23 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week

Through 1/22
A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from The Phillips Collection

ICYMI, find 50 paintings by renowned artists including Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Paul Cézanne at the NCMA. Let’s get arted! ncartmuseum.org

LGBTQ+ Speed Dating

Ready to get intoxi-gay-ted on love? Head over to Green Monkey for a small and intimate speed dating sesh. Bonus: Tix include a free drink to wash away those first date jitters. greenmonkeyraleigh.com

An Evening With NiiTO

Catch infectious grooves via this unique band that blends influences from a variety of genres, including R&B, soul pop, funk and jazz, at Transfer Co. transfercofoodhall.com

9th Wonder & The Musalini 

Ever heard of the ninth Wonder of the World? … Look no further than this NC Grammy-winning producer and a rapper rising in stardom. Time to vibe (!). transfercofoodhall.com

Alternative Beverage Party

Still going dry this January? Sip in solidarity via this State of Beer soiree touting an extensive alternate cocktail menu featuring selects from a slew of local spots. Cheers! trophybrewing.com

Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo

Grab the bull by the horns and watch as risk-takers participate in entertaining events like bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing and more. May the toughest guy (or bull!) win! worldstoughestrodeo.com

Cuya Opening Celebration

It’s time to vibe! Cortez’s sister cocktail bar and music garden Cuya (located in the space directly above the restaurant) is hosting its official opening celebration, complete with DJs performing at both spots—and plenty o’ cocktails, natch. @cuyaraleigh

Lunar New Year Celebration

Is it really Lunar Year without all the delicious food?! Chow down on cuisine from a host of local food trucks—think Korean corn dogs, spring rolls, traditional Filipino food and more. Talk about a nom, nom new year. @durhamfruit

NC State v. Chapel Hill Basketball

“We’re the red and white from State and we know we are the best…” And we have full confidence the Wolfpack can defeat the Tar Heels. #GTH! gopack.com

Winter Fungi Forage

Calling all fun-guys and gals! Join seasoned forager and gardener Daniel Woody’s foray into the forest to spot culinary winter fungi and vegetation throughout the area around Falls Lake. We promise you won’t be spored. p1experiences.com

Yoga at Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

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

Shen Yun Performing Arts

Transport yourself to ancient China and experience its lost culture of art and dance through this breathtaking performance bringing old legends to life with costumes, scenery and sound. dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

A Steady Rain

Snag your tickets to see this chilling, powerful play that’ll have you engrossed from the first act. honestpinttheatre.org

Dinner to Benefit Now Serving

Now serving up dinner are PoshNosh Catering’s Colleen Speaks and Cheeni Indian Food Emporium’s Preeti Waas, who have teamed up for this delectable meal benefitting Now Serving. With a menu of oysters, duck, whole fish and more, contributing to charity never tasted so good. nowservingnc.org

Jazz Brunch With Peter Lamb & The Wolves

Taste a sample of musical selections—from Russian folk songs to the Super Mario Brothers theme (!) to original music and classics with a twist—while noshing at Transfer Co. vendors. Trust us, it’s the smorgasbord of sounds—in the best way. transfercofoodhall.com

Locals Seafood Oyster Roast

Aw, shucks! Locals Seafood is bringing his first oyster roast of the season to Longleaf Hotel. … And get ready to get your hands dirty, as you’ll be shucking your own supper (!). Can we get a shell yeah?! localsseafood.com

Lunar New Year Celebration

Ring in the Lunar New Year with some fam-friendly fun via games, crafts, seeing the famous Lion Dance, and other performances from Raleigh locals. To boot, the Bulkogi food truck will be on site to satiate hungry bellies. raleighnc.gov

Reading Country: Music and Prose

Listen in as Dr. Francesca Royster chats up her new novel, Black Country Music: Listening for Revolutions digging into Black musicians’ role in country music. ncmuseumofhistory.org

Live Violin Yoga

Bend and bow? Join Dose Yoga for this uber-relaxing class in which a live violinist serenades you as you’re guided through long slow stretches, guided meditation and restoration. Keep calm and om on! doseyogaraleigh.com

Product Photography Class

Ready to shoot your shot? Learn how to click the shutter for professional product pics from one of the best photographers in town. Get the picture? cheeniraleigh.com

Triangle Restaurant Week

Tempt those taste buds via a smattering of tastes from all around the Triangle during this weeklong event spotlighting delish restaurants in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and beyond—and at an affordable prix fixe price no less! trirestaurantweek.com

Top Chef Dinner

Ready to dine among the stars? Relish in a five-course dinner created by celeb chefs like Raleigh’s own Katsuji Tanabe, Brittanny Anderson and Brother Luck of Bravo TV’s Top Chef. averdecary.com

Quail Ridge Books

Book your spot to meet Mesha Maren, author of Perpetual West and an assistant professor at Duke (!) during her book tour for her new novel, which explores “perceptions of authenticity, queer identity, and our received wisdom about both the U.S. and Mexico.” Sounds like quite the page-turner! quailridgebooks.com

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