March Family Exhibits and Performances in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill
Long-Running Events for March 2012
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.
Stones in His Pockets
A funny and moving play that explores sadness, the dangerous allure of Hollywood and the goodness of life. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. $. Theatre In The Park, 107 Pullen Rd., Raleigh. 919-831-6058. www.theatreinthepark.com.
Through March 4
The Addams Family
This musical comedy brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. $. Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. 919-680-2787. www.dpacnc.com.
Through March 4
The Making of a King: Henry IV and Henry V
Prince Hal journeys from wayward youth to beloved king in Shakespeare's tale. The realities of war and responsibility are explored in this epic presentation. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. $. Paul Green Theatre, 150 Country Club Rd., Chapel Hill. 919-962-7529. www.playmakersrep.org.
The Adventures of Nate the Great
Nate the Great is the sharpest kid detective ever to solve his neighborhood's mysteries. With his friends and faithful dog, Sludge, he solves important cases, always remembering to leave a note for his mother and wear his galoshes. Based on the series of books by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. $. Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. 919-821-3111. www.raleighlittletheatre.org.
March 15-April 1
The Little Mermaid
Carolina Ballet presents this enduring fairy tale, which features a thrilling blend of dance, theater and music. $. Fletcher Theater, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 919-719-0900. www.carolinaballet.com.
March 18-July 29
El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You About Africa
This exhibit features more than 60 works by internationally celebrated artist El Anatsui, including driftwood pieces created in Denmark, metal sculptures constructed from thousands of Nigerian bottle tops, chainsaw-carved woodwork and more. Many works have never been seen outside of Africa. $. N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-839-6262. www.ncartmuseum.org.
Through March 25
The Photography of Lewis Hine:
Exposing Child Labor in North Carolina, 1908-1918.
This exhibit documents the hazardous working conditions of children in the state's textile mills. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.
Through April 15
Screened: New Work by the Printmakers of North Carolina
This exhibit features a collection of screen prints from 18 North Carolina artists. Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St., Durham. 919-560-2787. www.durhamarts.org.
Through April 30
This exhibit showcases art that is visitor-dependent without the use of specific interfaces like keyboards or touch screens. Movement-driven
art empowers visitors to exercise creativity and act on curiosity. $.
Contemporary Art Museum, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh. 919-513-0946. www.camraleigh.org.
Through June 17
Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy
This exhibit pairs 34 master works by modern sculptor Alexander Calder with work by seven young artists. $. Nasher Museum of Art, Duke
University, 2001 Campus Dr., Durham. 919-684-4444. www.nasher.duke.edu.
Through July 29
At the Speed of a Girl -Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting
This exhibit features the history of the Girls Scouts of America organization, founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. www.ncmuseumof history.org.
Through Summer 2012
The [R]evolution of Media
This exhibit explores the history of newspaper, radio and television in Raleigh. Raleigh City Museum, Historic Briggs Building, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-832-3775. www.raleighcitymuseum.org.
Through Sept. 30
Our State Dog: North Carolina's Plott Hound
This traveling exhibit from Western Carolina University explores the history and evolution of the Plott hound, a legendary hunting dog and the only dog breed known to have originated in North Carolina. North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.