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June 7th - 13th Triangle 2018

by Pam & Michael Davison

The heat is on and it feels like summer! There are a whole bunch of outdoor concerts and movies so you can enjoy your summer evenings after the sun goes down.

Movies at the Parks and Museums

The week of kid's movies continues at the Halle Cultural Arts Center through Friday. Thursday's movie is Big Hero 6 and Friday features Mary Poppins.

Movies Under the Stars at the the Wallace Parking Deck in Downtown Chapel presents Spiderman: Homecoming Thursday evening.

Thursday's Movie Night on the Back Lawn in Garner presents the movie Jumanji and features the food truck Wingskis and the brewery Brueprint Brewing Co.

The Summer Outdoor Movie Series at the Apex Nature Park features a family friendly flick Saturday night.

Regency Park hosts Movies By Moonlight Friday showing the movie Wonder Woman.

The North Carolina Museum of Art will be showing the film Lady Bird Saturday evening under the stars.

The Holly Springs Cultural Center continues their Summer Cinema Series Monday morning with Despicable Me.

Music for everyone at outdoor concerts.

Concerts throughout the Triangle kick off Thursday and continue through Sunday.

Durham Central Park kicks off their PLAYlist Concert Series with Gabriel Garzon-Montano Friday evening.

2nd Friday ArtWalk takes place in Carrboro & Chapel Hill on the second Friday of every month. Come on out to enjoy live music, food, activities, hands-on art demonstrations, discounts, and more. The Freight Train Blues Music Series will also liven up Carrboro with Harvey Dalton Arnold and AJ Ghent.

Also in Chapel Hill, come enjoy local bands playing the tunes and dinner from area Food Trucks Friday evening on the Front Porch of the Carolina Inn. This week features the band Counterclockwise and the trucks Chickq and Napioli Pizza.

Friday Night on White returns to Downtown Wake Forest with the Bull City Syndicate.

The Summer at the Springs Concert Friday night in Holly Springs will feature the Classic Rock, Soul, Funk, and Blues sounds of Runyons Fun-yons.

ReggaeInfinity will present a Rock the Park Concert at Duke Park Saturday.

Wood Robinson's New Formal will present a concert at the Sertoma Amphitheater in Bond Park Saturday.

The North Carolina Museum of History will present a Music of the Carolinas concert Sunday featuring Lumbee Folklore Stories told in American Sign Language with Judy Stout.

The Raleigh Concert Band will close out the weekend with a Sunday evening concert at Fred Fletcher Park.

Fun, Festivals & History at the Museums and Parks

Come to Thursday's Science Cafe at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for some Science Trivia.

Join them for Twilight Summer Hours! Every Thursday and Friday through Labor Day, Marbles Kids Museum will stay open until 7pm with $3 admission after 3pm.

The photographer behind The Fabric of Raleigh, Christer Berg, will hold a presentation about the making of this portrait series Thursday evening at the City of Raleigh Museum. All super sleuths are invited back to the museum Saturday for a Night at the City of Raleigh Museum featuring a scavenger hunt in the museum, a craft, and an interactive performance.

Bass Lake Park hosts an evening of Family Bingo Friday.

Durham's Tobacco Heritage is explored through the stories and experiences of Durham residents during a Walking Tour Saturday.

The NC State Fairgrounds will host a Pinto Horse Show, a United Horseman Show, the Raleigh Money Expo and the Gem & Jewelry Show.

Join them at 123 S. Dawson St. all weekend to take your dog for a walk downtown and come play at the temporary Pop-Pup Dog Park! This space will be converted into a fenced dog park for this weekend only.

Historic Yates Mill Pond County Park will host both Saturday Tours of the Old Mill and Sunday Mill Heritage Tours.

The North Carolina Museum of History will host Montagnard Artists Day Saturday. Come learn about the indigenous ethnic minority living in the central highlands of Vietnam. You can enjoy watching craftspeople make baskets & woven fabrics, traditional Jarai music from Dock Rmah and performances by the Montagnard American Organization Dancers.

Carroll Joyner Park will host a Family Fitness Fair Saturday featuring Zumba, Yoga, Fitness classes, local health and fitness vendors and tons of family fun.

Over 50 trucks will be on hand Sunday for the Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo along with seating for 1,000 and silent, no fume power to the trucks.

Get to know the North Carolina Museum of Art's Museum Park with your four-legged friend Sunday at Sit, Stay, NCMA! The event features food trucks for dogs and humans, local vendors, dog art, agility activities, a splash zone, and more! Local rescue organization Saving Grace plans to bring dogs for adoption. The first 500 dogs to arrive will receive a free wag bag of goodies.

More Fun at the Parks

Join them at Historic Yates Mill County Park Friday to hear Park Tales about how Squirrels Leap and Squirrels Sleep. Learn some fun squirrelly facts and make a fun squirrel craft to take home.

Bring your family out for a night of Family Fun Friday at Laurel Hills Park to play in the park, read a great story, show off your dance moves to some jamming preschool songs, make some arts and crafts and bring a picnic.

Take a Walk in the Woods Saturday morning at Crowder County Park. Help collect data for their Natural Resource Inventory Database and other citizen science project while you discover the plants and animals that live in the park. They will also host a Discovery Table all about Trees Saturday afternoon. Come back to Crowder Sunday to learn about Butterflies.

Explore the children's classic, The Very Busy Spider Saturday morning or uncover mysteries about Eno River State Park 's Deer Population Saturday afternoon.

Experience the fun of Geocaching along the American Tobacco Trail Saturday. Learn the basics of this high-tech treasure hunt and then search for caches along the Trail.

Play a game and make a cool pollination craft while you learn about pollinator animals in celebration of National Pollination Week Saturday at Blue Jay Point County Park.

Join Harris Lake County Park staff as you are introduced to the many Turtles in the park, meet some live turtles and hike around one of their ponds to observe others Saturday afternoon. Sunday evening, Harris Lake will host two sessions of Angling Time with instruction, fishing poles and bait.

Falls Lake will also be talking about Turtles Saturday. There will be themed games, a box turtle search and a walk through the woods to look for turtles.


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