Your weekend guide for August 21-24

Great food, great music, and a chance to meet some of your favorite ABC11 anchors and reporters. Check out our top picks:

1. Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week Through Sunday | Prices vary
It's that time of year again, when more than 40 eateries in downtown Raleigh offer specials and invite you out for dinner. Check out Zinda, ORO and Bida Manda. Details

2. Oak City 7 Thursday, 5 p.m. | FREE
Hard to believe it's the last Oak City 7 concert of the year! Thursday's show is headlined by The Posies, with performances by other bands like I Was Totally Destroying It. When you're done with work, head right over City Plaza. Details

3. Laura Reed at The Pour House Friday 8 p.m. | Starting at $10
South African born singer Laura Reed will play an album release show for her new record "Awakening" Friday night at The Pour House. She's a very talented singer who also plays several instruments, including the piano and blues harmonica. Opening is local funk/soul group The Chit Nasty Band. Details

Get a taste of Reed's music below:

4. Miranda Lambert at Walnut Creek Thursday 7:30 | Starting at $29.25
The "Ran Fans" will certainly be out at Walnut Creek to catch her "Platinum" tour. I'm excited for her concert and can't get the song "Something Bad" outta my head. Details

5. Lazy Daze Festival Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | FREE
The 38th annual celebration of art in downtown Cary offers free fun for the whole family - and you'll be able to meet some of your favorite ABC11 personalities while you're there! Details

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