Raleigh, N.C. — Our picks for what to do this weekend in the Triangle:
For the foodies
Carolina Railhawks Pig Pickin' Festival - Before the Carolina RailHawks take on the reigning NASL Champions, San Antonio Scorpions, Saturday night, the club will host their 4th annual Pig Pickin'. The event will offer food and beverages for sale, a liquor tasting, live music, amateur BBQ contest and more. Adult tickets are $17 and those under the age of 21 can sample food for $12. The tickets are separate from game tickets.
Lafayette Village Annual BBQ Contest - Twenty teams will be competing for the People's Choice Award for best barbecue on Saturday at this north Raleigh shopping pavilion. Enjoy sampling and place your vote starting at 11 a.m. Tasting tickets are $10 per set of five. Proceeds go to the Raleigh Rescue Mission. In addition to barbecue, there will also be an inflatable slide, live music and mechanical bull riding.
Carolina Music Awards - Celebrate local talent with at the annual awards ceremony at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts Saturday night. Tickets start at $27.
Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa - The Boys of Summer tour stops at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Saturday night. Tickets start at $27.
Toby Keith - The country star plays Walnut Creek Amphitheatre on Friday night. Tickets start at $18.
Warehouse Blues Series - This concert in Durham Central Park Friday night will feature vocalist and guitar player Jarekus Singleton. There will also be food trucks and craft beer.
Revenge of the Brewery - The Pour House is playing tribute to The Brewery, which hosted such acts as Jane's Addiction, Sheryl Crow, Hootie and the Blowfish, Korn and Ryan Adams. The venue was demolished in 2011 after a brief resurgence. For the third year in a row, Pour House will pay tribute to the club with two nights of music. Shows are Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
Tedeschi Trucks Band - The Tedeschi Trucks Band, formerly known as the Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Band, plays Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary tonight. Tickets start at $44.
American Idols Live - The season 14 finalists will take the stage at DPAC Sunday night. Tickets start at $40.
Chatham County Line - The Raleigh band plays Duke University's Page Auditorium Saturday night.
Primus - The band is celebrating its first album in 10 years with its classic lineup. Show is at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh Saturday night. Tickets start at $35.
Slightly Stoopid - The band plays Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh Friday night.
Carrboro Summer Streets - West Weaver Street in downtown Carrboro will be open to pedestrians and bikes only from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Head out for some live music, yoga and more.
Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host - This show combines two art forms - dance and radio. Tickets start at $33.
Help the animals:
Second Chance Pet Adoptions - The nonprofit holds its 15th annual Evening of Pawsibilities and Auction for the Animals Saturday night at North Ridge Country Club. Tickets are $85.
"Cat"sino Royale - SAFE Haven for Cats holds this casino-themed event Friday night at A Step to Gold International Ballroom.