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Top weekend picks: June 26-28

Double, double toil and trouble: Spread out a blanket and watch “Macbeth” under the stars.

Bare Theatre brings its production of Shakespeare’s tragedy to Raleigh Little Theatre’s ampitheater. The show is the last in the city’s “Wherefore” festival, a six-month celebration of the bard’s works. Bring your own dinner, or check out the offerings from local food trucks. $17; 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; RLT’s Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh; raleighlittletheatre.org.

Country classics: The Malpass Brothers come to Wake Forest.

The duo is steeped in traditional country music. Enjoy vocal blends and musicianship that recalls Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins and Hank Williams Sr. $15 advance/$18 at the door; 7 p.m. Saturday; Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest; wakeforestnc.gov.

Puzzle play: Explore Raleigh on a scavenger hunt.

Crisscross downtown during the Raleigh Typhoon as you solve clues, find items and complete tasks with the hope of taking home a prize. Find a team and show off your smarts. For ages 21 and older. All proceeds benefit Activate Good. $15 per individual/$100 per team; 1 to 5 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday; Tir Na Nog starting line, 218 S. Blount St., Raleigh; raleightyphoon.com.

Walk in the woods: Learn about the history of Umstead State Park.

It was only a few decades ago that the park was clear cut and used for farming. Trace how the land was restored to forest on a 1.5-mile nature hike. Wear your boots, and bring insect repellent and water. Call 919-571-4170 for reservations. Free; 3:30 p.m. Friday; Maple Hill Lodge, 8801 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh.

Friday flashback: The downtown summer movie series comes to a close.

Head to City Plaza one last time for your fill of 1980s fun. “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters” is a 2007 documentary that follows underdog Steve Wiebe as he tries to shatter a “Donkey Kong” record. The fun starts at 6 p.m. with music and food, followed by a screening at sundown. Free; Friday evening; 400 Fayetteville St., Raleigh; downtownraleighmovieseries.com.

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