Raleigh, N.C. — Our picks for this weekend have something for everyone!
For the foodies:
Cuegrass - Barbecue, bluegrass and beer highlight this annual festival presented by The Pit in the Warehouse District of downtown Raleigh. The party is from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday right in front of the restaurant. Admission is $5 at the gate and proceeds go to BackPack Buddies.
Great Grapes - Sample more than 200 diverse and flavorful wines from local wineries on Saturday at Koka Booth Amphitheatre. The annual event will also feature live music, crafts and food. Tickets start at $20.
Chatham Street Chowdown - Fifteen local food trucks and a beer and wine garden highlight this event Sunday starting at noon in downtown Cary. There will also be live music.
Raleigh City Farm - To celebrate its third birthday this weekend, the farm will hold a bazaar featuring local vendors, a cake, farm tours, comedy, live music and even a birthday cake.
Umstead Untapped - To celebrate NC Beer Month, The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary will hold a special event Sunday featuring Raleigh Brewing Company. Enjoy a selection of brews and small plates on the outdoor terrace from 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person.
Appetite for Art - Head to CAM Raleigh Friday night for this benefit for the Boys & Girls Clubs. Enjoy local food, art, music and a silent auction. Tickets are $50 for general admission.
Music, comedy and more:
SPCA Walk - This annual K9-3K Dog Walk is Saturday starting at 10 a.m. in Moore Square in downtown Raleigh. The family friendly event helps raise money for the SPCA of Wake County. There is a $35 registration fee to walk.
WakeUP and Explore! City Livability Tour - This curated exploration of downtown Raleigh will take you to several of the city's most "green" and interesting sites on Saturday afternoon. Stops will include Foundation Bar, Citrix building, Death and Taxes. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day-of.
David Sedaris - This best-selling author, humorist and NPR contributor will be at DPAC Saturday for two shows. He will have all new readings of his books and more. Shows are 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Ticket start at $50.
Don Giovanni - The North Carolina Opera presents Don Giovanni this weekend at Fletcher Opera Hall in Raleigh. Tickets start at $27.
Women's Empowerment - Bishop T.D. Jakes is the keynote speaker for this year's Women's Empowerment at PNC Arena. The event is Saturday starting at 11 a.m. and will feature seminars, live music and more. Tickets start at $40.