Raleigh, N.C. — Our best bets this weekend include the Picklefest in Durham, Florida Georgia Line, several food festivals, outdoor movies, free, live music and much more.
For the foodies
Picklefest - The Rickhouse hosts Durham's 3rd Annual PickleFest, a pickle-packed tasting event and market place, on Sunday. There will be North Carolina made products from pickle vendors, including locally crafted kombucha and kimchi. Triangle area restaurants will sample their unique pickle dishes as well as pickle flavored beers and a Bloody Mary bar. Tickets start at $5.
Beer, BBQ and Liquid Happiness - Hoppy Endings in Raleigh will host this event on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Enjoy 4 oz. sample pours for $1 from breweries including White Street, Lonerider, Big Boss and Bombshell. There will also be barbecue from Big Al's. The event will also include canine adoptions and pet grooming.
BarkHappy Raleigh: Summer Yappy Hour - Trophy Brewing on Maywood is throwing a party on Saturday to benefit Second Chance Pet Adoptions. There will be giveaways, swag, goodies and more. Pets will have a chance to show off their skills on a doggy agility course and face off in a doggy ice cream eating contest.
Wake Forest Food Truck Rodeo - Enjoy a mix of sweet and savory trucks at The Renaissance Center in historic downtown Wake Forest on Sunday starting at noon.
Florida Georgia Line - The country duo bring their "Smooth" tour to Coastal Credit Union Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek in Raleigh Friday night. Nelly and Chris Lane will also perform.
Sunday in the Park - Head to Fred Fletcher Park Sunday for live music, food and fun. Thelonious will bring unique a cappella stylings to an eclectic mix of jazz, pop and standards. Flirting With Fire and Locopops food trucks will also be onsite. Admission is free.
Jeanne Jolly - This Raleigh singer-songwriter will join Molly Stevens and Kate Rhudy for a show Friday night at Deep South.
Mandolin Orange - This Chapel Hill band will perform with Joe Pug Saturday night in the North Carolina Museum of Art's Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. Theatre in the Museum Park as part of the museum's 20th Anniversary Summer Concert Series.
Rebelution - See this reggae band Saturday night at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh.
GlowRage - The lights, the sounds and the paint will take over Lincoln Theatre in downtown Raleigh Friday night.
Y'all at Dix Park: Local music, local food trucks, great beer, plus fun for all ages including field day games.
Dance and comedy
The Dangling Loafer - It’s been almost two years since Ryan Higgins headlined this local comedy showcase. He is back Friday night at Kings in downtown Raleigh. See him as well as Louis Bishop, Gretchen McNeely, Jes Bolduc, Chuck Roylston and Jesse Jones. Tickets are $5.
Mark Morris Dance Group - The group brings their 1981 masterwork Gloria to the DPAC stage with music by Antonio Vivaldi, performed live by the Durham Symphony, the North Carolina Master Chorale and members of the Mark Morris Dance Group. Shows are Friday and Saturday.
Boom or Bust Presents: 4th Annual Marvel vs DC Burlesque - This fourth annual show at The Maywood will feature live performances on Saturday night.
Benefit Comedy Show - This show features local comedians Aaliyah Ford, J Derrell, Mike Mello, Andy Forrester, Eric Megert and John Boni on Saturday night at Ego Entertainment Complex. Tickets are $10, and proceeds benefit comedian Leroy Seabrooks, who is overcoming a health challenge.
Grease - Sing along with this famous musical at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary Saturday night.
Sing - Head to Booth Amphitheatre in Cary Friday night to see this family-friendly movie. Tickets are $5 for adults, and children ages 12 years and younger are admitted for free.
Brazil - See this Terry Gilliam’s darkly comic cult film Friday night at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Tickets are $6 for non-museum members.