May 21-22: What’s Happening in the Triangle 

I can’t be the only one ready for this weekend! I’m so excited to get out into the heat (oh! such heat!) and celebrate this beautiful transition from Taurus to Gemini season! Here are some of my picks for this weekend, May 21-22 in the Triangle. See you out there! 

Bike-in Movie with Oaks and Spokes (Saturday)

7:00-9:00 at 707 N Person Street in Raleigh

Join Oaks & Spokes and our community for a fun bike-in movie experience in the “back lot” of Oak City Cycling project on May 21st. We will provide the movie (+ popcorn and snacks!) and Oak City Cycling has beer on tap. You supply a bike to bring yourself to this fine community event, along with a chair to enjoy the show! Come early to enjoy complimentary refreshments – the movie will begin at 8pm.

We will be showing Together We Cycle, a documentary showcasing how the Netherlands became one of the premier biking locations around the globe.

Five Points Music Fest (Sunday) 

3:00-8:00 at 1605 Fairview Road in Raleigh

This family-friendly annual music festival will feature Real Nice Clark, Riggsbee Road, Magic Pipers Band, and The Remedy. Opening is the teen sensation Lewis & The Pony Boys. Redneck BBQ Lab truck will be there, games for the kiddos, and live music all afternoon.

Artsplosure (All Weekend) 

Across Downtown Raleigh

Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival returns on May 21-22, 2022 in the heart of downtown Raleigh.

Explore the eclectic, award-winning Art Market featuring over 175 juried fine artists and craftspeople exhibiting original works of art in 10 different categories. All will be available for purchase, including painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, and more.

Watch live music performances on the main stage from emerging national and regional artists, bring the kids to enjoy free arts and crafts at Kidsplosure, and experience one-of-a-kind art installations on display throughout the Fayetteville Street footprint.

Art Market Hours

Saturday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

*Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

*Please note that the Art Market will be open from 10:00 am – 11:00 am (Sunday) specifically for patrons with accessibility needs.

6th Annual Durham Blues and Brews Festival (Saturday)

5:00 at Durham Central Park

The Durham Blues and Brews Festival is an annual music and beer festival held in Durham NC’s beautiful Central Park. Grab a friend, bring lawn chairs (or purchase one of ours while supplies last), and come enjoy UNLIMITED 12 oz pours from North Carolina’s finest breweries (plus local wine and/or cider). Please drink responsibly. All this while listening to awesome blues bands. Best of all, all proceeds go towards supporting local Triangle non-profits and programs!

Bring your folding chairs (or purchase one of ours while supplies last) to enjoy the music, but please, no blankets on the ground. Don’t forget your I.D – this is an adults-only event. Kids and pets need to stay home, too.

Buy tickets here.

John Mulaney: From Scratch (Sunday) 

7:00 at PNC Arena (1400 Edwards Mill Road) 

John Mulaney is a two-time Emmy and WGA award-winning writer, actor and comedian. He brings his “From Scratch” Tour to Raleigh this May.

Solidifying himself as a fan favorite, John Mulaney has been invited to host Saturday Night Live four times. He began writing for SNL in 2008 and created memorable characters such as ‘Stefon’ with Bill Hader and appeared as a “Weekend Update” correspondent. He has written for IFC’s Documentary Now and Netflix’s Big Mouth, on which he voices the character of Andrew. 

Read more about John Mulaney, buy tickets, and review PNC’s policies and information here.

Let us know @theraleighdurhamgirl on IG and Facebook where we’ll see you this weekend in the Triangle! 

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