What's on Tap

What's on Tap

Fundraisers, family fun highlight weekend best bets

Posted October 19, 2012 12:00 p.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 2:28 p.m. EDT

The State Fair might be coming to a close this weekend, but if you've already had your fill of fried food and midway games, we have some other great events going on in the Triangle.

Cary Diwali

This celebration of the Indian New Year is coming to Cary's Koka Booth Amphitheater on Saturday. Cary Diwali is free and will have many educational and fun events in addition to live music and dance performances. The "Festival of Lights" will end with a fireworks display at 8:30 p.m. The gates open at 10:30 a.m., so bring the whole family for a day of fun!

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Downtown Family Get Down

 Experience live music and fun kid's activities right in the heart of Raleigh. The Downtown Family Get Down, which starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, offers a day full of family-friendly entertainment for free. There will be balloon animals, magicians, face painting and more for the kids and five hours of live music.


Masquerading Angels Ball

Get into the Halloween spirit by dressing up for the Masquerading Angels Ball and raising money for CHERUBS, a nonprofit organization that assists the families of babies born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Live music, a silent auction and a casino will make this formal fundraiser even more magical. Tickets are $100, and the ball starts at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Capital City Club.

"A Master Revisited"

 The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle is kicking off its 2012-2013 season with "A Master Revisited" at the Carolina Theater of Durham on Sunday. There will be group pieces, a string quartet performance and soloists on the flute and bassoon. The show starts at 3 p.m. and tickets are $20, but students can get in free.

"The Paper Hat Game"

This intriguing play explores "the soul of a city" through live puppetry and video. The Paper Hat Game has a 3:15 matinee show this Sunday afternoon at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham. Tickets range from $5-$17 and can be purchased online.