June 8, 2018

Sit, Stay, NCMA
Dogs and humans in nature! Get to know the Museum Park with your four-legged friend(s). The event features food trucks for dogs and humans, local vendors, music, a mobile pet spa, dog art, agility activities, a splash zone, and more! Local rescue organization Saving Grace plans to bring dogs for adoption. The first 500 dogs to arrive will receive a free wag bag of goodies. $8, $6/members; Sunday, 12 – 5 pm; 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

Puppies, Poses & Pints
Head to World of Beer in North Hills for yoga on the patio follow by pints of beer and live music. Hope Animal Rescue will have puppies available for adoption. $20; Sunday, 11 am; 4208 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609

Bee Downtown Tour
If you want to see one of nature’s most precious pollinators hard at work then join in to experience the hustle and bustle of a hive with Bee Downtown! During the class, you will wear an official beekeeper’s suit, work the hives, sample fresh, local honey, and learn just how vital these insects are to our local and global ecosystem. Tours are 2 hours. $40; Saturday, 10 am; 902 North Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701

4th Annual World’s Largest Flip Flop 1K Run/Walk
Want to break a Guinness World Record Join the nOg Run Club on at Bond Brothers Beer Company in Cary, NC as they attempt to break our own record for the largest flip flop 1K. If you can walk a half mile in flip flops, you can join us! Register today and receive a polyblend event shirt and commemorative medal magnet for only $20. We donate 100% of the proceeds back to local charities. Saturday, 10:30 am; 202 East Cedar St, Cary, NC 27511

Sunday FUNday
Extend your weekend fun with the #SundayFUNday lawn party. Join in lawn games including giant chess, giant Jenga, croquet and corn hole boards. There will also be a Champagne Bar, a Rosé Garden, specialty cocktails and beer. Sway to the sounds of live music while basking in a sweet Sunday summer afternoon! Vendors include: Petals on the Go flower crown station, Cousins Maine LobsterThe Cow and The Oak and Sunset Slush of Raleigh. Sunday, 3 – 6 pm; Midtown Park At North Hills, 4011 Cardinal at North Hills Street, Raleigh, NC 27609

Outdoor Prince Party
Join TaoRoad Sports Cafe to remember Prince on his birthday weekend. The Soul Psychadelique Orchestra will perform all your favorite Prince hits on our outdoor stage. Party starts with a DJ  and then it followed by the band. Satruday, 5 pm- 12 am; 505 West Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603

NCMA Outdoor Concert Series: First Aid Kit with Jade Bird
The 21st annual performing arts summer season includes concerts from recording artists ranging from local favorites Mandolin Orange and Brooklyn-based quartet Lake Street Dive to New Orleans’s Trombone Shorty and Swedish indie rockers First Aid Kit. This Friday, First Aid Kit returns to the U.S. to debut an acclaimed fourth album, Ruins, which features REM guitarist Peter Buck and Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche. Friday, 8:30 pm; 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

Soom Soom Pita Pockets at Ponysaurus Brewing Co.
Food truck, Soom Soom Pita Pockets (12 – 10 pm) will be serving up the eats while you enjoy beer and brewery tours (1 pm). You can also reserve what you want to eat from the grill, right here. $10/tours; Saturday, 12 pm – 12 am; 219 Hood St, Durham, NC 27701

Ponysaurus Brewing Co. Summer Movie Series
Join in Ponysaurus Brewing Co.’s Summer Movie Series! Every other Sunday, they will be showing movies on their patio with a big screen. Of course, there’s beer and there are $1 snacks. Free; Sunday, 8 pm; 219 Hood St, Durham, NC 27701

Movies by Moonlight
The “Movies by Moonlight” Series returns to Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre for another stellar season presented by WakeMed Cary Hospital. On designated “movie” nights, you are invited to attend this family-friendly event that provides the perfect opportunity and atmosphere to sit back, relax and enjoy the stars of the big screen under the stars at one of the region’s most popular venues. This weekend, check out Wonder Woman! A portion of the Movies By Moonlight proceeds will benefit the WakeMed Children’s hospital. $5, free/kids under 12; 919.462.2025, for tickets: Purchase at Booth Amphitheatre (Monday – Friday, noon – 6 pm) or 800.514.3849 from Monday-Friday, 9 am- 8 pm, Saturday, 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday, noon – 8 pm; Movie: Friday, 8:30 pm; 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC 27518

Bull Durham Rewind
As part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the film ‘Bull Durham,’ the Durham Bulls are hosting “Bull Durham Rewind” at historic Durham Athletic Park presented by Advance Auto Parts. You will have the opportunity to watch the movie at one of the flick’s main filming locations. The movie will be shown on two screens at the historic stadium, with one facing the grandstand and the other in shallow centerfield. Fans will have the opportunity to sit on the outfield grass and watch the movie from the field, or view the film from seating in the stadium’s stands. There will also be local food trucks and beer from Bull Durham Beer Co. The R-rated film will be shown unedited and in its entirety, and some content may not be suitable for children under 17. All attendees 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Free; Friday, gates: 7:30 pm. movie: 8:45 pm; 409 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

Comedy Night: In the Zoo!
VAE will host two hilarious comedians in conjunction with the current exhibition, Pet The Zoo. They are showcasing talented comedy performers while creating deeper experiences of VAE’s exhibitions, encouraging new community connections, and giving you a chance to laugh your head off for 90 minutes. Comedians Ryan Higgins is a North Carolina comedian who’s been touring the country since 2010. His style is a perfect hybrid of standup and improvisation. He’s been a finalist in North Carolina’s Funniest Person Contest, the Ultimate Comic Challenge and Carolina’s Funniest Comic Competition. Mary Kate Morookian: started her standup comedy career in the Triangle before moving to New York, where she performed at clubs all over the city, including Gotham, New York Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club and Eastville Comedy Club. She also toured the country performing at colleges before moving back to North Carolina. Host: Adam Cohen’s life is a joke. He is a standup comedian who was runner-up in 2015’s “North Carolina’s Funniest Person” contest, and is also a visual artist, animator and director. He is co-founder of The Dangling Loafer comedy showcase in Raleigh. $10; Saturday, doors: 7:30 pm; 309 W. Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1801; 919.828.7834

ArtWalk in Chapel Hill and Carrboro
The second Friday of every month, head to Chapel Hill and Carrboro for an ArtWalk. Experience live music, food, activities, hands-on art demos, discounts, and more. Download a map to help make sure you don’t miss anything. 27 venues are highlighted on the map, everything from the Ackland Art Museum at UNC to Open Eye Cafe in Carrboro. Friday, 6 – 9 pm

Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo
Nosh on a 1/2 mile of food trucks and restaurants as they spread out over 11 city blocks. You can expect over 50 Food Trucks from across the State of NC and seating setup for over 1,000 people on the sidewalks. No dogs. Free; Sunday, 12 – 6 pm; 400 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Raleigh’s International Food Festival
Let’s celebrate Raleigh’s diversity and welcoming spirit with lots of delicious international food, international dance performances and bands, and international beer and wine! Expect food from: Italy, Jamaica, Hungary, Venezuela, Latin American, Brazil, Germany, Lebanon South Africa, Thailand, and Japan. Sip on beer from Germany, Russia, Lebanon, Poland, USA, England, Spain, and India. Wine will be from Chile, Greece, Spain, France, and Australia. There will be Bollywood performances in addition to Salsa dancing, Samba, Chinese dancer, belly dancers, a DJ, Latin dancing, and Hip Hop. Plus, the Triangle’s Favorite Reggae Band- Crucial Fyia will be performing. Free; Saturday, 3 – 10 pm; 400 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Pimento Cheese Festival
Recently moving to the south, I quickly noticed their love of Pimento cheese. Well, this weekend we can all celebrate the loved cheese when food trucks line Academy Street in Downtown Cary. The food trucks serve their regular menu, along with new dishes featuring pimento cheese! Enjoy live music at the Downtown Park, grab a drink from local breweries, and taste some of the best pimento cheese samples from local restaurants. You can even test your skills in the pimento cheese sculpting contest! Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm; 111 W. Chatham St, Cary, NC 27513

By Whitney

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