Arts & Culture

Weekend to-do list: Repticon in Raleigh, a last chance for cars and lanterns

Art for MLK is a day of artistic and cultural celebration that includes dancing, performances, food, arts and information on health and financial wellness Saturday at W.D. Hill Rec Center in Durham.
Art for MLK is a day of artistic and cultural celebration that includes dancing, performances, food, arts and information on health and financial wellness Saturday at W.D. Hill Rec Center in Durham. cseward@newsobserver.com

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.

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.

Repticon

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.

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