July Family Exhibits, Performances in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill
Long-Running events for July 2011
Includes traveling exhibits, ongoing performances and other extended events. Special fees or admission policies apply to some exhibits and performances. Please call ahead to verify information.
Cirque du Soleil's baroque ode to the energy and power of youth features an international cast of 55 performers and musicians performing breathtaking acrobatics, contortion, aerial high bar and trapeze feats, fire and knife dancing, synchronized choreography and more. RBC Center, 1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com.
July 7-Aug. 20
The Snow Camp Historical Drama Society offers two historical dramas, The Sword of Peace and Pathway to Freedom; the musical Singin' in the Rain; and two children's performances: Aladdin and Little Red and the Riding Hoods. Performance dates and times vary. $. Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre, 301 Drama Rd., Snow Camp. 336-376-6948 or 800-726-5115. www.snowcampdrama.com.
Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures
Raleigh Little Theatre Youth Series performance about when a new student, Gooney Bird Greene, joins an elementary school class dressing in outrageous outfits, speaking with confidence and sharing outlandish stories about her life. Gooney Bird's storytelling sparks the students' imagination and inspires them to tell their own true-life tales. Performance times vary. $. Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre, Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. 919-821-3111. www.raleighlittletheatre.org.
Through July 17
Features quilt entries in the ninth annual Professional Art Quilt Alliance (PAQA) South International Juried Art Quilt Exhibition. Durham Arts Council, Allenton and Semans Galleries, 120 Morris St., Durham. 919-560-2787. www.durhamarts.org.
Through Nov. 6
Our Expanding Oceans: The Blending of Art and Science
Art and education exhibit created by artist Mary Edna Fraser and scientist Orrin Pilkey that explores the major elements of global climate change and the greenhouse effect with an emphasis on melting ice and rising seas. More than 50 hand-dyed silk cloths depicting aerial, satellite and conceptual perspectives of the environment are on display. N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. 919-733-7450. www.naturalsciences.org.
Through March 25, 2012
The Photography of Lewis Hine:
Exposing Child Labor in North Carolina, 1908-1918.
Documents the hazardous working conditions of children in the state's textile mills. N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.