June 15, 2018

Summer 18 Release Party
Runaway is debuting its summer collection “Endless Bummer,” inspired by 70s summer horror movies. Collection debuts new locally made men’s & women’s swimwear + tons of other summer ready pieces. DJ Ryah will be spinning funk, reggae & soul for your listening pleasure. Beach balls and water guns provided. Free; Saturday, 5 – 9 pm; 202 N Corcoran St, 3rd floor, Durham, NC 27701

Reggae on the Rooftop
Enjoy a weekly pool party on the rooftop with old school reggae spun by Selector B Steady & DJ Algoriddim. Enjoy old school reggae during an afternoon at their pool patio lounge! Revel in cool vibes, great drinks and a beautiful view of the city. Full pool menu available. Free; Saturday, 12 pm (through August 11th); 202 N Corcoran St, 3rd floor, Durham, NC 27701

Go Shorty, It’s Our Birthday
It’s The Haymaker’s 2nd birthday and they’re throwing down to celebrate the occasion! From 6 – 9 pm, catch the  Bartender Bout Cocktail Showdown (MC’d by Greg Pearlman). Their bartenders will go head to head in a cocktail-off. Join to taste their concoctions and help decide who will take home the title. From 9 pm – 1 am, Dope Jams Special Anniversary Addition will have DJ Deluxe and will be hosted by special guest Boulevards. Saturday, 6 pm – 1 am; 555 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601; 919.424.7759

Pancakes and Beer 5K
Join NC MedAssist as we run/walk to raise funds to benefit low-income, uninsured individuals in the Triangle Area. Runners get a race t-shirt, a pint of beer, and all you can eat pancakes and bacon! Saturday, 8 am; 1006 Southwest Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 27511; register here.

Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile
Looking to run your fastest mile ever? The Raleigh RunDown is the fastest mile in North Carolina! Starting atop Centennial Parkway and heading down. In 2016, 3 men ran sub 4:00, 32 men ran sub 5:00. 4 Women ran sub 5:00 and 29 Women went sub 6:00. Come see how fast you can go! $15-$25; Friday, 7 pm; 346 Centennial Pkwy, Raleigh, NC 27606

N.C. Blueberry Festival
The North Carolina Blueberry Festival is filled with a great source of local pride, with the entire community involved in promoting Burgaw to the world in its finest shade of Blue. Enjoy a full day of family entertainment while experiencing the southern hospitality of a small town. Expect a car show, a street fair, recipe contest, barbeque cook-off, a 5K run, special exhibits, and a more. Saturday & Sunday; 106 E Wilmington St, Burgaw, NC 28425

N.C. Rhododendron Festival
The NC Rhododendron Festival features a pageant, craft fair with food vendors, children’s activities, and live music throughout the day, as well as a classic car show, a 10K run, 2 nights of street dancing. Saturday & Sunday; Bakersville, NC 28705

Concerts in Your Community: Classics Under the Stars
The North Carolina Symphony, conducted by Wesley Schulz, will perform on the Village Green at Southern Village. They will perform: Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute; Grieg: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen; Vaughan Williams: English Folk Song Suite; Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik; Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture; Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville; Smetana: Dance of the Comedians from The Bartered Bride; and Von Suppé: Overture to Light Cavalry. You’re welcome to bring a cooler and a picnic. No glass bottles. You can bring a blanket or a low chair. Free; Friday, 7:30 pm; 400 Market St, Chapel HillNC

The Green Chair Project’s POP UP Tag Sale
Shop for furniture, art, home decor and one-of-a-kind vintage finds–all for a good cause. Shopping benefits Dress for Success Triangle. Enjoy refreshments at The Green Chair Project during early bird shopping, hosted by Society Real Estate. Free, $20/early bird (9 – 10 am); Friday& Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; 1853 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27604

301 Endless Yard Sale
The 301 Endless Yard Sale is a must-do each year as communities across five counties (Wilson, Johnston, Halifax, Nash, and Harnett) come together along their 100-mile stretch of US Highway 301 to sell crafts, antiques, collectibles, food, and more. In Wilson, more than 300 sellers will be located at the Wilson County Fairgrounds. Unique finds are guaranteed!  Friday & Saturday, 7 am – 5 pm; US 301 Highway, Smithfield, NC 27577

All About Downtown Block Party in Carrboro
Taking place behind Tyler’s Restaurant and Taproom, enjoy live music from the John Pardue Band, BBQ and craft beer for purchase. Free; Sunday, 3 – 7 pm; 102 E. Main St, Carrboro, NC

7th Annual Bone Suckin’ Sauce Peak City Pig Fest
This street festival and BBQ competition held by the Apex Sunrise Rotary Foundation features live music, food, kids area, pig races, beer garden and more. Visit the cook team area, purchase competition BBQ, or become a People’s Choice judge. Proceeds from the event support various charities of the Apex Sunrise Rotary Foundation. All the fun starts Friday evening with a Pig Pick’n that includes live music and a beer garden. You’ll also be able to stroll around the competition area as cook teams get ready for an all-nighter of cooking their best BBQ. Free; Friday & Saturday; N Salem St & Center St, Apex, NC 27502

Durham Food Truck Rodeo
The Durham Central Park Food Truck Rodeo has dozens of the Triangle’s most popular food trucks gathering. Guest trucks have included American Meltdown, MaMa Dukes, Pie Pushers, Porchetta, Chez Moi Bakery and OnlyBurger. Locally-brewed craft beer and a band are always on hand. Locally-brewed craft beer and wine are always on hand. This weekend they will have Go-go band and Project 919 Band performing! Dogs are allowed at the Food Truck Rodeo on regular (not retractable) leashes. Free; Sunday, 8 am – 5 pm; Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St, DurhamNC27701; 919.794.8194

Poolside Sunrise Yoga with Global Breath Studio
Broaden your horizons on the roof of Unscripted Hotel with Poolside Yoga! Catch a few rays, stretch your body and your mind, and awaken into your day with an accessible all-levels class, led by a Global Breath instructor. Feel free to bring your swimming gear, as you are welcome to dive into the pool after class! You can bring your own mat, or use one of the hotel mats. Complimentary water provided. You’ll also receive a 15% off coupon for any food & beverage. This can be used at the Patio (the rooftop restaurant, which opens at 10 am) or at all day (the restaurant in the downstairs lobby, which opens at 7 am). $10; Sunday, 7:30 am; 202 N Corcoran St, 3rd floor, Durham, NC 27701

Father’s Day Yoga in the Garden
Join Laura from Core Power Yoga for an all levels flow to celebrate that special man in your life! Bring your own mat, towel, and water. One lucky dad will win a  free month of yoga! Free; Sunday 9 am; Raleigh Rose Garden @ Raleigh Little Theatre, 2703 Everett Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607; register here

Father’s Day at Neuse River Brewing Company
Have a great Father’s Day at Neuse River Brewing Co. with good beer and hatchet throwing with Epic Axe Throwing and Social House. $5 for 5 throws. Sunday; 518 Pershing Rd, Raleigh, NC

The Man Expo II
What do you do for the guy who has everything? Take him to the place that has everything. The Triangle’s largest man cave, THE MAN EXPO II, powered by Taggart Cars at the NC State Fairgrounds over Father’s Day Weekend. Discover epic brands and experience new ones as you explore and sample craft beers and spirits. They’ll have everything from the latest in electronics, automotive, travel, gaming, fitness and health, grooming, gadgets, craft beer and spirit tastings, sports, hunting and fishing, apparel, and more! The Man Expo II will also feature a hidden speakeasy and VIP experience brought to you by Beldam Vodka! $12-$35; Saturday & Sunday; NC State Fairgrounds – Jim Graham Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27607

By Whitney

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