Triangle Restaurant Week continues, so get your tickets for prix fixe lunch and dinner options at some of the area’s best restaurants.
Through Sunday; see website for participating restaurants; $15/lunch, $20-$30/dinner; trirestaurantweek.com
Go back to the future
Raleigh’s Downtown Movie Series takes you “Back to the Future” with Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Red Hat provides 250 chairs for the outdoor screening, but you’d be smart to take your own. Get there early because DJ Alex Choi of Vox DJ spins ’80s tunes before the movie. Plus, lots of food trucks and a beer tent (hence, no coolers allowed).
6 p.m. Friday (movie starts at dusk); City Plaza, 400 Fayetteville St., Raleigh; free; downtownraleighmovieseries.com
BBQ + bluegrass bash
It’s a barbecue and bluegrass birthday bash to commemorate the State Capitol’s 175th anniversary. The evening party is a fundraiser supporting education, restoration and preservation programs at the Capitol, with music by Ash Breeze and the Bethesda Bluegrass Band, plus barbecue plates served by Carolina Barbecue of Garner. Daytime activities – a cornerstone rededication ceremony, live music, crafts, exhibits, lectures, military re-enactors, kids’ activities, food vendors and free birthday cake – take place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and all of that’s free. Evening festivities are ticketed.
5-8 p.m. Saturday; State Capitol (east side), Raleigh; $25/adults, $10/kids; ncstatecapitol.org/Capitol175
Food truck rodeo
Another food truck rodeo downtown, with seating for more than 1,000 people along the sidewalks and more than 50 trucks from across the state – a great chance to try trucks like The Catch from Wilmington and Master Bacon from Concord. Note: Your dog is not invited.
1-6 p.m. Sunday; Fayetteville Street, downtown Raleigh; downtownraleighfoodtruckrodeo.com
An award-winning choir from Havana, Coro Entrevoces, makes Durham part of its U.S. tour next week. It’s an opportunity to hear both traditional and modern Cuban and Latin American music.
7:30 p.m. Monday; McMannen United Methodist Church, 4102 Neal Road, Durham; $10 (free for students); mcmannenumc.org