Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Weekend, Dec. 29-31
Enjoy movies, a space simulator and New Year's celebrations
New Year's Eve is this weekend and there are lots of fun things to do around the Triangle to celebrate the beginning of 2018.
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This weekend, catch a screening of "The Incredibles" at North Regional Library in Raleigh; find out the science behind the movie "Big Hero 6" at the North Carolina Museum of Natural History; play "Artemis," a fun space simulator game, in Durham; and celebrate the end of 2017 at events all over the Triangle.
Take in a screening of “The Incredibles” (PG) at North Regional Library at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 29. The movie explores the challenges superheroes face when trying to live a quiet suburban life. No preregistration is necessary.
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Enjoy the last installment of the year of “Finally Friday: Where Science Meets the Cinema” on Dec. 29 at the North Carolina Museum of Natural History. Grab some “Frank Night” dinner (Carolina-style hot dogs or Italian sausage, plus a vegetarian option), listen to live music by Loos Change, and participate in science stations focusing on robotics, artificial intelligence and more 5:30-7 p.m. Then at 7 p.m., view the movie “Big Hero 6” (PG). After the movie, hear from expert Aaron Poteate to help sort out what "Big Hero 6" got right or wrong, scientifically speaking. And don’t miss the trivia contest for a chance to win some pretty cool prizes. The movie is rated PG and tickets are $2 for museum members/$5 for nonmembers.
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Are you ready to explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, and boldly go where no man has gone before? Meet at the Southwest Regional Library and play “Artemis,” a multiplayer cooperative spaceship bridge simulator where participants play the roles of officers aboard a spaceship. Cooperation is the key to success in this game. This FREE program takes place Dec. 30, 2-5 p.m., and is suitable for teens and adults alike. Parents are welcome and encouraged to play. Preregister here.
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Get together with the family to reflect upon 2017 and gear up for 2018 at one of these family friendly events in the Triangle. There are so many fun things to do — you just need to pick one.
photo of First Night RAleigh courtesy of Susan Alford