Raleigh, N.C. — It is an exciting weekend in the Triangle. Watch some baristas battle it out in Durham or head to Raleigh and shuck some oysters.
Some of the toughest cowboys show off their skills at the PNC Arena in Raleigh on Friday night. The World's Toughest Rodeo features bull riding, barrel racing cowgirls and rodeo clowns. Tickets start at $18.
Kick off Triangle Restaurant Week a little early at Yelp’s Mad Science Mash-up at the N.C. Museum of Life and Science in Durham on Friday night. Try cocktails from TOPO Distillery beer from White Street Brewing Company, sweet treats from The Chocolate Boutique and food from the NOFO at the Pig, Another Broken Egg Café and more. Admission is free but a $5 donation is recommended to the museum. You must be 21 years or older to attend.
See local coffee baristas and brewers compete in the U.S. Coffee Championships this weekend in Durham. Battles start Friday and run through Sunday at The Cotton Club in Durham. Admission is free.
The Architect Bar and Social House in downtown Raleigh celebrates its second birthday Friday night with live music from New Sweat and $5 Jameson cocktails.
Over at Kings Barcade, local bands cover their favorite bands all in the name of charity during the The Great Cover Up this weekend. Shows are Thursday through Saturday and tickets are $8.
Live music, fresh seafood, local chefs and more highlight the NC Fresh Catch Winter Oyster Tour. The first of three stops of the tour hits Lincoln Theatre from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 the day of. The next two dates are Feb. 1 at Motorco in Durham and Feb. 15 at Cat's Cradle.
Earn a triple word score for families in need at this Sunday’s Charity SCRABBLE Tournament at Duke’s North Pavilion. It is $30 to compete and all proceeds go support families in the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. Winners get trophies and gift certificates. Last year’s event raised more than $5,300. Beginner gamers are welcome and all equipment will be provided.