6 things to do in the Triangle this weekend

Thousands of people crowd the streets to get food from several dozen vendors as Durham holds a Food Truck Rodeo. There is another rodeo on Sunday.File

Ah, Father’s Day and soccer. Big weekend. But if you don’t dig the World Cup — or hanging indoors for viewing — there’s plenty o’ food and fun around the Triangle to show dad (or yourself) a good time.

1. Movies by Moonlight at Dix Park

An animated still from the movie “Moana” voiced by Auli’i Cravalho as Moana and Dwayne Johnson as Maui. // Walt Disney Animation Studios/TNS


Muscle up, Buttercup. Disney’s “Moana” is showing post dawn DTR at Movies by Moonlight at Dix Park in Flowers Field, presented by the City of Raleigh and Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh). Doors open 7:30 p.m., movie starts 8:45 p.m. Bulkogi Truck, Qspresso Food Truck, and Kona Ice of Garner food trucks will be on-site (BYO food/bev also encouraged). Family and Fido friendly, as long as the latter is leashed.

2. Food Truck Rodeo

What better way please pops on than a free-entry mass gathering of 50+ of the Triangle’s most popular rolling restos with local brews to boot? See ya at the Food Truck Rodeo ft. Project 919 Band in Durham Central Park (noon to 4 p.m.). Bring a chair. Regular-leashed (non-retractable) four-legged besties welcome.

3. Bone Suckin’ Sauce Peak City Pigfest

Pig out Friday and Saturday in Historic Downtown Apex at the seventh-annual Bone Suckin’ Sauce Peak City Pigfest free family-fun BBQ fest. Think live music, beer garden, kids area, street vendors galore–and pigs, obv, both for live racing and barbecue dining delight. Foodies can opt to become a People’s Choice judge, or you can kick it on the sidelines for the Anything Butt Competition, rib eating contest (police vs. firefighters), a host of ribs/pork/brisket comps and more. Events proceeds benefit various charities of the Apex Sunrise Rotary Foundation.

4. American Dance Festival

Premier international dance company Shen Wei Dance Arts takes stage at DPAC Sunday evening as part of the American Dance Festival. Having won worldwide acclaim for “amassing a body of works so strikingly original they defy categorization” (The Boston Globe), the company will perform “Neither,” drawing on an anti-opera of the same name by Morton Feldman and Samuel Beckett (1977). Brief nudity and adult themes.

Also, ADF opens with a commissioned World Premiere by Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. Read more of what’s happening at ADF here.

5. Father’s Day yoga

Chill out with pops and exude your gratitude on Father’s Day with an all-levels Free Father’s Day Flow in the Garden hosted by CorePower Yoga NC and Raleigh Little Theatre (9 to 10 a.m.) in majestic Raleigh Rose Garden. BYOmat, water bottle and towel. One lucky dad will win a free month of unlimited yoga. Namaste.

6. Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts will play two shows in North Carolina this week.


“Bless the broken road” that has led you to Coastal Credit Union Music Park Saturday (7:30 p.m.) for the can’t-miss country music giants Rascal Flatts for their Back to US Tour. “It’s yours if you want it.”

More this weekend

You can also check out the Third Friday Art Walk, plus the latest from ShaLeigh Dance Works and Monét Marshall. And just in case you did want to watch the World Cup, click here.


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