'Cuckoo's Nest' performed at Meroney this weekend and next

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 24, 2007


Piedmont Players Theatre “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25-27, 31, Feb. 1-3; 2:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Tickets go on sale to the public Jan. 22. 704-633-5471. www.piedmontplayers.com.

Little Theatre of Winston-Salem “Our Town” — 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 26-28 and Feb. 1-4. Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Dr. $18 adults, $16 seniors, $14 students. Jan. 25 Sneak Preview, $10. 336-725-4001. www.littletheatreonline.com.

“TRU” — Jan. 27-Feb. 11. A performance of the N.C. Shakespeare Festival. Mountcastle Forum, Sawtooth Building, 226 N. Marshall St. 336-887-3001. www.highpoint theatre.com.

Royal Shakespeare Company Residency, Davidson College — Feb. 3-18. Includes performances of “The Winter’s Tale” and “Pericles.” For production schedule, visit www.davidson.edu/Shakespeare. Tickets: 704-894-2135.

“Intimate Apparel” Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. — Feb. 7-24. $23-$28. 704-342-2251.

Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite” Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord — 8 p.m. Feb. 8-10 and 15-17; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 11 and 18. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourt housetheatre.org.

“Heroes of the Underground Railroad” Bright Star Children’s Theatre — 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 17. Original show for grades 3-8. Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Ave. $5. www.greensborohistory.org. 336-373-2043.

Music and more

Opera Carolina “Pagliacci” and “La Vida Breve” — 7:30 p.m. tonight; 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Blumenthal Center, Charlotte. $14-$90. www.opera carolina.org. 704-372-1000.

Cowboy Mouth at The Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. N, Charlotte — 9 p.m. Friday, doors open 8 p.m. $20. 800-594-TIXX. www.visulite.com.

An Evening of African Drumming — 6:30 p.m. Friday. International House, 322 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte. Demonstration of the serene ethnic tradition, costumes, music, dance. Refreshments. $2. Seating limited, reservations: 704-333-8099.

Lynne Goodwin and the Likewise Jazz Trio — 7:30 p.m. Friday. Southern Curiosity, 102 S. Main St., Lexington. 336-243-7334. www. southerncuriosity.com.

An Evening with The Lewis Family — 8 p.m. Friday. East Montgomery High School Auditorium, Biscoe. $12. Children 6 and under admitted free. Lions Club benefit. 910-572-2494.

Carolina Road performs at meeting of High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association — 2 p.m. Jan. 28. Concert followed by jamming until 6 p.m. Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St. Free. 336-420-0238. www.highlonesome strings.org.

Wake Forest University Faculty Wind Quintet — 8 p.m. Jan. 31. Scales Fine Arts Center, Wake Forest Campus, Winston-Salem. www.wfu.edu/music. 336-758-5364.

Emile Pandolfi, pianist — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8. Alexander Central Auditorium, Taylorsville. $20. 828-632-1366.


“Flock of Dodos: The Evolution /Intelligent Design Circus — 3 p.m. Feb. 3 and 10; 7 p.m. Feb. 12, “Darwin Day.” North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh. Written and directed by evolutionary ecologist, Dr. Randy Olson, first feature-length documentary to present both sides of the intelligent design/evolution clash, tries to make sense of the issue by visiting Olson’s home state of Kansas, where public school officials have embraced Intelligent Design. The award-winning film digs below the “circus” of the debate by humorously examining the language being used by both sides of this “circus” and the actual people presenting each side. 919-733-7450, ext. 304/305.


“Ferocious Beauty: Genome” — Liz Lerman Dance Exchange — Jan. 31-Feb. 3. www.performances. uncc.edu.

“Classic Savion” with Savion Glover — 8 p.m. Feb. 5. Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte. www.blumenthalcenter.org. 704-372-1000.


Charlotte Comedy Theater, 1308 D. The Plaza — 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Professional resident cast. $10. Rated R; 8 p.m. Thursdays-student shows, $5; 7 p.m. Sundays-open mic, $3. 866-467-7681. www.charlottecomedy. com.


Plein Air Painting, Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 9-11:30 a.m. Saturdays beginning Feb. 3. Eight sessions, February classes indoors, March classes outdoors, weather permitting. $100 members, $130 nonmembers. Material list provided at registration. 704-636-1882. www.waterworks.org.

Art docent training — Noon-1 p.m. Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. Instructor: Jim Haymaker. 704-636-1882.

Children’s art classes at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — Art from the Heart-Valentine creations, ages 3-6, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 10, $25; Clay Creations, grades 6-8, six sessions Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 6, $75 members, $100 nonmembers; Clay Creations II, grades 3-5, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 10-March 3, $55 members, $70 nonmembers; ArtVentures for grades K-2, 3:30-5 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 12, March 26, $60 members, $80 nonmembers; ArtVentures for grades 3-5, 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 21-March 28, $60 members, $80 nonmembers. 704-636-1882 or visit www.waterworks.org.

Art classes at Depot Fine Arts Gallery, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville — Ongoing classes in acrylics, watercolor, pastels. $10 members, $15 non-members. 704-663-6661. www.mooresvilleartist guild.com.

Original Art, 21 Union St. S, Concord — Basic drawing: 6-8 p.m. Thursdays. Bring 12×16 drawing pad, ebony pencil, eraser. $10 per class. Private art lessons, $30 per hour. 704-784-1549. diane lovesart@vnet.net. www.Diane Overcash.com.

Speakers and forums

Author Cathy Pickens — 6 p.m. tonight. Stanly County Library, Albemarle. 704-986-3763.


North Carolina Jazz Festival, Wilmington — Feb. 1-3. Hilton Wilmington Riverside ballroom. Cabaret-style setting. Thursday, $30; Friday and Saturday, $50. Patron tickets, $175, includes Performances and patron’s brunch. Reservations 910-763-5900. Information 910-793-1111. www.capefearjazz.com.

This & That

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Professional Bull Riders Clash, Charlotte Bobcats Arena — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26; 7:50 p.m. Jan. 27; 2 p.m. Jan. 28. Features the world’s top 45 bull riders. Tickets start at $20 available at the Charlotte Bobcats Arena box office, charlottebobcatsarena.com, 800-495-2295, or at local Lebo’s retail outlets.

Cruise-In, Main Street, Downtown Salisbury — 6-10 p.m., fourth Saturday every month. 704-202-8554. 704-637-9130.

Oyster Roast, benefit for Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Jan. 27. $50 per person. www. waterworks.org. 704-636-1882.

Astronomical Society of Rowan County — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27, monthly meeting and stargazing. 1920 Deal Rd., Mooresville. Bring telescope or binoculars. If it rains, group will watch a video from the Night Sky Network. Refreshments. 704-855-1591.

Stamp and Postcard Show — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 27; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 28. Spring Valley High School cafeteria, 120 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia, S.C. Free. 803- 254-3727. billmitchell@sc.rr.com.

Book discussion: Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises” — 2 p.m., Jan. 31. Center for Faith and the Arts. 704-647-0999.

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus — Jan. 31-Feb. 11. Cricket Arena, Charlotte. $15-$50. www.ringling.com. www.ticketmaster.com. 704-522-6500.

Charlotte Antique and Collectibles Show — Feb. 1-4. Metrolina Expo Center, 7100 Statesville Rd., Charlotte. 800-824-3770. www.charlotteantiqueshow.com.

Victory Junction Gang benefit event, Civic Center — 6:30-10:30 p.m. Feb. 2. Dinner/dance, black tie optional. Meal by Sweet Meadow Cafe, entertainment by Mid-Life Crisis, silent auction. Speakers include Kenny Crosswhite and Pattie Petty, wife of Kyle Petty. $50 per person. 704-633-0722.

Bridal Fair Party — 1-6 p.m. Feb. 4. Grand Central Emporium, 460 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. Wedding vendors, perpetual fashion show. 704-633-5599.

Night life

Alli’s All American Grille & Ale, 1504 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. — Karaoke contest, Wednesdays,$3 entry fee amateurs only, prizes awarded each week, grand prize given at end of eight weeks. Karaoke 7-11 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. 704-637-7160.

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — 8:30-11:30 p.m. Friday: Russ Wilson and the Mighty-Mighty Men, $5 cover; 8:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday: The Swing Blossoms, no cover; Tuesday: wine tasting, $10; Wednesdays-flight tastings all day. 704-797-0093. www.thebluevine. com.

E.H. Montgomery General Store and Pickin’ Parlor, Gold Hill — Bluegrass jams 7 p.m. every Friday night, band performances 7 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays. $5 donation requested on Saturdays. Concessions available. 704-279-5674 or 704-267-9439.

Escape the Daily Grind, 118 N. Main St. — 8-10 p.m. Friday: Jazz Night. 704-636-0160.

High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 2675 Providence Church Rd. — Home of Salisbury Shag Club. Dinner 6-10 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Club open until 2 a.m. Friday: deejay Gene Briles; Saturday: Divided by 4. Karaoke with Lee on Thursdays. Shagging every Friday. 704-633-0251.

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 7 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. Free coffee and popcorn. INNFINITY featuring Bob Trice plays contemporary Christian music. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Las Palmas Southwestern Restaurant, 122 E. Fisher St. — Friday and Saturday night 9:30pm Extended Pleasures with Richard Armada. 5:30 p.m. Sunday: spiritual music open mic night, featuring St. John’s Center Celebration musicians; 9:30 p.m. Feb. 3: Kevin Hemphill and the Nightbirds. Open mike every Tuesday night, host Tripp Edwards. No cover. Thursdays acoustic spotlight. Live bands Fridays and Saturdays. 704-636-9475. www.myspace. com/vivalaspalmas.

Rascals Lounge and Bar, Holiday Inn Conference Center, 530 Jake Alexander Blvd. S. — Doors open 4 p.m., food available nightly until 9 p.m. 4-9 p.m. Monday: Pool Night; 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Tuesday: Karaoke Night hosted by Lee Nolin; Wednesday: country line dancing, boots required; 7:30 p.m. Thursday: Poker Night (Texas Hold ‘Em); Friday: Disco Inferno, $1 entry until 11 p.m.; Saturday: Top 40 Request Night with DJ George, ladies free, men $5. 704-637-3100. www. holiday-inn.com/salisburync.

Shananagan’s Irish Pub, 612 S. Main St. — Monday: College night, 18+; Tuesday: deejay; Wednesday: open mic; Thursday: free pool; Friday: live acoustic music; Saturday: live deejay, no cover. 21+ age requirement, except Monday. 704-639-1313.

Three Fifteen, 315 E. Council St. — 10 p.m. Jan. 27: Michael Pickett, Bob Paolino opens, $10; Feb. 3: Bombadil, $5 (www. bombadilmusic.com); Tuesdays: Blues and Brews; Wednesdays: Import Night; Thursdays: $5 domestic pitchers: Fridays: free pool, $5 cover; Saturdays: live local, regional and national bands; Sundays: live acoustic acts, no cover. 704-633-1315. www.threefifteen.com.


Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd. Jan. 26: white elephant sale. No joining fee, donations accepted. Call Sandy Campbell 704-857-1016.

Highlighters Dance Club — , 8:30-11:30 p.m., first and third Fridays. Open to singles 30 and over. Dress code. Free set ups, light hors d’oeuvres. BYOB. $8 members; $10 guests. American Legion Post 380, 4235 W. Tyvola Rd., Charlotte. 704-548-9212.

Tri-City Singles Valentine Dance/Party — 8 p.m.-midnight, Feb. 9. George K’s, corner of Holden and High Point Roads, Greensboro. Deejay playing rock, top, 40, beach music. Dress to impress. Cash bar, ladies choice dances, door prizes. $13. Age 35+. www.tricitysinglesdance.com. 336-856-2877.

Charlotte Zodiac Club — 7:30-11:30 p.m, second and fourth Fridays. Jan. 26: Colours Band; 7:45 p.m. line dance lessons with Chuck and Joy. Open to single, divorced, widowed or separated, 30 and over. Hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks provided. $10 members, $12 guests. Dress code. American Legion Post 380, 4235 West Tyvola Rd. 704-661-2437. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com.

Home and Garden

Greater Charlotte Home and Landscape Show — 2-7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center. Adults $7, seniors $5 on Friday, children 16 and under free. www.cabarrus arena.com.

Call for music

E.H. Montgomery General Store and Pickin’ Parlor, Historic Village of Gold Hill — Seeking bluegrass bands to perform on second and fourth Saturdays. Call Vivian, 704-267-9439. www.FifthStringandCo. com.


“Man of La Mancha” Pfeiffer University — Auditions 7 p.m. Jan. 30-31. Campus theater, third floor of administration building, Misenheimer campus. Bring prepared song, with sheet music. Accompanist will be provided. Production dates: April 13-15, 19-21. Contact dstauter@pfeiffer.edu, 704-463-1360 ext. 2084.

Cannon Music Camp, Appalachian State University — June 30-July 28. For information about auditions, call 828-262-4091 or go to www.cannon.appstate.edu.

Circle in the Square Theatre School, New York — Auditions March 5-9, May 1-4, June 4-8 for professional two year workshops, both acting and musical, and seven-week summer workshops. For information write to: Admissions, Circle in the Square Theatre School, 1633 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10019-6795. 212-307-0388. www.circlesquare.org.


Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — Private collection, public connection. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Groups may arrange guided tour. 704-636-1882. www.waterworks. org.

Creator’s Gallery at John Calvin Church, 1620 Brenner Ave. — Young people’s exhibit opens Feb. 2. 704-633-4333.

Robert Crum Fine Art, 116 East Council St. — Original oil paintings and mosaics by Robert A. Crum. 704-797-0364. www.robertcrumfine art.com.

Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — 704-431-8964.

Grand Central Emporium, Spencer — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 704-633-5599.

Two Bad Dogs Folk Art at the Salisbury Emporium, 230 E. Kerr St. — Features emerging and self-taught or “outsider” artists from the U.S. and Canada. Current exhibit-art by Rose Rosely. 704-633-4050.

Original Art, 21 Union St. S., Concord — Gallery open 2-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 704-784-1549.

Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville — Featured January artists Tim Tobey and George Thompson. 6:30 p.m. Gallery hours are 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 704-663-6661. www. mooresvilleartistguild.com.

Court Street Gallery, 134 Court St., Statesville — Folk artist Theresa Gloster. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. www.iredell museums.org.

Grace and Cameron West Art Gallery, Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer — “Expressions of Looking Within One’s Self” exhibit by Lisa Stafford, Jan. 22-Feb. 28. Artist discussion and reception 5-7 p.m. Feb. 3. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 704-463-1360, ext. 2667. jcross@pfeiffer.edu.

Arts United Gallery, 220 S. Main St., Lexington — Young people’s exhibit throughout January. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. www.co.davidson.nc.us/arts.

Davidson County Community College, Lexington — “Perspectives” exhibit includes art by internationally known glass sculptor Jon Kuhn, Salisbury artist Phyllis Steimel, Lexington artists Leslie and Harold Frontz. Exhibit will be open through May 18. 336-249-8186.

Moring Arts Center, 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro — Through Jan. 31: Photography of Joanna Frazier Hudson. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Free. 336-629-0399. www.randolphartsguild.com.

Center of the Earth Gallery, 3204 N. Davidson St., Charlotte — www.centeroftheearth.com.

Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte — 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.

The Light Factory, Spirit Square, 345 N. College St., Charlotte — “Intrinsic Artifice (A Tale of Two Abstractions).” “Whitewash,” video work examining civil rights by Brad McCallum and Jacqueline Terry. www.lightfactory.org. 704-333-9755.

Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte — Gallery open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $6 adults, $5 seniors/students, $3 children 6-17, free for members and children 5 and under. Admission ticket is valid for both museums on same day. (See uptown Mint below) 704-337-2000.

Mint Museum of Craft + Design, 220 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — $6 adults, $5 seniors/students, $3 children 6-17, free for members and children 5 and under. Admission ticket is valid for both museums on same day. (See Mint above.) 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 704-337-2000.

McColl Center for Visual Art, 721 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — “The Figure: A British Tradition” Jan. 26-March 3, opening reception 6-9 p.m. Jan. 26. 704-332-5535. www.mccollcenter.org.

Reynolda House, Museum of American Art, Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem — “Modern Fun! Prints from the 70’s and 80’s,” through Feb. 25. Grandma Moses exhibit opens Jan. 27. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. $10 adults, $9 seniors, students with ID and children free. 336-725-5150 or www.reynolda house.org.


Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Rd. — Rowan Wildlife Adventures, home of black bears, bobcats, deer and other animals. Reptile center features 4,000 gallon Cheerwine Aquarium. Paddle boats, miniature golf, miniature trains, carousel, Miner Moose Gem Mine, playground, camping year-round, Hurley Splash Pad. 704-216-7800. www.dannicholas.net.


N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer — Train rides 11 a.m., 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Saturdays, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sundays, other times for scheduled tours. $6 adults, $5 children ages 3-12 and seniors ages 60 and up. Roundhouse Turntable rides at $1. Group rates available with advance notice. Museum’s winter hours: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays. 704-636-2889 or 877-NCTMFUN. www.nctrans.org.

Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. — Museum is 1854 courthouse that survived Stoneman’s raid. Displays and interpretive exhibits reflect life and history of Rowan County. 1-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. $3 adults, $1.50 students, free museum members. 704-633-5946.

Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. — 1819 Federal townhouse, open for group tours by appointment during winter months. 704-633-5946.

Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. — 1820 house museum features furniture and decoratives from Hall family and others. Costumed docents provide tours. $3 adults, $1.50 students, free to members of Historic Salisbury Foundation. For group tours, call HSF office, 704-636-0103.

Old Stone House, Granite Quarry — Open by appointment during winter. 704-633-5946.

Historic Rockwell Museum — 2-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, or call for tour, 704-279-4979 or 704-279-5783.

China Grove Roller Mill Museum — Guided tours 2-4 p.m. second Sunday of each month. For special tours call 704-433-3912.

Mill Village Museum, Old No. 14 Church St., Cooleemee — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Large groups by appointment. Operated by Cooleemee Historical Association. 336-284-6040.

Historic Latta Plantation, Sample Road, Huntersville — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 27, 1-4 p.m. Jan. 28: “Ladies of the House,” daily lives of women in the 19th century backcountry. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 3: Civil War calvary soldiers. Museum hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $5 adults, $4 seniors and students, free for children under 5. www.latta plantation.org. 704-875-2312.

Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte — National Register Federal house built circa 1815, excellent example of backcountry NC federal period architecture. Originally part of a 911-acre plantation. $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. Groups of 10 or more $4 per. Guided tours 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. 704-335-0325. www.historicrosedale.org.

Discovery Place, Charlotte — New exhibit: “Candy Unwrapped” begins Jan. 27 with 17 interactive exhibits. IMAX Theatre: “Hurricane on the Bayou.” Theater admission $8 ages 14-59, $7 ages 2-13 and 60 plus, free for children under 2. Combo tickets for both Discovery Place and IMAX, $14 for ages 14-59, $10.50 ages 2-12 and 60 plus, free children under 3. 9 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday. 704-372-6261 or www.discoveryplace.org.

Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Dr. — Exhibit-“Personal Legacies: Surviving the Great Depression.” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free on Sundays, 1-5 p.m. 704-568-1774. www. charlottemuseum.org.

Old Salem, Winston-Salem — 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday. $21 adults, $10 children. 336-721-7300 or www.oldsalem.org.

The North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 27: Sixth annual African American Cultural Celebration, with over 70 presenters and exhibitors. Ongoing exhibits- “What We Wore in North Carolina” and “The Carolina Mountains: Photography of Margaret Morley.” Free. 919-807-7943. www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 27, noon-5 p.m. Jan. 28: Astronomy Days 2007. Free. Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz, seven-time space shuttle astronaut and first Latino astronaut, will give a presentation at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 28. “SPACE: A Journey to Our Future” through Feb. 11. Space exhibit is $6 for adults, $4 seniors and students, $3 children. Museum admission is free. 919-733-7450. www.naturalsciences. org.

Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. — 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $6 adults and children. 336-723-9111 or childrensmuseumofws.org.