It’s August and the end of summer is approaching. But don’t worry just yet, there’s still plenty to do before it’s all over. Check out some of these fun and interesting activities:
Paperhand Puppet Intervention
Where: Forest Theatre, Chapel Hill
When: Aug 2 – Sep 29, Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 7 pm
Paperhand Puppet Intervention is hard to truly put into words. It is creativity and art run wild. The group uses costumes and more importantly, life-size (and bigger) puppets to put on spectacular performances. On top of all that the Forest Theatre itself is a very special and unique place. Don’t miss out!
Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival
Where: Koka Booth Amphitheater
When: Friday, Aug 2, 6 – 10 pm; Saturday, Aug 3, 12 – 6 pm
According to the event’s site: “Get ready to enjoy all those pleasures that true Southerners live by – Beer, Bourbon, Barbeque, Boots, Bacon, Biscuits, Bluegrass and Smoked Beasts! It’s two great days of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbeque eatin’. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE –TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon.” There are several ticket options and attendees can go one or both days.
Where: Durham Arts Council PSI Theater (1st Day), Durham Armory (2nd Day)
When: Saturday, Aug 17, 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday, Aug 18, 11 am – 5 pm
As you might imagine, VegFest is an event aimed at promoting vegetarian food and diet. There will be food samples, cooking demos, speakers, live music, kids activities and much, much more. The event aims to attract those that are curious about planet-based diets, those that are all in on eating vegetarian and everyone in between.
Where: Carrboro Century Center
When: Friday, Aug 23, 7:30 – 9 pm
“A night of jigs, reels and anything Celtic.” Attendees are invited to bring their own songs and instruments if they want. If you’re not ready for all that, feel free to just spectate and take in the cultural celebration.
Artspace’s Summer Celebration
Where: Artspace, Raleigh
When: Saturday, Aug 24, 12:30 – 3 pm
Summer Celebration gives young artists the opportunity to display some of their works in Artspace’s beautiful exhibition areas. The closing ceremony will be accompanied by music, food, art and more.
Town of Cary Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival
Where: Downtown Cary
When: Saturday, August 24, 9 am – 6 pm; Sunday, August 25, 12:30 – 5 pm
Taking place on Cary’s Town Hall campus, the 42nd Lazy Daze Festival celebrates the coming of Fall and the community. The event will features all sorts of art, music, food and more. There will be special exhibits, fun games and some quirky activities.