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14+ family-friendly activities for the weekend of Feb. 14 to Feb. 16

Posted February 12, 2020 9:00 p.m. EST
Updated February 13, 2020 9:22 a.m. EST

The $13 million Cary Arts Center includes an art gallery, a 400-seat theater, a ceramics studio and classrooms for arts programs.

No plans for the weekend? Here's what's happening on the family fun front. As always, check WRAL.com's Out & About calendar.

Before we get to the list, we have a few other seasonal roundups to get to first.

Several Valentine's Day-themed events are this weekend, including Marbles' I Heart to Play Day.

It's Black History Month, which means local venues are planning special events. This weekend, there's a special exhibit at the Museum of Durham History and Cary hosts an African American history trolley tour.

The Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend. We have some family-friendly activities, including a special count for young children and families at Kids Together Playground in Cary.

And we have a couple of consignment sales (though one takes place during the week).

Raleigh

Raleigh Little Theatre's family series will feature "Seussical" starting this week. The show runs from Feb. 14 to Feb. 23 and includes a Feb. 29 sensory-friendly performance. It all takes place at the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre, which is near Raleigh's Cameron Village. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for kids.

The IMAX theater at Marbles Kids Museum will screen a classic animal documentary — and one of the first of its kind. "Beavers," which was wildly popular when it was originally released in 1988, has been remastered so a new generation of movie-goers can enjoy it, says the description. Showtimes are 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, and Sunday, Feb. 16. It's free.

NC State gymnastics will host a meet with UNC and New Hampshire at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15. Tickets start at $3. It takes place at Reynolds Coliseum.

The Carolina Hurricanes play the Oilers at 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16. Tickets start at $34.

Durham

Carolina Theatre will feature screenings of The Princess Bride and Robin Hood: Men in Tights from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15. Tickets are $9.50.

"Mean Girls" is on stage at DPAC from Feb. 11 to Feb. 16. Couple of things to note: Tickets are limited. And kids under the age of 5 are not allowed at the performance.

Living Arts Collection hosts an open mic for kids from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16. Un-amplified music, stories, songs, spoken word, chants and more can be shared.

The 26th annual Hayti Heritage Film Festival is this and will feature family-friendly shorts about the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. It's 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 15. Here's a description: "The Harlem Renaissance was a social, intellectual, and cultural revolution brought on partially by the Great Migration of Southern Blacks to the North. Get a flavor for the era as we show short fictional films with Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, and Bessie Smith and documentary work by Zora Neale Hurston. NC State's Darrell Stover will be our host, taking us on a journey through time while NCCU's Lenora Helm Hammonds leads a jazz band with music from the era." Tickets are $10. It takes place at the Hayti Heritage Center.

Cary

The town's Marvelous Music Family Series will feature the Triangle Wind Ensemble presenting Around the World at 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16, at the Cary Arts Center. The concert will feature music from (you guessed it) around the world. Tickets are $8.