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Weekend best bets: Natty Greene's farewell, Beer, Bourbon and BBQ

Posted July 30, 2015

— A lot of things to do this weekend. Here are our picks:

Natty Greene's Farewell Party - Say goodbye to this Raleigh restaurant and brewhouse on Saturday starting at 11 a.m. The event will include live music and entertainment. It will also serve as a fundraiser for the brewhouse staff. The party ends at 2 a.m. when they close the doors for good.

Fox 50 American Idol Auditions - Our friends at Fox 50 are giving you a chance try out for the final season of "American Idol." Auditions are happening Saturday at Crabtree Valley Mall. You must fill out the registration form and bring it with you before going to the tryouts. Everything runs 9 a.m. until noon. The winner gets a guaranteed audition with the show's executive producers and a meet and greet with the judges.

For the foodies:

Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival - Head to Koka Booth Amphitheater Friday and Saturday for this annual event featuring 60 beers, 40 bourbons and lots of barbecue. Friday night's events include a pig pickin' from 6-10 pm and Saturday's events run 2-6 p.m. You can get single day tickets are passes for both days.

Raleigh Craft Cocktail and Cultural Walking Tour - Meet bar owners, bartenders and industry experts during this unique cocktail experience on Saturday. The event starts at 4 p.m. at Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen in the Marriott. Tickets are $50 and include four cocktails.

PumpkinBeast Release Party - August starts on Saturday and Aviator Brewing in Fuquay-Varina is ready for fall with the release of this beer. The celebration starts at noon and goes until 10 p.m. Food truck Chirba Chirba will be on hand starting at 3 p.m.

Avion Tequila Dinner - Plates Kitchen on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh will host this special four course dinner on Sunday starting at 6 p.m. Reservations are required. Tickets are $75 per person and include tax and gratuity.

Live music:

Faith No More - The rock band plays Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh on Friday night. Tickets start at $27.

Erica Campbell and Friends - Erica describes her sound as "Motown meets gospel meets rock 'n' roll." She plays Carolina Theatre of Durham Friday night. Tickets start at $39.

More events:

Cirque Du Carrboro - Lots happening Saturday at Southern Rail in Carrboro. This festival runs from 2-7 p.m. and will include comedy, hip-hop dancing, spoken word, aerial arts, tarot card readings, carnival games and more. Admission is free but it is an event is a fundraiser for a group of local teens.

The Flying Karamazov Brothers - This show combines comedy, theatre, music and juggling. It is Saturday at Carolina Theatre of Durham. Tickets at $32.

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  • Johan Summer Jul 31, 2015
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    Very sad that small businesses like Natty Greene have to close because of extremely high rent (due to bldg. sales). Raleigh is talking out of both sides of their mouths..... they "say" that they want small business, but they are catering to the large developers and big businesses. Yep...with all these nice, new, convenient apartments and condos...folks WILL be close - and able to walk to - the BUS station to travel miles to a small business of their choice! Way to go City of Raleigh!