Each week we'll share our picks for the best free and cheap things to do around town this weekend.
Friday, October 20th - Sunday, October 22nd
Third Friday Durham
Friday, October 20 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The third Friday of every month, galleries in downtown Durham host exhibit openings. Besides the receptions, you’ll also find lots of musicians busking outside. You can find a map and a list of participating venues on 3rdfridaydurham.com.
Stories Under the Stars
Friday, October 20 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Weaver Street Market, 101 East Weaver Street, Carrboro
Weaver Street Market Carrboro’s annual Halloween event, Stories Under the Stars, includes spooky music, ghost stories, fire dancers and more. If it rains, it’ll move to the Century Center.
Yep Roc 20 Free Music Festival
Saturday, October 21 12 p.m.
River Park, 228 South Churton Street, Hillsborough
The Hillsborough-based record label Yep Roc is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a festival, Yep Roc 20, from Thursday, through Saturday. Most of the concerts are at Cat’s Cradle, and are ticketed. However, the festival includes a free show Saturday, at River Park, Hillsborough, featuring Mandolin Orange, The Stray Birds, Jim Lauderdale, Kim Richey and Tony Joe White. Gates open at 11 a.m. and the show is at noon. Although it’s free you do need to reserve tickets.
Movie By Moonlight Halloween Double Feature
Saturday, October 21 6 p.m.
Dorothea Dix Park, 2105 Umstead Drive, Raleigh
Bring chairs or blankets and enjoy the double feature at Dix Park. “Hocus Pocus” will start at 7 p.m. and “Shaun of the Dead” will start at 9 p.m. There will be a couple food trucks on site, and also costume contests for adults and kids.
Sundays in Hillsborough
Sunday, October 22 2:30 p.m.
Old Courthouse Lawn, 106 East Margaret Lane, in Hillsborough
Every Sunday afternoon through November 19, enjoy a free concert on the lawn of the Old Courthouse in Hillsborough. The band this Sunday is Snakewig, which plays covers of rock and soul classics.