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Weekend Events: Film Festivals, Holiday Events and More

Cary, NC – This weekend looks like we may finally get some cool Autumn weather so put on your favorite sweater and get ready to head out for some events around Cary this weekend.

And don’t forget to also check out our calendar for a complete list of events.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Documentary Roadshow is a free documentary screening at the Cary Theater. This time, they are screening “The Ballad of Fred Hersch,” about the famous pianist who changed the jazz world when he came out as gay and HIV-positive. The documentary is playing at 7 PM.

Green Hope High School is putting on a performance of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” a play based on the famous memoir/diary. The play is being performed from Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 PM each night.

It’s Bluegrass Night at Mac’s Tavern, with performances from local bands including The Grass Cats. The show starts at 8 PM.

For more Thursday events, check out our calendar.

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Garden Supply Co. is holding a thank you event for its customers at 5 PM, with food, music and more. You can RSVP on their website.

The Cary Town Band is holding a special free Election Day-themed concert. Don’t worry, you won’t have to hear people argue about politics. Instead, they will have parade music for “elephants,” serenades for “donkeys” and marches for Congress. The concert takes place at the Cary Arts Center at 7:30 PM.

Stand-up Comedians Andy Beningo and Bill Boronkay will be performing at the Cary Theater at 8 PM. Beningo was a finalist on CMT’s Next Big Comic and builds on his background as a short-lived middle school teacher. Boronkay is a fast-rising comedian who previously worked in the world of sportscasting and brings that same experience to his act. This will be a clean act.

There are more Friday events on our calendar.

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Ken Farmer of PBS’ Antiques Roadshow will be at the Page-Walker Center to do antique appraisals. Limited to three items per person. Farmer’s appraisals will start at 9 AM on Saturday but he will also be telling stories from the road on Friday at 7 PM, also at the Page-Walker.

Holiday Shopping Event and Luncheon is a benefit event at the Mayton Inn for the North Carolina Medical Society Alliance. From 10 AM to 3 PM, there will be shopping, food, music and Santa Claus will be there from 10 AM to noon.

The Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival brings dozens of short films, mostly made by women, to the Cary Theater. It starts at 10:30 AM with awards for the directors and then, from 11 AM to 11 PM, they will be playing the horror, sci-fi, fantasy and suspense films all day long, plus some 20 minute breaks and a one-hour dinner break.

You can get more Saturday events on our calendar.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Cultural Connections at West Regional Library is an opportunity to learn about different parts of the world. This month’s is about Korea with Susan Brown of the Carolina Asian Center at UNC-Chapel Hill talking about the history and culture. It starts at 2 PM and refreshments will be provided.

The Cary Theater is starting its series of films to remember beloved actors and directors who died this year. It is kicking off with Silver Streak, starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. The show starts at 2 PM.

And there are more Sunday events on our calendar.

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Around The Triangle

The North Carolina Symphony will be performing well-known Copland films at Meymandi Concert Hall in Downtown Raleigh on Friday and Saturday at 8 PM. They will be playing, from Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man, Our Town and the suite from Billy the Kid as well as other classics from other composers.

Starting this weekend, Shakespeare’s Richard III will be performed at Raleigh’s Bare Theater. It’s Shakespeare’s most famous portrayal of corruption and ferocity in politics and plays at 8 PM on Friday and Saturdays and 2 PM on Sundays.

Bob Dylan, Nobel Prize laureate, will be performing at the DPAC in Durham at 8 PM.


For a full list of events, check out our calendar. Photos by Hal Goodtree, Lindsey Chester and the North Carolina Symphony.