Events this week: Trophy Trot, Ho Ho Pho, buffets and bar crawls


It’s Thanksgiving week, but if you’re not traveling, there’s plenty to do in town!

Monday

Hamiltea (Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherds Vineyard Drive, Apex) – Enjoy tea and light refreshments in the Room Where it Happens with music, trivia and conversation about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony award-winning musical.

How I Met Your Mother Slapsgiving Trivia (Crank Arm Brewing, 319 West Davie Street, Raleigh) – Five challenging and unique rounds of questions starts at 7 p.m.

Tuesday

Glass Works (Vidrio, 500 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh) – $75 tickets include hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets plus a presentation from a glass-blowing artist.

The First Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Wine Tasting (Taylor’s Wine Shop, 10005 Six Forks Road, Raleigh) – Taste wines perfect for Thanksgiving dinner from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

$1 Tea/Ice Cream to Rise Against Hunger (Milk Lab, 6418 Tryon Road, Cary) – Stop by Milk Lab anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. for $1 rolled ice cream or tea. All proceeds – including gratuities – will be donated to Rise Against Hunger.

Milk Lab

Wednesday

Pre-Feast Fest (Unscripted, 202 Corcoran Street, Durham) – The biggest eating holiday of the year is upon us. Before the big night, celebrate with a round of seasonal hot cocktails in the hotel’s chill, lounge atmosphere with a curated playlist. The event is free, but guests should RSVP.

Hamilton (DPAC, 123 Vivian Street, Durham) – Thanksgiving can’t stop Hamilton. The musical is at DPAC through Dec. 2.

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Carolina Ballet: Apollo and The Planets (Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 2 E. South Street, Raleigh) – Featuring epic mobiles by Durham artist, Guy Solie, and mesmerizing choreography by Co-Artistic Directors, Robert Weiss and Zalman Raffael, The Planets will take you on an exciting out-of-this world journey. This family-friendly show is the perfect pre-holiday treat.

Glenwood Bar Crawl (Solas, 419 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh) – This crawl features seven different parties, six DJs and foru clubs across downtown Raleigh.

Thursday

Trophy Trot 10K (Trophy Brewing, 656 Maywood Avenue, Raleigh) – Meet at Trophy Brewing for this annual run. Prizes will be provided for winners, and donations from the event will go to Healing Transitions, which offers innovative peer-based recovery oriented services to homeless and underserved individuals.

RIDGEWOOD TURKEY TROT 2012

Thanksgiving Day Buffet (Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, 3001 Cameron Blvd, Durham) – If you don’t feel like cooking, this is the place to be! This decadent buffet spread features an assortment of chilled seafood and salads, hot entrees and side dishes, and a chef’s carving station of herb roaster turkey and garlic and rosemary roasted angus beef — plus pastries for dessert.

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There are many other restaurants serving up a turkey dinner! Check out our full list.

Friday

Ho Ho Pho (Mofu Shoppe, 321 South Blount Street, Raleigh) – On both Friday and Saturday starting at 4 p.m., enjoy endless bowls of pho, eight different types of dumplings, spiked bubble teas and Taiwanese churros. No tickets are required.

Mofu Shoppe

Christmas Carousel Gift Market (State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh) – Shop from over 250 exhibitors from all across the Southeast showcasing thousands of one-of-a-kind originals and unique gifts! Tickets are $9 for the unlimited visits to the three-day festival.

North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival (Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary) – The festival, which operates Tuesday through Sunday evenings through Jan. 13, kicks off today.

North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival - Koka Booth Amphitheatr

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