4 family-friendly events this weekend

Here is a sampling of the family friendly events happening in the Triangle this weekend.

▪ Downtown Raleigh’s Artspace holds a holiday market Saturdayfrom 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Creations by Artspace artists and community artists alike will be on sale, and there will be music and light refreshments as well. Holiday market admission is free. Also at Artspace Saturday is a handmade jewelry class for all ages and skill levels with artist Sarah Clover, running from 10 a.m. to noon. This class costs $10 for Artspace members or $15 otherwise. Register early at if possible, as this class could easily fill up.

▪ Got a nerd or two in the family? Whether your kids (or spouse) dig superheroes, video games or general geekery, the GeekCraft Expo brings vendors and holiday make-and-take crafting activities to the Durham Armory from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free, and cosplayers are welcome – encouraged, even. Visit

▪ The Justice Theater Project presents Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity” this weekend at N.C. State University’s Stewart Theatre. Shows are at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $22 for students, seniors and military or $26 for adults. Semi-obstructed view seats are also available at $20. Visit

▪ Sunday is the Chanukah Festival in Apex, which starts at 2:30 p.m. with the Chanukah Wonderland at the Apex Community Center. Between 3 and 4:45 p.m. there’s a Lego-oriented Chanukah Playland, followed with a 5 p.m. menorah lighting at 220 N. Salem St. Visit