Beer, fashion and shopping lead our best bets for the weekend
Posted November 7, 2013
Updated November 8, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Grab your best 1960s attire and head to the Raleigh City Museum on Friday night for "A Mad Men Evening." The night will include entertainment, food and drink. Tickets are $20. The night is a celebration of the state’s extensive collection of mid-century Modernist houses.
Party in a private aircraft carrier Friday night at the Vintage Affair: The Sky’s the Limit gala. The annual fundraiser helps raise money for Children’s Flights of Hope, which offers free air transportation for critically injured children to and from medical facilities. Tickets are $75 each. The night will include entertainment and live and silent auctions with a “sophisticated aviation-inspired motif.” Some of the Triangle’s top restaurants will provide food and enjoy wine tastings by Great Grapes of Cary.
Southern Season in Chapel Hill is hosting a Beer Extravaganza and Homebrew contest on Saturday afternoon. The event will give homebrewers a chance to show off their best craft beer and enter it into a taste test for a chance to win a six month membership to Southern Season’s “Brew of the Month” club and a $300 shopping spree.
Fashion for a great cause this Saturday night at Marbles Kid’s Museum! Active Good’s annual fashion show fundraiser Couture for a Cause will also include silent and live auctions, a red carpet and cash bar. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
Get your holiday shopping done a little early this weekend in Fayetteville at the annual Holly Day Fair at the Crown Expo Center. The event is the largest holiday gift and craft show in eastern North Carolina. Tickets are $9.
Bring your furry friends to Garner on Sunday afternoon for a special fall festival in their honor at Carolina Ranch Animal Hospital and Resort. This free event runs from noon to 4 p.m. and will include raffles, tours, training demos, face painting, food and pet portraits.
Show your support for our nation’s veterans at the first Run, Walk and Roll with Veterans 5K on Sunday morning in Raleigh. The race starts at 9 a.m. on N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus. Open registration is $25 and veterans can register for $20. The event will help raise money for Canine Angels, which provide free service dogs for veterans with disabilities.
Some comedy happening this weekend.
Chris Hardwick, host "The Talking Dead" on AMC, will bring his "geek" humor to the Carolina Theatre of Durham Friday night.
John Oliver from "The Daily Show" will bring his stand-up act to the Durham Performing Arts Center on Saturday night.