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Weekend Plans: Outdoor movies, improv for families, Weird Al, more

Posted June 26, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Wuf will be on hand for Junior Wolfpack Club fun night at Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday. The event, for Junior Wolfpack Club members and the general public, features a screening of Cars 2.

Here’s your weekend family fun! Be sure to check our Summer Fun Guide for more activities and’s Out & About calendar. And it’s blueberry season. Check this earlier post for some recommendations on where to go.

We’ll start with some movies Friday night.

Madagascar 3 is the featured movie at the N.C. Museum of Art’s summer outdoor movie series. The show starts at 9 p.m., Friday. Gates open 90 minute before the show. Tickets are $5. And movie concessions are for sale.

And in Cary, Koka Booth Amphitheatre’s outdoor movie series offers “Pitch Perfect,” which is rated PG-13 (and is the one that you might know with the so-called cup song).Tickets are $3. Kids under 12 are free. Gates open at 7 p.m. The movie starts at dusk.

The annual BrickFlix Film Festival is at Carolina Theatre in Durham at 7:30 p.m., Friday, for an all ages show. The festival features movies made with LEGO bricks and characters. Tickets are $4.75. Read my earlier post for details.

And there’s still a bit of time to sign up for the Junior Wolfpack Club Fun Night on Friday at Carter-Finley Stadium. The evening includes bounce houses, games and a screening of Wreck-It Ralph. You must register for this by 11:55 p.m., Wednesday. Read my earlier postfor details.

And it’s a big Friday night at Quail Ridge Books & Music. The store on Wade Avenue in Raleigh will host Weird Al Yankovic, who has a new children’s book out. Read my earlier post for details.

Gets your laughs on with Transactors Improv Company during their family show at 6 p.m., Saturday, at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. The 45-minute show features short-form improv. It's great for grade schoolers and up. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 the day of the show and, for students and seniors, $5 in advance and $8 the day of the show. Read my earlier feature of two dads involved in the company for more information.

Celebrate Independence Day a few days early at the Midtown Farmers' Market at North Hills in Raleigh on Saturday. The morning includes a children's bike parade at 10 a.m., watermelon eating contests, free Pilates with Pilates 4 Poise from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., a DJ and kids crafts. The market features more than 50 vendors and a variety of produce, meats, cheese, baked goods and crafts. It runs from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 26.

Carolina Hurricanes staff members will visit Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, for some hockey fun. The Canes ‘ inflatable slap shot booth will be on hand. Kids can practice their skills. It’s free with admission, which is $5 per person.

Lake Crabtree County Park in Morrisville will host its first Pollinator Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday. They'll have games, crafts, guest speakers and other activities celebrating what pollinators do for us and the planet. There also will be prizes, crafts and other things to take home. It's free. No pre-registration is required.

I'm sure Lily Pulitzer fans already know that a new store has opened at The Streets at Southpoint in Durham. The store is on the first floor near Vera Bradley and Sperry and offers women's, men's and children's collections, along with gifts and accessories. To celebrate the opening, the store will host a grand opening event on Saturday. You can shop the new summer line and watch live painting by an in-house artist. Shoppers can take home some limited edition gifts. 

The Carolina Railhawks in Cary have a game Saturday, along with a pre-game pig pickin' and a post-game fireworks show. Tickets to the pre-game festival are $15 (and don't include a ticket to the game). Click here for details.


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