Yelp’s Mad Science Mashup
Discover a mashup of mad science explorations: hands-onexperiments, live demonstrations, and the best local brews, distilleries, eats,and entertainment in the Triangle.8 p.m. Jan. 17. Free with a $5 donation to the museum. Museum of Life and Science, 433 W. Murray Ave., Durham. 919-220-5429.
Set your alarms for Weathervane’s $5 Pancake Breakfast happening every Saturday from 7-10 a.m. Choose from plain, chocolate or blueberry with bacon or sausage.7 a.m. Jan. 18. $5. The Weathervane, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-9466. www.southernseason.com/events/single/?location=chapel-hill&type=restaurant&id=8730
NC Fresh Catch Winter Oyster Tour
Come gather ’round the shuckin’ tables with friends and family for hours of entertainment at one of the Triangle’s most venerated music halls.2 p.m. Jan. 19. $6-$8 admission. Lincoln Theater, 126 E. Cabarrus St., Raleigh. www.h2h2o.org.
Triangle Restaurant Week: Winter Edition
Triangle Restaurant Week is a week-long celebration of culinary excellence designed to incorporate the premier Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding area restaurants. 12 p.m. Jan. 20, 12 p.m. Jan. 21, 12 p.m. Jan. 22, 12 p.m. Jan. 23, 12 p.m. Jan. 24, 12 p.m. Jan. 25, 12 p.m. Jan. 26. Triangle Restaurant Week, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding area restaurants. 919-673-3974. trirestaurantweek.com.
Kitchen and NoDa Beer Dinner
Kitchen of Chapel Hill partners with NoDa Brewing Company of Charlotte for a Beer Dinner on Monday, January 20 at 7pm. Chef Dick Barrows creates four courses.7 p.m. Jan. 20. $50 per person, gratuity not included. Kitchen, 764 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. 919-537-8167.
Mad Hatter Tea Party
Join us from 3 to 5 p.m. for a Mad Hatter Tea Party! Parents with children ages 5 to 12 are invited to join in the fun of an Afternoon Tea, Mad Hatter style.3 p.m. Jan. 21. $13 for children and $19 for adults. The Weathervane, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-9466. www.southernseason.com.
Cooking Class with Chef Amy
Take lessons from the best of the best with a series of cooking classes taught by chef Amy Tornquist, owner of Sage & Swift Catering, Watts Grocery & Hummingbird Bakery.10 a.m. Jan. 15, 10 a.m. Jan. 29, 10 a.m. Feb. 12, 10 a.m. Feb. 26, 10 a.m. March 5, 10 a.m. March 19. If you book two or more classes, you get a 15 percent discount. Watts Grocery, 1116 Broad St., Durham. 919-957-7889. www.wattsgrocery.com.
Champagne, Chips, Wine and Sweets
Wondering how to put holiday remnants to good use? Learn to pair leftover holiday champagne with salty chips and remaining wines with surplus sweets.6 p.m. Jan. 15. $35. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133. www.southernseason.com.
Everyday Indian Cooking
6:15 p.m. Jan. 15. $49. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458. www.whiskcarolina.com.
Winter Soups and Stews
6 p.m. Jan. 15. $59. Durham Spirits Company, 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430. www.durhamspiritscompany.com.
Come cold weather, bodies crave generous bowls of hearty chili. Sheri shares three of her favorite recipes, each with its own creative spin.6 p.m. Jan. 16. $50. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133. www.southernseason.com.
Global Cuisine Cooking Class
6:15 p.m. Jan. 18. $59. Whisk, Waverly Place shopping center, Cary. 919-322-2458. www.whiskcarolina.com.
Kids and Parents in the Kitchen: It’s an Italian Feast
In this class, parents and kids team up to make delicious Italian dishes.2 p.m. Jan. 19. $65. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133. www.southernseason.com.
English Winter Desserts
Amanda, proprietor of Raleigh’s The Blakemere Company, shares divine English dishes utilizing winter’s bounty.5 p.m. Jan. 21. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 877-929-7133. www.southernseason.com.
Wake Forest Farmers’ Market
10 a.m. Jan. 18, 10 a.m. Jan. 25, 10 a.m. Feb. 1, 10 a.m. Feb. 8, 10 a.m. Feb. 15, 10 a.m. Feb. 22, 10 a.m. March 1. OneCare Parking Lot, 150 N. White St., Wake Forest. 919-671-9269. www.wakeforestfarmersmarket.org.
Downtown Raleigh Walking Tour
The capital of North Carolina is home to some of the most dynamic restaurants in the country.1:45 p.m. Jan. 17, 4 p.m. Jan. 18, 1:45 p.m. Jan. 24, 1:45 p.m. Jan. 25, 1:45 p.m. Jan. 31, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 1, 1:45 p.m. Feb. 7. $50-$65. Briggs Hardware Store Building, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-237-2254. www.tastecarolina.com.
Wine Dinners and Tastings
Wine Tasting Dinner
Join us at Capri Restaurant for our monthly wine tasting dinner. This event is held the third Wednesday of every month featuring five courses paired with five wines.7 p.m. Jan. 15, 7 p.m. Feb. 19, 7 p.m. March 19. Capri Restaurant, 6325 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh. 919-741-9548. caprirest.com.
David Tate with Barnett Vineyards will be here to share some of his top shelf wines. We have done several dinners and tastings with him and always are impressed with the wines. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Free. Taylor’s Wine Shop, 10005 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh. 847-3069.