April 2023, Issue I
A group of friends raising a glass of beer on a downtown Raleigh street during Brewgaloo craft beer festival
The Biggest Food and Drink Events of 2023 in Raleigh, N.C.
Beer festivals, barbecue throw downs, bourbon tasting tours and more—some of the biggest food and drink events of the year are ready to kick off the spring season! SEE LIST
North Carolina Opera Presents Porgy and Bess, April 14 and 16
A theatrical stage performance with one man at center stage raising his arms and looking to the sky, as a dozen other cast members watch. The performers are dressed in Southern clothes found in the early or mid-1900s, and all performers are African American.
A nearly century-old story from composer George Gershwin (and sometimes referred to as the "Great American Opera"), Porgy and Bess portrays the lives of Black residents of a fictional Charleston neighborhood and their struggles with poverty, love and addiction. READ MORE
Carolina Mudcats Swing Into 2023 Season in Zebulon, N.C.
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Ready to root, root, root for the home team? The Carolina Mudcats open a new season at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, N.C., next week (with fireworks, concessions specials, souvenir nights and more!). READ MORE
The Best Places to Hike, Bike and Run in the Raleigh Area
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Peaceful walks, world-class art, massive suspension bridges, dog-friendly trails, brutally steep hills and more—these are the best spots to hike, bike and run in the Raleigh area on a perfect spring day! SEE TRAILS
Connecting Explorers with Guides: People-First Experiences
A group of four smile are smiling at the camera as they 'cheers' small coffee cups inside a coffee lounge that has large windows behind them. The group is on a coffee tasting tour of downtown Raleigh.
A new way to travel—discover a curated collection of tours and hands-on experiences led by local experts in Raleigh, N.C. (the upcoming calendar is filled with new events!). START EXPLORING
Blue, green and orange graphic promoting the event "Paddy on the Green" on March 18 at Lafayette Village in Raleigh, N.C.
A portrait of Ruth E. Cater, wearing thick-framed glasses and a black top against a colorful orange and blue background. In March of 2023 Carter became the first Black woman to ever win multiple Oscar awards
Now Open: Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design

The North Carolina Museum of Art's biggest exhibition of the year features real costumes from "Black Panther," "Malcolm X," "Selma" and more! DETAILS
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