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Events this week: Night Market, Moogfest and cider dinner

Festival season is officially underway in the Triangle, and the fun stretches into the work week. Here is our list of top picks.

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Jessica Patrick
, WRAL digital journalist
RALEIGH, N.C. — Festival season is officially underway in the Triangle, and the fun stretches into the work week. Here is our list of top picks.


Folkfaces (The Pour House, 224 S Blount Street, Raleigh) - Rowdy jazz, bluesy roots and a danceable energy describe the band.
NC State Earth Fair (The Brickyard, 2 Broughton Drive, Raleigh) - This is an Earth Day-focused fair featuring exhibits, demonstrations and ideas on how you can make the world a better place. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free.


Afro-Cuban Allstars (Carolina Theatre of Durham, 309 W. Morgan Street, Durham) - Skipping between bolero and rumba, salsa and timba, the big, bold band offered an unbridled homage to the country’s magnificent orchestras.
Vetriotee (Kings, 14 W Martin Street, Raleigh) - This talent show spotlights staff and students from N.C. State's College of Veterinary Medicine. Tickets are $10.
Writer's Brew (Barley Labs, 4015 University Drive, Durham) - The dog-friendly bar hosts this weekly meet-up for writers of all levels. During each session, participants get a prompt then create a poem, short story, start of a novel or play, etc. before sharing what they created with the group. Dogs are welcome.


Comedy Night (Neuse River Brewing, 518 Pershing Road, Raleigh) - Comedian Drew Harrison will headline. The free show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Know-It-All Trivia (Barley Labs, 4015 University Drive, Durham) - This TV and movie-themed trivia is the fourth Wednesday of each month.
Cruel Intentions (DPAC, 123 Vivian Street, Durham) - Dubbed "The 90s Musical," this cult story features throwback hits from Britney Spears, REM, Boyz II Men and more.
Botanist & Barrel Cider Dinner (Pompieri Pizza, 102 City Hall Plaza, Durham) - Guests will enjoy four courses prepared by Chef Sebastian and Sous Chef Kevin paired with five ciders from Botanist & Barrel. Tickets are $45 per person.


Universal: Adventures in Space & Time (DPAC, 123 Vivian Street, Durham) - Professor Brian Cox's show uses ultra-high resolution LED screens to present state of the art graphics and imagery from ground-based telescopes and space probes. The immersive show starts at 8 p.m.
Raleigh Night Market (City Market, 214 E. Martin Street, Raleigh) - This seasonal market is open once a month through November. From 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., find locally-made goods and enjoy a night filled with music and entertainment with over 60 Triangle area artisans, food vendors, beer, wine, and cocktails.
Whiskey Kitchen
KiteTales: Be Kind and Rewind to the 80s (Imurj, 300 S. McDowell Street, Raleigh) - The event will feature hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and live music from '80s cover band Cassette Rewind. Money raised will support YVLifeSet, a program for youth who age out of foster care and need help with next steps in life.
Moogfest (downtown Durham) - The four-day festival devoted to art, music and technology kicks off tonight.
Fans of electronic music filled the streets of Downtown Durham for Moogfest 2018. Workshops, interactive lessons, presentations and live performances highlighted the festival. Headliners included Jon Hopkins, Shabazz Palaces and Mouse on Mars. (Photo By: Lexi Baird / WRALOutandAbout)


Brewgaloo (Raleigh City Plaza, 400 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh) - Brewgaloo features craft breweries from N.C. and partners with local food trucks, local vendors and local bands. Friday night will be a sampler event from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person for sample size pours. The event continues Saturday from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday's event is not ticketed.
Fayetteville Dogwood Festival (Festival Park, 335 Ray Ave, Fayetteville) - The three-day festival features free concerts, a firework display, a midway with carnival rides, food vendors, live entertainment, inflatables for children, a street fair with shopping, a classic car show and more fun.
Dane Cook (DPAC, 123 Vivian Street, Durham) - Dane Cook is known as one of the most prolific stand-up comedians and a versatile actor, recognized in significant film and TV projects. He has been featured in numerous Comedy Central specials.


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