January 26, 2018

African American Cultural Celebration
An annual statewide kickoff to Black History Month at the North Carolina Museum of History, the African American Cultural Celebration brings together 75+ musicians, storytellers, dancers, chefs, historians, artists and more in downtown Raleigh for a day of pride and celebration of culture. Saturday, 10:30 am-4:30 pm; 5 East Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601; 919.807.7900

2018 Chinese New Year Festival
The Triangle North Carolina is invited to celebrate Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year! This festival has a main stage for the Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, double ribbon and other cultural dances, folklore, skits, choral and musical performances, comedy, and martial arts. Surrounding the stage is dozens of tables selling authentic Asian foods prepared by Chinese cultural clubs, vegetarian clubs, and Asian grocers. There will also be arts, calligraphy, crafts, stamping, virtual Dragon Boating and other family-friendly activities that showcase Chinese history and language. The official Chinese New Year in 2018 starts on the 16th of February and is the year of the Dog. Come meet rescue dogs available for adoption. Saturday, 10 am; Dorton Arena on the NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607; 919.821.7400

Winter Wonderland
Experience winter fun for the whole family at Cary’s Bond Park! Come dressed to play on the snow-covered hill across from Bond Park Community Center. The amazing sledding hill will be covered with snow made from ground ice by Snow My Yard. The snow is refreshed each morning and between sessions as time allows. Snow tubes are provided — please do not bring your personal sled, disc or tube. Snow tubing areas are available for varied skill levels — one from the top of the hill all the way to the bottom for the confident tubers and another that starts midway down for the little ones. Registered parents are welcome to assist their children as needed. Snow tubing is for single riders only for ages 5 and up. New this year, a special parent-child session is available for those younger than 5 who would like to tube with a parent (no older siblings). Friday & Saturday; 801 High House Rd, Cary, NCCh 27513

Makeup & Mimosas
Join in an evening of drinks, demos and a complimentary lip bar. Discover Front Row Cosmetics full service counter at Blown Away Blow Dry Bar at North Hills. Color cosmetics created by a 12 year pro makeup artist for you! Using clean and simple formulas, our products are created with clean simple ingredients that gives you high performing makeup. Let one of our trained artists create a flawless look for you! Experience our cruelty free, toxic free, Paraben Free cosmetics! Friday, 7-9 pm; Blown Away Raleigh, 201 Park At North Hills St, Ste 104, Raleigh, NC 27609; 984.232.8806

Bombshell’s Four Year Anniversary
Celebrate four years with $5 beers all day (High Gravity Beer 12oz pour), the release of their “We’ve Come A long Way IPA”, a spcial cask beer, and live music (Rusted Rails, 3-6 pm and Joe Hero Foo Fighter Tribute Band, 8-11 pm). There will also be food trucks including  815 Gourmet Grill from 12-4 pm and Cousins Lobster from 4:30-8 pm. Free; Saturday, noon-12 am; 120 Quantum Drive, Holly Springs, NC 27540; 919.346.6135

The Anchor Turns Three!
Celebrate with $3 drafts, $6 social Mules, live music, and free food from Southern Charred. Saturday, 6 pm; 207 Fayetteville St, Ste 100, Raleigh, NC 27601; 919.977.3714

Grill & Brew at Standard Foods
The Backyard @ Standard Foods is a grass courtyard directly behind the Standard Foods building. There is a large brick fireplace/grill/smoker and a view is Raleigh City Farm next door. Bond Brothers Beer Company will be on hand pouring $5 pints of two different beers chosen by their brewer. Old Milburnie Farm Chicken will be smoking on the grill and served straight to you from the fire. Sunday, 3:30-5:30 pm; 205 East Franklin St, Raleigh, NC 27604

NC F&B’s Pork & Rum Family Meal
Join in the first Dining Event “Pork & Rum” at Piedmont Restaurant. Inspired by the conversation in episode 70 with Lassiter Distilling, we are pairing their NC Rums with a menu by ‘TVs’ Chef John May. We’re taking over Piedmont and providing rum drinks from our NC F&Bar (Matthew Bettinger of C. Grace & Sidebar) with a theme of Caribbean-meets-Hawaiian-meets-North Carolina. And for the best part, it’s Family-Style. Let’s break the chains of multi-coursed plating and sit down with friends and family and eat the way we eat in the industry. Think big tables, big plates and flowing cocktails. Canapes & Cocktail Hour, 3 Uniquely Paired Dishes with Rum Cocktails & Dessert! $65; Sunday, 5-8 pm; 401 Foster St #B2, Durham, NC 27701

By Whitney

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