Native American-themed stargazing, a classical take on the divas of Broadway and a Civil War living history program are just a few of fun things you’ll find this weekend at the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.
Start your weekend off tomorrow with a screening of the film Marina Abramovic, The Artist is Present at the Southeastern Eastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem. Also tomorrow, the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will host a lecture on the Arab Spring, while Historic Bath will present the movie Mansfield Park and Tryon Palace in New Bern hosts a lecture on Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation.
Friday, Town Creek Indian Mound in Mount Gilead will kick off its astronomy series, while the N.C. Symphony will salute the divas of Broadway in a concert in Raleigh featuring a few of the stars from the hit musical Wicked.
The weekend wraps up Saturday with a living history program marking the 148th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher in Kure Beach and the opening of a Scotty McCreery exhibit at the Museum of Albermarle in Elizabeth City. The President James K. Polk State Historic Site in Pineville will also offer visitors the chance to try historic cloth making techniques, while the N.C. Symphony will perform a second wicked divas concert.
UPDATE — the Thursday night programs at the N.C. Museum of History and SECCA have been cancelled because of weather conditions