St. Patrick's Day, Tyler Perry lead our weekend best bets
Posted March 13
Updated March 15
Raleigh, N.C. — It is St. Patrick's Day weekend, which means lots of celebrations going on throughout the Triangle.
Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival stepped off Saturday at 10 a.m. in downtown.
It winds from the intersection of Lane and Wilmington Streets, south on Wilmington Street, west on Morgan Street at the State Capitol, and continues south on Fayetteville Street.
It will be followed by a festival in City Plaza.
Along Glenwood Avenue, the newly reopened Hibernian is the headquarters for a day-long block party celebration of live music and food.
Teams will be traveling around downtown Raleigh Saturday afternoon doing some embarrassing things, taking photos and consuming drinks. It's all part of the Gulliver's Travels St. Patrick's Day Photo Scavenger Hunt Bar Crawl. Teams consist of four to eight people and there is a $10 per person charge. But the winning team gets cash! Everything kicks off at Lucky B's at 3 p.m.
Go Ask Mom also has a great list of family-friendly ways to celebrate the wearing o' the green.
If you are Out and About this weekend, be sure to share your photos!
Other weekend best bets:
Entertainment mogul Tyler Perry headlines the Women's Empowerment conference at PNC Arena Saturday. The annual event features seminars and shopping. Tickets start at $40.
Kick off the spring riding season with a bike show and more this Saturday at the 28th Annual Bike Show & Chili Cook-off at Rommel Harley-Davidson in Durham. There will be a raffle, chili contest, live music, vendors, games and more. It's $10 to enter your bike and raffle tickets ($5) benefit local charities. Free admission.
The Carolina Ballet is proud to present once again the most tragic love story ever told. Romeo and Juliet opens this Thursday evening at Fletcher Opera Theatre at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and continues through this weekend with matinee and evening shows. Tickets start at $30.
The Tony-nominated Evita: National Tour continues its run at DPAC this weekend, with matinee and evening shows Thursday through Sunday. Tickets start at $35.
The internationally acclaimed Beatles tribute RAIN come to the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts for two shows Sunday. It is has been described as the "next best thing to seeing the Beatles." Shows are 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets start at $42.
Glitch: The First Joint Food Truck Pop-Up Restaurant hits Carolina Theatre in Durham. Sympathy for the Deli, Chirba Chriba, American Meltdown, and Porchetta are all creating dishes for the event. Tickets are $38.
NC Symphony presents Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops Friday evening at Meymandi Concert Hall. Tickets start at $18.
Durham nanobrewery Ponysaurus is having a tap takeover at Sam's Quik Shop in Durham this Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.