SNL Alum Pete Davidson 😎 Live in Raleigh this June!

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LAUGH A LITTLE. Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m. for stand-up comedian and actor Pete Davidson’s “Prehab Tour” at Raleigh’s Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts on June 30 at 7 p.m.  In 2023, Davidson starred in Peacock’s “Bupkis,” a semi–autobiographical comedy series he also co–created, co–wrote and executive produced. He was a cast member on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” from 2014–2022. 


FREE COOKIES. Tonya’s Cookies and Bake Shop (400 South Elliott Road, Chapel Hill) will celebrate National Pecan Day by offering free cookies on Sunday, April 14. Customers can stop into the shop and receive two of Tonya’s pecan crisp cookies. Tonya, the granddaughter of Southern culinary icon Mildred Council, created her cookie recipes while working for her grandmother at Mama Dip’s Kitchen. 

THINK CINCO DE MAYO. Rocky Top Catering is offering the Cinco de Mayo Taco & Nacho Station suited for the workplace or social gatherings. Enjoy beef or chicken tacos with all the trimmings, along with three dessert options and margaritas (traditional, spicy, mango and strawberry–basil). Rocky Top will deliver and set up the meal with disposable plates and plasticware. The offer is good from Monday, April 29–Sunday, May 5. Prices begin at $16 per person.

GREEN TOUR. The High Performance Home Tour takes place throughout the Triangle on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, noon–5 p.m. The self-guided tours of 12 homes showcase new, green–certified homes and the features that can save homeowners money and provide a healthy environment for families. No registration or ticket is required.

MUSIC TO YOUR EARS. The North Carolina Museum of History presents Harmony: A Day of Heritage Music on Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. In addition to the five daytime performances, two free ticketed performances take place in Daniels Auditorium from 6–9 p.m. The event highlights North Carolina’s musical heritage with a lineup that features old–time music, American Indian longhouse singing, flamenco guitar, Appalachian ballads and more.

ADULTS FOR KIDS. Marbles Kids Museum hosts the fundraiser 21Marbles on Friday, April 19, 6:30–9:30 p.m. Adults can explore the museum, play games and mingle during the PARTYology–themed event. Enjoy laser tag, giant games and take–home crafts, along with specialty drinks, pizza and other refreshments. All proceeds benefit the museum’s mission to make play accessible to all.

PETS IN NEED. The Orange County Animal Shelter is offering adoptable dogs for $25 through Friday, April 30. The shelter has many wonderful pets available on a first–come, first–served basis. No appointment is needed for a 15–minute meeting with a pet. The shelter offers plenty of guidance on adoption fees and information.

OUT AND ABOUT. Raleigh Underground Market is set for Midtown Park at North Hills on Sunday, April 14, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Saxophonist Eli Fribush and his band will provide music, and more than 50 local vendors will be on hand. The fun includes face painting, kids workshops and a mini food–truck rodeo. Food trucks include Berto’s Chimis, Santopietro’s Sandwiches, Shawerma Bowl, Smallcakes, and Sunset Slush. 

FOR A GOOD CAUSE. Philips Farms hosts Shop & Play Saturdays, with a fundraiser set for Saturday, April 13. The event honors the son of co–owners Charles and Kelsey Levert, who lost their son Caison to acute myeloid leukemia in February.  Admission is $12, and includes the corn box, wagon rides, sports zone, cow and grain train rides, mini golf, toddler town, and more. Food vendors Dampf Good BBQ and Local Donuts will be on hand and donating to the fundraiser.

MUSIC IN THE AIR. North Hills kicks off Pop Up Music at The Commons (4191 Main at North Hills Street) on Friday, April 12, 6–9 p.m. Kerry Long is featured for the first concert, a new initiative intended to provide ambiance for shoppers and diners. The series will include 20 acoustic music events, showcasing local artists in a variety of genres. The spring series will run through Saturday, June 22.


SAY CHEESE. The Pimento Cheese Festival takes place in Downtown Cary Park on Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. More than 50 food vendors will line Academy Street to serve their regular menus, along with new dishes that feature the southern delicacy. Enjoy live music and local breweries, then try your hand in a pimento cheese sculpting contest.


OLD-FASHIONED FUN. ClydeFEST, a folk arts festival for kids in Pittsboro, takes place at Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center (1192 US-64 West) on Sunday, April 14, noon-5 p.m. In its 22nd year, the festival features face painting, bubbles, food trucks, art projects, and old–fashioned carnival games like penguin–hoops ring toss, fishing hole and critter putt mini–golf.  

FUNDRAISING ON THE FARM. The 3 Bluebirds Farm Feather Fest 2024 (1001 Horse Creek Road, Raleigh) takes place on Saturday, April 27, 3–6 p.m. Spend the afternoon enjoying carnival games, inflatables, live music and food trucks. Meet mascot Bingo the Bluebird and enjoy activities for both adults and kids. Children age 3 and under are free.Proceeds benefit the farm, a nonprofit that provides farm activities for individuals with autism. 

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