Undie run, theatre and comedy lead our weekend best bets
Posted February 13, 2014
Updated February 14, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — It's Valentine's Day weekend and we have some romantic and not-so-romantic picks for your weekend in the Triangle.
First up, start the weekend off with some great music at WKNC's Double Barrel Benefit Friday night at Lincoln Theatre. Mount Moriah headlines the night. Tickets are $12.
Run around in your underwear or just watch others run in their underwear. The first Cupid's Undie Run hits Natty Greene's Pub in downtown Raleigh on Saturday. The run is at 2 p.m. but the party starts at noon and runs through 4 p.m. Registration is $50 a person and the event benefits The Children's Tumor Foundation.
Change the Triangle hosts its second annual Valentine's Soiree Saturday night at Zinda in downtown Raleigh. Expect music, a photo booth and some great raffle prizes. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. All ticket proceeds benefit the nonprofit.
More Valentine's Day parties happening Saturday night: Motorco hosts its annual Color Ball. Check out The VaudeVillain Revue during this all ages show. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10. And in Wake Forest, The Factory hosts its annual Valentine's Day Ball featuring dinner and live music. Tickets to this formal black-tie event are $15.
Spend Saturday afternoon checking out some of Glenwood South's finest venues during the Raleigh Beer and Wine Walk. At each location, you will receive two samples. Venues include the Raleigh Wine Shop, Solas, Cornerstone and Napper Tandy's. Tickets are $15 each.
Some comedy happening this weekend. The funniest comic in the Carolinas will be crowned Sunday night in Carrboro at DSI Comedy Theatre. The finalists for Carolinas Funniest 2014 will be going head to head for the title and more than $1,000 in cash and prizes.
And over in Raleigh, comedian and "He's Just Not That Into You" author Greg Behrendt brings his standup act to Goodnight's Comedy Club.
Some great theatre happening this weekend: The NC Symphony presents Romeo and Juliet, an evening filled with romantic music, at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh.
The nine-time Tony award-winning musical "Book of Mormon" plays the Durham Performing Arts Center through Feb. 23.
North Carolina Theatre presents "Les Miserables" at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium through Feb. 23. Tickets start at $34.
A 5K for a great cause on Saturday at UNC's Old Well. The 3rd Annual Caring Community 5K starts at 9 a.m. All of the proceeds to to the Caring Community Foundation, which supports cancer patients in the Triangle.
Round out the weekend on Sunday with the annual Hoops 4 Hope N.C. State women's basketball game at Reynolds Coliseum. The game starts at 3:30 p.m. and honors those fighting breast cancer and the memory of former N.C. State women's basketball coach Kay Yow.