Dive-In Theater: Watch the Secret Life of Pets Friday at 8 p.m. at Fort Bragg’s Tolson Indoor Pool, Building. 4-1431 Normandy Dr. Watch while you swim or stay on the deck. Open to all authorized MWR users. This is a Family friendly event. Admission is $4 for ID cardholders and $6 for guests.
Fayetteville FireAntz: The local hockey team takes on the Pensacola Ice Flyers, Friday and Saturday, at 7:30 p.m., at the Crown Coliseum. Tickets start at $7 for kids and $9 for adults. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.crowncomplexnc.com/events/detail/fireantz-vs-columbus-cottonmouths-1.
The Little Mermaid: Presented by Cape Fear Regional Theater, today through Feb. 12. Fall in love with The Little Mermaid all over again, featuring Ariel, Sebastian and more in this re-vamped live action retelling of one of Disney’s most popular movies. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Tickets range from $17 to $30, with both matinee and night shows available. For more information, visit www.cfrt.org/shows/thelittlemermaid.
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.
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
Noche Latina: Feb. 2 at Fort Bragg’s Sports USA from 8 p.m. to midnight. Come out to Sports USA for Noche Latina on the 1st Thursday of every month. Admission is free and free salsa lessons are provided by Las Fieras Dance Group. Open to the public. Call 907-0739 for more information.
Comedy pet theater: Popovich Comedy Pet Theater at the
Crown Complex, Feb. 4. The show features a cast of housecats, dogs, parrots, even geese and mice. Critics describe it as a unique blend of comedy, world-champion juggling, and the extraordinary talents of dozens of performing pets. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.crowncomplexnc.com/events/detail/popovich-comedy-pet-theater.
Heritage Square Tours: Visit Heritage Square, Feb. 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. to see a selection of Fayetteville’s historic houses, including the Sandford House, the Oval Ballroom, and the Baker-Haigh-Nimocks House. Sites are open on the first Sunday of every month. Visit www.heritagesquarefay.org or call 483-6009 for more details.
Right Arm Night: The 44th Medical Brigade is hosting Right Arm Night Feb. 9 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Sports USA. The event is open to E-7 and above enlisted and officer leadership to foster esprit de corps and network among leadership in the XVIII Airborne Corps.
Life’s A Cabaret: Held at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio on 712 SW Broad St. in Southern Pines, North Carolina. Come indulge in a glamorous show, featuring songs from Cabaret, Burlesque, Moulin Rouge, All That Jazz, and Chicago. There will be many exciting dances performed for your entertainment. Tickets: $15 for adults and $10 for children. For more info and tickets, call 725-1846 or 585-2572.
Ice Raleigh: Held through Jan. 29 at 400 Fayetteville Street in Raleigh, North Carolina. The downtown Raleigh outdoor ice rink is a two-month, community-wide winter celebration produced by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance in partnership with the City of Raleigh, drawing thousands of people to the downtown area. A center piece during the winter season, the premier holiday event features its signature outdoor skating rink along with two months of fun-filled festivities, creating memorable experiences for downtown Raleigh visitors. Visit www.raleighicerink.com for more information.
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 until Saturday at the Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square in Charlotte, North Carolina. For tickets, visit www.blumenthalarts.org.
16th Annual African American Cultural Celebration: Join the statewide kick off to Black History Month in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, Jan. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by celebrating our state’s diverse heritage and culture. Have fun while learning about the state’s diverse African American heritage and culture during this free event for all ages. The 16th annual African American Cultural Celebration will feature more than 75 musicians, storytellers, dancers, chefs, historians, playwrights, authors, artists, reenactors and more. Admission is free. Visit www.ncmuseumofhistory.org for more information.
Astronomy Days: The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, North Carolina partners with NASA and the Raleigh Astronomy Club to help you see the big picture of the universe. From comet crafts to solar observing, lectures to rocket launches, space enthusiasts of all ages will find something to do at Astronomy Days, Jan. 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to Jan. 29, noon to 5 p.m.
The 150th Anniversary of the Fall of Fort Anderson: Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Feb. 18 and 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Winnabow, North Carolina. Join Fort Anderson as they commemorate the 152nd Anniversary of the Fall of Fort Anderson with two days of historic entertainment, the “Plunging Shots and Screaming Shells.” Events include reenactments, activities and more. Admission is free. Visit www.nchistoricsites.org for more information.