City Market’s centennial celebration will feature live bands, a Paperhand Puppet parade, street performers and a new City Market Centennial ale from Triangle Brewing Company.
4-11 p.m. Friday; City Market, 214 E. Martin St., Raleigh; Free; citymarketraleigh.com
Why not adopt a lemur? You can’t take it home with you, but the benefit picnic – which helps fund the adopt-a-lemur program at the Duke Lemur Center – is the next best thing. Bring a picnic or buy food from NOSH, tour the lemur center and get lemur art for your donation.
5-8 p.m. Friday; Duke Lemur Center, 3705 Erwin Road, Durham; $50 per car; lemur.duke.edu
Tunnel to Towers
This 5K run/walk, organized by the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, honors first responders and military heroes. Proceeds benefit the Building for America’s Brave program, which will build a specially adapted home in Fayetteville for a catastrophically injured service member. Even if you don’t race, there will be music, activities for the kids and much more.
8:30 a.m. Sunday; PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh; $20-$30 to race; T2Trun.org
The annual SPCA Fur Ball helps homeless pets in Wake County, and we can’t think of a better reason to don an evening gown or tuxedo. Throw in good food, beer and wine, music and a silent auction and you’ve got yourself a night. Meow!
6 p.m. Sunday; The State Club, NCSU Park Alumni Center at 2450 Alumni Drive, Raleigh; $125; spcawake.org
Pickin’ in the Pines
If you haven’t had your fill of bluegrass music come Sunday morning, the final Pickin’ in the Pines bluegrass show of the year features Acoustic Manner; Sweetwater Brewing Company and Tito’s Handmade Vodka will also be on hand.
5:45 Wednesday; Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary; $5; boothamphitheatre.com