Raleigh, N.C. — Beer, fundraisers and chili lead our weekend best bets!
It all kicks off on Friday night with the a fundraiser for Camp Kesem at Big Boss Brewery. Camp Kesem is a college student operated camp for children and teens affected by their parent’s cancer. The fundraiser runs from 6-7 p.m. and will feature a silent auction, music from Morning Brigade, snacks and of course Big Boss Beer. And you can check out their beercade game The Last Barfighter. It is $30 for one ticket and $50 for two.
Another great fundraising event happens Friday night, the Carolina Hurricanes Casino Night and Wine Tasting event at PNC Arena. Tickets are steep at $200 each, but all proceeds benefit the Kids ‘N Community Foundation. The night will feature a silent auction and the Canes players will be the dealers for the casino games. Who wouldn't want to have Jeff Skinner deal them in for blackjack?
Things are getting a little "chili" in downtown Raleigh on Saturday with the 2013 ChillyFest. Listen to music and chow down on some tasty chili from local restaurants. The event runs from noon to 5 p.m. and tickets start at $8 for 10 chili tickets. Money goes to the local Boys and Girls Club.
Staying downtown, Lonerider is hosting its annual showdown on Saturday at Moore Square starting at 5 p.m. The evening will feature live music and a collection of Lonerider brews. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Nourish International, a nonprofit organization that works internationally to engage students and communities around eradicating extreme poverty.
Do you love Durham? Do you love it enough to "marry" it? Well, this Saturday celebrate everything you love about Durham at the annual Marry Durham party in downtown. This free, family-friendly celebration starts at 2 p.m. in the 700 block of Rigsbee Avenue. There will be a parade, food trucks and music.
Are you ready to get dirty? The Dirty Girl Mud Run is a 5K women’s only run happening Saturday at MacNair’s Farm in Raleigh. It is an untimed obstacle course designed to push you to your limits. It is $85 to enter, but free for cancer survivors.
Whole Foods in Chapel Hill is throwing a benefit concert on for the Whole Planet Foundation at Nightlight in Chapel Hill on Sunday. Bands will include Junkyard Apocalypse, Subaphonic, Johnny Staxx and the Durty Boyz, See No Weevil, Barleycorn and Rye, and He Who Walks Behind The Rows, as well as karaoke. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5.
Drew Carey is playing four sold out shows at Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh Friday and Saturday. And comedian Sinbad is playing Fletcher Theater downtown on Friday night. Tickets for Sinbad’s show are $35.
To get a complete list of family-friendly events going on in the Triangle, our friend Go Ask Mom has a great weekend guide.