Pork, Pickles & Peanuts festival
Is there a better way to celebrate North Carolinas food history than with a barbecue cook-off and a juried pie competition? Toss in historic cooking demonstrations and local arts and crafts vendors and youve got yourself a little festival.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Duke Homestead, 2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham; free; nchistoricsites.org/duke
Art tips for tweens
Gallery teachers demonstrate technical skills for tweens (ages 10 to 13), who use those skills to create original works. This happens on the second Saturday of each month and materials are provided. But register in advance!
10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday; Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill; $5; ackland.org
Durham Bulls Fan Fest
This do-not-miss event for baseball fans includes a block party with live music and food trucks, batting practice on the field, a tour of the Bulls clubhouse, historical exhibits, face painting, a mascot home run derby and much more. And thats just on Saturday. There are other events throughout the week.
11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell St., Durham; free; nando.com/h5
And sew it goes
Watch Andy Sterlen, a master at reproducing 1750s garments, reconstruct an 18th-century gentlemans coat piece by piece. Then learn to sew a button and stitch a patch yourself.
Noon-3 p.m. Saturday; N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh; free; ncmuseumofhistory.org
Dance + film
The International Screendance Festival explores the relationship between cinema and dance with three films culled from more than 90 submissions from 16 countries. If you miss it this week, theres another chance on July 19.
2 p.m. Saturday; Nasher Museum of Art at Duke, 2001 Campus Drive, Durham; Free; americandancefestival.org/projects/isf