January 2023, Issue I
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100 of the Biggest Events and Festivals of 2023
Talent, creativity and culture, plus delicious foods and beverages (and some surprises, too) will be on display in 2023. These are the biggest events and festivals to make plans for this year! SEE LIST
10 Things to Look Forward to This Year in Raleigh, N.C.
A rendering of a double gable building with steel structure overhanging entrance and words 'Raleigh Iron Works' displayed on large ground-level sign
A new year means new reasons to explore the City of Oaks! For 2023, the Raleigh area has special events on the calendar, new attractions being built, restaurant openings lined up and plenty more to look forward to. GET DETAILS
PineCone's Down Home Concert Series Aims High in 2023
Artists Sierra Hull and Justin Moses smiling for posed photo in front of brick wall. Justin is holding a string instrument.
PineCone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, is back in full force with its 2023 Down Home Concert Series (kicking off this weekend!). SEE EVENTS
A Raleigh Institution, Clyde Cooper's BBQ Turns 85 Years Old
Interior of Clyde Cooper's BBQ, with name of the restaurant displayed in big red letters across white brick wall, and customers filling tables and booths at lunchtime
If barbecue is a tradition in The Tar Heel State (it is), then Clyde Cooper’s BBQ is an institution. Opened on New Year's Day 1938, a taste of whole-hog history awaits in downtown Raleigh. GET DETAILS
Jan. 28: African American Cultural Celebration
Black woman in traditional African American garment stands on stage clapping hands while several people sitting behind play drums with their hands
An annual, statewide kickoff to Black History Month with the North Carolina Museum of History, the African American Cultural Celebration brings together authors, artists, musicians, filmmakers, scholars and more to highlight the contributions that African Americans have made to the state's history and culture. READ MORE
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Jan. 21: Winter Fungi Forage

Join Daniel Woody, a leader of the Raleigh-Triangle Wild Food Foragers organization, for an educational excursion in search of culinary fungi and other edible vegetation. DETAILS
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Jan. 26: VIP Treatment at Mlima's Tale

A VIP chocolate tasting and front row seats to a thought-provoking theater production? Join Videri Chocolate Factory and Burning Coal Theatre for this special night of Mlima's Tale! DETAILS
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Feb. 7: Blacksmith Workshop with ShopSpace

Experience the heat—and the clang—of forging in this intro to blacksmithing class with ShopSpace, a nonprofit workshop built to help you create long-lasting works. DETAILS
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