Here’s a sampling of family-friendly events happening in the Triangle this weekend.
▪ Raleigh Little Theatre’s “Grace for President” runs Oct. 13-22 at the N.C. Museum of History’s Daniels Auditorium, with RLT hosting conversations about women in public leadership before several shows. North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper will interview students from several local schools about their leadership experiences after Friday’s 7:30 p.m. opening show. After Saturday’s 1 p.m. performance, TaMya Bland, who plays Grace, will interview Wake County Commissioner Jessica Holmes, while the Oct. 20 evening show will feature a panel of accomplished women. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $11 for children 12 and younger. View the show schedule and order tickets at raleighlittletheatre.org/shows/grace-for-president.
▪ Head to Booth Amphitheatre Saturday for Cary Diwali. Find Indian food, music, dance and children’s activities at this long-running celebration. Be sure to stick around for the 8:30 p.m. fireworks. Cary Diwali runs from 10 a.m. until the fireworks display and is free, though parking is $5 per car. If you wish, you may reserve stage-side seats for $20. Visit boothamphitheatre.com.
▪ Get your art on all day Saturday, when Art It Up brings 18 distinct events to 16 Hillsborough Street locations. The options include Native American drumming and art at The Gregg Museum, Pullen Park’s Scarecrow Festival and Pumpkin Patch Bash, and a dance class at Raleigh Little Theatre. Many of these events are free. View the full schedule and an event map at www.hillsboroughstreet.org/artitup.
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▪ Durham Parks and Recreation’s free DisABLE the Label community event comes to Northgate Mall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. This event celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month by honoring people of all ability levels. Visit northgatemall.com or DPRPlayMore.com.