Things To Do In Raleigh

Train with Special Guests The Fray & Matt Nathanson at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre on June 10 (Up to 53% Off)

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Walnut Creek Amphitheatre

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Three-time Grammy winners Train (“Drops of Jupiter,” “Meet Virginia”) join forces with fellow heartfelt rockers The Fray and Matt Nathanson

$32 $15

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$10 for One Day at Downtown Raleigh Home Show for Two on February 13–15 (Up to $20 Value)

Downtown Raleigh Home Show

Raleigh Convention Center

Hundreds of exhibitors plus local and celebrity designers share tips for home design and renovation

$20 $10

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Blue Man Group at Duke Energy Center on January 29 or 31 (Up to 36% Off)

Blue Man Group

Duke Enrgy Center

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Acclaimed trio specializes in multimedia theatrical shows that combine music and comedy with unconventional percussion and colorful visuals

$55.95 $36

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One-Hour Art Class for One, Two, or Four at Art Bar (Up to 55% Off)

Art Bar

Raleigh

Sip wine or craft beer while creating a unique artwork based on the evening’s theme

$50 $29

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Skating Package with Skates, Pizza, and Soda for Two, Four, or Six at Interskate Roller Skating (Up to 55% Off)

Interskate Roller Skating

Raleigh

Roller Skaters glide around indoor rink on rented skates and sate appetites with sodas & pizza at family-owned facility

$26 $14

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One Lesson, Eight-Week Workshop, or Birthday Party at ClayCreate Pottery Studio (Up to 54% Off)

ClayCreate Pottery Studio

Northeast Raleigh

Intro and advanced lessons on sculpting pottery pieces or throwing them on the potter’s wheel; kids’ birthday party includes all supplies

$140 $65

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at PNC Arena on Sunday, March 1, at 3 p.m. (40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

PNC Arena

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$63.65 $38

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Roller Skating for Two or Roller Skating Package for Four at Jellybeans Super Skate Center (Up to 51% Off)

Jellybeans Super Skate Center

Cary

Skaters glide on maple hardwood floors as colored lights flash to the beat of pop music and golden oldies; foursomes share pizza and drinks

$20 $10

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$129 for Lacrosse Camp at Carolina Youth Lacrosse Camp ($299 value)

Carolina Youth Lacrosse Camp

Northeast Raleigh

Introductory lacrosse camp includes twelve-to-fourteen 75-minute classes that teach young players the fundamentals of play and teamwork

$299 $129

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$5.50 for a Movie Admission for Two at Raleighwood Cinema Grill (Up to a$11 Value)

Raleighwood Cinema Grill

North Raleigh

Upscale cinema serves dinner, appetizers, beer, and wine brought to tables by friendly staff during films

$11 $5.50

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Visit and Drinks for One, Two, or Four, or a Jumping Jubilee Party for Up to 24 at Monkey Joe's (Up to 58% Off)

Monkey Joe's

Northwest Raleigh

Partygoers or playmates enjoy Indoor playground with slides, obstacle courses, bounce houses, and separate toddler play area playground

$11.99 $6

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BYOB Painting Party for One, Two, or Four at Whidbee Wine & Design (Up to 53% Off)

Whidbee Wine & Design

North Hills

Instructors provide paint, canvases, and brushes along with a step-by-step process of recreating the featured artwork

$50 $25

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$8 for Two Groupons, Each Good for One Open Bounce Session at Pump It Up ($14 Value)

Pump It Up

Raleigh

Inflatable playground of bounce houses, tall slides, obstacle courses, and cyclone blasters; open play sessions held throughout the week

$7 $4

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Two Basketball Training Sessions at I'M POSSIBLE TRAINING (55% Off)

I'm Possible Training

Raleigh

From the merchant: Our Training Center memberships give you the flexibility of training once a week or up to 5 days a week.

$95 $43

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10 Martial Arts Classes at Jun's World Champion Tae Kwon Do (72% Off)

Jun's World Champion Taekwondo

Raleigh

From the merchant: Develop physical and mental skills that will help you succeed in life with Tae Kwon Do.

$269 $75

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Par-3 Golf Plus Range Balls for Two or Punch Card for Range Balls at 401 Par Golf Inc. (Up to 56% Off)

401 Par Golf Inc

St. Marys

Golf facility with lighted driving range and a nine-hole par 3 course

$34 $15

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One Week of Football Camp for One or Two at Carolina Elite Football (Up to 71% Off)

Carolina Elite Football

New Life Camp

Football players learn fundamentals of position skills, running routes, and defensive moves; includes daily workout and leadership drills

$195 $59

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One or Three Weeks of Martial-Arts Day Camp at Master Chang's Martial Arts (Up to 63% Off)

Master Chang’s Martial Arts

North Raleigh

Campers train in martial arts, take field trips, and build character with fun exercises

$199 $80

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Four Weeks of Boot Camp, or Three or Six Personal-Training Sessions from Athletic Transformation (Up to 51% Off)

Athletic Transformation

Multiple Locations

Trainers help clients get in shape and reach their fitness goals during outdoor boot camp or personal-training sessions

$80 $39

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Dead Broke Farm's name derives not only from the cost of owning horses, but also from the terminology for teaching a horse to wear a saddle—known in the industry as “breaking a horse to ride.” Trainers stable “dead broke,” or thoroughly saddle-trained, horses, alongside more spirited animals on the 110-acre farm. They also house steeds saved through their horse-rescue program, with more than 70 of their mounts avoiding fates in slaughterhouses and other undesirable ends since 2004.

Horses show off their trotting chops during farm trail rides, carrying riders on explorations of the rolling hills and whispering creeks scattered across more than 10 miles of bridle trails cut through woods populated by deer, cranes, and other wildlife. Private rides allow for more personalized routes and can incorporate stops at scenic ponds for proposals or more challenging terrain for advanced riders. Instructors also schedule horseback-riding lessons, teaching balance through rides over undulating terrain rather than through exercises such as riding a horse that is riding a seesaw.

6921 Wildlife Trail
Raleigh,
NC
US

Sparians Bowling Boutique & Bistro aims to elevate the traditional alley experience by creating a lounge-like environment suitable for a daytime family outing as well as a night out on the town. Comfortable, plush couches replace the hard plastic seats normally stationed behind lanes, giving visitors places to more easily kick back and relax in between frames. Black lights lend a midnight-worthy glow to the bowling areas, transforming each ball into a neon streak as it hurtles toward the pins. A perfect score is rarely the primary goal, though. Instead, Sparians encourages visitors of all skill levels to come and enjoy themselves in an environment determined to bring bowling alleys into the 21st century.

Beyond the lanes, the entertainment center features numerous opportunities for guests looking to pass a few hours. A separate upscale-sports-bar area helps quench thirsts with frosty beers or potent cocktails and serves hearty comfort foods such as crispy chicken wings, burgers, and stone-baked pizzas.

141 Park Avenue
Raleigh,
NC
US

Wine and Canvas

The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students’ inner Rembrandts and van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions, and students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.

6320 Plantation Center Drive
Raleigh,
NC
US

The Sylvester family had bartending in its blood. Whether it was Uncle Mickey holding court with 40 years' worth of regulars or Tony Sr. mixing one of his signature Skip and Go Nakeds, they exemplified the easy grace and no-nonsense craftsmanship found in a true barman's barman. That dedication to well-poured drinks carried over to Tony Jr., who has spent the last 35 years training mixologists nationwide through the curriculum of his ABC Bartending Schools. Taught behind fully functional bars, his courses educate students in topics ranging from drink recipes and equipment setup to flair moves and alcohol awareness. His schools also emphasize employment; after graduation, students can take advantage of a nationwide job placement service to land gigs in Miami nightclubs, Las Vegas casinos, or the bar cars of Chicago's El trains.

327 West Morgan Street
Raleigh,
NC
US

Kidz-N-Play's indoor-play facility enthralls youngsters with its plethora of educational and recreational toys, structures, and activities. The masterminds behind the playground flank their moon bounce with two slides and a spacious jumping area, and crowd a large table with a wooden-train set. Their lego table gives kids a chance to practice building skills or explore a policy of aggressive economic expansion. A dance area equipped with Just Dance Kids for Xbox Kinect eliminates calories during lengthy boogying sessions, and a toddler play area sets tots on a foam-cushioned floor awash in age-appropriate toys. When designing the indoor playground, the owners didn't forget about parent and guardian visitors and equipped a seating area overlooking the playrooms with free WiFi and televisions.

2431 Spring Forest Road
Raleigh,
NC
US

Together, the community of Triangle Rock Club's state-of-the-art facilities in Morrisville and Raleigh house a combined 39,000 square feet of expertly-crafted indoor climbing fun. In addition to North Carolina's first 55-foot climbing wall built during Morrisville's recent expansion, TRC now boasts the highest climbing gym in a five-state radius. During small-size classes, drop-in sessions, and rock-climbing camps, novice and seasoned climbers alike scale freestanding boulders and rope-in to ascend over slanted surfaces to the top of premier climbing walls. Founded by two former Marines, Triangle Rock Club was also awarded the Pinnacle Business Award in both 2013 and 2014.

6022 Duraleigh Rd.
Raleigh,
NC
US