What's on Tap

What's on Tap

Fashion, fish and music highlight our weekend best bets

Posted January 11, 2013

This weekend we have a little something for everyone. Let's dive into our picks for weekend fun in and around the Triangle! 

Fashion will invade Motorco in Durham on Friday when dtownMARKET presents the "reFASHIONED spring 2013" runway show. There will be an eclectic mix of local designers showcasing their work. Tickets are $7 in advance.

Jekyll and Hyde at DPAC

The North Carolina Symphony kicks off 2013 with The Four Seasons, featuring music from Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi and Piazzolla. Shows are Friday and Saturday at the Progress Energy Center in Raleigh. Tickets start at $18.

This is the final weekend to see the musical Jekyll and Hyde at the Durham Performing Arts Center. This classic tale of good versus evil stars American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis and R&B star Deborah Cox. Tickets start at $24.

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"And God Created Great Whales" explores the musical adventure of a composer trying to create an opera based on the classic novel Moby Dick. As a degenerative disease eats away at his mind, the artist must rely on a tape recorder hanging around his neck and his imagination. The award-winning play runs at Playmakers in Chapel Hill this weekend. Tickets start at $15.

Downtown Raleigh will be abuzz with inaugural activities on Saturday as Pat McCrory is sworn in as governor. There will be a concert and parade during the day and a ball that night. This was also one of Go Ask Mom's weekend picks for family fun. Be sure to check her blog for a full list of events for the entire family this weekend. 

This is a great weekend for outdoor enthusiasts.

The Raleigh Bass and Saltwater Expo visits the fairgrounds Friday through Sunday. From boats to tackles, this is the place to be if you love fishing. Also on hand, the cast of Animal Planet's series "Hillbilly Handfishin'" will be signing autographs. Tickets to the expo are $8 for adults, $7 for people age 60 and above and members of the military and $5 for children ages 6-12.

And if you are love camping, the 24th annual North Carolina RV and Camping show will be at the Greensboro Coliseum this weekend.

Live Music

Guster at the Carolina Theatre of Durham on Saturday leads our music picks for the weekend. Tickets to that show start at $28 and are still available. 

Other picks:


  • Mipso Trio at Kings Barcade. This N.C. trio (guitar, bass and mandolin) met at UNC. 
  • The Old Ceremony at Motorco. This Chapel Hill band has been described as "brooding orchestral rock 'n roll." 
  • Toubab Krewe at Cat's Cradle. This Asheville quintet fuses rock 'n roll and West African music.


  • Americana band Poor Old Shine at Local 506.


Looking for something to do during the week? Check out our Best Bets calendar for suggestions for every day.


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