May Family Exhibits, Performances in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill
Long-Running Events for May 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.
The Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit
Portrays North Carolinians of the Civil War, including soldiers, African Americans and women. Also includes images of historical figures, artifacts and documents. Wilson County Public Library, 249 Nash Street W., Wilson. 252-237-5355. www.nccivilwar150.com.
Through May 6
19th Annual Parade of Playhomes
The Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties' annual fundraiser for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Features four play homes built by McNeill Burbank Homes, Toll Brothers, Beazer Homes and students at Southern High School in Durham. $. American Tobacco Campus, downtown Durham. 919-493-8899. www.paradeofplayhomes.org.
A musical version of E.B. White's classic tale about a little mouse born into a normal New York family further enhances the charming story of a determined underdog trying to survive in a real people's world. $. North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre, 7713 Lead Mine Rd., Raleigh. 919-866-0228. www.nract.org.
Through May 13
Crisis at the Capitol: North Carolina on the Eve of War
Exhibit explores what the State Capitol was like on the eve of the conflict and introduces visitors to many of the individuals working and living here in a time before secession and before the war. State Capitol, 1 Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-733-4994. www.nchistoricsites.org/capitol.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
George Balanchine's adaptation of Shakespeare's play with music by Felix Mendelssohn. $. Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 919-719-0900. www.carolinaballet.com.
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.