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Globetrotters, Legos and a Kilt Run lead our weekend best bets

Posted February 27, 2014

The Harlem Globetrotters perform at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on March 1, 2013.

— It is a busy weekend in the Triangle. Let’s get to our top picks for the weekend:

The Harlem Globetrotters bring their humor and athleticism to the PNC Arena on Sunday. They always put on a great family-friendly show. This year, they are continuing their “Fans Rule” World Tour. Just go online to help pick the rules that will be used during the game. Tickets start at $18. 

Another great event happening this weekend is for the child in all of us – Lego KidsFest takes over the Raleigh Convention Center Friday through Sunday. Check out the Lego Museum to see life-size models built entirely of bricks. You can also build your own creations. For the serious builder, there are Brick Battle Zones where you can compete to see who builds the fastest. Tickets are $20 for children ages 3 to 17 and for those 65 years and older. Adult tickets are $22 and children 2 years and younger get in for free. 

Next week is Mardi Gras and that means we have several carnival-related activities going on in the Triangle this weekend. Check out our list of local Mardi Gras events.

Some great live music going on this weekend. First, the Eagles play PNC Arena.This tour is in celebration of the band’s document “History of the Eagles” being release. Tickets start at $51. 

Four local bands will be competing to see which one will be the Last Band Standing Saturday night at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh. It is Band Together’s annual fundraiser. Big Daddy Love, Jack the Radio, Onward, Soldiers and The Morning After are competing for $3,000 in cash prizes and the coveted opening slot for the headlining band at Band Together’s annual spring concert event. Each band will play at 30-40 minute set and the audience will help decide who wins. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of. This year, Band Together is raising money for their nonprofit partner Communities in Schools. 

March is just starting but Tir na nOg in downtown Raleigh is hoping to kick it off with a bang on Saturday with their annual Run Green 8K and Kilt Run. They are trying to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Kilt Run. It will be a 200 meter run prior to the 8K. If you register for the 8K, you automatically are registered for the Kilt Run. Otherwise, it is $5 to enter the Kilt run and you must be wearing a kilt. Everything starts at 2 p.m. at Moore Square. There will be live music, beer and more after the 8K so stick around. 

It is time to go bald for a great cause. Glenwood South is hosting its annual St. Baldrick’s Shave-a-thon and block party this Saturday afternoon. Napper Tandy’s and the Hibernian are teaming up this year to make the event even bigger than years past. The party runs from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh.

Natty Greene’s is hosting an Oyster Shellebration this Saturday night. Enjoy steamed oysters and clam chowder and music from Big Fat Gap. Family tickets are available.


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