Flying monkeys in 3-D
That sounds exhilarating! (Or terrifying, cant decide.) Flying monkeys or no, The Wizard of Oz in IMAX 3-D is the greatest idea weve heard in ages. Not only can you practically dance with Dorothy down the Yellow Brick Road, you can also see authentic memorabilia from the movie, including the famed ruby slippers.
Friday (through Oct. 3); Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh; info on showtimes and prices at imaxraleigh.org
Bullish on art
The 29th annual CenterFest Arts Festival in downtown Durham showcases a bit of everything painters, potters, sculptors, fashion designers, woodworkers, jewelers and more as well as live music performances and fun stuff for the kids.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; City Center, downtown Durham; free; centerfest.durhamarts.org
No Evidence of Disease
N.E.D. a rock group made up of six gynecologic oncology surgeons from across the country headlines the Rock for Hope music festival at the N.C. Museum of Art on Saturday. Two of the members are UNC surgeons (Dr. John Boggess and Dr. John Soper). Roger Gupton & Birds and Arrows open.
Noon-5 p.m. Saturday; N.C. Museum of Art Park Theater, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh; free; rexhealth.com/rock-for-hope
Just in case...
The audiobook of Danny Blands first novel In Case We Die releases this month, with guest readers including Marc Maron, Aimee Mann, Mike McCready and Steve Earle. The veteran Seattle musician-turned-author will present this semi-autobiographical book in Durham on Saturday.
7 p.m. Saturday; Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham; 919-286-2700 or regulatorbookshop.com
A little Thursday Fox Trot
This popular cavalcade rolled through this summer and theyre back for fall. The Cavalcade of Triangle Big Bands Fall Series starts Thursday with music from Holly Springs-based Route 55 Orchestra and, of course, lots of dancing. (Other shows are on Oct. 31, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19.)
7-9 p.m. Thursday, Five Points Center for Active Adults, 2000 Noble Road, Raleigh; $10; 919-830-7357 or