Weekend best bets: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Seafood Festival


— The Red Hot Chili Peppers, food festivals, Easter egg hunts for adults and more await you in the Triangle this weekend.

Festivals and fun

French Market Seafood Festival – Lafayette Village hosts this event on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Enjoy crawfish and shrimp plates, art, shopping and live music.

Great Gatsby Ball: Casino Night – Head to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Saturday night for this benefit for the Raleigh-Wake Partnership to End & Prevent Homelessness. There will be more than two dozen table games, prizes, a DJ and more fun.

Adult Easter Egg Hunt – Paws4Ever Animal Sanctuary in Mebane will be hosting this event on Saturday. They will be filling thousands of eggs with gift cards, spirits, candy and more for adults who are young at heart. There will also be beer, music, the Baguettaboutit Food Truck, Marcel’s Catering Cafe and games.

NC Cuegrass – The Pit hosts this 9th annual celebration of barbecue, local beer and bluegrass in the Warehouse District of downtown Raleigh on Saturday.

Durham Bulls – The Durham Bulls play their first weekend series at home against the Gwinnett Braves. The weekend includes fireworks on Friday night and an Easter egg drop on Sunday.

Durham Easter – Featuring 10,000 eggs, this free event at Durham Central Park will also have face painting, inflatables and food trucks.


All American Tattoo Convention – The goal of this unique, family-friendly convention is to give some of the best tattoo artists the opportunity to showcase their talents. Check it out Friday through Sunday at the Crown Expo Center in Fayetteville.

On stage

Red Hot Chili Peppers – The band rocks PNC Arena Saturday night.

Mike Posner – The Duke alum and Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and producer will play Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro Saturday night.


Big Sean – The rapper plays The Ritz Sunday night.

Dark Star Orchestra – See this Grateful Dead cover band Friday night at The Ritz in Raleigh.


Stomp the Hate – Head to Motorco Music Hall in Durham for this benefit concert, which runs Friday through Sunday. Funds go to the ACLU.

Mitch Fatel – Over his 15 year career, Fatel has been a regular on late night TV and Sirius radio. See him Thursday through Saturday at Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh.

On Golden Pond – Ira David Wood III and Lynda Clark star in Theatre In The Park’s production of “On Golden Pond.” The show has dates through April 23.

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