January 19, 2018

Raleigh Roasts
The City of Raleigh Museum will be hosting Raleigh Roasts, an event that celebrates Raleigh’s café culture. We have invited local businesses into the museum from 9 am- noon to provide museum visitors with samples and sell their products. Visitors to museum can purchase a $5 wristband that will allow them to sample freely as well as receive a complimentary City of Raleigh Museum coffee mug. Confirmed vendors include Larry’s Coffee, Lucettegrace, Raleigh Coffee Company, Rise Biscuits Donuts Cameron Village, Benelux Coffee, and Escazu Chocolates. Chatham Rabbits Music Co. will provide musical entertainment. Visitors to the museum who do not wish to participate in Raleigh Roasts will still be able to purchase products from these vendors. $5; Saturday, 9 am-12 pm; City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville St, NC 27601

Big Frosty Beer Fest
The Raleigh Beer Garden has brought The Big Frosty is back! The event will be in a controlled/heated event tent and ​highlighting some of the region’s best brewers and their specialty offerings! Enjoy tastes from 1323 R&D, Big Boss, Bond Brothers, Crank Arm, Compass Rose, Deep River, Durty Bull, Foothills, Four Saints, Gizmo, Lonerider, Mason Jar Lager Co., Sierra Nevada, Southern Pines, Trophy, and Wicked Weed, along with live music throughout the event! As always, the Beer Garden’s kitchen will be offering a full menu. ​Each ticket purchase​ includes ​​a complimentary Beer Garden sampling mug. $35; Saturday, 2-6 pm; 614 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603; 984.232.8074

Girl Scout Cookies & Beer Pairing
Come on, you know they are your two favorite things! They are choosing four of their favorite Girl Scouts cookies to pair with beer all day (while supplies last)! $13 (no advanced purchase necessary, 4-oz pours of each beer); Saturday, 12-10 pm; The Glass Jug, 5410 Highway 55, Durham, NC 27713; 919.813.0135

Downtown Raleigh Craft Beer and Food Adventure
A combo of hidden gems in Raleigh’s Person St and Seaboard Station areas come together to feature beer with some food pairings for a fun afternoon experience. This leisurely walk through the downtown streets in the Person St and Seaboard Station areas will include sample tastings of featured beers combined with some food pairings and personal insights from a cross-section of this area’s hidden gems. You will visit 5 different local establishments that will strike your fancy enough to make an extended return visit at a later date. $45; Saturday, 2:30 pm (Also, February 17th, March 17th, April 21st, May 19th, June 16th, July 21st, August 18th, September 15th, October 20th, and November 17th); Seaboard Station, 700 Semart Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604

Have A Night Launch Party
Have A Night is your resource for all things Raleigh! Theirr website contains constantly updated Raleigh drink & food specials, community events, and local insights. Join them in the ultimate Sunday Funday! Your $5 ticket includes free food at 1 pm (while supplies last), three complimentary mimosas, $1 mimosas, $5 drafts, $10 Champagne bottles, two free tokens per drink purchase (from Noon-7 pm), and free giveaways featuring Have A Night Swag. $5; Sunday, 1 pm; Boxcar Bar + Arcade, 330 West Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601

BYO-Bacon Party
You participate by making either a savory or sweet dish that stars bacon (enough to share and be judged). All participants will be able to judge for free. Non-participants can judge for a donation.Prizes will be given out for each category: 1st place: $20 gift card, 2nd place: $10 gift card, and 3rd place: $5 gift card. They are raising money for Kris Bengston, the owner of Brice’s Brewing Company. Kris was recently diagnosed with cancer and needs to have a couple surgeries, and possibly chemo. If you cannot make it, please donate through here. Email Matt@durtybull.com if you will be submitting a dish. Sunday, 1-4 pm; Durty Bull Brewing Company, 206 Broadway St, Durham, NC 27701; 919.688.2337

Fifth Annual Holt Brothers Playoff Party
Football Hall of Fame semifinalist Torry Holt and former NFL star Terrence Holt will be at this one-of-a-kind fundraiser to benefit kids with a parent fighting cancer. For those serious about their football, the game will be shown on the Jumbotron and on TVs inside Reynolds. The event also features celebrity athletes, the NFL’s First Ladies of Football, music, games, food and drink. You can also participate in a raffle to win two tickets to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. This annual event has raised nearly $600,000 for the Holt Brothers Foundation since its inception four years ago, and during that time, those funds have helped more than 1,000 kids through the Foundation’s KidsCan! and Camp Kesem programs. The Holt Brothers Foundation was started in memory of Torry and Terrence’s mother, Ojetta Holt-Shoffner, and supports programs for children with a parent with cancer. $150; Sunday, 2-6 pm; William Neal Reynolds Coliseum, 2411 Dunn Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606

January Bourbon Dinner
Head over to Thorndale Oaks for a four course bourbon pairing dinner. The menu includes Beef Tenderloin Bruschetta paired with Angel’s Envy; French Onion Soup with asiago cheese paired with Larceny; Braised Pork Shank with cheddar cheese grits and collard greens with bacon and apples paired with Knob Creek; and White Chocolate Panacotta paired with Elijah Craig. $69.95; Saturday, 7-9 pm; 105 West Quail Ridge Rd, Oxford, NC 27565

Sip & Beats
If you love wine and makeup, this is the event just for you! You will be given instructions on basic makeup application all while sipping on your wine! Each session will consist of five women per session. Bring your foundation color. Eyeshadow, lipstick, brushes will be provided (and you get to keep all of it)! Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided! $50; Friday, 6-7:30 pm; 1213 Beebe Estate Circle, G, Fayetteville, NC 28314

Downward Dogs and Drafts Yoga at Bottle Rev Chapel Hill
Starting off the New Year right and join in for a bi-monthly yoga class at Bottle Rev Chapel Hill. They are offering a 45 minute vinyasa yoga class for all levels in the shop led by Heather Hutchins, a vinyasa yoga teacher at Franklin Street Yoga Center in Chapel Hill and Hot Asana in Durham. The class continues on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. Class size is limited to the first 12 students so reserve your space early online. Please bring your own yoga mat. $13 (includes a 16oz draft beer/cider or 6oz glass of wine after class); Saturday, 11 am-12:30 pm; Bottle Rev Chapel Hill, 3130 Environ Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Yoga4Us – Yoga Basics Workshop
Ever go to a beginner yoga class and thought “if that was beginner, what the hell is advanced”?! Yup! Well this is the workshop for true beginners, and yogis that want help with technique, alignment, and modifications. A class where you can ask questions and get hands on assistance. This series is designed to educate and build a strong foundation for your yoga practice. $15; Saturday, 10 am-12 pm; Vital Link Private Schools, 1214 East Lenoir St, Raleigh, NC 27610

By Whitney

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