Raleigh, N.C. — Beat work week boredom with these fun events.
The Durham Bulls host their home opener tonight at 6 p.m. against the Charlotte Knights. There will be pre-game blues music and post-game fireworks.
The Cooking for a Classic championship, which was rescheduled after a competing chef got the flu on its original date, is tonight at 6:30 p.m. at 1705 Prime in Raleigh. Attendees can vote on their favorite meals while enjoying six courses paired with drinks. All proceeds benefit the Lucy Daniels Center.
The Durham Hotel is partnering with Morehead Planetarium to present an evening of guided constellation tours, science exhibits, music and cocktail specials between 8 and 11 p.m. The event will repeat on April 17 and April 24.
Gogol Bordello is an American Gypsy punk band from the Lower East Side of Manhattan. See them perform at Cat's Cradle at 8 p.m.
Or, you can see Negură Bunget, a black metal band from Romania, at Kings in downtown Raleigh at 9 p.m.
The Rickhouse will host Sustenance for the Resistance, an evening of food and drink from more than 20 North Carolina restaurants, cellars, breweries, cocktail bars and more, from 7 to 10 p.m. Ticket holders can opt for a VIP hour and tasting preview starting at 6 p.m.
Enjoy a night of metal music starting at The Ritz at 7 p.m. The evening features Anthrax, Killswitch Engage and The Devil Wears Prada.
At 7 p.m., get a dose of beer and history -- historian David Tingen will shed light on pre-Prohibition North Carolina brewer and bottler history at NC Brewers & Bottlers 1774-1908, a one-hour talk and Q&A session at Big Boss Brewing.
My Fair Lady, presented by the PlayMakers Repertory Company, starts at 7:30 p.m. in Chapel Hill. Cheer Eliza on as she grabs her chance for reinvention, breaking barriers and changing the lives of Henry Higgins and everyone she meets along the way. Tickets are $15.
Known to some as the greatest rock opera ever created, Jesus Christ Superstar has enthralled audiences since its historic Broadway opening in 1971. See it at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts tonight through Sunday.
At 6 p.m., The Fearrington House Restaurant in Pittsboro will host a wine dinner featuring Mark Vlossak of Oregon's Willamette Valley. $125 tickets include wine and a seven-course dinner.
Blackfinn, a restaurant at Park West Village in Morrisville, will host a monthly wine sampling and pairing event tonight just for spring. Sangria & Sweets starts at 6 p.m., featuring samples of housemade peach cabernet and white cranberry sangrias.
Tonight is Game Night at the Durham Bulls Stadium, which means fans can purchase a $20 ticket for the 7 p.m. game against the Charlotte Knights that includes a seat, two drink vouchers and access to classic board games at the ballpark in a private setting.
Multiple artists will perform at Spring Madness, a show featuring Zensofly, Johnny Alexander and other artists that starts at the Lincoln Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $10.
At 8 p.m., try the free Brain vs. Liver Pub Trivia at Tir na Nog, which features comedy, game-show-style trivia and more.
Enjoy a performance by Broadway performer Lauren Kennedy, refreshments, information on how to keep your voice healthy and Vocal Health Fair exhibits at the Cary Arts Center between 7 and 10 p.m. in celebration of World Voice Day.
Visit Artspace in downtown Raleigh from 7 to 9 p.m. for Art Happy Hour. You'll enjoy wine and finger foods while learning about form and mass as you create figurative sculptures with well-known artist Paris Alexander. Tickets are $35.
You can see Adam Sandler perform with David Spade, Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider at 7:30 p.m. at DPAC during their “Here Comes the Funny Tour."
Tab-One, Sinopsis, Mosca Flux, Lazarus, Venomiss and Ghost Dog will be performing live at The Pour House Music Hall as part of Local Band Local Beer night. Tickets are $5 at the door.
An All American Tattoo Convention kicks off in Fayetteville at the Crown Expo Center at 4 p.m. today and continues all weekend. The goal of this unique, family-friendly convention is to give some of the best tattoo artists the opportunity to showcase their talents in the setting of Fort Bragg. There will be vendors, artists and performers including the Veteran Parachute Team, the Half Pint Brawlers and Fayetteville's Rogue Rollergirls.
You can see Dark Star Orchestra, a Grateful Dead cover band, at The Ritz at 8 p.m.
Stomp Hate Weekend is a three-day event that starts at Motorco today. Proceeds from the event, which features numerous concerts each day, will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union. Tickets are $15 for a single day pass and $20 for an all-weekend pass.
Sit back, relax, sip from wine and hear live music from Andrew Kasab until 10 p.m. at Chatham Hill Winery in Cary.
Tea Cup Gin will be performing live and unplugged at the North Carolina Museum of Art tonight as the perfect way to start your weekend. You can share small plates with friends, wander the galleries and relax with a glass of wine while you listen.
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