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October 28, 2019

Monday:

2nd Annual City of Raleigh Museum’s ‘Dark Raleigh’ Tour

Just in time for Halloween! The City of Raleigh Museum presents an evening of true stories revealing the dark side of life in the Capital City on Monday, Oct. 28 and Tuesday, Oct. 29. Its second annual ‘Dark Raleigh’ Walking Tour will recount a whole new collection of sordid tales of murder, crime, and death that have fallen into the shadows of the past. Join museum staff as they take you to little known locations around downtown for a tour experience like no other. Learn about the lovers found dead in their embrace, whose body was found in the nearby quarry, and which man was buried alive. Tour is not recommended for under 21. Tickets include a free beer or wine. $25; Monday & Tuesday; City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Thursday:

Spooktacular Soiree

Back by popular demand! Join us—if you dare—for a frightful Halloween scare! Beer, wine, a spooky cocktail, and light nibbles are yours, but dress to impress—we’ll have prizes for most historically accurate, scariest, and funniest costumes. Live music by The Five Nines! $35 – $45; Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 pm; North Carolina Museum of History, 5 East Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Bull Moon Rising in Downtown Durham

For the first time in North Carolina, a giant breathtaking spherical replica of the moon – with a diameter of nearly 23 feet – will hang above Bull City as part of a once-in-a-lifetime community experience. The internally lit sculpture, “Museum of the Moon,” will be suspended over CCB Plaza and open to the public for four days over Halloween weekend, supported by free events and fundraising components giving back to the community. To kick things off, the sculpture will be illuminated by local drag stars Vivica C. Coxx, Stormia Daie and Naomi Dix. Immediately following, enjoy a Halloween-themed performance by Paperhand Puppets. Mayor Steven Schewel will read popular children’s book “Goodnight Moon” and the Durham Medical Orchestra’s Brass Group will serenade you under the Moon over CCB Plaza. Thursday, 6 – 9 pm; 201 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

By Whitney

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