Triangle events to add to your daybook:
See the cars
10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh; $13-$19; ncartmuseum.org
It’s the last weekend to see the exciting “Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from the 1930s and ’40s” exhibit, featuring 14 cars and three motorcycles embodying design elements from the art deco movement.
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See the lanterns
6-10 p.m. through Sunday; Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary; $10-$15 (ages 2 & under free); boothamphitheatre.com
It’s also the final weekend for the Chinese Lantern Festival. See the spectacular displays of thousands of LED lights, including the Chinese Dragon on Symphony Lake.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Scott Building, N.C. State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh; $5-$15 (ages 4 & under free); repticon.com
This annual reptile and exotic animal show is a great place to pick up cool stuff for your exotic pets, but it’s also educational and great fun for the family.
Art for MLK
2-5 p.m. Saturday; W.D. Hill Rec Center, 1308 Fayetteville St., Durham; free; dprplaymore.org
This day of artistic and cultural celebration includes dancing, performances, food, arts and information on health and financial wellness.
Poetry for MLK
7 p.m. Friday; The Cary Theater, Cary; free; thecarytheater.com
“Dreamfest: Poetry Fest” pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr with area poets invited to join in. Includes live music from Dr. James Longmire and Darius Stover.