Editor’s note: Due to weather, please check status of events before heading out.
A little Motown
It’s hard to beat the music in “Motown The Musical.” This story of Motown founder Berry Gordy – the music mogul who launched the careers of Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and many others – features lots of classic songs from the Motown canon. Tickets are going fast.
Through Sunday; DPAC, 123 Vivian St., Durham; $40-$150; dpacnc.com
Never miss a local story.
Know your birds
It’s National Bird Feeding Month, so it’s the perfect time to learn to identify birds by sight and sound, and how to attract them to your backyards as a Citizen Scientist in the Project Feeder Watch. Ages 6-10 (one adult per child). Registration required.
10-11:30 a.m. Saturday; N.C. Botanical Gardens, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill; $10; ncbg.unc.edu
More for the birds
Speaking of birds… You can also take the kids out to build bird boxes to help attract bluebirds, chickadees and wrens to your yard. Best for ages 5 and up, and you must preregister.
2-4 p.m. Saturday; Little River Regional Park, 301 Little River Park Way, Rougemont; $5 per box; 919-732-5505
Geeks N Taps
Like to get all nerdy about your beer? The Geeks N Taps scientists will help you figure out if you have the right genes to taste bitter compounds, smell certain aromas in beer and taste various components of cheeses. The ticket includes five free tastings
1-3:30 p.m. Saturday; Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Rigbsee Ave., Durham; $15; fullsteam.ag
Hike the Speedway
After a few days cooped up because of the ice storm, hike 3 miles of wooded trails along the banks of the Eno River at the 44-acre Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail site.
2-3 p.m. Sunday; Occoneechee Speedway Trail, 320 Elizabeth Brady Road, Hillsborough; free; 919-732-6886