Weekend best bets: Outdoor concert, movies and fair food
Posted October 22, 2020 8:50 a.m. EDT
Updated October 22, 2020 9:00 a.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — We have some ideas for socially distanced fun this weekend.
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Candid Yams Kickback Movie Experience - Head to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park for the final two movies in this curated Black movie series. On Thursday night, there will be a screening of "Just Mercy" and on Saturday a screening of "Selma." Admission for each movie is $10 per person. Children under 10 years old are admitted free.
Get your fair food fix at the NC State Fairgrounds - The N.C. State Fair might be canceled but you can still enjoy some of your favorite fair food through Sunday. There will be 22 local fair vendors offering take-out food at the fairgrounds. Social distancing and face coverings are required.
LIVE IN THE LOT: Lydia Loveless (Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham) - Lydia Loveless will perform a socially distanced outdoor concert in the Motorco parking lot on Saturday evening.
Cook Like the Fair - Some of our favorite chefs and fair vendors are sharing their takes on classic fair food.
A Hundred Words For Snow: a play with 4 audience members (Burning Coal Theatre Company, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh) - Burning Coal Theatre's production of "A Hundred Words for Snow" by Tatty Hennessy will be performed with only four audience members per performance, three times a day. The show runs Thursday through Sunday. The one-woman show is about Rory, a cynical 15 year old girl, and her life-changing adventure to the Arctic Circle. Through this journey she comes to the heart-warming realization that life is short and the world is a big and glorious place. Burning Coal rates the show at PG-13 and recommends it for high school students.
Plan your next picnic at the NC Museum of Art - The popularity of picnics has picked up during the pandemic. At a time when many are steering clear of eating out at restaurants, picnics offer a chance to enjoy a meal in a place that's not your house.
Alley Cats & Ales - Help raise money for this local cat rescue by participating in this online silent auction starting on Saturday.
Find more fall fun - As we move into the fall season, one thing is clear: The holidays are going to look a lot different during this strange year. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended a lot of things, including the region's pumpkin patches, corn mazes and haunted trails.