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Posted on: November 2, 2017

Top things to do in Danville this weekend

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The weekend offers several events from which to choose, beginning on Friday with the Science Center’s Science After Dark and ending Sunday with the annual Veterans Parade.


When: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday

Where: Danville Science Center, 677 Craghead St

Start every month with a unique astronomy-filled experience. Watch astronomy-based movies and Live Sky planetarium shows in the Digital Dome Theater. Participate in creative, hands-on activities in our lobby. Gaze into the vast expanse of the solar system and beyond through the center’s telescopes, glimpsing the strange and beautiful worlds of other planets, moons, galaxies and other distant objects. November’s Science After Dark will take a closer look at the Moon. In December we will experience a “Super Moon.” This perigee moon will appear closer and brighter than other full moons. Weather permitting, the center will be able to take you closer to this natural satellite through the use of telescopes. The featured movie in the Digital Dome Theater will be “Back to the Moon for Good,” with a live sky presentation focusing on future lunar explorations and features. Cost: Members and students with college ID enjoy free admission to Science After Dark; general admission is $5. For more information call the Danville Science Center at (434) 791-5160.


When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Frith Fine Arts Center in Pritchett Auditorium, 150 Mountain View Ave.

Averett University’s Cougar Band will hold a POPS concert. You'll hear the band’s interpretations of popular music from multiple genres including the 1960s, 1980s, Broadway, Disney, movie music, video game and TV show themes, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, and more! Admission is free.


When: 10 a.m. – 4 P.M. Saturday

Where: AAF Tank Museum, 3401 U.S. Hwy 29, Danville, VA

See them move, feel them tremble and hear them roar as a variety of wheeled and tracked vehicles will be run throughout the day. Exhibition times are 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Regular admission applies: $12 adults, $10 for seniors and veterans (with ID), $10 for children ages 5-12. Kids age 4 and under are admitted free. For more information, visit www.aaftankmuseum.com


When: Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Bridge Street from the Community Market to Wilson Street

Danville's second food truck rodeo will feature more than 20 food trucks selling a variety of food options. With twice as many vendors participating compared to the event in June, the rodeo will stretch on Bridge Street to Wilson Street. The event also will include live music from Debbie the Artist and the DTA Band. Greg Musgrove will be there with his custom guitars. The event is free and open to the public; you only pay for what you eat. For more information, go to the Bridge Street Food Truck Rodeo’s Facebook page.


When: 2:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Main Street from Broad Street to Craghead Street/Memorial Drive, Danville, VA

The annual Veterans Day parade begins at the intersection of Broad, Rison and Main streets. From there, the parade proceeds down Main Street to Craghead Street/Memorial Drive. Parade participants will begin lining up at 1:30 p.m. The parade begins at 2:30 p.m.

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