What's on Tap

What's on Tap

Race for the Cure, food truck rodeos lead our weekend best bets

Posted June 12, 2014

Thousands gathered at Meredith College in Raleigh Saturday morning for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

— Lots of great events are happening this Father's Day weekend in the Triangle.

First, if you are headed to the U.S. Open in Pinehurst, make sure to check out our guide of where to eat, drink, shop and relax while you are in town.

Enjoy an entertaining evening  

Kick off the weekend with the PNC Downtown Raleigh movie series Friday night. This week's showing is "The Hunger Games." The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the film! 

In conjunction with the Estampas de la Raza exhibit, the NC Museum of Art is hosting a Poetry Slam Friday evening. All ages are invited to participate, and you can share your poetry, the poetry of another poet or just enjoy the show. It’s free, but tickets are required. The poetry slam ticket also includes free admission to the Estampas exhibit.

Some great live music is happening this weekend as well. 

Amos Lee plays Koka Booth Amphitheatre on Friday and Bruno Mars plays PNC Arena Saturday night. Tickets are still available for both shows. 

The North Carolina Symphony continues its Summerfest series on Saturday with Cirque de la Symphonie. Watch high-flying aerialists, daredevil cyclists and acrobatic feats set to classical masterpieces and contemporary hits. Tickets start at $33. 

North Hills continues its Midtown Bluegrass Series on Sunday with the Claire Lynch Band. The free show starts at 5 p.m. Show up at 4 p.m. and bring your instruments to participate in a pre-concert jam. 

"In Living Color" writer and co-star Damon Wayans will play Goodnights Comedy Club this weekend. Tickets start at $40. 

Get fit

The annual Komen Triangle Race for the Cure is Saturday at Meredith College in Raleigh. WRAL has some big stuff planned so make sure you use the hashtag #KomenTri on social media for a chance to see your supportive messages displayed at the race and on TV! 

Maggiano's in Durham is hosting a Father’s Day 5K. There is also a 1-mile fun run and a 100-yard dash for children. Registration is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the fun run. Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina.

Family fun 

Head to Knightdale Parks and Recreation on Saturday for a day for the Hawaiian Hoedown featuring a huge water slide, vendors and even a bird showcase from the American Wildlife Refuge and Raptor. The event is a fundraiser for Special Blessings, which serves children and adults with developmental disabilities. The party is from 4-8 p.m. 

Sola Coffee Shop will host a pop-up market on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. There will be at least 15 local artisans there. 

Take dad to Durham Central Park on Sunday for a food truck rodeo from noon to 4 p.m. There will be more than 40 trucks and live music. 

Just party

It's time for some moonshine. The Carolina Inn will host a special Moonshine Tasting Saturday night with "Hilly Billy" Wayne Nix, a cast member of Discovery Channel's "Moonshiners." Executive chef James Clark will be cooking up some tasty food to go along with some North Carolina made moonshine. Tickets are $55 per person.

Sub Noir celebrates its one year anniversary with food trucks and more. The party is Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. 


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