Your weekend guide for July 17-20

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Your weekend guide for July 17-20

It's a throwback weekend in the Triangle, with Lionel Richie, Lauryn Hill, and New Edition all slated to perform. Check out our top picks:

1. Midtown Bluegrass Series: Ramble in the Park (Sunday) Free 5 p.m. (Sunday) FREE 5 p.m.
The monthly bluegrass series at North Hills in Raleigh continues Sunday with Terry Baucom & the Dukes of Drive. Baucom has a distinct style and has inspired an entire generation of banjo players. This event is really family-friendly and there's even an open jam session at 4 p.m. for the public. Details

2. New Edition at Red Hat Amphitheater (Thursday) Starting at $32.50
The R&B legends started the boy band movement we saw in the '80s and '90s and have a slew of hits like "Candy Girl," "Cool It Now" and "Mr. Telephone Man." Most of the members ended up having great solo careers, notably Bobby Brown. Details

3. Lionel Richie: All The Hits All Night Long tour at Walnut Creek (Saturday) Starting at $31
We heard this music icon will indeed play all his hits all night long! An absolute music legend, he'll perform songs like "Three Times a Lady" and "All Night Long." One exciting thing about this concert is that CeeLo Green is opening. CeeLo is a rapper and singer-songwriter who has his own hits like "Forget You" and "Fool For You." Details

4. Lauryn Hill is back! Red Hat Amphitheater (Sunday) Starting at $23
Downtown Raleigh is in for a treat with the long-awaited return of Ms. Lauryn Hill. Known for her work with the Fugees and for her solo album, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," which sold around 8 million copies, Hill has won several Grammy awards. Fans should look for hits like "That Thing" and "Ex-Factor." Details

5. Movies by Moonlight Series at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary (Friday) 8:30 $3 for adults, kids under 12 free
Bring a blanket or a chair as the amphitheatre's lawn is turned into an outdoor movie theater to watch "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Great event for a family night picnic. There will be beverages and snacks available for purchase. Movie begins at dusk, or roughly 8:30 p.m. Details

6. The Dangling Loafer at Kings Barcade (Friday) 7:30 $5
The stand-up comedy showcase every third Friday night at Kings in downtown Raleigh features some the Triangle's best comedians, like Louis Bishop and Adam Cohen. Details

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