A PBaRt block party
It’s the sixth annual warehouse district street festival with PBR-themed art, live painting, music, food trucks and circus performers, and proceeds benefiting circusSPARK, Visual Art Exchange and SPARKcon.
6-11 p.m. Friday; 300 block of West Martin Street, Raleigh; free; nando.com/1bx
Garden moon shine
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The Carolina Moonlight Gala benefits the N.C. Botanical Garden’s efforts in environmental protection, education and conservation, as well as a horticulture therapy program. It’s billed as an “elegant evening” with food, drink and music.
6-10 p.m. Saturday; N.C. Botanical Gardens, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill; $125; ncbgfoundation.org
Music fest + food trucks
The Downtown Sounds festival will have live music from Nick Driver, Jonathan Byrd and Spare Change, in addition to a fleet of food trucks including The Humble Pig, Ty’s All Natural, Dusty Donuts and more. And, of course, local craft beer.
Noon-6 p.m. Sunday; Garner Performing Arts Center (back lawn), 742 W. Garner Road, Garner; nando.com/1bw
A podcast – live!
Slate’s humorous parenting podcast “Mom and Dad Are Fighting” will record a live episode in Durham. Hosts Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois will be joined by Merge Records and Superchunk co-founder Mac McCaughan.
7 p.m. Sunday; Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham; $15; motorcomusic.com
Time to eat
Triange Restaurant Week – summer edition – gets started Monday and runs through the following weekend. Get your tickets now for prix fixe lunch and dinner options at some of the area’s best eateries. There’s also a kickoff fundraiser for VS. Cancer at Crank Arm Brewery Sunday from 1-5 p.m.
June 8-14; See website for participating restaurants; $15/lunch, $20-$30/dinner; trirestaurantweek.com