Hooked on the bean?
Coffee lovers get a free chance to learn more about specialty coffees and coffees from local roasters when Counter Culture Coffee hosts the Big Eastern Regional Coffee Competition this weekend.
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m.-midnight Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday; Durham Convention Center, 301 W. Morgan St., Durham; free; counterculturecoffee.com
Buddha in Raleigh
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The Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour offers the opportunity to see ancient and sacred relics of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and other masters from India, Tibet and China – all on loan from the Dalai Lama.
6-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Kadampa Center, 5412 Etta Burke Court, Raleigh; free; kadampa-center.org
Holiday Crafts Fair
This is the 30th year of the NCSU’s popular Holiday Craft Center fair, featuring works in pottery, wood, glass, jewelry, fiber arts and more, all made by the talented craftspeople of the Center.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; Crafts Center in Thompson Hall on NCSU campus, 210 Jensen Drive, Raleigh; $1 per person, $2 per family, free for NCSU students; ncsu.edu/crafts
The 19th annual American Indian Heritage Celebration will have artists, dancers and performers, plus workshops and craft activities – all to learn about our state’s Native American population.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh; free; ncmuseumofhistory.org
Family Day at Nasher
Families can visit the Nasher Museum for free live entertainment, to explore exhibits with a gallery hunt, and to create hands-on projects. Check out the Miró exhibit while there.
Noon-4 p.m. Sunday; Nasher Museum of Art at Duke, 2001 Campus Drive, Durham; free; nasher.duke.edu