Ride for a cause: This event is good for you, and it helps others.
Participants will get some exercise while raising money for the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina. TLC for Bikes, a local bike store, will host rides around Raleigh. Riders can choose a 30-mile or 53-mile route that will begin at Lafayette Village in North Raleigh. $30 for the bike ride; $35 for the ride and a boxed lunch; 7 a.m. Saturday; TLC for Bikes, 8480 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh.
Live, from Raleigh: See “Saturday Night Live” star Jay Pharoah.
The television star is known for his impressions of Barack Obama, Kanye West, Denzel Washington and more. His comedy show in Raleigh is for adults 18 and older. $26-$34; 8 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Goodnights Comedy Club, 861 W. Morgan St., Raleigh.
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Beads and crafts galore: Stock up on craft supplies.
Find rare and exotic beads ranging from pearls and Swarovski crystals to Japanese seed beads and gemstones at The Bead Mercantile Show. Buyers can also find tools for wire and handmade jewelry. The event includes classes, too. Free for children under 16, $6 for a weekend pass when registered as a buyer; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Kerr Scott Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.
Art in the park: Make a piece of art for Historic Yates Mill Park.
Wake County is embarking on a community art project to celebrate Friendship Day at Historic Yates Mill Park. The park will provide art supplies. Participants should bring creativity to express their ideas of friendship. Report to the Finley Center at the park to get started. The project is open to all ages. Free; 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh.
About that new Harper Lee book: Discuss a classic author’s work.
You might have missed the first round of discussions on Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” at Quail Ridge Books & Music. Now the store will host a broader discussion of Lee’s works. Readers will share their thoughts on the newly released book and the classic “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Free; 2 p.m. Sunday; 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh.