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Weekend Plans: 'Frozen' Friday, Little Mermaid, Marvel Day

Barnes & Noble celebrates Frozen and Marvel characters. The Little Mermaid is on stage. And more weekend family fun.

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Jessica Grové will perform as Ariel in NC Theatre’s production of DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID!
Happy weekend! Here’s what’s happening this weekend. As always, check WRAL.com’s Out & About calendar and our Summer Fun Guide.
Barnes & Noble stores across the region will celebrate Frozen Friday at 7 p.m., Friday, with Olaf, sing-a-longs from the hit movie, crafts and more. They follow it up with Marvel Day on Saturday. It’s all part of Barnes & Nobles’ Get Pop-Cultured series of programs this summer.
The N.C. Theatre’s “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” runs through Sunday at the Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. The show tells the Disney version of this classic story, complete with songs you’ll recognize from the movie. I expect there will be lots of little girls dressed as Ariel (or Elsa or Anna) in the audience.
The animals of the Museum of Life and Science will cool off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, during Watermelon Day. They’ll nosh on watermelons, including frozen ones, as keepers are available to talk about how they help keep the animals cool all summer. Visitors are encouraged to bring a watermelon for the animals.
Durham rising kindergartners can get the year started off right with an after-hours event just for them at the Museum of Life and Science. Countdown to Kindergarten is 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, at the Durham museum. Kids can check out the exhibits, board and school bus. Parents can fill out forms and learn more about the school system.
Passed On Consignment Sale in Clinton is open to the public Friday and Saturday. Read my earlier post for details.
Raleigh Little Theatre’s Teens on Stage will perform “Fiddler on the Roof,” at the theater near Cameron Village in Raleigh. The show opens Friday and runs through Sunday. Tickets are $11.
“Seussical the Musical” will be on stage at North Raleigh Christian Academy. Shows are 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m., Saturday. This popular musical ties in many of Dr. Seuss’ famous stories. Tickets are $10.
Snow Camp Outdoor Theater, which runs children’s performances in the summer, will offer “Princess and the Pea” at 10 a.m., Saturday. Snow Camp is about 15 miles south of Burlington in southern Alamance County. You can pair lunch after the show with the characters from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets for the children’s shows are $5. Check the website for everything that this unique site has to offer, including other shows and showtimes.
Saturday is Melon Day at the Carrboro Farmers' Market. Starting at 8:30 a.m., the market will have samples, recipes and activities for kids.



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