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What's on Tap

Weekend best bets: Kilt run, live music

Posted March 17, 2016

The 2015 Run Green Kilt Run took place in Raleigh on Saturday, March 7 as a benefit for the National MS Society, the nOg Run Club and other area charities. Photo by Christine Adamczyk.

— St. Patrick's Day celebrations continue into the weekend with a Guinness World Record attempt and a bar crawl.

Here are our best bets for the weekend:

8K and Kilt Run - The nOg Run Club will present this 8th annual run and attempt at breaking the Guinness World Record for the Largest Kilt Run on Saturday on Glenwood Avenue. The kilt run, a short three blocks, is at 9:30 a.m., followed by the 8K and children's run. After the run, celebrate behind the Raleigh Beer Garden with live Irish music, food and drink.

CNL St. Patrick's Day Crawl - Carolina Nightlife hosts this bar crawl through downtown Raleigh on Friday night. Tickets are $11 in advance and $20 the day of.

Aviator Brewing St. Patrick's Event - There will be live music, slow cooked corned beef and some special spring beer during this Saturday event at the Fuquay-Varina tap house.

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On Stage

Jewel - The singer-songwriter brings her "Picking Up the Pieces" tour to Carolina Theatre of Durham Saturday night.

Steep Canyon Rangers - The Grammy-award winning band will play Lincoln Theatre Saturday night. Tickets are $18.

Joan Baez - The legendary singer and political activist will perform at Duke's Page Auditorium Sunday night.

Cameron Carpenter - This Mohawk-clad organist has been making waves with his unique look and performance. He plays an International Touring Organ - a monumental digital organ of his own design, playable throughout the world. You can see him Saturday at N.C. State's Stewart Theatre.

The Dangling Loafer - Head to Neptune's in downtown Raleigh Friday night for this monthly stand-up showcase. Performers will include Ngozi and Mike Mello.

Bill Bellamy - The veteran comedian and former MTV host will play Goodnights Comedy Club Thursday through Sunday. Tickets start at $22.

Moogfest Disco Brunch - This month's disco brunch will be held on Sunday noon to 3 p.m. at The Durham Hotel There will be live music and drink specials. Admission is free but if you want to dine, make a reservation.


The Bazaar Craft and Art Market - Food trucks, local music and more than 50 vendors highlight this event at Carrboro Town Commons on Sunday. The event runs 1 to 6 p.m. and admission is free.

Wake Forest Food Truck Rodeo - Head out to Wake Forest's Renaissance center parking lot for this rodeo on Sunday. From noon to 4 p.m., enjoy vendors, food trucks and a children's area.

Spring Carousel Gift Market - Get a jump on Mother's Day shopping at this annual event at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. The market is open Friday through Sunday and will include more than 150 exhibitors. Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for senior citizens.

NuvYug India Fest - This festival celebration Indian culture will take place at the Jim Graham Building at the N.C. State Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $6. There will be more than 1,500 stage performers, authentic Indian cuisine and traditional crafts.


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