Orange is the new black (cat)
Adopt a fully vetted Poussey cat (or maybe a Piper or a Taystee?) when rescue group Alley Cats & Angels kicks off their “Orange Is the New Black” adoption event with special emphasis on orange and black cats and kittens. Every weekend through July (see website for all event times and locations).
1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; PetSmart, 220 Hinton Oaks Blvd., Knightdale; alleycatsandangels.org
Let the kids get messy learning about the chemistry of cooking. They’ll use a microscope to examine crystals, analyze candy dyes, make polymer worms and more.
1-3 p.m. Sunday; Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh; $5 museum admission; marbleskidsmuseum.org
Take a walking tour of Chapel Hill’s historic Northside neighborhood, a predominantly black community that played an important role during the Civil Rights Movement.
1 p.m. Sunday; 216 N. Roberson St., Chapel Hill; $5; preservationchapelhill.org
Nate Bargatze has been on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “@ Midnight,” as well as his own Comedy Central special. Now see him live.
8 p.m. Sunday; Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham; $10; motorcomusic.com
Raleigh’s Downtown Farmer’s Market throws a spotlight on tomatoes, blueberries and peaches at their Summerfeast Festival. Also on-site: food trucks, local craft beer, live music and games.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday; City Plaza, 400 Fayetteville St. Raleigh; godowntownraleigh.com