Raleigh, N.C. — A benefit for wounded warriors and an “Amazing” Tweet up lead our best bets this weekend!
Presented by local performer The Real Laww, the second annual Wounded Warriors Benefit Concert is Saturday night at Motorco in Durham. Proceeds will be going to the Wounded Warriors Project, which is based in Jacksonville, Fla. The night’s lineup includes Toon and The Real Laww and Jessica Long and The New Kind. Doors open at 8 p.m. for this all ages show. Tickets start at $12.
WRAL’s Out and About will be at Lucky B’s in Glenwood South on Sunday night to watch “The Amazing Race.” The bar’s owner and former Carolina Hurricane Bates Battaglia is competing on the show with his brother. The Tweet up will also include a weekly contest, so stay tuned to WRAL’s Out and About for more info on that. If you can’t make it, that’s OK too. We will be live chatting throughout the show. And check Out and About on Monday for a show recap with Bates’ dad.
Another notable event this weekend is the annual Walk4Kay fundraiser on Saturday. The event is a walk in memory of former N.C. State women's basketball coach Kay Yow and raises money for the Yow Cancer Fund. Registration starts at 11 a.m. and the race begins at 1 p.m. on Hillsborough Street. The cost is free if you donate $10 or more.
The seventh annual Love Hangover show at Kings Barcade is Friday night. The show features local musician and vocalist boy/girl duos covering all affairs of the heart. Tickets are $8.
Also Friday night: the Moonlight and Martinis fundraiser at Marbles Kids Museum. The event will raise money for Easter Seals UCP (United Cerebral Palsy) North Carolina & Virginia, a nonprofit serving individuals and families managing disabilities and mental health challenges. Tickets are $40 per person or $70 per couple and the night has “Mad Men”/1960’s theme that will include a martini bar, silent auction and live music entertainment by The Moonlighters.
If you haven’t had enough of Valentine’s Day, go to Zinda in downtown Raleigh on Saturday for a special soiree presented by Change the Triangle and Live Work Play. It is designed to bring young professionals together. Enjoy snacks and a cash bar. There will be a photo booth and photographer on hand, in addition to a DJ. Attire is semi-formal/cocktail. Tickets are $25 each. After, head over to The Architect for the official after-party.
“Spamalot,” the musical comedy lovingly inspired by the film classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” plays the Progress Energy Center’s Memorial Auditorium through Sunday. It is the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Tickets start at $21.
One more best bet this week - a pop-up food truck rodeo is planning Sunday at the Oak City Cycling Project, 212 E. Franklin St. in Raleigh, from 3 to 6 p.m. The event is to benefit Crank Arm Brewing Company, which will end its Kickstarter campaign that day. If they don't raise their goal of $35,000 in pledges, they will not be able to keep any of the money people have pledged to them. The rodeo will feature Blue Sky Dining, Habachi Express, Deli-Licious, Sweet Stacey Cakes and Captain Poncho's.
For a list of family-friendly events this weekend, check out Go Ask Mom's weekly post.