What’s going on this weekend? Here’s three events to check out.

Scotty McCreery plays in Raleigh this weekend.Getty Images

It’s another fairly busy weekend in the Triangle, with both Raul Malo and the Mavericks and Mipso playing shows. There’s also the Third Friday Art Walk plus a couple of book readings Friday and Saturday.

And Neil deGrasse Tyson is scheduled to be in town.

So you have plenty of options, and here’s three more for you to check out this weekend.

Scotty McCreery

Country star and Garner native Scotty McCreery will play as part of the Hometown Throwdown at The Ritz in Raleigh this weekend. Also scheduled on the bill is Jason Michael Carroll, Delta Rae and Parmalee. Earlier this year, McCreery and longtime girlfriend Gabi Dugal announced their engagement. | More info and tickets

John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon. // Getty Images

John Witherspoon has been making people laugh for more than 40 years. He’s probably best known for his roles in the “Friday” movies and working with the Wayans brothers. | More info and tickets


Yelawolf. // Getty Images

Yelawolf didn’t drop a full-length LP for more than two years until October’s “Trial By Fire.” The rapper, a Gadsden, Alabama native, has had some struggles recently but is back with this new album and tour. | More info and tickets

More this weekend

Find more events this weekend in our events calendar.


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