Local Entertainment News & Updates From The Triangle Area 

Raleigh - Durham Updates

Thousands of locals from around the Raleigh – Durham area visit 919 Blog daily for the most popular events, fun activities, and local entertainment options. Our website has quickly become the definitive online community hub for The Triangle area and the #1 local favorite resource to get up-to-date community information when it comes to the performing arts, music, entertainment, and culture in NC. We also feature exclusive news updates and local in-depth reviews. The posts below are updated hourly.

Meet the Owners of 15 Small Businesses in Raleigh, N.C.

Raleigh, N.C., is a place where entrepreneurial spirit and creative grit thrives, a place where the community collaborates for the greater good and where a people-first mindset has created such a high quality of life.

The small business owners below—and many others like them—are largely responsible

Birthday cakes to-go: Cary cafe continues to bake up goodness
Asali Dessert CafeN.C. State graduates Hanadi Asad and Jamaal Ali had wanted to start their own cafe for more than a decade before finally following their passion.
Foodie News: People doing good, plus Vivian Howard's new show
Triangle Food GuySean Lennard, the Triangle Food Guy, has a list of ways you can help local restaurants amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Restaurant industry vows to survive: "We're fighters'
High HorseChefs Katsuji Tanabe and Scott Crawford are trying to navigate the uncertain future of the restaurant industry amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Rocky Mount restaurant aims to keep food on the community table
Rocky Mount restaurant keeps can-do spirit aliveLou Reda's: An American Table opened six years ago in Rocky Mount.
Social media + small business: Thanks to our neighbors donating to support local
“Here to Help: Support Local Business” The donations keep rolling in - THANK YOU - as we work together Thursday with the NC Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCLRA) to raise money for the NC Restaurant Workers Relief Fund.
Restaurants shift focus to grocery offerings amid pandemic
Ethnosh at NeomondeWith dine-in restaurant services shut down for the foreseeable future amid the coronavirus pandemic, some eateries are changing their focus to offer grocery items.
URGENT APPEAL: Please Fill Out the Americans for the Arts Fiscal Impact Survey TODAY! If you run an arts organization, and you haven’t yet filled out the Americans for the Arts fiscal impact survey, can you please do that ASAP? Just click https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/disaster-preparedness/coronavirus-covid-19-resource-and-response-center#impact. As of yesterday, only $300,000 in losses by Wake County arts organizations had been reported, which is low. Nathan McGaha from ARTS North Carolina is speaking... Read More ›
How to Virtually Explore Attractions, Museums and More in Raleigh, N.C.

Learn. Discover. Distract.

It's no secret that times are tough right now, especially in the hospitality industry. Much of the Raleigh area's tourism infrastructure—museums, historic sites, sports facilities, concert venues etc.—are not open at the moment. But there are still ways for people of all

Director Dustin Britt Imaginatively Blocks Bare Theatre’s Fast-Paced, Up-Tempo Marat/Sade Bare Theatre had — and, hopefully, still has — another hit on their hands: Peter Weiss’ Marat/Sade. I say “hopefully has,” because, after their Saturday, March 14th, opening night at the Durham Friends Meeting (Quaker) in Durham, NC, this production (like most others) has been put on hold. The full name of this 1963 play... Read More ›
150 Ways to Support Local Businesses in Raleigh, N.C., by Shopping Online

The hospitality industry needs your help.

In Raleigh and Wake County, the hospitality industry employs more than 67,000 people—chefs, hotel workers, retailers, tour operators, event planners, caterers, museum staff and many, many others—who make a living serving both visitors and local residents

Backed by Two Strong Female Leads, NRACT’s Freaky Friday Is a Surefire Hit Most people are familiar with some version of Freaky Friday. Whether it’s the original 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers, the 1976 film, or the 2003 film, most know the story of the mother and daughter who magically switch bodies and, by extension, lives, and, in the process, learn to truly love and value one another.... Read More ›
10+ Stellar Cons and Shows in Raleigh, N.C.: Comics, Pop Culture, Anime and More!

We are closely monitoring event cancellations and postponements and updating visitRaleigh.com info accordingly. However, we strongly recommend double-checking event organizers’ websites/feeds to confirm details before traveling.

All of your fan favorites are back! Just take a look at the Raleigh

Cameron Mackintosh’s Heartbreaking Epic Les Mis Once Again Wows DPAC Crowds Even if you’ve seen Les Misérables hundreds of times, it’s always a joy when the production is a great one — and the one playing at the Durham Performing Arts Center through Sunday, March 15th, is one of the best! With soaring voices, incredible sets, and dramatic lighting, NETworks Presentations LLC’s new national tour of... Read More ›
The Biggest Events of March, April and May in Raleigh, N.C.

We are closely monitoring event cancellations and postponements and updating visitRaleigh.com info accordingly. However, we strongly recommend double-checking event organizers’ websites/feeds to confirm details before traveling.

Raleigh, N.C., keeps adding happy occasions to the calendar.

Puddle of Mudd @ Cone Denim Entertainment Center Puddle of Mudd Cone Denim Entertainment Center, Greensboro March 8th Puddle of Mudd had a good turnout considering it was a Sunday night and the Cone Denim Entertainment Center does not promote very well. The lower part of the theater was over half full with a lot of the seats up in the balcony taken.... Read More ›
Skillet and Ledger @ Piedmont Hall Skillet & Ledger @ Piedmont Hall, Greensboro, NC March 5, 2020 After getting credentials to shoot Skillet at Piedmont Hall in Greensboro, I was told by the publicist I had to contact the opening bands separately for each of their approvals. The amusing thing was the drummer and co-vocalist of Skillet, Jen Ledger, made a... Read More ›
How to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Raleigh, N.C.

Paint the town “green” with a holiday visit to the Raleigh area for St. Patrick’s Day. From parades to pub crawls, Raleigh pulls out all the stops to celebrate all things Irish!

Parades and festivals

Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Wearin’ ‘O the Green Festival (canceled)

March 14
The Raleigh

Drum Tao @ the Carolina Theater Drum Tao  @ the Carolina Theater Durham February 13, 2020 With only 10 minutes that we are allowed to shoot in low light (sorry about the image quality), I just can’t begin to show you how great this performance was. There was so much more to the performance than members playing the drums. There was... Read More ›

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