This weekend

Charlotte’s Web: Fayetteville State University presents this children’s classic, Saturday, at 10 a.m., at the J.W. Seabrook Auditorium. The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Joseph Robinette, working with author E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling and utterly practical theatrical presentation. This beautiful play about friendship will delight and enchant. Tickets are $10 for adults and $3 for children aged 3 to 12 years old. Visit for more information.

Comedy All Stars: Comedy All-Stars presents Donnell Rawlings, Cocoa Brown, and Big Sean Larkins, tonight, at 7:30 p.m. at Fort Bragg’s Sports USA. Hosted by Christopher Petty. The show is for ages 18 years and over only and is open to the public. Tickets are available at Sports USA for $35, $45 or $60 for VIP seating. Call 907-0739 or 907-2373 for more information.

Plunge for Pink: It’s time for the Addison Ridge Polar Plunge. This year, they are fighting breast cancer. Come out to Addison Ridge in Fayetteville and take the plunge to find a cure and to win some awesome prizes. The plunge will be held Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m. Jumping will be At 2 p.m. There is a $12 registration fee, with all proceeds donated to the Cancer Center at Cape Fear Hospital. Come out and win a pink Orca cooler, among other prizes. For more information, or to make a donation, visit

The Little Mermaid: Presented by Cape Fear Regional Theater now through Sunday. 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

Carole Boston Weatherford: Celebrate Black History Month with Local award winning author, Carole Boston Weatherford, as she presents her newest picture book “The Legendary Miss Lena Horne,” at Throckmorton Library, Tuesday, at 12:30 p.m. The book celebrates the life of a pioneering African American actress and civil rights activist.

Brain Candy Live: Adam Savage and Michael Stevens bring you Brain Candy Live, Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m. at the Crown Theater — it’s what your mind is hungry for. Brain Candy Live has been described as “a cross between TED Talks and the Blue Man Group.” Savage and Stevens can’t wait to unleash their collective sense of wonder, curiosity and fun and they’re inviting you and your friends and Family to join-in and get your minds messy. Adam and Michael’s Brain Candy Live experience is like a two-hour play date with Walt Disney, Willy Wonka and Albert Einstein. For ticket information, visit

Teddy Bear Clinic: Children are invited to bring their favorite stuffed friend, who may need medical attention, and join Womack Army Medical Center at the Fort Bragg Vet Center for WAMC’s very first Teddy Bear Clinic, Feb. 27 and 28, from noon to 8 p.m. This program is free and open to all military Families. The goal is to create a fun and educational environment for children and help them realize that a visit to the doctor should never be scary. For more information, call 396-9120.

Gary Sinise: Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band are making their way to Fort Bragg’s Ritz-Epps Physical Fitness Center for a free concert, 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. This event is open to Department of Defense ID cardholders and their guests. Although this is a free event, tickets are required and will be available at Leisure Travel Services in the Mini Mall. Maximum of four tickets per DoD Family.

13th Annual Mother Daughter Tea: Presented by the Armed Services YMCA Fort Bragg, March 5, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the Metropolitan Room in downtown Fayetteville. Come with girlfriends, moms or granddaughters for a formal tea party, complete with scones, tea sandwiches, assorted sweets, brewed teas and pink lemonade. Dress up with hat and gloves — even complete Victorian outfits are welcome but not required. Attendees can also participate in a fashion show after the tea. A prize will be awarded for the best ensemble. All attendees will receive complimentary gifts. Visit for more information.

Around the State

This weekend

North Carolina International Auto Expo: The Diamond Anniversary is here. Thirty historic years of automotive history in the Triangle. The 2017 North Carolina International Auto Expo is today through Sunday at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, North Carolina. An enormous display of the latest cars, trucks and SUVs — over 150,000 square feet. For more information, visit

The 150th Anniversary of the Fall of Fort Anderson: Friday, 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.

Raising the Roof fundraiser: Come out to a fundraiser for the Sunrise Theater in Southern Pines, North Carolina, Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. This annual fundraiser has been one of the theater’s most popular and enduring events over the years. What began as a fundraiser to replace the roof 16 years ago has become a yearly tradition. As always, it will spotlight an array of local talent with acts that will appeal to people of all ages and tastes. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $20 for VIP (first six rows) and are available at the Sunrise Theater office, the box office during show times or online by visiting the event Facebook page at

Upcoming Events

Science Cinema: The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville, North Carolina presents “Science Cinema,” Feb. 25, featuring Disneynature’s “Earth,” an epic adventure starring some of the most magnificent and courageous creatures alive. Narrated by James Earl Jones, “Earth” tells the remarkable story of three animal families — polar bears, elephants and humpback whales — and their amazing journey across the planet we call home. This 90-minute film will be shown at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. The film is rated G. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Fearrington’s Folk Art Show: Mark your calendars for the 15th annual Folk Art Show at the Fearrington Barn, in Pittsboro, North Carolina, Feb. 25 to 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Barn will be filled with fantastic and thought-provoking folk art from all over the Southeast. The Folk Art show has garnered a reputation for bringing together an eclectic group of non-traditional artists who create whimsical paintings, fantastical robots, sculptures, pottery and more. All sales benefit the artists directly; Fearrington takes no commission from the artists, nor does Fearrington charge a booth fee to the artists selected for the show. Admission is $5 at the door. Visit for more information.