Fun February 2015 Family Events in the Triangle
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents “Legends”
See daring feats, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and mysterious visions that have only existed in imaginations: the unicorn, wooly mammoth and Pegasus. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s “Legends” is Feb. 4-8 at PNC Arena in Raleigh. Before each show, families can meet the performers, learn juggling and balancing skills, and enter to win a pachyderm painting. Tickets are $20-$78. ticketmaster.com.
Revolutionary War Living History Day Hillsborough
Take the family to enjoy living history demonstrations, military exercises and re-enactors, and craft activities to commemorate the occupation of Hillsborough by British General Lord Charles Cornwallis and his 1,900-man army on Feb. 20, 1781. Cornwallis’ men came to Hillsborough for rest and to enlist loyalists. After an unsuccessful attempt to recruit new men, Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, effectively ending the war in the colonies. Admission is free. Colonial and Revolutionary War guided walking tours of Hillsborough’s historic district take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tours are $5 for ages 12 and older and free for children younger than 12. 919-732-7741. visithillsboroughnc.com.
The Laurie Berkner Band
Best-selling recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner brings her “Dance Party” show to Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh at 11 a.m. Feb. 28. Laurie and her band will perform well-known hits, including “I Really Love To Dance,” “Fruit Salad Salsa,” “Let's Samba,” “Monster Boogie” and longtime fan favorites “Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz),” ”We Are The Dinosaurs” and “Pig On Her Head.” Purchase tickets for $27-$55 at ticketmaster.com.
(Photo at above courtesy of laurieberkner.com.)