Our top picks to round out July and say hello to August, from socially distant shopping to live performances and online exhibits
Compiled by Megan Pociask
Christmas in July Tap Event – Thursday, 11am-10pm – The Glass Jug Beer Lab brings back a few holiday favorites. Drinks – like Hardywood Park Craft Brewery’s 2019 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Gingerbread Stout and The Glass Jug’s 2019 Chemistree – will be available by the glass, in flights and as growler fills.
Online Exhibition: ‘Reflections‘ – Thursday, 9am – In celebration of 5 Points Gallery’s one-year anniversary, this exhibit will be available for online viewing and private in-person showings. “Reflections” features 11 artists across various mediums.
Cruise Thru 2 with Boxyard RTP – Friday, 4-8pm – The second Cruise Thru, hosted by Frontier RTP, features seven Boxyard RTP businesses opening on-site this fall. They will sell goods, food and beverages to customers as they cruise through in their car.
Mamis and The Papis Present: Bloomin’ – Saturday, 10pm-2am – Arcana hosts The Mamis & the Papis for a celebration of the Vernal Equinox. Centered around the music of immigrant and migrant communities, all are welcome to join the dance floor.
Triangle Travel: American Tobacco Campus! – Saturday, 10am-noon – Channel your creativity at the first-ever “Triangle Travel.” Hosted by Joel Pominville and CAM Raleigh Urban Sketching, the event takes place at the American Tobacco Campus. Free to the public, participants only need to bring drawing equipment.
Piff the Magic Dragon – Virtual Event – Saturday, 7pm – Hosted by DPAC, Piff the Magic Dragon performs a one-hour interactive magic show for all ages via Zoom. The “America’s Got Talent” contestant presents completely new magic tricks “that can only be experienced online.”
That’s My Story (Virtual) – Sunday, 7-8:15pm – Mettlesome Comedy Club hosts a virtual panel show, where comedians will test their lie detecting abilities as they try to discern fact from fiction. Tune in live on Mettlesome’s Facebook page.