There’s lots of outdoor fun to be had. These are our picks:
The N.C. Museum of Art continues its summer outdoor movie series with the 1964 classic starring Julie Andrews as the magical nanny who floats down from the sky to school some rich British siblings on the value of a spoonful of sugar. Feel free to take along a picnic, but if you want booze, you’ll need to buy at the venue. The museum recently added a digital projection system and will continue the series through September. 9 p.m. Friday, N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, $5, ncartmuseum.org.
Australian-born singer-songwriter Emma Dean brings her piano pop to the newly renovated Berkeley Cafe for its “$3 Thursdays” concert series. Here’s an intriguing description from the singer’s website: “Her signature fusion of live music, physical theatre and storytelling transforms a cabaret den into a stadium – or a rock stage into an intimate otherworld.” 7 p.m. Thursday, Berkeley Cafe, 217 W. Martin St., $3.
Local nonprofit Pawfect Match Rescue & Rehabilitation will hold its annual Smooches for Pooches at the Embassy Suites. This year’s event has a luau theme and features local brews, sangria, heavy hors d’oeuvres, auctions and games. And unlike a lot of swanky charity events in the area, this one is relatively affordable. 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Embassy Suites Briar Creek, 8001 Arco Corporate Drive, $15 in advance and $20 at the door, pawfectmatch.org
William B. Umstead State Park will screen family-friendly films on Saturday and Sunday. Ever wondered why it’s so hard to swat a fly? Want to know more about what happens when monarchs migrate? Or why honeybees are disappearing from their hives? Learn more with two screenings each day of documentaries such as “On the Wings of the Monarch” or “Vanishing of the Bees.” Showings at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Visitor Center Auditorium (Glenwood Avenue entrance), ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/wium/events.php.