What's on Tap

What's on Tap

20 Triangle events to check out this week

Posted September 5

Thousands attended The 75th National Folk Festival in Greensboro N.C. hosting talent from across the U.S. and beyond. (Chris Baird / WRAL Contributor).

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Motorco Music Hall in Durham opens at noon today for a Labor Day Shrimp Boil & Oktoberfest Kick-off. Admission is free, and there will be music at 3 p.m.

See the Durham Bulls take on the Norfolk Tides for a 1 p.m. Labor Day game. This is the Bulls' last home game of the regular season.


Need to relax? Schedule an appointment to stop by Hands on Health between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. to learn Couples Massage Tips from the pros. Bring a friend or partner and learn some of the techniques therapists use in couples massage sessions at the spa.

Want to enjoy comedy without spending a lot? Goodnights hosts a $5 Clean Open Mic Night at 8 p.m. tonight at their club in downtown Raleigh. It's a great place to enjoy drinks and a laid-back night out with friends or family.

Love live music? It's Open Mic Night at Deep South at 7:30 p.m., or you can see The Ataris at Local 506 in Chapel Hill at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $13.

Deep South

Then, enjoy wine tastings and specials at Wine Authorities at Tasty Tuesdays.


The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in City Plaza.

Midtown Farmers Market on June 25, 2011

Wednesday evening, stop by Goodnights Comedy Club for the Horrible People series - a show full of crazy confessions, juicy secrets and malicious misunderstandings. The theme tonight is "true stories about your first time." Admission is $5 for the 8 p.m. show.

The Mosaic Wine Lounge in downtown Raleigh hosts Thump, a night of soul, R&B and hip hop music on the first Wednesday of every month. There's a $5 cover.


If you're close to Knightdale, check out Food Truck Thursdays at Knightdale Station Park. Stop by for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or dinner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Komen Triangle 2016 Race for the Cure

Learn basic Tai Chi at Northeast Regional Library in Raleigh at 2 p.m. You'll watch a demonstration, try out some moves and learn about health benefits associated with the practice.

Tonight at Durham's Back Porch Music on the Lawn series, the Dom Flemons Duo will perform at 6 p.m. Coolers, dogs and picnics are allowed.

This sounds cool - Neuse River Brewing Co. is hosting a Tap(estry) That party from 7 to 9 p.m. $40 gets you one beer and all the supplies you need to make your own hanging wall tapestry to decorate your home. New to the craft? No worries, the session is instructor-led.

Wolf Parade

Hopscotch Music Festival kicks off tonight with a bunch of bands you won't want to miss. Wolf Parade and Wye Oak will perform in City Plaza at 7 p.m., while Kingdom will perform at CAM at 10:30 p.m.


A free festival starts today, and it's one for the whole family. The National Folk Festival is America's longest-running festival of traditional arts, featuring food and craft vendors and incredible folk performances. This year, the three-day event will take place in downtown Greensboro for the third time, making it a convenient event for Triangle residents.

California recording artists and music producer Anderson .Paak will perform with The Free Nationals at Raleigh City Plaza at 7 p.m. Then, Erykah Badu will perform at Red Hat at 8 p.m., starting up the second night of Hopscotch.

Eryka Badu

See "Weird Al" Yankovic, a comedian known for his award-winning parodies, at DPAC at 8 p.m. Tickets start around $40.

Get more picks for this month on our best bets calendar, and check back on Thursday for our official picks for the weekend.


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