What's on Tap

What's on Tap

Mustaches, Kiss and superheroes lead our weekend best bets

Posted July 17, 2014

Rock legends KISS entertained a lively crowd at Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek on Sunday, July 22, 2012 in Raleigh. (Photo by Jack Morton)

— Start off the weekend with some comedy for a great cause. Napper Tandy's on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh on Friday will be hosting a charity comedy show to help 8-year-old Joeson Bramlett, who suffers from Metachromatic Leukodystrophy. The show is free but donations are being accepted. The show starts at 7 p.m. 

Head to Durham on Saturday to help raise money for Habitat for Humanity of Durham. The Habitat Bull Moon Ride and Run, a 12-mile bike ride and simultaneous 5K run, starts at 8:15 p.m. People usually show up dressed in lights, glow sticks and more. There’s great food and cold beer at the end of race party! 

The Triangle Beard and Mustache Club will hold the first Oak City Beard and Mustache Competition on Saturday at Kings Barcade in downtown Raleigh. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the first event starts at 8 p.m. It is $10 to get in with proceeds going to the Raleigh Rescue Mission. 

Superheroes will be hitting PNC Arena this weekend. Marvels Universe Live features a new live action original story. Tickets to this family-friendly show start at $40. 

The American Dance Festival continues with the Paul Taylor Dance Company this weekend at the Durham Performing Arts Center. This modern dance troupe is celebrating their 60th anniversary a new show “Marathon Cadenzas,” set to The Raymond Scott Quintette’s classic recordings of “The Penguin,” “Oil Gusher,” Minuet in Jazz” and more. Tickets start at $10. 

Blu Seafood and Bar is having a four-course wine dinner on Friday centered around a summer favorite – tomatoes. The menu includes diver scallops, steamed mussels and an heirloom tomato salad. Reservations are $50. 

A crazy pub crawl is coming to Raleigh Friday evening. The Raleigh Yeti Pub Crawl starts at 5:30 p.m. at Tyler's in Raleigh. You'll get a map of participating venues, including the Flying Saucer, Paddy O'Beers and Busy Bee, and set off on an expedition to find the yeti. Maybe he's hiding at the bottom of a Great Divide Brewing Company Imperial Stout?

Live music: 

  • Lionel Richie and CeeLo Green play Walnut Creek Saturday night. Tickets start at $31. 
  • Kiss and Def Leppard play Walnut Creek Amphitheatre on Sunday night. Tickets start at $29.
  • Lauryn Hill brings her neo soul to Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh on Sunday. Tickets start at $23. 
  • Historic Stagville hosts music and family fun at the Jubilee Music Festival on Saturday. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy free blues, gospel and jazz music, including a performance by Boo Hanks.

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  • Raleigh Rocks 1 Jul 18, 2014

    I want to rock

  • stevemichaels Jul 18, 2014

    Kiss - one of the most overrated, overhyped bands ever!

  • mystica131 Jul 17, 2014

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    It's true that Gene loves his money, but this tour and a few tours back I was able to get 4 lawn seats for less than $100 (I'm not sure why anyone would want seats at Walnut Creek anyway). It's a fun show and actually one I can take the kids to. You obviously don't want to see them, which is your option, but they put on a good show, always have.

  • PanthersFan45 Jul 17, 2014

    Beard and mustache competition ? Never heard of that before. I've remained clean-shaven for years, helps me look younger now that I'm older.

  • same ole story Jul 17, 2014

    Nothing like spending $300 plus dollars to see a 70 year old Simmons spit fake blood and fire on a Sunday night. I saw kiss in the beginning of their career for a whopping $20 a ticket. That's about 1 and a half beers at the creek these days!!! Just checked ticketmaster and plenty of $150 to $200 tix left... WONDER WHY????? NOT!!!! If you want to give the people a show then make it affordable!! $12 beers, $10 small pizzas, out of this world ticket prices.... I will stay home and pay my food bill with that for 2 hours of rehashed music. Might be worth it if either band has put something out relevant in the last, oh say, 10 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • John Paschall Jul 17, 2014
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    There is also the cantaloupe festival in scenic ridgeway in Warren County this weekend, Saturday