Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent
BREWERY TOUR: Barring NFL, what better way to spend a Sunday than expanding your suds savvy. Hop over to Crank Arm this and every third Sunday for a free brewery tourwith a tast brew to follow. Cheers! Where: Crank Arm Brewing Company, Raleigh When: Sunday, 2 p.m. | More info on the Facebook event page.
OKTOBERFEST: The popular pavement-pounding St. Paddys Run goes polka-ish with nOg Run Clubs second annual Oktoberfest 8K for a lil lederhosen-clad luck of the Irish in October. Run. Drink. Fun. Where: Moore Square, Raleigh.. When: Saturday, 3 p.m. Chance to win a $3,000 travel voucher. Stay for afterparty in Moore Square. | More info
LEWIS BLACK: The Grammy Award-winning funnyman (comedian, author, actor) takes stage at DPAC for a night of side-splitting hilarity. Where: DPAC, Durham. When: Thursday, 8 p.m. $40-$75. | More info
THE RETURN OF LEGENDS: Hosted by 9th Wonder and billed as the greatest hip-hop and R&B reunioneverthe two-night concert is a whos who of top acts. Friday, take in RAKIM, Pete Rock and CL Smooth, Lords of the Underground, Nice and Smooth, Camp Lo, and Saturday, throw your hands up for BELL BIV DEVOE, EPMD, Brand Nubian, Pharcyde and DAS EFX. Where: DPAC, Durham. When: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. $40-$100. Concert ticket includes afterparty at DPAC. | More info
ROARING TWENTIES COSTUME PARTY: Flap it if ya got it at the speakeasy-style soiree. Flappers, gangstersor don your fav screen-actjust dont forget the props (tommy gun, boas, cigars, fishnets ) for the not-so-dry Prohibition era fete bring your fav bottle to stock the bar. Oh, and there will be limbo. Obv. Where: Lava Lounge (Masonic), Raleigh. When: Saturday, 9 p.m. free. Enjoy drinks, food, dancing and best-dressed costume contest. | More info