Weekend

March 1, 2019

Wake Forest Mardi Gras Street Festival

Join in a fun-filled day in downtown Wake Forest on Saturday, March 2, during the Wake Forest Mardi Gras Street Festival presented by Primrose School of Heritage Wake Forest and Thomas G. Walters: Allstate Insurance. This family-friendly celebration is scheduled from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. and admission is free. The Wake Forest Mardi Gras Street Festival invites area residents to visit the heart of Wake Forest and experience all our downtown has to offer. The event will offer a variety of fun things to do, including a walking parade, children’s activities, and assorted contests for people of all ages. Several downtown merchants and event sponsors will also offer special discounts and activities throughout the day. Saturday, 11 am – 3 pm; 300 S. Main St, Wake Forest, NC 27587

2nd Annual Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler

It’s a Mardi Gras soiree! Gather for a seafood boil, gumbo & more from PoshNosh Catering and sip Hummingbird’s cocktails! Cash bar. $25 (includes Seafood Boil & Nawlin’s cuisine); Sunday, 2p m; 1053 East Whitaker Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604

Free Wine Tasting

If you haven’t checked out Short Walk Wines, now is the perfect time!Head to this adorable, friendly wine shop for their free tasting! Quick, casual, & fun! No reservations needed, just stop in! Saturday, 3-5 pm; 123 E Martin St, Raleigh, NC

Smart Start 25th Anniversary Gala with Dolly Parton

Join at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh for an evening of play, entertainment, and the honoring of Smart Start’s 25 years of work to build strong and vibrant children, families, and communities in North Carolina. Dolly Parton will be joining in for a special presentation and performance to celebrate the statewide expansion of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library! Smart Start staff, partners, and supporters from across the state will enjoy entertainment by the Bull City Syndicate and Imagine Circus, the presentation of awards honoring special guests, a raffle, and more! The evening is black-tie optional, with food and drink included with your ticket purchase. Saturday, 7 – 11 pm; 201 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Stand Up Science with Shane Mauss

The night will feature sets from Shane and another comedian plus two local academics at the top of their fields for a show that’s equal parts haha and aha! Veteran comedian Shane Mauss has brought his unique blend of absurdist humor and storytelling to cities all over the world and he has appeared on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central, Showtime, BBC, Epix and more. As the creator and host of the popular podcast Here We Are, every week Shane entertains 50k listeners with his interviews with the world’s leading academic experts about our most fascinating traits, behaviors and finding the funny in the innermost workings of life. His previous hit live show, A Good Trip, earned Shane a large following and high praise for its balance of comedy and insight into the world of psychedelics. Shane’s documentary, “Psychonautics”, a comic’s exploration of psychedelics is out March 5. $15-$18; Sunday; 14 West Martin St, Raleigh 27601

Durham Bulls Fan Fest

The Durham Bulls will host their 2019 Fan Fest at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The event provides you a chance to take batting practice on the field, purchase single-game tickets for the 2019 season and take photos with the Governors’ Cup trophy. The event will feature a free raffle for all fans in attendance, with a grand prize consisting of a free night in the Bulls Team Suite at Durham Bulls Athletic Park for the winner and a group of 20 friends. Following the game the group will partake in a private batting practice event on the field of the DBAP. Each fan in attendance will be given a raffle ticket upon arrival, and fans can earn more tickets throughout the event in a number of different ways, such as purchasing individual game tickets and packages, retail purchases and signing up for various promotions. In an effort to increase fan safety, two batting practices will be held at the event. 13 and older will be able to hit the ball from 5 – 6 pm, and all fans 12 and under can take batting practice from 6 – 7 pm. The team’s ticket representatives will be available to showcase available 919 Club member seating locations, and the Ticket Office will be open as well to provide fans an opportunity to purchase tickets to games such as Opening Night, Star Wars Night, Lollygagger Night and more. Fans who purchase 919 Club memberships at the event will have the opportunity to set off the ‘Home Run Whistle’ along with the famed ‘Hit Bull Win Steak’ sign. 919 Club members in attendance will be able to pick up their membership packages in the PNC Triangle Club. In addition to 919 Club packages and single-game tickets, a special Fan Fest Pack will be available only on March 2. The three-game ticket deal offers fans tickets to Opening Night, Father’s Day and Labor Day for a total of $33. Other events/offers scheduled for Fan Fest includes 50% off at select merchandise at The Ballpark Corner Store; local food trucks (Chirba Chirba, Belgian Waffle Crafters and The Cow and The Oak) will be in attendance; tours of the area inside the Blue Monster (left field wall); special preview tasting of select new concessions items for the 2019 season; face painting will be available, and a balloon artist and Animal Protection Society of Durham will be in attendance. National Anthem auditions will also take place at the DBAP the afternoon of March 2 from 3 – 4 pm for people wishing to perform the Star Spangled Banner at a Bulls game in 2019. Saturday, 5 – 7 pm; 409 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

By Whitney

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