Raleigh, N.C. — Our picks to get you to the weekend:
The stage production of "Dirty Dancing" opens at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. Have the time of your life through Sunday. Tickets start at $27.
Hopscotch Design Fest kicks off today with a series of workshops, seminars and more at various venues in downtown Raleigh. Tickets are $175.
Take a tour through the Warehouse District and downtown Raleigh during the Innovatours: Meet Raleigh Makers and Doers event tonight. The tour will take you to more than 25 of the area's companies, including Raleigh Denim and Videri Chocolate. Admission is free if you register.
The Pour House hosts an "Electronic Pre-Party" to get you ready for Hopscotch Music Festival tonight. Show starts at 9 p.m. and admission is free.
Hopscotch Music Fest officially kicks off tonight with Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Ought on the City Plaza main stage. Club shows start up around 9 p.m.
In Durham, the Back Porch Music on the Lawn series at American Tobacco Campus comes to a close with Chatham County Line taking the stage at 6 p.m. The show is free.
Comic Jerry Seinfeld plays two shows tonight at DPAC. Tickets start at $51 and not too many are left so buy early.
Hopscotch Music Fest continues tonight and Saturday, but there is also two other music fests happening in the area.
The Bull Durham Blues Festival holds a VIP event tonight at Hayti Heritage Center. Saturday's event at Durham Central Park is free and open to the public.
And The National Folk Fest NC kicks off events Friday in Greensboro. This free festival continues through Sunday.