Weekend Fun for the Whole Family: Antiques, Brains, and Improv!

Antiques Extravaganza of North Carolina

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Looking to re-decorate? Have a fascination for all things vintage and nostalgic? You should definitely head over to the Antiques Extravaganza happening March 7 – 9 at the State Fairgrounds. According to the website, the show features quality dealers from Florida to New England exhibiting the finest in country, formal, Victorian, oak, wicker and garden furniture; Americana; tinware, woodenware, ironware, textiles, Oriental rugs, pottery, fine china and glassware, jewelry, period clothing, linens, books, clocks, dolls, toys, advertising, and more. Show hours are: Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm; Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm; and Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm.

Brain Science


This week is Brain Awareness Week at Duke and the Museum of Life and Sciences in Durham will be joined by UNC Bowles Center and Duke Institute for Brain Sciences this weekend for highly interactive exhibits focused on the human mind in the Brain Science event. Learn about what part of your brain figures out riddles and puzzles, compare  different animal brains, and even feel a real human brain with your fingertips! (Eek!) Free with admission to the museum, hours are Tues – Fri 10:30am – 2:30pm and Saturday 10am – 4pm and the exhibit is running until March 8.

Transactors Improv: Spring is Sprouting

TransactorImprovTransactors Improv is the oldest active improvisational theatre in the South. Having had the opportunity to study individually and collectively with leading figures of improv, the group has appeared in events from coast to coast. This Saturday at 6:00pm at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro they will be doing “Spring is Sprouting,” an unscripted theatrical performance based on audience suggestions and intended for families with children in elementary through middle school. Admission is $9 for General Audience, $7 for Seniors, $6 for Friends of the ArtsCenter and Students. In their own words: “If you laugh, we’re doing comedy. If you don’t, we’re doing drama”. It’s sure to be a fun event for all ages!