Rumble in Durham
Check out cool old motorcycles and hang with vintage biking enthusiasts at the Bull City Rumble in Brightleaf. In addition to bikes, there will be vendors, a swap meet, a tech session, entertainment and more.
7-10:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; Brightleaf District, 900 W. Main St., Durham; Free-$25; bullcityrumble.com
Hillsborough’s last Last Friday
Several events are taking place on Hillsborough’s final Last Friday of the summer. There are walking tours for both history and art; local author Patricia Condon will talk about her new book “Final Absolution” at the Orange County Main Library; plus, there’s free music and more.
4:30-9:30 p.m. Friday; Hillsborough; Free; visithillsboroughnc.com/calendar
Race like a Hepcat
There’s more to this charity alley cat race than just a bunch of people pedaling bikes through downtown Raleigh. There will be food trucks, Big Boss beer, ice cream and prizes. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit SAFE Haven Cat Shelter & Clinic.
Noon-4 p.m. Saturday; Oak City Cycling Project, 212 E. Franklin St., Raleigh; $10; hepcatrace.org
Rock out at ProgDay
This annual outdoor festival of international progressive rock – founders claim its 19-year run makes it the longest running progressive rock event in the world – features local bands and acts from around the world.
10:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday; Storybook Farm, 1 Storybook Lane, Chapel Hill; $60-$100 (student discounts available); progday.net
Pickin’ (and picnickin’) in the Pines
Local and regional bluegrass talent gets the spotlight at Booth Amphitheatre on Wednesday nights through Sept. 18. This Wednesday, pickin’ is courtesy of Swift Creek. You can even take in a picnic dinner.
5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday; Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary; $5 (kids 12 and younger: free); 919-462-2025 or boothamphitheatre.com