Raleigh, N.C. — There is plenty to do in the Triangle this weekend.
Parties, parades & giving back
Couture for a Cause - Activate Good hosts this 8th annual fashion show on Saturday at the Raleigh Convention Center. The runway show will feature looks created by local designers inspired by 20 area nonprofits. The designers whose outfits best represent the causes they are paired with win a prize.
Zombie Invasion - In case you didn't get enough Halloween fun last weekend, The Great Zombie Invasion Bar Crawl is happening Saturday night in downtown Raleigh. Things start at Isaac Hunter's on Fayetteville Street at 2 p.m. with registration. A zombie parade is planned for 4 p.m.
Tir na Nog reopening - The Irish pub will be celebrating its reopening at a new location, 108 Hargett St., with two parties. Friday night and Saturday night, check out live music, food trucks and a full bar.
Mix 101.5 Pumpkin Smash - Our friends over at Mix are hosting this full day of family fun at Three Bears Acres in Creedmoor. There will be pumpkin foods and the chance to smash leftover pumpkins.
Casino Night - Enjoy "Vegas style" games at Marbles Kids Museum Saturday night. Tickets are $60 each. This event helps raise money for the Lung Transplant Foundation.
Fayetteville Veterans Day Parade - This annual parade honoring those who have served our country takes place Saturday in downtown Fayetteville. The parade will have more than 100 participants, including active-duty military, veterans' organizations, military equipment and ROTC units and marching bands from local high schools and universities. The parade will be broadcast live on WRAL starting at 10 a.m. The parade is part of the Heroes Homecoming celebration happening in Fayetteville and surrounding areas. Get a full list of those events online.
A Charlie Brown Christmas/Jingle Bell Jukebox - The animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation at Raleigh Little Theater. The show runs through Nov. 12.
Raleigh Music Festival - This show at PNC Arena on Friday night features Keith Sweat, Mint Condition, K-Ci and JoJO and Avant.
NCCU Jazz - North Carolina Central University hosts this annual "Keep Vision Alive" concert at Carolina Theater of Durham Sunday night. It will feature Ellis Marsalis and Marcus Anderson. Tickets start at $50.
1964 The Tribute - This Beatles tribute show has been entertaining audiences for more than 25 years. See it Friday night at Carolina Theater of Durham.
Odd Squad - This family friendly show comes alive at DPAC on Saturday.
Bill Engvall - This "Blue Collar Comedy Tour" star will play DPAC Sunday night.
Bob Dylan and his Band - This sold out show is Friday night at DPAC.
Sublime with Rome - See this musical collaboration between Eric Wilson, formerly of the band Sublime, and singer and guitarist Rome Ramirez at the Ritz Saturday night.
Giant Bunnies - Artist Amanda Parers' exhibit, Intrude, runs through Sunday at the North Carolina Museum of Art Park. It features five giant illuminated, inflatable rabbits. Check them out for free. And on Friday night, enjoy a dance party amid the bunnies.
NCMA Park grand opening - The North Carolina Museum of Art will celebrate the grand reopening of its park on Sunday with pop-up art workshops, art walks, bike tours, live music and food trucks. Things get underway at 1 p.m.
Junior League of Raleigh's A Shopping Spree! - Get a jump on those holiday gifts or just buy something for yourself at this four-day shopping fundraiser featuring regional and national exhibitors. The event runs Thursday through Sunday at the Raleigh Convention Center. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
Holly Day Fair - This 50th annual holiday gift and craft show is Thursday through Sunday at the Crown Expo Center in Fayetteville. There are more than 200 vendors selling everything from holiday decoration to children's toys.
For the foodies
Much Ado About Cheese - On Sunday, head to The Rickhouse in Durham for a sampling of cheeses from around the region. There will also be some grilled cheese from American Meltdown. Tickets are $15 for VIP admission and $10 for general admission.
Full Steam Symphony - The Blind Pig Supper Club in collaboration with Full Steam Brewing Company will present this dinner Friday night to help raise money for Kidz Notes. Enjoy seven courses from area chefs.
Wake Forest Food Truck Rodeo - Food trucks, a beer tent and a children's zone with face painting and hula hoops are all part of this family friendly event Sunday outside of The Renaissance Center in downtown Wake Forest.
Salt and Smoke - Head to Rock Quarry Farm in Chapel Hill on Sunday, because this event features live music, whole hog barbecue, oysters and beer.
Chatham Street Wine Market - Help this downtown Cary market celebrate its one year anniversary on Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be wine, Chirba Chirba food truck and live music.