Celebrate the roaring 1920s at the Adult Nights: Speakeasy. Get the lowdown on Prohibition in NC, test your chemical sense, crack the bootlegger’s code, know your onions with popular ’20s slang and more, featuring a private Member entrance under the Globe. The VIP Experience (6 – 7 pm) means you get to sample whiskey from around the world and learn the unique process behind each one at Whiskey University, presented by Mystic Farm & Distillery. $25, $15/ Members, $100/VIP, $90/Friends of the Museum members; Friday, 7 – 10 pm; NC Museum of Natural Sciences Nature Research Center, 121 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC
Join at Transfer Co. Food Hall for our Winter Seafood Jubilee. This is the grand opening of the newest Locals Seafood fresh fish market, and they’re celebrating with North Carolina seafood! Locals Oyster Bar will be hosting a fish fry on the Transfer Co. Food Hall patio, with additional food and raw oysters available at the bar. They will be serving fried seafood platters for $12, in addition to our raw bar & counter service menus.Coastal experts from North Carolina Sea Grant & North Carolina Coastal Federation will be on hand to answer your questions about North Carolina seafood. Learn about our state’s commercial fishing industry from NC CATCH & North Carolina Shellfish Growers Association. Plus you’ll meet just a few of our state’s excellent oyster farmers, and taste the oysters they grow. Free; Saturday, noon; 500 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Get ready to pour your heart out at their monthly karaoke event because this month’s theme is love and heartache. Saturday, 7 – 10 pm; 4015 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707
Combine three favorites and taste them all. Brovelli will show you how to prepare above bacon delights and enjoy NC cider. Brovelli believes great bacon needs to be enjoyed and pairing to show off its flavors. They will work together with you in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional instructors. You will receive a coupon good for 10% off in-store purchases the day of class. $55; Saturday, 6:30 – 8:30 pm; Brovelli Oil, Vinegar & Gifts, 300 Blake St, Raleigh, NC
This years charity brewoff will feature up to 30 local NC breweries competing for best beer. Event ticket includes souvenir glass, tasting of all beers, and pig pickin lunch. All proceeds will go to purchase particulate hoods for local firefighters which have greater protection against cancer causing particulates. $40; Saturday, 12 – 5 pm; Tobacco Road Sports Cafe
505 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC
The NC Book Festival provides a diverse slate of local, national, and international writers and artists. The festival features readings, panels, demonstrations, and lectures from award winning presenters and performers. The festival will showcase both traditional and non-traditional genres such as comic books and graphic novels, leveraging partnerships with collaborators such as NC State’s English Department and MFA program and the NC Comicon. These partnerships have resulted in an exciting lineup that includes National Book Award winner William T. Vollmann, Sandra Cisneros, Hanif Abdurraqib, and many others. Another core element to this year’s festival is the book fair. A platform for local presses, authors, and vendors, the book fair will foster an appreciation for, and a familiarity with, the people and organizations who advocate for the authors and artists we love and produce and distribute the work that is so important to our cultural lives. The festival travels throughout North Carolina. Check website for details. Schedule here.