Dine out - a lot!
We hope you saved some tummy space for the final few days of Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week. Some of the best dining spots in town offer special prix fixe dinners through Sunday – plus beer and wine pairings.
Friday-Sunday; $20-$30; Participating restaurants: godowntownraleigh.com/restaurant-week
Civil War Art
The N.C. Museum of History debuts an exhibit featuring the Civil War Art of nationally acclaimed painter Mort Künstler. 33 original paintings in all, including the unveiling of “Capitol Farewell,” which depicts the Raleigh landmark as it appeared on Feb. 5, 1863.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday (through Jan. 5); Free; 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh or ncdcr.gov/ncmoh
Lazy in Cary
Time for Cary’s 37th annual Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival, with hundreds of artists and vendors hawking pottery, paintings, fashion, woodwork, sculpture, jewelry and more. Plus, live entertainment all day.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; Downtown Cary; townofcary.org
Take a swing for Jimmy V
A whole weekend of Jimmy V Golf Classic events are in full swing, and the main golfing event on Sunday will have lots of celebrities (heavy on sports types) for gawking purposes: Emmitt Smith, Alonzo Mourning, Roger Clemens and lots of famous faces from N.C. State sports, the Carolina Hurricanes and ESPN. Also, Scotty McCreery! And “John Ross” from “Dallas”!
10:30 a.m. Sunday; North Ridge Country Club, 6612 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh; golfclassic.org/events
Chuckle and Chortle
The ArtsCenter in Carrboro turns the spotlight on local stand-up comedy acts every third Saturday. August has Brian Vicini, Jennifer McGinnis, Tracy Cate and Jenny Chalikian.
8:30 p.m. Saturday; The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro; artscenterlive.org