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Apr 25, 2018

PostMeridian, Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown's Pop-Up Bar, Opens This Weekend

Posted by Raleigh Nightlife Staff • Nightlife News

You are probably already familiar with some of the cool restaurant and bars the Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown has to offer including their rooftop patio 10th & Terrace. This time they are bringing things down to the first floor! 


The hotel's latest concept, PostMeridian, is a pop-up bar on the first-floor patio. It will be open from 12 to 6 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday (April 28-29) serving beer and wine. This month they are featuring Lynnwood Brewing Concern's Blonde Moment and Hop on Top... proudly brewed right here in Raleigh. Come spend your P.M. hours with them this weekend!

Apr 25, 2018

Coming Soon: Oak City Comedy Festival

Posted by Raleigh Nightlife Staff • Upcoming Events

We love a good laugh and are excited to read about this group of local comedians who have teamed up to produce the inaugural Oak City Comedy Festival. Our thanks to co-producers Matt White, Shari Diaz, and Vinny Valdivia for the hot tip!

May 22, 2018, kicks off the five-day event filled with more than 100 local and national comedians to celebrate the art of comedy and the gift of laughter.

Headlining performances include Andrew Schulz (The Brilliant Idiots Podcast, MTV’s Guy Code), Andy Woodhull (Conan, The Tonight Show w/Jimmy Fallon), Mia Jackson (Last Comic Standing, Just For Laughs), Mike Mello (Opened for Russell Peters, Tracy Morgan, & Dave Chappelle), J Bliss (Winner of NC Funniest 2017), Mark Kendall (Alliance Theatre), and North Coast (VH1, The Peoples Improv Theater).

Produced by Shari Diaz, Matt White, and Vinny Valdivia, The Oak City Comedy Festival will take place in Downtown Raleigh and surrounding areas May 22nd to 26th, 2018. Venues like Kings, Imurj, Watts & Ward, The Outpost, Sonorous Road, Comedy Works, Goodnights Comedy Club will house multiple comedy showcases featuring a mix of stand up, improv, and sketch comedy acts, as well as a few comedy open mics throughout the week.

The Oak City Comedy Festival is possible due to a newly thriving comedy scene that has evolved in Raleigh, in which the festival producers are more than active. They are all veteran performers as well as producers of multiple show runs and one-off shows in the Triangle area. Shari Diaz, the Bronx born comedian produces shows through her company, Boogie Down South Productions, bringing her BX style to the south. Matt White and Vinny Valdivia both teach comedy and produce comedy shows at Moonlight Stage Company and Goodnights Comedy Club. They both have a very diverse comedy background. Improv, sketch comedy, and stand up. White has gained notoriety with several comedy contest wins and performing in comedy festivals throughout the county.

They see the festival as another opportunity to give stage time to emerging comics. “The comedy scene in Raleigh is poised to become a go-to for entertainment industry scouts and agents in search of up-and-coming talent. We want to showcase and celebrate all that Raleigh has to offer" shares co-founder Matt White.

Get more info about performers, schedules, tickets/festival passes, and more at OakCityComedyFestival.com.

Apr 23, 2018

Raleigh Specials Tonight - Amy's Picks for the Week: April 23-29, 2018

Posted by Amy Howard • Raleigh Specials Tonight

NC Beer Month is coming to an end, but there's still one more big beer bash to attend. Do you have your Brewgaloo tickets yet? Here's what else is happening this week!

Monday: Spring Cocktails and $1 Oysters

Your Monday is going to be soooo much better when you hit up Mandolin at 5 p.m. Be among the first to try the new spring cocktails. There will also be complimentary bar snacks and $1 oysters! 

Thursday: Brewery Bhavana Celebration

It's been a year since Brewery Bhavana delighted us with its beer offerings and we're all the better for it. Head to State of Beer for a tap takeover featuring some rare brews starting at 5 p.m.

Saturday: Independent Bookstore Day

Last week we celebrated Record Store Day, but now it's time to celebrate our independent bookstores! Quail Ridge will be hosting events, giveaways, and a scavenger hunt throughout the day. Check out the Facebook event for more details. 

As always, you can find more things to do in our Events listings and on our Specials page. See you next week with a fresh round of picks, Raleigh!

Apr 16, 2018

Raleigh Specials Tonight - Amy's Picks for the Week: April 16-22, 2018

Posted by Amy Howard • Raleigh Specials Tonight

I THINK it's finally safe to declare it patio weather. If we keep telling ourselves this, I am sure we can keep the cold, rainy weather away and enjoy our two weeks of spring before the heat of summer chases us into the air-conditioning. 

Here's what's going on in Raleigh this week...

Wednesday: Vinyl Swap

Speaking of patios, State of Beer is one of my favorite outdoor spots to drink a beer and chill. Its hosting a Vinyl Swap along with Record Krate and Terrapin Beer Co. Bring a gently used record to swap and you just might win a $50 gift card to Record Krate, to get even MORE records! The event starts at 5pm.

Friday: Woody's at City Market 25th Anniversary

Woody's at City Market has been serving up drinks and pub fare for 25 years! Join the celebration with music, entertainment, food, and drink specials all weekend. NO COVER all weekend!

Saturday: Record Store Day

Two of my favorite things are vinyl records and beer. Enjoy these two things together on Saturday, which is Record Store Day. Stop by Sorry State Records, buy a record, and then take your receipt to Flying Saucer and get $5 off your tab!

As always, you can find more things to do in our Events listings and on our Specials page. See you next week with a fresh round of picks, Raleigh!

Apr 11, 2018

Leading with Landscape: Free Tours

Posted by Raleigh Nightlife Staff • Upcoming Events

Spring weather makes a triumphant return to Raleigh on Friday and Saturday! The sunny, 80-degree forecast looks perfect for the free tours that are part of the "Leading with Landscape" conference that our friends from the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources gave us the skinny on recently...

The City of Raleigh is co-sponsoring a national landscaping conference, Leading with Landscape, on April 13. The event takes place at NC State University’s James B. Hunt, Jr. Library in Raleigh. They will be doing free tours for the public on the weekend!

Discover the design history of places you pass every day but may never have visited with free tours of the Research Triangle's diverse cultural landscapes, including: campuses, public parks, industrial complexes, African-American heritage areas, Modernist sites, and an extensive network of trails and greenways. 

The tours will be led by experts in history and landscape design, revealing the rich landscape legacy of North Carolina.

Get more details here!