Happy weekend! It’s a busy one, so let’s get started (as always, check WRAL.com’s Out & About calendar for more weekend fun).
The Harlem Globetrotters stops at the PNC Arena this Friday. The show is 7 p.m. and will feature all of the Globetrotters’ crazy antics. Tickets start at $21. If you’re there, be sure to drop by the Go Ask Mom table. We’ll be there starting at 6 p.m. with everything you need to make a poster for the show. Also, keep an eye out for Mix 101.5’s Lynda Loveland, Go Ask Mom blogger, who will be playing with them on the court and for Seirra-Raechelle Holmes, the 11-year-old Durham sixth grader, who won our contest to become a Junior Globetrotter for the night!
Friday is the first Friday of the month, which means it’s First Friday in downtown Raleigh. Check my earlier post for details on all kinds of activities for families.
Storybook Theater, a new family performance series, opens its first show, “Rapunzel: A Very Hairy Fairy Tale,” this weekend. Shows are Friday through Sunday at the Duke (formerly Progress) Energy Center for Performing Arts. Tickets start around $14. Read my earlier post for more information about this new series, a great addition to the family fun scene around here.
Raleigh Little Theatre on Pogue Street near Cameron Village opens “Snow White, The Queen’s Fair Daughter,” Friday. The show runs through March 10. This isn’t the Disney version of the classic story. It’s an interpretation of the Grimm Brothers tale. Read my earlier post for details about this show. Tickets are $10 for kids 12 and under and $15 for adults.
Dr. Seuss will be celebrated at Northgate Mall in Durham with stories, activities and movies on Saturday. Read my earlier post for details.
We have three consignment sales - Divine Children’s Show, Nearly New Clothing Exchange and Wings consignment - in Raleigh this weekend. Click here to get the details.
I’ll have our Easter events database updated soon, but I’ll point out that the Easter Bunny will be at Triangle Town Center’s The Children’s Place from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday. They’ll have some treats and special deals. While supplies last, shoppers will get a free pack of PEEPS with any store purchase.
And Smart Momma in north Raleigh will host a Get Ready for Baby Day on Saturday with expert seminars and demos, along with some deals and door prizes.
Oaks and Spokes, Raleigh first bicycle festival, kicks off this weekend with a variety of events. It’s capped on March 10 with a kid-friendly bike ride. Read Out & About’s post for details.
Applause! Cary Youth Theatre will present “Old Dry Frye,” an Appalachian folktale about a community learning to be thankful for what they have and how to share it with others. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and $5 for kids ages 5 and under. Kids as young as seven will appear in the production. Performances are Friday through Sunday.
At Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, author Maureen Johnson will stop by at 3 p.m., Saturday, with her new book “The Madness Underneath,” part of the Shades of London series. The series is best for teens ages 14 and up. For parents, Ana Homayoun will present "The Myth of the Perfect Girl: Helping Our Daughters Find Authentic Success and Happiness in School and Life," at 3 p.m., Sunday.
Chapel Hill will host a town services fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, at University Mall, 201 S. Estes Dr. The event will showcase local municipal services including (kid favorites) police and fire, along with waste collection, recreation, parks and more. You’ll see a fire truck, public works trucks and other town vehicles on display. Police dogs from the police department’s K-9 unit will demonstrate special skills. Fire personnel will talk about the proper installation and use of car seats. The day includes live entertainment, a scavenger hunt and more. And at 12:30 p.m., Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt and U.S. Rep. David Price will cut a ribbon for 15 new hybrid buses to Chapel Hill Transit.
On Sunday, Joyner Elementary School in Raleigh will host a 5K Run/Walk to support the school’s Parent Teacher Association. The event aims to teach students about positive lifestyle choices and raises money to fund programs at the school. Kids have been involved in a month-long healthy choice marathon and afterschool running program.
And Broad Street Cafe in Durham will host one of its BSC Kids shows with Mac Pankey Mac at 4:30 p.m., Sunday. The trio features local kids ages 10 to 14. Despite their age, they’ve been playing publicly together for five years! The show is free.