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Park After Dark Concert: Lauren Meehan

Downtown Park in Cary

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m.

Free

Come visit the Downtown Park in Cary for a night of music, food and fun. This concert features Lauren Meehan, a jazz singer and North Carolina resident. Meehan has performed for high-profile individuals such as former President George W. Bush and comedian Don Rickles. The event will also feature food and drinks from Cotton House Craft Brewers, FRESH. Local Ice Cream and Gussy’s Greek Street Food.

Paint & Punchlines

Goodnights Comedy Club

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 5 p.m.

$59

18+

Paint along with both an artist and a comedian at Paint & Punchlines. The event features dinner, drinks, painting and comedy with Ali Clayton and Calvin Evans hosting the comedy portion. The event includes dinner, two drink tickets, a painting session and a comedy show.

Natural Selections 2019

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Friday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m.

$30-$65

21+

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is hosting its sixth annual Natural Selections event. The event features beer selections from more than 20 North Carolina breweries along with hands-on exhibits about the science of beer and live music by The Jason Adamo Band. VIP admissions can also enjoy custom food pairings and take home a collectible Natural Selections glass.

Woodstock and Beyond, featuring The Quadrivium Project

Lincoln Theatre

Friday, Aug. 16, 8 p.m.

$7-$17

For the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the NC State faculty rock band, The Quadrivium Project, will be covering songs from Woodstock, Woodstock ‘94, the Isle of Wight Festival ‘69 and the Texas International Pop Festival ‘69. This event is suitable for all ages.

For this month:

Packapalooza

Hillsborough Street

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2 p.m.

Free

Packapalooza is NC State’s annual celebration to end Wolfpack Welcome Week. The event features live performances, food and hands-on activities. The event also features different zones where visitors can learn about the different facets of NC State. The headliner for Packapalooza 2019 is Delta Rae, and they will be performing at 8:45 p.m. at the Belltower Stage.

Chaka Khan

Joseph M. Bryan Jr., Theater at the North Carolina Museum of Art

Thursday, Aug. 29, 8 p.m.

$50-$75

10-time Grammy Award winner Chaka Khan will be performing at the North Carolina Museum of Art. General admission tickets are $50 for members and $55 for nonmembers, and reserved seats are $68 for members and $75 for nonmembers.