Things to Do

The Top 7 Things to Do in Raleigh This Month


Winter is in full effect here in Raleigh, but there’s no need to hibernate with so many fun events coming up! Whether you want to give celestial yoga a try or want to taste the best food in the Triangle, there’s something to keep everyone entertained all month long. Here are seven of our top picks for things to do in Raleigh this January.


Yoga Under the Stars

What better time to recommit to mindfulness than at the start of a New Year? Yoga Under The Stars at Morehead Planetarium is the perfect place to start. Join any of the four yoga sessions this month in the GlaxoSmithKline Full Dome Theater and be immersed in stunning visualizations of constellations. Each class will have a different feel but all of them will challenge you to maintain balance and find your zen. The first session is Jan. 10th at 5:30 p.m.


Five Points Rounders Rowdy Square Dance

Grab your partner for the Five Points Rounders and their Rowdy Square Dance at The Bullpen Jan. 13th from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Dancers of all experience levels are welcome, and the caller will provide lessons before each dance for newbies. Quench your thirst while you do-si-do with beer from Bull Durham Beer Co.



Durham’s first Sausagefest at The Rickhouse on Jan. 14th is every meat lover’s dream! Taste and stock your fridge with locally crafted sausages from your favorite restaurants and butcher shops. VIP tickets give you early entry to see an exclusive sausage-making demonstration plus appetizers and a free t-shirt. The event benefits LIFE Skills Foundation, a nonprofit organization, which provides young adults from the foster care system with housing, independent living skills classes, counseling and wraparound supports to help them thrive. Could it be any tastier to do good?


Shen Yun Show

Be transported to another world during Shen Yun’s mesmerizing performance at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, showing Jan. 16th and 17th. The Shen Yun company brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization through classical Chinese dance and music in an exhilarating show you won’t soon forget. The show moves quickly through regions, dynasties and legends, showcasing the artists’ tremendous athleticism and musical chops. Shen Yun has the only orchestra in the world featuring both classical Western and Chinese instruments! Get your tickets to find out why people around the world are getting inspired by Shen Yun.


Raleigh Roasts

What to do in Raleigh this January 2018


Celebrate Raleigh’s café culture on Jan. 20th as The City of Raleigh Museum hosts Raleigh Roasts. During the event, local businesses will hand out samples of their roasts and sell their products from 9 a.m. until noon. Buy a $5 wristband to receive a complimentary City of Raleigh Museum coffee mug and as many free samples as you want. Confirmed vendors include Larry’s Coffee, Lucettegrace, Raleigh Coffee Company, Rise Biscuits Donuts Cameron Village, Benelux Coffee and Escazu Chocolates.


Triangle Restaurant Week 2018

Get your appetite ready because Triangle Restaurant Week is here Jan. 22nd to Jan. 28th! Celebrate Raleigh’s thriving food scene with this week-long culinary event featuring approximately 60 Raleigh-area restaurants. Each participating eatery will offer special three-course menu options at fixed pricing. You won’t find a better opportunity to indulge in fine local cuisine at a reasonable price!


Sono Wine & Sake Social

Curious to learn about sake, while scoring free sushi? Sono is hosting a Wine & Sake Social every Tuesday night from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Try between five and ten sakes and wines while enjoying complimentary sushi by Chef Hyunwoo Kim. Certified Sake Advisor, James Yang, and his well-trained team will be on-hand to answer questions and keep the sake coming. The first Wine & Sake Social will be held Jan. 30th. Reservations are not required, so feel free to just walk in!


What’s on your calendar for the month? Perhaps you’re looking for a new home in our city? After you’re done exploring the things to do in Raleigh, stop by and see us! We hope you’ll take time to drop by Park Central Apartments for a look at the first high-rise apartment community in the Midtown District of North Hills. Visit Park Central online at to schedule a tour or call us directly at (844) 816-7095.


Hope to see you soon!


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