Weekend Events

Weekend: Comedy, Karaoke & Three Kings Day Parade

Cary, NC — This weekend, there’s a Three Kings Day parade in Downtown Cary, a sensory-based dance show at the Cary Arts Center, a Cary Invasion home game, stand-up comedy and more.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Heart of Cary Association will meet at 7:30 am on Thursday morning at The Matthews House for breakfast and a talk about Cary’s newest fire station from Mike Cooper, Assistant Fire Chief of Operations.

Then, Bill Fletcher, WCPSS District 9 School Board Member, will host Parent Chats at the Cary Chamber of Commerce at 1 pm to hear concerns and answer questions about education from parents and community members.

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Friday, January 8, 2016

A 7 pm Black Irish performance of SHADE will explore friendships, strangers, lovers, exes and those we can’t see or touch as the dancers and audience are immersed in a world of color, vibration, smell, sound and feeling. Tickets are $20 for adults, and the three hour-long shows run Friday-Sunday at the Cary Arts Center.

PowerPoint Karaoke is Friday night at 7:30 pm at The Cary Theater. Speakers will have five minutes in front of an audience to give their best “off-the-cuff” presentation about a random topic while incorporating 10 random, nonsensical, and unrelated PowerPoint slides into their delivery without missing a beat. Judges will pick winners to compete in a Grand Championshop at the end of the year. Come early to register to participate in the competition.

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

The new Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center in West Cary is hosting an open house on Saturday from 10 am-1 pm to offer parents an opportunity to learn more about the curriculum, meet the staff and tour the center.

Weekend Events

The Three Kings Day Parade

The Three Kings Day Parade will celebrate the end of the Christmas season in Cary on Saturday from 1-4 pm. The free event will include dancing, music, Hispanic foods and a colorful parade featuring members of different Hispanic cultures.

A Cary Invasion basketball game is at home this weekend in the Herb Young Community Center against Raleigh – gate and concessions open at 6 pm, and tip-off is at 7 pm. With prizes and the mascot, Cosmo, this event is a great family activity.

While you’re downtown, check out Stand-Up Comedy Night with Al Goodwin at The Cary Theater at 8 pm. Al connects with his audiences with relevant material describing his own observations and experiences.

More Saturday details on the calendar.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Catch the last SHADE performance of the weekend Sunday at 3 pm at the Cary Arts Center.

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Across the Triangle

Ice skate outdoors in Downtown Raleigh through January 31, 2016 as part of the Ipreo Winterfest. The rink is open daily; check the online calendar for skate times. The cost is $10 with skate rentals.

Parents can enjoy a Parents’ Night Out on Friday evening with the Kidzu Children’s Museum in Chapel Hill. Kids will enjoy a fun-filled night including exhibit play and exploration, a movie and dinner from Alfredo’s Pizza Villa. This is a drop-off event for children ages 3-9 (must be potty trained). Cost is $25 for first child and $15 for additional child in same household.

The Book of Mormon, which was hailed by The New York Times as “the best musical of this century,” is at DPAC until January 10, 2016. Tickets and showtimes are available online.


The calendar of events is edited by Jessica Patrick. Photo by Kurt Hilton.

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