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Take Five: Festivals celebrate blues, gourds, Greek culture, more

Catch a full weekend of authentic Greek food, live Greek music and traditional folk dances at the 34th annual Greek Festival.
Catch a full weekend of authentic Greek food, live Greek music and traditional folk dances at the 34th annual Greek Festival. newsobserver.com

Triangle events to add to your daybook:

Bull Durham Blues

5 p.m. Saturday; Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham; free; bulldurhambluesfestival.com

The blues festival opens with ticketed VIP shows Friday night at the Hayti Center ($40-$55), but the big draw might be the free blues show Saturday at Central Park.

Go Greek

5-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 am.-6 p.m. Sunday; Jim Graham Building at N.C. State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh; $2-$3 (kids under 13 free); greekfestivalraleigh.com

A full weekend of authentic Greek food, live Greek music and traditional folk dances at the 34th annual Greek Festival, with a portion of proceeds donated to Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.

What’s the deal with …

7 & 9:30 p.m. Friday; DPAC, 123 Vivian St., Durham; $51-$150; dpacnc.com

At press time there were a few tickets left for the one and only Jerry Seinfeld, who’s doing two shows at DPAC.

Beericana

Noon-6 p.m. Saturday; Sugg Farm Park, 2401 Grigsby Ave., Holly Springs; $45-$75; beericana.com

This N.C. craft beer festival features more than 60 breweries from across the state and beyond, with some great Americana and bluegrass music, plus local food trucks.

Love for gourds

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Holshouser Building at N.C. State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh; $2 (kids under 16 free); ncgourdsociety.org/festival

The 74th annual N.C. Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival has gourds from around the world, plus workshops, crafts (including special crafts for kids), an auction and more.

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