Have you ever heard of bubble tea? According to Eater, bubble tea — or boba tea — is classified as a “broad category of chunky drinks.” The drink typically consists of a blend of black tea, milk, ice + tapioca pearls — served with an oversized straw.
If you’re ready to see what all the hype is about, we’ve compiled a list of 10 local spots that are serving up some bubble tea deliciousness.
Moge Tee | 2304 Hillsborough St. • Open 12–8:30 p.m. Mon.–Fri. + 12–9 p.m. Sat.-Sun. #ProTip: Moge Tee has a variety of milk and fruit teas. Try your drink with a cheese foam for an added salty, creamy taste.
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Civic ○ For people interested in learning more about Bus Rapid Transit and the Corridor projects, the city of Raleigh is hosting a virtual BRT open house. Through Fri., May 21, you can visit the website + share your feedback. 🚌
Watch ○ The City of Raleigh launched a new video series, entitled A Walk in My District, featuring discussions with the mayor + council members. You can watch the first video with Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin here. 📺
Drink ○ Gizmo Brew Works is celebrating its eighth anniversary this weekend. Starting tonight through Sun., May 2, the Raleigh brewery will have entertainment, live music + food trucks at 907 Triangle Dr. (across from Umstead Park). Click here for more information. 🍻
Outdoors ○ Now through Mon., May 3, Raleigh Parks is participating in the City Nature Challenge. Using a free smartphone app, participants will compete to collect the most observations of plants, animals, insects and fungi. Information from the challenge will help contribute to local natural resources decisions + scientific studies. 🐛
Inbox ○ Next week, RALtoday is switching over to a new mailing platform that will allow us to serve you better. Due to this transition, you might see us in your inbox a little later than usual on Mon., May 3 — but we’ll be back bright and early at 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Want to spread the love? Now’s a great time to remind your friends to subscribe to our daily newsletter. 📥
Correction ○ Earlier this week, we mistakenly said that participants can enter the Town of Cary’s Who’s a Good Dog? photo competition from May 1-15. This was inaccurate — the contest ends today, Apr. 30. Public voting will open May 1-15. We take errors seriously + apologize for any confusion. 🛒
Shop ○ What if we told you you can get non-toxic cleaning supplies *and* oat milk delivered to your front door? Thrive Market shoppers can find all their favorite brandsand have them delivered — plus,an extra25% off their first order + free joining gift. 📦 Ⓟ
Travel ○ Itching for a weekend getaway? Dollar Flight Club has your back. This smart platform analyzes flight data for you, finding the best deals for your trip. Think: Hawaii from $109 or Austin from $68 roundtrip. Try it for $1 if you sign up in the next 48 hours. 🛫Ⓟ
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You can “get your fit on” every Wed. at 5 + 6 p.m. on the grass lawn of the Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park for a $5 drop-in fee.
These classes will be hosted by a range of community partners + there will be free samples of cold pressed juices, natural energy beverages, protein bars, and more.
The next Wellness Wednesday will be held on May 5 + hosted by Shred415. Reserve your spot here.
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Arts ○ Last Friday Art Walk | Fri., Apr. 30 | 6–9 p.m. | Multiple Locations, Downtown Hillsborough | Free | Visit art venues + studios in downtown Hillsborough during this monthly, self-guided tour. 🚶
Film ○ Science in the Movies | Fri., Apr. 30 | 6–9:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The head of the Astronomy + Astrophysics Research Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will give insight into the science of space based on the movie The Martian.
Saturday ○ Author Talk with Traci Sorell | Sat., May 1 | 4 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Author Traci Sorell will read from her book We Are Still Here! Native American Truths Everyone Should Know + discuss issues facing NC’s Indigenous communities. ○ Young People’s Concert Matinee| Sat., May 1 | 3 p.m. | Virtual | $21.46 | The NC Symphony is streaming a concert performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. ○ Wellness Market | Sat., May 1 | 2–6 p.m. | Current Wellness, 219 S East St. | Free+ | Pick up some health-oriented products from local vendors while enjoying live music, mini-mocktail lessons + artisan snacks. ○ Pop-Up Market | Sat., May 1 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Transfer Co. Food Hall | Free+ | Visitors can shop for creative, hand-crafted goods and grab something to eat or drink.
Sunday ○ BikeRaleigh: S.State Street Pop-up | Sun., May 2 | 1–3 p.m. | Walnut Creek Wetland Center | Free | Take a test ride down a potentially new bike lane + provide feedback to city staff members on its design. ○ Bend, Don’t Break! | Sun., May. 2 | 9–10 a.m. | Virtual | Free | A yoga class for all skill levels that focuses on basic poses, meditation + breathing exercises. ○ Wine & Design Open Studio | Sun., May 2 | 3 p.m. | 510 W Martin St. | $37 | No artistic talent needed — just the desire to have fun at this adult painting party.
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.