Weekend best bets: Beach Bingo, Chocolate 5K
Posted February 5, 2015
Updated February 6, 2015
Wake Forest, N.C. — It's a weekend full of entertainment in the Triangle!
Get the family together and play BINGO Friday night in Wake Forest.
NC Beach Bingo in Wake Forest holds its grand opening event at the Cotton Company. This family-friendly "not your grandma's bingo" starts at 6 p.m. and will feature a free slice of pizza for the first 50 customers. The back-story on this event is amazing. The Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment, which presents this event, was created after 15-year-old Franklin Academy student Graham Johnson committed suicide. His family wanted to honor his memory and help others.
More events happening Friday:
Diana Ross at the DPAC - The iconic singer takes the stage at 8 p.m. Friday Tickets start at $70.
John Waters at Carolina Theater of Durham - The legendary filmmaker brings his one man spoken word lecture show Durham Friday night. Tickets start at $34.
Sexual Chocolate beer release party - Head to the Pour House in Raleigh Friday night for the Foothills Sexual Chocolate Release Party and Pageant. The night will feature Grammy award dinner Trae Pierce and the T Stone Band. The event is free and doors open at 6 p.m.
Circus at PNC Arena - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey brings its new "Legends" to PNC Arena. Show runs through Sunday.
Lego-palooza - Head to the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center for this collection of models made entirely in Legos! Admission is free.
Run for the Roses 5K - One of the oldest 5K's in the Triangle, the Run for the Roses is Sunday at the Dorothea Dix Hospital Campus. All of the female runners get a rose at the end of the race. The race starts at 2 p.m. The fun-filled afternoon for the family will benefit two nonprofits: Canines for Service, an organization which trains service dogs for people with limited mobility, and Team Red, White and Blue NC, an organization with the mission to enrich the lives of America's veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
Chocolate 5K - The Cornucopia Cancer Support Center holds its 2nd annual Chocolate 5K at Duke's East Campus Gazebo on Saturday starting at 9 am. Run, jog or walk along the campus route and pause at sweet stops along the way for a taste of Ghirardelli chocolates. Proceeds help Cornucopia provide oncology support services at no charge to anyone affected by cancer. The next day, enjoy the A Chocolate Affaire benefit from 2-5 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Sheraton. Tickets are $60 and proceeds go to help Cornucopia.