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Mardi Gras RDU Join in the annual Mardi Gras crawl hitting up 5+ of your favorite downtown Raleigh in and around Glenwood Ave. They will be giving away swag all night as well as playing a few games, a super prize for most festive and of course enjoy a few beverages on us throughout the night! Free admission into all spots, drink specials and giveaways during our time slots. Dressing festive is highly encouraged. Designated Drivers are always free. 21+;...

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Tuesday: Galentine’s Day Join in Galentine’s Day! You work hard, you deserve a break, and a fun evening with other gals! We’re excited to announce that a portion of each ticket will be donated to Headbands of Hope. Enjoy food and wine from Chatham Hill; a goodie bag packed with discounts, a fun card to give your Valentine (or Galentine), a headband from Headbands of Hope; workshops like painting, makeup tutorials, and floral arrangement creation; photo booth; shopping jewerly from Kendra...

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Corks & Cakes: Valentine’s Edition It’s time to indulge in the most delicious cupcake and wine pairing in town. The Wine Feed hosts Corks & Cakes twice a year, pairing expertly chosen wines with cupcakes from The Cupcake Shoppe. This year’s flight includes four Valentine’s Day themed mini cupcakes and a four paired wine tasting flight. $18/flight; Sunday, 12-5:30 pm; The Wine Feed, 602 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC; 919.374.0036 Valentine’s Pop-Up Market They have ten amazing local vendors including jewelry, clothing, flowers,...

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Tuesday: Sam’s Groovy Tuesday Featuring: The City Dirt Duo Enjoy a live music show featuring The City Dirt Duo. The City Dirt Duo is a side project of Urban Soil, intended for smaller venues and more intimate settings. Featuring Gregory Meckley on violin and vocals, and Eric Chesson holding down the acoustic guitar and vocals. There is a strong emphasis on acoustic music and the native Appalachian and bluegrass traditions of North Carolina as well as healthy doses of Urban...

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Krispy Kreme Challenge One of America’s most unique running events (and toughest eating events!), the Krispy Kreme Challenge requires competitors to run five miles, eat a dozen doughnuts at the halfway point and hit the finish line in under one hour. Started in 2004 with just a handful of North Carolina State University students, the annual event now draws nearly 8,000 runners decked out in costumes along with plenty of media attention. For the curious, those doughnuts total 2,400 calories and 144...

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African American Cultural Celebration An annual statewide kickoff to Black History Month at the North Carolina Museum of History, the African American Cultural Celebration brings together 75+ musicians, storytellers, dancers, chefs, historians, artists and more in downtown Raleigh for a day of pride and celebration of culture. Saturday, 10:30 am-4:30 pm; 5 East Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601; 919.807.7900 2018 Chinese New Year Festival The Triangle North Carolina is invited to celebrate Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year! This festival has a...

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Monday: Triangle Restaurant Week This week-long celebration of culinary excellence! Triangle Restaurant Week has some of the area’s best restaurants offer up special, three-course menu options at fixed pricing ($15 for lunch, and $20, $25 or $30 for dinner), a great opportunity for you to return to an old favorite dining spot or discover a new one. Monday through January 28th; Various locations in Raleigh, Cary, Apex and Morrisville Tuesday: Tuesday Trivia Nickelpoint Brewing Company hosts a weekly trivia night...

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Raleigh Roasts The City of Raleigh Museum will be hosting Raleigh Roasts, an event that celebrates Raleigh’s café culture. We have invited local businesses into the museum from 9 am- noon to provide museum visitors with samples and sell their products. Visitors to museum can purchase a $5 wristband that will allow them to sample freely as well as receive a complimentary City of Raleigh Museum coffee mug. Confirmed vendors include Larry’s Coffee, Lucettegrace, Raleigh Coffee Company, Rise Biscuits Donuts...

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Durham Mardi Gras Kickoff Fundraiser Enjoy two bands to get you prepared for this year’s Durham Mardi Gras (8 pm: Bulltown Strutters, 9:30 pm: Mel Melton & Wicked Mojos). You can also expect beads and costumes encouraged! Saturday, 8-1 pm; 709 Washington St, Durham, NC 27701 Winter Food Truck Rodeo This is the original food truck rodeo of the Triangle! Enjoy chowing down from tucks like American Meltdown, MaMa Dukes, Pie Pushers, Porchetta, Chez Moi Bakery and OnlyBurger. Locally-brewed craft beer and a...

New Year’s Weekend

First Night Raleigh It’s the 27th Annual First Night Raleigh 2018! With nearly 100 performances in over 35 venues throughout downtown, First Night Raleigh is the way to ring in the New Year! Learn a new hobby for the New Year at the daytime DIY Festival from 2 – 6 pm at the NC Museums of History and Sciences. Bounce around music, theatre, and other performances after the Early Countdown at 7 pm. Ride the First Night Ferris Wheel and...