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Music and more

George Strait, Ronnie Milsap, Taylor Swift — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20. Greensboro Coliseum. $49.50-$59.50. 888-397-3100. www. tickets.com.

Bluegrass Pickin’ — 7 p. m. first and third Saturdays. Experienced players and beginners welcome. Family environment. Salisbury School of Music, second floor of Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-8188.

The Fray — 8 p.m. Jan. 22. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. $33.50. www.ticketmaster.com. 704-522-6500. www.ovens auditorium.com.

The Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. N, Charlotte — Jan. 23: Buckwheat Zydeco; Jan. 26: Cowboy Mouth. 800-594-TIXX. www.visulite.com.

The Songwriters Tour, featuring Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt, Lyle Lovett — 8 p.m. Jan. 25. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. $60-$29. www.ticketmaster.com. 704-522-6500. www.ovensauditorium. com.

Opera Carolina “Pagliacci” and “La Vida Breve” — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25; 8 p.m. Jan. 27; 2 p.m. Jan. 28. Blumenthal Center, Charlotte. $14-$90. www.opera carolina.org. 704-372-1000.

An Evening of African Drumming — 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26. 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. Jan. 26. Southern Curiosity, 102 S. Main St., Lexington. 336-243-7334. www.southerncuriosity. com.

An Evening with The Lewis Family — 8 p.m. Jan. 26. East Montgomery High School Auditorium, Biscoe. $12. Children 6 and under admitted free. Lions Club benefit. 910-572-2494.

“All That Jazz” weekend, Grove Park Inn, Asheville — Featuring David Sanborn, Diane Schuur, Melissa Manchester, Dave Samuels and The Caribbean Jazz Project. 800-438-5800. www. groveparkinn.com.

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.highlonesomestrings.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.

Theater

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.

“Rent” — Jan 26-28. Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. $27-$60. www.ticketmaster.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.

“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.

Film

“Night at the Museum: The IMAX Experience” — Through Jan. 23 at Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. Charlotte. Rated PG. $11 ages 14-59, $9 ages 2-13 and 60+, free for children under age 2. For showtimes, call 704-372-6261. www.discoveryplace. org.

Dance

“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.

Comedy

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.

Classes

Shag dance classes — Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 p.m. Beginners I; 7:45-8:45 p.m. Beginners II. Salisbury YMCA. 704-636-0111.

Plein Aire 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. mooresvilleartistguild.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. dianelovesart@vnet.net. www.DianeOvercash.com.

Speakers and forums

Author Cathy Pickens — 6 p.m. Jan. 25. Stanly County Library, Albemarle. 704-986-3763.

Trips

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

Toy and Sportscard Collectible Show — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Charlotte Metrolina Expo Center, Building no. 1, 7100 N. Statesville Rd., I-77, exit 16-A. $5, children 15 and under free. 919-553-4285. www.insidepitch.com.

Longhorn World Championship Rodeo — 8 p.m. Jan. 19 ($12 in advance, $14 DOS); 2 p.m. Jan. 20 ($15, $20, $25, children and seniors half price); 8 p.m. Jan. 20 ($15, $20, $25). Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem. www.ljvm.com. 336-722-6400.

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.

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

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.

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

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 7-11 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. 704-637-7160.

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — 8:30-11:30 p.m. Friday: jazz with Brenda Morie and Herb Stephens, $5 cover; 8:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday: acoustic music with Don Berg; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday: wine tasting, $10; Wednesdays-flight tastings. 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. — Jan. 18-20: Salisbury premiere of “Coffee Therapy” (see review, page 3); 8-10 p.m. Jan. 19-jazz with the PCS Trio. 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. Jan. 19: deejay Mike Harding; Jan. 20: deejay Curtis Treece. Karaoke with Lee on Thursdays. Shagging every Friday. 704-633-0251.

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 7p.m. to 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. — 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. — Saturday: The Delta Drift and Fisher Street (formerly Falstaff), 18+, $5 cover; Jan. 27: Michael Pickett, tickets $10. 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.

Singles

Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd. No joining fee, donations accepted. Fun and fellowship in a positive environment. Call Frances Ward 704-637-3241.

Highlighters Dance Club — 8:30-11:30 p.m., first and third Fridays. Jan. 19: Iron City. 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.

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.

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.Fifth StringandCo.com.

Call for artists

Full Circle Arts, Hickory, “Art About Women,” juried exhibition — Open to all visual artists over 16. To receive prospectus contact info@fullcirclearts.org or send self-addressed stamped envelope to Full Circle Arts, P.O. Box 3905, Hickory, NC 28603. Registration fee $35. Intake will be Jan. 25-27. 828-322-7545. www.fullcirclearts.org.

Call for music

Chris Austin songwriting contest — Entries must be received by March 7. Finals take place at Merlefest on April 27 in Wilkesboro. $25 entry fee per song. 800-799-3838. www.merlefest.org/ songwritingcontest.htm.

Auditions

Cantabile Singers — Auditions now being held. Rehearsals resume Feb. 15. Meets 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Phillip Burgess, director. 704-633-3221.

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

Art

Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — 6-8 p.m. Friday: reception for exhibit “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.

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

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

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. Jan. 23: Meeting of the Mooresville Artist Guild will feature demonstration by Davidson wood turner David Kaylor. 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.iredellmuseums.org.

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.randolpharts guild.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.light factory.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.reynoldahouse.org.

North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 919-839-6262 or www.ncart museum.org.

Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNC-Greensboro — “Henry Ossawa Tanner: Painter of the Spirit,” through Feb. 25. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. 336-334-5770. www.weatherspoon. uncg.edu.

Parks

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.dan nicholas.net.

Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Rd. — Hiking trails, picnic shelters, volleyball courts, softball diamond, playground, Kerr Mill 1823 grist mill that houses a museum of early Americana, Alice Stanback Monument Forest. Open year round from 9 a.m. until dark. www.co.rowan.nc.us/parks/sloan

Museums

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. 57-acre site of what was once Southern Railway’s largest steam locomotive repair facility now with three restored buildings including Robert Julian Roundhouse, exhibits with 25 restored locomotives and rail cars, a working turntable, antique automobiles and examples of early non-motorized transportation. 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 built by Jacob Stirewalt, which reflects lifestyle of affluent citizens of early 1800s; features period rooms with Hepplewhite and Chippendale furniture and some from Rowan County craftsmen. 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 — Stately home built by German immigrant Michael Braun in 1766. Furnished with period pieces including local, North Carolina and Pennsylvania furnishings. Open by appointment. 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.

Stanly County Museum, 245 E. Main St., Albemarle — Museum includes Snuggs House, 112 N. Third St. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 704-986-3777.

Eastern Cabarrus Historical Museum, Mount Pleasant — An 1855 Lutheran Boys’ school of 30 rooms depicting history of Cabarrus County and surrounding area. Free. 2-5 p.m. first and third Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays. 704-436-6612.

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. 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 — Beginning Jan. 13 at IMAX Dome 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.discovery place.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 — The most authentic and comprehensive history attraction in the country. Its four museums-The Village of Salem, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), Toy Museum and Children’s Museum-allow visitors to experience 18th and 19th century life in the Moravian community called Salem (established 1766). 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. Free. 919-807-7943. www.ncmuseum ofhistory.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. Ongoing exhibit: “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.

N.C. Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Ave., Durham — Museum is science-technology center of lifelong learning for people of all ages. $8.50 adult, $6 children age 3-12; $7.50 seniors 65 plus or active/retired military; free for children age two and younger. Closed Mondays through Jan. 1. 919-220-5429, www.ncmls.org.

Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. — Exhibits: Build It!, Doughnut Factory, Enchanted Forest, Animal Alphabet. Hands-on activities, art work, snack shop, gift shop, Junior League shop. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $6 adults and children. 336-723-9111 or childrensmuseum ofws.org.

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