March 23, 2018

ProTown BMX 2018
Looking for a high-energy, fast-paced day out? Fnd it here. Watch pro BMXers catch air in Wendell on the town’s Main St. Biker enthusiasts can catch pros showcasing their talents with high-altitude tricks, plus meet them to get riding and safety tips. Free; Saturday, 11 am-3 pm; 601 W. Third St, Wendell, NC 27591

Asha Holi 2018
Come celebrate Holi, the festival of colors and support Asha for Education in its mission to provide basic education to underprivileged children in India. Vibrant colors, heart-throbbing music, bollywood dance , candid photography and food for purchase. All proceeds go to charity! Online tickets: $8 (4 or more), $12/individuals, $1/kids under 10 (prices increase at the gate); Sunday, 11 am-2 pm; 1520 Morrisville Parkway, Morrisville, NC 27560; 919.463.7101

10th Annual St. Paddy’s 4 Miler
The nOg Run Club invites you to join in the 10th annual running of the St. Paddy’s! Don you best kilt for a morning of running and fun in downtown Raleigh. After the run, celebrate behind the Raleigh Beer Garden with live Irish music, food, and the first beer is free (for runners 21+ of course)! (Due to road construction on Peace Street, their 2018 events are 4 milers. They return to the 8K distance in 2019). All 4 miler finishers will receive a finishers medal, craft beer, and a shirt! Saturday, 10:30 am-1:30 pm (the free kids run starts at 10:45 am); 614 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603; 984.232.8074

The Triangle Rock Paper Scissors Showdown
The Triangle Rock Paper Scissors Showdown is a bracket-style competition of the age-old game we all know and love! Teams of four will compete head-to-head to decide whether throwing a risky rock, pivotal paper, or strategic scissors will lead to their team becoming the next Rock Paper Scissors Champion. Come enjoy Southland BBQ buffet, great local beer from Big Boss Brewing Company, the chance to win amazing prizes, fun and friendly competition, and more! All proceeds benefit Learning Together. $100-$400/team of 4; Saturday, 6-9 pm; 1249 Wicker Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604; 919.834.0045

Yoga on the Lawn
Oak City’s yoga on the lawn is back for the 2018 season! Beer and asanas – what could be better? Classes are offered pay-what-you-will, cash or card. Limited mat rentals available for $5. All skill levels welcome! Sundays through May 20th, 11am (also Tuesdays, 6:30 pm through September 25); 616 N. First Ave, Knightdale, NC 27545

Escazú Artisan Chocolates Turns Ten
Escazú is turning 10 and celebrating with a whole day of fun! From 1 am-6 pm, enjoy ice cream sundaes; from 11 am-3 pm, shop their local market; from 11 am-3 pm, snag good eats from the food truck; and 6 pm-til it’s gone:, come by for free b-day cake. Saturday, 11 am-10 pm; 936 N Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27604; 919.832.3433

‘Bad & Boozy’ Brunch at the Anchor Raleigh
This Sunday they’re kicking off their official Sunday ‘Bad & Boozy’ Brunch menu with a ship-wrecked party! This menu is customized to keep the Sunday scaries away (we all experience them)! Enjoy complimentary brunch bites and a new cocktail menu! Enjoy drink specials like $4 Mimosas, $15 Mimosa Carafes, and a Bloody Mary Bar, along with live music with Ethan Hanson. Don’t miss the Complimentary Bubble Waffles! Sunday, 1-4 pm; 207 Fayetteville St, Ste 100, Raleigh, NC 27601

Candle Making Party at CBC
Learn how to make candles and get to take home your two 4 ounce jar candles that you make. Bring comfy clothes or feel free to bring an apron. Wax tends to be a little messy, but it’s soy so it washes easily. You will learn about soy wax, essential oils, and the benefits to burning soy over paraffin. Snacks will be provided and class includes everything you need. $30; Friday, 7-9 pm; 140 Thomas Mill Rd, Holly Springs, NC 27540; RSVP: brandyssoycandles@gmail.com

Spring Fling Adult Egg Hunt
Come out for the kid-free Spring Fling at Dorothea Dix Park aka a field day for adults! Join in an egg hunt with 10,000 eggs, inflatables, and lawn games! Bring a picnic blanket and your own lawn games, or play ours. Rare Earth Farms and Two Roosters Ice Cream food trucks will be at the park for you to buy a burger or a sweet treat! Free; Sunday, 3-6 pm; 2105 Umstead Dr, Raleigh, NC 27602; 919.996.6688; register here

Spring Fling Cocktail Dinner
Join in a five course cocktail dinner featuring premium spirits paired with mouthwatering, cocktail inspired gastropub fare. This is an event is an excellent date night or ladies night out. Live Entertainment to follow cocktail dinner. $35-$60; Saturday, 6-7:30 pm; West Park Tavern, 2734 NC-55, Cary, NC 27519; 919.303.9300

3rd Annual Mid-Town Square Spring Festival
In its third year, this festival that’s held at Bond Brothers Beer Company, features food trucks including The Humble Pig, Chirba Chirba, FRESH. Local Ice Cream and more, local artists, live music by Oak & Ash and, of course, Bond Brothers’ delicious beer. You won’t want to miss their new releases, including several special casks! Free; Saturday, noon-11 pm; 202 E. Cedar St, Cary, NC 27511; 919.459.2670

Clouds Brewing Presents: Marchtoberfest
Join in a day of beer, food trucks, live music and more! Your ticket gets you entry, one free beer, a souvenir beer stein, and entry into all of our hourly raffles. Food trucks will be there including Nazz’d, The Cow & The Oak, and Oak City Fish ‘N Chips. The Little German Band and other artists will play throughout the day, along with a special beer release just for the occasion, a stein holding contest, plus a bounce-house for the kids, and a free photo booth so you can capture all of your best beer moments. $6, $10 day of at the door; Saturday, noon-9 pm; 1233 Front St, Raleigh, NC 27609

A Night to Remember: Cocktail Party and Silent Auction
Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh will host it’s third annual cocktail party at Marbles Museum, Venture Hall in the IMAX theater. Your donation will include an open bar with beverages from Bedlam vodka, RA Jeffreys, and Tryon Distributing. Indulge in delicious refreshments provided by Qspresso, Medley, Yardhouse and local supporters. There will also be a photo booth provided by Mr. Goodbooth Photobooth. Dance the night away and enjoy a night out for a good cause with the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh. $50-$75; Friday, 7 pm; 201 East Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Art in Bloom
The North Carolina Museum of Art turns its galleries into a greenhouse for its fourth annual Art in Bloom fundraiser. Featuring more than 50 florists from around the country, the event pairs paintings with flora of all types for a one-of-a-kind experience. Florists are randomly assigned a work of art in the NCMA’s permanent collection and tasked with building a floral display inspired by the art. The four-day fundraiser will be packed with related events including floral workshops, lectures, and a floral tattoo party. The Museum will have special extended hours and food options, along with daily trunk shows in the Museum Store. During the four days of Art in Bloom, tickets are required for admission to the permanent collection in the Museum’s West Building. $13/members, $18/nonmembers, free for children 6 and under; Through Sunday; 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607; 919.715.5923

“Hanami” at theMandarin Oriental, Washington DC
Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC creates a truly unique cherry blossom experience by honoring the hotel’s oriental heritage, with the traditional Japanese custom of “Hanami”.  This centuries-old practice translates to “blossom-viewing” and is a way to welcome in spring by gathering under blooming cherry blossoms with food, drinks and friends to marvel at the natural beauty of the “Sakura” (cherry blossoms). Experience the “Hanami” tradition with the Cherry Blossom Picnic Package, which provides you accommodation with exclusive views of the Tidal Basin and the city’s famed cherry trees, a cherry blossom viewing “hanami” gourmet picnic for two to enjoy under the cherry blossoms, daily breakfast for two in Muze restaurant or in-room dining, and complimentary valet parking. $485+; Through April 14, 2018 for a minimum two-night stay; 1330 Maryland Ave SW, 20024 Washington, D.C.; 202.554.8588

By Whitney

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