January 25, 2019

Triangle Restaurant Week 2019

This week-long celebration of culinary excellence includes some of the area’s best restaurants offer up special, three-course menu options at fixed pricing ($15 for lunch, and $20, $25 or $30 for dinner), a great opportunity for you to return to an old favorite dining spot or discover a new one. Monday through January 27th; Downtown Raleigh, NC

18th Annual 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. Free; Saturday, 10:30 am-4:30 pm; 5 E. Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Chinese New Year Festival

Chinese New Year Festival is a family-friendly fair for the Triangle community. Watch musical, folk dance, and kung fu performances on a main stage. Purchase authentic Chinese, Vietnamese, American meals, snacks, and beverages from 15 food vendors (vegetarian too). Learn Chinese calligraphy, yoyo, and more from 20 cultural booths. WRAL anchorwoman Renee Chou will be emcee. Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm; 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

Bootlegger’s Bash

Join us for a night of jazz, booze, rebellion, and swanky 20’s style! Proceeds from this event will go to NextStep Raleigh, a cause near and dear to our hearts. Live music by The Big Strong Arms, Sound System 7, and The Will McBride Group. The night will include: live music + dancing, casino games, silent auction, and prohibition/20’s speakeasy themed attire – prizes for the best dressed! Heavy hors d’oeuvres sponsored by Whiskey Kitchen. $35; Friday, 7 pm; 300 S. McDowell St, Raleigh, NC 27601; 919.825.1515 

Brats & Brews | Garden Party & Fundraiser

Eastcut Sandwich Bar will be grilling up some brats and kielbasa from Firsthand Foods and serving those up alongside several brews from Fullsteam Brewery. $1 from each draft beer will go to Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and they will be holding a food drive – so bring some canned goods! Live music will be provided by Second Wind from 4-7 pm. Brats will be on a first come, first served basis and their regular menu will also be served all day. Saturday, 2 – 8 pm; 3211 Old Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707

Raleigh Roasts

The City of Raleigh Museum is hosting Raleigh Roasts, an event that celebrates Raleigh’s café culture. Sip on samples, shop coffee products and 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. As always, admission to the City of Raleigh Museum is free. $5/unlimited samples; Saturday, 9 am – noon; 220 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Fonta Flora Tap Takeover / Meet the Brewers

Fonta Flora is heading down to the Triangle for the NC Rare & Vintage Beer Tasting, and Tasty Beverage Company had to throw a party while they were in town. For the festivities, they’ll be tapping the following beers: – Nebo Pilz: Pilsner – Hop Beard: IPA – Whippoorwill: Wit – Blübade: Wild Ale w/Blueberries – Torches Vol. 2: Mixed-Culture Botanical Ale – Steinbock: Hot Rock Doppelbock-Style Lager – Higher form of Consequence (Coffee Variant): Imperial Stout collab with Olde Hickory – Leftover Fuzz: Mixed-Culture Saison with 2nd Use Peaches. – Pine Zips: Coniferous IPA. Friday, 5 pm; 327 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC

Winter Luau

Join The Durham Hotel as they embrace the mahalo spirit with a family-style luau dinner exploring the diverse influences that have shaped Hawaiian cuisine. From Asia to the Mediterranean and back again, we’ll have some fun with history and food while we enjoy incredible pasture-raised hogs from Firsthand Foods and tropical cocktails. They won’t be able to accommodate any dietary restrictions at this dinner. Dinner will include gluten, dairy, pork, shellfish and nuts. $48; Saturday, cocktail hour: 6 pm, family style three-course dinner: 7 pm; 315 East Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701; 919.768.8831

Voda Boutique’s Warehouse Sale

Shop this huge sale that has up to 75% off items and some items as low as $5. The holidays are over. Time to splurge on yourself! Friday – Sunday; 725 Tucker St, Raleigh, NC 27603

By Whitney

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