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Aug 30, 2017


Hennessy Prestige Dinner to benefit Frankie Lemmon Center

Posted by Raleigh Nightlife Staff • Fit for Foodies

As part of the 2017 Triangle Wine Experience, Second Empire will host a Hennessy Prestige Dinner on Thursday, September 21, 2017. The dinner will feature the entire Hennessy Prestige range (XO, Paradis, Paradis Imperial, & Richard) paired with exquisite cuisine created by Chef Daniel.

The exclusive event is hosted by Yanyi Wang of Hennessy and just two seats remain for this truly special evening. 

Tickets are not inexpensive, but $750 of the $1000 investment per seat is tax deductible.

Ready to enjoy cognac paired with an incredible chef-driven dinner? Purchase your tickets online today.

Aug 28, 2017


Raleigh Specials Tonight - Amy's Picks for the Week: August 28-September 3, 2017

Posted by Amy Howard • Raleigh Specials Tonight

Drinks, movies, jazz, and dance - Raleigh truly has it all! Here are my picks for this week:

Monday: Happy Hour at Tupelo Honey

Get a sweet start to your week at Tupelo Honey! All day drink specials include $3 select draft beers, half off select wine bottles and $5 draft cocktails. From 4pm - 7pm, enjoy discounted bar snacks, which include fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese nachos, and more!

Thursday: The Room

If you’ve never seemed The Room, aka the Worst Movie of All Time, trust me when I say it is best viewed with a crowd and a drink or two. Grab some friends and head to Kings for a screening at 8pm. Get ready to get silly! Tickets are $5, but if you bring your own plastic spoons or dress up like the move’s director, Tommy Wiseau, it’s only $1 to get in!

Friday: First Friday Jazz

Out and about for First Friday? Duck into Circa 1888 and enjoy some jazz from JazzSynergy starting at 9pm!

Sunday: Shamrock Breakdance Competition

Bboys and Bgirls compete gather at Kings for an epic breakdance battle starting at 10pm! Cover is $10. 

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!

Aug 21, 2017


Raleigh Specials Tonight - Amy's Picks for the Week: August 21-27, 2017

Posted by Amy Howard • Raleigh Specials Tonight

There’s a lot going on this week, so don’t let the excitement of Monday' eclipse these other events, especially the taco-related ones! Here’s what’s happening in Raleigh this week:

Monday: Eclipse Viewing Parties
What better way to witness this rare solar eclipse than from one of Raleigh’s most awesome rooftop bars? Grab your eclipse viewing glasses and head on down to Taverna Agora, Raleigh Beer Garden or Hibernian! The sun and the moon are scheduled to do their thing just after 2pm.

Tuesday: Tacos at Bare Bones
It’s Taco Tuesday at Bare Bones! Enjoy the Chef’s Featured Taco Trio along with half-off tequilas and $3 Caronas!

Thursday: Tacos and Tasting
Didn’t get enough tacos on Tuesday? Head to The Raleigh Wine Shop on Thursday at 6pm. Las Gringas food truck will be serving tacos while you enjoy a free tasting of American and Portuguese wines!

Sunday: International Block Party
Enjoy food, drinks, dance and culture from around the world right here in Downtown Raleigh at the International Block Party!  The event takes place at City Plaza at 3pm.

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!

Aug 16, 2017


Sixth-Annual Packapalooza™ Block Party Planned for Saturday, August 19

Posted by Raleigh Nightlife Staff • Upcoming Events

Thousands of students, fans and alumni of NC State are expected to cram Hillsborough Street for the sixth annual Packapalooza™ block party presented by NC State University and Live it Up! Hillsborough Street. The family-friendly and free event will be held on Saturday, August 19 from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Hillsborough Street will be filled with more than 300 vendors in zones focusing on art, sustainability, service, and autograph sessions with NC State athletic teams.

Packapalooza will divide Hillsborough Street into nine zones. There will be three music stages, kids’ games, local vendors, student organizations, food trucks, and interactive activities including arts and crafts, inflatables, waterslides, and rides. "Packapalooza is a unique partnership between a university and business community to celebrate the beginning of school and the diversity in our community,” says Justine Hollingshead, Packapalooza planning team co-chair. “We are really excited that this is an event for everyone - students, alumni, employees, families and area residents.”

The evening will end with the Spin Doctors, known for their hits “Two Princes” and “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong”.  “The music is what usually draws a large student crowd at the end of the night,” says Hollingshead. “We’re looking forward to the band being high energy, helping us to kick off the NC State academic year.”

Many Hillsborough Street businesses and restaurants will be hosting specials throughout the day of Packapalooza. Additionally, there will be a section for VIP guests in the WXYZ Lounge in the Aloft Raleigh hotel on Hillsborough Street. There will also be an Alumni Zone on the corner of Chamberlain and Hillsborough, sponsored by Raleigh Brewing Company.

For more information about Packapalooza 2017, please visit packapalooza.ncsu.edu.

Aug 14, 2017


Raleigh Specials Tonight - Amy's Picks for the Week: August 14-20

Posted by Amy Howard • Raleigh Specials Tonight

There’s so much going on in Raleigh this week my head is SPINNING! Wait, maybe that’s just because The Spin Doctors are coming to Packapalooza….or maybe I’m just too damn excited about that Harvest Time Ice Cream on Sunday! Here are my picks for the week:

Wednesday: Elvis Lives!

Drink a pint, keep the glass! Elvis fans will want to be at Flying Saucer at 7pm for special Elvis-themed pint glasses.

Thursday: Stag’s Head Anniversary Weekend Kickoff

Stag’s Head is turning 3 and they’ll be celebrating all weekend, starting Thursday, Check out the Facebook event page for info on special keg tappings, live music, raffles, and more!

Saturday: Packapalooza

There’s going to be an epic party on Hillsborough Street starting at 2pm on Saturday! Packapalooza means the NC State students are back for the fall semester and the street will be lined up with local merchants, student organizations and more. The best part? There will be live music in the evening featuring The Spin Doctors! Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong, amirite?

Sunday: Harvest Time!

You know Fall is on the way when Big Boss Harvest Time arrives! Be at Big Boss for the release party starting at 2pm. There will be live music and... HARVEST TIME-FLAVORED ICE CREAM from the JAM Ice Cream Truck!

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!