Triangle events to add to your daybook:
Through Sunday, Memorial Auditorium, 2 E. South St., Raleigh, $25-$107, nctheatre.com
The national touring production of “Ragtime” finishes its local stay this weekend. This classic tells the stories of an upper-class Manhattan wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician in turn-of-the-century New York.
Through Sunday, various locations in downtown Durham, $15/weekend, nando.com/396
If it has a motor and goes on two wheels, get it to the 17th Annual FYBO Scooter Rally, with events taking place across Durham over the weekend. Registration Friday night at Pinhook or Saturday morning at Fullsteam Brewery. Classic scooters, modern scooters, mopeds, motorcycles all welcome.
‘Made Especially For You’
Through Sept. 5. N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. ncmuseumofhistory.org
This fabulous exhibit, showcasing the talents of midcentury Raleigh designer Willie Otey Kay, officially opens Saturday morning and runs through September 5. There will be special related events sprinkled throughout the coming months.
A cowboy monkey
7:30 p.m. Saturday, PNC Arena, Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, $18-$75, 919-861-5457 or wtrodeo.com
The World’s Toughest Rodeo has rugged cowboys and cowgirls competing in bull riding, bareback riding and barrel racing (featuring Garner’s Mechelle Watson, no less). But a big draw here is always Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey, who rides Boogie the Border Collie.
6-8 p.m. Saturday, Ebenezer Church Road Recreation Area at Jordan Lake, 2582 Beaver Creek Road, Apex, free, moreheadplanetarium.org
Skywatching never gets old, especially when you can get the whole family out there. Morehead educators and CHAOS members bring telescopes to guide you through gazing at stars, planets, moons and more. (May be canceled if weather is stormy or cloudy.)