Looking Ahead

Charlotte to Host NBA All-Star Weekend in 2019

Charlotte has been selected to host the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend, which takes place Feb. 15-17 at Spectrum Arena, home of the Charlotte Hornets. It will mark the second NBA All-Star celebration in Charlotte, which hosted the event in 1991. Playing at the Charlotte Coliseum that year, Hornets Chairman Michael Jordan (then with the Chicago Bulls) was the leading scorer with 26 points. The 2019 All-Star Game will air Feb. 17 on TNT. www.nba.com  

Mustang Owner’s Museum Targets April 17, 2019, for Opening

While waiting for the Mustang Owner’s Museum to open, fans of the original pony car can glimpse the Concord area's newest motorsports attraction during the National Mustang Day celebration. A preview museum will be open April 13-15 with a program that includes a parade lap around Charlotte Motor Speedway, visits to Carpenter Ford Museum and Petty's Garage, seminars and a banquet. Additional museum preview dates include June 8-10 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Mustang (Steve McQueen drove a ’68 Highland Green fastback in "Bullitt") and July 4-7 for a veterans event. www.mustangownersmuseum.com

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center to Expand

Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, best known as the place where 11 of NASA's 12 moon-walkers were trained in celestial navigation, has announced a $5.2 million expansion of its home on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. The #TakeUpSpace building project will reimagine the center as a modern-day, technology-advanced science hub with an interactive “maker space,” an updated science demonstration stage, and expanded galleries showcasing the advances researchers are making in science, health and technology. Completion is expected in late 2018 or early 2019. www.moreheadplanetarium.org

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