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The week ahead: International Festival, Lorde

Posted September 15, 2014

Indian dancers perform on the Main Stage at the 27th Annual International Festival of Raleigh.

— Festivals, art and music continue through the week and into the weekend.


Durham bottle shop The Glass Jug continues its grand opening celebration through this week. Monday from 12-8 p.m. enjoy a special cask of Carolina Brewery Bullpen Pale Ale and enter a raffle for the chance to win two tickets to the upcoming Beericana Festival.


A classic story of romance and dance comes to Durham. Dirty Dancing opens at the DPAC Tuesday and runs through Sunday. Tickets start at $35.


Rock band Kings of Leon plays Walnut Creek Wednesday evening. Tickets start at $29.50.


More live music is on the way Thursday night.

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Lorde plays Red Hat Amphitheater. Tickets start at $39.50.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers visit PNC Arena on a tour supporting their new album "Hypnotic Eye." Tickets start at $32.


This is a weekend full of festivals in the Triangle, and two kick off Friday.

The Escapism Film Festival at the Carolina Theatre of Durham showcases fantasy and adventure movies from the late 70s and early 80s. Tickets for individual movies are $9 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under.

The International Festival of Raleigh at the Raleigh Convention Center features global cuisine, artisans, kid's activities and more. There are educational demostrations and exhibits. The traditional dances on the Main Stage are very popular. Tickets start at $7 for day passes. Weekend passes are $19.

For more fun events every day, take a look at our Best Bets Calendar. We'll be back on Thursday with our weekend Best Bets!


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  • dwntwnboy2 Sep 15, 2014

    Since almost all American customs and traditions hail from another land, with exception of native americans, they are all representational of the USA. Fireworks on July 4th- copied from Chinese celebrations. Parades on Mardi Gras- copies of various european nations. Feast on Thanksgiving- many cultures have feasts for various reasons. Learning more about other cultures only helps us learn more about the nation we evolved into. One could say the USA element is ALL of the cultures in attendence.

  • Jerry Sawyer Sep 15, 2014
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    It looks like "International" does not include the USA.