This Weekend in North Carolina: March 24-26

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Sister Act – Closing Weekend • Salisbury • March 16-25
Based on the 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg, this musical comedy at the Meroney Theater centers on a woman who aspires to be a disco diva, but finds herself hiding in a convent after witnessing a murder.

Learn more: (704) 633-5471 or

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail • Elkin • March 24-26
In honor of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail’s 40th birthday, enjoy guided hikes, mountain biking, paddling on the Yadkin River, and winery tours.

Learn more: (919) 825-0297 or

Catawba Valley Gem and Mineral Club Show • Hickory • March 24-26
This show includes gem, mineral, fossil, and jewelry vendors; educational programs and displays; door prizes; and displays of meteorites, dinosaur bones, a world-record-holding sapphire, and a 112-pound ruby corundum.

Learn more: (828) 303-1448 or

Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival • Hickory • March 25
In its 20th year, this festival will explore the connection between pottery and food. See pottery demonstrations, a lecture by potter Kim Ellington, an exhibit of 20 Catawba Valley pots, and more than 110 vendors selling Southern pottery, antiques, textiles, and folk art.

Learn more: (828) 322-3943 or

The Master and the Virtuoso • Flat Rock • March 25
The Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra will perform Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and excerpts from Bizet’s Carmen. Joining the symphony is pianist Jorge Federico Osorio performing Beethoven’s Piano Concertos No. 1 and No. 2.

Learn more: (828) 697-5884 or

The Student and the Teacher • Fayetteville • March 24
The Cumberland Oratorio Singers will perform a concert inspired by the great choral works of Benjamin Britten, the student, and Ralph Vaughan Williams, the teacher.

Learn more: (910) 630-7153 or

Heroes Among Us • Fayetteville • March 25
The Fayetteville Symphony, joined by guest conductor Dina Gilbert of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, honors our nation’s military and civil servants in a concert featuring classical and popular works.

Learn more: (910) 433-4690 or

Lawn & Disorder • Clayton • March 25
Comedians Karen Morgan and Jim Colliton star in this hilarious show about everyday life, featuring standup comedy, audience participation, and a couples’ game show.

Learn more: (919) 553-1737 or

ProTown BMX 2017 • Wendell • March 25
Watch professional BMX bikers perform aerial stunts on Main Street in downtown Wendell in this high-energy showcase.

Learn more: (919) 366-2266 or

Dance 2017 • Greenville • March 23-28
See ballet, modern dance, tap, and jazz choreographed by renowned guest artists and East Carolina University faculty, and performed by ECU dance students.

Learn more: (252) 328-6829 or

OBX Taste of the Beach • Outer Banks • March 23-26
Nearly 40 venues in the Outer Banks will host more than 50 culinary events, including wine tastings, cooking classes, farm-to-table dinners, brewery tours, tapas crawls, cook-offs, and ocean-front dining.

Learn more: (252) 207-5092 or

Brown Bag Gam: Women Pirates • Beaufort • March 24
Learn about the role women pirates played during the Golden Age of Pirates on your lunch break. Bring a bag lunch for this free presentation, and find out the stories behind pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read.

Learn more: (252) 728-7317 or

My Time to Shine 4 Talent Competition • Lumberton • March 25
From singing to dancing to juggling, see the region’s best performers compete for cash prizes at this high-caliber talent show.

Learn more: (910) 738-4339 or

Down East Folk Arts Festival • New Bern • March 25-26
Experience the best of local, regional, and national acoustic music; contra dancing; a drum circle; storytelling; art exhibits; concerts; and clogging.

Learn more: (252) 646-4657 or

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