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The week ahead: TASTE food festival, Jimmy Buffett

Posted April 21, 2014

— A five-day food festival, popular singers and beer dinners highlight the week ahead.


Head downtown for a fun workout. ShapeUp Downtown is a free outdoor fitness series held in City Plaza. Today's session will be a yoga workout.


Perfect for a warm spring evening, Jimmy Buffett performs this evening at Walnut Creek Amphitheater. Tickets start at $36.

Another NC Beer Month event is today. Lantern Restaurant in Chapel Hill and Fullsteam Brewery are teaming up for Spring in the Beer Garden, a cocktail-party style dinner. Tickets are $75.


Kick off the five-day TASTE 2014 food festival with an Opening Reception at TOPO Distillery. You'll be able to sample local dishes and talk with other guests, including North Carolina cookbook authors. Tickets are $45.


TASTE 2014 continues today with the Grand TASTE Experience at DPAC. Tickets are $85 and include samples of wine, spirits, coffee, pastries and many other chef offerings.

ORO is hosting a four course Gizmo Brew Works beer dinner this evening. Tickets are $45. 

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band play PNC Arena. Tickets start at $68.


The 32nd Annual Fayetteville Dogwood Festival kicks off today with a performance by The Marshall Tucker Band.

Jazz fans will flock to Durham today for the start of the Art of Cool Festival. There is a free party on Friday with food trucks at Durham Central Park. Single day tickets are $65, and two-day passes are $120.

Check back on Thursday for our weekend Best Bets! In the meantime, you can look at our Best Bets Calendar for more fun events every day this week.


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  • bg4wd Apr 22, 2014

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    The July 4th show many years ago??? I was there! It was storming like nobody's business! I live in Wilson and we never thought we would get home because it was raining so hard! That was the best show ever!

  • dwntwnboy2 Apr 22, 2014

    "His last performance at Walnut Creek didn't rain. It was right after the tornado outbreak. This time I am going to VA Beach show next month. I have sheltered seats in the 10th row."- True, the last show it didn't, but have seem so many- they all run together and the rain shows always seem to stick out in my mind as really fun shows either way. WISH I could have afforded shelter seats, but Mr Buffett is REAL proud of those seats lately. Used to be able to get good seats and then just go on the lawn when it go too crowded- now we just start and stay on the grass.

  • Mannin Black Apr 22, 2014
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    His last performance at Walnut Creek didn't rain. It was right after the tornado outbreak. This time I am going to VA Beach show next month. I have sheltered seats in the 10th row.

  • Itsmyopinion67 Apr 22, 2014

    Nice spelling WARL.

  • dwntwnboy2 Apr 21, 2014

    Can't wait for the Parrot Heads!! FINS TO THE LEFT!! of course it's going to rain, it ALWAYS rains on Buffett- but some of the best shows I've ever seen were Buffett in the rain- Carter Finley was one of the best ever.

  • Mannin Black Apr 21, 2014
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    It is spelled "Buffett", not "Buffet" like a food bar.

  • finz2drght Apr 21, 2014

    Come on WRAL. ..spell the man's name correctly. Buffett.

  • Mannin Black Apr 21, 2014
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    Decided to the JB concert at Virginia Beach next month instead since that one will be on a 3 day weekend. Row 10 and center!