Weekend Picks: June 23rd – 25th

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are my top picks of things to check out over the next three days. Happy Exploring!

Friday – June 23rd

The Adventures of Annabelle Lyn at Sola Coffee
Sola Coffee and Cafe continues to bring great touring acts to Raleigh this Friday with The The Adventures of Annabelle Lyn, a trio of female folk artists that brings together heartbreaking original songs, tight and sweet vocal harmonies, powerful instrumental solos, and crowd-pleasing acoustic covers. Music starts at 7:30pm. No cover but tips for the musicians always appreciated!

Orquestra GarDel at Durham Central Park
On Friday Durham Central Park debuts its new free 10-week concert series with the multinational but uniquely North Carolinian, Orquesta GarDel and their high-energy Latin dance music experience. The thirteen-member lineup has a full deck of horn players, percussionists, and coro singers. Rooted in its own arrangements of songs from the great salsa, cumbia, and merengue artists, this is ultimately not a cover band. There will be Food trucks and craft beer venders as well. Music from 6-8pm.

Saturday – June 24th

Historic Hillsborough Walking Tour
Experience American history through the unique perspective of one of North Carolina’s oldest and most historically significant towns, with a guided walking tour of downtown Hillsborough. Established in 1754 as the seat of government for Orange County, Hillsborough’s colonial legacy and signs of its importance in NC and American history can be seen everywhere. The tour begins at the Hillsborough Visitors Center, located in the eighteenth century Alexander Dickson Farm House, and guides visitors to a variety of historic places. $6

Sunday – June 25th

Oak City Chamber Players at Rebus Works – Raleigh
Rebus Works is throwing another Classical Hang on Sunday from 4-7pm. Music will start at 5pm. This is always a popular event, so make sure you get here early to grab a seat! The Chamber Players, led by Dovid Friedlander, will be performing Beethoven’s Quartet Opus 59 Number 3. They  will have a food truck, local NC beer for sale at Rebus Works and the Oak City Chamber Players performing up close and personal.

Cary’s Downtown Chowdown Food Truck Rodeo
Trucks will line Academy Street from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Event will feature 25+ food trucks along with local beer and wine vendors, and live music. You can view a list of the trucks here.

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