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Big Band and Swing Dance Weekend • Asheville • January 13-14
Dance to big band and swing music all weekend at the Omni Grove Park Inn. Come for the concert each night, or spend the weekend at the Grove Park with a hotel package.

Learn more: (800) 438-5800 or

Ain’t Ya Mama’s Pancake Breakfast • Wilkesboro • January 14
On the second Saturday of every month, head to CrossRoads Harley-Davidson for a free pancake breakfast.

Learn more: (336) 667-1003 or

De Profundis • Chapel Hill • January 11-15
PlayMakers Repertory Company presents Oscar Wilde’s famous account of lost love, betrayal, forgiveness, and understanding in his letter from Reading Gaol, adapted for the stage by Brian Mertes.

Learn more: (919) 962-7529 or

The Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace • Sanford • January 13-14
More than 30 small businesses showcase their best quilting and knitting products for a day of shopping, door prizes, and dessert.

Learn more: (704) 376-2531 or

Artrageous! • High Point • January 14
Artists, musicians, singers, and dancers collaborate for an interactive show featuring a variety of art forms, pop icon tributes, and musical genres at the High Point Theatre.

Learn more: (336) 883-3097 or

Dreamfest • Cary • January 14-16
This festival honoring Martin Luther King Jr. includes storytelling, panel discussions, poetry readings, a day of service, and a documentary showing of And I Still Rise.

Learn more: (919) 469-4000 or

African-American Music Series • Greenville • January 13
Vaughn Ambrose and Mitch Butler perform with the house band at the Pitt County Arts Council’s free monthly concert series.

Learn more: (252) 551-6947 or

BBQ & Blue Jeans • New Bern • January 13
The New Bern Firemen’s Museum will host its annual event including a barbecue dinner; an open bar; live music; and dancing at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center.

Learn more: (252) 636-4087 or

Striperfest • Wilmington • January 13-14
Cape Fear River Watch’s fishery restoration project aims to replenish the river’s striped bass, or “striper,” population. On January 13 and 14, kick off the new year with purpose as you help the organization raise money and awareness for this native fish. Participate in an auction and banquet, a striper fishing tournament, and fun educational activities, including boat tours, arts and crafts for kids, and biology booths.

Learn more: (910) 762-5606 or

Ocean Isle Beach Bridge Run for Food • Ocean Isle Beach • January 14
Half-marathon and 5K races through town benefit the South Brunswick InterChurch Council Food Pantry. Canned or boxed food donations are welcome.

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