Events on Post:
Midnight at the Masquerade: Join the in the fun and solve a crime with your meal on Friday, at the Iron Mike Conference Center. Midnight at the Masquerade is a murder mystery dinner show. Attend and get this soiree back on track by solving the crime before the masked menace gets away! The event begins with hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. The bar also opens at 6 p.m., and a dinner buffet will be available at 6:30 p.m. Pre-paid reservations are required, and gratuity is not included. The event is $40 per ticket. Call 907-2582 to make reservations.
2018 Combatives Finals: Watch the best in the military compete in the cage! Soldiers from all over will descend on Fort Bragg for this three day tournament that begins on March 1. Finalists will compete for the coveted championship belt March 3 at 3 p.m. at Sports U.S.A. Open to everyone.
Events around Post:
Seussical The Musical: Cape Fear Regional Theater brings to life all our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination — Jojo. These colorful characters will transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Oh, the thinks we will think! The show will be open Thursday to Feb. 25. Call 323-4233 for show times or visit www.cfrt.org for more information.
Stars and Constellations: Winter nights are the premier time to view the night sky. Learn about constellations and other celestial objects and the folklore behind them. Bring telescopes and binoculars if you have them. Event will be held at Lake Rim Park after park operating hours Friday, from 7 to 9 p.m. If the gate is closed, please wait and staff will let you in. Make sure to dress for the weather. Call 433-1018 to register. All ages welcome and the event is free.
Anniversary of the Los Banos Raid: On the 73rd Anniversary of the 11th Airborne raid on the Los Banos prison camp Airborne and Special Operations Museum is hosting a special talk with Ms. Patty Kelly Stevens. Ms. Stevens and her Family were imprisoned at Los Banos for three years until the camp was liberated in 1945. Along with a talk and a question and answer session, Ms. Stevens will be donating to the museum the 48-star flag that was the first American flag to be flown over the camp after it’s liberation, Feb. 23, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
N.C. Comedy Festival: Attend one of the largest comedy festivals in the country. The N.C. Comedy Festival aims to be the biggest and best festival in the Southeast, bringing in a diverse group of improvisation, sketch and stand-up comedians to help further the N.C. comedy scene in four different venues, Monday to Feb. 24. Call (336) 274-2699 for more information.
Dance theater of Harlem: The organization’s three-part mission is served through the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company which tours nationally and internationally with an eclectic ballet repertoire; the Dance Theatre of Harlem School, which trains more than 500 students per year in ballet and other dance disciplines; and Dancing Through Barriers, an arts education and community engagement program that uses the arts to inspire and transform lives, Wednesday form 8 to 10 p.m. at the Carolina Theater in Durham. Visit www.carolinatheatre.org for more information.
Wicked Plants Exhibit: Step into a macabre world where plants hold the power. Poisonous, carnivorous or just plain nasty, the diabolical botanicals represented throughout Wicked Plants are shown in all their fearful glory. Guests will be introduced to infamous plants that have left their mark on history and claimed many an unfortunate victim at the Greensboro Science Center, today to May 6, call (336) 288-3769 for more information.
Mardi Gras by the Sea Festival and Parade: Gather along East Oak Island Drive at 1 p.m. for the Mardi Gras Parade, Feb. 24. The festival will follow the parade, on the Middleton Park extension soccer field. Enjoy a variety of food vendors, live entertainment, crafts, pet parade, costume contest and more! No fee for parade entries for people or pets! To enter your golf cart or float in the parade, pick up forms at the Recreation Center. Prizes will be awarded for best float and most spirited float. Enter your dog in the Pet Costume Parade, the Pet Parade will leave from the soccer field and circle Middleton Park at 3 p.m.
Totally ‘80s Retro Ski Weekend: The town of Beech Mountain and Beech Mountain Resort combine on a righteously rad celebration of all things 1980s. This unparalleled experience includes ‘80s music nightly, retro skiing daily and throwback activities in between. Hop in our ski slope time machine to revisit the era of big hair, leg warmers and ski suits with shoulder pads. Enjoy a great musical lineup starting Feb. 22 with classic rockers DeCarlo, featuring Tommy DeCarlo, lead singer of the legendary rock band Boston. Feb. 23 brings The Spazmatics, best described as punk rock meets Revenge of the Nerds. The Feb. 24 headliner is Cassette Rewind, the South’s hottest 1980s tribute band. Festivities include a Rubik’s Cube contest, Ms. Pac Man contest, Retro Name That Tune, the ever-popular $500 Totally Retro Apparel Contest, a Day-Glo ‘80s ski-parade and more. Event will be held Feb. 22 to Feb. 25, for more information call (800) 468-5506.