What's on Tap

What's on Tap

Scavenger hunt, The Raleigh MIX lead our weekend best bets

Posted July 24, 2014

— There's a little bit of everything going on this weekend. Take a look at our best bets!

On stage

Award-winning soul artist Maxwell returns to the DPAC Saturday evening. Since his debut in 1996, the critically-acclaimed singer has received six Grammy nominations, including two wins for Best R&B Album and Best R&B Male Vocal Performance for "Pretty Wings." Tickets start at $49.

Raleigh Little Theatre presents a classic tale with Fiddler on the Roof. This is the story of Tevye the dairyman, the father of five daughters. It is set in Tsarist Russia in 1905, where the Jews of the village struggle to maintain their traditions while the world around them changes. The show's first night is Friday evening and it runs through Sunday, August 3. Tickets start at $11.

Grammy Award-winning band Rascal Flatts plays Walnut Creek Friday evening. The country stars are touring to support their latest work, "Changed," which is their eighth studio album. Tickets start at $29.75.

Ray LaMontagne plays Red Hat Amphitheater Saturday night. The singer-songwriter has toured internationally and released four albums after quitting his job at a shoe factory. Tickets start at $25.


Get the most out of downtown Raleigh with The Raleigh MIX on Friday night. Head to any of the nearly two dozen participating restaurants, bars and clubs, and receive a free wristband. With a wristband, you can enjoy no cover, drink specials and live music around the city.

A weird combination, but who doesn't like bacon? Southland Ballroom hosts Bacon & Blacklights on Friday night. Wear white so you and your friends can write on each other with highlighters. Through the night, you can enjoy free bacon treats. Tickets are $13 in advance.

On Friday, EDM DJs will pump out hits at the GLO Paint Party at Lincoln Theatre. Get ready for dancers, laser lights and tons of glow paint. Tickets start at $15.


The Fourth Annual Raleigh's Finest 5K is Saturday morning in downtown Raleigh. The event raises money for the North Carolina Fallen Fire Fighters Foundation and the 200 Club of Wake County. The route starts at the Raleigh Convention Center and winds its way through downtown and Boylan Heights. Registration is $30.

The Carolina RailHawks host their Third Annual Pregame Pig Pickin' Festival Saturday afternoon before taking on the Ottowa Fury FC. There will be live music, beer and delicious barbecue. Festival entry bracelets are $16.

Calling all Caniacs! Head to PNC Arena for the Hurricanes Summerfest this weekend. The celebration on Saturday features a practice and skills session of the Prospects Development Camp, an autograph session, inflatables, games, giveaways, guest speakers and more. You'll also get a chance to scope out the arena for the coming season's available seat locations.

Community fun

Food trucks, beer and wrestling come to Raleigh Brewing Company Saturday with the Gouge Wrestling Food Truck Rodeo. This is a free family-friendly event with several wrestling matchups, including vampires, nerds, Roman conquerors and more.

Grab some friends for the Raleigh Typhoon Scavenger Hunt Saturday afternoon. Teams will tackle hilarious games and solve puzzles around downtown Raleigh. Teams who solve the puzzles are eligible to win prizes! Registration is $15 per person or $100 per team. Proceeds benefit Activate Good.

Enjoy food, the Kona Ice Truck, dozens of giveaways and bounce houses during the Christmas in July event at the Apex Farmers' Market. The party is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Power through the last day of the workweek with a breakfast food truck rodeo Friday morning in downtown Durham. The Wicked Biscuit Company, Belgian Waffology and Caffe Bellezza are participating. This is a weekly event that will happen from 7-10 a.m.


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