A new social event has been created for the over-21 set. The premise: explore the museum after the hours, without the little ones underfoot. Hence Science After Dark presents Stars + Spirits. The Planetarium Building's exhibits and aquaria are open for perusal while savoring a nice glass of wine or throwing back a cold one. Attend a live star talk and the digital feature, Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity. The cost of admission includes one (1) drink token. Planetarium shows are at 7 and 8 p.m. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $15/$10. Catawba Science Center, 243 Third Ave NE, Hickory, N.C. 828-322-8169. www.catawbascience.org.