Here are some things NCMS employees, members, and the general public are talking about this week that we found interesting.


(photo: The Biltmore Company)

Christmas in January!  North Carolina’s famed Biltmore Estate will star in a a 2023 Hallmark Christmas movie!  The movie features actress Bethany Joy Lenz who was a star of ‘One Tree Hill,’ which was filmed in Wilmington.  No word yet on when ‘A Biltmore Christmas’ will air.  More on the filming is here.


Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 2023 Oscars

2023 Oscar nominations come with surprises, career comebacks, and Everything Everywhere All at Once!

From blockbusters, hello “Top Gun:  Maverick” to huge surprises, we see you Andrea Riseborough, the 2023 Oscar nominations were all over the map.  Will 90s heartthrob Brendan Fraser take his first Oscar and send Austin Butler to the “Heartbreak Hotel” and will Michelle Yeoh finally fight her way to the top?  Plus, Hollywood legend Jamie Lee Curtis is finally getting her first chance at Oscar gold.  The Oscars are never without controversy and this year there are, again, no female directors in the mix.

It’s all about seeing what the stars wear anyway!  The2023 Oscars air Sunday, March 12, at 8pm on ABC.



NASA astronaut and North Carolina native Christina Koch is in Raleigh Saturday

An astronaut from North Carolina is going to be at the NC Museum of Natural History this weekend!

“Humans in Space: Past, Present and Future,” is Saturday and Sunday at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.  Astronomy Days is 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28–29.   NASA astronaut and North Carolina native Christina Koch is this year’s featured presenter. Koch made the most of her first trip to the International Space Station by breaking the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman (328 days from March 2019 – Feb. 2020) and conducting the first all-female spacewalk with fellow NASA astronaut Jessica Meir. Astronomy Days is free, fun for all ages, and in-person for the first time since 2020.



Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami Heat

The Hornets take on the Heat!

On Sunday, the Charlotte Hornets take on the Miami Heat.  Tip off is 1pm at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte.



From the heat to the ice!

The inaugural Maggie Valley Ice Festival is Saturday!  There will be ice sculptures, ice carving, an ice slide, and s’mores!  The fun starts at 3pm and it is Free!  Details here.