Polar Plunge, hip hop lead our weekend best bets
Posted February 20, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — Let's start off the weekend with some hip hop in Durham.
The DURM Hip Hop Summit starts its monthly concert series Friday with the "Local Hip, Local Hops" show at Devine's sports bar. Toon and the Real Laww and others will perform. Admission is $5.
Take the frigid plunge into Lake Raleigh all for a great cause. The Polar Plunge for Special Olympics North Carolina is Saturday morning on the Centennial Campus of NC State University. Registration starts at 11 a.m. and the plunge starts at noon. The minimum donation to plunge is $50.
Celebrate Durham through a new exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art. The exhibit Bull City Summer was inspired by the 25th anniversary of the movie "Bull Durham" and the 2013 season at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. It features 10 nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, photographers and videographers who converged on the stadium last year for all 72 home games. The exhibit kicks off Sunday and runs through August.
Cary is celebrating the reopening of its first indoor movie theater built in the 1940s. The Cary Downtown Theater will host free movies, music and more this opening weekend. Movies being shown include "Finding Nemo" and "Casablanca." Asheville band One Leg Up will play Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.
The North Carolina Symphony presents "Singin' in the Rain" at Meymandi Concert Hall Friday and Saturday. Sing along as the orchestra plays the music and the movie runs on the big screen.
It is the final weekend for two popular shows playing the Triangle. North Carolina Theatre's production of "Les Miserables" completes its run at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. The sold-out run of "The Book of Mormon" finishes up at the Durham Performing Arts Center.
Also happening this weekend: Ira David Wood III stars in The Lion in Winter at Theatre in the Park. Tickets start at $16.