Raleigh, N.C. — Our best bets this weekend include outdoor screenings of Moana, Willie Nelson, several music festivals, shopping markets, a beer and food event at Trophy and more.
Festivals and fun
Raleigh SuperCon - Fans of pop culture, superheroes, science fiction, anime, cartoons, video games and more will love this event at the Raleigh Convention Center this weekend. Ghostbuster's star Ernie Hudson, The Walking Dead's Michael Rooker, Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Emma Caulfield and Star Trek's LeVar Burton are among this year's guests.
The Great SuperCon Costume Crawl - Meet at Coglin's in downtown Raleigh at 6 p.m. then embark on a photo-worthy costumed bar crawl through the city. Drinks, food and the chance to wine cash prizes are included with registration.
Hoopla: Party in the Park - The North Carolina Museum of Art hosts this party Friday night complete with fire dancers, ukulele music, food trucks and more. Following the party, there will be a screening of the film "Moana." Tickets are needed for the screening but not the party.
Sunday in the Park - The Raleigh Jazz Orchestra will headline this free concert at Dorothea Dix Park's Harvey Hill. There will also be food trucks there.
House of Hops 3 Year Anniversary Party - The bottle shop will celebrate its birthday with food trucks, a photo booth, special beer releases and ice cream on Saturday.
Dierks Bentley - The country singer brings his "What the Hell" world tour to Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh Friday night.
Willie Nelson - With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan continues to wow crowds. See him at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary Friday night with special guest Brooke Hatala.
Tedeschi Trucks Band - The blues rock group will bring its "Wheels of Soul" tour to Red Hat Amphitheater in downtown Raleigh Friday night.
Beach Party - Dance to the best in Carolina beach music performed by local legends North Tower Band and Jackie Gore at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary Saturday night.
Kehlani - The singer, songwriter will play The Ritz Saturday night.
In This Moment - This popular metal band plays The Ritz Sunday night.
Brian Posehn - You might recognize this multi-talented writer, actor and comedian from "The Sarah Silverman Program" and "The Big Bang Theory." He is also the co-writer for Marvel's "Deadpool" and hosts "Nerd Poker," a podcast where fellow comedians play Dungeons and Dragons. See him at Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh Thursday through Saturday.
Huggy Lowdown - Huggy Lowdown can be heard each weekday on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Millions of listeners tune in every morning to hear him sharing his special brand of comedy, celebrity gossip and entertainment news talking about everyone from entertainers to politicians. See Huggy Sunday night at Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh.
Shop and help local
Locally Made Market - Head to the Dock 1053 in Raleigh Friday night to check out this market featuring more than 25 unique and local artisans.
Pop-Up Raleigh - Downtown Raleigh's original monthly art and vintage market is Saturday at Trophy Brewing on Maywood Avenue. Admission is free.
Catsino Royale - Don't miss SAFE Haven for Cats' fifth annual fundraiser Friday night at Lincoln Brewing & Distilling in Raleigh. There will be casino games, a silent auction and cat bingo.
For the foodies
NC Craft Beer and Beverage Museum Kick-Off event - Learn more about this upcoming museum and what to expect in the future at this event Friday night at Trophy Tap and Table.
Pig Picking with Pig Pounder Brewery - James Joyce has teamed up with Pig Pounder Brewery out of Greensboro for a tap takeover of their beers and a full blown Pig Pickinâ€™ Saturday.
Bottle Revolution Grand Opening - The bottle shop will celebrate the opening of its Apex shop on Saturday with special and rare beer releases every hour, in addition to prizes and live music.
Moana - You can see this family film at North Carolina Museum of Art Friday night.
Rogue One - The North Carolina Museum of Art will screen this Star Wars story Saturday night.