This weekend

Dive-In Theater: Watch a movie while swimming or stay on the deck at Tolson Indoor Pool, Friday, at 8 p.m. This month’s featured movie is Sing. The event is $4 for military ID cardholders and $6 for their guests. For more information, visit

Frame To Table: This event is a culinary trip around the world, offering creative foods and wines inspired by great films at SkyView on Hay in Downtown Fayetteville, Friday, at 7 p.m. At The Godfather table, sample a variety of delectable Italian bites. Then, travel to Casablanca for mouthwatering Morrocan cuisine, and onto Greece for goodies at My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at

Aberdeen Spring Spree: The Town of Aberdeen, North Carolina will host the 6th Annual Spring Spree at the Crossroads Festival Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Historic Downtown Aberdeen. The festival is open and free to the public for a fun and enjoyable afternoon (and evening) with Family-friendly entertainment, food, music, arts and crafts.

Wine Walk and Food Festival: What could be better than to celebrate the weekend with a progressive tasting event set among the beautiful, unique shops, restaurants and businesses that comprise the historic Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina. Saturday, this location becomes a mecca for an evening of indulgences. It’s all about Spring sipping and farm fresh sampling. Guests can select their start time for this two-hour tour — 4 to 6 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. They will indulge in small bites from favorite chefs in local shops that stay open late as guests stroll around town. Samples of lovely spring wines are courtesy of Pinehurst merchants and will be perfect pairings for the evening stroll. To purchase tickets, visit

Upcoming events

Paw Patrol Live: PAW Patrol is on a roll with the first-ever live tour at the Crown Theater Tuesday, with shows at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. It’s the day of the Great Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue. Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma, and the newest pup, Everest, to rescue Mayor Goodway and to run the race in her place.

Military Appreciation Music Festival: Join the Veterans Golf Association, May 25, at Dormie Club in West End, North Carolina as they honor the military with a music festival to kick off the start of Memorial Day weekend. All attendees will enjoy a free concert featuring Colt Ford and special guests, including The Bandit Flight Team, Rob West, DJ Irie, The Greg Finger Band and NFL cheerleaders. Free parking for all attendees. VIP Parking for valid military ID holders. Gates open at 7 p.m. Lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are permitted. Open to all ages. Food trucks on site.

Fourth Friday: Come out to the Cumberland County Headquarters Library in downtown Fayetteville, May 26, at 7 p.m. for a performance by Second Time Around. They play big band music from favorites like Glenn Miller, Les Brown and more along with music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Refreshments are available.

A Symphonic Salute: The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and the Army Ground Forces Band of Fort Bragg present their fifth annual free concert, May 28, at 7:30 p.m. The two groups will perform together on the Festival Park stage in downtown Fayetteville, presenting an evening of patriotic music to honor the Armed Forces this Memorial Day weekend. Select local food trucks will be on site. Bring a lawn chair and/or blanket to sit on.

Blues-n-Brews Festival: Cape Fear Regional Theatre presents the 15th Annual Blues-n-Brews Festival. June 3, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Festival Park in downtown Fayetteville. This is a one-day event featuring over 100 different beers from more than 20 breweries, with live blues music, local food vendors and games. Come out for the event of the summer, sample some of the finest beers around, and jam to the hottest blues bands.

Statewide events:

This weekend

The Sails Original Music Series: Live music under the sails on the Square in Hickory, North Carolina, Friday at 5:30 p.m.. Bring a chair or blanket, relax and enjoy the music with friends and Family. There are many great restaurants downtown for dinner before the music starts, or bring a picnic. Either way, it will be an enjoyable night to remember with sounds from jazz favorites Miss Tess and the Talkbacks.

North Carolina Potato Festival: Northeast North Carolina’s largest festival will return again to downtown Elizabeth City, North Carolina Friday. Bring the whole Family for food, arts and crafts, contests, live entertainment plus a Midway full of games and large amusement rides. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever.

A Night of Big Band Music: Carolina Civic Center in Lumberton, North Carolina welcomes back the Glenn Miller Orchestra, a favorite touring big band from last year, Friday. The band is a perfect complement the setting of the historic theater that first opened in 1928 — just 10 years before the original version of this famous big band was formed. The world famous GMO, with its unique jazz sound, is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. For tickets or more information, visit

Upcoming Events

Freedom Balloon Fest: The Balloon Festival will be held on Memorial Day weekend from May 26 to 29 at Fleming Loop Park in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. The three day event will feature competitive balloon flights, tethered balloon rides, evening glows and a myriad of activities planned from sunrise to sundown. Expect a great weekend filled with lots of activity, entertainment and food. Visit for a schedule of events.

Kickin it Country: Come out to Midtown Park in Raleigh, North Carolina, June 3, from 3 to 9 p.m. for a celebration of North Carolina and the South. The third annual event will include live music from Casi Joy from NBC’s The Voice and the Blake Kearney Band, a North Carolina Pork Council Whole Hog Barbecue Series sanctioned cook-off, kids activities, local breweries, specialty cocktails and vendors from around the area. Proceeds will benefit the Adventurers for Special Needs and Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina.