13 Things to Do in Raleigh—and Beyond—This Week, March 3–9


From bourbon tastings and beer release parties to Canes games and group fitness classes, there’s plenty of fun things to do in Raleigh this week!

Through 3/6
ACC Women’s Bball Tourney

Whether you’re hittin’ the road to G’boro or glued to the tele, court is officially in session. #WPN! theacc.com

3/3
Guided Bourbon Tasting

Get in the spirit with Dram and Draught co-owner Drew Schenck and Old Nick Williams expert Zeb Williams for an exclusive guided bourbon tasting at the Durham location—because we all know bourbon is the (whis)key to happiness. dramanddraught.com

3/4
First Friday

Spring is near… let’s p(art)y! Get your art fix with this month’s installment of First Friday with a host of events and exhibits in DTR. downtownraleigh.org

3/4
Hurricanes vs. Penguins

Go Pens go… back to Pitt with an L. nhl.com

3/4–6
Sanctuary Road

While Harriet Tubman may be the Underground Railroad’s best-known conductor, this new Pulitzer Prize-winning piece (s/o composer Paul Moravec) highlights abolitionist and conductor William Still’s efforts to free nearly 800 enslaved African Americans pre-Civil War—and gives voice to the passengers who embarked on that harrowing journey to freedom. ncopera.org

3/5
Ephrat Asherie Dance

Witness Asherie’s mesmerizing blend of club dances—breaking, hip-hop, house and vogue—together with the romantic Afro-Brazilian music of composer Ernesto Nazareth via NC State LIVE’s popular spring program, open to the public. You belong here. live.arts.ncsu.edu

3/5, monthly
Pup Up Market

Food, Fido and friends… aka the recipe to a perfect Saturday. Join The MAKRS Society during its new monthly Pup Up Market at the Golden Campus, with 40-plus local artists, food and beverage trucks, and dog adoptions. Don’t forget to bring your own furry friend too! themakrssociety.com

3/5
Raleigh Brewing 9th Anniversary Party

We’re on cloud nine because Raleigh Brewing Company is celebrating its 9th birthday! Beer will be a-flowing (including four new rare beer releases!), while food trucks like Pork in the Road and Drunken Noodles serve up the snacks and local bands provide the jams for what’s sure to be a hoppy time. raleighbrewing.com

3/5, weekly
Winter Market

The Midtown Farmers’ Market winter edition features seasonal produce (think kale, broccoli, sweet potatoes, etc.), proteins and local food vendors. Who needs the grocery store?! visitnorthhills.com

3/6
Boxcar Dog Beer Release Party

Get ready for a pawsome night full of puppy kisses from adoptable dogs and the release of Boxcar’s new Dog Beer (because if you need a drink, you can bet your pup does too!). theboxcarbar.com

3/6
The Ugly Duckling

With electroluminescent puppetry, poignant storytelling and the creative use of music from classical to pop, this production by Lightwire Theater (America’s Got Talent semi-finalists) brings this classic tale into a new brilliant light via NC State LIVE’s Kidstuff Series, open to the public. live.arts.ncsu.edu

3/8
International Women’s Day Class

“Here’s to strong women…” Celebrate International Women’s Day with a women’s workout led by Shred415 on The Dillon’s rooftop, followed by a happy hour. #GirlPower! shred415.com

3/8–12
ACC Men’s Basketball Tourney

It may be in Manhattan, but all eyes in Raleigh’ll be peeled to the screen to see if swishes really do come true. theacc.com





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