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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. Saturday, 10:30 am-4:30 pm; 5 East Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601; 919.807.7900 2018 Chinese New Year Festival The Triangle North Carolina is invited to celebrate Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year! This festival has a...

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Monday: Triangle Restaurant Week This week-long celebration of culinary excellence! Triangle Restaurant Week has 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 28th; Various locations in Raleigh, Cary, Apex and Morrisville Tuesday: Tuesday Trivia Nickelpoint Brewing Company hosts a weekly trivia night...

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Raleigh Roasts The City of Raleigh Museum will be hosting Raleigh Roasts, an event that celebrates Raleigh’s café culture. We have invited local businesses into the museum from 9 am- noon to provide museum visitors with samples and sell their products. Visitors to museum can purchase a $5 wristband that will allow them to sample freely as well as receive a complimentary City of Raleigh Museum coffee mug. Confirmed vendors include Larry’s Coffee, Lucettegrace, Raleigh Coffee Company, Rise Biscuits Donuts...

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Durham Mardi Gras Kickoff Fundraiser Enjoy two bands to get you prepared for this year’s Durham Mardi Gras (8 pm: Bulltown Strutters, 9:30 pm: Mel Melton & Wicked Mojos). You can also expect beads and costumes encouraged! Saturday, 8-1 pm; 709 Washington St, Durham, NC 27701 Winter Food Truck Rodeo This is the original food truck rodeo of the Triangle! Enjoy chowing down from tucks like American Meltdown, MaMa Dukes, Pie Pushers, Porchetta, Chez Moi Bakery and OnlyBurger. Locally-brewed craft beer and a...

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Tuesday: Second Tuesday at Sono The Downtown Raleigh Alliance hosts the Second Tuesday Mixer, a free networking social for our community, on the second Tuesday of every month. Join local professionals from across the area for a networking and social event, 2nd Tuesdays. The event brings together people from across different professional industries to network, socialize, and experience great venues across downtown Raleigh. Admission to the event is free and newcomers are always welcome. Free; Tuesday, 5:30 – 7:30 pm; 319 Fayetteville St, #101, Raleigh, NC 27601; register...

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First Friday To kick off 2018, Downtown Raleigh Alliance has added new venues and specials. First Friday showcases the vibrant art and creative community in downtown Raleigh on the first Friday of every month. The event features a variety of local art galleries and studios, museums and exhibitors that stay open late, put on special events and often offer refreshments. Retailers and restaurants participate by showcasing art, music or offering a First Friday special. Participating venues are here. Pick up a printed...

New Year, New You!

New Year! New You! Come taste healthy recipes and hear from national speaker and personal trainer, Loretta Koeth, on how to make 2018 your best year ever! The New Year is a great time to put your health first. Learn how to have more energy, sleep better, get fit, lose body fat and still get to eat real food! Tickets are required: contact Julie Marshall: 919.649.3696 or jpjuliem@gmail.com. Tuesday, 6 pm; The Cary Theater, 122 E Chatham St, Cary, NC...

New Year’s Weekend

First Night Raleigh It’s the 27th Annual First Night Raleigh 2018! With nearly 100 performances in over 35 venues throughout downtown, First Night Raleigh is the way to ring in the New Year! Learn a new hobby for the New Year at the daytime DIY Festival from 2 – 6 pm at the NC Museums of History and Sciences. Bounce around music, theatre, and other performances after the Early Countdown at 7 pm. Ride the First Night Ferris Wheel and...

Christmas Weekend

Festivus Celebration Come celebrate with a storewide sale, a free (mini) cocktail classes throughout the day, with recipe card to take home, a wall to post and air your grievances (I think we all need this), and prize raffles! Saturday, 11 am-7 pm; 501 East Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601; 919.322.9714 Flemings Treat your loved ones to a pre-Christmas treat with Fleming’s Christmas Eve Holiday Brunch Menu. Guests will enjoy their choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert. Entrée selections include Fleming’s Signature Eggs...

Music Can Move almost Everyone. Will it Move You?

My friend, Brandon Arend is a 38 year old songwriter from a rising rock band that was diagnosed with an aggressive rare form of testicular cancer in June 2015. He fought It and won. He also wrote songs that were uplifting and inspirational, that saved his soul while he was sick. His body and mind were severely damaged from the treatments and it has taken two years of recovery to to have the emotional and physical strength to ask you to help raise money for the LiveStrong...