You know the drill—our complete guide to the best of January in and around Raleigh. Take your pick between can't-miss events, new places to explore and old favorites that are just too good to pass up this time of year! Don't just think about it, go do it!
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This chic new coffee shop is bringing craft coffee, a fully gluten-free menu and afternoon imbibing to the heart of Research Triangle Park.
Raleigh Improv is bringing some of the best comedians from around the country to the Triangle, along with a full food and bar menu for a guaranteed good time.
Transfer Co. will bring a bustling food hall to a once abandoned building five minutes from Fayetteville St. Expect it to be filled with local food vendors, plus space for you to sit and enjoy!
Heirloom Brewshop is soon to be your new favorite spot in Raleigh's Warehouse District for coffee, tea and more!
Ever wanted to perform an aerial act like the performers in the circus do? Try it out with an aerial, silks, trapeze, lyra or acro class at Cirque de Vol!
Whether music or visual art is more your thing, head to Imurj every Tuesday night to get your juices flowing. Jam out on instruments, or use the provided art supplies to create with others.
Kick off your New Year's resolutions with a group 5k first thing on January 1. You'll be rewarded with some post-run refreshments—and the feeling of starting your year off strong.
Watch Imurj's next gallery show come together before your very eyes. Artists will battle to create the coolest work with just an hour and a black marker—and you'll get to vote for the winner!
Get grungy with tributes to some of your favorite bands, like Foo Fighters, Green Day and Range Against the Machine.
It's worth the drive to celebrate three years of Oak City Brewing, complete with tons of beer, food trucks, live music and a giant bonfire to keep you warm on this winter afternoon.
Enjoy four nights of rocking out to live covers of all your favorite songs at this annual festival—all in the name of charity, of course.
Feel all cultured by donning your nicest cocktail attire and heading to this party where you can appreciate all that local artists have to offer.
Enormous flowers, luscious color, and desert landscapes. See this famous artists work and influence in new ways at this exhibit.
Run with your pups (or on your own) and get rewarded for your hard work with all the hot chocolate you can drink. All proceeds support the SPCA of Wake County!
Break the January chill (and your New Year's diet) with this massive lobster boil in the Raleigh Beer Garden heated tent. Featuring tons of lobster, scallops, easy-peel shrimp and New Belgium drafts.
From comet crafts to solar observing, lectures to rocket launches, space enthusiasts of all ages will learn something new about our massive universe at this free festival.
Snow or shine, you'll get to tube down a great snowy hill at the Bond Park Winter Wonderland. It's fun for the whole family, just make sure to register ahead of time!
Treat yo' self to a glass of champagne and a tasting of tons of fine chocolates—think of it as an early Valentines Day gift for YOU!
Enjoy the best of both worlds at this lavish dinner showcasing live high-end rustic wood fire cooking next to live wild game & sashimi carving stations—with craft cocktails and ice carving to boot!
Join in on this massive traditional Chinese celebration of the Lunar New Year! There will be performances, tons of authentic Asian cuisine and more opportunities to learn about and enjoy the culture.
Get a sneak peek at the wonderful African American plays and musicals that will hit the stages in 2019 with this incredible revue featuring eight local companies and endless talent.
This unique collection of photos from this avant-garde art school usually lives in Germany, but Raleigh is the first stop on its US tour! Escape the cold and dive into some thought-provoking images.
Sway away the night to your favorite modern hits sung with a throwback twist. Imagine a cross between "Now That's What I Call Music" and a jazzy speakeasy lounge, and you're getting the idea.
With 20 displays, each comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights, an evening stroll through the NC Chinese Lantern Festival in Cary might just blow your mind.
CAM Raleigh is offering up a Free Family Saturday event that comes with an indoor block party! Enjoy their epic half court inside while taking part in all the food, drinks, and art.
Taste your way around the Triangle with special 3-course lunch and dinner menus at the best of the best Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding area restaurants.
Nutrition can be overwhelming if you don't know where to begin. Instead of stressing yourself out over it let Chris Newport, nutritionist and head coach at The Endurance Edge, help you out.
Kick off Black History Month with a bang thanks to this annual event featuring more than 75 musicians, storytellers, dancers, chefs, historians, playwrights, authors, artists, reenactors, and more.
Can't get enough of your favorite brew? Sample some of the best coffee in town and celebrate all that we love about cafe culture in Raleigh at this festival.