Our 5 top picks for the weekend

May 7, 2014 

MARK SCHULTZ — mschultz@newsobserver.com Buy Photo

What are you doing this weekend?

We’re privy to a ton of information, including listings for things to see and do here in the North Raleigh News coverage area. Looking to make plans? Check out our list of top picks:

1. Spring into Summer: Enjoy the beach music of the EG Peters Band in Wake Forest.

The town’s free “Six Sundays” concert series is in full swing through June 1. Explore the food and drink offerings from local vendors. 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the E. Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater, 701 Harris Road.

2. Cloggin’ at the museum: Museums generally encourage their visitors to step softly. Not this Sunday.

The N.C. Museum of History and PineCone will host a free performance from the Cane Creek Cloggers. They’ll be showing off the folksy Southern styles of old-time clogging, flatfoot and buckdancing. 3 p.m. Sunday, Daniels Auditorium at the N.C. Museum of History, ncmuseumofhistory.org .

3. Sid The Science Kid: Created by Jim Henson, Sid is successor to shows like “Bill Nye the Science Guy” and “The Magic School Bus.”

He’ll bring his live show to Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium for five performances this weekend, promising kids “an incredible journey through the five senses.” Expect singalongs. Various showtimes Friday through Sunday, Memorial Auditorium, dukeenergycenterraleigh.com, $14-37.

4. Arts and crafts at Sola: Still haven’t picked out a Mother’s Day gift?

There’s still time. North Raleigh’s Sola Coffee Cafe is holding a Pop-Up Market in their parking lot on Saturday. More than 15 arts and crafts vendors will be offering creative gifts made right here in the Triangle. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sola Coffee Cafe, 7705 Lead Mine Road.

5. B7! No, B5!: Cow Patty Bingo in Rolesville

Predict which square of the Rolesville High School football stadium ol’ Bessie will pick as her own on Saturday afternoon. The fundraiser for the school’s Athletic Department runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1099 E. Young St. Bingo tickets are $5 per square. Get yours before 1:45 p.m.

From staff reports

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