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
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
14
Sat
Live & Local Spring Fest
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Live & Local Spring Fest @ Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Live & Local Spring Fest is a free community festival presented by Artsplosure in partnership with Live It Up! Hillsborough Street. This spring celebration is your chance to join your community in celebrating the unique art, music, food and beer of North Carolina. Come out to Hillsborough Street on April 14th for an afternoon of performances on the Main Stage, a Kid’s Zone with performances and craft activities for the youngest members of our community, as well as a food truck rodeo and craft beers from our friends at Raleigh Brewing. See you there!

Apr
21
Sat
WakeUP & Explore 2018 City Livability Tour @ American Institute of Architects
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WakeUP & Explore 2018 City Livability Tour @ American Institute of Architects | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

The WakeUP & Explore 2018 City Livability Tour features the Peace Street, N. Person Street, and N. Blount Street area just north of downtown Raleigh. This historic area and budding business district is filled with beautiful parks, repurposed spaces and local businesses delivering unique products and services. From Food & Wine to Travel + Leisure to USA Today, this neighborhood is getting national attention – it’s time for you to come out and explore it, too!

May
23
Wed
Learn It Up! @ Comedyworx
May 23 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Learn It Up! @ Comedyworx | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Hillsborough Street Parking Study: Supply, Demand and Solutions

Learn It Up! Hillsborough Street is an education series presented by the board of Live It Up! Hillsborough Street. Each event highlights a different business theme relating to the growth and development of the district and feature guest speakers who are experts on the subject. The series is free and open to the public.

Sep
20
Thu
Love Local! Small Business Fair @ The Royal Banquet & Conference Center
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Love Local! Small Business Fair @ The Royal Banquet & Conference Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Come enjoy the first ever Love Local! Small Business Fair. This one-day event will showcase all the unique members of Shop Local Raleigh! Whether you are a business owner in need of professional services or a shopper who loves supporting local, this fair is for you. Come learn about your community and have fun in the process. Visit Shop Local Raleigh for details.

Nov
8
Thu
Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Come and enjoy Moonlight in the Garden this November with more lights and even more nights. Food trucks, live music, marshmallows and fire pits will be waiting for you as you experience the JC Raulston Arboretum after dark. Come and explore this nighttime wonder custom designed and installed by John Garner and his team at Southern Lights of Raleigh. Learn more and RSVP on Facebook for updates or buy tickets here.

Nov
9
Fri
Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Come and enjoy Moonlight in the Garden this November with more lights and even more nights. Food trucks, live music, marshmallows and fire pits will be waiting for you as you experience the JC Raulston Arboretum after dark. Come and explore this nighttime wonder custom designed and installed by John Garner and his team at Southern Lights of Raleigh. Learn more and RSVP on Facebook for updates or buy tickets here.

Nov
10
Sat
Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Moonlight in the Garden @ JC Raulston Arboretum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Come and enjoy Moonlight in the Garden this November with more lights and even more nights. Food trucks, live music, marshmallows and fire pits will be waiting for you as you experience the JC Raulston Arboretum after dark. Come and explore this nighttime wonder custom designed and installed by John Garner and his team at Southern Lights of Raleigh. Learn more and RSVP on Facebook for updates or buy tickets here.