Wondering what to get up to this weekend? Check out these SWR picks!

NCMA Summer Film Series: Kubo and the Two Strings

Big-screen movie magic under the stars has been a cherished NCMA experience for more than 20 years.

Plucky Kubo lives with his mother in an isolated seaside cave, sheltered from the wrath of his grandfather, the evil Moon King. Discovered by his wicked aunts, he embarks on an adventure to seek his father’s magical armor and defeat his vengeful family. This spooky Japanese fairy tale, suitable for older kids, is miraculously crafted of origami-inspired stop-motion animation. Some scenes may be too mature or frightening for young children.


Second Saturday

Second Saturday is once-a-month celebration of local food and community that hosts showcases, community events, workshops, volunteering, idea generating sessions, local food specials, and much more. Giving you – the Raleigh community – plenty of opportunities to engage and support your local food system.

This month Second Saturday is highlighting the intersection of local food and the pollinators that help us grow it! Join them for the Pollinator Fair celebrating Raleigh’s new Bee City status!

Y’all at Dix Park

Y’all At Dix Park is Dix Park’s first (and free!) concert series! Located in beautiful Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, NC – Y’all At Dix Park features live local music, local food trucks, great beers, plus fun for all ages including field day games – for both kids and adults. Y’all At Dix Park takes place on the beautiful Saturdays of July 22, August 12 and August 26.

Music, food, brews, art, games and a whole lot more from 4pm-10pm on Harvey Hill. The event is FREE, so come get to know Raleigh’s new park and all the intricacies that make this city exceptional.

100% of the net proceeds benefit the development and creation of Dix Park.

Race: Are We So Different?

What does the word “race” mean to you? This exhibition looks at race through the lens of science, history, and personal experiences to promote a better understanding of human variation. Interactive exhibit components, historical artifacts, iconic objects, compelling photographs, multimedia presentations, and attractive graphic displays offer visitors to RACE an eye-opening look at its important subject matter. RACE tells the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view offering an unprecedented look at race and racism in the United States.