Events this week: Hops for Hope, Pancakes and Booze Art Show
Posted November 26, 2018 8:58 a.m. EST
Updated November 26, 2018 10:51 a.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — Beat those post-holiday blues with these fun work week events.
Open Mic Night (Ruby Deluxe, 415 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh) - Performances (starting at 8 a.m.) are open to music, poetry, prose, comedy and spoken word.
Trivia Vortex (Alamo Drafthouse, 2116-D New Bern Avenue, Raleigh) - Bring your best movie-loving friends and put your collective movie knowledge to the test as you answer questions that explore the full spectrum of cinema culture.
North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival (Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary) - Bundle up and take in the lights! The exhibition is up nightly (excluding Mondays) through Jan. 13.
Hamilton (DPAC, 123 Vivian Street, Durham) - The hit continues at DPAC through Dec. 2
Hops for Hope (Big Boss Brewing, 1249 Wicker Drive, Raleigh) - Enjoy music, a raffle, an art auction, local food trucks and craft beer. Admission is free but donations benefit Curamericas Global, a Raleigh-based nonprofit that provides lifesaving health services and education for mothers and children in impoverished communities around the world.
She Loves Me (Playmakers Repertory Company, 120 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill) - In this romantic musical comedy of mistaken identity, there is no love lost between Amalia and Georg, two perfume clerks who can't seem to find common ground--until they realize they are each other's anonymous pen pals.
Faithful Friends Holiday Tea (Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, 3001 Cameron Boulevard, Durham) - A wide selection of teas from The Republic of Tea will be available alongside a variety of finger sandwiches, homemade scones and handcrafted sweets.
Aaron Kamm and The One Drops w/ Groove Fetish (The Pour House, 224 S. Blount Street, Raleigh) - The bands feature roots reggae, Mississippi river blues, improv-laced jams and soulful vocals.
Founders Dinner (Sassool, 1347 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary) - Tickets are $40 per person for the four-course dinner featuring pumpkin hummus, creme caramel, garlic green beans and more.
Aladdin and His Winter Wish (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 2 E. South Street, Raleigh) - Based on the Aladdin fairytale of a street rat with a dream, this special holiday-themed production follows the style of the traditional British Panto with singing, swinging and soaring adventure that features family-friendly magic, comedic twists, contemporary music and more.
Nerd Nite Raleigh (Kings, 14 W. Martin Street, Raleigh) - This monthly event gives three speakers 20s minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines while the audience drinks along. There will also be trivia.
The Raleigh Pancakes & Booze Art Show (Lincoln Theatre, 126 E. Cabarrus Street, Raleigh) - This event features 60+ emerging artists, body painting and a free pancake bar. Tickets are $10.
14th Annual American Tobacco Tower Lighting (318 Blackwell Street, Durham) - There will be snow, performances, Santa and more at this holiday tradition.
Christmas on Salem Street (Downtown Apex) - Christmas on Salem Street will be celebrated on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. On Friday night, the festivities include the official annual Apex Christmas tree lighting, caroling, and sleigh rides.
North Carolina Symphony: Holiday Pops (Meymandi Concert Hall) - Celebrate the sounds of the season with all of your festive favorites, from "Greensleeves" to "White Christmas" and much more -- including a traditional sing-a-long!