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.
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.