Weekend best bets: Tour de Fat, fire show, food truck rodeo
Posted June 23, 2016
Updated July 5, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — You don't have to leave town this weekend to have fun. There is a lot happening in the Triangle!
Mad Max: Fury Road and a Fire Show - This is literally a hot ticket. The North Carolina Museum of Art will host this post-apocalypse-themed event Saturday night. There will be fire dancers from Cirque de Vol, a performance by heavy metal band The Hell No and a screening of the film "Mad Max: Fury Road." Participants can build their own Mad Max mini art car or war vehicle with the Scrap Exchange's Dystopian Make and Take; donate their locks at a Furiosa Shearing Booth and Battle Salon; and purchase food from a selection of food trucks. Face painting will be provided, and prizes will be awarded for best cosplay. Tickets are $10 for museum members and $15 for nonmembers.
PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series - Head to downtown Raleigh's City Plaza Friday night for a free showing of "Sister Act." The evening will include a DJ playing throwback music, craft beer and food trucks. UPDATE: This event has been canceled due to the threat of severe weather.
Family Movie Nights - Joyner Park in Wake Forest is the site of a free summer movie screening on Saturday evening.
Broadway at the Booth - The North Carolina Symphony will be playing orchestral hits and Broadway showstoppers Friday night at Koka Booth Amphitheatre. Advance tickets are $30 for adults.
The Music of David Bowie - The North Carolina symphony takes you on a musical odyssey that explores the incredible range of David Bowie’s iconic music, including the hits “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “Under Pressure,” “China Girl” and more. The show is Saturday night at Koka Booth Amphitheatre. General admission tickets are $36 in advance.
Silversun Pickups - The alternative rock band from Los Angeles plays The Ritz Friday night.
Rob Schneider - The Emmy nominated actor and "Saturday Night Live" alum plays Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh Friday night.
Miss NC - Miss North Carolina will be crowned Saturday night during the pageant at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.
Food, drink and fun
Tour de Fat - New Belgium’s Tour de Fat, a traveling celebration of all things bike, is returning to Durham's Diamond View Park on Saturday. The event includes a day of eclectic entertainment, a costumed bike ride, a game show, car-for-bike swap, fashion showdown, great music and of course plenty of beer. The event is free, yet all donations and proceeds from beer and merchandise sales will go to Durham-area non-profits.
Draft Line Brewing's 2 year anniversary - The Fuquay-Varina brewery will be celebrating on Saturday with live music, food trucks and small batch releases.
Chatham Street Chowdown - This food truck rodeo in downtown Cary will also include local beer and wine. The event is Sunday starting at 5 p.m.
The Point 262 - Fullsteam Brewery in Durham will be the site of this unique race and recreational event Saturday afternoon. There will be a short run, Feats of Strength and beer.
The Spirited Pig - The Carolina Ale House in downtown Raleigh will be holding this celebration of spirits, beer and BBQ on Saturday. Tickets are $35 in advance and include food, drink and a souvenir tasting glass. Ten percent of all ticket sales go to the Raleigh nonprofit Stop Hunger Now.
Plates Rainbow Flag anniversary celebration - The symbol of LGBT rights, the rainbow flag, celebrates its birthday on June 25. The Glenwood restaurant will be celebrating with live music, extended brunch options and more on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.