Triangle events to add to your daybook:
Friday-Aug. 22; Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham; $10 per film or $85 for 10; carolinatheatre.org
The N.C. Gay and Lesbian Film Festival runs all week and includes dozens of screenings (a couple of them are free) and a live stage performance by local theater company Tiny Engine. A food truck block party wraps things up on Aug. 23.
Never miss a local story.
Swing your pirate
3-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; Hilton North Raleigh, 3415 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh; $9-$18; ncstateconvention.com
The theme of the 26th Annual State Convention of the N.C. Folk, Round and Square Dance Federation is “Blackbeard’s Ball,” which means so many opportunities to pirate things up. The convention, which is open to the public, has workshops, a fashion show and more.
5-7 p.m. Sunday; Midtown Park, 4011 Cardinal at North Hills Street, Raleigh; free; pinecone.org
Flatt Lonesome, the 2014 IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year winner, will play a free show at Midtown Park. There’s also barbecue and craft beer at this family-friendly event.
Big Band in the Park
6 p.m. Sunday; Fred Fletcher Park, 820 Clay St., Raleigh; free; nando.com/1v9
The penultimate show in the 2015 Summer in the Park Concert Series features Moonlighters Orchestra, a Raleigh-based 20-piece Big Band. Bring a chair or blanket.
Aug. 17-23; downtown Raleigh; $5-$10/lunch or $20-$30/dinner; godowntownraleigh.com/restaurant-week
Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week starts Monday, and this year, many restaurants are including prix fixe lunch menus, as well as a new Do-It-Yourself Progressive Dinner option.