Raleigh, N.C. — Did the long holiday weekend pass too quickly? Our fun picks will help you get through a short work week.
Missed the July 4 fireworks? Why not visit Bass Lake Park in Holly Springs for a July 5th Celebration featuring face painting, food vendors, inflatables and games, kids crafts, live music, play dough, potato sack races and fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
It's also Trivia Night at The Pinhook in Durham. Your team can compete in a variety of categories starting at 7:30 p.m.
The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market is in full swing again today from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at City Plaza.
There's a big show at Cary's Koka Booth Amphitheatre tonight - you can catch Modest Mouse with Brand New at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39.99 for lawn seats.
Or catch In This Moment, an American metal band from Los Angeles, at The Ritz at 7 p.m.
We love this next event, but, then again, we're a little biased. Come out to the Out and About TV Watch Party at Bond Brothers Beer Company in downtown Cary to enjoy craft beer and a food truck while learning more about the new brewery. The episode will play from 7:30 until 8 p.m.
It's Thursday evening again, and you know what that means - live, free music at North Hills as part of the Midtown Beach Music Series. Get there at 6 p.m. for some relaxing, laid back vibes.
Escape that hot July heat with a cold drink and a sizzling evening of live entertainment featuring circus, burlesque and variety artists from around the Triangle at the Cirque De Vol: Summer Sizzler Cirque-Burlesque Showcase at Kings Barcade at 9 p.m. Admission is $10.
Music will play in downtown Raleigh from 5 to 10:30 p.m. as part of the Oak City 7 summer concert series. Just come out to City Plaza to see three live bands - there's no cover.
Treat yourself to a pre-release screening of Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers, which stars Johnny Depp and tells the story of two 15-year old yoga nuts. After the movie, fans will have a chance to talk to director Kevin Smith live and in person. Tickets start at $24 for the screening, which starts at 8 p.m. at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.
Theatre in the Park's latest musical production, Hair, premieres tonight at 7:30 p.m. Hair tells the story of a group of hippies who celebrate peace and love in the shadow of the Vietnam War.
Don't miss a fantastic dance production at 8 p.m. at DPAC as Hubbard Street Dance Chicago returns with a not-to-be-missed show. The stage will appear as a mind in four parts with four dancers in a state of constant, tacit connection. Tickets are just $16.
Get more picks for this month on our best bets calendar, and check back on Thursday for our official picks for the weekend.