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July 30, 2018


JD Wilkes and The Legendary Shack Shakers Unplugged
JD Wilkes and The Legendary Shack Shakers will be performing unplugged live at The Pour House Music Hall. Led by their charismatic, blues-harpist JD Wilkes, the Shack Shakers are a four-man wrecking crew from the South whose explosive interpretations of swamp blues, rock n’ roll and hillbilly music have made fans, critics and legions of potential converts into true believers. The Nashville Scene named Wilkes “the best frontman in Nashville”, while former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra has called JD “the last great Rock and Roll frontman.” Having joined the band in early 2012, guitarist Rod Hamdallah provides the garage-y blues stylings to their last two releases, while the rhythm section is rounded out by Preston Corn on drums and Fuller Condon thumping the upright bass. $12+; Monday, 8 pm; 224 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Stump! Trivia
Kings Dining & Entertainment offers Stump! Trivia every Monday night in the Lounge! Come see why they were voted “Best Trivia in the Triangle” by the readers of the INDYWeek! Join your host, Trivia Jockey Jason, as he offers up fun and challenging trivia questions for players of all levels. All you need is a group of 2-6 players and they have prizes for the top teams, including $50 for first place. Free; Monday, 7 pm; 141 Park At North Hills St, Raleigh, NC 27609


The North Carolina Roots of Artist Ernie Barnes
I recently discovered the work of Ernie Barnes, who was born and raised in Durham, NC, and his work is absolutely beautiful. Ernie Barnes’ unique style of painting made him one of the premier figurative artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. His style has elongation, energy and movement, which is best shown by his celebrated Sugar Shack dance scene that appeared on Marvin Gaye’s I Want You album cover and in the closing credits of Good Times. A former NFL player, affectionately nicknamed “Big Rembrandt” by his teammates, he is the first professional American athlete to become a noted painter. In his body of work, Barnes chronicled his personal experiences with football, music, dance, love, sports, education, church, and the South. NC Museum of History, 5 East Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Free sailing at Lake Crabtree County Park 
You are invited to join NC State Sailing every Tuesday for free sailing. You do not need to know how to sail, but you do need to know how to swim, and to wear a Coast Guard approved PFD, which they provide. You’ll be paired with someone who does have experience and you’ll get the chance to sail a dinghy and participate in races. Each race is approximately 15-18 minutes long, depending on the wind. They’ll fit in as many races as they can, starting at 6:15 pm and going until it’s dark. Tuesday, 5:30- 8 pm through August 7th; Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville, NC


Wind Down Wednesday Summer Concert Series
This local summer favorite at Waverly Place’s one-acre park and stage area is perfect for music fans of all ages. Come relax and enjoy the charm of Waverly Place, while soaking in the North Carolina weather. Wednesdays, 6 – 9 pm through August 1st; 307 Colonades Way, Cary, NC 27518


Movies in the Garden 18′
Join in outdoor movies on Thursdays in July & August! All movies will be held in the Stephenson Amphitheatre next to the Raleigh Rose Garden. Movies in the Garden is a family-friendly event, showing movies that are rated G, PG and PG-13. Concessions (including cold adult beverages provided by Raleigh Brewing) will be available for purchase. Food trucks will be at each show. Please, no outside alcohol, as this is a city park, but feel free to bring cushions/blankets/chairs. Looking for parking tips? Download the Hillsborough Street App! Free; Thursday, food: 7 pm, movie: 8:30 pm; 301 Pogue St, Raleigh, NC 27607

Midtown Beach Music Series
Celebrating its 11th season, the Thursday evening Midtown Beach Music Series offers the best of Beach Music on warm summer nights and features Shag dancing, a time-honored tradition in the South. One of the few local free concerts available to the public, this event hosts those looking for a fun night out. With an amazing line-up, the 11th season of this time-honored series is sure to be a fantastic one! Remember, best parking for this event is located in either the CapTrust Tower or Bank of America Tower! Free; Thursdays, 6 – 9 pm; North Hills Commons, 4321 Lassiter at North Hills Ave, Raleigh, NC 27609

By Whitney

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