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April 10, 2018

Wednesday:

North Carolina Azalea Festival
The North Carolina Azalea Festival is Wilmington’s annual community celebration and the largest festival of its kind in the state. Founded in 1948, the Azalea Festival is a full week of natural beauty, big-name entertainment, festive galas, fun family events and Southern hospitality come together. Join in art, tours, concerts, a street festival, fireworks, parades and even a boxing match. This year, headliners include Billy Currington, 38 Special, and Ludacris. For community pride and springtime pageantry, the North Carolina Azalea Festival has no equal! Wednesday through Sunday; Wilmington, NC

Thursday:

Azura Skin Care Center’s Two Year Anniversary
Enjoy food, champagne, and prizes! Tasty desserts will be provided from Cupcake Stop Shop and you can wash them down with beer by Bombshell Beer Company. They’ll also have special pricing on your favorite Azura services, as well as 20% off any skincare product purchases you’d like to make. Plus, sign up for our massage loyalty program at the Azura anniversary party and receive a complimentary robe and eye pillow. Raffles & Giveaways include: Elta MD Skin Care Gift Basket; ZO® Skin Health Gift Basket; Azura Signature Line Gift Basket; Neocutis Skin Care Gift Basket; Free Azura 60-Minute Massage; Free Intraceutical Oxygen Facial; $35 Gift Certificate to Slice Pie Company; The Butchers Market Prize Packs (Including cooler bag with seasoning, BBQ sauce, and a $25 gift certificate); $35 Gift Certificate to Sassol in Cary; Free BOTOX® for a Year (Redeemable as 20 Units Each Quarter); One Syringe of JUVÉDERM® Ultra, Ultra Plus, or Vollure (Up to $700 value); One Syringe of Restylane® (Up to $625 value); Free Area of Dysport® (Up to 60 Units); and a Free Teeth-Whitening Session. Be on the lookout for the Azura Trivia Troop for your chance to win other prizes we will be giving away throughout the evening, including beautiful Neocutis wraps and scarves, white ZO® beach totes, ZO® umbrellas, and more! Thursday, 6-9 pm; 135 Parkway Office Court, Suite 205, Cary, NC 27518; RSVP: Hello@AzuraSkin.com

AfterHours: 80s Night
The ultimate Throwback Thursday! Venture back in time with the help of cosplayers, retro science experiments, and themed food and drink samples from favorite Durham-area restaurants! Test your 80’s knowledge at a round of trivia, and play in your favorite Museum exhibits. Food trucks will be parked in front of the Museum including MacUrRoni, Qspresso Food Truck, Baguettaboutit, and Tenco Coffee. There will be prizes for the best costumes, so pull your retro clothes out and be ready for a good throwback. $35, $30/members; Thursday, 6-10 pm; 433 W. Murray Ave, Durham, NC 27704; 919.220.5429

2nd Annual Parkside Hot Wing Challenge with Crank Arm Brewing
Try to beat the heat and join in the 2nd Annual Hot Wing Challenge featuring Carolina Reaper wings and a rare Reaper infused cask by Crank Arm Brewing! they will have plenty of flavors to choose from for spectators who just want to work their way up to the heat. Join in the Reaper Wing eating contest (sign a waiver, prize for finishing 6) or just gobble down 75 cent wings all night and $3 off all pints. Thursday, 6-9 pm; 301 West Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Sketch, Socialize and Sip Coffee with Sociable Sketch
Want to practice drawing but unsure of your skill? This social sketch event is for all levels! You have to start somewhere and sketching is a great practice to build creativity and release stress. Meet interesting new people, and express your creativity, while you either work on a still life (objects supplied) or work on your own independent project. Learn about negative space, shading, contrast and composition or just use the time as a casual free sketch time, not a rigid, serious lesson. This event is for adults only. All supplies included. Food and drinks sold separately. $10; Thursday, 9-10:30 am; 137 Weston Estates Way, Cary, NC 27513; 919.678.8855

Back Porch Music On The Lawn: Adam Pitts
American Tobacco’s annual music series returns this month with an expanded footprint and eclectic offering across the entirety of the campus. The 2018 lineup includes: Adam Pitts @ On the Home Run Patio (thursday, 6:30-8:30 pm); Crucial Fiya @ On the Down Under Patio (May 24, 6:30-8:30 pm); Nikki Hill @ On the Lawn (June 21, 6-9 pm); Will Hoge @ On the Lawn (June 28, 6-9 pm); Yarn/Songs from the Road @ On the Lawn (August 23, 6-9 pm); and Lilly Hiatt @ On the Lawn (August 30, 6-9 pm). American Tobacco’s restaurants will be open and preparing quick grab items for concertgoers. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Free; 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701; 919.433.1566

By Whitney

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