Raleigh, N.C. — Our fun picks will help you get through the work week.
If you need an excuse to go out on a Monday, here are two fun options.
The King's bowling alley at North Hills hosts a Trivia Night each Monday. The fun starts at 7 p.m., but get there earlier to bowl, hang out or eat dinner.
Then, meet up with local bluegrass enthusiasts at the PineCone Bluegrass Jam in downtown Raleigh's Busy Bee Cafe. You can play along or just listen.
Enjoy wine tastings, deals and more at Wine Authorities from 5 to 7 p.m. Tasty Tuesdays repeats each week.
Then it's Open Mic Night at Goodnights. Admission is free if you eat dinner in the Factory prior to the show.
Grab your best friends and get in another dose of Team Trivia at Raleigh Brewing Company at 8 p.m. Prizes are awarded to first, second and third place winners.
Cupcakes and Wine - need we say more? This distinct pairing at the Triangle Seafood Restaurant & Market features four courses of scratch-made cupcakes each accompanied by a matching wine. Strawberry Moscato cupcake with cupcake Prosecco? Yes please.
Pick up some groceries for the week or enjoy a fresh, local lunch at the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in City Plaza.
Who doesn't love Back to the Future? See this favorite film outdoors at the Garner Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Admission is free, and pizza and beer vendors will be on site.
Enjoy food trucks, beer vendors, artists and three live bands this week at Pickin' in the Plaza in downtown Raleigh. Admission is free, and events run from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Triangle Seafood Market will host a four-course beer social and tapas-style pairing to welcome Clouds Brewing from Raleigh to Brightleaf Square in Durham.
The event starts at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are $65 each.
The free Back Porch Music on the Lawn series continues in downtown Durham with The Gibson Brothers. Music starts at 6 p.m.
Shoppers, listen up! The Boutique Blowout at 215 Wolfe Street in Raleigh features a variety of local shops selling their goods at reduced rates. Stop by from 4 to 9 p.m.
Join a night of jungle fun as Cirque de Vol provides the public with a sneak peek at some of the acts they will perform at circusSPARK this September. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Watch Ferris Bueller's Day Off under the stars at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Tickets are only $6, and the show starts at 8:30 p.m.
Raleigh Little Theatre presents Memphis, a musical filled with "explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and love." See it at 8 p.m.
Get more picks for this month on our best bets calendar, and check back on Thursday for our official picks for the weekend.