Raleigh, N.C. — Our picks to get you through the work week.
Fanfare Ciocarlia - The world’s greatest Balkan brass band comes to Motorco Music Hall tonight. This 12-piece group includes trumpets, tuba, clarinets, saxophones and percussion.
Broadway Twisted: An Evening of Gender Swapped Showtunes - Head to Local 506 for this fun night of live music. Tickets are $10.
Gizmo Brew Works Beer and Imbibe Dessert Pairing - Gizmo Brew Works and Imbibe in Chapel Hill are partnering for this event from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be five different beers and four dessert pairings for the event. Tickets are $12 per person.
Beer and Banjos - Enjoy live bluegrass from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Raleigh Times Bar in downtown Raleigh.
Brew Feud Trivia with Baozi Food Truck - Neuse River Brewing Company is hosting this "Family Feud" style trivia game. While out there, grab some food from Baozi food truck.
The Brewer and the Farmer Dinner - Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club hosts this dinner featuring Hillsborough's Mystery Brewing Company and Rougemont's Prodigal Farm. Beer and cheese enthusiasts can join Executive Chef Jason Cunningham for a masterfully created multi-course menu incorporating decadent Prodigal cheeses paired with flavorful Mystery beers. Tickets start at $54 per person.
Raleigh Beer Garden Rooftop Takeover - Raleigh Beer Garden and Big Boss team up for this 12-tap takeover on the rooftop of the beer garden.
A Night with Janis Joplin - This Broadway hit showcases a musical journey celebrating Janis Joplin and her biggest musical influences – trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith. Audiences will enjoy Joplin’s favorites, including “Piece of My Heart,” “Cry Baby,” and “Me and Bobby McGee,” among many others. The show plays DPAC for one night only.
Alton Brown: Eat Your Science - The Food Network star will be bringing comedy, talk show antics, multimedia presentations and music to DPAC for two shows Friday night. Tickets start at $35.
Carolina Ballet's Macbeth - This tale of prophesy, murder, and one couple’s lust for power gone awry is choreographed to an original score by J. Mark Scearce, composer of Carolina Ballet’s Dracula. Come for the drama and excitement, stay for the beauty and complexity. Shows run at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium through Sunday.
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