Weekend best bets: Groove in the Garden, Wine, Chocolate & Cheese Fest
Posted August 11
Raleigh, N.C. — Wine and chocolate, family fun and live music highlight our picks for this weekend in the Triangle-area.
Movies, festivals and food
Groove in the Garden - For the second year in a row, The Pour House Music Hall and Younger Brother Productions are teaming up for an all-day takeover of the Stephenson Amphitheater and Rose Garden. The event starts at 1 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m. There will be music, art, food trucks, craft beer, craft vendors and much more. There are a limited number of $15 tickets available in advance. Once those are gone, tickets are $20 in advance and at the door.
NC Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Festival - Three things we love all in one place. Lafayette Village in north Raleigh will host this event on Saturday starting at 4 p.m. Tasting tickets run $25 per booklet and there is a deal of two books for $40. VIP packages are also available. In addition to food samplings, there will also be live music, DJs and more.
Downtown Cary Food and Flea - Enjoy local arts and crafts, food trucks and craft beer in downtown Cary's Ashworth Village on Sunday.
Friday Night on White - Downtown Wake Forest holds its free monthly music series starting at 6 p.m. Friday. This month's performer is The Remedy.
Movies in the Garden - Head to Raleigh Little Theatre's Scottie Stephenson Amphitheatre on Sunday for this free outdoor movie series. This series wraps up this week with "Grease."
NC Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - The second largest gay, lesbian and transgender film festival in the Southeast kicks off this weekend at Carolina Theatre of Durham.
Pop-Up Museum - Big Boss Brewing hosts this one-day, off-site museum on Saturday. Make crafts and learn about North Carolina history. Enjoy a guided brewery tours lead by Big Boss’ brewers, and then try a few samples ($1 each, limit three, cash only).
Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally - The award-winning comedians bring their "Summer of 69" tour to DPAC Friday night.
The Dixie Chicks - After celebrating their 20th anniversary last year, the country trio is back with a new concert tour. See them Friday night at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Friday night.
Iron and Wine - South Carolina native Sam Beam, also known as Iron and Wine, will be putting on a solo concert at the N.C. Museum of Art Saturday night. With five albums, numerous EPs and singles, and the initial volumes of an Archive Series, Iron and Wine has captured listeners’ emotions and imagination with distinctly cinematic songs.
Def Leppard with REO Speedwagon - See the two bands at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Saturday night.
Lyle Lovett - See the singer/songwriter and his large band at DPAC Saturday night. Tickets start at $45.
Juliette Lewis - Yes, that Juliette Lewis - the one who has appeared in countless films and TV projects. She is also a touring musician. See her onstage at Motorco on Friday.
There are at least three cover bands playing the Triangle this weekend.
Chicago Reloaded - This tribute to Chicago is Friday night at Southland Ballroom in Raleigh. Tickets are $10 in advance.
Appetite for Destruction - This Guns 'N Roses tribute band plays The Ritz in Raleigh on Saturday night.
Crowded Streets - The Dave Matthews Band Experience is Saturday night at Lincoln Theatre.