Food, movies, music and more food highlight Father’s Day weekend

There will be pig races to go along with your barbecue at the 4th Annual Peak City Pig Fest in Apex this weekend.

Food, jazz, food, movies, food and food highlight the weekend activities in the Triangle area.

The 4th Annual Peak City Pig Fest, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, will be held on North Salem Street in Apex Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. While the competitors starting cooking on Friday and a beer garden is open, the main event is on Saturday. Competition BBQ sample platters are for sale starting at 9 a.m. Saturday while supplies last. There are pig races, music and cloggers throughout the day.

After spending the day eating barbecue, you can head over to the annual Miss North Carolina Pageant at Memorial Auditorium at 8 p.m. Saturday for the crowning of the young woman who will represent the state at the Miss America Pageant.

From “There she is” to “And here he is,” there will be a Father’s Day Jazz Concert in honor of “Uncle Paul” Montgomery, who hosted The Uncle Paul Show in the Raleigh area from 1961-1981. Montgomery was a noted jazz musician and composer. The Heart of North Carolina Jazz Orchestra, the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra and the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble will perform at the 4th annual event Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Raleigh Little Theatre.

If movies are more your thing, Chef starring Jon Favreau will be shown as the outdoor movie Saturday night at the North Carolina Art Museum. The movie is rated “R.” Admission is free for museum members and $5 for nonmembers. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. but, in keeping with the food theme of the weekend, there will be a food truck rodeo so come early.

For a more family-friendly movie, you can head to downtown Raleigh to watch the PG-rated The Karate Kid Friday night. Come early at 6 p.m. and enjoy music, a beer tent and, of course, food trucks. The event takes place at Downtown Raleigh’s City Plaza on the 400 Block of Fayetteville Street.

On Sunday, instead of a movie with your food truck rodeo, how about music? There will be a food truck rodeo, featuring more than 50 food trucks, at Durham Central Park from 12 noon to 4 p.m. The Chit Nasty Band will provide live funk, soul and rock & roll as you eat.

There are plenty of other entertainment opportunities in the area. For more, check the schedule below.

  • The NC Symphony Summerfest: An Evening of Broadway concert, featuring hits from Wicked, Chicago, Oliver! and Annie, will be at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre on Friday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m.
  • The NC Symphony Summerfest: Symphonic Wizardry featuring the Music of Harry Potter will be at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m.
  • A Few Good Men, the Broadway play, will be performed at the Kennedy Theatre in Raleigh Friday, June 19, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 20 at 2 & 8 p.m.; and Sun., June 21, at 3 p.m. Suitable for mature audiences.
  • Comedian Tommy Johnagin is at Goodnights in Raleigh Friday, June 19 at 7:30 & 10 p.m. and Saturday, June 20 at 7:30 & 10 p.m.
  • Indie rock singer Neko Case will perform at the North Carolina Art Museum Friday, June 19 at 8 p.m.
  • The Shakespeare play Macbeth will be performed under the stars at the Raleigh Little Theatre Friday, June 19 at 8 p.m.
  • The Pilobolus modern-dance troupe will perform Saturday at the Durham Performing Arts Center at 1 p.m for a kid-friendly matinee and at 7 p.m. in a performance that contains nudity.
  • Beermaker New Belgium rolls into town with its annual Tour de Fat, a traveling carnival of biking, special beer tappings, food, music, outlandish costumes and general revelry on Saturday, June 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 318 Blackwell St. in Durham.
  • The 11th Annual Juneteenth Celebration, honoring Durham’s African-American community, will be in Downtown Durham Saturday from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., featuring live entertainment, kids activities, vendors and, guess what, food.
  • The 3rd Annual Fresh Catch Raleigh Festival, featuring fresh-cooked seafood and music, will be held at Moore Square in Raleigh on Saturday, June 20 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Come early for the Durham Bulls game Sunday and play catch with your dad on Father’s Day. The outfield will be open for a pregame catch at 4 p.m. but don’t be late because you’ll only have about a half hour. The game against the Columbus Clippers begins at 5:05 p.m. Kids run the bases after the game.
  • There will be Summer Solstice Ice Cream Party for all ages complete with lawn games at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum Sunday from 6-8:30 p.m. Online registration is recommended.

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