At Raleighwood Cinema Grill, mid- and second-run movies flicker across a full-size screen with HD Digital Projection, brought to life with enhanced Dolby Digital surround sound. Yet what sets the theater apart is the experience off the screen. Instead of stacking seats into rows or demanding patrons stack into human pyramids to cram as many bodies in as possible, Raleighwood cultivates a relaxed atmosphere. Patrons lounge on cushioned, swiveling chairs at cabaret-style tables with a beer or glass of wine while servers lay out a menu of burgers, pizzas, and appetizers. Comedies, dramas, and family films enhance the flavor of dishes and the calendar of special events and food specials.
Though the same catfish logo still peeks out from a red "C," its barbels draping over the side, the Carolina Mudcats are part of a new era of minor-league baseball in North Carolina. Two years after the original franchise left for Pensacola, Florida, in 2010, a new team arrived in Zebulon to don the signature red jerseys. As the new Mudcats spawned, so too did new affiliations—the team is now the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the MLB's Cleveland Indians, and mascot Muddy the Mudcat now trolls the stands of Five County Stadium, where a 300-square-foot videoboard broadcasts instant replays of the outfielders' most breathtaking stretches.
Rapid Fitness is well-equipped to help renovate North Carolinian body-temples, offering high-end machinery, helpful staff, and lots of positive vibes. During your month of calorie zapping and muscle toning at one of Rapid's fully stocked facilities, amplify your experience with a MMA Boxing class at either the Glenwood or downtown location. The MMA program teaches the techniques behind boxing, mixed-martial arts, muay thai fighting, and more, rendering even first-time fighters ready to powerfully deflect projectile waffles. You'll also be able to attend unlimited group fitness classes during your membership (Pole Fitness not included), and an included one-hour fitness assessment will help you break down your goals into easy-to-handle, alphanumeric systems.
The museum is home to more than 150,000 artifacts that represent six centuries of North Carolina's history. Current exhibits include Behind the Veneer: Thomas Day, Master Cabinetmaker, featuring the nation's largest collection of furniture made by Thomas Day, a man of color who owned and operated one of North Carolina's largest cabinet shops prior to the Civil war, a recreation of Day's parlor and workshop, and talking portraits. Opening March 4, The Photography of Lewis Hine showcases a selection of photographs documenting the plight of child workers in the state’s textile mills a century ago. Either membership includes invitations to events such as Frolic at the Museum on April 16, celebrating the newest exhibit, The Story of North Carolina, an artifact-packed chronology covering 20,000 square feet.
Passion for fitness pulsates through the veins and limbs of each experienced Fitness4life instructor, ready to be transferred to aspiring athletes of all ages. With the belief that fitness is a lifestyle, the center lets clients drop into an unlimited amount of its various group-fitness classes, which are offered from morning until night, Monday through Saturday. Learn a flurry of moves and improve your balance, coordination, and blood flow in the cardio kickboxing course, or give a steel-toed jolt to your weekend exercise routine with the Saturday-morning boot camp (equipment not provided). The supportive, friendly nature of the group courses and the relaxed atmosphere of the facility buoy bodily motivation.
Formed in the glory days of heavy metal, Queensrÿche rocks audiences with songs that reveal the fierce polish of 30 years of evolving artistry. The band's distinctive mix of prog rock, metal, and subliminal messaging rocketed their Empire album up the charts, launching hits such as "Silent Lucidity," "Jet City Woman," and "Best I Can." Normally reserved only for members of Queensrÿche's fan club, a backstage meet-and-greet lets a small group of the devoted make personal connections with the four lords of loudness, shaking their lightning-fast hands and comparing headbanging techniques. With experience opening for Nickelback and Staind, opening band The Fifth's wailing guitars rally fist pumps and head thrashes as raging as a riverbed full of angry bulls.
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