Digging up history: Join UNC-Greensboro and private archaeology firms on their journey to discover what’s beneath North Carolina’s oldest government buildings. Archaeologists and investigators will share what they know so far, talk about techniques of finding well-hidden history and offer a free tour and presentation. Free; 11 a.m. Saturday; research observation from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; North Carolina State Capitol, 1 E. Edenton St., Raleigh.
Pride Night: Raleigh will participate in North Carolina’s 31st annual LGBT Pride Festival by playing host to the festival’s official nightlife. Downtown bars will feature drink specials, block parties and special entertainment throughout the weekend. Other events will be held across the Triangle. Thursday through Sunday; various locations in downtown Raleigh; www.ncpride.org.
A taste of southern style: The Southern Ideal Home Show is the Triangle’s largest home and garden event, with vendors on hand to help with ideas for building, remodeling and landscaping. Visitors can buy directly from vendors to get started on home improvement projects. $9, free for children 15 and younger; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.
Korktoberfest: The Raleigh Wine Shop will host its 5th annual Korktoberfest and storewide sale. The event will feature free wine tastings from around the world. The store will also welcome Capital Club 16 for an authentic German lunch on Saturday and Cousins Main Lobster Food Truck on Sunday. Free except for purchases; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; 125 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh.
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Fun with a purpose: La Fiesta del Pueblo will celebrate Latino culture. The event will feature folk music and art, dance exhibitions and Latin-American food. Educational booths will be available for those looking for local resources on health care and other services. Free; noon to 7 p.m. Sunday; Fayetteville Street, downtown Raleigh.