WHAT’S IT WORTH? The “Antiques Roadshow” will visit the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh on Tuesday, May 16 for an all-day appraisal event as part of the series’ 28th production tour. At each appraisal event, guests will receive free verbal evaluations of their antiques and collectibles by experts from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers. Each ticketed guest is invited to bring two items for appraisal. Register for the ticket entry drawing here.
TAP YOUR FEET. The Midtown Beach Music Series returns to Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park beginning in April for Thursday concerts, 6–9 p.m. The North Hills venue welcomes North Tower (April 20), The Catalinas (April 27) and Liquid Pleasure (May 4). The series runs through June 22.
MUSIC HISTORY. The Power of Women in Country Music continues at North Carolina Museum of History through Sunday, April 2. The exhibition, on loan from the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, explores the impact that women have made on the genre, highlighting performers such as Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Rosanne Cash, Shania Twain and Taylor Swift. Adult ticket prices have been reduced to $10.
OUT AND ABOUT. The Willard rooftop lounge in Raleigh will hold a Valentine’s Day-inspired Cocktails & Cuisine Class: Te Amo Tequila on Saturday, February 25, 2–3:30 p.m. Three tequila-based cocktails will be paired with two dishes from the kitchen.
NEW IN TOWN. Midwood Smokehouse has opened in Smoky Hollow, downtown Raleigh’s new mixed-use development (409 West Johnson Street). The location is the sixth in North Carolina for the all-wood barbecue restaurant. The menu emphasizes Texas-style barbecue, including prime beef brisket, Eastern North Carolina barbecue and Tex-Mex barbecue tacos. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, 11 a.m.–9 p.m. and offers takeout and catering.
PET ADOPTION. The Wake County Animal Center is reducing adoption fees for pets six months and older through Friday, February 17. The shelter is charging $25 for dogs and a name-your-price option for cats. The discounted adoption includes the spay/neuter surgery, microchipping and updating required vaccinations. Donations to the Animal Center are welcome.
FREE HOCKEY FUN. Carolina Hurricanes Fan Fest takes place in downtown Raleigh on Friday, February 17, 11 a.m.–9 p.m. The free event celebrates the organization’s 25 years in North Carolina and features Hurricanes alumni, street hockey and ice skating, as well as local vendors, food trucks, craft beer, live music, inflatables and more. The event will run on Fayetteville Street, from City Plaza to the State Capitol. The Hurricanes host the Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series against the Washington Capitals at Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday, February 18 at 8 p.m.
DOCUMENTARY SCREENING. The North Carolina Museum of History will host a screening of the new documentary “Unlocking the Doors of Opportunity: The Rosenwald Schools of North Carolina, on Thursday, February 16, 2023, 7–9 p.m. During the Jim Crow era, Rosenwald schools sought to address the disparity between Black and White students by building school houses for Black children. A panel discussion with the film’s producers follows the screening.
CHEERS. National Drink Wine Day is this Saturday, February 18, and Barcelona Wine Bar has the sips to help you celebrate. Known for its expansive Spanish wine program, the bar’s collection includes 400 wines by the bottle and 40 by the glass and spans more than 70 regions. Try a flight of Aperitivos, Bio-Curios (wines that use biodynamic farming practices) and Grenache.
EAT YOUR VEGGIES. Raleigh Parks is partnering with The Produce Project to provide pick-up locations for fresh produce at various community centers across the city. The Produce Project offers shares of fresh produce at a reduced cost. Customers place a $20 order for pickup from one of four locations. Buyers keep the produce they need and leave the rest to be donated locally.
FREE CAKE. Nothing Bundt Cakes in Raleigh (6643 Falls of Neuse Road) will give away 111 Oreo cookies & cream Bundtlets on Monday, March 6. The cakes will be distributed at the bakery at 1:11 p.m. in celebration of Oreo’s 111th birthday.
24 HOURS OF FUN. Oak City Group is hosting the Sunrise 2 Sunrise festival at Rockingham Speedway on Saturday, April 22, at noon. The event will include two music stages, hot air balloon rides, NASCAR rides and 24 hours of live music. Camping and parking is included with a general admission ticket for the 18-and-older event.
FUTURE FUN. Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh will host the Future Me Fair on Saturday, March 4, 1–4 p.m. The event features a playful, kid-size showcase of various trades and professions to help children imagine future pathways. The event is included with museum admission.
BOOK CHAT. Author and first lady of Iceland Eliza Reid will discuss her book, “Secrets of the Sprakkar: Iceland’s Extraordinary Women and How They Are Changing the World” at Jones Auditorium at Meredith College (3800 Hillsborough St., Raleigh) on Sunday, March 12 at 1 p.m. The event is a Page 158 Books Women’s History Month Author Event. Reid is active in promoting gender equality, entrepreneurship and innovation.