The beauty of good stories is that they evolve with each telling. Even the books we read our kids at bedtime change every night – the same story can have different emphases or different voices, depending on the reader or what’s happened that day. “Cinderella” and “Aladdin,” two old tales, are told again this weekend – and they’re not the only fun events in the Triangle and beyond.
▪ Carolina Ballet’s “Cinderella” started Thursday and runs through Sunday. Shows are at Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium, yet Cinderella herself will be riding her carriage through downtown between noon and 2 p.m. and between 5 and 7 p.m. Friday, while she’ll spend lunchtime Saturday riding around North Hills. Spot her and tweet #ISpyCinderella at @CarolinaBallet for a potential discount. Tickets run $27-$83. Visit carolinaballet.com for show times.
▪ Saturday you could see the live performance of “Aladdin” at the Carolina Theatre in Durham. Tickets run $12-$23 and show times are 2 and 6 p.m. Visit CarolinaTheatre.org for more information, including price breakdown.
▪ It’s a bit of a drive, granted, but the Wings Over Wayne air show is Saturday and Sunday in Goldsboro’s Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Gates open at 8 a.m. with flights starting at 10. Definitely bring hearing protection to this free air show. Visit wingsoverwayneairshow.com for full info.
▪ The North Carolina Museum of Art’s annual Family Renaissance Fair is Sunday! Kids, your parents are probably obsessed with the “Game of Thrones” TV show, so you should take them to this. Be patient – they’re going to want to check out the sword fights and blacksmithing demonstrations. Just remind them to check ye olde weather app before heading out, forsooth this takes place rain or shine. The fair runs from noon-4 p.m. and is free. Visit ncartmuseum.org for more.
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