1. Catch a movie

The big movies opening this weekend are “The Emoji Movie” rated PG, about a multi-expressional emoji who sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji starring the voices talents of TJ Miller, James Corden and Anna Faris and more; “Atomic Blonde” rated R, starring Charlize Theron and James McAvoy about an undercover MI6 agent who is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate a murder and recover a missing list of double agents; and “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” a PG rated documentary which picks up a decade after “An Inconvenient Truth” brought climate change into the heart of popular culture and shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. 

2. Eat chocolate

On Friday unwrap your favorite candy bar to celebrate Milk Chocolate Day! The first bar was made in 1875, when Swiss confectioner Daniel Peter and his neighbour Henri Nestlé (yes, the founder of the world-famous food and beverage company) developed the first solid milk chocolate using condensed milk. Today, most milk chocolate is made from milk powder, liquid milk or condensed milk. 

3. Eat wings

Saturday, catch a baseball game on TV in a local sports bars and enjoy some wings for National Chicken Wing Day. People disagree on which is better, drumettes or wingettes/flats but most agree that Buffalo style (deep-fried then coated in a vinegary hot sauce) is one of the best types of seasonings. Other popular varieties include barbecue, lemon pepper, parmesan garlic, honey mustard, and sweet and sour. 

4. Grab a book

Bibliophiles rejoice as Sunday is Paperback Book Day. On July 30, 1935, Penguin Books was founded and revolutionized publishing in the 1930s through its inexpensive paperback version of popular titles. Celebrate by perusing the paperbacks at your local bookstore. 

5. Go dance

Go out and try a salsa, cha-cha or two-step class to celebrate National Dance Day on Saturday. The day was created to encourage Americans to embrace dance as a fun way to get exercise and fight obesity.

6. Enjoy free family fun

Wild Honey will perform a free outdoor concert at Riverwalk Park, 421 Court Street in Jacksonville, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. In Surf City, Moana will be shown for free at Soundside Park, 517 Roland Ave., at dusk. Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase. In case of inclement weather, the movie will be moved to Surf City Community Center, 201 Community Center Drive. 

7. Drink a 90's beer

Harrika's in Cedar Point is hosting 90s Beer Fest from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 29. Harrika's Brew Haus is located at 911 Cedar Point Blvd.

8. Run with the Law

Running with the Law 5k kicks off at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the Jacksonville Commons Recreation Center. Day of registration is from 6 to 7 a.m. and is $30. Check in is also from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. For more information, call 910-938-5312. Runners are encouraged to dress up as a bad guy or super hero. All proceeds will benefit the N.C. Special Olympics.