DERBY DAYS. Dress to the nines and join Sports & Social at Fenton in Cary this Saturday, May 6, 3–8 p.m., for Derby Days. Exclusive to the second floor and rooftop, Derby Days will include Kentucky hot brown sandwiches, mint juleps, and a $500 cash prize for the best hat. Purchase a Plus Cornhole ticket for two and gain entry into one of two Derby Hole tournaments, where the winners will be crowned with a garland of roses. Derby Day dress code will be enforced.
DINING DISCOUNT. Sassool, which has locations in Cary and Raleigh, is offering half-price wine every Wednesday. The fast-casual Lebanese and Mediterranean restaurant is also hosting Sassool Senior Day each Monday. From 4 p.m. to close, guests ages 55-and-over receive 15% off all in-store and phone orders.
MARKET MOVIE. First Friday Market & Movie Night takes place at downtown Raleigh’s Moore Square on Friday, May 5, 5–9 p.m. “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” will be shown, and guests can enjoy food trucks, live entertainment, free games and a local market. Tickets are free and available online.
CINCO DE MAYO. Unscripted Durham’s rooftop restaurant, the Patio, will allow guests to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a special evening of live music, margaritas and tacos this Friday, May 5. The Patio will feature live music from local duo Alexandra Valladares and Viajeros Melodiosos from 7–10 p.m., as well as $5 margaritas; and pork, fish and chicken tacos.
Kick off the weekend Cinco de Mayo festivities at The Casso Raleigh‘s Good Day Good Night with a tacos-and-margarita special. On Friday, May 5, guests will be treated to two tacos (choice of pork, chicken or shrimp) and a traditional house margarita for $20, available from 2–10 p.m.
WAIVED ADOPTION FEES. Wake County Animal Center is waiving adoption fees for dogs that have been on the adoption floor more than 22 days through Sunday, May 7. All adopted dogs will receive spay/neuter surgery, microchipping and required vaccinations, and new owners will not be charged the $95 fee.
BUILD A BASKET. Big Spoon Roasters will host a shopping event at the company’s new headquarters (500 Meadowlands Drive, Hillsborough) on Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Shoppers can sample the entire catalog of nut butter and snack bar products before building their own nut butter gift sets.
CANCER AWARENESS. Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure takes place at Boxyard RTP on Saturday, May 6 at 9:30 a.m. The event will raise critical funds for patient care services and resources for those affected by breast cancer. This year’s event will include entertainment, family-friendly activations and testimonials from breast cancer survivors and thrivers. Registration is available online.
SFOR THOSE IN NEED.Period Power, a program of Diaper Bank of North Carolina, will host Tampon Tuesday at 1311 E. Club Boulevard in Durham on May 23, 6–8:30 p.m. Drinks, games and prizes are part of the event during Period Poverty awareness week. Period products will be distributed to Durham Public Schools, homeless shelters and community partners. Tickets are available online.
KICKOFF CONCERT. The North Carolina Museum of Art begins the 2023 Outdoor Performing Arts and Film season with a performance by The Wood Brothers and Shovels & Rope at the Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Theater at the Museum in the Park on Friday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. The Wood Brothers are a Grammy-nominated American roots music band. Tickets are available online.
GET ON YOUR BIKE. Commute Smart Raleigh launches Bike Bonanza at Raleigh Union Station’s plaza on Friday, May 5, 4–7 p.m. The Downtown Raleigh First Friday event will include live music, safety checks, bike share rides and more. Participate in a bike decoration station and a photo booth during this free family-friendly social event. Tickets are available online.
EXPLORE THE MUSEUMS. The North Carolina Museum of History, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and North Carolina Museum of Art are joining forces for a Summer Passport program. Take a trip to one of the museums between June 1–August 31 and get your passport stamped while exploring family-friendly activities. .
FUNDRAISING FESTIVAL. 3 Bluebirds Farm (1001 Horse Creek Road, Raleigh) will host Feather Fest on Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. The event will include live music, carnival games, food trucks and shopping with local artisans. Tickets and sponsorships are available online. Proceeds will go toward a new events structure for teen and adult life skills programs for individuals with autism.
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