Events around town:

This weekend

Antony and Cleopatra: Sweet Tea Shakespeare presents the classic Antony and Cleopatra, today through Saturday, Jan. 12 to 14 and 19 to 21, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. The preshow starts at 6:45 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $13 for seniors and military, and $8 for students.

Fayetteville FireAntz: The local hockey team takes on the Columbus Cottonmouths, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., at the Crown Coliseum. Tickets start at $5 for kids and $7 for adults. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.crowncomplexnc.com/events/detail/fireantz-vs-columbus-cottonmouths-1.

Marquis Slam: Marquis Market presents the Marquis Slam, Saturday, at 7 p.m. A poetry slam is a competition at which poets read or recite original work. These performances are then judged on a numeric scale by previously selected members of the audience. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Upcoming events

Preschool Pals: The Museum of the Cape Fear will host Preschool Pals on Tuesday, at 10 a.m., with the theme “1897 Winter Fun.” Children will make a craft, listen to a story and visit the 1897 Poe House. The program lasts for about 45 minutes and is free for preschoolers aged 3 to 5 years. Preregistration is requested. Call 486-1330 for more information and to register for the event.

New Years Resolution Workshop: Come to Throckmorton Library, Jan. 12, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., to learn why we make New Year’s Resolutions and how to keep them with Carol Knight, local workshop facilitator. She will present ideas to help you achieve your 2017 goals.

A Little Night Music: Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church in downtown Fayetteville. The first chamber concert held at St. John’s Episcopal Church will feature our string musicians performing an enjoying night of music that includes Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik — a work that, to this day, is still one of the most well-known pieces of music ever composed.

The Beach Boys: Legendary music group the Beach Boys visit the Crown Theater, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $42.50 and can be purchased at

www.crowncomplexnc.com/events/detail/the-beach-boys.

Lee brice and Justin Moore: Two of country music’s most dynamic performers will ring in 2017 with their co-headlined “American Made” tour on Jan. 27 at the Crown Coliseum. The show starts at 7 p.m. and ticket prices start at $29.50. A platinum meet and greet experience is available for $179. This experience includes a premium seat within rows one to five or general admission pit ticket, a meet and greet opportunity with Lee Brice and Justin Moore, VIP laminate and interactive souvenir, and more.

Statewide Events

This weekend

North Carolina Gala Presentation and Governor’s Ball: The black-tie event, which will be held in Reynolds Coliseum at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, will feature performances by The Avett Brothers and Delta Rae, videos highlighting the work of the Junior League of Raleigh and a speech from the new governor. Charly Lowry, Kasey Tyndall and Katie Basden, Kidznotes and the N.C. A&T State University’s Cold Steel Drumline, all performers with North Carolina ties, will also take part in the presentation. The Inaugural Ball will begin in the N.C. State Talley Student Union just as the Gala Presentation is ending. This year, the Ball will feature food and chef’s stations from North Carolina restaurants, a biergarten with beer samples from North Carolina breweries and musical performances. Beer, wine and food are included in the ticket price. For information and to purchase tickets, visit www.jlraleigh.org/inaugural-ball.

An American in Paris: An American in Paris is the new Tony Award-winning musical about an American Soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Shows today through Sunday at the Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, North Carolina. Tickets start at $40. Visit www.dpacnc.com/events/detail/an-american-in-paris for showtimes and to purchase tickets.

South of the South Uptown Tour: On this tour, visitors sample and sip their way through some of Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina’s best representations of the local South, Friday, 4 to 7 p.m. Chefs and restaurant owners will explain the influence of Southern heritage in their cuisine and beverage menus. Many of their recipes are Southern Family traditions, others are created by what a local farm can provide that week, and some are a modern twist on Southern cuisine. Attendees will get a taste of craft beers and food products made right here in the South and stroll along city streets by some great examples of Charlotte’s historical past. For more information, visit www.feastfoodtours.com

Upcoming Events

STAR WARS THE MUSIC!: Grab your lightsaber and come join an electrifying journey to a galaxy far, far away as the Charlotte Symphony celebrates the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, Wednesday to Jan. 14. Relive the excitement of John Williams’ majestic scores with selections spanning all seven films at the Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts in Charlotte, North Carolina. Tickets start at $27. For more information, visit www.blumenthalarts.org.

Brothers Osborne: The two Osborne Brothers can play everything from traditional country music to rock & roll, creating a broad, full-bodied sound that would eventually fill the 11 songs on their major-label debut, Pawn Shop. Brothers Osborne visits Raleigh, North Carolina with a performance at the Ritz, Jan. 12. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.ritzraleigh.com.

Boys to Baghdad: Set in the late 1980s and early 90s, this coming-of-age romance explores the challenges of growing into manhood by way of the military, and the lifelong bonds of brotherhood. Shows Wednesday to Jan. 21 at the Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square in Charlotte, North Carolina. For tickets, visit www.blumenthalarts.org.

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series: Spectators can only see Monster Jam Triple Threat Series in select cities across the country, including at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina, Jan. 13 to 14. The event features the most extreme athletes of Monster Jam. Fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor using customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks. The Pit Party on Jan. 14, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. gives fans the opportunity to meet the Monster Jam athletes and get up close to the Monster Jam trucks. Pit passes can be purchased for $10. For more information, visit www.greensborocoliseum.com/events.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Parade: The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Parade in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina, will be held Jan. 16. The parade route begins at 1898 Park. Lineup and registration is from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.