Weekend best bets: Krispy Kreme Challenge, Pig Pickin'
Posted February 2
Updated February 4
Raleigh, N.C. — LEGO-palooza, Hedwig and the Angry Itch, a back-to-the-80s show, the Krispy Kreme Challenge and more top our list of best bets this weekend.
For the foodies
Krispy Kreme Challenge - It's time to dine and dash again during the 13th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge on Saturday. Runners start at the N.C. State Belltower and then run to the Krispy Kreme on Peace Street, eat a dozen doughnuts and run back. Proceeds go to UNC Children's Hospitals.
Stout Wars - Big Boss Brewing hosts this celebration of beers on the dark side on Saturday afternoon. Cosplay encouraged.
PICNIC Pig Pickin' - This whole hog barbecue restaurant in Durham will celebrate its one year anniversary with a pig pickin' on Saturday. There will be live music from Counterclockwise String Band and selections from Ponysaurus Brewing. Things kick off at 11 a.m.
Heroes Tribute - UNC's Memorial Hall will host this celebration of the music of Philip Glass, David Bowie and Brian Eno on Friday night. The event will feature Merge Records groups and the UNC Symphony Orchestra.
80s Ball at Market Hall - Take a trip back to the 1980s at City Market Saturday night with live music from Suicide Blonde. Tickets are $25 and benefit the Caring Community Foundation.
My Way Tavern Bonfire - The Holly Springs tavern celebrates seven years in business with a bonfire in its parking lot and live music from a Led Zepplin cover band on Saturday night.
International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella - Check out some great college a cappella groups at this show Saturday night at Carolina Theatre of Durham.
American Aquarium - The Raleigh alternative country band plays Friday and Saturday nights at Lincoln Theatre.
Back 2 The 80s - Take a trip back in time Saturday night at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. This comedy show features Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane and more.
Grupo Bryndis - This Latin Grammy Award-winning Mexican music group plays The Ritz on Saturday night.
Albert White and Lil Joe - Albert White began playing guitar in the late '50s with his legendary uncle, Piano Red, and his group "Dr. Feelgood & the Interns." Since then, Albert has performed with Joe Tex, The Tams, Ray Charles and many similar artists during his 50 year tenure as a Blues and R&B musician. See him Friday night at The Bullpen in Durham.
G Love and the Special Sauce - This alternative hip-hop band will play Cat's Cradle Friday.
Bob Marley Celebration - Cat's Cradle will help celebrate Bob Marley's upcoming birthday with a special show Saturday night featuring Mickey Mills and Steel.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking and wickedly funny, this award-winning musical plays DPAC through Sunday.
Carolina Ballet's The Little Mermaid - The classic tale is brought to life at Fletcher Opera Theater starting Thursday night. Shows run through Feb. 19.
Ali Siddiq - This stand-up comedian, public speaker and writer out of Houston has appeared on Def Comedy Jam and Live from Gotham. See him at Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh Thursday through Saturday.
Art and LEGOs
Pop-Up Art at NCMA - On Saturday, the North Carolina Museum of Art will host several exciting art-making and virtual reality programs in the east building to celebrate the opening day of special exhibition Ansel Adams:Masterworks. This event is free.
LEGO-palooza - LEGO fans will want to head to Morehead Planetarium and Science Center on Saturday and Sunday for this celebration. There will be awe-inspiring displays and more fun.