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Plan your weekend: ‘Rhythm of Race’ celebration, a food truck rodeo and more

Catch Pierce Freelon and The Beast at Rhythm of Race Saturday at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences.
Catch Pierce Freelon and The Beast at Rhythm of Race Saturday at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences. Courtesy of Yole!Africa

Triangle events to add to your daybook:

Triangle Restaurant Week

Through Sunday; across the Triangle; $15/lunch, $20-$35/dinner; trirestaurantweek.com

There’s still time to take advantage of the great food and deals of Triangle Restaurant Week. See the website for a list of participating venues.

Rhythm of Race

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh; free; naturalsciences.org/race

A day of multicultural poetry, music and dance presented in conjunction with the museum’s exhibit “RACE: Are We So Different?” There’s a Sankofa workshop led by The Beast and featuring Pierce Freelon, plus a poetry slam, a concert by Shana Tucker, a show with G. Yamazawa and much more.

Junetoberfest

2-6 p.m. Saturday; Durham Co-Op Market, 1111 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham; $20; durham.coop/junetoberfest-2017

Think Oktoberfest, but you know, in June. The traditional German-style festival will have lots of local beer and local food (including brats!), plus entertainment from The Little German Band and Dancers.

A big night out

7 p.m. Saturday; Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 NC-210, Smithfield; $65; jwlsmithfield.com/big-night-out

The Junior League of Smithfield holds its Big Night Out fundraiser in support of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Johnston County, with a low-country menu, an open beer and wine bar, live music and a silent auction.

Food truck rodeo

Noon-7 p.m. Sunday; Fayetteville Street, Raleigh; downtownraleighfoodtruckrodeo.com

Another chance to sample from more than 50 food trucks spread over a half-mile of downtown Raleigh. There’s sidewalk seating for 1,000.

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