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Take Five: Long Leaf Film Fest and a tour of Durham on two wheels

A still from Neil Soffer’s “Frame Drop.” More than 40 films from across the state – and world – will be screened at the Long Leaf Film Fest, covering drama, sci-fi, comedy, romance and documentaries.
A still from Neil Soffer’s “Frame Drop.” More than 40 films from across the state – and world – will be screened at the Long Leaf Film Fest, covering drama, sci-fi, comedy, romance and documentaries.

Triangle events to add to your daybook:

Long Leaf Film Fest

3-7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday. N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Free. longleaffilmfestival.com

More than 40 films from across the state – and world – will be screened at this two-day festival, covering drama, sci-fi, comedy, romance and documentaries.

Blues on the plaza

6:30 p.m. Friday. Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham. Free. northgatemall.com

This free outdoor blues series continues with Reverend Dan and the Prophets (formerly the Blues Rockets). Bring a chair and come hungry – food trucks will be on site.

Ritmo Fest

Noon-6:30 p.m. Saturday. 316 N. Academy Street, downtown Cary. Free. diamanteinc.org

At this 12th annual event, celebrate the diverse cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean with live music, dance, artwork and food. Free dance lessons for adults and activities for the kids.

Bike in Durham

1-3 p.m. Saturday. Museum of Durham History, 500 W. Main St., Durham. Free. museumofdurhamhistory.org

Observe National Bike Month by taking part in this “Tobacco Town on Two Wheels” event – a 6-mile tour through downtown and the American Tobacco Campus. You’ll make stops along the route to learn more about Durham’s history.

SpringFest

4-9 p.m. Saturday. 100 Town Hall Drive, Morrisville. Free. townofmorrisville.org/springfest

The town of Morrisville’s spring festival will not only have live music and food trucks (including Bulkogi and Locopops), but midway games and rides. (Bring money for food and games.)

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