EXPLORISSharks have always been a source of fear for humans, due in large part to movies like Jaws that depict them as blood-thirsty animals lusty for human prey. But the truth about sharks is much more interesting. Famed ocean explorer Jean-Michael Cousteau brings us Sharks 3D, now playing at Exploris in Raleigh. The IMAX movie covers a wide array of shark species up close and personal. For show times and more information, visit www.exploris.org.Megan Stein

QUAIL RIDGE BOOKSAs March Madness approaches, basketball enthusiasts remember how the game has produced athletic idols for each generation, players who define the nation’s consciousness at the time. Sports writer Mark Kriegel has recently delivered a biography on one of these basketball gods, “Pistol” Pete Maravich, to championship-awaiting fans. Kriegel will be at Quail Ridge Books and Music at 7 p.m. to sign copies of his book Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich, and to discuss the biography. Call 828-1588 for more info. Ashley Roberts