What's on Tap

What's on Tap

Weekend best bets: Cultural fests, Durham Food Truck Rodeo

Posted January 28, 2016

A red dragon on display at the Chinese New Year Festival.

— A lot to do this weekend. Here are our picks:

Cultural festivals

African American Cultural Festival - This free annual event at the North Carolina Museum of History will include more than 75 musicians, storytellers, dancers, authors, artists, chefs, and more will help kick off Black History Month.

Chinese New Year Festival - Celebrate the Chinese New Year with an event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dorton Arena. Visitors will enjoy more than 40 performances, dozens of food stands selling delicious cuisine and a wide range of fun activities for children (face painting, puppet shows, Chinese board games, arts and crafts, martial arts demos and more). Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. Children aged 6 years and younger are admitted free.

Vietnamese Tet Festival - The Kerr Scott Building at the NC State Fairgrounds is the site of this celebration of the Vietnamese new year. Festivities include stage performances, a lion dance, traditional Vietnamese food and children's games. The event is Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults. Children 10 years and younger and adults aged 70 years and older are admitted free.

On Stage

Motorco Pop Up Chorus - This fun singing event happens Friday at Motorco in Durham. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the singing starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $8. The songs will be "Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You" by Franki Valli and "Silly Love Songs" by Paul McCartney and Wings.

Kristin Chenoweth - The Emmy and Tony award-winning actress and singer will perform a special 90th Anniversary Celebration Concert at Carolina Theatre of Durham. The show is Saturday night. Tickets start at $47.

Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy - The "Blue Collar Comedy Tour" buddies will be performing at DPAC Saturday night. Shows are at 5 and 8 p.m. Tickets start at $52.

NC Symphony presents Mozart's Piano Concerto - See this show at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh Friday and Saturday.

Girly Girl Burlesque Show - The Girly Girl Revue is the sassy, sexy, and sparkly performance troupe taking over the east coast one glitter-bombed stage at a time. They will perform at Southland Ballroom in Raleigh Friday night. Tickets are $10 in advance.

Mipso - Formed in Chapel Hill in 2010, these four North Carolina songwriters have wandered off the path blazed by Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson to find a new clearing for their southern string band sound. See them at Fletcher Opera Theatre Friday night.

Some fun in the Bull City

Moogfest Disco Brunch - Moogfest is hosting this free event at The Durham Hotel on Sunday. It will feature DJ Harvey (who performs at Moogfest 2016) and some tasty food. Seating is limited, so reservations are recommended.

NC Rare & Vintage Beer Tasting event at DBAP - Taste beer from more than 50 different breweries during this event at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Saturday. Tickets are $75 and $100.

Durham Central Park Winter Rodeo - The first food truck rodeo of the year at Durham Central Park is Sunday. More than 50 trucks will be serving. There will also be live music and craft beer. The fun is noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. A weekend of winter weather caused this event to be posptoned last weekend.


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