State Capitol birthday bash: The stately state building turns 175.
That’s enough time for a whole lot of history. Celebrate with musical performances, military reenactments, arts and crafts and children’s activities. A cornernstone rededication ceremony begins at noon. Free; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 1. E. Edenton St., Raleigh; ncstatecapitol.org/index.php?page=Capitol175.
Life lessons: “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” comes to the North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre.
In a series of monologues, women’s clothing and accessories are a vehicle for exploring their funny, poignant, relatable memories. The play by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron is based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman. $10-$15; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh; nract.org.
Midtown music: Do it for the kids.
Help Kidznotes raise money to send 100 kids to three weeks of summer camp. The evening concert includes performances by hip-hop-jazz-fusion group The Beast + Big Band, Latin dance band Orquesta GarDel and students in the Kidznotes program. Free; 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, 4011 Cardinal at North Hills St., Raleigh.
Viva Raleigh: Explore all the city has to offer.
Find out about city departments, nonprofits and other groups that offer services to residents. Come for the information, stay for the Zumbathon and a softball game between Raleigh police officers and residents. Free; 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday; 4201 Green Road, Raleigh.
Mood music: Close out your weekend with a concert in the park.
The Summer in the Park concert series lasts through August with performances at Pullen Park and Fletcher Park. This week, bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the sounds of the Raleigh Jazz Orchestra at Fletcher. Free; 6 p.m. Sunday; 820 Clay St., Raleigh.