St. Patrick’s Day Fun, Triangle Family Launch Party at Sassool, Baseball Scavenger Hunt

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GO GREEN. Stop by any Dram & Draught through Sunday, March 19, for a special Irish coffee made in partnership with The Dead Rabbit Pub in New York City. You can also enjoy a Bushmills Irish whiskey flight and plenty of Guinness. Dram & Draught has Triangle locations in Raleigh, Cary and Durham. 

Unscripted Durham invites guests to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, March 17 with festive Irish-inspired cocktails and bites. Highlights include specialty cocktails such as an Irish Old Fashioned (Jameson Orange, orange bitters, simple syrup, muddled cherry and orange); Luck of the Irish (Jameson, peach schnapps, pineapple juice, and Sprite); Pot of Gold (Jameson Black Barrel, cranberry juice and raspberry liquer); and Baby Guinness (coffee liqueur layered with heavy cream). Light bites will include reuben sliders. 

Photo courtesy of Search in the City

SCAVENGER HUNT. Search in the City presents the Take Me Out to the Ball Game Scavenger Hunt on select Sundays, two hours prior to Durham Bulls home games. The photo-and-go hunt is a 90-minute event that involves finding a variety of bulls around Durham. The first hunt takes place on April 2 at 3:05 p.m. Teams of 3–6 are recommended.

SOCCER GAMING. The National Women’s Soccer League will go virtual across all platforms on FIFA 23 and EA Sports beginning Wednesday, March 15. All 12 NWSL teams, including the North Carolina Courage, will be present within Kick Off, Tournament Mode, Head-to-Head season/Co-op seasons and Online Friendlies. FIFA 23 will include four NWSL stadiums, along with authentic kits, starheads, trophies and celebrations. 

THINK BIG. Jurassic Encounter is at Cary’s Fenton from Wednesday, March 15–Sunday, March 19. The dinosaur walk-thru adventure includes close to 50 full-size animatronic and static dinosaurs. Enjoy digging for bones, a dino village, photo ops and more. The event also includes bouncy houses and games.

Original photo courtesy of Sassool

NEW MAGAZINE! Are you ready for the debut isse of Triangle Family magazine? Pick up a copy at our launch party on Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., at Sassool in Cary. We’ll also have copies of the March/April issues of Triangle Family’s sister magazines, Midtown and 5 West. Enjoy delicious bites from Sassool, enter a giveaway and meet members of Triangle Family’s staff. Can’t wait to see you there! 

CIRCUS FUN. Dusty’s All Star Circus is coming to local communities in North Carolina through Thursday, March 23. Enjoy the classic charms of the American circus in Henderson, Roxboro, Yanceyville and Durham this March. Times and locations are available online. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children. Family pack tickets are $49.99 for up to six people. 

VISUAL BEAUTY. The 2023 Brewster International Kaleidoscope Expo comes to Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley from May 18–21. The event is called “Flights of Imagination” and several exhibiting artists will be on hand. The Brewster Kaleidoscope Society is a group of artists who design and create kaleidoscopes. Learn more about the expo here.

Photo courtesy of Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille

FOODIE NEWS. Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in Raleigh just unveiled a brand-new menu honoring active and former military across the Triangle that gives local heroes the opportunity to enjoy the Perry’s Rare and Well Done dining experience. This includes three courses for $39. Active and former members of the military can choose from six choices for each course, including soup or salad, a lunch-cut portion of Perry’s pork chop or filet mignon, an 8-ounce side and a dessert. See the full menu details here.

FOOD ON THE GO. Viv’s Fridge has added a Cary location at 4240 NW Cary Parkway, in front of The Wine Merchant. Viv’s Fridges are smart refrigerator extensions of Vivian Howard’s Chef & The Farmer restaurant in Kinston. The refrigerators are stocked with take-and-bake, boil-and-toss and steam-and-eat meals, as well as sides and desserts. 

CONCERT NEWS. Grammy-winning artists Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers will perform in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall at the Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m. and are available at the venue box office and online. Hornsby is best known for his 1986 hit, “The Way It Is.”

Toad the Wet Sprocket comes to the Carolina Theatre of Durham on the All You Want Tour with special guest Marcy Playground on Monday, June 12, at 8 p.m. The band is known for hits such as “All I Want” and “Something’s Always Wrong.” The event includes meet-and-greet options.

LET’S PLAY GOLF! The Fuquay-Varina Chamber Charity Golf Tournament is seeking sponsors for its event at Bentwinds Country Club on Monday, March 27. Sponsors receive discounts on foursomes. Available sponsorships range from $200–$750. The chamber provides small business support, community programming and opportunities for entrepreneurial development.

GROUNDBREAKING. Skate Raleigh will break ground on the Conlon Family Skatepark project on Wednesday, March 22 at 9 a.m. Located on Dortch Street between West Street and Capital Boulevard, the park will provide a safe environment for kids and adults with amenities that will drive economic activity. 

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