FEB. 22-24 Beech Mountain
Retro ski weekend
The Totally 80s Retro Ski Weekend at Beech Mountain, Feb. 22-24, has the Carolina Ghostbusters making appearances with their replica of the Ectomobile from the Ghostbusters movie. The Ghostbusters will also judge Saturday nights SkiNC.com 80s Apparel Contest at the resorts Beech Tree Lodge ($500 cash prize). Live music includes an 80s show with rock band Buick MacKane (9 p.m. Feb. 22 at Jackalopes View) and the retro band 80z Enuff (7 p.m. Feb. 23 at Beech Tree Lodge). Details: www.BeechMtn.com.
FEB. 23 Murrells Inlet, S.C.
One-woman show at Brookgreen Gardens
At 1 and 3 p.m. Feb. 23, Natalie Daise will present a 60-minute performance of Becoming Harriet. The one-woman show, offered in recognition of Black History Month, is the story told through different characters of how former slave Harriet Tubman became a leader in the abolitionist movement. Daise starred in the award-winning TV show Gullah Gullah Island in the 1990s. The program is free with Brookgreen admission, but reservations are necessary: Call 843-235-60016. Brookgreen admission: $14; $12 for 65 and older; $7 for ages 4-12; 3 and younger, free. Details: www.brookgreen.org.
FEB. 24 Durham
Feast for lovers of food, beer
The Bull City Food & Beer Experience an indoor food and beer festival will be staged 4-8 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Admission, which starts at $84.75, includes unlimited food and beer tastings (20 Durham restaurants; 50 beers), speakers from Sierra Nevada, New Belgium and Oskar Blues breweries, and live music. The featured chef is Jason Cunningham of the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. Details/tickets: www.bullcityexperience.com.
MARCH 2, 16, 29 Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Guided tour of Lowcountry waterways
The Coastal Discovery Museum, on Hilton Head Island, S.C., is sponsoring educational cruises in March that will explore the waterways around Pinckney Island Forest Preserve. The cruises, two to 2 1/2 hours in length, are offered March 2, 16 and 29. A naturalist on board will help identify any plants or animals; youll learn about the salt marsh, maritime forest, barrier islands, and the history of Pinckney Island. A naturalist on board will help with identifying any plants or animals that are visible. The adult-oriented cruise is $35 per person and leaves from Hudsons Dock on Squire Pope Road. Reservations are required: Call 843-689-6767, ext. 223; or go to www.coastaldiscovery.org.
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