February 16, 2018

Mardi Gras RDU
Join in the annual Mardi Gras crawl hitting up 5+ of your favorite downtown Raleigh in and around Glenwood Ave. They will be giving away swag all night as well as playing a few games, a super prize for most festive and of course enjoy a few beverages on us throughout the night! Free admission into all spots, drink specials and giveaways during our time slots. Dressing festive is highly encouraged. Designated Drivers are always free. 21+; Saturday, 6-11:30 pm; Xoco, 410 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603; 919.835.9010

Mardi Gras Kickoff Fundraiser
Join in Mardi Gras celebration and sample a wide variety of foods from popular local restaurants while enjoying beer or wine and listening to live music by Wildflower and the Weeds! There will be a raffle drawing, and silent and live auctions with a chance to win various prizes, including: Beach & Mountain Vacation Homes; golf packages in Cary, Holly Springs & Precision Golf Center; Signed Duke & NCSU Team Basketballs; sports packages & wine baskets; gift certificates to local establishments, and more. 100% of the proceeds will support Cary MacGregor Rotary Club Foundation, which funds various philanthropic projects throughout the year locally and internationally, and Life Experiences, Inc. Dress code: business casual, but festive Mardi Gras attire suggested. Masks & costumes are highly encouraged. $25, $30/door; Friday, 6 pm; 5180 Paramount Parkway, Morrisville, NC 27560

Join in a Carnevale celebration and dinner hosted by The Triangle Bailliage of North Carolina! The menu will consist of several courses of authentic recipes celebrating the creativity and diversity of Italian cuisine. There will also be wine pairings for you to enjoy. Be prepared for some special vintages, including wines not readily available in the USA! Dress code for the evening is black tie or dark suits for men, and cocktail attire for the ladies. Don’t be afraid to get in the spirit of Carnevale with a traditional mask, fan or, other accessory! $155; Sunday, 4 pm; 309 N. Dawson St, Raleigh, NC 27601

MF38 February Drag Brunch
Join in the CMF38 February Raleigh Drag Brunch at Five Star Chinese Restaurant and Bar, featuring Amaya, Kelly Ray, Morgan Richards, Olivia Asner, & Aida Stratton. Music by DJ Freddie. $20; Sunday, doors: 11:30 am, show: 12:15 pm; 511 W Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27603; 919.833.3311

Acme’s 20th! (Party Like It’s 1998)
Hard to believe it’s been this long. Acme is celebrating 20 years as Carrboro’s neighborhood restaurant. They’re throwing a bash and you’re invited. Think of it as a Carrboro block party. In a fancy heated tent behind the restaurant, enjoy drinks, dancing, party snacks and more. Carrboro’s going to party like it’s 1998! $20; Saturday, 8:30 pm; 110 East Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510; 919.929.2263

Ponysaurus Brewing Co. Annual Chili Cook-Off
Shake off the last gasps of this bitter cold winter with the Ponysaurus Brewing Co. Annual Chili Cook-Off! Show off your chili chops, drink delicious Ponysaurus beer and compete for the grand prize of, you guessed it, more food and beer! Oh, and a trophy, who doesn’t like trophies? All amateur cooks welcome. Sunday, 12 pm; 219 Hood St, Durham, NC 27701

Trap Yoga
Stay motivated during your practice as they mix Power Yoga with bass heavy Trap Music. Let loose, laugh, twerk, dance, sing-a-long and just have fun! Some yoga experience is encouraged prior to attending a Trap Yoga class. If you are new to yoga consider attending Intro to Yoga prior to attending a Trap Yoga class. During class you will be practicing intermediate poses. Find your fullest expression of the pose where you feel challenged but not overdoing it or risking injury, and are able to find relaxation and surrender in the pose. Grab a friend, a water bottle and a towel and come pump, dance, and stretch your way through this rhythmic and relaxing flow. Saturday, 3-4 pm; 16 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603

Cupid’s Undie Run
In 2010, a group of do-gooders dropped their pants and ran through the D.C. cold to raise money for research to help end neurofibromatosis, a rare genetic disorder that can cause tumors to grow anywhere on or in the body. In 2012, Cupid’s Charity became a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit and since its inception has raised over $14,500,000. Join in the fun! Saturday, 1-2 pm; Solas, 419 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603; 919.755.0755

By Whitney

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