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Weekend best bets: Beer, Bacon and St. Baldrick's

Posted April 7, 2016

The State Farmers Market served up some candied bacon covered mac and cheese at Beer and Bacon.

— Our picks for this weekend include some beer, bacon and Bull City fun.

Featured pick

St. Baldrick's at Glenwood South - Help raise money to fund the fight against children's cancer at this event Saturday at Raleigh Beer Garden. Get your head shaved or just donate. I'll be there emceeing the event, which kicks off at noon, so stop by to say "hi" and help this wonderful cause.


Beer and Bacon - This annual festival will feature 75 craft beers and dishes from 15 restaurants. Tickets are $39 in advance. The festival is Saturday at Koka Booth Amphitheatre.

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival - This annual festival kicks off Thursday and runs through Sunday at various venues in Durham.

Azalea Festival - Head to Wilmington for this annual festival featuring art, music and fun. This year, The Avett Brothers, Snoop Dogg and Chase Rice will be performing.

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Art in Bloom - The North Carolina Museum will host this exhibit featuring floral designers from across the state. There will be a variety of activities happening all weekend in conjunction with the launch.

Friday Night on White - Downtown Wake Forest kicks off this monthly live music series this weekend with Magic Pipes Band.

Spring Fling - Park West Village hosts this event on Saturday afternoon. There will be live music, an inflated mega-slide, rock wall and trackless train.

Southern Ideal Home Show - This three-day event features more than 300 experts with the latest building, remodeling and decorating tips. There will also be craft beer and food on hand in the Brews and Bites section. The show runs Friday through Sunday at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.

For the foodies

Bull City Food and Beer Experience - This event features 35 Durham restaurants sampling delicious dishes and 35 craft and import breweries on hand to help quench your thirst. Festivities are Sunday starting at 4 p.m. at DPAC.

Appetite for Art - CAM Raleigh hosts this annual fundraiser to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County Saturday night. There will be food, silent auctions and music. Tickets start at $75.

Salt and Smoke - Head to Ponysaurus Brewery in Durham Saturday for beer, bluegrass and oysters.

Downtown Cary Food and Flea - This monthly event is coming up Sunday. It will feature vendors, music, local craft beer and food trucks.

On Stage

Joel McHale - The former host of "The Soup" will play DPAC Friday night. Tickets start at $35.

Cesar Milan - The Dog Whisperer will be at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Saturday. He will be sharing training secrets and funny stories.

Delta Rae - The North Carolina band rocks Lincoln Theatre Friday night.

Umphreys McGee - The Indiana rock band plays two nights at the Ritz in Raleigh this weekend.

They Might Be Giants - The band plays Cats Cradle Saturday night.


Gavin DeGraw - Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh Marathon and Half Marathon weekend kicks off Friday night with this concert at Red Hat Amphitheatre. It is open to the public.Tickets are $28.

Sold Out 5K - The weekend continues with the sold-out Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh 5K Saturday morning at Dorthea Dix park.

Marathon - The Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh Marathon and Half Marathons start at 7 a.m. Sunday in downtown Raleigh.

Post-race festival - St. Lucia will headline a free post-race concert at Red Hat Amphitheatre.

Need to get around on Sunday in Raleigh? Get road closure information.


Durham Bulls - The bulls have their home opener Thursday night against Charlotte. That series continues through Sunday.

Monster Jam - Big, monster trucks will be smashing things and jumping over things at PNC Arena Friday and Saturday. Tickets start at $25.


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