Triangle Stages Feature Family Performances in March


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Look below for March family performances across the Triangle. Visit our Things to Do and Family Fun pages for even more events.

Cary Youth Theatre Presents "Old Drye Frye"

March 1-3 – Preacher Man Old Drye Frye loves to visit his neighbors, especially at suppertime. One day, he chokes on a chicken bone and the whole community passes his body around like a hot potato — and learns a thing or two about greed. $10 adults, $8 students, $5 ages 5 and younger. 7:30 p.m. March 1-2; 2 p.m. March 3. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. 1-800-514-3849. etix.com.

Harlem Globetrotters' You Write the Rules Tour
March 1 – See the famed innovators of basketball hijinks perform. $20-$155. 7 p.m. PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh. 1-800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.

"Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale"
March 1-3 – A magical new musical featuring that beautiful princess with long, long hair trapped in a tower, a handsome young suitor who doesn't quite know what he's searching for, an evil witch who has her eye on what should be Rapunzel's kingdom, and a tired, yet philosophical, old dragon who tries to make sense of it all. All ages. $14 and up. 6:30 p.m. March 1; 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. March 2; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. March 3. Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 1-800-745-3000. ticketmaster.com.

"Snow White, The Queen's Fair Daughter"
March 1-3 and 7-10 – This version of the classic story contains many of the familiar elements but includes a surprise ending to reveal what happens after the disguised Queen tricks Snow White into eating the famous poisoned apple. $15 adults and teens, $10 ages 12 and younger. 7:30 p.m. March 1, 7 and 8; 1 and 5 p.m. March 2, 3 and 9; 1 p.m. March 10. Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. 919-821-3111. raleighlittletheatre.org.

"The Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder
March 1-2 – This fun and fast paced comedy chronicling the relationship of Horace Vandergelder and Dolly Levi was adapted into the Broadway musical "Hello Dolly!" $10 adults, $5 students. 7:30 p.m. The Clayton Center, 111 E. 2nd St., Clayton. 919-553-1737. claytonyouththeater.com.

Carolina Ballet Presents "The Rite of Spring"
March 7-10, 16-17 and 23-24 – This ballet production, coupled with a two-piano score performed live, celebrates the creative power of spring. $28-$66. 8 p.m. March 7 and 8; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 9, 16 and 23; 2 p.m. March 10, 17 and 24; Fletcher Theater, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 919-719-0900. carolinaballet.com/program/the-rite-of-spring.

N.C. Symphony Presents "Rhythm in Your Rubbish"
March 9 – A bang-up collaboration with Platypus Theatre features two colorful characters discovering all the little things that ring, whistle, band and sing using the most ordinary of objects. $20. 1 p.m., 4 p.m. Meymandi Concert Hall, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. 919-733-2750. ncsymphony.org.

Puppet Palooza
March 9 – Take the family out for a day devoted to puppets. Enjoy all-day crafts, puppet shows at 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and noon (tickets will be distributed in the morning for the puppet shows), and performances by the Grey Seal Puppets at 2 and 3 p.m. Call to register for the Grey Seal Puppet shows. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd's Vineyard Dr., Apex. 919-387-2100. wakegov.com/libraries.

Basant Bahar
March 10 – Basant Bahar uses Indian-themed dance and music to herald the advent of spring. Free. 4 p.m. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. 919-469-4069. humsub.net.

Music of the Carolinas: Jamie Laval
March 10 – This energetic Celtic violinist performs traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Quebec. All ages. Free. 3-4 p.m. N.C. Museum of History, Daniels Auditorium, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-664-8302. ncmuseumofhistory.org.

"TITANIC"
March 14-16 and 21-23 – A musical based on the true story of the great ship's maiden voyage from departure in Southampton, England to the sinking in the Atlantic. The show touches on issues such as class, immigration and mankind's vulnerability in the face of nature, and follows actual passengers and crew members. $20 adults, $14 students. 7 p.m. March 14, 15, 21 and 22; 1 and 7 p.m. March 16 and 23. North Raleigh Christian Academy, 7300 Perry Creek Rd., Raleigh. 919-573-1642. nrcaknights.com.

"Fun on 42nd Street"
March 15-16 – This spunky spoof of a backstage musical features a down-on-his-luck director, a temperamental star, some dimwitted gangsters, a throng of high-kicking chorus girls, several overworked seamstresses and a few clowns. Ages 6-14. Advance ticket purchase recommended. Advance tickets are $6; $10 at the door. 7 p.m. March 15; 2 p.m. March 16. Journey Church, 3600 Spring Forest Rd., Raleigh. 919-605-9946. raleighact.com.

Jabali African Acrobats
March 16 – Direct from Mombasa, Kenya, these performers combine fast-paced movement, music, dance and daring acrobatic feats. All ages. $7 youth/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.

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Historic Yates Mill County Park
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Cost: $4-$12

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North Carolina Transportation Museum
1 Samuel Spencer Drive
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Ages 6-14 swim, walk and run to benefit Just Tryan It, an organization dedicated to supporting families facing pediatric cancer. Proceeds benefit families at UNC and...

Cost: $55

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Chapel Hill Country Club
103 Lancaster Drive
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Contact Name: Sheryl Blackwell
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Take part in a class that teaches individualized ways to foster motor development for your child. Learn about tummy time alternatives, best positions for your baby, how to help your child learn to...

Cost: 24.00

Where:
Open Arts
1222 Copeland Oaks Dr.
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Sponsor: Babies On The MOVE
Contact Name: Rebecca Quinones
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Enjoy an Art Market with more than 170 visual arts and crafts exhibitors from across North Carolina and the nation; Kidsplosure, showcasing multiple interactive educational...

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Downtown Raleigh
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Join Mindful Families of Durham, a Buddhist-inspired spiritual community that supports area parents, caregivers, and their children in the practice of mindfulness and the understanding of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Erwin Road
Durham, NC  27705
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Sponsor: Mindful Families of Durham
Contact Name: Adam, Laura, Josh, Sumi
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Cost: 24.00

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Open Arts
1222 Copeland Oaks Dr.
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Take part in a day-long event created by local teen girls for local teen girls that features demonstrations and vendors, and successful and powerful women from the community who can show girls the...

Cost: Free with advance registration

Where:
Hilton Raleigh
3415 Wake Forest Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27609
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Sponsor: Girls World Expo
Contact Name: Valerie Moore
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The Triangle's annual agricultural festival showcases animals, home grown food, family entertainment, music, antique farm equipment, carnival rides and more. Gate admission and parking are...

Cost: See website for fees

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N.C. State Fairgrounds
1025 Blue Ridge Rd.
Raleigh, NC
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Get in the driver's seat with this hands-on experience with vehicles of all kinds. Children will be allowed to touch, climb on and ask questions about their favorite vehicles in a safe,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Apex Community Park
2200 Laura Duncan Rd.
Apex, NC  27511
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Sponsor: Town of Apex
Telephone: 919-249-3507
Contact Name: Allie Prelaske
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Celebrate our community and all things spring, with flowers, gardens, butterflies, shows, arts, crafts, treats and more to delight all ages.

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Chapel Hill
140 W. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
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It`s 1863 at Yates Mill, and the yard is alive with activity! Step back in time with our 19th-century costumed interpreters and watch the millstones at work grinding corn into meal.  Tour fee:...

Cost: $5/Adult, $4/Senior (ages 60+), $3/Child (ages 7-16), Free/Child (ages 6-under)

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Enjoy free, live performances from the best artists from around the Triangle in front of Stone Theatre as well as kid-friendly activities. 

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Park West Village
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Ages 2-5 enjoy movement and mindfulness. Learn basic yoga elements through age-appropriate breath-work techniques, games, storytelling, and creative visualization.

Cost: $15 or use your package/membership

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Kids Mindful Movement - Pittsboro
184 East St.
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Ages 5-13. Homeschool Yoga is a one-hour class designed to strengthen and stretch the entire body, balance the nervous system, improve body awareness. Weave in art and journaling before or after...

Cost: $15 or use class pass/membership

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Kids Mindful Movement - Pittsboro
184 East Street
Pittsboro, NC  27312
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The flowers are in full bloom at the park! Create a craft bursting with color inspired by nature. We will bring the materials if you bring the imagination! For all ages (adult accompaniment...

Cost: Free

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Road
Apex, NC  27539
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Telephone: 919-662-2850
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Kids Mindful Movement - Pittsboro
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Ages 11 and older with disabilities make New Orleans creole. Register online. Choose course #120057.

Cost: $19/resident, $24/nonresident

Where:
Herbert C. Young Community Center
101 Wilkinson Ave.
Cary, NC  27513
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Enjoy free, live performances from the best artists from around the Triangle in front of Stone Theatre as well as kid-friendly activities. 

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Park West Village
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Enjoy free, live performances from the best artists from around the Triangle in front of Stone Theatre as well as kid-friendly activities. 

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Park West Village
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Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Cost: Free

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Century Center
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Cost: $15 or use class pass/membership

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Kids Mindful Movement - Pittsboro
184 East Street
Pittsboro, NC  27312
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Cost: Free

Where:
IngenuiTea Kombucha Coffee & Tea
514 E Williams St
APEX, NC  27502
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Sponsor: IngenuiTea Brews
Telephone: 919-438-3684
Contact Name: Mark Poole
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Discover the joy of cooking with storybook characters. Ages 3-5 with parent. Register online. Choose course #120084.

Cost: $23/resident, $30/nonresident

Where:
Herbert C. Young Community Center
101 Wilkinson Ave.
Cary, NC
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Enjoy free, live performances from the best artists from around the Triangle in front of Stone Theatre as well as kid-friendly activities. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Park West Village
Morrisville, NC  27560


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Come celebrate Turtle Day by stopping by the park’s visitor’s center to learn some cool facts about North Carolina’s turtles! Meet our live park ambassador – Frankie the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Help monitor and keep bluebird and wood duck boxes clean throughout our park, create or place additional habitat boxes and assist with other natural resource tasks. Come prepared to learn and work...

Cost: Free

Where:
Harris Lake County Park
2112 County Park Dr.
New Hill, NC  27562
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Sponsor: Harris Lake County Park
Telephone: 919-387-4342
Contact Name: Joanne St. Clair
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This after-school class for kids in grades 3-5 offers fun learning yoga poses and mindfulness techniques to reduce stress. Grades 3-5. 

Cost: $15/class, or use your class pass/membership.

Where:
Kids Mindful Movement - Chapel Hill
781 Mt. Carmel Church Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
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Enjoy a family-friendly movie and a slice or two of pizza. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $5/person. Free for ages 2 and younger

Where:
The Halle Cultural Center
237 N. Salem St.
Apex, NC  27502
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Enjoy free, live performances from the best artists from around the Triangle in front of Stone Theatre as well as kid-friendly activities. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Park West Village
Morrisville, NC  27560


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Ages 11 and older with special needs enjoy karaoke. Take a dish to share. Register online. Choose course #121043.

Cost: $2/resident, $3/nonresident

Where:
Cary Senior Center
120 Maury O'Dell Place
Cary, NC  27513
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Come celebrate Turtle Day by stopping by the park’s visitor’s center to learn some cool facts about North Carolina’s turtles! Meet our live park ambassador – Frankie the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Enjoy Raleigh’s premier Japanese animation and culture convention. Concerts, educational panels, limited merchandise, unique artwork and more highlight the event. Purchase tickets...

Cost: $65/person

Where:
Raleigh Convention Center
500 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Relax in the courtyard with live music and food. All ages.

Cost: Free

Where:
Edison Johnson Community Center
500 W. Murray Ave.
Durham, NC
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Enjoy fun, games, friendship and more every Friday.

Cost: Free

Where:
Sanderford Road Center
2623 Sanderford Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27610
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Sponsor: Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department
Telephone: 919-831-1898
Contact Name: Adam Sproles
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Enjoy free, live performances from the best artists from around the Triangle in front of Stone Theatre as well as kid-friendly activities. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Park West Village
Morrisville, NC  27560


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Each Fourth Friday of the month join us for a night of art, film, food and fun. This is free and open to the public.​

Cost: Free

Where:
SummerStage
800 Taylor St
Durham, NC  27701
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Sponsor: Hi-Wire Brewing and abc11

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Enjoy Raleigh’s premier Japanese animation and culture convention. Concerts, educational panels, limited merchandise, unique artwork and more highlight the event. Purchase tickets...

Cost: $65/person

Where:
Raleigh Convention Center
500 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Get inspired by the park's natural beauty and contribute to a community art project celebrating the spring season of flowers. Head to the Finley Center to make a few paper flowers and help to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Dogs, face painting, animal tattoos, a bounce house, dog contests and canine demonstrations, handmade bandannas, photo booths and local vendors highlight this annual festival to benefit the...

Cost: $15-$30

Where:
Duke University East Campus
Durham, NC


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Take a walk in the woods and discover the animals and plants that call our park home. Help collect data for our Natural Resource Inventory Database and other citizen science projects. All...

Cost: Free

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Road
Apex, NC  27539
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Telephone: 919-662-2850
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One Saturday of the month join us for our family fun series. This is free and open to the public. Here is what you can expect: 10am-12pm: Come to the plaza for family-friendly activities for...

Cost: Free

Where:
SummerStage
800 Taylor St
Durham, NC  27701
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Sponsor: Hi-Wire Brewing, abc11, and Offline

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Learn basic canoeing skills and a bit about the millpond's history, then head out to explore the pond's many features as seen only from the water. Canoes, paddles, and life jackets are provided,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Stop by our FREE discovery table to learn about songbirds! Registration is not required. The display table is located at the Upper Playground.

Cost: Free

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Road
Apex, NC  27539
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Telephone: 919-662-2850
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Want to get inside Historic Yates Mill? Join us for a half-hour tour (starting at 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30 or 3 p.m.) to view the main power drive and milling machinery while exploring the mill's...

Cost: $5/Adult, $4/Senior (ages 60+), $3/Child (ages 7-16), Free/Child (ages 6-under)

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Geocaching is a treasure hunt where participants use GPS coordinates to track down hidden “caches.” Learn what geocaching is all about and head out to find a real geocache in the park....

Cost: Free

Where:
American Tobacco Trail
1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Rd.
Apex, NC  27502
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Sponsor: Harris Lake County Park and the American Tobacco Trail
Telephone: 919-387-2117
Contact Name: Joanne St. Clair
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Enjoy free, live performances from the best artists from around the Triangle in front of Stone Theatre as well as kid-friendly activities. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Park West Village
Morrisville, NC  27560


Website »

More information

Enjoy Raleigh’s premier Japanese animation and culture convention. Concerts, educational panels, limited merchandise, unique artwork and more highlight the event. Purchase tickets...

Cost: $65/person

Where:
Raleigh Convention Center
500 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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