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The week ahead: Got to Be NC, Strawberry Day

Posted May 11, 2015

Got to Be NC Festival 2012

— Our picks to help you get through the workweek:

Monday

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue will bring a little taste of the New Orleans to Carolina Theatre of Durham Monday night. Tickets start at $30.

Tuesday

Broadway hit "Pippin" opens at DPAC tonight. Tickets start at $30 and the show runs through Sunday.

Singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb plays Carolina Theatre of Durham tonight. Tickets start at $37.

Wednesday

Tea Cup Gin plays the Hob Nob Jazz Series at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary.Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 5:45 p.m. Tickest are $5 for adults and children ages 12 years and younger are admitted free.

Thursday

Head to the N.C. State Farmers Market today for Strawberry Day! From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be free samples of strawberry ice cream and free recipes. Suzy the Strawberry will be there to take photos and there will even be a dessert contest.

The Back Porch Music on the Lawn Series kicks off at American Tobacco Campus in Durham tonight with John Howie Jr. and The Rosewood Bluff and Tonk. The show is free. Picnics and coolers are welcome but, please, don't bring anything glass.

Friday

The Got to Be NC Festival kicks off today. The festival at the State Fairgrounds starts at noon and runs until 10 p.m. There will be carnival rides, vendors and fireworks on Friday and Saturday night. Admission is free, but you wil need to buy wristbands or tickets to ride the carnival rides.

Artsplosure also kicks off today in downtown Raleigh. There will be an art market on Fayetteville Street with more than 180 juried visual artists and crafters from across the country. Starting at 5 p.m., there will be live music in City Plaza. Festivities continue Saturday and Sunday.

For more of our picks, check out our Best Bets Calendar.

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