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
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
8
Thu
Roundtable Discussion: Big Decisions That Shaped a City @ City of Raleigh Museum
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Roundtable Discussion: Big Decisions That Shaped a City @ City of Raleigh Museum  | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

The City of Raleigh Museum is proud to gather prominent members of our community in a special event featuring discussion of the key decisions that have helped make Raleigh what it is today. During the “Big Decisions Forum,” panelists will discuss “hot topics” such as the city’s creation as a planned community in 1792; the construction of major centers like Crabtree Valley, Cameron Village and North Hills; the merger of city and county schools and integration of the school system; and the Fayetteville Street renaissance. They’ll also talk about the “Big Decisions” we are grappling with today—including Dix Park, Union Station, the Wake Transit Plan—that will change the trajectory of the city in the future.

Complimentary beverages and snacks will be served.

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.
Apr
13
Fri
Leading with Landscape Conference @ NCSU James B. Hunt, Jr. Library
Apr 13 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Leading with Landscape Conference @ NCSU James B. Hunt, Jr. Library  | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

North Carolina’s Research Triangle—including Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill—is a rich tapestry of natural and cultural systems interwoven with campus landscapes (academic, corporate, and cultural), regional and urban parks, and residential communities that serve diverse populations.

To explore the choices that will shape the region’s future and to initiate and inspire broad community-based participation, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has curated a one-day summit that will draw attention to local and regional work representing the best planning and design initiatives that strike a balance with natural, historic, cultural, and ecological systems. The summit is supported by Premier Sponsors, Sasaki and the Dix Park Conservancy; and Event Partners, the City of Raleigh, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and North Carolina State University’s College of Design.

Introductory presentations will explore the regionally unique coupling of human and natural systems. A morning panel of international practitioners will then reveal how the area’s campus landscapes are serving as “incubators” for innovative planning and design solutions. The afternoon panel will showcase new projects that are re-evaluating the region’s monuments and memorials, as well as two revered public landscapes—Moore Square and Dix Park.  A moderated closing panel, featuring Raleigh’s former chief planner, a nationally prominent design critic, and a leading advocate for the region’s cultural landscapes, will discuss and assess the day’s proceedings.

 

Apr
17
Tue
State of Downtown Raleigh 2018 @ Raleigh Convention Center
Apr 17 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
State of Downtown Raleigh 2018 @ Raleigh Convention Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Each year, the Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) hosts the State Downtown to provide a comprehensive market analysis of Raleigh’s Central Business District (CBD) with the intention of informing and exploring new partnerships with the investor and real estate community. This is the premier event for developers, brokers, realtors, urban planners, and economic developers whose clients would benefit from learning more about Raleigh’s CBD.

Oct
4
Thu
Dorthea Dix Park – Public Community Meeting @ TBA
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dorthea Dix Park - Public Community Meeting @ TBA

Save the date for the fourth of five community meetings for the master plan process. Location TBA. See dortheadixpark.org for more details.