Raleigh, N.C. — Theater, comedy, music and lots of events for foodies and beer fans top our list of weekend events.
For the foodies
We Can Build It: A House Built with Beer - On Friday night, Bull Durham Beer Company, Bull City Burger and Brewery, Ponysaurus, Fullsteam and Durty Bull will all be under one roof for one fantastic evening to benefit Habitat for Humanity and the Music Maker Relief Foundation. Check out music from Harvey Dalton Arnold, Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen and Cool John Ferguson and enter to win some great raffle prizes. It all happens at The Bullpen in Durham.
Big Frosty Beer Festival - Fifteen local and regional breweries will be on hand offering rare and specialty brews in this winter beer tasting festival on Saturday. The event will be held in the Raleigh Beer Garden’s climate controlled event tent from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. The ticket price of $35 includes a complimentary sampling mug. You must be 21 and up to attend this event.
Winter Food Truck Rodeo - Durham Central Park hosts its first food truck rodeo of the year on Sunday starting at noon. There will be more than 50 trucks and a selection of local craft beer. For the children (and some of the adults) there will be inflatable bounce houses.
Oaked Spokes Bottle Release - Crank Arm Brewing releases the BMX American Barley Wine on Saturday starting at 2 p.m.
Hurricanes Homegrown Series - The Hurricanes Homegrown Series consists of eight Canes games that showcase some of the best that our local community has to offer in T-shirts, beer, music, food and art. The series continues Friday with selections from Deep River Brewing, BBQ nachos and a T-shirt designed by Oak City Collection.
Feed Your Fire - Head to Trophy Brewing on Maywood Friday night for this Benefit for Equality NC, North Carolina's leading LGBT advocacy group. The event will include snacks, beer, music and a silent auction.
A Star Trek Spectacular - Join the N.C. Symphony and host Ira David Wood III to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek with an out-of-this-world laser light show. Jack Everly conducts a full orchestra and guest singers to explore music from B-movies and blockbusters and classic TV themes including the Star Trek journey across the decades -- plus a few other surprises! Shows are Friday and Saturday at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh.
Always...Patsy Cline - This production tells the true story of an unlikely friendship between a housewife and the legendary country singer, featuring unforgettable hits including "Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces" and "Walking After Midnight." See it at Fletcher Opera Theater starting Friday. Shows run through Jan. 29.
The Beach Boys - As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequaled in America’s musical history. See them Sunday at DPAC.
Tift Merrit - This singer-songwriter's sixth studio album is scheduled to be released later this month. See her Friday and Saturday nights at Playmakers Theatre.
Reel Big Fish - The American ska punk band joins Anti-Flag for a show at The Ritz Sunday.
The Band of Heathens - The rock and roll band from Austin, Texas, plays Lincoln Theatre Friday night.
Dangling Loafer - This monthly comedy showcase celebrates its fifth anniversary on Friday night at Kings. Mike Mello headlines and will be joined by Brad Schnurr, Kevin Kinner, Steve Lesser, Brian Burns and Kathleen McDonald. Show starts at 8 p.m. and admission is $5.
Sarah Silverman - The two-time Emmy award winning author and comedian will play Carolina Theatre of Durham Friday night.
Josh Wolf - The comedian, actor and writer was a regular on the E! series "Chelsea Lately." See him at Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh Thursday through Saturday.
Tim Hawkins - This family-friendly comedian plays DPAC Friday night.