Raleigh, N.C. — There's so much to do in the Triangle this weekend, including bar parties, the World's Toughest Rodeo at PNC Arena, events for foodies, the Durham Bulls Fan Fest and more.
Food and drink
Raleigh Brewing Anniversary - Help this Raleigh brewery celebrate four years in business with this event on Saturday. There will be live music, food trucks and a special bottle release.
Toast to the Triangle - Forty of the Triangle area's best restaurants and beverage providers will be competing to be your favorite flavor of the night by providing samples of their fare as part of a formally judged competition and people's choice competition.It all happens Sunday night at N.C. State's McKimmon Center. Tickets are $80 for single and $150 for two. Proceeds go to the Tammy Lynn Memorial Foundation for the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities, which serves more than 400 families annually.
Brazilian Carnaval Party - Motorco in Durham hosts this authentic Brazilian Carnaval party with live music and dance performances Saturday night. Tickets are $12 in advance.
Boston Butt Cook-Off - Ray Price Harley Davidson hosts this barbecue event Saturday. Tasting tickets are $5 and go to the Ride for Kids Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
Coloring books, casinos and film
Casino Night - This night of casino games, raffles and fun helps to raise money to build a commercial training kitchen to train and support individuals with disabilities for jobs in the restaurant industry. The event is Saturday night at Marbles Kids Museum. Tickets start at $50.
Asbury Shorts Film Concert - New York City’s longest-running touring exhibition of award-winning short films will stop in North Carolina for the first time Friday night featuring shorts selected from major U.S. and international film festivals. The North Carolina Museum of History will host the concert and feature tour exhibits, craft beer and live music from Castle Wild.
Life Size Coloring Book - Pleiades Gallery in Durham hosts this event on Sunday night. There will be a life-sized coloring book for you to fill in, a DJ, food and drink.
Battle of the Bands - Local high school bands will be performing and competing for the title of the best. The winner gets a cash prize. The show is Friday night at Cat's Cradle.
An Evening of Entertainment - In its 39th year, this event features more than 500 talented students from across the Durham school district. See it Friday night at DPAC.
Steve Earle - Multiple Grammy-winning renegade Steve Earle, one of the great American singer-songwriters, effortlessly blends folk, rock and country in superbly crafted songs that meander between personal confession, outspoken political comment and keen character studies. See him Friday night at UNC's Memorial Hall.
Dawes - The American folk-rock band plays DPAC Sunday night. They will play two full sets of new music and fan favorites.
Los Lonely Boys - The American Chicano rock power trio from San Angelo, Texas.plays Lincoln Theatre in downtown Raleigh Saturday night.
Durham Bulls Fan Fest - Head to Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Saturday for this family-friendly event featuring tours of the ballpark and batting practice.
Fans will also get a chance to buy single-game tickets.
World's Toughest Rodeo - It was postponed in January due to winter weather, but the rodeo will finally hit PNC Arena on Saturday. Enjoy bull riding, saddle bronc riding and women's barrel racing.
Superhero 5K Run - Get your cape and head to WakeMed Soccer Park Saturday morning for this superhero-themed run.