July 13, 2018

4th Annual Picklefest Durham
The 4th Annual Picklefest Durham will showcase North Carolina made products from pickle vendors near and far including locally crafted kombucha and kimchi. Triangle area restaurants will sample their unique pickle dishes as well as pickle flavored beers and a Bloody Mary bar. Vendors include Bar Virgile, Fullsteam Brewery, The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering, Bull City Burger & Brewery, Laplace Louisiana Cookery, Mystery Brewing Company, Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom, Haw River Farmhouse Ales, Botanist and Barrel, Kyookz, Get’n Pickled, Appalachian Harvest, Mt. Olive Pickles, The Spicy Hermit, Cottage Lane Kitchen, Home:bucha, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Durham Farmers’ Market, Putting Up with Erin, Marika Wendelken Calligraphy, and American Party Ren. Proceeds benefit Durham Central Park$10, $20/VIP (include a drink ticket, early entry at 12 pm, a gift, and home picklers’ contest tasting), free/10 and under; Sunday, 12 – 4 pm; The Rickhouse, 609 Foster St, Durham, NC

Pork, Pickles and Peanuts: Tastes of North Carolina
Duke Homestead celebrates North Carolina’s food history and culture at “Pork, Pickles and Peanuts: Tastes of North Carolina.” This event focuses on everything that makes the state taste great with the highly competitive and extremely tasty annual Barbecue Cook-Off and Pie Competition. Get a taste of the action by voting in the BBQ People’s Choice Award, or donating $1 for a slice of competition pies! You can also snack on peanuts and pickles from the vendors, enjoy live music from local artists throughout the day, and shop local vendors selling crafts, art, jewelry and more. There will be games and crafts all day near the vendors and music. Do you bake a perfect pie? Enter the pie competition! Historical cooking demos take center stage at the historic Duke house to examine North Carolina’s delicious past. Also catch 19th century pickling, a peanut boil, and both savory and sweet treats being prepared in the Duke’s own kitchen. Free; Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm; 2828 Duke Homestead Rd, Durham, NC 27705

Grilled Cheese Cook-Off
Come on out and taste some grilled cheeses and vote for your favorite. You can try as many grilled cheese samples as you’d like before casting your vote for your favorites in two categories: Best Classic Grilled Cheese and Best Stuffed Grilled Cheese. They will also have live music in the Beer Garden from 6-9 pm (Beer Garden Jam Sessions). Saturday, 6 – 10 pm; 5410 Highway 55, Durham, NC 27713; 919.813.0135

SunFest at Dorothea Dix Park
Yes, the secret is out! Have you visited the gorgeous field of sunflowers is blooming on the edge of downtown Raleigh at Dorothea Dix Park? (I have)! Expected to be in bloom through roughly July 20 of this year, the City of Raleigh is hosting SunFest, a celebration of summer with live music, performing arts, arts and crafts, food trucks and more. Free; Saturday, 2 pm; Dorothea Dix Park Flowers Field, 2105 Umstead Dr, Raleigh, NC

Bastille Day at Lafayette Village
Lafayette Village is celebrating Bastille Day. Sponsored by Simply Crepes, enjoy a French-inspired music from Tea Cup Gin, check out aerial demos (try aerial yourself in a low simple hammock style aerial), join in hands-on creation of paper cockades in French colors, and get your face painted with French themed face painting. There will also be giant bubble makers, food and fun throughout the Village, and French-themed promotions at shops and restaurants. Free; Saturday, 12 – 4 pm; 8480 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh, NC

Bee Downtown Tour
Check out one of nature’s hardest workers at a hive at Bee Downtown! During the class, you will wear an official beekeeper’s suit, work the hives and sample fresh, local honey. As bees buzz all around, you will learn just how vital these insects are to our local and global ecosystem. $40; Saturday, 10 am (also September 8 and 22); 902 North Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701

Drag Me To Krafty’s Drag Show Spectacular
This drag show spectacular features Jakki KnightChristian Keli York, Verucca Assault and Amazing Grace. Eat, drink and be fabulous. Sunday, 8 pm; 1177 Timber Dr E, Garner, NC 27529

Cameron Village Sidewalk Sale
Summer savings soar through Tuesday at Cameron Village!  Merchants flood the sidewalk with some of the best deals of the summer all weekend long.  Some of the deals include 60% off non-full price items at Ann Taylor; 20% off the entire store at The Art of Style (Saturday); $1 jeans (excluding red-tag), select glassware for $.25, 25% off luggage, select handbags for $2 at Bargain Box; additional 40% off all markdowns at bevello; get a free starter with any purchase at Brixx Wood Fire Pizza on Saturday and Sunday; additional 40% off sale apparel and additional 10% off sale footwear at CapRunWalk; sale racks priced from $10 – $50 and all summer dresses 40% off at Certain Things; 20% off storewide and outside up to 75% off retail prices at Charlotte’s;; retail marked down 33% at Corepower Yoga; 50% off of Green Dot Lisette and Liverpool, $25 rack of spring/summer apparel, 50% off select handbags and jewelry, 50% off summer dresses 50% off at CT Weekends; $10, $20, $30 and $40 dollar racks along with BOGO sale denim and $10-20 dollar shoes at Fab’rik; Fifi’s will have select name brand and designer items up to 70% off; all Nioxin products are buy one, get one 50% off at Haircolorxperts; 1-hour Swedish massage and classic facial gift cards are on sale for only $39.95 at Hand and Stone Massage; 25% off all monogram and embroidery at Handpicked; 65% off sale at The Impeccable Pig; $5 and $10 clearance racks and racks of spring / summer merchandise up to 70% off at Ivy & Leo; Kannon’s Women’s store will have 75-90% off regular price items and their sale inside will continue with further reductions of 75%; Kannon’s Men’s sidewalk and in-store specials up to 75% Off; additional 30% off all summer apparel and shoe markdowns, 20% off denim and 20% off linen at Kristen’s Shoes & Apparel; Light Years Jewelry will have sale merchandise 90% off; up to 50% off select merchandise at The Local Squirrel; Lorena Luca Spa & Skin Clinic is offering free CoolSculpting Consultations, free Jane Iredale Mini Makeovers, 30% off first service for first time Lorena Luca guests; existing Lorena Luca guests enjoy Hydrating Facial and 50min Relaxation Massage for $120, and all enjoy 15% off all retail; 30% off top lines and outside racks with spring collections up to 70% off at Lori + Lulu; earrings are 3 for $14 and $10, $15 and $25 sale racks at MADISON; select Kavu 20% off, select Vera Bradley 30 – 40% off, extra 10% off Kenneth Cole hardside luggage, extra 20% off Mosaic luggage, and 10% off Chilly Pad cooling towels at Mori Luggage; up to 80% off select fashion jewelry, monograms, nameplates, initials, and other accessories at Moon and Lola; 20% off all bedding at Opulence of Southern Pines; additional 25 % sale section, and $15 Men’s Vineyard Vines and Southern Proper Bow Ties and $20 Neck Ties at Palm Avenue; 10% off gift certificates, future appointments, and all full-priced Bumble & Bumble Products at Parlor Blow Dry Bar;  al redlined items will be an additional 30-40% off of the lowest marked price at Pendleton; and $10 and $20 sale bins, $25, $50 and $75 final clearance racks are up to 75% off at Uniquities. Friday & Saturday, 9 am, Sunday 10 am; 2034 Cameron St, Raleigh, NC 27605

Night Market at Fullsteam Brewery
Fullsteam Brewery’s alleyway is getting a much needed makeover and they’re celebrating with a market — an international-themed alleyway Night Market! They are hosting vendors and exhibitors that bring a taste of different cultures to the triangle. Expect to see Cilantro Artisan Foods; Exotique : Boutique and Art Gallery; Poonam Henna Art; GumCha – The original, handloomed 100% cotton scarf; The Concern; Bryce Batts – Noonday, Style & Storytelling; Yumchi Kimchi, and more. Free; Friday, 9 pm; 726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

Movies by Moonlight
The “Movies by Moonlight” Series will show Star Wars: The Last Jedi this weekend. Presented by WakeMed Cary Hospital, start off your weekend relaxing under the stars and catching movies on the big screen. Bring a blanket or chair as the spacious lawn at Booth Amphitheatre is transformed in to a giant outdoor movie theatre. A portion of the Movies By Moonlight proceeds will benefit the WakeMed Children’s hospital. $5, free/kids under 12; Friday, dusk; 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC 27518; 919.462.2025

All-Nite Public Radio
All-Nite Public Radio (ANPR) is a jazz fusion band with roots in Durham. The band derives its name from the ability to play different musical styles. Although there is variety in the styles of music, the common theme in ANPR is improvisation. The members bring more than 122 combined years of experience to the stage. Founded by pianist/composer Victor Moore, ANPR is as a sounding board: a place where the band members can create whatever they feel, however they feel. Their music is authentic and tasteful. Saturday, 7 pm; 801 High House Rd, Bond Park, Cary, NC 27513; 919.469.4000

Music in the Galleries
This summer, the Ackland welcomes Flash Chorus to Music in the Galleries for a singing event! Join the Flash Chorus at the Ackland, where directors Seamus Kenney and Kerri Lockwood will select two “portraits-in-song” to be rehearsed, practiced, and performed at each afternoon session with a live band. $5; Sunday, doors: 2 pm, Ackland Art Museum, 101 South Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Summerfest: The Music of Tom Petty with the North Carolina Symphony
Celebrate the life and music of rock icon Tom Petty with singer Tony Vincent and a full rock band joining the Symphony to perform favorites like “Learning to Fly,” “Free Falling,” “American Girl,” and “You Wreck Me.” I saw Tom Petty when I was in six grade, I think this  has to be the next best thing! Pack your picnic and gather your friends and family for a memorable musical evening! $34+, free/kids 12 and under; Saturday, 7:30 pm; 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC 27518; 919.733.2750

Weekend Music Series
Enjoy live music while wine tasting or savoring a glass of wine (or beer!) by the vines! Saturdays & Sundays 1 – 4 pm; 909 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842

By Whitney

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