at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at 300 W. Ballentine St. For more information, call Don Briscar at 919-567-4015.

Cary employees’ art show

“The Artists Within,” an exhibit of town of Cary employees’ artwork, will be on display until Monday, Jan. 27, in Town Hall, 316 N. Academy St. For details, call 919-469-4061 or go to www.townofcary.org.

Classical music discussion

WCPE Radio host Juergen Rathgeber will lead a talk about classical music at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call 919-463-8505.

‘An Evening of Possibilities’

Cary Players Community Theater will present “An Evening of Possibilities,” the 1,000th performance of playwright Mark Harvey Levine’s short works. Here’s the schedule:

• 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, and Saturday, Feb. 1.

• 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2.

• 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturday, Feb. 8.

• 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9.

Levine will talk about his work after the shows on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. Tickets cost $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and students and $15 each for groups. For details, go to www.caryplayers.org.

Meet the Artisan: Books as Art

Bookmakers will give hour-long drop-in demonstrations at local libraries. A session with Jennifer Mahaffey will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. For details, call 919-387-2100. She will give another demonstration at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8500.

‘A Window on Time’

“A Window on Time,” a fiber art exhibit of quilts, wearable art and sculpture by 10 artists, will be on display until Friday, Feb. 7, at The Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. For more information, call 919-249-1120.

String music in the library

Angelyn Fanlo will play harp at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8500. The Triangle Mountain Dulcimer Association will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. For details, call 919-387-2100.

Marvelous Music series

As part of the third Marvelous Music season, performances will begin at 7 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $26 for adults, $24 for seniors and $88 for a pack of four.

The Cary Arts Center will host Crafty Connection, a series of arts and crafts activities for ages 2-12, before each concert. Activities, schedules and prices are online.

Here’s the schedule:

• Saturday, Feb. 15: Emile Pandolfi.

• Friday, March 21: “The Fantasticks,” presented by the Nebraska Theatre Caravan.

• Friday, May 9: Diane Shuur.

Details: bit.ly/1dq37tS.

‘The Golden Doorstop’

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Storytellers to Go! will perform Judy M. Dove’s play, “The Golden Doorstop,” for free at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Students will perform the play about a North Carolinian 12-year-old finding the nation’s first gold mine. To register, call 919-387-2100.

En Plein Air Paint-Off

The third annual En Plein Air Paint-Off will be from 2:30-7 p.m. Friday, April 11, during Art After Dark in downtown Fuquay-Varina. Artists will paint the local landscape.

Apply to participate in the contest by Friday, March 14, by sending an online application and three images of original artwork to director@fuquay-varinadowntown.com. The contest is open to all skill levels from high school students to professionals. For more information, go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.

A public auction of the paintings will be from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, on Vance Street. The top three winners’ paintings will be enlarged and placed on brick walls in the town’s historic district and added to the public art program organized by Fuquay-Varina Downtown and sponsored by Bob Barker, Inc.

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