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
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
10
Sat
Movie By Moonlight at Dix Park – Spaceballs @ Dorothea Dix Park Flowers Field
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Movie By Moonlight at Dix Park - Spaceballs @ Dorothea Dix Park Flowers Field | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

The City of Raleigh and Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh are pleased to be partnering to continue the successful Movies by Moonlight series at Dorothea Dix Park.

Spaceballs is rated PG, but does include profanity.

454 Grill Food Truck and Mr. Softee ice cream food truck will be joining us for the movie!

Mar
11
Sun
Dragons Love Tacos @ NCSU Stewart Theatre
Mar 11 @ 3:00 pm
Dragons Love Tacos @ NCSU Stewart Theatre | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Dragons love all sorts of tacos—except spicy ones! When a boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party, red-hot trouble ensues. In their newest musical revue, Theatreworks USA rocks out with a rollicking interpretation of Dragons Love Tacos and four other beloved children’s books: Interrupting ChickenThe Dot, Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Days.

Mar
13
Tue
City of Raleigh Museum Storytime Tuesday @ City of Raleigh Museum
Mar 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
City of Raleigh Museum Storytime Tuesday @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

the City of Raleigh Museum will host its monthly storytime from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month.

The free program features Sammy the Squirrel, the museum’s mascot, along with a new monthly themes, stories, museum exploration and a project for the kids.

Mar
17
Sat
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival @ Downtown Raleigh
Mar 17 @ 8:53 pm
Apr
6
Fri
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
Apr 6 @ 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.

 

Apr
10
Tue
City of Raleigh Museum Storytime Tuesday @ City of Raleigh Museum
Apr 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
City of Raleigh Museum Storytime Tuesday @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

the City of Raleigh Museum will host its monthly storytime from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month.

The free program features Sammy the Squirrel, the museum’s mascot, along with a new monthly themes, stories, museum exploration and a project for the kids.

Apr
12
Thu
A Burden Too Great to Bear: Dorothea Dix Hospital and the Civil War @ Harvey Hill at Dorothea Dix Park
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A Burden Too Great to Bear: Dorothea Dix Hospital and the Civil War @ Harvey Hill at Dorothea Dix Park | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Dorothea Dix Hospital, formerly known as the North Carolina Insane Asylum, opened only five years before the start of the American Civil War. The bloody conflict left an indelible mark on the hospital for the next half century.

Join COR Museum Director Ernest Dollar as he explores the occupation of the hospital grounds by Union soldiers in 1865 and the war’s legacy in those who sought treatment for the deep trauma it caused. Using letters, diaries and patient records, Dollar brings to life those who found the Civil War’s carnage a burden too great to bear.

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.