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This Weekend in North Carolina events are pulled from February’s Dates & Events section in Our State magazine.
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Love, Loss, and What I Wore • Hendersonville • February 2-11
Attend the Hendersonville Community Theatre’s Second Stage production of this funny and nostalgic play. Written by Nora and Delia Ephron, the show is made up of a series of monologues performed by a rotating cast of women.

Learn more: (828) 692-1082 or

Art in the Hall: Burke Quilters Guild Exhibit • Morganton • February 5-March 26
Artists from Burke County will display their quilt work on two floors of City Hall in the Morganton Trading Company, a renovated textile mill.

Learn more: (828) 438-5362 or

Appalachian State Old-Time Fiddlers Convention • Boone • February 9-10
This 10th annual student-run event will feature concerts, workshops, competitions, a square dance, and arts and crafts in celebration of Appalachian mountain music.

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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

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo • Boone • February 9
This company of professional male dancers will present a playful parody of classical ballet, while still performing the full range of ballet and modern dance repertoire, at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts.

Learn more: (828) 262-4046 or


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

And In This Corner: Cassius Clay • Charlotte • February 9-11

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

Valentine’s Orchid Sale • Charlotte • February 10

An orchid is a gift that keeps giving. This annual sale, held in the McMillan Greenhouse at the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, provides a chance to chat with experts and shop from a huge selection of orchids.

Learn more: (704) 687-0721 or

1867-2017: A 150-Year Celebration Concert • Fayetteville • February 10

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra will perform with world-renowned soprano Angela Brown at Fayetteville State University’s Seabrook Auditorium. Together, they’ll explore the influence of African-Americans on music composed during the 150 years since the university was founded.

Learn more: (910) 433-4690 or

Pinehurst Chocolate Festival • Pinehurst • February 10

At this event at Pinehurst United Methodist Church, shop for chocolate treats and chocolate-themed gifts, watch candy making and other demonstrations by culinary arts students from Sandhills Community College, enjoy a doughnut bar with hot chocolate, and take part in a cupcake competition.

Learn more: (910) 215-4559 or


The Crucible • Goldsboro • February 9-11

Center Stage Theatre will perform Arthur Miller’s timeless play, which tells the dramatic story of the Salem witch trials in the 1690s.

Learn more: (919) 583-8432 or

East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival • Washington • February 9-10

Check out wildlife art exhibits, the NC duck stamp competition, an art show and sale, a waterfowl calling competition, and more at this 22nd annual event.

Learn more: (252) 946-2504 or

Balsam Range • Lumberton • February 10

Stomp your feet at the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater to one of bluegrass music’s most award-winning artists in recent years. This band has garnered 10 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards and has put out six critically acclaimed albums.

Learn more: (910) 738-4339 or

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