So this weekend isn’t looking as promising weather-wise as last weekend (I hope all of you got some sunshine!) but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do in the Triangle. Here are a few recommendations for making the most out of a grayer, cooler Saturday and Sunday. And don’t forget about Daylight Savings: set your clock ahead an hour before hitting the sack on Saturday night, and wake up to a Sunday with a longer stretch of daylight in the afternoon.
(Early) St. Patrick’s Day Party @ The Dogwood Bar & Eatery
Grab tickets here to skip the line for this rollicking ode to everyone’s favorite Irish patron saint! You can expect food trucks, DJs, and drink specials at The Dogwood, and you could also grab similar tickets for The Milk Bar block party and Glenwood Social Club. Whether you plan to hop from party to party or spend your afternoon at just one of these great locations, don’t forget to wear green! Doors open at noon.
Catch a Movie at Alamo Drafthouse
I don’t know about you, but I love watching movies when it’s kind of dreary out. On Saturday, Alamo Drafthouse is doing an 11:00 am showing of the cult classic Almost Famous. There are also plenty of action movies out right now to get your blood pumping: The Batman (saw it last week, would absolutely see it again!), Uncharted, and Spiderman: No Way Home. Potterheads won’t want to miss the special Saturday showings of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Grab a bite to eat from their extensive menu and relax into another world for a couple of hours.
Seafood Jubilee @ Trophy on Maywood
When Trophy and Locals Seafood collaborate, you don’t want to miss it. This is their 8th annual Winter Seafood Jubilee at ‘Big Trophy’ on Maywood Avenue, featuring grilled oysters, po’boys, cider, and a brand new briny oyster gose just in time for spring. Interested in the people who bring you the incredible bounty from our coast? Representatives from the NC Coastal Federation, NC Sea Grant, NC Catch, Carteret Catch, NC Oyster Trail, and others will be in attendance to chat. No tickets, just show up between 1:00 and 5:00.
Nasher Museum of Art
The beautiful and airy Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University is a can’t miss museum in the area. View various galleries, including Realism and Surrealism in the United States, 1930 – 1960, Ancient art, art of Africa, and an extensive contemporary collection. There’s an onsite cafe serving brunch both Saturday and Sunday. You can hop on a public tour Sunday at 2:00 if space allows; otherwise, the museum is open 10:00-5:00 on Saturday and noon to 5:00 on Sunday.
Rooftop Yoga @ The Durham
The Durham makes the list again! For a little centering start to your weekend, join La Vita Yoga on the rooftop of The Durham for 9 am yoga on Saturday. Prefer to sleep in a little? There’s 10 am yoga on Sunday, too. Pre-registration is required here, with yoga mats and props provided.
BONUS: Pi Day at Bittersweet
So Monday is March 14th, or 3.14, otherwise known as Pi Day for math (and pie!) enthusiasts. Bittersweet in downtown Raleigh will be open from 1:00-6:00 slinging all kinds of delicious pies: Derby, Chocolate French Silk, Atlantic Beach, Chocolate-Peanut Butter, Apple, and Banana Cream! Pair a decadent slice with one of their incredibly creative cocktails for a truly happy Monday. I’ll be snagging a slice or two of Atlantic Beach pie myself – what flavors are calling your name?
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