Arts & Culture

This weekend: A history tour, a film festival and Darwin Day

Celebrate what Charles Darwin called the “most wonderful plant in the world” – the Venus Flytrap. Learn about Darwin’s studies of the flytrap and its natural history, plus the plant’s evolutionary biology and current conservation efforts Sunday at the Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill.
Celebrate what Charles Darwin called the “most wonderful plant in the world” – the Venus Flytrap. Learn about Darwin’s studies of the flytrap and its natural history, plus the plant’s evolutionary biology and current conservation efforts Sunday at the Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill.

Triangle events to add to your daybook:

The circus

7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday; PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh; $20-$100; thepncarena.com

Don’t forget the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is in town, and for the last time ever.

SHIMMER

6-10 p.m. Friday; Downtown Chapel Hill and Carrboro; free; shimmerevent.com

Take in more than 20 illuminated art installations and light projections from artists in indoor and outdoor settings at SHIMMER: The Art of Light. Check website for venues.

History tour

1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday; N.C. History Museum, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh; free; ncmuseumofhistory.org

This docent-led African-American History Highlights Tour throughout the museum will focus on the contributions of African-Americans to North Carolina history.

Hayti Heritage Film Fest

Through Saturday; Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham; $6 per day; hayti.org

The 23rd annual film festival showcases diverse works of, by and about people of African descent. The festival presents short and full-length films by rising and established filmmakers. Ticket includes food and beverage. See full schedule at website.

Darwin Day

2-3:30 p.m. Sunday; N.C. Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill; free; ncbg.unc.edu

Celebrate what Charles Darwin called the “most wonderful plant in the world” – the Venus Flytrap. Learn about Darwin’s studies of the flytrap and its natural history, plus the plant’s evolutionary biology and current conservation efforts. A reception follows. Advance registration required.

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