Raleigh, N.C. — This week, we have live music, comedy, sledding and even a tribute to a WRAL-TV favorite. Let's check out your best bets for fun this weekend in and around the Triangle!
Top cowboys from around the country will be competing at The World's Toughest Rodeo at PNC Arena on Saturday. From bull riding to barrel racing, there will be a variety of events. New this year: The rodeo clowns will be competing with one another. Tickets start at $28. Check WRAL's Out and About later today to see our behind the scenes look at what it takes to become a rodeo clown. And look this weekend for our photos from the rodeo.
WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel will be in the hot seat on Friday night during a roast on Friday night at the Cardinal Club. Mix 101.5's Lynda Loveland will serve as roastmaster. Tickets are steep – $100 each – but proceeds go to the Athens Drive Arts Foundation.
Triangle Restaurant Week starts Monday and to help kick off the week, there will be a party Sunday at Fullsteam in Durham. For a $10 suggested donation, you will get light hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and entertainment. The donations will go to Communities In Schools and Band Together. Look for our best bets for each day of Triangle Restaurant next week on Out and About!
Comedy will take center stage at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on Friday with a show by comedian and actor Mike Epps. Tickets start at $44.
"Saturday Night Live" veteran Tim Meadows (yes the "Ladies Man" himself) will be at Goodnight's Comedy Club Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are $20 each.
Cary's Bond Park will become a Winter Wonderland this weekend. There will be activities through Monday. Tickets are $12 for Cary residents and $16 for non-residents. You must pre-register, tickets will not be sold day of. For more information, call 919-469-4100. This was also one of Go Ask Mom's picks for this weekend.
Go Ask Mom also has a great rundown of Martin Luther King Jr. Day events and volunteer opportunities this weekend.
To see more of her family friendly selections, check out her weekly blogpost.
The North Carolina Symphony will present Wicked Divas Friday and Saturday at Meymandi Concert Hall. The show features diva showstoppers from the Tony Award-winning musical Wicked, Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic and Carmen.
Friday: Annuals, Lollipops and the Eschaton at Local 506 and Willie Nelson will the Durham Performing Arts Center
Saturday: Loin Cloth, Solar Halos, Demon Eye, Tomas Phillips at Kings Barcade
For more live music picks for this weekend, check our local music expert Greg Hutchinson's best bets post.
Looking for something to do during the week? Check out our Best Bets calendar for suggestions for every day.