Friday, June 15
All day and all weekend long: Are you looking for a relaxing, fun day with Dad? Head out to Dads Paddle Free at Jordan Lake. Make some waves — and memories — together. With the purchase of one full-price kayak rental, Dad gets a free three-hour kayak rental courtesy of Jordan Lake Water Sports. The cost is $20. For more info, call (919) 426-2864, or click here.
5-8pm: Does Dad love to grill? Or does he love wine? Get a taste of both at Southern Season's Father’s Day Back Yard BBQ Wines. Sample wines that pair wonderfully with Dad’s favorite grilling recipes. The cost is $15. For more info, click here.
6pm: The Music Maker Roots and Leaves Series, presented by Music Maker Relief Organization and taking place Friday nights in June on the Village Green at Southern Village, continues with a concert featuring Piedmont-style guitarist Boo Hanks and country band Kelly and the Cowboys. The event is free. For more information, click here.
9pm: Looking for a nostalgia fix? Head to Abbey Road LIVE! at Cat's Cradle. The band celebrates the 45th anniversary of one of the greatest albums of all time — Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Tickets are $14 in advance, $16 day of show. For more info, click here.
Saturday, June 16
9:30-10:15am: Headed out on a camping trip this summer? Get ready with Morehead Planetarium's Survival Skills Using the Sky program, an interactive presentation that reveals how the sky can be your compass, clock and calendar – no GPS required. Admission is $5. For more info, call (919) 962-1236.
Noon-2pm: Looking for something delicious? Head over to the Merritt's Store and Grill for Banjos and BLTs. Enjoy live bluegrass music and one of the restaurant’s famed sandwiches every Saturday. Free admission. For more info, click here.
At dusk: Grab the kids and head over to the Village Green at Southern Village for the family-friendly film Mirror, Mirror, a new take on the Snow White story. Tickets are $4. For more info, click here.
6pm: Tonight at Flyleaf Books, Gabriella Donnelly reads from The Little Women Letters, which explores the imagined lives of Jo March’s descendants - three sisters who are both thoroughly modern and thoroughly March. As uplifting as Louisa May Alcott’s classic story, this novel speaks to anyone who’s ever fought with a sister, fallen in love with a pair of shoes or wondered what life had in store for her. The event is free. For more info, click here.
Sunday, June 17
6pm: Treat Dad on his special night. Carolina Brewery hosts a five-course dinner highlighting local ingredients and paired with the brewery’s beer, including a few special reserve beers not on the menu. Richard Mitchell from the N.C. Brewers’ Cup, a nonprofit that helps promote local breweries and home brewers, will be a guest speaker, and proceeds from the dinner will help benefit his organization. The cost is $40. For more info, call (919) 942-1800.
7pm: End the weekend on a good note at the ArtsCenter. Since the late ‘60s, the names Devon Allman and Cyril Neville have been synonymous with great music. See them perform with Mike Zito and Johnny Sansone in this American Roots Series concert. Tickets are $29 in advance, $32 the day of the show. For more info, click here.