What's on Tap

What's on Tap

Weekend best bets: Food trucks, Summer Cooldown

Posted June 22
Updated June 24

Food trucks, beer and games greeted racers after the Komen Triangle 2016 Race for the Cure.

— Sheryl Crow, block parties and food truck rodeos, outdoor movies and Mix 101.5's Canvases for the Kids top our list of best bets this weekend.

For the foodies

Summer Cooldown - Head to Raleigh Beer Garden Saturday for this celebration of craft beer. The $35 ticket includes a sample mug so you can taste offerings from Wicked Weed, Mystery Brewing, Lonerider, Fullsteam, Deep River Brewing and more.

Ya'll at Dix Park - This free event on Saturday will include live music, food trucks and field day games. The festival runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. UPDATE: This event has been postponed.

Summer Neighborhood Party - Milk Bar hosts this party on Sunday featuring live music, local beer and specialty cocktails.

Beer and Bacon Festival at Koka Booth Amphitheatre - April 8, 20

Park It in the Market Food Truck Rodeo - The Holly Springs Farmer's Market will feature this food truck rodeo on Saturday. Trucks include Baguettaboutit, Captain Cookie and The Milk Man and Cousins Maine Lobster.

Bread Bakers Guild Open House at La Farm - La Farm’s Lionel Vatinet will host his fifth annual Bread Bakers Guild of America Open House at La Farm Bakery in Cary on Saturday from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. La Farm will offer behind-the-scene tours of the bakery, a bread shaping demo and an opportunity to see bakers scoring and loading breads into the hearth oven.

Canvases for the Kids

Canvases for the Kids - Our friends at Mix 101.5 FM are hosting this event on Saturday at Wine and Design in Raleigh. One session will be held for families during the day and another for adults in the evening. A portion of proceeds benefit Duke Children's Hospital.

Brushes and Brews - Fainting Goat Brewery will team up with Wine and Design for this fundraising event on Saturday where you can enjoy beer and learn to paint a patriotic scene. A portion of proceeds go to Hire Heroes USA, a nonprofit that helps U.S. military members, veterans and spouses succeed in the civilian workforce.

Downtown Chowdown

Downtown Chowdown in Cary - This food truck rodeo will take place Sunday along Academy Street at Cary's new Downtown Park. Your favorite food trucks, along with local beer and wine vendors, will line the street along with seating areas and music from local performers.

On stage

Sheryl Crow - This award-winning singer/songwriter will be playing a sold-out show at the North Carolina Museum of Art's Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. Theatre in the Museum Park Saturday.

The American Roots Festival

Beats n Bars Pop Up Show - The Beats n Bars Festival will host a pop up dance party at Social Games and Brews Saturday night starting at 8 p.m.

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie - Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, longtime members of Fleetwood Mac, have joined together to record their first-ever album as a duo. See them perform Saturday night at Red Hat Amphitheater.

Dreaming of the 90s Dance Party - The 1990s are alive at the Pinhook Friday night.

Rock the Beat DJ Festival - North Carolina's first grassroots DJ festival will be Saturday night at Motorco Music Hall in Durham. Headliners include Producer/DJ Jeremy Avalon of the WERC Crew (ATL) with support from DJ Forge (RDU), DJ Fannie Mae (CLT), DJ Remy (RDU) & AHUF (CLT). Tickets are $25 in advance.

Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen - For years, Pat sang in New Orleans six nights a week, performing at a wide array of venues including the House of Blues, until Katrina destroyed her home. She relocated to North Carolina and has recently started touring with the Music Maker Blues Revue. See her Friday night at The Bullpen in Durham.

Faizon Love - This actor and comedian is best known for roles in the films "Friday," "Elf," "The Replacements," "Made" and "Couples Retreat." You can see him at Goodnight's Comedy Club in Raleigh Friday through Sunday.

Outdoor movies

Men in Black - Head to City Plaza in downtown Raleigh Friday night for this free screening.

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The LEGO Batman Movie - Bring the children to Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary Friday night for a screening of this film. Tickets are $5 for adults and children ages 12 years and younger are admitted free. Patrons can bring a blanket or chairs.

Sully - The North Carolina Museum of Art hosts this outdoor screening on Friday night. Tickets are $6 for non-museum members.

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