What's on Tap

What's on Tap

Weekend best bets: Brewgaloo, Art of Cool

Posted April 23, 2015

People enjoyed craft beer, live music and food trucks at Brewgaloo in downtown Raleigh.

— There are a lot of events happening in the Triangle this weekend. Here are our picks:

Brewgaloo - Local craft beer, food trucks and more highlight this annual festival Saturday in downtown Raleigh presented by Shop Local Raleigh. The event is free to attend but if you want to taste some of the great local beer you will need tokens. You can get five for $25 or taster cards for five 3-oz. pours for $5. The event runs from 2-10pm in City Plaza.

Taste 2015 - The four-day food festival continues this weekend with the Foggy Ridge Cider Dinner on Friday evening, Burger Smashdown at Fullsteam and Artisan Cocktail Dinner on Saturday followed by the Roots of North Carolina Dinner on Sunday.

More Foodie events:

Umstead Untapped - The hotel and spa is celebrating NC Beer Month with this event Sunday. Enjoy a selection of beer from Fullsteam Brewery and small bites on the terrace. Tickets are $35.

Lonerider Beer Dinner at Academy St. Bistro - Enjoy this four-course dinner featuring pairings from Lonerider on Sunday starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $53 per person.

Live music:

Art of Cool - The annual jazz and soul festival is Friday and Saturday in Durham. One-day tickets are available for $65 and two-day tickets are $125. Club shows and headliner concerts require tickets, but there are free food truck at Durham Central Park on Friday and Saturday.

Cary Music and Arts Festival - Students from music and arts programs in Western Wake County will be showcasing their work during this event at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary on Saturday. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the event starts an hour later. There will be jazz ensembles, orchestra performances and more. The event is free but donations to the arts programs are welcome.

Diana Krall - The singer brings her "Wallflower World Tour" to Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Friday night. Tickets start at $55.

Chris Tucker - The comic performs at DPAC Friday night. Tickets start at $35.

Bob Dylan - The songwriter plays DPAC Saturday at 8 p.m.

More events:

Southern Womens Show - Vendors, fashion shows, celeb guests and more highlight this annual event at the North Carolina Fairgrounds this weekend. Make sure to cheer on WRAL's own Bryan Mims when he competes in the "Dancing Like a Stars" competition Saturday afternoon.

Cary Spring Daze and Crafts Festival - Head to Cary's Bond Park for this annual arts and crafts festival. More than 180 local artisans will be on hand and there will be four stages of entertainment. The free event is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dogwood Festival - The annual Fayetteville Dogwood Festival is this weekend. There will be live music, food, rides and more through Sunday.

Comedy for a Cause - Head to Napper Tandy's on Glenwood Avenue Friday night for a comedy show to help benefit a local woman with medical problems. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.


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