Family wildlife fun: Look for birds at Blue Jay Point County Park as part of the Family Wildlife Series: Calling All Crows. Park rangers will lead families on a hike to identify corvids, birds that are extra smart. Be on the lookout for blue jays, crows, ravens and magpies. Pre-registration is required. $3 for individuals, $5 for families; 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday; Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh.
A walking play: Find some comfy shoes for “Moving Pieces,” an original play presented by Seed Art Share that walks viewers through the Mordecai neighborhood near downtown Raleigh. This part of the play is a continuation of earlier episodes and will focus on relationships between two main characters and their parents. $20.95; 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday; Trinity Gallery, 549 N. Blount St., Raleigh.
Student art show: The Living Arts College will present a semi-formal student art show with live music and performances. The school, which has film, animation and photography majors, encourages guests to wear red to the event. Free; 7 to10 p.m. Friday; Mosaic Wine Lounge, 517 W. Jones St., Raleigh.
Hidden jewel: Vendors from across the country will be on hand with their best gems, minerals and jewelry at Treasures of the Earth show. There will be loose beads, pearls, rocks, crystals, gemstones and everything else needed to make original jewelry. Vendors can also design, remount and make repairs. $5 for adults, free for children 16 and under and military personnel with ID; noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Kerr Scott Building at North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.
A celebration of culture: Enjoy art, food and community at the annual African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County. The event will feature live music and a new reading corner for younger visitors to hear stories from African-American writers and publishers. Bring cash to purchase handmade goods from a number of vendors. Free; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday; City Plaza, 400 Fayetteville St., Raleigh.