August Family Exhibits, Performances in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill

Long-Running Events for August 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.


Aug. 5-Sept. 5
The Serpent’s Egg

Paperhand Puppet Intervention combines masks, giant and shadow puppets, stilt walkers and live music for its 12th annual summer spectacle that explores the cyclical nature of the universe through the lens of humanity. $. Performances are every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. with a pre-show beginning at 6:20 p.m. The Forest Theater, 300 N. Boundary St., Chapel Hill. 919-923-1857.

Aug. 5-Sept. 25
Circus: Costume, Prop and Baggage

This exhibit features 13 large-scale acrylic paintings by Cheryl Myrbo that provide glimpses into the world of the circus performer. Two other exhibits run through Sept. 25, including “Quasi-Botanics,” which features surreal organic oil paintings by Charles Geiger, and “A Cultural Landscape – N.C. Mountain Counties,” which showcases idiosyncratic photographs of the Appalachian area by Artie Dixon. Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St., Durham. 919-560-2787.

Through Aug. 20
Outdoor Theater

The Snow Camp Historical Drama Society offers two historical dramas, The Sword of Peace and Pathway to Freedom; the musical Singin’ in the Rain; and two children’s performances, Aladdin and Little Red and the Riding Hoods. Performance dates and times vary. $. Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre, 301 Drama Rd., Snow Camp. 336-376-6948 or 800-726-5115.


Through Nov. 6
Our Expanding Oceans: The Blending of Art and Science

This art and education exhibit created by artist Mary Edna Fraser and scientist Orrin Pilkey explores the major elements of global climate change and the greenhouse effect with an emphasis on melting ice and rising seas. More than 50 hand-dyed silk cloths depicting aerial, satellite and conceptual perspectives of the environment are on display. N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. 919-733-7450.


Through March 25, 2012
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. N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900.

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