Art of Cool Festival, which runs April 28-30, has some straight-up legends performing, like funk god George Clinton and A-list MC Common. There are also lots of NC-based acts on the schedule, including Rapsody, Kooley High, Ace Henderson and Zoocru.
It’s challenging to run a brewery, and some have closed for a variety of reasons. But those in the industry don’t see the number of breweries reaching its peak, just learning what it needs to do to stay afloat and thrive.
The city is inviting locals to come write thoughts and prayers on Tibatan prayer flags this Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Dix Park, located off Lake Wheeler Road and Western Boulevard. Mayor Nancy McFarlane plans to deliver the flags to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama when she visits him in May.
The May 19 event is at the Conservators Center in Burlington. While participants take a self-guided walking tour of the center to see the animals, Triangle restaurants and breweries (and two from Greensboro) will provide food and beverage.
This weekend sees Independent Bookstore Day, with a number of local booksellers participating, as well as a library book sale in Durham. In Raleigh, the North Carolina Museum of Art offers a teen-oriented art party, while Blue Jay Point County Park celebrates songbirds.
Ten local restaurants will compete for the best wings at the second annual Glenwood South Wing Fling Saturday. The Wine Feed will host the Hook & Vine Festival Sunday to highlight North Carolina sustainable seafood.
Duke Children's Hospital held its first prom on Sat., April 22, 2017, for current and former patients age 12 and up. More than 100 patients and their guests danced, ate, posed in a photo booth and even smeared whipped-cream pies on Duke staff as part of the fun.