Weekend best bets: Beer and Bourbon Festival, Jingle in July
Posted July 27
Updated July 28
Raleigh, N.C. — Our best bets this weekend include the Beer and Bourbon Festival in Cary, beer and yoga, a food truck rodeo, Sam Hunt and more.
Festivals and food
Jingle in July - The Capital City Clauses host this event Saturday at City Limits Saloon. There will be live music, food from Clyde Cooper's Barbecue and a cash bar. All ticket proceeds go to support the Salvation Army of Wake County.
Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Fest - Head to Booth Amphitheatre in Cary for this celebration Friday and Saturday. Friday night's activities will include a whole hog pig pickin' session and unlimited beer and bourbon sampling. Saturday's main event includes a full day of beer and bourbon sampling, live music and barbecue.
Crape Myrtle Festival's Grand Gala - This roaring good time is planned Saturday at the Contemporary Art Museum in downtown Raleigh. Get into the excitement and wear your best Gatsby/Flapper/1920s period costume. There will be a cash bar with 1920s inspired cocktails in addition to live music. Advance tickets are $40.
Pints and Poses - Bring your yoga mat to Raleigh Brewing Sunday morning for Pints and Poses. Classes are $10 and the beer starts flowing at noon.
NC Japan Summer Festival - This 12th annual festival is organized by the Nippon Club of the Triangle. It is Saturday at the N.C. State Fairgrounds' Kerr Scott Building. There will be traditional Japanese food, cultural displays and activities, music, dancing and more fun.
Chatham Street Chowdown - Enjoy a full afternoon along Academy Street for the third of four food truck rallies in downtown Cary. Taste some of the best food in the Triangle or enjoy a cool beverage from craft beer and wine vendors all while enjoying music from great local performers. It all happens Sunday starting at 12:30 p.m.
Sam Hunt - The singer-songwriter will join Maren Morris and Chris Janson for a show at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh Friday night.
Straight No Chaser and Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox - Both bands deliver contemporary pop songs with timeless flair and dedication to craft of a bygone era. See them Friday night at Red Hat Amphitheater in downtown Raleigh.
Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane Company - The American Dance Festival continues with this company's three evening-length works Thursday through Saturday at DPAC.
Patty Griffin and Lee Ann Womack - This acoustic evening will be presented Friday night at Carolina Theatre of Durham.
NC Theatre's Beauty and the Beast - See North Carolina Theatre's take on this "tale as old as time" at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium this weekend.
The Story of Her - This show will benefit the Women's Theatre Festival. Seven women will share their "Story of Her" Sunday night at Kings in downtown Raleigh.
An American in Paris - The classic film that features George Gershwin's fantastic score will play North Carolina Museum of Art Friday night. Tickets are $6 for non-museum members.
La La Land - This six-time Academy Award winning movie will play North Carolina Museum of Art Saturday night. Tickets are $6 for non-museum members.