Weekend best bets: Kilt Run, Bull City Food and Beer
Posted March 5, 2015
Updated March 7, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — Kilt Run and 8K - Tir na Nog in downtown Raleigh holds its annual Kilt Run and 8K this Saturday. The event starts at 1 p.m. with live music and the Kilt run is at 2 p.m. followed by the 8K. Grab a kilt and try to break the Guinness World Record for Largest Kilt Run! Kilts are optional for the 8K. There will be bagpipes, beer, food and more. You can enter just the kilt run or the 8K, or both!
Annual Bull City Food and Beer Experience - More than 30 restaurants and 50 breweries will be represented during this event Sunday afternoon at the DPAC. Tickets are $75 each.
St. Baldrick's - There are two St. Baldrick's events happening in the Triangle Saturday. The first is in Glenwood South in Raleigh from noon to 8 p.m. The second one is at The Factory in Wake Forest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Durham Bulls will hold their annual Fan Fest on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The event was originally supposed to be on Friday and Saturday, but the threat of winter weather at the end of this week caused them to cut it to just one day. This free festival will give fans a chance to select their seats for the upcoming season, meet Wool E. Bull and buy some merchandise at great discounts.
BBQ, Beer and Bus Tour - Taste 2015 presents this unique tour on Saturday afternoon in Durham. Hop on a bus with All About Beer magazine publisher Daniel Bradford to get a tour of the local beer scene and taste some great barbecue. Tickets are $65 and going fast!
Head to Durham Central Park on Sunday for the Spring Food Truck Rodeo. More than 50 food trucks, as well as local craft beer and wine will be on hand from noon to 4 p.m.
Tap the Neuse II is happening at The Pour House in Raleigh on Sunday. The annual benefit for the Neuse River Foundation is from noon to 5 p.m. and features local musicians. Tickets are $15 each.
Triangle Rock Paper Scissors Showdown - Learning Together and NC Fresh Catch present this indoor and outdoor event Saturday at Raleigh's Lincoln Theatre. There will be an oyster roast starting at 4:30 p.m. with the annual Rock Paper Scissors Showdown happening inside. There will also be live music. Tickets start at $30.
UniverSoul Circus - This hip-hop inspired circus plays Walnut Creek Amphitheatre through Sunday, March 15.
Raleigh Brewing Company - The brewery will celebrate its second anniversary on Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. with food trucks, music and a raffle for a tap Kegerator.
The Rainbow Dance Company, a multi-age modern dance company in its 35th year, will hold its spring concert at Cary Academy on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Advance tickets are $10 for adults.
Toast to the Triangle - This delicious event at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh is the Tammy Lynn Center's premier fundraising event. Restaurants, beverage purveyors, in-kind donors, auction and raffle donors, and financial sponsors will team up for an exciting evening of food, drinks, and friendly competition. The event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and general admission tickets are $75.
Dynamic Con - Held at the Downtown Raleigh Sheraton hotel, Dynamic-Con is a one-of-a-kind, comic-con inspired gala benefiting Dynamic Community Charter School. Dynamic Community Charter School is the first and only charter school in North Carolina for students with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The gala, held Saturday night, will include a Gaming Experience Lounge where gala guests will experience state of the art computer and video games in a unique environment utilizing three interactive 360 domes. Guest can step inside the gaming dome and be totally immersed in the gaming experience. There will also be a silent auction with original comics and artwork, in addition to vacations and dining experiences. Tickets are $125 each.