Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent
Here's our Top 5. Visit events.triangle.com for more.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: If youre fiendin for some whoopi, head over to DPAC for some face time-ish with the super-comedienne whos taking a break from her stint on The View for a rare stop in Durham for some stand-up and audience Q&A. ... Not what you had in mind when we said whoopi? Cant really help you with that. But takin your boo to dinner and the show could be a first step. Worth a shot. Where: DPAC, Durham. When: Friday, 8 p.m. $55-$75. | More info
SCOOBY DOO LIVE!: Scooby-Dooby-Doooo ... grab your kids or steal, er, borrow, someone elses. The quintessential '80s gang is loadin up the Mystery Machine and headed to Raleigh to take out the trouble-making ghost haunting a local theater. VIP/PIT tix available for serious scoobsters for access to a pre-show party one hour prior, best-in-house seats and a scooby swag bag. Score. Where: Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh. When: Friday to Sunday, times vary. $14-$67. | More info
JANUARY MIXER AT COGLINS: Coglins Law ... well he had a few but no doubt cocktails and dreams were one of them. Done. Head over to Raleighs newest namesake 80s and 90s hot spot as Downtown LIving Advocates kicks off its recent opening. Mix and mingle with your downtown neighbors over free apps, crafty cocktails and raffle prizes. If nothing else, maybe you can take it as a space to showcase those Carlton skills youve been secretly honing all these years. Where: Coglins, Raleigh, 226 Fayetteville St. When: Wednesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. RSVP by Wednesday, January 23 at 12:00 p.m. and we will have a name tag waiting for you at the door. More info.
CACKALACKY LAUNCH PARTY: If youre fixin to go anywhere, it needs to be fullsteam ahead to, well, Fullsteam for their newest year-round offering launch of their newest zippy, hoppy thirst-quencher, Cackalacky Ginger Pale Ale. Get there early for the countdown. Chick-N-Que food truck on site, plus plenty o prizes. Bottoms up. Where: Fullsteam, Durham. When: Sunday, 3 p.m. Pints are $4; half-pints for $2. Get there 10 minutes before to get your free kazoo at the bar and help with the kazoo countdown! Page of Cackalacky and Sean of Fullsteam will raise the Giant Kazoo. Full schedule: 3 p.m., beer tapping!; 3:33 p.m., Fullsteam's first-ever Kazoo-off!; 4 p.m., Kazoo Karaoke!; 5 p.m., for-real music with Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends. Make a day of it: stick around for the 7 p.m. Funds to Farms event. Fullsteam will donate 50% of all proceeds from the sale of Cackalacky to Funds to Farms (http://fundstofarms.com/about/) all day. More info.
BRYAN ADAMS: The prince of thieves takes on Raleigh ... nows your chance to look into his eyes (or as close as you can get...). You know you always wanted to see if he was doing it all for you. Where: Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh. When: Tuesday, 8 p.m. Starting at $45. | More info