Move those paws
Paws4ever, a nonprofit animal sanctuary in Mebane, has its annual Walk/Run and Fall Festival (bring your dog!) along with a mini food truck rodeo, a Mystery Brewing beer tent, live music, vendors and a kids carnival. Plus, dog agility performances and pet adoptions.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; Paws4ever, 6311 Nicks Road, Mebane; $5 ($15-$30 for Walk/Run); paws4ever.org/news-events
Streets of Fuquay
Check out Fuquay-Varina’s 12th annual Day in Downtown Street Festival, which features a chili cook-off, live music, an arts and crafts fair, classic cars, food trucks and more.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; downtown Fuquay-Varina; free; 919-552-4947 or fuquay-varina.com
Celebrated Chilean guitarist Nano Stern brings his indi-folk-rock fusion to town for two shows at N.C. State’s Thompson Hall.
5 and 8 p.m. Saturday; Titmus Theatre, 2241 Dunn Avenue, Raleigh; $26; ncsu.edu/centerstage
Hordes of pretend-dead (and their victims) take to the sidewalks of downtown Durham. There’s a short route for families with young kids and a longer route that ends at Fullsteam with a costume contest.
5:30 p.m. Saturday; YMCA lot facing Foster Street, Durham; free; nando.com/m9
Food truck rodeo
Head back to downtown Durham after the zombies clear out for some delicious snacking at more than 45 food trucks (no brains!) and live music.
Noon-4 p.m. Sunday; Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham; free; durhamcentralpark.org