What's on Tap

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Weekend best bets: Lady Antebellum, Crank Arm Anniversary

Posted August 6, 2015

Lady Antebellum performs as the head liner and closing for the 2015 festival. Day 4 (June 7, 2015) of the inaugural Carolina Country Music Fest held in Myrtle Beach S.C. Thousands of country music fans endured the sun and heat for 4 days while enjoying some of the top country music artists. (Chris Baird / WRAL Contributor).

— Our picks for this weekend in the Triangle:

Live music

The Piano Guys - Their versions of popular songs helped turn these guys into internet sensations. Now, you can see them perform in person at Red Hat Amphitheater in downtown Raleigh Friday night. Tickets start at $25.

Lady Antebellum- The Grammy-nominated country band plays Walnut Creek Amphitheater in Raleigh Saturday night. Tickets start at $30.


Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo- More than 50 food trucks will line the Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh on Sunday starting at 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Latino Community Connects Festival - This free festival in Fayetteville will include live music, dances, art, food and more. There will also be a children's area featuring bounce houses, face painting and cotton candy. It is in Festival Park from 1-8 p.m.

Bands, Brews and Brats - Devines Restaurant and Sports Bar will host this fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Saturday from 4-7 p.m. Admission is $3 before 8 p.m. and $5 after 8 p.m. There will be live music, food and more.

On stage:

Sleuth - Part of Theatre Raleigh's Hot Summer Nights Series, this show tells the "ultimate game of cat-and-mouse" set in a cozy English country house owned by a celebrated mystery writer. The show plays Kennedy Theatre through Aug. 16. Tickets are $27.

Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion - The popular radio show's "America the Beautiful Tour" visits Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary Sunday night. The show will feature more than two hours of Sweet Harmony and Garrison Keillor with Piano Master Richard Dworsky and Fred Newman World’s Greatest SFX Man and more. Tickets start at $42.50.

Bill Maher - The politically charged comedian will present an evening of conversation at DPAC Sunday night. Tickets start at $46.

More fun:

Crank Arm Brewery - The brewery in the Warehouse district celebrates two years in business with a family-friendly event on Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. There will be live music, bounce houses and more.

Movies in the Garden - Raleigh Little Theatre and Raleigh Brewing close out this free outdoor movie series "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" Sunday night at Stephenson Amphitheatre. JAM ice cream will be on hand selling snacks.

Durham Bulls - Head to the Durham Bulls game on Saturday evening and help support the Kay Yow Center Fund. The night is dubbed the "Field of Hope" game. Fans are invited to purchase special tickets for $12.99. Proceeds will help UNC Healthcare and the Kay Yow Fun in fighting against women's cancer.

2nd Sunday City Market - Artsplosure is holding its 2nd Sunday City mARTket Fair this weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be more than 20 local artists, make-and-take crafts for the kids and more. At 1 p.m., NC Opera singers Lora Fabio and John Cashwell, will be joined by pianist Kate Lewis for a pop-up opera performance. There will also be an East Coast swing lesson at 2:30 p.m. followed by the Cha Cha at 3:30 p.m. Admission is free.


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