Weekend: Midnight Triathlon & Final Friday


Cary, NC — This weekend, check the calendar to enjoy Final Friday festivities, an outdoor movie, multiple concerts (three are free!), music at the Cary Downtown Farmers’ Market, cooking demonstrations, a superhero discussion and more.

Friday, June 26, 2015

It’s Final Friday, so stop by Ashworth Village in Downtown Cary for special arts events. This month, a new art show called “Asian Essence” will open at Cary Gallery of Artists. Enjoy a reception from 6-9 pm and meet the artists…a jeweler, a ceramic artist and a brush painter (all local). The show runs through July 28, 2015.

You can also join Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition Juror Clifford Chieffo as he presents an enlightening, entertaining and educational free lecture on Friday from 5:306:30 pm at the Cary Arts Center, Principal’s Hall. Check out Cliff’s impressive bio on the Cary Visual Art website.

Find this month’s other Final Friday events and venues online.

Enjoy a free bluegrass concert in the Page-Walker Gardens from 6-8 pm on Friday evening to enjoy performances by students who have just completed fiddle, guitar and songwriting camps. Another free concert by the Triangle Brass Band will take place from 7-9 pm at Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park.

After work, visit Chatham Hill Winery for WineAway Fridays. They’ll have wine and beer specials and live music from 7 pm until 10 pm.

Gone Girl, Rated R, is playing on Friday evening at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre for only $5. Bring a snack; gates open at 7, and the show will start around 8:30 pm.

Six Strings will present Jeff Black at The Cary at 8 pm. Tickets are $20.

More Friday details on the calendar.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

This weekend, singer/songwriter Paula Snyder will perform at the Cary Downtown Farmers’ Market, which starts on Saturday at 8 am and lasts until just after noon in Downtown Cary. Snyder is said to have a “soulfully nostalgic, modern” style of music.

You can also check out several other Cary markets; see the calendar for more details.

Visit VOM FASS in Waverly Place from 11 am-2 pm on Saturday for Oil and Vinegar 101. Staff will use fresh fruits and veggies from the Waverly Farmers Market to guide you through making vinaigrettes and marinades.

In the evening, join Rally Point on Harrison Avenue from 6-10 pm for a Summer Fundraiser & Party featuring great food, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, a corn hole tournament, and more.

Hear the “Music of the Eagles” from the NC Symphony at 7:30 pm at Koka Booth.

Try something different–the Night Ride Tri, a midnight Triathlon (swim, bike, run) for athletes of all ages and abilities. This event starts Saturday at 10 pm at Cary Towne Center/the Triangle Aquatic Center and continues into the night.

More Saturday details on the calendar.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Join VOM FASS at Waverly Place from noon-3 pm for a Brunch & Bubbles open house with mocktails and appetizers.

Author James Maxey will discuss superheroes (and other heroes) at West Regional Library on Sunday from 2-3 pm. This event is free, but registration is requested.

More Sunday details on the calendar.

Across the Triangle

Need a cheap, fun night out? Enjoy free, live music outdoors in Downtown Durham’s Brightleaf Square on Friday, June 26, 2015 from 7-9 pm. This week, the band will be Smile. Then, stroll around the beautiful American Tobacco Campus.

A Summer Fling Horseshoe Tournament will take place in Chapel Hill on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 10 am-noon at Hank Anderson Community Park. Registration starts at 8:30 am.

Kids can enjoy a FutureVet Play Day at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh from 11 am-2 pm on Saturday, June 27, 2015. They’ll learn alongside a real veterinarian, make and take “bow wow bites” and cat toys and explore careers in pet health. Admission is $5.

All weekend in Downtown Raleigh, don’t miss the Raleigh Food & Wine Festival. Festivities start in various restaurants, wine shops and bakeries on Thursday, June 25, 2015, continue for four days and wrap up on Sunday, June 28, 2015 with a tasting celebration at the historical Melrose Knitting Mill and Babylon from 1-5 pm.


The calendar of events is edited by Lindsey Chester. Photo from Cary Downtown Farmers’ Market on Facebook.