Raleigh, N.C. — Our picks to get you through the work week:
Check out some live music. Welsh alternative band The Joy Formidable play the main room at Cat's Cradle, while Brazilian psychedelic rock band Boogarins performs in the back room of the venue.
Enjoy tasty selections at Wake Tech's Spring Culinary Arts Showcase. The event runs 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Wake Tech's student services building on Fayetteville Road in Raleigh. There will be elegant pastry creations on display and you can buy pastries from the graduates on "Baker's Row."
Trophy Brewing is teaming up with Mandolin restaurant for a beer dinner tonight.The five-course menu is $65.
Carroll's Kitchen, a nonprofit restaurant that will be opening soon in downtown Raleigh, is holding a launch party tonight at HQ Raleigh. During the event, details about where the restaurant will permanently located will be revealed. The restaurant's vision is to end homelessness for women in Raleigh. Admission to the launch party is $20.
Actress and internet superstar Felicia Day (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) will be signing copies of her new book at Cat's Cradle tonight. Your $20 ticket for the event also gets you a copy of her book.
Teen Cancer America and its founder and The Who front man Roger Daltrey will be hosting a benefit at First Citizens Bank on Six Forks Road tonight. Proceeds will go to fund Teen Cancer American units in hospitals throughout the state.
Head to The Pinhook in Durham for an Underground Beat Battle featuring 16 producers. Tickets are $10.
Midtown Grille will team up with Compass Rose Brewery for a multi-course beer dinner. Tickets are $65 per person.
He amazed Penn and Teller and the judges on America's Got Talent, now he will be at Goodnight's Comedy Club in Raleigh this weekend. Piff the Magic Dragon has been described as Larry David in a dragon suit doing magic. Shows are Thursday through Sunday.
For more picks for this month, visit our best bets calendar. Check back on Thursday for our must-do events for this weekend.