What's on Tap

What's on Tap

Tour de Fat, Patio Crawl lead our weekend best bets

Posted June 19, 2014

The bike swapper happily rides off into the distance with his new mode of transportation at Tour de Fat 2013.

— Brewery events, concerts and more are on tap this weekend.

Community outdoor events

Head to City Plaza for the weekly PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series. This Friday's free movie is "Iron Man 3," with music provided by the Laura Reed Band. There will also be food trucks and microbrews available.

A popular annual event returns to downtown Durham this weekend. The Annual Juneteenth Celebration is Saturday and features fun for the whole family, including live entertainment and music, vendors, food, kid's crafts and a religious Opening Ceremony.

A pet-friendly brewery hosts a fundraiser for Second Chance Pet Adoptions this Saturday. Enjoy Raleigh Brewing Company's release of a special new beer, Rescue Rye Blonde Ale, at the Barks and Brews event. They are accepting cash donations only, recommended at $5 per pint. You can bring your own dog as well.

Another popular beer-centric event is Saturday. The popular Tour de Fat, hosted by New Belgium Brewery, makes its way to Diamond View Park in Durham. The family-friendly event kicks off with a bicycle parade, followed by live entertainment including yo-yo performers, contests and musicians. There will also be beer for the 21 and up crowd, including selections from the acclaimed Lips of Faith series and New Belgium's summer seasonal, Summer Helles. The event is free.

Chatham Street in Cary will be the site of a food truck rodeo on Sunday. The Chatham Street Chowdown will have 15 food trucks participating, as well as Fortnight Brewing Company and Chatham Hill Winery.

Saturday night at the DBAP is Swing for the Cure. The Durham Bulls will be wearing pink jerseys to raise awareness and funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation as they play the Syracuse SkyChiefs.

Take a tour through downtown Raleigh’s best patios on the Carolina Nightlife Patio Crawl Saturday night. Tickets are $10 and include entry to several bars, drink specials, games and free swag.

Greensboro is the site of an outdoor concert and music festival this Saturday. Chuckapalooza showcases local artists and features live music from noon to midnight. Tickets start at $10.

Art & music

A part of the American Dance Festival, Ballet Hispanico plays DPAC Friday and Saturday evenings. The show combines Latin dance with classical and contemporary techniques. Tickets start at $10.

The NC Symphony presents the Mozart Festival on Friday and Saturday evenings as part of their Summerfest music series. Each performance will feature different selections from Mozart’s masterworks. Tickets start at $28, and lawn seats are free for children 12 and under.

Celebrate the start of summer with another Summerfest, a family-friendly event. The Waterlillies and Lo K Shun will perform Saturday afternoon at the 140 West Franklin Street Plaza.

Some big names are coming to town this weekend!

Pop star Katy Perry performs at PNC Arena Sunday evening. Tickets start at $29.50.

Country singer Tim McGraw plays Walnut Creek Sunday evening. Tickets start at $29.75.

Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band return to the DPAC Sunday night. Ringo will perform a number of his Beatles hits as well as songs from All Starr bandmates. Tickets start at $85.

Shopping & retail

So & So Books in downtown Raleigh is celebrating its first birthday on Sunday. They're having a party with beer and wine, food and cake, as well as a book swap.

Travel the world without leaving Lafayette Village during their International Festival of Arts on Saturday afternoon. Activities include a children's tea party, live music and dancing, face painting and more.


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