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Art museum announces summer concert, movie series

Posted April 7, 2011

The N.C. Museum of Art is making plans for its summer series. And there are a few events parents might want to note.

The summer concert season will wrap up with two family-friendly performances. They are the Paperhand Puppet Intervention, which returns Sept. 9 to Sept. 11, with a new puppet show set to live music. Showtimes are 6:30 p.m. each night. Tickets are $7.50 to $15.

And family music stars Dan Zanes and Friends will be back for a third year with an interactive musical party on Sept. 17. This is a great show. The concert is at 6 p.m. Tickets are $9 to $18.

And the museum's outdoor summer movie series also includes a few family favorites. Since they're outdoors, the movies start late at 9 p.m. I think these would be fun for older kids and teens.

Movies to note:

  • "How to Train Your Dragon" is at 9 p.m., July 23.
  • "Rango" is at 9 p.m., Aug. 5.
  • "Back to the Future" is at 8:30 p.m., Aug. 20.

All these movies are rated PG. Movie tickets are $4. Visitors are welcome to bring picnics.

There's much more on the schedule if you're looking for date night ideas or a fun moms' night out. Check the full schedule for concerts and movies.

Tickets for both concerts and movies go on sale to the general public April 19.


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  • shall6 Apr 10, 2011

    all4him - that's exactly right. These are outdoor movies, which is why the start times are so late ... and why they get a little earlier as the summer moves into fall and it gets darker earlier. And that's kind of why I said these would be fun for older kids and teens - because they are so late.


  • all4him Apr 9, 2011

    OGE... it probably has something to do with the sunset time. I'm sure that the sunset will start to occur earlier by that time of the year. They probably figured that if the sun is set completely by 8:30pm there is no reason for everyone to have to wait until 9pm.
    Also, That's the last Sat. before kids go back to school. There are some parents that whether it is a weekend or not, they get their kids acclimated to going to bed earlier.
    Just a thought. :)

  • OGE Apr 8, 2011

    Really 9pm for a cartoon?...yet 8:30 for Back To The Future...yep that makes sense.