Friday, January 26, through Sunday, January 28
Saturday, January 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, January 28, noon to 5 p.m.
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 West Jones Street, Raleigh
The museum is partnering with NASA and Raleigh Astronomy Club to bring you a full weekend of learning about space. Astronaut Doug Wheelock, who logged 178 days on Space Shuttle Discovery, the International Space Station, and Russian Soyuz, and went on four space walks, will be speaking both days. There will also be comet crafts, solar observing, lectures, rocket launches and more.
17th Annual African-American Cultural Celebration
Saturday, January 27, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
North Carolina Museum of History, 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh
Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, the 17th annual African American Cultural Celebration will feature more than 75 musicians, storytellers, dancers, chefs, historians, playwrights, authors, artists, re-enactors, and more.
Southern Village Wellfest
Saturday, January 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hyatt Place Chapel Hill / Southern Village, 1090 US Highway 15 501 South, Chapel Hill
Meet more than 15 health and wellness practitioners and try out free Yoga, some food, a free run and more.
Meredith College Documentary Film Festival
Sunday, January 28,
Carswell Auditorium in Wrainwright Building, Meredith College, 3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh
The 5th Annual Documentary Film Festival, presented by the Meredith College English Department, will feature seven short documentary films, as well as discussion led by filmmakers.
The Big Game Food Sampling Event
Saturday, January 27, and Sunday, January 28, noon to 4 p.m. both days
The Fresh Market (locations in Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill and Durham)
Plan your Super Bowl menu, but maybe with a little more focus on health than usual, by sampling many healthy party foods at The Fresh Market. Taste chicken fajita soup, savory swirl breads, veggie noodles, cauliflower bacon salad and more.