With businesses opening back up there’s a mix of virtual and in-person events coming up from art exhibits to fundraisers and even musical performances. Here are 23 events to check out in July.
by Cady Smith and Emily Clemente
All month: Moore Square Market
Every Wednesday, Moore Square Market will feature local vendors from the Triangle that offer fresh produce, flowers, baked goods and desserts as well as artisanal products. The Market has added new safety precautions including pre-order options from six restaurants and shops each week.
All month: Living Room LIVE!
Youtube series from Theatre Raleigh hosted by producing artistic director Lauren Kennedy Brady. Watch local entertainers such as Melvin Gray, Jr., Gerard Williams and Lydia Kinton share music, comedic routines and artistic performances from their homes.
All month: Lemur Science! And Trivia?
Listen to a live talk with an expert from Duke Lemur Center about lemurs, the unique island of Madagascar, lemur conservation efforts, along with a Q&A session every Thursday in July.
All month: Music in Your Gardens
Duke Performances is bringing their Music in Your Gardens concert series to your home with a free concert that has been specially recorded online. Listen to performances every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. from musicians like Hiss Golden Messenger, Shirlette Ammons, H.C. McEntire and Joe Troop.
All Month: Farmstand at Raleigh City Farm
Find locally grown produce from Raleigh City Farm, an urban farm in downtown Raleigh, at their Farmstand each Wednesday evening from 4 – 7 p.m. Their summer harvest includes French breakfast radishes, Red Russian kale, and floral bouquets.
All month: Storytime Anytime from Wake County Public Libraries
Wake County Public Libraries have shared videos of staffers reading stories for children of all ages. Baby, toddler, preschool, family and bilingual options offered.
All month: Miles for Equality Virtual Run
Participate in the Miles for Equality Virtual Run presented by the Just 1 Mile Project. This virtual 8.46 mile challenge is an effort to end racism through educating and informing others. All of the proceeds will be donated to ensure racial equality and social justice.
July 1: Shake Sugaree Americana Residency
Local music venue The Kraken is hosting a livestream of Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys performing “soul-stirring” Americana music as part of their Shake Sugaree Global Pandemic Tour from 7 – 10 p.m.
July 2: NCMA in Dialogue
The North Carolina Museum of Art is hosting a live webinar by musician and activist Eric Dozier that includes a live performance and lecture titled A Musical Journey through American Race Relations at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Listen to Dozier perform songs from the abolition, civil rights, labor and antiwar movements and join in on a discussion and Q&A session at the end.
July 2: Duvet Creatures and Art
Tune in to this interactive workshop for families and listen to a children’s story and explore individuality, diversity and the bonds that connect us all. This livestream is perfect for kids ages 5 to 8 years old with its Duvet Creatures and Art theme.
July 2: CoCoRaHS Live Chat
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is hosting a live chat with scientists from 2 – 3 p.m. where they will discuss the weather project Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) Project, precipitation and rainfall patterns. Click here for more information about the live stream and Q&A session.
July 2: Virtual Midtown Beach Music Series
Listen to a virtual concert hosted by On the Boardwalk with Justin Rouse via Facebook Live at 7:30 p.m. The Band Of Oz is performing live at the Lincoln Theatre. Tune in for a chance to win an exciting giveaway.
July 3: OneEno
The Triangle’s beloved Festival for the Eno is introducing a virtual community celebration called OneEno, which will broadcast live from the Carolina Theatre in Durham. Tune in to live and recorded performances by The Hamiltones, Indigo De Souza, The Chatham Rabbits, Sonny Miles and more. As you listen, check out the virtual crafts market and get information about the Eno River.
July 3: First Friday Raleigh
Visit First Friday Raleigh’s events and exhibitions downtown like the Glenwood South Projection Art, which features artwork from local artists, including Pam Falkenbach and Tommy Midyette. Or head to Gallery C to view Michael Francis Reagan’s Falling artwork exhibit.
July 4: The Malpass Brothers July Fourth Celebration
Celebrate the Fourth of July at home with a virtual concert by The Malpass Brothers as they play classic country music as well as old-time traditional gospel via Facebook Live at 7 p.m. Click here for more information about this livestream performance.
July 9, 16 and 23: Virtual Tour of the Gregg Museum of Art and Design
Take a tour of N.C. State University’s Gregg Museum of Art and Design from 10 – 11 a.m. via Zoom with Christina Wytko, a member of the museum’s staff who will give in-depth information on all of the exhibitions. The live guided tour features the All Is Possible—Mary Ann Scherr’s Legacy in Metal and All That Glitters—Spark and Dazzle from the Permanent Collection exhibits. Register here for a tour.
July 10-31: Compose Carolina
Carolina Performing Arts is introducing an at-home concert series to highlight compositions by students and alumni from U.N.C. Chapel Hill. Join the livestream each Friday in July at 12 p.m. to hear from composers like Christian Cail, Alex McKeveny and James Larkins.
July 11: NCModernist Trickle Tour
Visit an unoccupied Modernist house at a trickle of the normal rate of a house tour with NCModernist. Originally built in 1971, the house was renovated in 2019. Register for a slot to tour the house from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
July 11 and 25: Hoppin’ Bunny Talk
Join Triangle Rabbits, a nonprofit rabbit rescue, for their online meetup at 11 a.m. via Zoom to learn more about and discuss all things rabbit related. The event is BYOB (Bring Your Own Bunny), and you can register here to participate in the furry fun.
July 11 & 25: Paddle Under the Stars
Frog Hollow Outdoors is partnering with astronomers from Morehead Planetarium to provide a nighttime kayaking experience on Jordan Lake where participants will learn all about the night sky from scientific and mythological perspectives. Trips are operating at a reduced group size to allow for social distancing, and cleaning procedures for equipment have increased.
July 18: Super Duper Duck Splash
Adopt a duck for the annual Super Duper Duck Splash, a charity race that will benefit youth initiative programs. This event is sponsored by the Wakefield Rotary Foundation and will be live-streamed via Facebook Live, or you can watch the ducks race in person at the WRAL Soccer Park. Click here for more information or to adopt a duck for the race.
July 24-29: Tiger Day 5k
Participate in Carolina Tiger Rescue’s Tiger Day 5k challenge to help the rescue’s beloved big cats. All of the proceeds for this event will benefit the sanctuary’s animals, which include tigers, lions, ocelots, servals and more. Register here for their first-ever fun run to support the work they do in protecting and caring for wild cats.
July 28: Reader Meet Writer with Shawn A. Cosby
Hosted by Quail Ridge Books and the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, listen to author Shawn A. Cosby discuss his latest book Blacktop Wasteland, a mystery thriller novel, from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Click here to register for this virtual book talk.