New Year’s Eve with N.C. Museum of History
Celebrate the start of 2015 with the Museum of History and Artsplosure. Buy one exhibit admission and get one free with a First Night button until 6 p.m., when the exhibits close. A children’s celebration will be from 2 to 6 p.m., with events in Daniels Auditorium from 7 to 11 p.m.
The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For details, call 919-807-7992 or go to NCMuseumOfHistory.org.
First Night Raleigh
First Night Raleigh will be from 2 p.m. Wednesday to 12:10 a.m. Thursday in downtown Raleigh. A children’s celebration will be from 2 to 6 p.m. The People’s Procession will be at 6 p.m., early countdown and fireworks at 7 p.m., evening performances from 7 to 11:30 p.m., and main stage performances from 4 p.m. to midnight. Fireworks and the Acorn Drop will take place at midnight. For details, go to GoDowntownRaleigh.org.
First Friday at N.C. Museum of History
The Museum of History will celebrate First Friday with its largest exhibit, “The Story of North Carolina,” and the museum shop will be open for extended hours. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For details, call 919-807-7992 or go to NCMuseumOfHistory.org.
New Year, New Career at Cameron Village Regional Library
New Year, New Career: There’s a Book for That! will feature tips on books about finding a new career from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For details, call 919-856-6710.
The three-day TICA Cat Show will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Holshouser Building at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and students with ID, and $3 for children ages 2 to 12. The show will feature up to 250 cats of various breeds from around the world, and vendors will sell cat merchandise. For details, go to FirstInFlightCatClub.info.
Dog agility competition
Carolina Piedmont Dog Agility will host a dog agility competition from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Hunt Horse Complex at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Spectator admission is free. For details, go to CarolinaPiedmontAgility.com.
Morning Times Market
The Morning Times Market will be from 6 p.m. to midnight at The Morning Times, 10 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. The event is an outdoor art market featuring local artisans, live music and entertainment, and local breweries on the first Friday of each month. All ages are welcome to enjoy the free event.
Mysti Mayhem at Sola Coffee
Mysti Mayhem will perform from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Sola Coffee, 7705 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. For details, go to SolaCoffee.com.
Wake Forest Farmers’ Market
The Wake Forest Farmers’ Market is open from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday at the Renaissance Plaza, 405 S. Brooks St. For details, go to WakeForestFarmersMarket.org.
Raleigh Flea Market
The Raleigh Flea Market is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Each weekend, the Commercial and Education buildings, the Shoppes at Dorton and the outside grounds are host to hundreds of dealers, craftsmen and booths.
Free yoga class
You Call This Yoga will host a free yoga class from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Athleta at Crabtree Valley Mall. Guest teacher Julee Snyder will lead the gentle, active class.
You Call This Yoga will host a donations-requested yoga class from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Gratitude Yoga Center, 10501 Shadowlawn Drive # 109, Raleigh. A free stress reduction with chair class will be from 6 to 6:50 p.m. at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh, followed by a free gentle mat yoga session from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call 919-870-4000 to register for the North Regional Library sessions.
Leon Logothetis at Quail Ridge
Leon Logothetis will present “The Kindness Daries” at 7 p.m. at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For details, go to QuailRidgeBooks.com.
Time for Tots at N.C. Museum of History
Children ages 3-5 (with adult) will learn about winter activities that were popular in the past with Time for Tots: Skates, Skis and Sleds from 10 to 10:45 a.m. $3 per child, $1 for museum members. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For details, call 919-807-7992 or go to NCMuseumOfHistory.org.
Edwin Outwater at Quail Ridge
Edwin Outwater, N.C. Symphony guest conductor, will be at Quail Ridge Books & Music at 7 p.m. to discuss George Gershwin’s work and other pieces that the Symphony will perform Jan. 8-10. Quail Ridge is at 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For details, go to QuailRidgeBooks.com.