Doughman, anime convention lead our weekend best betsFrom anime fans to an SNL alum taking the stage, we have a little something for everyone this weekend.
Downtown Nightlife Photos: May 20-26Browse Raleigh's downtown nightlife scene. Pics taken May 15-18, 2013, at Still Life, Oryx, Mosaic, Downtown Pub and Grill, Five Points, Myst, The Black Flower, Longbranch, Cornerstone Tavern, Myst, Havoc, Pantana Bob's, Rum Runners, 606, Napper Tandy's, Noir and around downtown. Photos courtesy of Carolinanightlife.com.
Live music this week in the TriangleHere are this week's picks for live music in the Triangle.
Heading to the beach this weekend? Our picksWRAL loves the beach. Check out some of our Five Favorite restaurants, beaches and more. And see the restaurant ratings for some of your favorite beach spots.
Hangover triology comes to an endThe Hangover III hits theaters Wednesday night.
The week ahead: Kenny Chesney, beer and burgersKenny Chesney at Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion in Raleigh leads our picks this week.
Best pet-friendly restaurantsWorld of Beer, Cafe Caturra, Boylan Brew Pub, Tyler's Taproom, Weathervane
Got To Be NC 2013The 2013 Got To Be NC Festival was May 17-19 at the State Fairgrounds. The festival celebrates NC agriculture with food events, rides, animal exhibits, live music and other attractions.
Artsplosure 2013Artsplosure, Raleigh's spring arts festival, kicked off Friday, May 17, 2013 and features music, food, an art market and crafts for kids. It's an annual downtown draw.
Center Stage concerts kick off in DurhamFormerly known as "On the Lawn," the first installment of the Center Stage Concert Series was held on Friday at Diamond View Park in Durham. Photos by Jim Green
Midtown Beach Music: May 16, 2013Fans enjoy the sounds of Liquid Pleasure during the Midtown Beach Music Series at North Hills in Raleigh on May 16, 2013.
Downtown Nightlife Photos: May 13-19Browse Raleigh and Chapel Hill's downtown nightlife scene. Pics taken May 5-11, 2013 at Still Life, The Longbranch, Southland Ballroom, The Black Flower, Downtown Pub & Grill, Havoc, Napper Tandy's, Myst, 606, Oryx, Cornerstone Tavern, Noir, Rum Runners, Dual, Solas, Glenwood Avenue, Top of the Hill, The Library, Fitzgerald's and around downtown. Photos courtesy of Carolinanightlife.com.
Ken Knox & Company perform as part of the Midtown Beach Music Series 2013 at North Hills.
Where Jazz comes to life... A new Thursday night Jazz series at American Tobacco!
Kenny Chesney is a contemporary country hunk whose hits include 'You Had Me From Hello,' 'Fall in Love,' 'When I Close My Eyes,' 'She's Got It All,' 'She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy,' among others.
Fridays on the Front Porch (FOFP) is a popular end-of-the-work-week celebration that takes place every Friday from 5 PM until 8 PM.
Artspace is excited to present our first-ever Artspace Pop-Up, which transforms an unused retail space in North Hills Mall into an interactive art studio.
The DoughMan is the world's premier quadrathlon: part triathlon (bike, run, swim/water event), part competitive eating event featuring Durham's unique restaurants and vendors.
This is a celebration of our local beer, wine, food, and farms all enhanced by superb music!! There is so much North Carolina has to offer in regards to our beers, wineries, sustainable farms, the restaurants that buy from our farms and of course the great music that helps that NC beer, wine and food go down so well!
The Midtown Raleigh Farmers Market is located on the Commons at North Hills. The market is open Saturdays, 8am to noon, from April to November, and fosters a community atmosphere and delivers fresh foods from producers to your table.
The Lollipops were born out of a very dark time in founder Iggy Cosky's life.
The Town of Cary and Triangle Wind Ensemble present 'An American Celebration,' featuring selections from the music of John Williams.
Finesse is an alumnus of 'Saturday Night Live.'
We'll have a blast welcoming back summer and celebrating the USA with Memorial Day play! Join us for a Star-Spangled Dance Party, Fireworks Painting, Rocket Science and more spring into summer fun.
Cameron Bar & Grill is excited to launch a new series of monthly beer dinners! This month we are hosting a one-night-only 5 course dinner featuring beers from Raleigh Brewing Company.
Join us for Trashy Trivia every Tuesday night (Adults only)!
The Durham Bulls are a Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
The 'Dinosaurs in Motion' sculptures take interaction to a whole new dimension, where visitors can actually manipulate the creatures with lever-and-pulley systems or remote controls.
Join us every Wednesday on the Promenade at Waverly Place in Cary for an exciting free family friendly concert series.
Join us for the tapping of Positive Contact, a fruit beer from Dogfish Head. This beer is brewed with organic apple cider, organic cilantro, and dried cayenne pepper.
Based out of Raleigh, NC, Suicide Blonde is comprised of "children of the 80s" who have united to bring back the spirit of this incredible decade.
Best pet-friendly restaurants
World of Beer, Cafe Caturra, Boylan Bridge Brewpub, Tylers Restaurant & Taproom - Durham, Weathervane, Henry's Gelato
Best Pubs for NC Craft Beer
Village Draft House, World of Beer, Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom - Raleigh, Brewmasters Bar & Grill, Tobacco Road Sports Cafe (Durham), Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom - Apex, Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom - Chapel Hill/Carrboro, Tylers Restaurant & Taproom - Durham, Tobacco Road Sports Cafe (Chapel Hill), Tobacco Road Sports Cafe (Raleigh)
Mother's Day gift ideas
Videri Chocolate Factory, State Farmers' Market, Tin Roof Teas, Sugarland - Raleigh, Sugarland - Chapel Hill, The Cupcake Shoppe Bakery , Daisy Cakes, The Cupcake Bar
Best Mexican restaurants
Gonza Tacos Y Tequila, Chubby's Tacos - Raleigh, Centro Mexican Restaurant, Jibarra, Dos Taquitos Xoco
Gonza Tacos Y Tequila, Chubby's Tacos - Raleigh, La Rancherita Mexican Restaurant, Flying Burrito, Armadillo Grill