photograph by Bob Benston

Feature Image: Showcase of Woodcarvings •  Charlotte • February 17-18

The Charlotte Woodcarvers Club, a nonprofit devoted to promoting the art and craft of woodcarving, hosts this showcase of more than 600 carvings from all over the U.S., which attracts thousands of fans each year.

Learn more: (704) 529-1748 or charlottewoodcarvers.com.


This Weekend in North Carolina events are pulled from February’s Dates & Events section in Our State magazine.
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Western

Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie • Asheville • February 9-May 13
A new exhibition at the Biltmore Estate will feature Academy Award-winning costumes from Titanic, similar to the wardrobes favored by first-class passengers like the Vanderbilts in the early 1900s.

Learn more: (800) 411-3812 or biltmore.com.

Artist Kendall White: Demo + Display • Asheville • February 16
Fiber artist Kendall White will demonstrate “wet felting” at Gallery of the Mountains inside The Omni Grove Park Inn. Several of her sculptural wool baskets, inspired by the traditional native pottery of the Southwest, will be on display and available to purchase, as well as her felted merino wool neck wraps, perfect for chilly weather.

Learn more: (828) 254-2068.

Chamber Classics III: Past and Present • Hickory • February 17
As part of the Western Piedmont Symphony’s Chamber Classics series, the Tesla Quartet will perform String Quartet No. 4 by Pintscher, String Quartet in D Major by Respighi, and more at Drendel Auditorium.

Learn more: (828) 324-8603 or wpsymphony.org.

Outhouse Races • Sapphire Ski • February 17
Watch or take part in this unique and amusing annual race at Sapphire Valley Resort: Three-person teams create outhouses from wood, cardboard, plastic, and other items. Then, while one person sits inside of it, the other team members push the outhouse, secured on skis, down a two-lane 120-foot race course packed with snow — or ice.

Learn more: (828) 743-7663 or discoverjacksonnc.com


Central

Romeo and Juliet • Raleigh • February 1-18

Star-crossed lovers, dueling families, intrigue, deception, and a tragic twist of fate: The Carolina Ballet will bring Shakespeare’s classic tale to life with dramatic sword fights, stunning costumes, and beautiful dancing.

Learn more: (919) 719-0900 or carolinaballet.com.

And In This Corner: Cassius Clay • Charlotte • February 16-18

This play at the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte will thrill audiences with the story of the iconic boxer Muhammad Ali, taking them through his early life in Jim Crow-era Kentucky and the events that made him into the famous figure we all knew.

Learn more: (704) 973-2828 or ctcharlotte.org.

Marvelous Music Mainstage Series: Ten Strings and a Goat • Cary • February 16

Enjoy an evening of traditional and original music inspired by Atlantic Canadian histories and roots when this young acoustic trio from Canada’s Prince Edward Island performs at the Cary Arts Center.

Learn more: (919) 462-2055 or townofcary.org.

Southern Alpaca Celebration • Concord • February 16-18

Shop alpaca yarn, fleece, roving, and more; see spinning, weaving, and dyeing demos; and watch halter and fleece competitions between alpaca farms from across the U.S. at this celebration hosted by the Carolina Alpaca Breeders and Owners and the Southeastern Alpaca Association.

Learn more: (704) 451-6256 or carolinaalpacacelebration.com.

The Hillbenders’ Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry • Concord • February 17

Classic rock with a stringy twist: Bluegrass band The Hilldbender’s will perform The Who’s classic rock album Tommy in their own signature style at the Cabarrus Arts Council.

Learn more: (704) 920-2753 or cabarrusartscouncil.org.


Eastern

Witness for the Prosecution • Smithfield • February 16-18

Head to The Hut to see the Neuse Little Theatre’s production of the suspenseful play written by Agatha Christie, which tells the story of a man accused of murdering a rich widow.

Learn more: (919) 934-1873 or neuselittletheatre.org.

Road to Revolution: The 252nd Anniversary of the Stamp Act Resistance  • Winnabow • February 17

Talk with sailors, learn about blacksmithing, and listen to lectures on how the events of the 1760s paved the way to revolution in the Cape Fear region at this free, family-friendly event.

Learn more: (910) 371-6613 or nchistoricsites.org.

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