Raleigh, N.C. — Summer is truly here, so celebrate the season with these fun weekend events.
The Southern Wake Charity Beer Dinner on Saturday evening will feature pairings from all six southern Wake County breweries. Big Mike's BBQ will be preparing a six course meal using pork straight from the host location Ninja Cow Farm! In addition to great food and beer you will also get a pint glass to take home courtesy of Beltline Brew Tours. Tickets are $55 and available online. A portion of the proceeds will go to the nonprofit No Kid Hungry, which helps fight childhood hunger in the United States.
The Oak scratch kitchen and bourbon bar in Raleigh will celebrate its grand opening with a cookout. In addition to whole hog roast, get hot dogs, hamburgers and more during this family-friendly event. There will be drink specials, a bounce house for the kids and more. The party is from 1-10 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and children eat for free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Mention that you saw this on Out and About for a $5 discount!
Country group Little Big Town plays Koka Booth Amphitheatre Friday night. Tickets start at $35.
Acclaimed smooth jazz and soul guitarists Norman Brown and Jonathan Butler join jazz pianist Alex Bugnon for the "Love and Soul" tour at the Red Hat Amphitheater Saturday night. Tickets start at $14.
Sam Beam, better known as indie rocker Iron and Wine, plays the North Carolina Museum of Art Saturday night. Tickets are $27 for general admission reserved seats. NCMA members get a discount.
The North Carolina Symphony continues its Summerfest series on Saturday night with a night of beach music at Koka Booth Amphitheatre. They will be joined by Jackie Gore with Legends of Beach Music and North Tower Band. Tickets start at $28 in advance and lawn seating is free for children aged 12 years and under.
Female rocker Pat Benatar will play some of her greatest hits at Red Hat Amphitheater Sunday night. Tickets start at $23.
"Dancing with the Stars" siblings Julianne and Derek Hough bring their dance production to the DPAC on Sunday night. They will be showcasing ballroom, tap, salsa and more during this show. Tickets start at $45.
Pilobolus, an American Dance Festival favorite, features high-octane performances and great music! See them at the DPAC Thursday through Saturday. Warning: The show does contain nudity. Tickets start at $10.
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After every Friday night home game, the Durham Bulls host a fireworks display. Just another reason to enjoy the summer at the ballpark.
The PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series comes to a close this Friday night in City Plaza with the Full Frame Festival fan favorite "Muscle Shoals." This documentary tells the tale of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and its colorful and memorable music scene. The movie starts around sundown but get there early and grab a spot with your lawn chair.