March 2, 2018

Puppies and Pilates
Ever get stuck in a rut with your workout? What could make your workout new, fun, and exciting? What about a room full of puppies! Join in the Triangle Rock Club’s first every Puppies and Pilates class. You will enjoy a 45 minutes Pilates class with cute cuddly puppies running around. Plus, all the puppies are available for adoption. Please note nonmember rate includes a day pass to the gym which is normally $19. The entire amount will still be donated to Carolina Adopt-A-Bulls. Only dogs from the rescue will be attending this event. No personal dogs will be allowed! $10/members, $19/nonmembers; Saturday, 1-2 pm; 6022 Duraleigh Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612

Pourworks Stretch-N-Sip
Start your weekend out right with Stretch-N-Sip Yoga at Pourworks! This is a guided vinyasa flow class is good for all levels. They will link breath to movement with modifications and variations offered to make poses more accessible and/or to provide a challenge! Regular yoga practice can make you more mindful, flexible and stronger! After class, be sure to stay for a pint or an amazing mimosa! Pourworks is a premium craft beer bottle shop, wine bar and lounge in Raleigh and offers draft specials on tap, plus a fantastic wine and specialty list. Free; Saturday, noon-1 pm (1st and 3rd Saturday of the month); 900 East Six Forks Rd, #120, Raleigh, NC 27604

Raleigh Brewing 5th Anniversary Party
They are throwing a massive party and you are invited! Enjoy a special 5 year anniversary bottle release (12 pm), beer tents, live music (2-10 pm). brewer’s cellar with rare releases, and food trucks. Saturday. noon-midnight; 3709 Neil St, Raleigh, NC 27607

Vineyard 36 Winery Tasting
Join in a special winery tasting event featuring an amazing lineup with Vineyard 36 wines and owner Tim Gleason! He will be pouring his favorites from the winery! Free; Saturday, 1-3 pm; Taylor’s Wine Shop, 10005 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

Riedel Wine Tasting
Discover why the shape of your glass matters just as much as what’s in it! Join in a Riedel Wine Tasting Experience. $35 (complimentary three glass set included in the tasting); Saturday, 1-2:30 pm; Chatham Hill Winery & Event Venue, 8245 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary, NC 27513

Champagne and Shopping at Compass Rose Brewery
Come walk the red carpet at Compass Rose Brewery! They’ll have lite bites while you watch the 2018 Oscars on the big screen. And of course Compass Rose will still have their great craft beer, champagne, and boutique wine selection – and a fabulous local food truck! There will also be great local vendors to shop during the viewing party along with all the usual fun of networking and giveaways! Free; Sunday; Compass Rose Brewery, 3201 Northside Dr, #101, Raleigh, NC 27615; RSVP here.

No Scratches Vinyl Party and Movie
Party down with our Merge Records vinyl sale! Enjoy pizza from Pie Pushers Pizza, create with Durham artist Tedd Anderson, and jam on with celebrity Merge DJ and label co-founder Laura Ballance of Superchunk. There’s also a Cash bar. Screening of High Fidelity at 9 pm. Seating is limited; purchase tickets in advance. $18/members, youth 7–18, college students with ID, $20/nonmembers; Friday, 7:30 pm;2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607; 919.715.5923

Date Night: Couples Therapy Workshop – Therapeutic Massage, Hands & Feet
Enjoy a night of massage therapy, dinner, and quality time with your significant other! Learn how to incorporate therapeutic massage to create a space of conversation, communication, and a deeper connection at home. This is a hands-on workshop provided by a NC Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist will have you learning real massage techniques for the most problematic areas in which people carry stress and tension. Help one another get relief from recurring aches and pains we experience due to work or daily activities. And even help to lessen chronic pain or ease symptoms of chronic conditions. Choose between two workshop options: Hands and Feet or Neck and Shoulders. Enjoy two hours of each others company without interruption and make room for some real quality time. Class size limited to no more than four couples to provide an intimate setting with personal attention and instruction time. Dinner included. Complimentary drinks such as tea and water provided. BYOB or Wine (glassware available). Option to schedule a private workshop if you and a group of friends would like to attend a workshop exclusively. Minimum of 3 couples to make a workshop offering private. $199/2 people; Friday, 7:30 pm, Saturday, 6:30 pm; Cast Away Therapies, 7048 Knightdale Blvd, Suite 220A, Knightdale, NC 27545; 919.841.3728

Pasta Making Class – Ravioli & Pasta Shapes
Join in this hands-on class where you eat what you make. Use a collection of traditional pasta making tools from Italy including the Matterello rolling pins, the “Pettine” (looms) for making Garganelli and special pasta rolling boards. You will make a variety of shapes like farfalle, corzetti, fettuccine as well as ravioli in their two hour Pasta 101 Class. Each class is limited 12 participants. All participants receive a Melina’s Fresh Pasta Recipe Book to take home. $59; Saturday, 3-5 pm; Melina’s Fresh Pasta Shop, 2717 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707

Candle Making Party
Designed for ages 10 and up, this class has you making two 4 ounce jar candles. Class includes everything you need. Feel free to bring an apron! You will learn about soy wax, essential oils, and the benefits to burning soy over paraffin. Snacks will be provided and end of the class, you will have an opportunity to hang out, and ask questions! It will be an fun afternoon of laughs and a chance to get together and relax. $30; Sunday, 2-4 pmCand; Double Barley Brewing, Smithfield, NC 27577; email brandyssoycandles@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Kite Festival
For kids of all ages, Bond Park’s Annual Kite Festival is a great way to spend the afternoon. Participate in a kite flying contest and you’ll be eligible for certificates and special awards in a variety of kite flying categories intended for all ages and experience levels. There will also be an expert kite flyer on hand to provide kite flying tips and assist with mending kites that need a little help. Enjoy music, concessions and kite flying fun. Free; Saturday, registration: 12:30-1 pm, awards: 2:30 pm; 801 High House Rd, Cary, NC 27513; 919.469.4100

Durham Bulls Fan Fest
The Durham Bulls will host their 2018 Fan Fest to kick off the 2018 campaign at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The event gives you a chance to take batting practice on the field, purchase single-game tickets for the 2018 season and take photos with the team’s 2017 Triple-A National Championship and Governors’ Cup trophies. Additionally, National Anthem auditions will take place prior to Fan Fest from 8-9 am. All attendees 13 and older wishing to hit on the field will be able to do so from 11 am-12 p.m., and all fans 12 and under wishing to take batting practice may do so from 12-2 pm. Other events scheduled include: photo opps with the team’s championship trophies; the Ballpark Corner Store will open at 10 am, with select merchandise marked down as much as 50%t and select fitted caps will be sold for as little as $9.99; self-guided clubhouse tours; Bull Durham Brewery tours; and any fan who purchases a ticket to a 2018 Bulls game at the event will receive a free hot dog and soda. Free; Saturday, 11 am-2 pm; 409 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

Belly Up! UNC vs Duke
Come watch the UNC vs. Duke basketball game on our 15 foot HD big screen! Enjoy great food, beer, wine and cocktails! Sympathy for the Deli will be serving up their sandwiches made with locally-sourced, sustainable meats, all hand-cured, roasted, and smoked in Durham, NC. The Secret Baker, from South Durham, will be serving dessert! Plus, They will be serving up freeJoe Van Gogh coffee to keep you caffeinated as you cheer for your favorite team! Free; Saturday, doors: 7:30 pm, game: 8:15 pm; 1101 West Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701; 919.801.7290

By Whitney

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