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The Weekender: Mac n' Cheese Festival, Father's Day Fun, + More
Wednesday, Jun 13 2018

Our curated list of the best things to do in Raleigh the weekend of June 14–June 17!

Thursday
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Midtown Beach Music Series 414 fire icon

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to do the shag! Every Thursday night this summer, get ready for beach music vibes under the stars at North Hills.

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Midtown Beach Music Series
Free   .  North Hills   .  Raleigh
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Friday
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NCMA Outdoor Summer Movies 2078 fire icon

There may be no better cheap summer experience in all of Raleigh. Recline under the stars with friends and family while you enjoy a movie in the expansive and beautiful NCMA campus. Picnics welcome!

Fri Jun 22, 9:00p
NCMA Outdoor Summer Movies
$6-$10   .  North Carolina Museum of Art   .  Raleigh
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Saturday
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Formerly Pop-Up Sunday, Pop-Up Raleigh is DTR's original monthly vintage market. Now it's coming at you bigger and better than ever before on Saturdays at Trophy Brewing on Maywood.

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Shop Pop-Up Raleigh
Free   .  Trophy on Maywood   .  Raleigh
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All Weekend
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Invisible Worlds: NC State and The Leading Strand at Transfer Co. Food Hall 479 fire icon

From dark matter to designer antibiotics, students and faculty from NCSU are using design to shine a light on breakthroughs happening in science.

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Invisible Worlds: NC State and The Leading Strand at Transfer Co. Food Hall
Free   .  Transfer Co.   .  Raleigh
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Immerse Yourself in Light, Color and Sound at NCMA 1090 fire icon

This expansive exhibit full of intriguing visuals and mixed media pieces featuring creates an immersive and participatory environment, where viewers are encouraged to engage with the works on display.

Multiple Day Event
Immerse Yourself in Light, Color and Sound at NCMA
TBD   .  North Carolina Museum of Art   .  Raleigh
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Past Experiences
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(PREMIUM + GUEST PERK) Mac n' Cheese Festival

Peep Edwards Mill's new mac-focused menu at their MEGA Mac n' Cheese festival. Get ready for unlimited eats, boozy lemonade, DIY macaroni art, cheesy pick-up line competition, giveaways + more!

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(PREMIUM + GUEST PERK) Mac n' Cheese Festival
Free/$12   .  Edwards Mill Bar & Grill   .  Raleigh
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90's Burlesque Tribute

Dress up in your best 90's gear and get ready to dance, watch the best burlesque performers in town, and get nostalgic for everybody's favorite decade.

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90's Burlesque Tribute
$10+   .  Imurj   .  Raleigh
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Pollinator Week Kickoff Film Screening

Celebrate bees and beer at Big Boss Brewing, learning why these pollinators are important and how we can take care of them.

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Pollinator Week Kickoff Film Screening
Free   .  Big Boss Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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Free Father's Day Flow in the Garden

Get a zen kick start to Father's Day with a free flow sesh in one of Raleigh's most beautiful locations—the Rose Garden! 

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Free Father's Day Flow in the Garden
Free   .  Raleigh Municipal Rose Garden   .  Raleigh
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Tiny House Show

Get the inside scoop on all things Tiny Homes (and all the Insta photos). Learn from builders, project experts, and lifestyle authors everything about going small.

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Tiny House Show
$10+   .  North Carolina State Fairgrounds   .  Raleigh
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Shindig Dance Party

Come boogie down during this 50s and 60s inspired dance party!

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Shindig Dance Party
Free   .  Ruby Deluxe   .  Raleigh
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Skywatching at Dix Park

Bring a blanket and come enjoy the sounds of jazz and Big Band music and gaze at the stars while experts from the Morehead Planetarium teach you a thing or two about the cosmos.

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Skywatching at Dix Park
Free   .  Dorothea Dix Park   .  Raleigh
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Parking Lot Party at Taylor's Wine Shop

Enjoy an afternoon of free beer and wine tastings while noshing on your favorite local food and listening to local artist Julia Pryde.

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Parking Lot Party
Free   .  Taylor's Wine Shop   .  Raleigh
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Father's Day at Neuse River Brewing

Celebrate Dad in the very best, most "dad" way—by drinking local craft beer and some good 'ol fashioned axe throwing. That's normal, right?

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Father's Day at Neuse River Brewing
$`   .  Neuse River Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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Yoga and Volunteer

Do good and feel good with this day of yoga and volunteering at a community garden. 

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Yoga and Volunteer
Free   .  The Well Fed Community Garden   .  Raleigh
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Party on the Blacktop Pop-up Market

Shop local vendors while enjoying brews, lobster, and a band at this monthly market. 

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Party on the Blacktop Pop-up Market
Free   .  House of Hops   .  Raleigh
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Dog Day at Bond Brothers Beer Company

Celebrate the pup in your life at Bond Bros! The brews will be flowing for the hoomans, and pups will have a selection of treats to snack on and electrolyte water to stay hydrated in the summer sun.

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Dog Day at Bond Brothers Beer Company
$   .  Bond Brothers Beer Company   .  Cary
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Father's Day Screening: True Grit

Escape the heat and enjoy a screening of this classic western on the big screen. 

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Father's Day Screening: True Grit
$9   .  Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Peak City Pigfest BBQ Festival

Get the best of BBQ and summer sun at this annual festival in historic downtown Apex.

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Peak City Pigfest BBQ Festival
Free   .  Apex   .  Apex
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Classics Under The Stars

The NC Symphony Summerfest Concert Series continues with the classics! Settle into your lawn chair and listen to the orchestra perform timeless arrangements from Mozart and other iconic composers. 

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Classics Under The Stars
$28-$31   .  Koka Booth Amphitheatre   .  Cary
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Movies by Moonlight at Dorothea Dix - Moana

Celebrate summer with an outdoor screening of the animated favorite, Moana! The Kona Ice food truck will be there servin' up yummy shaved ices to keep everyone cool in the southern heat.

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Movies by Moonlight at Dorothea Dix - Moana
Free   .  Flowers Field at Dorothea Dix Park   .  Raleigh
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