Raleigh, N.C. — There is plenty going on this weekend. Here are our picks.
Raleigh Typhoon - This scavenger hunt and urban adventure returns to downtown on Saturday. Grab friends and form a team to tackle hilarious games and solve puzzles while visiting a variety of downtown Raleigh hotspots. Teams who successfully solve puzzles by the deadline are eligible for prizes. Proceeds benefit Activate Good.
Cardinal Directions Beerfest - This festival features more than 20 North Carolina breweries, food trucks and live music at Carrboro Town Commons on Saturday. Tickets are $20 and include a commemorative glass and five sample pours.
Person Street All Persons Party - Some of our favorite local shops are throwing a party on Sunday. Person Street Plaza will be filled with local vendors, beer, treats and music. Admission is free.
Neuse River Brewing Company birthday - Help this Raleigh brewery celebrate one year in business with live music and food trucks on Sunday.
The Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer Carnival - A dunking booth, side shows, live performances, games and food trucks highlight this Hillsborough carnival on Saturday. Held at the Jerry M. Passmore Center, 103 Meadowlands Drive in Hillsborough, this event will help raise money for local senior citizens. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and younger.
Phillip Phillips and Matt Nathanson - The singer-songwriters will hit the stage at Red Hat Amphitheater on Sunday.
K Michelle - The R&B singer will play The Ritz Saturday night.
Slightly Stoopid - The band will be joined by The Grouch and Eligh and Zion I Crew for a show Saturday at Red Hat Amphitheater.
Mary Poppins - The North Carolina Theatre's production of this classic tale plays Raleigh Memorial Auditorium through Sunday.
Maxwell - The singer-songwriter and producer plays Red Hat Amphitheater in downtown Raleigh Friday night.
Paul Taylor Dance Company - One of modern dance's most beloved companies closes out the American Dance Festival's Durham season this weekend with two performances at DPAC.
Brooklyn - A night of brilliant and affecting entertainment at the NCMA on Saturday. It all opens with a performance by the viruosic Irish-American fiddler Eileen Ivers, followed by an outdoor screening of Brooklyn. Based on the wonderful novel by Colm Toibin, the Oscar-nominated film tells the story of a young Irish woman’s emigration to America in the early 1950s.
Todrick Hall - Broadway Actor, MTV star, American Idol Finalist and Viral YouTube personality Todrick Hall is putting a new "twister" on L. Frank Baum's most classic creation, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." With more than 20 original songs, Hall brings to life this American Classic like you've never seen it before. See him Saturday night at Meymandi Concert Hall.