If you haven’t gotten heat exhaustion and aren’t endlessly entertained by sitting home and watching bacon and eggs fry on your driveway … we rounded up a handful of events around town that may entice you to leave your AC.
Redo Prom Night—weird and wacky style, and adult beverages!—with VAE Prom (Sat., 7-10 p.m., 21 and over, tix $30; pre-prom party $25 per person). Themed DMV Under the Sea (mashing up magical aquatic glamour with the bureaucratic fun that is the Department of Motor Vehicles), the throwback night of dancing, awk license photos, spiked punch (hey, adult prom!), driving tests (ah, sweet 16), mermain races and more. Oh, and prom royalty, obv. Vote them to win by donating to their honor — all donations go toward funding VAE for top-notch community art experiences.) Don your best and weirdest aquatic glam Under the Sea finery (whatever that means) and have your best DMV experience evaaaa.
Alley Cats & Ales
Put the fun in fundraising at Big Boss Brewing Company’s Alley Cats & Ales Sunday (noon to 8 p.m.) for a day of beer (obv), food trucks, a silent auction, entertainment — from emcee comedian Andy Forrester to a bevvy of bands — door prizes and more. Kids and pups welcome. 5% of all Beer sales will benefit Alley Cats & Angels; food trucks (Buzzy Bakes Mobile Cupcakery and Coffee Bar, Cockadoodlemoo Truck Jay’s Italian Ice and The Cow and The Oak) donating 10% of sales to Alley Cats and Angels.
Dog Days at Beer Durham
While away the dog days of summer Sunday at Dog Days at Beer Durham (1-4 p.m.), hosted by Beer Durham and The Animal Protection Society of Durham, in support of the latter’s efforts to feed, shelter, provide medical care and match families with dogs of all shapes, breeds and sizes. APS will be on-site 2 to 3:30 p.m. with adoptable pups. Your friendly Fido is welcome to join in the fun. APS welcomes donations of dog food, bedding, toys, and other items of need. See the current APS wish list here.
Apparently good things really do come in small packages. Make your way to Midtown Sunday for a Mini Food Truck Rodeo (4-8 p.m.) in partnership with RPD for an afternoon of food, fun, live jams and kids activities, to benefit charity partner Special Olympics. Treat yourself to meals on wheels from the likes of Hot Chix Hotcakes And Chicken, konopizza, Dusty Donuts, STUFT ,Kona Ice of Raleigh, Boricua Soul Food Truck and Gabi’s Grounds Coffee Shop.
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
Won’t you be my (or his) neighbor? Cop a squat at brand-new revolutionary drafthouse cinema Alamo for a showing of the a docu look at America’s fave neighbor, Mr. Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Bonus – select special screenings this weekend come with guest attendee David Newell, who played the iconic Mr. McFeely.