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The Weekender: Sunday Funday Lawn Party, Dog Day at NCMA + More
Wednesday, Jun 06 2018

Our curated list of the best things to do in Raleigh the weekend of June 7–June 10!

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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Indulge in Bubbles & Cake at Bittersweet

Thursday is one of the least popular days of the week—all the Hump Day happiness has faded and we're lusting for the weekend. How to make Thursday cool? Champagne and cupcakes, duh!

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Indulge in Bubbles & Cake at Bittersweet
$   .  Bittersweet   .  Raleigh
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Friday
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Sip and Socialize at Iris After Dark

Welcome the weekend with NCMA's new evening experience, Iris After Dark! Every Friday night, roam the galleries while you sip wine & beer, enjoy small plates and jam to local music with friends.

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Sip and Socialize at Iris After Dark
$$   .  North Carolina Museum of Art   .  Raleigh
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Saturday
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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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Sip NC Spirits at Pinetop Distillery

Raleigh's first 'inside the Beltline' distillery is finally here! Stop by for a taste of Carolina Moonshine and other locally-inspired bevs.

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Sip NC Spirits at Pinetop Distillery
$   .  Pinetop Distillery   .  Raleigh
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Go Cruisin' for a Brewsin' with Raleigh Brews Cruise

Explore the Triangle's booming craft beer scene with Raleigh Brews Cruise. This craft drinking adventure will score you a ride to three Triangle breweries, tours and multiples tastes at each stop.

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Go Cruisin' for a Brewsin' with Raleigh Brews Cruise
$50   .  Downtown Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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The Saturday Market at Rebus Works

Stroll on over to the Saturday Market at Rebus Works to shop farm fresh produce, food truck delights and local crafts.

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The Saturday Market at Rebus Works
Free   .  Rebus Works   .  Raleigh
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Take a Tour of Big Boss Brewing

See where all of the magic happens! Take a tour of Big Boss Brewery in Raleigh.

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Take a Tour of Big Boss Brewing
$1+   .  Big Boss Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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Sunday
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Dowtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo 1502 fire icon

With over 50 food trucks and beer vendors taking over Fayetteville St., you definitely won't leave with an empty stomach. This is one of the largest food truck rodeos in the southeast! 

Sun Aug 05, 3:00p
Dowtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo
$   .  City Plaza   .  Raleigh
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Stroll & Shop The Downtown Cary Food & Flea

The Downtown Cary Food & Flea is a monthly crafters market featuring local food trucks, craft beer, art, crafts, music and more.

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Stroll & Shop The Downtown Cary Food & Flea
Free   .  Ashworth Village   .  Cary
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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.

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Immerse Yourself in Light, Color and Sound at NCMA
TBD   .  North Carolina Museum of Art   .  Raleigh
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Put Your Mind to the Test with Mazes & Brain Games 547 fire icon

Put your thinking cap on and test your brainpower with over 60 different mind-boggling 3-D puzzles, mazes and full-body games at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences' latest brainy exhibit.

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Put Your Mind to the Test with Mazes & Brain Games
$5   .  North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences   .  Raleigh
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Past Experiences
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Movies by Moonlight-Wonder Woman

Summertime means the return of outdoor movie series! Get ready for a night of grrrrl power with a screening on Wonder Woman at Cary's Booth Amphiteatre.

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Movies by Moonlight-Wonder Woman
$5   .  Koka Booth Amphitheatre   .  Cary
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Pimento Cheese Festival

Enjoy live music at the Downtown Park, grab a drink from local breweries, and taste some of the best pimento cheese samples from local restaurants.

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Pimento Cheese Festival
Free   .  Town of Cary   .  Cary
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Sundays in the Park Summer Concert

Bring your blankets and chairs and for the free Raleigh Pops in the park series. 

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Sundays in the Park Summer Concert
Free   .  Fred Fletcher Park   .  Raleigh
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Purple Rain Movie Party

Celebrate the legacy of the visionary and singular musical force that was Prince at Alamo's Purple Rain party.

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Purple Rain Movie Party
$12   .  Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Sunday Funday Lawn Party at Midtown Park

Live music, lawn games, cocktails... sounds like the makings of a perfect summertime Sunday funday to us! 

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Sunday Funday Lawn Party at Midtown Park
$$   .  Midtown Park   .  Raleigh
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Feminist 5k 2018

The Feminist 5K is smashing the patriarchy one step at a time so lace up your running shoes and get ready to run for a cause! Proceeds will go to the Women's Center of Wake County.

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Feminist 5k 2018
$25+   .  John Chavis Memorial Park   .  Raleigh
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Sit, Stay, NCMA!

Get to know the Museum Park with your four-legged friend and enjoy an afternoon exploring art and nature with food trucks for dogs and humans, local vendors and fun activities for your fur babies!

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Sit, Stay, NCMA!
$6/$8   .  North Carolina Museum of Art   .  Raleigh
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4th Annual World's Largest Flip Flop 1K

The nOg Run Club is hosting the 4th Annual World's Largest Flip Fop run! Don your finest flip flops and help set a new Guinness World Record with some local friends.

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4th Annual World's Largest Flip Flop 1K
$20   .  Bond Brothers Beer Company   .  Cary
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The Ladies That Brunch! Summer Fashion Event

Wear your favorite summer dress and fancy derby hat and come brunch for a cause.

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The Ladies That Brunch! Summer Fashion Event
$54.84   .  The Mayton Inn   .  Cary
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Raleigh's International Food Festival

Celebrate Raleigh's amazing diversity and its welcoming spirit and enjoy global cuisine and entertainment from local chefs and artist honoring cultures from around the world.

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Raleigh's International Food Festival
Free   .  City Plaza   .  Raleigh
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35th Anniversary Screening: Scarface

Celebrate the 35th anniversary of SCARFACE with this special screening featuring a Q&A with the cast recorded at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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35th Anniversary Screening: Scarface
-   .  Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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