Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent
ACTIVATE GOOD'S 5TH ANNUAL COUTURE FOR A CAUSE FASHION SHOW: Feed your need for fashion with this year's installment of the glam-slam fashion show fundraiser to benefit Activate Good where local designers are paired with nonprofit partners to create outfits that nod to their mission (with the best to win a prize) with hors d'oeuvres, silent and live auctions, cash bar, red-carpet welcome (try to contain yourself) and, obv, a runway show. Where: Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh. When: Saturday, 8 p.m. $25 presale, $30 at the door, $75 VIP. Info and Tickets at activategood.org/coutureforacause.
A MAD MEN EVENING: Channel your inner Draper to celebrate the 1960s mod era, as well as NC's vast midcentury modernist homes, as COR co-hosts A Mad Men Evening. Think theme (as in you dress the era), food, drinks (I'm guessing whiskey?), music and a special presentation by George Smart (founder and director of NCMH). Where: City of Raleigh Museum, Raleigh. When: Friday, 7 to 9 p.m. $20, 18 and up. | More info
INTERNATIONAL STOUT DAY & OSKAR BLUES CAN'D AID FUNDRAISER WITH OSKAR BLUES BREWERY: Drink for the good as Bottle Revolution takes it up a notch for International Stout Day. The best-of bottle shop will sell Oskar Blues glasses, which do-good imbibers can fill with their choosing of Oskar Blues crafts ('11 Ten FIDY,'12 Ten FIDY, '13 Ten FIDY [co],'13 Ten FIDY [nc], barrel-aged Ten FIDY, Coffee Ten FIDY and more) so that 100 percent of glass-sale proceeds will be donated for Colorado flood relief via Lyons Community Foundation, the Longmont Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of Boulder County. Bottoms up. Where: Bottle Revolution, Raleigh. When: Friday, 4:30 to 10 p.m. | More info
BEER EXTRAVAGANZA: Sip on a sudsy selection at Southern Season for the Beer Extravaganza, in celebration of their home brew competition and spotlighting at least 20 craft-brew national and local breweries. You: spot a Lincoln (that's a five). They: provide commemorative beer sampling glass, beer samples and brewer meetings, as well as bites from local vendors, beats, door prizes and more. Winners of the home brew competition will be announced at 5 p.m. Where: Weathervane Restaurant and Patio, Chapel Hill. When: Saturday, 3 to 7 p.m. $5 online or in store, or day of $8. | More info
BOOK RELEASE AT LA FARM: Toast La Farm bakery owners Missy and Lionel Vatinet's "A Passion for Bread" in celebration of artisan bread at their book release party, featuring a bread demo and bakery tour. Fullsteam Brewery will also be on-site with brews. Where: La Farm bakery, Cary. When: Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m. | More info