Triangle Stages Feature Family-Friendly Performances in June
Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music
May 31 and June 1-2 – Elmo, Abby Cadabby and friends teach kids that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together. $15-$25. 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. May 31; 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. June 1; 2 p.m. June 2. PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh. 1-800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.
Summerfest: At The Movies
June 1 – The North Carolina Symphony performs music from classic movies, including Out of Africa, Indiana Jones and Gone with the Wind. $33 advance tickets; $35 event day. Free for kids 12 and younger. 7:30 p.m. Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary. 919-462-2025. boothamphitheatre.com/events/at-the-movies.
Video Games Live
June 7 – Enjoy music from popular video games performed by the North Carolina Symphony. Pre- and post-concert activities include a costume contest, Guitar Hero competition and giveaways. $35-$80. 8 p.m. Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. ncsymphony.org.
Summerfest: Classical Mystery Tour
June 8 – The North Carolina Symphony performs music from the Beatles' The White Album. $33 advance tickets; $35 on event day. Free for kids 12 and younger. 7:30 p.m. Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary. 919-462-2025. boothamphitheatre.com/events/classical-mystery-tour.
Music of the Carolinas: Sparky and Rhonda Rucker
June 9 – Hear songs and stories relating to slavery, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, the westward migration, the birth of the blues and the Civil Rights movement to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Presented with PineCone. All ages. Free. 3-4 p.m. N.C. Museum of History, Daniels Auditorium, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-664-8302. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
Raleigh Ringers' Spring Concert
June 9 – The Raleigh Ringers presents its annual spring concert. $19 adults, $17 students. 4 p.m. Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 1-800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.
Little Red Riding Hood
June 12, 14 and 26 – Rags to Riches Theatre for Young Audiences puts its familiar spin on the classic story about a young girl who meets a strange wolf when she travels through the forest to take Gammer Goodnoggin some pumpkin pies. Free. Three shows and locations. June 12: 10:30 a.m., Orange County Public Library, 137 W. Margaret Ln., Hillsborough, 919-245-2525. June 14: 10 a.m., Person County Public Library, Main St., Roxboro. 336-597-7881. June 26: 2 p.m., 4 p.m. Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-968-2778. rags-to-riches.org.
The Frog Prince
June 14 – This adaptation of the classic Brothers Grimm story tells of a young princess, a frog and few promises. Free. 1 p.m. Kirby Theater, 213 N. Main St., Roxboro. 336-597-1709. rags-to-riches.org.
Downtown Performer Series: Big Celtic Fun
June 21 – See the Chapel Hill-based band perform the folk music of Ireland, Scotland, New England and Canada. Free. 7 p.m. Downtown Cary, corner of Academy Street and Kildaire Farm Road. 919-469-4061. townofcary.org.
Children's Matinee Series: Pilobolus
June 22 – A thought-provoking performance of imagination, wit and choreography with a free kids party in the lobby featuring live music, activities, snacks and more. $18-$54. 1 p.m. Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham. 919-684-6402. americandancefestival.org.
June 22 – Icelandic singer Elska brings her cast of quirky characters to combine theater, storytelling and performance in a musical tour of Elska's Arctic home. $7 youth and members, $9 general public, $28/family 4-pack. 11 a.m. The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. 919-929-2787, ext. 214. artscenterlive.org.
Summerfest: Broadway Blockbusters
June 22 – The North Carolina Symphony performs music from Broadway blockbusters, including Wicked, Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera. $33 advance tickets; $35 on event day. Free for kids 12 and younger. 7:30 p.m. Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary. 919-462-2025. boothamphitheatre.com/events/broadway-blockbusters.
Seven O'clock Rock Series: Beach Night With the Magnificents Band
June 27 – Relax to the sounds of beach music. Free. 7 p.m. Downtown Cary, corner of Academy and Chatham streets. 919-469-4061. townofcary.org.
Hansel and Gretel
June 28 – Rags to Riches Theatre for Young Audiences perform the children's tale. Free. 1 p.m. Chatham Community Library, 197 Hwy. 87, Pittsboro. 919-545-8084. rags-to-riches.org.
Last Fridays: Blues on the Burwell Lawn
June 28 – Enjoy live blues music. Free. 6 p.m. Burwell School , 319 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. burwellschool.org.
Concert on the Campus
June 29 – The Triangle Brass Band performs patriotic tunes. Free. 7-9 p.m. Apex Town Campus, 73 Hunter St., Apex. trianglebrass.org/tbb.
Photo: Sparky and Rhonda Rucker perform June 9, 3-4 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History. (Courtesy of N.C. Museum of History)