June 2016 Family Performances in Cary, Durham, Raleigh
American Dance Festival: Pilobolus 'Shadowland' performs.
Photo courtesy of Ian Douglas
Enjoy great music, Instrument zoos, dance performances and more with your family in June.
North Carolina Symphony Summerfest
June 3-July 9 – Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary. 7:30 p.m. See the website for fees and to purchase tickets. Take the family for great music, contests, Instrument Zoos and a picnic as the North Carolina Symphony performs on weekends through July 9. Shows include “Gershwin and Jazz With Joey Alexander” June 3; “Classics Under the Stars” June 4; “John Williams Festival” featuring the music of “Harry Potter” and “Star Wars” June 10-11; “Beethoven Festival” June 16-17; “Broadway at the Booth” June 24; “The Music of David Bowie” June 25; an Independence Day concert and fireworks July 4; and more. ncsymphony.org/summerfest.
June 7-12 – Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. 7:30 pm. $45-$85. The international Irish dance phenomenon returns with an exciting blend of dance, music and song. Purchase tickets online. ticketmaster.com.
Michael Carbonaro Live
June 17 – Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 7:30 p.m. $34. Michael Carbonaro, magician and host of truTV’s “The Carbonaro Effect,” brings his signature blend of bizarre antics, audience interaction, video clips and mind-blowing magic live on stage. All ages. Purchase tickets online. ticketmaster.com.
Photo of Michael Carbonaro courtesy of Bradford Rogne
ADF Family Matinee: Pilobolus Presents “Shadowland”
June 18 – Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. 1 p.m. $10-$62. Pilobolus’ legendary approach to modern dance fuses high-energy, fast-paced multimedia with front-of-screen choreography in a family-friendly performance. Purchase tickets online. americandancefestival.org/performance/2016-2/pilobolus-2.
American Dance Festival’s Children’s Matinee: Stephen Petronio Company
June 25 – Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. 1 p.m. $16. Stephen Petronio Company performs dances designed to inspire children’s imaginations. A free kids’ party in the lobby featuring live music, face painting, snacks and activities takes place after the performance. Purchase tickets online. americandancefestival.org/performance/adf-kids-2.