Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent
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LONERIDER SHOWDOWN: Beer bandits unite for a froth fest full of brews (you guessed that one, no?), bites, beats and all kinds of Wild West fun for Loneriders fifth installment of Brew It Forward, this year to benefit Nourish International. Where: Moore Square, Raleigh. When: Saturday, 5 p.m. GA, $12. VIP, $75. | More info
ANYTHING GOES: Hop aboard for Cole Porters musical comedy winner of three Tony Awards and dubbed one of the best musicals in theater history as the S.S. American heads out to sea for a voyage where etiquette and convention are swapped for exotic disguise and blackmail. Saucy. Where: DPAC, Durham. When: Tue. to Sun., times vary. $24 to $111. | More info
RUN CBG SOCIAL RUN CLUB: Trend alert: Socialites are running to area bars to, well, run and socialize. Not to be left out of the loop, so to speak, one of Cameron Villages fav watering holes is kicking off its run club this Tuesday. Runs start and end at CBG. Clubbers can indulge in a $5 baked potato bar post-run and drink specials ($2 domestic cans, $3 craft cans). Regulars will score free tees, food and other schwag. Yes, you have to run to cash in on the good stuff. Slacker. Where: Cameron Bar & Grill, Raleigh. When: Tuesdays, 6 p.m. No fees. No membership required. | More info
REDRESS ECO FASHION AND TEXTILES CONFERENCE: Strut over to city center as Redress Raleigh, um, re-dresses Raleigh for its fifth annual weekend-long conference focused on eco-fashion and textiles in the Southeastern USA via lectures, panel discussions, workshops, a marketplace and a fashion show. The fashion show is set to feat the likes of Jamie Powells sustainable womens clothing line, Revamp, and relative newcomer and quick-rise on the scene, Jessica Johnson Moores Little Grey Line (@littlegreyline), custom childrens clothing from re-purposed button-down shirts. Mayor McFarlane to give the welcome speech, with keynote speaker Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed. Where: Marriott City Center, Raleigh. When: Saturday and Sunday. | More info
SINBAD: Named by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, the hilarious houseguest is back at it. Anyone who can write a self-help book ("Sinbads Guide to Life: Because I Know Everything") and still be considered funny is, well, worth laughing at. Where: Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh. When: Friday, 7 p.m. $35. | More info