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Weekend best bets: Farm to Fork Picnic, Cyndi Lauper

Posted June 2, 2016

— You don't have to leave town this weekend to have fun. There is a lot happening in the Triangle!


Farm to Fork - This three-day weekend event kicks off Friday night with a sustainable dinner at Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw. On Saturday, the fun continues with a dinner featuring James Beard Award-winning chef Andrea Reusing of Lantern and President Obama's former personal chef Sam Kass at The Durham Hotel. The Farm to Fork Picnic, which features dishes from three dozen local chefs, will be held Sunday at Breeze Farm in Hurdle Mills.

Friday night's event is sold out, but tickets are still available for the other two events.

Apex Latino Arts Festival - A culinary festival with 12 countries represented, live music and entertainment, free arts and crafts activities for the children and more highlight this event on Saturday at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex. All activities are free, but the culinary fest is $6 per person.

Durham Greek Festival - Held at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church Saturday and Sunday, this event features food, wine and live music. Admission is free.

On stage

Dave Coulier - The "Full House" star has been making audiences laugh for more than two decades. See him Friday and Saturday at Goodnights Comedy Club in downtown Raleigh.

Dave Coulier

Cyndi Lauper - The singer and activist will be performing at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Saturday night. She will be donating all profits from the show to Equality NC's efforts to repeal HB2.

Journey and The Doobie Brothers - The bands will play Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Sunday night.

More fun

PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series - Enjoy a free outdoor screening of the "Karate Kid" in City Plaza Friday night.

Innovate Raleigh's Innovatours - This event on Friday night at City Market's Market Hall in downtown Raleigh will include two pop-up marketplaces with 65 businesses, bars, music and interactive stops. Plus, take a walk on a star studded, curated map of brick and mortar businesses, as well as co-working spaces. Admission is free.

HQ Raleigh

Beaver Queen Pageant - This 12th annual pageant will be held Saturday starting at 4 p.m. at Duke Park. The family-friendly event is a fundraiser for the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association. This year's theme is "Dam! It's the 80's!" Hit the food trucks, make yourself a tail and bribe the judges to make sure that your favorite contestant wins the title of Beaver Queen.


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