Raleigh, N.C. — Check out our list of events to help get you through the workweek:
It is a perfect day to take in the Starring North Carolina! exhibit at the N.C. Museum of History. There are props and costumes from "Iron Man 3," "Tennage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Bull Durham" and more! Tickets start at $6.
The musical "Annie" opens at the DPAC. The Broadway classic runs through Sunday. Tickets start at $30.
The Capital City Clauses will hold the 21st Annual Jingle Ball at Marbles Kids Museum from 6:30-10:30 p.m. This event is always so much fun and it helps raise money and collect toys for The Salvation Army's Christmas Cheer program. Just bring a new, unwrapped toy valued at $20 or more or $30 cash or check to get in.
Get into the holiday spirit with "A Christmas Carol" starring Ira David Wood III. The show plays Raleigh Memorial Auditorium through Sunday and then the DPAC Dec. 18-21.
The Governor and First Lady will light the state Christmas Tree during a ceremony at the State Capitol. After, visitors will be invited inside the Capitol for an open house. Also, the Junior Woman's Club of Raleigh will hold a holiday festival featuring music and children's activities on Union Square, in museums and at Bicentennial Plaza. The fun starts at 5 p.m.
Vivian Howard, star of PBS' "A Chef's Life" and owner of Chef and the Farmer in Kinston, will be at Southern Season in Chapel Hill for to do cooking demos, sign autographs and meet with fans. She will be there from noon to 3 p.m. and will also be chatting about her line of gift baskets for the store.
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