July 6, 2018

Festival for the Eno
The Festival’s for the Eno is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of rich and varied cultures and offers plenty of hands on learning opportunities. You can throw a pot on a clay wheel, watch a water powered grist mill grinding corn, participate in urban farming, kayaking, weaving, and clean energy demos, or participate in an old time or ukulele jam at the High Strung workshop stage. Join in a festival that has four stages with over 70 bands, arts & crafts vendors, food, and beer. $18+; Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; 5028 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC 27704

World Beer Festival
Taste hundreds of beers from around the world during this annual festival. $40, $55/VIP (One hour early entry, private restrooms, snacks, VIP beer offerings0; Saturday, 12 – 4 pm, 6 – 10 pm; 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

Durham Bulls: Friday Night Fireworks and Food Trucks
If you haven’t gotten your fix of fireworks, head to Durham to enjoy food trucks and fireworks during the game! Friday; 409 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

Midtown Farmers’ Market
Their Mission is to create a vibrant, thriving farmers market in the heart of Midtown Raleigh, where you can buy local, family-farmed foods, grown in a manner that sustains the land and our health. Their market is dedicated to providing the community access to healthful food options, and educational opportunities to learn about sustainable farming methods and food systems. Saturday, 8 am – 12 pm; 4191 Main at North Hills St, Raleigh, NC 27609

The Bodyguard Movie Party
One of my most favorite movies is this 1992 romantic thriller, which paired Kevin Costner with the reigning queen of R&B, Whitney Houston. With a stunning soundtrack featuring Houston’s incredible voice and amazing chemistry between Costner and Houston, head to Alamo Draft House to enjoy this cult classic. Friday, 7:30 pm; 2116-D New Bern Ave, Raleigh, NC 27610

Summerfest: Romantic Russian Nights with the North Carolina Symphony
Twenty-year-old piano virtuoso, Daniel Hsu, joins the Symphony to perform Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto. There will also be Russian dance music by Borodin and selections from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Pack your picnic and gather your friends and family for a memorable musical evening! $28-$31, free/kids 12 and under; Saturday, 7:30 pm; 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC 27518

First Friday Gallery Walk in Raleigh
The first Friday of every month, Downtown Raleigh showcases its art, music and food during its First Friday Gallery Walk. This self-guided tour is a chance to visit art galleries, studios, alternative art venues and more. Museums stay open late on the first Friday of the month. Live music is plentiful and many restaurants and retailers offer specials. Look for the First Friday flags to identify participating venues. Gallery map can be found here. Free; Friday, 6 – 9 pm; Raleigh

First Friday Market at The Morning Times
The coffee shop that serves coffee from locally roasted beans from Counter Culture, omelettes made with local and hormone-free eggs, and house made bagels, will stays open until 11 pm. The event includes an art and craft market featuring locally created wares, as well as a beer tent, food truck and live music on the street. Friday, 7 – 10 pm; 10 E. Hargett St, Downtown Raleigh, NC

Barrel of Laughs Comedy: Ray Harrington
Join Newport Vineyards for an evening of wine and a barrel of laughs as host and comedian Jeremy Furtado welcomes comedians from around the region and headliner Ray Harrington! Ray Harrington is a charming comedian who performs across the globe with hilariously material and improvising that embraces the uncomfortable and the absurd with a smile. His documentary “Be a Man” won the LA Comedy Festival and was featured as ‘New and Noteworthy’ Internationally on iTunes before premiering exclusively on Hulu. His first album from Stand Up! Records, The Worst Is Over, debuted at the top of the comedy charts on Amazon and iTunes. His latest album, Overwhelmed, debuted at Number 1 on Amazon and at the top of the Billboard Comedy Charts. Wine, beer, sangria and light bites will be available for purchase. $25, $20/Case Club/Cru Club members (Discount Code Required: 401.848.5161×0 or email@newportvineyards.com); Saturday, 8 pm; 909 East Main Rd, (Rte 138), Middletown, RI 02842

By Whitney

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