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Top weekend picks: Aug. 20-23

Pop-up kitchen: Pack a better lunchbox

Bring a chef hat and get ready to learn easy recipes for snacks to include in lunchboxes for the school year. The event will focus on making snacks that kids can make too. The program is supported by Duke University’s Community Care Fund of the Doing Good in the Neighborhood Campaign. $5 museum admission, session is no extra charge; 4 p.m.-6p.m. Thursday; Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh.

Beer science: An expo for brewers and scientists

Brewers from Wake County will trade in their brewing gear for lab coats for one night only. The night will feature specially brewed beers for the museum and panel discussions about fermentation, flavoring and the engineering of beer. Expect to see local favorites like Aviator Brewing, Big Boss Brewing and White Street Brewing. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Museum. $30; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday; N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones Street, Raleigh.

Walk through a melting pot: Enjoy Caribbean culture with a festival

The Raleigh-Durham Afro-Caribbean Association presented “A Tapestry of Many Nations,” a parade and festival celebrating Caribbean culture and heritage. A parade will kick off the celebration, with traditional Caribbean food to follow. Visitors can also check out arts and crafts and check out the live entertainment. Free; noon on Saturday; Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.

Fishing fun: Bring the family for old-fashioned fishing

Take it back to the good old days when fishing called for just a small pole. The park will provide fishers with a cane pole, tackle and bait and help identifying any fish lucky fishermen can wrangle. For ages 5 and up. Pre-registration required. $5 a family, $3 a person; Saturday 9 a.m., Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh.

A night at the museum: See the City of Raleigh museum in a new light

Raleigh playwright Ian Finley will introduce Raleigh’s rich history to budding historians through a 45-minute interactive play. Participants will get to solve mysteries, find hidden artifacts and clues while following a trail of nuts. For ages 8-12. $5.25; 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday; City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh.