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Weekend Best Bets: Farm to Fork, Totally 80s

Posted June 4, 2015

— Our picks for this weekend:

Farm to Fork - A full weekend of events planned for Farm to Fork. The three-day foodie event kicks off with "An Evening Affair" at Duke Gardens featuring star of PBS' "A Chef's Life" Vivian Howard. Saturday there will be a panel discussion and fish fry at Rickhouse, followed by Sunday's Farm to Fork Picnic in Hurdle Mills.

Beer Sunday - Crank Arm Brewery is helping kick off Triangle Restaurant Week with a special event from 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Enjoy tours and pours all to help benefit VS Cancer, a local nonprofit.

More events:

PNC Downtown Movies Series - Head to City Plaza Friday night to enjoy a movies under the stars. Tonight, "The Goonies" will be shown on the big screen. Admission is free. Show starts at 6 p.m.

Glow in the Park Cary - This party fun run is going to light up Friday night at WakeMed Soccer Park! There will be glow in the dark paint, live music and more following the run. To run the race, fees start at $25.

Family fun:

Sesame Street Live - The popular PBS show brings its "Make a New Friend" production to PNC Arena this weekend. Tickets start at $17.

Beaver Queen Pageant - This family-friendly event at Duke Park starts at 4 p.m. at Duke Park. There will be food trucks and fun as folks try to get your votes to become the Beaver Queen. Admission is free, but the event is a fundraiser for the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association.

Rockin' Horse Festival - Falls River Music presents this benefit for the Sheperd Youth Ranch on Saturday starting at 3:30 p.m. There will be music, raffles, mini-horses and more. The event is at Lifepoint Church in Raleigh.

Block Party in Wake Forest - Wellspring Church is sponsoring a free block party at Joyner Park from 4-6 p.m. Saturday. There will be bounce houses, food, cotton candy and free games.

On stage:

Equivocation - Theatre in the Park presents the regional premier of this production - a high stakes political thriller leading to one of Shakespeare's most famous works. Shows start tonight and run each weekend through June 21. Tickets start at $16.

Newsies - The Tony award-winning musical continues at the DPAC this weekend. The musical is based on the 1899 true story of a courageous group of scrappy newsboys who become unlikely heroes when they rally forces to fight a newspaper tycoon. Tickets start at $30.

Ralphie May - The "Last Comic Standing" runner-up has had a lot of success since the reality show. Now, he's playing Goodnights Comedy Club this weekend.

Live music:

Dierks Bentley - He plays Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh Friday night.

Totally 80s - The North Carolina Symphony continues its Summerfest at Koka Booth Amphitheatre this Saturday with "Totally 80s." Enjoy some of your favorite songs from that decade. Advance tickets start at $15.

Kickin it Country - Head to Midtown Park on Saturday for a celebration of North Carolina. From 4-9 p.m. enjoy some live music from The Blake Kearney Band and Spare Change, a North Carolina Pork Council sanctioned BBQ cook-off, kids activities, local breweries and vendors from around the area. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Jim "Catfish" Hunter Chapter of the ALS Association and Adventurers for Special Needs. Admission is free.

Downtown Sounds 2015 Music Festival - Head to Garner on Sunday for a free music festival on the back lawn of the Garner Performing Arts Center. The event is from noon to 6 p.m. and will include food trucks and local craft beer.

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