What's on Tap

What's on Tap

20 Triangle events to check out this week

Posted January 2
Updated January 3

The Bull City Food and Beer Experience also featured music by MIPSO. (Chris Baird / WRAL Contributor).

— The holidays are over, but there is still plenty of fun to be had in the Triangle.


The Raleigh Ice Rink in City Plaza is only open one more month! Experience skating outside in downtown Raleigh (for only $10) now through Jan. 29.

Try something new -- in this month-long weekly concert series at Kings, Dr. Eugene Chadbourne will lead a rotating cabinet of performers in this ever-changing program of protest music from many genres. Admission is $8, and the show starts at 8:30 p.m.


The Rolling Sculpture Art Deco Cars exhibit at the NCMA is open every day except Mondays through Jan. 15. Check it out while you can!

See the Landing, an indie rock band from Connecticut, at 10 p.m. at Kings. The cover is $7.

Support local artists and stop by the free Open Mic Night at Deep South starting at 7:30 p.m.

An American in Paris is the new Tony award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. See it all week at DPAC starting tonight.

An American in Paris

The Chinese Lantern Festival at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary is a must-see this holiday season. Stop by until Jan.15 to witness the breathtaking display of LED-lit lanterns featuring animals, architecture, whimsical designs, people, wildlife and more.

Chinese Lantern Festival


Open Mic Light at Deep South is a lighter version of Tuesday's event. Stop by at 8 p.m. to hear acoustic performers, duos, spoken word, comedy, pianists and more.

Wednesday nights are Trivia Nights at Tir na Nog, and this trivia night features comedy and a game show in addition to all the usual fun. There's no cost to participate. Trivia starts at 8 p.m.

Northgate Jams is a weekly jam session held every Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at the Durham mall. Bluegrass and country artists are welcome to join in, or just stop by to listen.

Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Mosaic Wine Lounge hosts Mosaic Wine Wednesdays. Attendees will enjoy a short wine class and tasting by a wine specialist along with a gourmet dinner buffet by Urbana catering, weekly guest DJs, live bands and more!

NC Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Festival


See comedian Taylor Williamson at Goodnights at 8 p.m. Tickets are $80.

The #NoCompromise Bill is a hip hop band that will play at Deep South at 8 p.m. along with several other artists. Check them out for $8.

Celebrate all that makes North Carolina great at the 2017 Rock the Ball concert featuring Chapel Hill-based Mipso, an indie-folk favorite. Tickets are $35 in advance with proceeds benefiting the Junior League of Raleigh’s community programs.

SMLH, Red Sea and Reynolds will perform at Chapel Hill's Nightlight Club at 9:30 p.m.


Ed Stephen and the Paco Band will be performing live at the North Carolina Museum of Art as the perfect start to your weekend. Share small plates with friends, wander the galleries and relax with a glass of wine while you enjoy the live music from local bands. Admission is free.

A fundraising concert featuring Curtis Eller, Massive Grass and Hank and Pattie & The Current will be held at Kings at 9 p.m. $10 tickets for the show, which was organized by friends, will help a local man who is recovering in the ICU after a serious car accident.

Classical music fans might enjoy the North Carolina Symphony's performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 at 8 p.m. at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

Enjoy a Clay Date Night from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Durham Arts Council Clay Studio. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with clay as the instructor introduces a variety of techniques. Each person will complete and paint a functional piece of pottery that will be glazed and fired by the instructor and available for pick up two weeks after the workshop.

Working with clay

Nantucket will be performing live with Monika Jaymes Band and The Commune featuring Tony Davis at the Lincoln Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $15.

Get more picks for this month on our best bets calendar, and check back on Thursday for our official picks for the weekend.


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