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As we enter February, Raleigh begins to waken up again after a quiet January, especially in the arts with new exhibits and shows. Here are a few great ways to make the most of Raleigh in February:

Romeo and Juliet: If you are looking for a romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day, consider a trip to see Shakespeare’s famous forbidden romance performed by the Carolina Ballet. Enjoy the drama, action, and heartbreak surrounding these star-crossed lovers in a story filled with sword fights, illustrious costumes, incredible scenery, and stunning dance. Performances available daily from February 1st to 18th, more details available here.

Mardi Gras at the Museum: Head to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for another of their fun adult nights on February 9th. This big easy bash features beer, wine, cocktails, and food along with dancing and Fat Tuesday inspired exhibits. Details and tickets can be found here.

Black History Month: February brings with it Black History Month, and to celebrate the many contributions of African Americans in North Carolina history, we are heading to the North Carolina Museum of History for special led tours through various exhibits highlighting these contributions. Available February 10th and February 24th, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, with more information here.

North Carolina Symphony: Perfect for the whole family, visit the North Carolina Symphony February 23rd to 25th to see Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in high definition while the North Carolina Symphony performs the scores from the film. Relive the magical adventure of talking spiders, scolding letters, and giant snakes all over again. Tickets available here.

Thrillers! An Evening with Authors John Grisham and John Hart: Enjoy an evening with authors John Grisham and John Hart on February 23rd and have a candid conversation about the imagination and creativity of writing thrillers. All tickets include a signed copy of Hart’s newest release, The Hush, prior to it’s February 27th release and event proceeds benefit the Friends of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in support of dinosaur research and education. Event details and tickets can be found here.

For other great ideas of how to spend your time in the Triangle, visit our friends at Visit Raleigh, or speak to our Concierge at 919-447-4030.

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