Events this week: Night Market, Moogfest and cider dinner
Posted April 22, 2019 7:21 a.m. EDT
Updated April 23, 2019 10:27 a.m. EDT
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.
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.
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.