Local Events: Art, unicorns, and swapping

Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! Well not quite, but there is plenty to be excited about this weekend – including the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, this time featuring a Unicorn; Area 919: Artists in the Triangle, a fresh exhibition highlighting the local talent; and Swap Don’t Shop, a seasonal clothing swap where you can donate used garments and pick up new-to-you goods for a small fee.


Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Long known as The Greatest Show on Earth, the circus returns to the PNC arena for a limited time this weekend. Legends is an all-new show featuring amazing performers from around the world perforoming awe-inspiring feats. The Unicorn, Pegasus, and Woolly the Mammoth are summoned into this mythical and mysterious world right before your eyes. Sure to be an unforgettable family night, there are also fun pre-show activities like learning juggling and balancing skills and meeting the performers. Tickets are available online and start at just $15.


Area 919: Artists in the Triangle

A newly-opened exhibition at the Nasher Museum in Durham, Area 919 is a survey of noteworthy work by artists who live in the Triangle. Some of them have show internationally and others are newer to the art world. Many have participated in helping the Nasher grow and forge a presence in the Durham creative community. Now the museum is bringing their work together to share with the broader public and contribute to the vibrant local artist community. The exhibit runs until April 12th and information on hours and admission fees can be found on the Nasher’s website.


Swap Don’t Shop

A seasonal clothing swap hosted by Redress Raleigh and The Beehive Collective, Swap Don’t Shop is a great way to get rid of unwanted apparel and accessories while finding some fun new-to-you items. For just a $5 fee, you can bring 10 – 15 items to donate and then take as many with you as you would like. Women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing, accessories, and jewelry may be brought but not housewares, books, electronics, or trash/recyclable products. The event starts at 2pm on Sunday February 8th at Kings Barcade in downtown Raleigh. As the events have grown in popularity so has the crowd so arrive on time to ensure you are admitted.