Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent
RALEIGH BEER WEEK: Get a lil sauced on some suds at the annual froth festa weeklong celebration across a dozen-plus venues of all that makes the local beer-scenedubbed Americas smartest beer-drinking cityso, well, saucy (and smart). Where: Participating venues, Raleigh. When: All week (Aug. 25 to Sept.1). Visit raleighbeerweek.com for events and location specifics.
CAM RALEIGH PRESENTS RALEIGH LITTLE THEATRE: Art and theater collide as CAM Raleigh stages readings of scenes from RLTs upcoming production of Yasmina Rezas Art, with Q&A reception with actors Mark Phialas, Chris Brown and Kevin Leonard, and director Jesse R. Gephart. Where: CAM Raleigh. When: Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m. Free for CAM Raleigh members, $5 for public. | More info
ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND WITH STEVE WINWOOD: The quintessential soul of Southern rock will be bringing some higher love to the Creek when they tour through town with 80s soft pop sensation Steve Winwood. Where: Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion, Raleigh. When: Friday, 7 p.m. $26 to $66. | More infow
DJ LA RIOTS SUMMER CONCERT: Celebrate the end of summer with DJ LA Riots as he brings his techno house beats to Solas for the season-ending concert. Remix artist Electronic Dance Music (EDM) will perform at 10 p.m. Where: Solas Nightclub, Raleigh. When: Friday. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at lariotsraleigh.eventbrite.com. This is a 21 or older event, and doors open at 10 p.m. To reserve a limited VIP booth, contact Carey Kidd at 919.623.3820.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Get your gameface on. Its time for some gridiron goodnessfinally, after a much hyped preseason. The Tar Heels open the season Thursday on the national stage in South Carolina (ESPN), while Wake Forest subsequently takes on Presbyterian (ESPN3). N.C. Central goes to Wallace Wade to face Duke on Saturday (ESPN3) and the Pack, under new coach Dave Doeren, open at home against La. Tech (ESPN3). Times vary.