3 Fun Family Events in Raleigh, Cary to Brighten January
World’s Toughest Rodeo
See 31 professional cowboys strap on a double dose of guts as they battle it out against the toughest bulls and broncs in The World’s Toughest Rodeo Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m., at PNC Arena in Raleigh. Cowboys will test their grit in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding, while the ladies will bring speed and beauty as they compete in the barrel racing event. Prior to the show, young fans can meet some of the cowboys and enjoy a free pony ride. Tickets are $18-$75 at ticketmaster.com.
Marvelous Music Series: Anatoly Larkin
Take a musical journey at the Cary Arts Center Jan. 23, 3 p.m., with Russian pianist Anatoly Larkin. Larkin will unveil music’s hidden gems and use the audience’s artistic skills to create a new piece of music that he will premiere during this performance. Purchase tickets, $8, at etix.com. The Cary Arts Center is at 101 Dry Ave., Cary.
Photo courtesy of Anatoly Larkin
African American Cultural Celebration
Musicians, storytellers, dancers and chefs will kick off Black History Month as part of the 15th African American Cultural Celebration Jan. 30, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the N.C. Museum of Natural History in Raleigh. Enjoy an impressive showcase of the state’s African American culture, as well as activities for all ages. This year’s festival theme is “Civil Rights — March On!” Admission is free. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
Photo courtesy North Carolina Museum of History