End your week by checking out the biggest fireworks show in the region with Friday Night Fireworks following every Friday home game. It’s also Food Truck Friday! Each Friday the DBAP will feature two local food trucks that will serve up their delicacies all game long. Friday, 7:05 pm; 409 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701
Party with Lemurs! The festive evening celebrates and supports the amazing animals of the Duke Lemur Center. Your $75 donation reserves your parking spot and allows entry for everyone in your car. It also gives you the symbolic adoption of a lemur that lasts a year! Reservations must be made in advance. $75; Friday, 5 pm; 3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705; Reservations required: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This a temporary public art program engages artists to use unique, non-traditional interiors, structures, and outdoor spaces for site-specific, performative, and participatory installations and experiences. You will have the chance to participate in a living picnic, view giant projections on silos, interact with a participatory puppet installation, share secrets with oracles, participate in bureaucratic processing, write a letter to the president, watch films in a tree grove, and wander through colorful woodland totems. Some of the artists have also chosen to focus on the history of Dorothea Dix Park, both as a state mental health hospital and as the Spring Hill plantation. SEEK Raleigh joins Destination Dix 2.0 on Saturday. Destination Dix 2.0 celebrates an exciting milestone for the park, the unanimous City Council adoption of the Dorothea Dix Park Master Plan. Along with exploring the SEEK Raleigh installations throughout the park, Destination Dix 2.0 brings a family-friendly spectacular to the Big Field from 3 to 9 p.m. with highlights including live entertainment, a giant Ferris wheel, and a special fireworks display at the end of the night. Friday, 6 – 10 pm, Saturday, 3 – 10 pm; Dorthea Dix Park, 2105 Umstead Dr, Raleigh, NC
Bring your dog to this movie! Before the screening of Isle of Dogs, join in the festivities featuring local vendors, music, dog arts and crafts, demos by the American Kennel Club, a splash zone, and more! The first 750 dogs to arrive get a free travel water bowl. Local rescue organization Saving Grace is bringing adoptable dogs. $8/members, $10/nonmembers; Saturday, 6:30 pm, movie: 9 am (Tickets must be purchased in advance); 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
The area’s best farmers and chefs are paired together to create delectable bite-size dishes that inspire and amaze. The event is a celebration of our local food community and the people who work so hard to bring delicious local foods to our plates year-round. All proceeds support beginning farmer programs at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS). $100, $50/ages 13-20 (no alcohol), free/ages 12 and under; Sunday, 4 pm; 2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC 27312
ART SMART‘s New Culture & Cocktails Series
ART SMART presents a new initiative to address and explore topics relevant to today’s evolving community conversations. Their new Culture & Cocktails outings offer you the chance to mingle and discover how the latest cultural exhibitions and a new generation of artists on New York’s art scene are using art as a catalyst for change. Meet at art venues like The Metropolitan Museum of Art or Chelsea galleries and then afterwards, head for wine, drinks & cultural conversation. During Proud of Pride – a cultural exploration featuring the LGBTQ+ community in Chelsea, you’ll look at art by members of the community, discuss the meaning of pride, and tie in other Pride Month events happening around the city (Saturday, 2 – 3:30 pm in Chelsea, June 29, 11 am – 12:30 pm in Chelsea); The Art of Seeing Diversity – explore the multitude of ways artists interpret, approach, and represent diversity at some of Chelsea’s top galleries (June 29, 2 – 3:30 pm in Chelsea); Attacking Art & Ideology – go beyond admiring the aesthetics of a particular artist. On this Metropolitan Museum of Art tour, dive into the context and meaning behind works of art, learning how art can reflect a bigger social, economic, and political agenda (June 7, 6 – 7:30 pm at The Met); and Understanding Innovation – See drivers of innovation through the lens of art and culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Explore ideas and technologies that changed the world, while understanding and discussing how they originated and who they benefitted (June 14, 6 – 7:30 pm at The Met).