Arts & Culture

For your weekend: Raleigh Christmas parade, Indian Heritage, more

Come to the 21st Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration on Nov. 19 at the N.C. Museum of History.
Come to the 21st Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration on Nov. 19 at the N.C. Museum of History. N.C. Museum of History

Triangle events to add to your daybook:

Raleigh Christmas Parade

9:40 a.m. Saturday; Hillsborough Street to Fayetteville Street, downtown Raleigh; free; grma.org/christmas-parade

Yes, Raleigh has its Christmas parade before Thanksgiving because that’s when Santa is available. Deal with it.

Ice, ice Raleigh

Noon Saturday; City Plaza, 400 Fayetteville St., Raleigh; $10 (kids 4 & under $5); raleighicerink.com

Grab your skates because Raleigh’s only natural ice outdoor skating rink opens right after the Christmas parade. Open through Jan. 29. (Try to put out of your mind that it’ll be in the 70s Saturday afternoon!)

Durham Holiday Art Walk

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St., Durham; free; durhamartwalk.com

The Durham Arts Council’s Art Walk Holiday Market not only has locally handmade gifts, but musical performances and great food.

American Indians

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh; free; ncmuseumofhistory.org

The 21st annual American Indian Heritage Celebration includes craft demonstrations, hands-on activities, drum groups, storytellers, food and more, including members of all eight of the state’s recognized tribes.

Carrboro Film Festival

Saturday-Sunday; ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro; $15/single day or $20/2-day; carrborofilmfestival.com

A two-day celebration of film art featuring short films, feature films, documentaries and about every other genre you can imagine – plus workshops, parties and more.

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