What's on Tap

What's on Tap

Food trucks, comedy and UniverSoul lead our best bets this weekend

Posted March 8, 2013

Ralphie May

— We have a lot to get to, so let's check out our suggestions for this weekend!

Food trucks take center stage this weekend in the Triangle. Two rodeos are planned. This first is at Rebus Works in downtown Raleigh on Saturday. It will feature GOUGE Wrestling matches and local beer and sodas. American Meltdown, Sarge’s Chef on Wheels and Locopops will be among the food trucks in attendance.

Sunday’s event at Durham Central Park will feature more than 50 vendors, including Dusty Donuts, Valentino’s, Sympathy for the Deli and Mama Dukes

Comedian Ralphie May will bring his humor to Goodnight’s Comedy Club this weekend for several sold out shows. A few tickets were still available for Sunday night’s show, but those were going fast too. May grabbed national attention after appearing on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and has since appeared on “The Tonight Show” and Comedy Central

For a rundown of live music this week, check out our music expert Greg Hutchinson's picks.

The Crank for a Cause Cycling Challenge is being held Friday night on Hargett Street in front of Raleigh Times. It is a six hour long peda-a-thon on stationary bikes to raise money for the American Diabetes Association’s Quintiles North Carolina Tour de Cure. The party goes from 6 p.m. to midnight. Ride as an individual or a team. Individual registration is $35 per person.UniverSoul Circus (Image from Ticketmaster)

The hip-hop inspired UniverSoul Circus has taken over the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek this week. Shows continue this weekend through Sunday. The show features skates, dancers, Russian acrobats, a South American high wire act and more.

Another great family pick this week is a visit from a "Glee" star. Actress Lauren Potter will be at Crabtree Valley Mall to meet with fans. Potter, who has down syndrome, is a special guest of Cary-based nonprofit Anna’s Angels. Her visit is among several appearances in support of down syndrome awareness.

For more family-friendly picks, check out Go Ask Mom's weekend planner. Lauren Potter Anna's Angels

Celebrate this season’s must-have trends at the Junior League of Raleigh and Belk Fashion Forward event on Sunday evening. There will be a runway show, cocktails, giveaways and raffles. The money will benefit the Junior League. General admission tickets are $30.

Also on Sunday, Zinda will be hosting the "Downtown Dish" fundraiser for the Tammy Lynn Center. Food from all of Eschelon Hospitality's restaurants will be available. General admission tickets are $75.

And watch The Amazing Race with WRAL's Out and About on Sunday night. We will be at Lucky B's in Raleigh to cheer on former Carolina Hurricane Bates Battaglia and his brother Anthony as they compete on "The Amazing Race." And after you watch the show, enter our Amazing Race contest to win a $200 Travelocity gift card.


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