Weekend best bets: Beer and Bacon, Dreamville and food trucks
Posted April 4, 2019 8:23 a.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — The weather should be beautiful for this jam-packed spring weekend!
Festivals and film
Dreamville Festival (Dix Park, 101 Blair Dr., Raleigh) - J. Cole is hosting this inaugural festival on Saturday at Dix Park. The lineup includes 21 Savage, Big Sean, SZA, Nelly and Rapsody.
Kiss (PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh) - After an epic 45-year career, Kiss is saying goodbye via its "End of the Road" tour Saturday night.
Nashville Songwriters Night (DPAC, 123 Vivian St., Raleigh) - Hear the stories behind some popular country songs during this event Friday night at DPAC. There will be eight top country songwriters singing their hits and sharing their stories. Proceeds will help benefit three local organizations.
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (Downtown Durham) - This documentary film festival starts Thursday and runs through Sunday at various theaters in downtown Durham.
20th Annual Frog Fest (Crowder County Park, 4709 Ten-Ten Road, Apex) - Learn about frogs and meet some live frogs and reptiles during this event on Saturday. There will also be crafts, games, live music and tasty food from local food trucks.
The Best of Enemies (Hits major theaters April 5) - This local film hits theaters this weekend, telling a story of the unlikely friendship between a civil rights activist and a Klu Klux Klan leader in Durham. Find showtimes here.
Food, comedy and more
Beer and Bacon Festival (Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary) - Sample more than 75 craft beers, wines, spirits and ciders during this three-hour event at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre Saturday.
Cookie Bake-Off Benefiting DCRC (Ponysaurus, 219 Hood Street, Durham) - Treat yourself to some tasty treats and local beer at this event on Sunday afternoon at Ponysaurus in Durham. Make a suggested cash donation of $10 to taste and help pick the bake-off winner. Proceeds will go to the Durham Crisis Response Center.
Wake Forest Food Truck Rodeo (405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest) - The first Wake Forest food truck rodeo of the year is Sunday at noon. In addition to trucks, there will also be a beer tent, live music and children's zone with face painting and a bouncy house.
April Foods Day Food Truck Rodeo (Main Street in Downtown Garner) - This annual event features 15 food trucks and three local craft breweries. There will also be live music, local vendors, handmade crafts and kid-friendly activities. The fun starts at noon on Sunday.
Raulston Blooms (JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh) - Get your garden in shape at this event on Saturday at JC Raulston Arboretum. There will be a plant sale, birdhouse competition, food trucks and more fun.
Joe Machi (Goodnight's Comedy Club, 861 W. Morgan St., Raleigh) - See this “Last Comic Standing" finalist on stage at Goodnight's Comedy Club Thursday through Saturday.