5 (More) Events Not to Miss This Summer

5 (More) Events Not to Miss This Summer

From puppet artistry that makes a fantastic story come alive to fresh-from-the-vine tomatoes, we know the events that will kick your summer plans up a notch

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Photo Courtesy Paperhand Puppet Intervention.
Photo Courtesy Paperhand Puppet Intervention.

10 by 10 in the Triangle

July 8-10, 14-17 & 21-24
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Spend your summer enjoying international, original plays right in our backyard. Over 1,100 scripts were sent in this year for the chance to be performed during the 15th annual festival, and The ArtsCenter chose 10 new theatrical shorts. Tickets: $16-$18.

Tomato Day

July 9, 8:30am-Noon
carrborofarmersmarket.com

Celebrate the glory that is a fresh-from-the-vine tomato at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market. Expect kids activities, recipes and of course, an epic tomato tasting. (Can’t get enough of that juicy tomato goodness? Head to the Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market the next Saturday for more tastings.) Free.

UNC Wellness Super Sprint

JULY 31, 7 A.M.
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Benefiting the UNC Wellness Medical Fitness Scholarship Fund, this triathlon gives you a good reason to train. Take part in a 250-yard swim, 9.35-mile bike ride and 5K run, kicking off at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont. Registration: $65-$75.

Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s Summer Show

AUG. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28 & SEPT. 2-5
paperhand.org

This year’s show is titled “The Beautiful Beast” and promises to be dazzling as it highlights creatures and monsters that are brought to life with the help of the team’s incredible puppet artistry. Arrive early for a seat. Suggested donation: $8-$15.

Be Loud ’16

AUG. 26-27
beloudsophie.org

Rock out for a great cause at this annual concert held at Cat’s Cradle. A selection of bands, including Preeesh!, Hobex and The English Beat, will donate their talent to help raise funds for the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation’s mission to support adolescent and young adult cancer patients at UNC Hospitals. Tickets: $25-$40.