What's on Tap

What's on Tap

Fireworks, fashion and festivals lead our weekend best bets

Posted May 29, 2014

Fireworks light up the crowd of 11,536, the third largest in the park's history, following Durham's win over Norfolk Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC.

— Here are our picks for what to do this final weekend in May: 

It's Fireworks Night at the Durham Bulls game. See them take on the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs on Friday night and make sure you stick around for fireworks after the game! 

One of the most popular musicals to hit the stage, Mama Mia!, is playing the DPAC this weekend. Featuring the music of ABBA, this tale of love, laughter and friendship will get you dancing and probably singing along. Shows are Friday through Sunday. Tickets start at $40.

Sesame Street Live: Can't Stop Singing plays the PNC Arena this weekend. The show centers around Elmo using Abby Cadabby's magic wand to turn Sesame Street into a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage. Tickets start at $12. 

PNC's Downtown Raleigh Movie Series continues this Friday with Talladega Nights, starring Will Ferrell. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy this free movie in City Plaza. 

See wearable, innovative eco-fashion produced by designers from North Carolina and beyond during the Redress Spring 2014 Eco-Fashion Show at Cobblestone Hall in downtown Raleigh's City Market Friday night. There will be 11 new collections that will also be available for purchase. Tickets start at $20. 

Another fashion show happening this weekend is Peachy Keen's Spring Showcase. Dubbed "Happily Ever After: Couture for a Cause," the show will feature an exclusive peek at new looks from local designers. Tickets are $15 and proceeds benefit Activate Good, a nonprofit volunteer center that helps charitable causes in the Triangle. The show starts at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Cary boutique.

Enjoy an afternoon of family-friendly fun at the Apex Latino Arts Festival on Saturday. There will be a culinary festival, live music and arts and crafts. Admission is $5 and children ages 3 years and younger get in for free. 

Another Latino festival is happening in downtown Cary on Saturday. Ritmo Latino features folk dances, arts and crafts, food and live music. The Carolina RailHawks will also be sponsoring a soccer clinic for the kids. The festival is free.

It's Burgers and Beer for a Cause at Elevation Burger in Raleigh's Brier Creek on Saturday. The restaurant is teaming up with Raleigh Brewing Company for this event that will raise funds for the Triangle Land Conservancy. Just head to Elevation Burger between noon and 5 p.m. to sample selections from Raleigh Brewing, enjoy live music, cornhole and participate in on-site giveaways from Earth Fare organic supermarket. 

And while we are talking about beer. Carolina Brewery has partnered with Counter Culture to produce a coffee-infused India Pale Ale. They will be hosting tastings Saturday at 5 p.m.  at Carolina Brewery's Chapel Hill and Pittsboro brewpubs. 

Step back in time at the North Carolina Museum of Art on Sunday during the Family Renaissance Fair. From 1-4 p.m, check out live music, armored combat demos, juggling and more. Admission is free and activities take place indoors and out, rain or shine.

The Ironman Triathlon returns to the area this Sunday. Find out which streets will be closed for this race.

Also on Sunday, Yelp kicks off its summer of fun with the Passport to City Market party. Enjoy food and drink courtesy of Oak City Meatball Shoppe, Tir na Nog, Foothills Brewing, Double Barley Brewing and more! There will also be live music. It all happens from 8-10 p.m. at City Market's Cobblestone Hall. You will need to RSVP if you want to attend and bring a $5 donation for their nonprofit partner Special Spaces of the Triangle.

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