Sometimes it’s worth it to get out of the Triangle and explore other nearby events! This weekend offers some great options, from the Brew ‘n’ Choo event at New Hope Valley Railway to the classic love story Carousel to a 5k run benefiting Nepal.

Brew n Choo

Brew ‘n’ Choo Pizza Party: August 29th – 4-7pm

If you love pizza, beer, music, food trucks, and supporting a good cause, you don’t want to miss the Brew ‘n’ Choo event at New Hope Valley Railway. Join the fun and enjoy live music, delicious food, flowing craft beer, a bonfire, and train excursions in covered, open-air passenger cars. Tickets can be purchased online and remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the rail yard ticket booth starting at 2p.m. on the day of the event. Proceeds will benefit the restoration of the historic Cliffside 110 steam engine. Click here for more information.

Tickets (for train excursions): $12 for adults; $10 for children 12 & under


Carousel: A Concert: August 27th – 30th

Carousel, a beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein love story, takes on a whole new twist in this performance by Theatre Raleigh, in partnership with Barton College and the Wilson Symphony Orchestra. With a nod to the well-known costumes and dances, this re-imagined classic will go to show why this musical has stood the test of time. Bring the whole family to enjoy an evening of music, laughter, and nostalgia.

Thursday – Saturday, August 27th – 29th: 8:00 pm

Sunday, August 30th: 3:00 pm

Tickets: $45

Run 4 Nepal

Run 4 Nepal: Sunday August 30th, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

8,800 deaths. 18,000 injured. 2.8 million displacements. 6,000 damaged schools.

The devastation in Nepal following two back-to-back earthquakes is unbelievable. Many people lost their lives and even more are without homes and schools. The future of millions remains uncertain in this otherwise beautiful country. Let’s do our part to help restore Nepal.

On Sunday, August 30th, come out to the Run 4 Nepal at Cedar Fork District Park. This 5k Run/Walk event is hosted by the Nepal Center of North Carolina (located in RDU) and all proceeds will be used to rebuild schools in Nepal. Registrants can choose to enter either as a competitive runner or recreational runner. Competitive runners will be issued a chip, receive an official time, and will be eligible for rewards.

The entry fee for the non-competitive 5k is $30 until August 29th and $35 on race day.

The entry fee for competitive 5k is $35 until August 29th and $40 on race day.

Click here for more information and to register.