Beer, Bourbon & BBQ
6-10 p.m. Friday, noon-6 p.m. Saturday; Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary; $35-$99; beerandbourbon.com
This festival boasts 60 beers, 40 bourbons and lots of barbecue – and you can taste some of it all, while listening to live rock, blues and bluegrass music. Organizers note this event is not designed for kids.
7 p.m. Friday; 112 W. Main St. (second floor), Durham; free (donations welcome); nando.com/1n2
Six-time Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon will appear at an IndieGoGo campaign to fund the play “Clothesline Muse,” for which she wrote the original music. The gathering features pop-up musical performances by Freelon and others, a dance performance, a chance to meet the cast, a silent art auction and more.
Shows through Saturday; Goodnights Comedy Club, 861 W. Morgan St., Raleigh; $20-34; goodnightscomedy.com
Your chance to see in person the comedian best known for his uncanny impressions on “Saturday Night Live” of Denzel Washington, Will Smith, Kanye West and others.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; History Hub, 500 W. Main St., Durham; free; museumofdurhamhistory.org/blog
The Museum of Durham History and Audio Under The Stars, a project of Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies, are joining forces for a love fest of stories – so go by and tell yours!
Get on ‘Idol’
9 a.m. Saturday; Crabtree Valley Mall (lower level near Macy’s), 4325 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh; free; 919-595-5050 or fox50.com
One local singer will get a guaranteed audition for the final season of “American Idol,” plus a chance to meet the judges. It could be you! Lots of details online, so check that out before you go.