BOGO: Kids’ Night on Broadway

On Kids Night on Broadway, young people age 6-18 can see a participating Broadway show for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. *Tickets must be purchased in multiples of two — one for an adult and one for a child. Each ticket prints at half-price.*
You can choose from such great shows as Wicket, Mary Poppins, Fela! and The lion King.
Also there is a Kids’ Night on Broadway – Special Halloween Edition in New York City takes place on October 31, 2010. Tickets are on sale now.  
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Come Visit Raleigh in October!

The Raleigh area offers a bounty of events this October with a calendar full of performances, festivals, sporting events and family-friendly activities. There’s so much to see this month, you’ll want to start planning your getaway now! Take advantage of our Hot Deals and Special Offers at area hotels, restaurants and attractions, found only on www.visitRaleigh.com.


Celebrate What's Great

Free SpritOctober should be renamed Festober due to the wide variety of festivals taking place throughout the area this month. Have a family heritage from around the world? Check out the 25th Annual International Festival (10/1-3) at the Raleigh Convention Center. More than 45 countries are represented with dance, music, food and games. Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre has a month filled with international-themed events including Garba Night (10/2), a spectacular form of Indian folk dance, theater and music,Indian Movie Night (10/8), the Eid Festival (10/9), a multi-ethnic “Festival without Borders,” and the Cary Diwali Jashn (10/16), a festival of community and lights. The Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts is the place to be with a diverse roster of events. Raleigh’s hometown boy David Sedaris (10/9)brings his unique brand of comedy to town, while NBC’s Last Comic Standing Tour (10/29) makes a stop in Raleigh during its national road show. The Raleigh Convention Center goes on A Shopping Spree (10/20-24) where hundreds of food, clothing, entertainment and decorating vendors help you to set your own personal style. Get into the Halloween spirit with the cult-classicThe Rocky Horror Picture Show (10/28-31), and the N.C. Symphony gets spooky with Halloween Magic (10/30). Speaking of Halloween, get lost in more than two miles of corn rows at Ken’s Corny Corn Maze (10/15-16, 22-23, 29-31), and at night, beware as the maze turns into the Harvested Farm Nightmare (10/15-16, 22-23, 29-31). At the State Farmers Market, the color is orange as pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are displayed during the Great Pumpkin Contest (10/7). The RBC Center welcomes comedian Jeff Dunham (10/7) and financial guru Dave Ramsey (10/16). What would October be in Greater Raleigh without the NC State Fair (10/14-24)? Giant turkey legs, corn on a stick and fried Oreos, along with rides, games and agricultural exhibits will be at your fingertips during the state’s largest event. Stay until the end each night for a spectacular fireworks display, a celebration for all Greater Raleigh Free Spirits. Learn more

FREE: Admission to National Museums 9/25

Museum Day 2010 is September 25th! Get a FREE entry ticket at Smithsonian Magazine. Fill in the form & submit. Your ticket will be emailed to you. There is a ‘Find a Museum’ link on the page so you can find a museum near you.

EVENT: September in Raleigh

Learn moreRomeo and JulietThe curtain rises for another great month of performances from the area’s nationally acclaimed performing arts groups. The Carolina Ballet presents the world premiere of  Firebird (9/16-10/3), while the N.C. Theatre performs the 1950s rock-n-roll spoof  Little Shop of Horrors (9/18-26), which promises to have you laughing and dancing in the aisles. The North Carolina Symphony Kicks off the 2010-2011 season with a Pops in the City FREE Concert(9/12) at the downtown Raleigh Amphitheater and performsBeethoven’s Triple Concerto (9/24-25) at the Progress Engery Center for the Performing Arts. the Raleigh Little Theatre, which is celebrating 75 years of live theater, has partnered with the Actor’s Comedy Lab to perform a quicky, heartfelt and slightly wicked tale of Hollywood indulgence in And the Winner Is (9/10-26). Myth, magic and pageantry abound as the Paperhand Puppet Intervention (9/10-11) transforms the N.C. Museum of Art’s Park Theater stage, all accented with original live music. Combine Monty Python, Homer Simpson and the Three Stooges with 37 plays in 97 minutes and you have the hilarious Theatre in the Park performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (9/17-19, 9/23-26,10/1-3). Come see why Greater Raleigh is for the Creative Genius. 
Come Visit Raleigh!

EVENT: Artspace LoPop Shop 9/3

@artspacenc  Don’t miss LoPop Shop during our 
September First Friday, 6-10pm! 
New exhibits featuring Pete Sack…http://fb.me/wD10CvIo

Neighborhood News: Inaugural African-American Cultural Festival

INAUGURAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL 

SEPTEMBER 3-5 ** the RALEIGH CENTER PLAZA

Raleigh residents are invited to enjoy their Labor Day weekend at the first ever African American Cultural Festival. The festival will be a celebration of African-American art and culture and will be held on City Plaza , Charter Square and the 400 block of Fayetteville Street September 3 through September 5.

After a welcome reception on Friday, September 3, Saturday and Sunday will feature African-American arts and crafts, specialty items and food vendors. At City Plaza , the “main stage” will be filled with local, regional, and nationally recognized acts. Scheduled performers include:
  • Chuck Davis and the African-American Dance Ensemble
  • The Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars
  • The Soul Rebels Brass Band, and others 
  • Headliner act for the day will be Chuck Brown and His Large band

Located adjacent to City Plaza at Charter Square will be the site of a family-friendly “village” featuring entertainers and performances. The day also will include educational and interactive programming for children highlighted by a performance by “Magic of African Rhythm.”
For a complete list of performances and additional information, visit www.aacfralwake.org

EVENT: Family Fun Day & Youth Exhibition Reception

Family Fun Day & Youth Exhibition Reception
Saturday, August 21, 2010
12:30 – 3pm

Exhibition Dates: August 17 – 21, 2010

Join us on Saturday, August 21 for Family Fun Day from 12:30 – 3pm in conjunction with the Youth Exhibition Reception. This one-of-a-kind festival for the whole family includes artists’ demonstrations, face-painting, carnival treats, and art activities for young and old!

Fun and games wll include exciting artist demonstrations, face painting, and make & take activities. Lunch items and carnival treats will be available. For more information, please call Artspce at 919.821.2787. http://artspacenc.org
Students – remember to pick up your artwork at this reception!

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