Bugs, bikes and festivals lead our best bets for the weekend
Posted September 19, 2013
Updated September 21, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Creepy crawlies will invade the NC Museum of Natural Sciences on Saturday during the popular BugFest! This year’s theme is scorpions, but all types of bugs are welcome. There will be exhibits and activities, yummy bug dishes and an opportunity to Stump an Expert with your very own bug find. The event is free and runs from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., both inside and outside the museum.
Downtown Durham is the site of the 39th Annual CenterFest Arts Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The festival features over 130 juried artists, live music and entertainment, Kids’ Zone activities, great food and other exhibitions.
Big Boi, one half of the group Outkast will play Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Saturday night. He was originally scheduled to play the Hopscotch Music Festival but had to cancel the date.
The 9th Annual Ray Price Capital City Bikefest is Friday-Sunday and features live music, multiple bike rides and parades, stunt shows, prizes and giveaways, a tattoo contest and more. The event takes place on Fayetteville Street downtown and at Ray Price Harley Davidson, and benefits veterans associations.
Rock for a cause with the 2013 Triangle Corporate Battle of the Bands on Saturday in Durham. The event raises money for the East Durham Children’s Initiative, and tickets are $25. (UPDATE: This event has been moved to Sunday at 7 p.m. due to rain.)
Music is also at the forefront in Apex this weekend with the 3rd Annual Apex Jazz Festival. There will be many performances on Saturday in 10 venues along Salem Street, and don’t forget about the Beer Garden! Tickets are $10 and grant access to all the shows.
Other events this weekend:
- 11th annual International Food and Music Festival in Wendell on Saturday.
- Carnaval Latino at Lake Benson Park on Saturday
- Lafayette Village in north Raleigh is holding its annual Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday from noon to 10 p.m.
- The Greek Festival takes over the N.C. State Fairgrounds Friday-Sunday.
- Sinbad is playing Goodnight's Comedy Club through Sunday. Tickets start at $27.50.