This weekend

Lee brice and Justin Moore: Two of country music’s most dynamic performers will ring in 2017 with their co-headlined “American Made” tour tomorrow 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 Little Mermaid: Presented by Cape Fear Regional Theater now 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

Upcoming events

The Beach Boys: Legendary music group the Beach Boys visit the Crown Theater, Monday, 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 first 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

Valentines Day Programs at the Library: Valentines Day is approaching and Cumberland County libraries have several programs where you can sing and learn about the holiday or cook and create a valentine for your special person. Whether you intend to gift the traditional valentine card or make a customized heart lantern, there are unique craft programs for children, teens and adults at a library near you. The first event is Musical Melodies: Valentine’s Day, Feb. 4, at 10:30 a.m., at North Regional Branch (855 McArthur Rd.). Valentine themed music for children birth to 36 months. For more information on these and other free programs and services at your library, visit or call 483-7727.

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 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.

Gary Sinise: Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band are making their way to Fort Bragg’s Ritz-Epps Physical Fitness Center, March 4. The band covers everything from Springsteen to Linkin Park, from Aretha to Hendrix. There is something for everyone and each show highlights the musical diversity of the band, as well as the passion and energy each member brings to the stage. Whether they are performing for troops overseas or a local club crowd, the goal is to have fun and rock the house. More information about the concert will be released soon. Visit for updates.

Statewide Events:

This weekend

“Cats” the Musical: Presented by Carolina Performing Arts Center, Friday, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, at 2 p.m., at Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines, North Carolina. For more information or tickets call 695-7893 or go to

16th Annual African American Cultural Celebration: Join the statewide kick off to Black History Month in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, Saturday, 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 for more information.

Military Days at Gigis: Military Days at Gigi’s Playhouse, Down Syndrome Achievement Center, Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m. at 2887 Jones Franklin Rd., Raleigh, North Carolina. RSVP by emailing cmoore@gigisplayhouse or calling 919-307-3952. The event is free and registration is encouraged. Leaps & Bound program and age appropriate activities will be held for all ages.

Ice Raleigh: Held through Sunday at 400 Fayetteville St. 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 centerpiece 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 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, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Family Concert with Kyle Petty: Join race car driver Kyle Petty, son of Richard and Lynda Petty, for his first-ever performance with a symphony orchestra at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina, Feb. 4, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.. Other special performers with the orchestra for this concert are the Rowan County Fifth Grade Honors Chorus, members of the Rowan All- County Band and the Rowan Youth Orchestra. Admission is $19.25. Visit for more information.

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 for more information.