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Weekend Best Bets: Meet in the Street, food truck rodeo

Posted April 30, 2015

Fayetteville Street was packed with food trucks and hungry people during downtown Raleigh's first food truck rodeo.

— Here's a look at our picks for what to do this weekend.


Meet in the Street - Wake Forest holds its annual celebration downtown this Saturday starting at 10 a.m. There will be live music and performances, food trucks and more. Admission is free.

Hibernian 15th Anniversary Block Party - The Hibernian will celebrate 15 years on Glenwood Avenue with a free block party Saturday starting at noon. There will be live music and more.

Out! Raleigh 2015 - This family-friendly festival recognizes the area's LGBTQ community. The festival is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Raleigh. Admission is free.

Foodie events:

Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo - Head to Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh on Sunday afternoon for a food truck rodeo. More than 50 trucks from across the state will be there.

Strawberry Festival - Head to Old North Durham Park on Saturday for food trucks, activities, live music and strawberries. The event is from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Carolina Railhawks host Cinco De Mayo Night - Just before the Railhawks take on the Tamp Bay Rowdies, there will be a Latino Festival featuring music, vendors, food and beverages.

On Stage and Screen:

Kevin Hart - The comedian and actor brings his stand-up show to PNC Arena Friday night. Tickets start at $46.

Next to Normal - North Carolina Theatre presents this award-winning story of a woman dealing with bipolar disorder. The show starts this weekend at Fletcher Opera Theater and runs through May 10.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Raleigh Little Theatre presents this high-voltage rock musical this weekend. Tickets start at $24 and the show runs through May 17.

Carolina Ballet: Swan Lake - The classic story of good and evil will be at the DPAC Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $30.

Old Crow Medicine Show - The band plays Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary Saturday night. Tickets start at $35.

Longleaf Film Festival - The North Carolina Museum of History will host this festival Friday and Saturday featuring entries from across the globe. Showings are Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Daniels Auditorium and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Help others and get moving:

Komen Cause - Meet WRAL anchors Gerald Owens, Jackie Hyland and Mike Maze during a special event Saturday at Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh. Komen Cause will feature prizes, crafts and more. The event starts at 11 a.m.

Amanda's Race 5K/Run/Walk/Roll - Held at Recreation Park Community Center in Wilson, this event will help raise money for medical expenses for Amanda Batchelor, a local woman who became a quadriplegic following a car accident. Registration is $25 in advance and $30 the day of. The race starts Saturday at 8 a.m.

NAMIWalks - This 11th annual walk takes place Saturday starting at 9 a.m. at Dorthea Dix Campus. This walk is one of the largest mental health awareness and fundraising events in the country. There is no fee to walk but participants are encouraged to collect donations.

Purple Cloth 5K and Kid's Dash - This 4th annual event is organized by Genesis UMC and supports Dorcas Ministries, a nonprofit that helps families in financial crisis. It is $25 to participate in the Saturday morning run. Following the race there will be bounce houses, face painting, music and food.

Big Muddy Challenge - This family-friendly race is all about family bonding and, of course, mud. Children as young as 6 years old can compete. The race starts Saturday at 9 a.m. at Hill Ridge Farms.

Color the Hill 4K and Fun Run - This third annual event will leave you looking quite colorful. As you run, paint will be sprinkled on you. The race starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the UNC Cross Country Course at Finley Fields in Chapel Hill. The race is open to all ages and ability levels. 


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