Southern Music Fest
The third ConvergeNC Southern Music Fest will have music from The Dead Tongues and The Suffers, plus food trucks.
6-8 p.m. Friday; 140 W. Franklin St. Plaza, Chapel Hill; free; convergencfest.com
Vietnam Veterans Day
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“Etchings in Stone,” a play written by North Carolina Vietnam veteran Ron Harris, gets three showings this weekend in honor of Vietnam Veterans Day, which is Sunday. The play takes the audience inside the D.C. memorial to overhear the words and thoughts of passers-by. Vietnam veteran memorabilia will be on display.
7 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh; free; ncmuseumofhistory.org
Happy Lemur Week!
Lemur Week at the Duke Lemur Center kicks off Saturday. Events include a Great Human Race, a party at NOSH, a scavenger hunt, a TEDx talk and much more.
March 28-April 4; Duke University Primate Center, 3705 Erwin Road, Durham; costs vary; lemur.duke.edu
Beer and bacon
Come hungry and come thirsty, because this aptly named “all you care to taste” Beer & Bacon Festival boasts 75 craft beers (plus wine), 10 bacons and 15 restaurants. There’s also a butchering class. See website for ticket and pricing structure.
Noon-6 p.m. Saturday; Booth Amphitheatre, 803 Regency Parkway, Cary; $39-$69; beerandbacon.com
The Brickside Festival is an all-day event with music, art activities, local vendors and food. The bands play inside, and there’s a charge for that, but all the outdoor fun is free and open to all.
2 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday; Duke Coffeehouse, 106 Epworth Lane, Durham; $18 ($12 for Duke students); nando.com/12x