February 1, 2019

Krispy Kreme Challenge

One of America’s most unique running events (and toughest eating events!), the Krispy Kreme Challenge requires competitors to run five miles, eat a dozen doughnuts at the halfway point and hit the finish line in under one hour. Started in 2004 with just a handful of North Carolina State University students, the annual event now draws nearly 8,000 runners decked out in costumes along with plenty of media attention. For the curious, those doughnuts total 2,400 calories and 144 grams of fat—but who’s counting! Saturday, 8 – 11 am; 2011 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607

Ground Hog’s Day

Meet Sir Walter Wally the groundhog and get his prognostication for the next six weeks! The Shadow Ceremony is at noon on the Bicentennial Plaza, right in front of the Museum. Come out and see whether Wally can continue his climb up the Weather Channel’s prestigious list of top “Groundhogs to Watch”! The event also features kid-friendly exhibits, activities and presentations. Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm; North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC

Indoor Block Party + Free Family Saturday

Join CAM for their final Free Family Saturday celebrating Above the Rim presented by PNC, an exhibition featuring sixteen artists exploring the joy and community of basketball. Join in basketball activities for all ages on the half-court created by Felipe Pantone, free ice cream, KIND Snacks, dance performances by Raleigh Rockers, shoot hoops with the Raleigh Firebirds, Raleigh’s new professional men’s basketball team, art-making activities for all ages inspired by Above the Rim artists, music, and special guests. Therw will be a food + supplies drive for Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina in support of hurricane relief efforts. Please bring paper towels, cleaning supplies + your favorite canned soups. Saturday, 12 – 3 pm; 409 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27603

Annual NC MLK/Black History Month Parade and Block Party

The parade features marching bands, step teams, dance groups, school and church groups, cars, trucks, businesses, civic organization and more. Durham School Board Member Minnie Forte-Brown, President of North Carolina School Board Association and Durham County Commissioner Brenda Howerton, Immediate Past President – North Carolina Association of County Commissioners will serve as Grand Marshals. Saturday, 11 am-4 pm; Block Party: NCCU Student Union Parking Lot; Parade: Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27707

Foothills Sexual Chocolate Stout Release: A Benefit for Girls Rock NC

Foothills highly anticipate seasonal stout, Sexual Chocolate is back! Silent auction and donations at the door will benefit Girls Rock NC! Friday, 5 pm; 224 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

Maple View Farm Ice Cream celebrates National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day! Enjoy their special menu with Ice Cream topped with cereal and sweet toppings, Hot Waffle Ice Cream Bowls, freshly made ice cream and pancake sundaes and more! It’s ok to wear your pj’s! Saturday, 8 am – 12 pm; 6900 Rock Ridge Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278; 919.960.5535

Bull City Lip Sync Battle

Check out some of Durham’s finest elected officials in an epic lip sync battle! Host, Vivica C. Coxx, will be overseeing the stage as your representatives get out of their comfort zones and put on a show for us. All proceeds to benefit the LGBTQ Center of Durham’s trans programming. $10; Saturday, 7 pm; 117 W Main St, Durham, NC, Durham, NC 27701

The AKC Museum of the Dog

The country’s premier museum dedicated to all things dog, makes its return to New York City! The AKC Museum of the Dog is home to one of the largest collections of dog art in the world. The AKC Museum of the Dog, founded in 1982, was originally housed in The New York Life Building located at 51 Madison Avenue. In 1987, the Museum was moved to a temporary space in the historic Jarville House located in Queeny Park, West St. Louis County, MO. In early 2019, the Museum will open its doors at 101 Park Ave. in Midtown Manhattan, marking the first time the museum will be located in NYC in 32 years. The newly designed space will house art from famous dog painters and sculptors like Sir Edwin Landseer, Maud Earl and more. It also has a two-story glass vitrine that encases rare pieces.  It will also feature interactive exhibits that bridge the digital and physical and bring new life to the collection. The new Museum spans two floors with a double height atrium space at the stair. The gallery includes interactive exhibits such as a “Find Your Match” kiosk that takes your photo, aligning its likeness with an AKC-registered dog breed. A “Meet the Breeds” touchscreen table allows visitors to explore breeds’ physical features, traits, and history. 101 Park Ave, New York, NY

Oyster Roast at Compass Rose Brewery

Join in another Oyster Roast! They will be out cooking up some oysters. Just stop on by for a Compass Rose brew and enjoy some oysters while supplies last. Saturday, 2 – 6 pm; Compass Rose Brewery, 3201 Northside Dr, Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27615

Super Bowl Party and Chili Cook-Off

Bring you best recipe to be judged…or just judge! It’s free to enter and drink specials will be offered Sunday, 12 pm – 11 pm; PourWorks Beer and Wine Shop, 900 E Six Forks Rd, #120, Raleigh, NC 27604

Pre-Game for our Parks

Support our national parks with 20% of Tavern proceeds going to the National Park Foundation. They’ll show the final game of the football season on the big screen and they will be setting up the Giant Prize Grid, giving away Fullsteam prize packs each quarter. Can’t make it on Sunday? Consider a donation to the National Park Foundation. You can donate here. Free; Sunday, 12 – 11 pm; Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

Super Bowl Party at Brier Creek Beer Garden

Join at Brier Creek Beer Garden for the Super Bowl at the Beer Garden. They will have some great specials for the day and the game on all the TVs. Sunday, 5 pm; Brier Creek Beer Garden, 8521 Brier Creek Pkwy Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27617

Super Bowl Party at Social Games and Brews

Join in for an epically fun Super Bowl party at the Social. They will have it on all of our TVs in the entire bar, even the projector screen. They will have food set up and some great drink specials. Sunday, 5:30 pm; 007 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

Super Bowl Party with Free Wings

Get free wings when you watch the Super Bowl at Sophie’s! Bring your appetite and enjoy the game on our 22 screens. Sunday, 6 pm; Sophie’s Grill & Bar, 2734 NC-55, Cary NC 27519

Super Bowl Party at Compass Rose

Watch the super bowl with Compass Rose! They will be playing the game on the big screen with sound and they will have pizzas from Papa Murphy’s as well as hotdogs and wings! Beer special for the day is $5 beers! Sunday, 6:30 – 10 pm; Compass Rose Brewery, 3201 Northside Dr, Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27615

Super Bowl at Golden Belt

They’re throwing a Super Bowl party with the game on the big screen. Grab a spot on a comfy sectional couch and order up a $4 flagship full-pour. There will be a NERF football throwing contest with prizes, betting square game ($10 buy-in) guess the score with prizes after every quarter with the final square taking the pot, and Get Buffaloed food truck cooking up wings and good eats. Sunday, 6:30 – 10 pm; Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt, 800 Taylor St, Suite 9-150, Durham, NC 27701

Super Bowl Party at The Pickled Onion 2

Its their 1st Super Bowl at their new location! Join in to view on over 50 TVs. They will also be taking to go orders and large wing orders all week! Sunday, 8 pm; The Pickled Onion 2, 8511 Cantilever Way, Raleigh NC 27613

Super Bowl Sunday at Cameron Bar & Grill

Watch the game with $5 burger and fries (dine-in only) and $2.50 domestic bottles. Sunday, 5 pm; 2018 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605; 919.755.2231

By Whitney

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