Ready, set, go! We’ve got five ideas to get you up and out of the house this weekend:
Southern rock band Atlanta Rhythm Section is the headliner at 9:30 p.m. And if you like your music less loud, show up at 6 p.m. for the indie pop duo Eric + Erica. Wichita Falls, Bobby Bryson and Co. and Roseland fill out the eclectic lineup. The event also features food trucks and a truck that pours craft beers. 5 to 10:30 p.m., City Plaza on Fayetteville Street, oakcity7.com.
After a 1.2-mile swim in Jordan Lake, these fitness buffs will be riding 56 miles into downtown Raleigh, where they’ll take off running a half-marathon down Hillsborough Street. If spectating doesn’t interest you, be aware the downtown streets and Hillsborough to Meredith College will be closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Finish line at City Plaza, awards at 4.
The theater company near downtown will host the KidsWrite 2014 Festival of New Plays, the seventh installment of the series. Among the titles: “Five Stages” by Millbrook High’s Miles Ndukwe, “Elements” by Enloe’s Michelle McGoogan, and “Odyssey to Mars” by Evan J. Hunt of the Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy. 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday, Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk St., burningcoal.org, $10.
The Old North State Antique Gun & Military Collector Show will feature vendors selling, trading and showing off antique guns, uniforms and other relics from 20th century conflicts. Appraisals are free. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Scott Building, $6 for adults, thecarolinatrader.com.