Raleigh, N.C. — With festivals, beer and bourbon dinners, dog-focused events and shows, this work week will feel nothing like a work week.
2000s Trivia – Break out your trucker hats and pull up your Myspace profile — Durty Bull Brewing will be quizzing you on everything between 2000 and 2009. There will be food, beer, prizes and a fun singing round.
Shape Up Chapel Hill – O2 Fitness is offering free outdoor group workouts throughout the month of May at the Wallace Parking Deck on Rosemary St.
Flash Chorus – Learn and sing Oasis’ “Wonderwall” and Haddaway’s “What is Love” with a live band at Motorco! This is a family-friendly event.
Wool E. Bull’s Birthday – Celebrate this great mascot’s birthday with a baseball game, $2 tacos, fireworks and more.
Blackberry Farm & Trophy Brewing Beer – Trophy Tap and Table is the setting for this beautiful five-course meal featuring special pairings from Blackberry Farm.
Triangle Rising Stars – This fun event at DPAC showcases talent from high school theater departments! Tickets are $10.
Ellie’s Have a Heart Fundraiser – Help sick animals at Lynnwood Brewing Concern. This event promotes awareness of heartworm illnesses in dogs and showcases some adoptable animals in need of forever homes.
Market on Market – This farmers market returns to downtown Raleigh from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can stop by for lunch or shopping!
Bark in the Park – One of the most beloved Durham Bulls events returns as spectators are allowed to bring their dogs to a designated area in the ballpark. Canine tickets are just $5 with all proceeds going to support animals in need.
Bourbon Dinner at Isaac Hunter’s Tavern – Enjoy four legendary bourbons and a buffet-style meal from Oak City Meatball Shoppe. Tickets are $35.
Carolina Ballet: Sleeping Beauty – With Tchaikovsky’s music performed live and choreography by Robert Weiss, this Sleeping Beauty will thrill young and old alike. See it at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium through May 20.
Liquid Pleasure – The band will play a free show at North Hills from 6 to 9 p.m.
Night Bright Community Festival: Underwater Love – Featuring digitally animated projections, this event is all about the mysterious creatures beneath the sea. Adults and kids will enjoy sea-themed art making, a local “bubbleologist,” giant jellyfish, music, food trucks and a beverage tent. Tickets are required but free.
Moogfest – The four-day festival of art, music, science and more kicks off today.
Big Bounce America – Adults and kids can enjoy 10,000 square feet of inflatable fun when America’s biggest bounce house comes to MAC Sports and Entertainment for three days. There will be a DJ at this event. Tickets are required.
Rob Lowe – Following his sold-out debut, Rob Lowe is taking his one man show, Stories I Only Tell My Friends, on a limited-run tour. See him tonight at DPAC.
Light the Woods With Sound – Local visual and neon artist Nate Scheafer created 384 neon light tubes which will hang in the trees of Dix Park this weekend and next. Connected to a theremin, an electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact, artists will perform songs and musical interpretations that will “Light The Woods with Sound.” Each night will feature different performers. This event is free, but registration is recommended.
Artsplosure – This free four-day arts festival kicks off today in downtown Raleigh’s City Plaza with food, beer, exhibits, shopping, activities for kids and more.
Got to Be NC Festival – A mini state fair, this three-day event features rides, contests, food and music at the Raleigh fairgrounds.