From King Arthur to the 'Canes: What to Do This Week, May 15-18
Enjoy dazzling performances by local musical theater students at the Triangle Rising Stars competition, taking place at Durham Performing Arts Center May 16.
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Check out what’s in store this week: a “King Arthur” party for teens, a performing arts competition on the DPAC stage and some sports and nature experiences for little ones.
Teens in 6th-10th grade can celebrate the release of “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” with a modified jousting tournament, catapults and sword play. This event takes place 6-7 p.m., Monday, May 15, at East Regional Library in Knightdale. Free. Registration requested.
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As part of the national competition celebrating outstanding student performances in high school musical productions across the U.S., Triangle Rising Stars brings together high school musical theater students from Central and Eastern North Carolina to compete for the chance to represent the region in the national finals in New York City each summer. This performance takes place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 16, at Durham Performing Arts Center. Purchase tickets ($10) online.
Young children will delight in discoveries of shapes, colors and textures in nature during this parent-child class led by Stevens Nature Center staff. This class takes place 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, May 17 (course code #100871), and Thursday, May 18 (course code #100872), at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary. Ages 1 and older with parent. Registration ($8/resident, $10/nonresident, per child) required.
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Join Carolina Hurricanes staff members in the slap-shot booth and practice like a pro in the skills-and-drills zone. This event takes place 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh. Activity is free with museum admission ($5).