Arts & Culture

8 things to do in the Triangle this weekend – heavy on music, food and art

A new exhibit of photographs by Hugh Morton opens at the N.C. Museum of History, featuring depictions of North Carolina from the Outer Banks to Grandfather Mountain.
A new exhibit of photographs by Hugh Morton opens at the N.C. Museum of History, featuring depictions of North Carolina from the Outer Banks to Grandfather Mountain.

Triangle events to add to your daybook:

Film festival

Through Aug. 20; Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham; $10 per film or $85 for 10-movie pass; carolinatheatre.org.

The 21st N.C. Gay and Lesbian Film Festival starts up Friday in Durham with 167 films screening over the course of the next week. Two prominent films – “Deep Run” and “Lazy Eye” – have North Carolina ties.

Check the Chicks

7 p.m. Friday; Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, 3801 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh; $42-$146; ticketmaster.com.

Texas-bred Dixie Chicks land in Raleigh for a show featuring plenty of old hits (“Goodbye Earl” never gets old) and a few surprises.

Hugh Morton exhibit

9 a.m. Saturday; N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh; free; ncmuseumofhistory.org

A new exhibit of photographs by Hugh Morton opens, featuring depictions of North Carolina from the Outer Banks to Grandfather Mountain, but also lesser-known photographs from Morton’s time as a soldier during WWII. Through Sept. 4, 2017.

Get your groove on

1 p.m. Saturday; Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 E. Pogue St., Raleigh; $20; thepourhousemusichall.com

In its second year, this one-day Groove in the Garden festival has a great lineup of musicians – Hammer No More the Fingers and Matthew E. White for starters – plus food trucks, art, craft beer and more.

Bull City baseball

2-5:30 p.m. Saturday; Museum of Durham History, 500 W. Main St., Durham; free; museumofdurhamhistory.org

Don’t miss Baseball Card Family Day, a pre-game event featuring live music, food trucks, a “make your own baseball card” photo booth, Wool E. Bull and more. (That evening at DBAP, the special “Field of Hope” Bulls game donates proceeds to fight women’s cancers. A mobile mammography unit will be on-site. See rexhealth.com/fieldofhope for those details.)

KIDZ BOP Kids

4 p.m. Saturday; Red Hat Amphitheater, 500 S. McDowell St., Raleigh; $20-$70; redhatamphitheater.com

Your kids know ’em and love ’em, now they can see ’em live.

Lyle goes Large

8 p.m. Saturday; Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham; $45-$100; dpacnc.com

Lyle Lovett brings his Large Band back to the Triangle for plenty of wonderful Western swing, jump blues, jazz and country. If you’ve never seen him live, do it.

Hope you’re hungry

Aug. 15-21; Downtown Raleigh; godowntownraleigh.com

Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week starts up, with restaurants offering $5 and $10 lunches and $20 and $30 three-course prix fixe dinners all week.

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