French films: N.C. State University presents the Tourness Film Festival.
Celebrate French films with a showing every Thursday night. This week, “Deux jours, une nuit” (“Two Days, One Night”) will play. The film, rated PG-13, follows one woman as she tries to convince her coworkers to give up their bonuses so she can keep her job. Other films in this year’s festival include “La French” (“The Connection”), “Timbuktu” and “Bande de filles” (“Girlhood”). Free; 6:15 p.m. Thursday; Witherspoon Cinema at N.C. State; 2810 Cates Ave., Raleigh.
Kids’ consignment: Stock up on clothing for the little ones.
Join local parents as they swap, sell and buy toys, clothes and other children’s items. Parents are welcome to buy or sell at the event. Free except for purchases; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Jim Graham Building at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.
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Classic musicals: N.C. Symphony will present its take on Rodgers and Hammerstein.
The N.C. Symphony will perform some of the most well-known songs from musicals created by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. The symphony will be joined by singers to perform “The Hammersteins: A Musical Theatre Family.” There will be music from “South Pacific,” “The Sound of Music,” “The King and I” and “Oklahoma!” $30-$75; 8 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh.
China comes to Raleigh: Shen Yun Performing Arts returns.
With 100 artists, 400 costumes and an orchestra with Western and Chinese instruments, Shen Yun brings Chinese culture to life. Using classic Chinese dance and music, performers recount 5,000 years of Chinese civilization. The song and dance is accompanied by animated backdrops to transform Raleigh into China. $60-$150; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Auditorium at Duke Energy for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh.
Current events: Let’s talk about Islam.
Quail Ridge Books & Music’s series of conversation about diversity continues with “What’s Going on? Islamophobia in the Raleigh Community.” The community discussion will welcome speakers from local Islamic centers, Baptist churches and other social organizations. N.C. State University professors will moderate the discussion, which will wrap up with community input and questions. Free; 2 p.m. Sunday; Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.