23 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, Feb. 2–8

Through 2/12
Artspace Winter Exhibits

Calling all culture vultures! View works from Taiwanese-American artist Jan-Ru Wan, quilts by artist Regina Jestrow, and biomorphic sculptures by artist Allan Rosenbaum via this DTR art center’s winter exhibits. artspacenc.org

Through 2/12
Mlima’s Tale

“There’s a ghost on the Ivory Highway.” … Grab a seat for this chilling drama—just don’t ignore the ghost of the elephant in the room. burningcoal.org

Brad Upton

Millennials, beware—Brad Upton might roast you. This funnyman with opinions went viral in 2018 for a video of him making fun of millennials… and his star has since risen. Be sure to catch him at Goodnights, but don’t let him catch you on your phone. goodnightscomedy.com

Triangle Wine & Food Experience

You’re the wine that I want—for 30 years! Sip back and relax at TWFE’s 30th edition to benefit the Frankie Lemmon School & Developmental Center. Pouring one on for charity? Twist our corks. trianglewinefood.org 

Grieg: Piano Concerto

For a night out that hits all the right notes, relish the tantalizing tunes of this Norwegian composer/pianist’s concerto—penned when he was only 24. dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

DC Curry

“Remember it, write it down, take a picture, I don’t give a…” Friday franchise fans—“It’s Mr. Nasty time” (aka Uncle Elry a la Next Friday, Friday After Next—NTM Def Comedy Jam, etc.). Catch him as he bends the boards at Goodnights for five can’t-miss funny nights. goodnightscomedy.com

Tony Rock

Chris Rock’s younger bro’s got jokes—and you best believe he had one about that slap, which he spoke out about in Raleigh (!) at the No Remorse Comedy Tour and, well, let’s just say “it’s on bro.” Cop a squat at Improv to see what this rising “Rock” star says next. improv.com

The Big Frosty 2023

There’s snow place like Raleigh Beer Garden’s Big Frosty beer festival! Sample 50 brews, ciders and ginger beers from over two dozen breweries as you jam out to live music during an event that’s sure to raise the bar. theraleighbeergarden.com

Glow for Love

Glow on, girl! Charles & Colvard is showing off its luxurious signature showroom—NTM offering exclusive discounts on fine jewelry (light bites, bubbles and bourbon will also be provided!). Bring your boo to clue him in on what to get you for Valentine’s Day. charlesandcolvard.com

Jigsaw Puzzle Mania Fundraiser

Feelin’ puzzled? Then come compete at this third annual jigsaw puzzle fundraiser benefiting women and girls through Soroptimist International of Raleigh programs. … It’s all about the big picture! soroptimistraleigh.org

Kay Yow Cancer Fund Celebration Run/Walk

Lace up those sneaks and take a stroll to fight against cancer at the 7th annual Kay Yow run/walk at NC State (appropriately falling on World Cancer Day). Walk this way… support.kayyow.com

Krispy Kreme Challenge

Doughnut stop… doughnut ever stop… finishing that 5-miler or cramming your face with a dozen hot-and-ready sweet treats for the 19th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge. Just try not to toss your, er, doughnuts. krispykremechallenge.com

NC State v. Georgia Tech

Yup—we’ll wreck ’em alright. gopack.com

Pop-Up Pints & Pups Market

Puppy fever is a thing. … Support local vendors—and possibly even take home a pup (!)—via this blended market hosted on Boxcar’s patio. Furry friends and local vendors? Name a better duo—we’ll wait. theboxcarbar.com

2/4, Saturdays
Winter Farmers Market

Who says you can’t purchase fresh produce during the winter? Find fruits and veggies, seafood, meats, and baked goods galore at this North Hills mini market. Stay fresh! visitnorthhills.com

Wine Certification Class

Hey, vino lovers! A grape way to cultivate your wine expertise is attending a wine class at Vitis House. You know what they say, when there’s a wine there’s a way! vitishouse.com

2/4 & 2/18
Yoga at Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Combine art and exercise via an immersive—and Zen—yoga practice with Van Gogh’s art work. Om—yes, please! feverup.com

Neptunes Comedy

Ready for loads of laughs? Find hosts Spencer Bland and Jordan Scott Huggins, and comedians Brandi Roberts, Devon Roberts and Justin Scranton stealing the show and sharing their sillies at Neptunes. Laugh on! @neptunescomedy

Pop-Up Skatepark

Let the good times roll via a day of skating around a setup of ramps, boxes and rails. All levels are welcome! Lace ’em up! skateraleigh.com

NC State v. Virginia Tech (Women’s)
Technically speaking, we think the Pack will be taking home the dub. gopack.com

2/7, ongoing
Bands at Brookside Bodega

Drink in cold brews and live jams from local artists via this recurring music event on Brookside Bodega’s patio. Feel the rhythm of the night… brooksidebodega.com 

Supper Club Chef Series

Join Vidrio Executive Chef Saif Rahman for a cooking lesson as he walks you through several dishes—think pan-seared chicken, curried sweet potatoes and Carolina gold rice—with proceeds benefiting the Ripe Revival mobile market program. How delish! riperevivalmarket.com


“Oh, baby, I got a show to do!” Go behind the scenes of the competitive entertainment industry and get inspired by a girl group who redefine the phenomenal dream during this award-winning NC Theatre rendition. dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

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