Cary Living Calendar of Events

Below are upcoming events in and around the Cary, NC area.

7/27/2016 - Wind Down Wednesdays at Waverly Place
Waverly Place
575 New Waverly Place | Cary
Revel in live music with some of the finest musical acts in town. Waverly Place will present local performers along with vendors and restaurants each Wednesday in the promenade. Bring a lawn chair and “wind down” with family and friends; concerts are free and open to the public.
waverlycary.com
Time: 6-9pm

7/28/2016 - Gardening Class
The Garden Hut
1004 Old Honeycutt Road | Fuquay-Varina
Gartending right out of the garden & a little help from the corner store. How to include fresh produce from the garden in your cocktails. $10, RSVP.
919.552.0590
www.NelsasGardenHut.com
Time: 6pm

7/29/2016 - Finally Friday Apex
Downtown Apex
On the last Friday, or “final” Friday of each month from April to September 2016, the Apex Downtown Business Association will be bringing entertainment and food to Salem Street for some after-work relaxation and fun. Participating #downtownapexnc merchants and restaurants will be offering special promotions as well, and will be open until 9pm. So hurry home from work, gather up the family, and head to downtown Apex. apexdowntown.com
Time: 5-9pm

7/29/2016 - Final Friday Cary Art Loop
Downtown Cary
On the last Friday of every month, Cary celebrates art with the Cary Art Loop. Triangle arts and culture in the Cary area are highlighted with extended hours for participating art galleries, restaurants, coffee houses, and other businesses that showcase visual arts, music, and more. Look for free C-Tran shuttle service between downtown venues.
www.caryartloop.org
Time: 6-9pm

7/29/2016 - Village Art Circle Gallery Artist Reception
Village Art Circle Gallery
200 S Academy Street | Cary
The two featured artists this month are member artist Kimberly Alvis and gallery owner JJ Jiang. Kimberly works in oil on canvas, and her recent work depicts exotic scenes from her travels in the Pacific Rim countries and in the Mediterranean. Her paintings glow with color and light, offering a glimpse into the daily lives of people in far-off lands. JJ will show new works in watercolor and oil, reflecting impressions from his recent trip back to his hometown in China.
Final Friday receptions are part of the Cary Art Loop and details can be found each month on the Cary Art Loop website as well as on the gallery website, www.villageartcircle.com
Time: 6-9pm

8/5/2016 - Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Parkway | Cary
Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’ and barbeque eatin’. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE–TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on site if you get hungry, all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and LIVE music all day.
beerandbourbon.com/cary/show-info
Time: N/A

8/6/2016 - Bella Rose Strides for Babies 5K & Fun Run
WakeMed Soccer Park
201 Soccer Park Drive | Cary
Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine serves as the presenting sponsor for the 5th Annual Bella Rose Strides for Babies. This event is held in honor of Bella Rose Diaz, who was lost to SIDS in May 2011. Family-friendly event with bounce house, DJ, and silent auction. All proceeds go to the CJ Foundation for SIDS. Contact: Janna Fonseca, 919.238.2009. Event website: https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Cary/BellaRoseStridesforBabies5K. Kids’ events (face painting, bounce house, crafts, etc) are free but require registration. Race fees range from $15-$25 and runners receive gender-specific t-shirt. We offer prizes for top finishes in age group categories as well as runner with stroller and runner with dog, so this is truly an event that offers something for everyone! The 5K course is on the grounds of the WakeMed Soccer Park and offers a challenge to both the novice and seasoned runner.
Time: 8am

8/6/2016 - Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Parkway | Cary
Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’ and barbeque eatin’. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE–TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on site if you get hungry, all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and LIVE music all day.
beerandbourbon.com/cary/show-info
Time: N/A

8/11/2016 - Gardening Class
The Garden Hut
1004 Old Honeycutt Road | Fuquay-Varina
Culinary treats right out of the garden.
$10, RSVP. 919.552.0590
www.NelsasGardenHut.com
Time: 11am

8/13/2016 - Charm City Junction
Fred G. Bond Metro Park
Sertoma Amphitheatre
801 High House Road | Cary
Baltimore-based roots group Charm City Junction puts a new spin on old-timey music, carrying the torch of fast-picking bluegrass and toe-tapping Celtic music. Featuring fiddle, clawhammer banjo, the button accordion and upright bass, this quartet isn’t afraid to take roots music to new places – but always with an eye on tradition. From dance-inducing old-time rhythms and foot-stomping Irish melodies to hard-driving bluegrass, Charm City Junction creates a fresh soundscape that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats, wondering where they’ll go next.
Time: 6-8pm

8/13/2016 - Iron and Wine
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road | Raleigh
We welcome back Iron and Wine (South Carolina native Sam Beam) for a special solo performance. With five albums, numerous EPs and singles, and the initial volumes of an Archive Series, Iron and Wine has captured listeners’ emotions and imagination with distinctly cinematic songs. Iron and Wine is currently celebrating the first two installments of the Archive Series on Beam’s own label, Black Cricket Recording Co. The gifted singer-songwriter has also released albums with fellow indie artists Jesca Hoop and Ben Bridwell of The Band of Horses. Ghost on Ghost (2013) is “one of the most satisfying albums the group has done to date,” says All Music. www.ncartmuseum.org
Time: 8pm

8/13/2016 - Carolina RailHawks vs. Puerto Rico
WakeMed Soccer Park
101 Soccer Park Drive | Cary
Time: 7:30pm

8/14/2016 - Downtown Cary Food & Flea
Ashworth Village | Downtown Cary
200 S. Academy Street | Cary
The Downtown Cary Food & Flea is a monthly crafters market that features local food trucks, local craft beer, vintage, art, crafts, edible goods, music and more. dtcfoodandflea.com
Time: 12-4pm

8/17/2016 - Joint Venture Jewelry’s 18th Anniversary Winesday
Joint Venture Jewelry, offering the largest selection of vintage jewelry in the Triangle, is inviting Triangle residents to celebrate its 18th Anniversary in style! Mark your calendar for Wednesday August 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. to come sip wine and sparkle! There will be a special wine tasting with Raleigh Wine Shop in addition to storewide sales, including 15 percent off jewelry purchases (some exclusions apply). Grab your friends to come mix and mingle with fellow jewelry lovers while shopping with an exclusive discount. Visit www.jointventurejewelry.com for more information. Joint Venture Jewelry is located at 250 Grande Heights in Cary.
Time: 5-7pm

8/17/2016 - Cary Florist Workshop
Cary Florist
100 Parkthrough Street | Cary
$50 per session | Register for 3 or more and SAVE $20 per session!
To register visit us at www.caryflorist.com
Impress your friends with your knowledge of high style design and learn how to make your own Contemporary Fresh Floral Arrangement! If you own your own clippers, bring them along. You can also bring your own wine so you can "Wine and Design"!
Time: 6:30-8pm

8/18/2016 - Back-to-School Bash
In front of Stone Theatre - Park West 14
Village Market Place | Morrisville
JOIN US on Thursday, August 18th from 4pm-8pm as we celebrate our BACK TO SCHOOL BASH with FREE fun for the entire family!
www.parkwestvillage.net
Time: 4-8pm

8/20/2016 - Gillian Welch
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road | Raleigh
It’s been 20 years since Gillian Welch released her debut masterpiece Revival that announced the arrival of a singular songwriting talent. Since then Welch and her musical partner David Rawlings have recorded four more exquisite albums that evoke the spare and haunting qualities of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Welch achieved greater prominence in 2002 for her contributions to the Grammy-winning soundtrack O Brother Where Art Thou. Her most recent album, The Harrow & The Harvest, received a Grammy nomination and is considered one of her finest.
www.ncartmuseum.org
Time: 8pm

8/26/2016 - Finally Friday Apex
Downtown Apex
On the last Friday, or “final” Friday of each month from April to September 2016, the Apex Downtown Business Association will be bringing entertainment and food to Salem Street for some after-work relaxation and fun. Participating #downtownapexnc merchants and restaurants will be offering special promotions as well, and will be open until 9pm. So hurry home from work, gather up the family, and head to downtown Apex. apexdowntown.com
Time: 5-9pm

8/27/2016 - Peachy Keen’s 4th Birthday Party
Peachy Keen, a contemporary women’s clothing and lifestyle boutique, is turning FOUR! Triangle residents are invited to come celebrate the milestone with fabulous sales, a tasty food truck and trendy trunk shows including Paige Denim! Make plans to come by Saturday, August 27 from noon to 4 p.m. Sangria and shopping? Yes, please! For more information, visit www.peachykeen.com. Peachy Keen is located at 250 Grande Heights in Cary.
Time: 12-4pm

8/27/2016 - Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival
The Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary by expanding the one-day festival to two days! Due to continued construction on N. Academy Street, the festival will remain on Cary’s Town Hall Campus for 2016. Come join us as we celebrate the festival’s 40th anniversary by hosting it at a wonderful new location and expanding the time!
Time: 5-9pm

8/28/2016 - Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival
The Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary by expanding the one-day festival to two days! Due to continued construction on N. Academy Street, the festival will remain on Cary’s Town Hall Campus for 2016. Come join us as we celebrate the festival’s 40th anniversary by hosting it at a wonderful new location and expanding the time!
Time: 5-9pm

9/21/2016 - Cary Florist Workshop
Cary Florist
100 Parkthrough Street | Cary
$50 per session | Register for 3 or more and SAVE $20 per session!
To register visit us at www.caryflorist.com
Shake off the summer heat and learn how to make your own Silk Door Piece for Fall! You can also bring your own wine so you can "Wine and Design"!
Time: 6:30-8pm

9/29/2016 - Peachy Wears Hope Fall Fashion Show
Shop for a cause at Peachy Keen, a contemporary women’s clothing and lifestyle boutique! Make plans to attend the Peachy Wears Hope Fall Fashion Show Thursday, September 29. Cocktail hour starts at 7 p.m. with live music, a braid bar, tasty food and Peachy Keen models showing off the hottest fall fashions. All benefits go toward Headbands of Hope and Duke Children’s Hospital. Peachy Keen is located at 250 Grande Heights in Cary.
Time: 7pm

10/19/2016 - Cary Florist Workshop
Cary Florist
100 Parkthrough Street | Cary
$50 per session | Register for 3 or more and SAVE $20 per session!
To register visit us at www.caryflorist.com
Bring the Colors of Fall Splendor Inside and Learn to make your own Fresh Fall Floral Arrangement! If you own your own clippers, bring them along. You can also bring your own wine so you can "Wine and Design"!
Time: 6:30-8pm

11/16/2016 - Cary Florist Workshop
Cary Florist
100 Parkthrough Street | Cary
$50 per session | Register for 3 or more and SAVE $20 per session!
To register visit us at www.caryflorist.com
Learn how to make your own Silk Winter Door Piece! Great for gift giving, or to keep for yourself. Accents will vary based on your choice of Natural Winter, Christmas or Hanukkah, so please indicate your preference in the COMMENTS section. You can also bring your own wine so you can "Wine and Design"!
Time: 6:30-8pm

12/17/2016 - Cary Florist Workshop
Cary Florist
100 Parkthrough Street | Cary
$50 per session | Register for 3 or more and SAVE $20 per session!
To register visit us at www.caryflorist.com
(THIS IS SATURDAY) 10:00-11:30 AM: Learn how to make your own Fresh Floral Centerpiece for the Holidays and make it last! Great for gift giving, or to keep for yourself. Accents will vary based on your choice of Natural Winter, Christmas or Hanukkah, so please indicate your preference in the COMMENTS section.
Time: 10-11:30am

 

 

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