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June 6th - 12th 2019 Triangle

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.

Celebrate First Friday at City Market. There will be live music, local artist displays, food, and choose your own craft adventure.

Raleigh celebrates First Friday with extended hours and special events at Marbles Kids Museum and the City of Raleigh Museum. Also, keep an eye out for the flags throughout the downtown for a Gallery Walk.

First Friday at the North Carolina Museum of History will be Honoring D-Day and a Film Screening: Ike: Countdown to D-Day, the 2004 film starring Tom Selleck.

Outside the city lights, Bass Lake celebrates Family Fun Night. Come early to do some fishing, rent a boat, do some crafts or meet a live animal then stay for either a concert with Trish Miller or a magic show with Dan the Magic Man.

Movies at the Parks and Museums

Thursday's Movie Night on the Back Lawn in Garner presents the 2017 movie Jaws and features the food truck Rare Earth Farms and the brewery Brice"s Brewing Company.

Friday night's outdoor summer film at the North Carolina Museum of Art will be Battle of the Rom-Coms Winner. Come back after dark Saturday for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Movies Under the Stars at the the Wallace Parking Deck in Downtown Chapel presents The Wizard of Oz Saturday evening.

The Summer Outdoor Movie Series at the Apex Nature Park features a family friendly flick The Lego Movie 2.

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

Music for Everyone at Outdoor Concerts

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

The British Invaders Band will be bringing classic rock to the American Tobacco Campus for a Down Under Concert Thursday night.

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 Jimmy Hayes Band and the trucks Bulkogi and Napioli Pizza.

The Annual en Plein Air "Paint the Town" comes to a finale this Friday in Cary with an Art Auction and Gala. Bid on your favorite pieces of art, dance to live music and enjoy refreshments.

Bands, Bites and Boats will bring My Cousin Skinny to the stage along with food trucks Humble Pig and brewery Brueprint to Bond Park Friday evening.

The Eastern NC Gospel Jubilee feat, the Glorifying Vines Sisters, Bishop Albert Harrison & the Gospel Tones, James Barrett & the Golden Jubilees, the Dedicated Men of Zion, plus special guests will present a revue of spirit-raising sounds Friday night at the Carrboro Town Commons.

The Dwayne Jordan Quartet featuring Marvin Thorne will be playing R&B at Duke Park for a Rock the Park Concert Saturday.

Join the North Carolina Museum of History Saturday for the first Tour of the Museum Garden and hear plans for the coming season! Come back Sunday to enjoy a Music of the Carolinas concert Sunday featuring Gowri Srinivas, a veena player and Carnatic classical music enthusiast.

The Peak City Singers will present a concert at the Halle Cultural Arts Center both Saturday and Sunday.

Come to Cary's Downtown Park Wednesday night for a Park After Dark Concert featuring Lydia Solett Dudley.

Fun, Festivals & History

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

Food trucks will line Academy Street to serve their regular menu, along with new dishes featuring a southern delicacy: pimento cheese at Saturday's Pimento Cheese Festival in Cary. Enjoy live music, grab a drink from local breweries, and taste some of the best pimento cheese samples from local restaurants. You can even test your skills in the pimento cheese sculpting contest.

Head over to the Museum of Life and Science Saturday for Countdown to Launch, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of humankind's first steps on the Moon! This family friendly event features everything space-visitors can take part in hands-on aerospace activities, meet local space enthusiasts and NASA/JPL ambassadors, and explore the universe in our StarLab dome.

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 the Philippines Fiesta Pinoy, the Raleigh Money Expo and the Gem & Jewelry Show.

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

Come back to Yates Mill Monday for Field School all about how Geology Rocks! Come explore the rocks of Yates Mill through hands-on science, test the physical and chemical components to discover the identity of rocks then play the rock cycle game.

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.

This weekend marks a new series at City Market, Second Sundays! Enjoy family-friendly activities and an art consignment and upcycle artisan market in Market Hall!

More Fun at the Parks

Historic Yates Mill Park comes Alive After Dark Friday as you stroll the trail after dark looking for night-time critters.

Harris Lake Park will be teaching Fishing for Beginners Saturday morning. All the supplies will be provided and you will be given some instruction and then an opportunity to fish in the pond.

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 projects 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 learn about our exciting Native Reptiles, how to do simple reptile ID, what to do if you encounter a reptile, and even some safe up-close encounters with live reptiles Saturday at Blue Jay Point County Park.

Jordan Lake is celebrating the Year of the Snake Sunday. Experience a Snake program from one of their Park Rangers, and learn about snake identification, how to co-exists with snakes, and fun snake craft activities.


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