Raleigh, N.C. — Our picks will help you get through the work week.
Raleigh Beer Week started Sunday, and the tastings are in full swing today. Try a five-course Cheese & Beer Pairing at House of Hops at 6 p.m. or a Rare Beers Tapping at State of Beer at 4 p.m.
Then, Cody Canada & The Departed, a band mixing Americana, country, rock and everything in between, will play at Motorco in Durham at 8 p.m.
At 8:30 p.m., Open Mic night starts at Local 506 in Chapel Hill. If you like it, you can go back every Monday.
The Raleigh Beer Week events continue Tuesday with a special beer-inspired southern bar menu at Tupelo Honey. The restaurant will feature Highland Brewing on four taps for $4 drafts along with a special Oktoberfest-themed bar menu. It all starts at 5 p.m.
Or, try a delicious Whiskey Dinner hosted by Milk Bar and Sullivan's Steakhouse. Guests will start out at the bar for cocktails appetizers like spiked bourbon oysters and bourbon bacon deviled eggs before moving on to the steakhouse for a three-course dinner. Tickets are $70.
See The Cult, a British rock band formed in 1983, at The Ritz at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35.
Join the folks at Global Eats at Tropical Picken Chicken in Raleigh to try for authentic Puerto Rican and Latin cuisine for a discounted price between 5:30 and 8 p.m. This group meets at locally-owned restaurants once a month to try new foods.
Join the Raleigh Drum Circle as they celebrate their anniversary with a potluck dinner, raffle and door prizes and an ongoing drum jam at Pullen Park at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public - beginners are encouraged to attend.
See Amos Lee live in concert with Drew Holcomb at DPAC at 8 p.m.
Then, try breakfast-inspired beer at another beer week event - we're talking french toast, cinnamon roll and grapefruit beer! The fun starts at Busy Bee Cafe in downtown Raleigh at 6 p.m.
By now, you're probably tired of beer, but if you're not, you can try five beer cocktails at Foundation at 8 p.m. or attend a birthday party for Bottle Revolution at 5 p.m.
Carolina Ballet will perform La Mer, a breathtaking performance meant to symbolize the energy and imagery of the sea, at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m.
We had to mention the Donut & Beer Pairing happening today at BottleMixx at 4 p.m. The event features donut beers paired with sweet donuts from Duck Donuts - like a vanilla and oreo donut paired with a creamy chocolate stout. Yum!
Triangle Oktoberfest, a family-friendly festival with all the classic celebrations at Cary's Booth Amphitheatre, starts today and continues all day Saturday. Tickets are $20 at the door. This event is a fundraiser for Alzheimer's North Carolina.
See a Fleetwood Mac tribute band at North Hills tonight as part of the Friday Night Tribute Series, a free concert series that pays homage to throwback music genres. The music starts at 7 p.m. and continues until 9.
The 38th International Folk Festival in Fayetteville kicks off Friday evening with gallery openings and artist performances. Then, come back Saturday and Sunday for arts and crafts, cuisine and a kids zone.
Get more picks for this month on our best bets calendar, and check back on Thursday for our official picks for the weekend.