Jan
20
Sat
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Pop-Up Raleigh is downtown Raleigh’s original monthly vintage market. We offer vintage collectors and art lovers a place to shop and sip at Trophy Brewing & Taproom on Maywood Avenue. This beautiful building, near the NC State Farmer’s Market, has both indoor and outdoor spaces for tents, dress racks, tables and bins of unusual finds. Hungry? Our fabulous hosting partner, Trophy, will curate a wonderful parade of food trucks for each market, complimented by their tasty signature beers.

Jan
23
Tue
Open Mic at Goodnights @ Goodnights Comedy Club
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm
Open Mic at Goodnights @ Goodnights Comedy Club | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

See 20+ of the best local comedians Raleigh has to offer!

Jan
27
Sat
NC Museum of Natural Sciences: Astronomy Days @ North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
NC Museum of Natural Sciences: Astronomy Days @ North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences  | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

From telescope crafts to solar observing, special presentations to rocket launches, space enthusiasts of all ages will be educated and entertained when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts Astronomy Days. Special guest NASA Astronaut Lee Morin visits this year to discuss his work on the International Space Station as part of this year’s event theme: Space Telescopes and Missions.

During the STS-110 Space Shuttle mission in 2002, Capt. Lee Morin participated in two space walks to install the S-Zero Truss on the International Space Station; this was the first time the station’s robotic arm was used for spacewalking (and the first time that a crew’s spacewalks were based from the station’s Quest Airlock). He will recount highlights of this mission during his presentation — “Transforming Fantasy: Building a Space Station” — together with an overview of his work on the Orion Program, America’s new multipurpose spacecraft for manned deep-space exploration. Morin’s presentations take place on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and again Sunday at 2 p.m.

Additional presenters include Dr. Murthy Gudipati, Project Scientist on the Rosetta Mission to comet 67P and the Europa Clipper mission to (you guessed it) Jupiter’s moon Europa. Gudipati will discuss the exciting science and potential public impact surrounding these missions. Dr. Klaus Pontoppidan, Deputy Project Scientist on the James Webb Space Telescope, will talk about the science and technology goals of JWST, NASA’s premier observatory over the next decade. And Museum astronomers will discuss their current research in “Using the Keck Telescope to Study Young Stars” (Dr. Rachel Smith), and the amazing interstellar mission, Voyager, in “Voyager’s Trek to the Stars” (Dr. Patrick Treuthardt) during their presentations on Saturday.

New this year you can also discover the wonders of deep space as you learn about different telescopes, from Hubble to the new James Webb Space Telescope. You can even create and take home your very own mini Hubble! See what it is like to be on the surface of Mars with the Curiosity rover in our Virtual Reality experience. Or discover the unknown universe along with PhD Comics creator Jorge Cham and physics professor Daniel Whiteson.

Additionally, aspiring rocketeers can gaze at the 40-foot working models of the Tripoli Rocketry Association. Sun worshipers can peer at the Sun (safely) through solar telescopes provided by the Raleigh Astronomy Club. All visitors can make and blast off their own bottle rocket on the Museum plaza, find out how much they weigh on different moons and planets, or meet live animals of the constellations (like the bearded dragon, which represents the constellation Draco). There will also be themed face painting (small fee) plus a visit from representatives of NASA’s Langley Research Center.

Astronomy Days is presented in collaboration with the Raleigh Astronomy Club and with additional support from NC Space Grant. Astronomy Days exhibitors include NC State University, Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI), CHAOS (Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society), Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, and SAS Curriculum Pathways.

Jan
28
Sun
NC Museum of Natural Sciences: Astronomy Days @ North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NC Museum of Natural Sciences: Astronomy Days @ North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences  | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

From telescope crafts to solar observing, special presentations to rocket launches, space enthusiasts of all ages will be educated and entertained when the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts Astronomy Days. Special guest NASA Astronaut Lee Morin visits this year to discuss his work on the International Space Station as part of this year’s event theme: Space Telescopes and Missions.

During the STS-110 Space Shuttle mission in 2002, Capt. Lee Morin participated in two space walks to install the S-Zero Truss on the International Space Station; this was the first time the station’s robotic arm was used for spacewalking (and the first time that a crew’s spacewalks were based from the station’s Quest Airlock). He will recount highlights of this mission during his presentation — “Transforming Fantasy: Building a Space Station” — together with an overview of his work on the Orion Program, America’s new multipurpose spacecraft for manned deep-space exploration. Morin’s presentations take place on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and again Sunday at 2 p.m.

Additional presenters include Dr. Murthy Gudipati, Project Scientist on the Rosetta Mission to comet 67P and the Europa Clipper mission to (you guessed it) Jupiter’s moon Europa. Gudipati will discuss the exciting science and potential public impact surrounding these missions. Dr. Klaus Pontoppidan, Deputy Project Scientist on the James Webb Space Telescope, will talk about the science and technology goals of JWST, NASA’s premier observatory over the next decade. And Museum astronomers will discuss their current research in “Using the Keck Telescope to Study Young Stars” (Dr. Rachel Smith), and the amazing interstellar mission, Voyager, in “Voyager’s Trek to the Stars” (Dr. Patrick Treuthardt) during their presentations on Saturday.

New this year you can also discover the wonders of deep space as you learn about different telescopes, from Hubble to the new James Webb Space Telescope. You can even create and take home your very own mini Hubble! See what it is like to be on the surface of Mars with the Curiosity rover in our Virtual Reality experience. Or discover the unknown universe along with PhD Comics creator Jorge Cham and physics professor Daniel Whiteson.

Additionally, aspiring rocketeers can gaze at the 40-foot working models of the Tripoli Rocketry Association. Sun worshipers can peer at the Sun (safely) through solar telescopes provided by the Raleigh Astronomy Club. All visitors can make and blast off their own bottle rocket on the Museum plaza, find out how much they weigh on different moons and planets, or meet live animals of the constellations (like the bearded dragon, which represents the constellation Draco). There will also be themed face painting (small fee) plus a visit from representatives of NASA’s Langley Research Center.

Astronomy Days is presented in collaboration with the Raleigh Astronomy Club and with additional support from NC Space Grant. Astronomy Days exhibitors include NC State University, Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI), CHAOS (Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society), Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, and SAS Curriculum Pathways.

Jan
30
Tue
Open Mic at Goodnights @ Goodnights Comedy Club
Jan 30 @ 8:00 pm
Open Mic at Goodnights @ Goodnights Comedy Club | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

See 20+ of the best local comedians Raleigh has to offer!

Feb
2
Fri
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown’s cutting edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome thousands of art-seeking enthusiasts downtown.

 

Feb
17
Sat
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Pop-Up Raleigh is downtown Raleigh’s original monthly vintage market. We offer vintage collectors and art lovers a place to shop and sip at Trophy Brewing & Taproom on Maywood Avenue. This beautiful building, near the NC State Farmer’s Market, has both indoor and outdoor spaces for tents, dress racks, tables and bins of unusual finds. Hungry? Our fabulous hosting partner, Trophy, will curate a wonderful parade of food trucks for each market, complimented by their tasty signature beers.

Feb
20
Tue
Raiders of the Lost Arcade @ D. H. Hill Library Fishbowl Forum
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Raiders of the Lost Arcade @ D. H. Hill Library Fishbowl Forum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Join NCSU Libraries for the second Raiders of the Lost Arcade inclusive gaming event to play a curated selection of games for platforms including Steam, Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Explore different ways that video games can illustrate diverse narratives, aspirations, and life experiences.  Play some of the newest games in the collection, including Papo & Yo, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, and Never Alone (Kisima Inŋitchuŋa).  Each of these games includes social justice or queer perspectives in their storylines, while offering a compelling and immersive gameplay experience. The event will draw on the narratives of these games to talk about diverse representation, including resisting character tropes and stereotypes about the gaming community.

Participants will be invited to rotate through gaming stations and to explore how NCSU Libraries’ resources can support leisure gaming, video game design, and promote critical discourse for members of the gaming community.  Gamers of all interests and skill levels are encouraged to join in the fun!

Mar
2
Fri
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown’s cutting edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome thousands of art-seeking enthusiasts downtown.

 

Mar
9
Fri
21Marbles @ Marbles Kid's Museum
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
21Marbles @ Marbles Kid's Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Play like a kid to support ALL kids! 

A 21+ event at Marbles.

  • Human Foosball
  • Hungry, Hungry Humans
  • Throwback Games
  • DIY Designs
  • Exclusive PLAY on the Marbles pirate ship, helicopter, basketball court and more!
Marbles Mystery Mayhem. Crack the case of the missing Moneypalooza money. Sleuths and spies are in for a surprise.