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Monday: Soft opening of People’s Coffee Swing by this new sleek coffee spot and enjoy espresso and coffee drinks using Black and White Coffee Roasters; Cold off the press juice; and goodies from Strong arm bakery. Monday, 7 am; 7830 NC Hwy, suite 100, Durham, NC 27713 Horror Movie Trivia @ Woody’s Cary Join in five trivia rounds of all your favorite horror movies to find out your fortune. Just select a team captain and have them be in charge of...

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International Festival of Raleigh Now in it’s 33rd year, this three-day event, a comprehensive platform for local ethnic communities and artists to present their culture, serves more than 25,000 attendees in downtown Raleigh each year. More than 70 ethnic groups participate to present a variety of arts, cuisine, dance, textile design and cultural expression from across the globe. Art exhibits, dance competitions, sidewalk cafés, main stages for music, vendor booths and more make for fun finds and discoveries. Friday –...

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SPARKcon 2.0 Hurricane Florence huffed and puffed, but she couldn’t extinguish the SPARK for long! They’re ready to reboot and and fill downtown Raleigh with all things creative and SPARKy! Each year, SPARKcon features more than 2,000 artists in 200+ events. Each segment of the creative community plans their own “SPARKs” to showcase their talent. SPARKcon’s goal is to connect and educate emerging, creative leaders through training, interdisciplinary collaboration, and an open source structure leading to the creation of a...

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Crank Arm Brewing Company’s 5th Anniversary Block Party Celebration This craft brewery & tasting room located in downtown Raleigh, NC. It’s the 2016 GABF Bronze Medal winner in American Belgo category with Whitewall Wheat. Come celebrate five years with bikes, bands, and brews. There will be a bike parade around town, as well as food trucks and live music. Bands will include: Crucial Fiya, Cosmic Superheroes, Ellis Dyson & the Shambles, and Born Again Heathens. Free; Saturday, 12 – 11 pm; 319 West Davie...

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Monday: A Recipe from the Ground Up: Dinner with Dan Barber and Row 7 Seed Company Join in a seed-to-table dinner celebrating the first harvest of Row 7 Seed Company, hosted by Andrea Reusing and Dan Barber. Enjoy a feast prepared by the some of the region’s best chefs, who have been working to connect local farm partners with tastier, more nutritious and sustainable crops. The menu will showcase new and experimental vegetables—all bred for deliciousness—a celebration of innovation in the field and on the...

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Monday: NACE Cares: Bites and Pints Hosted by the Triangle’s local chapter of NACE (National association of catering and events), this fundraiser benefits the US Veterans Corp. Bites & Pints Challenge brings together 16 chefs to compete on bite sized food paired with local beers and you get to vote on your favorites! Not only is the entire night a competition, but there is also a silent auction filled with goodies from all over the Triangle, like hotel stays &...

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The Devilish Egg Opens The Devilish Egg will be celebrating the grand opening of their newest location in Raleigh’s downtown City Market. Chris Vitiello a.k.a. The Poetry Fox will write on-demand poems on a vintage typewriter from 5-6 pm, harpist Michelle Cobley will playing her modern and innovative works, The Black Unykorn will be doing tarot card readings, and of course there will be lots of crafting to be had! Friday; 300 Blake St, Raleigh, NC Rooftop Pop-Up Class at Unscripted...

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Monday: Stump! Trivia Kings Dining & Entertainment offers Stump! Trivia every Monday night in the Lounge! Come see why they were voted “Best Trivia in the Triangle” by the readers of the INDYWeek! Join your host, Trivia Jockey Jason, as he offers up fun and challenging trivia questions for players of all levels. All you need is a group of 2-6 players and they have prizes for the top teams, including $50 for first place. Free; Monday, 7 pm; 141 Park...

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Matthews Alive Labor Day Festival The Matthews Alive Festival is a Labor Day weekend celebration dedicated to the support of local non-profit organizations. Enjoy rides, games, food, a parade, free entertainment, arts & crafts, a petting zoo, and more. Friday-Monday; S Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105 African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County This Labor Day weekend, visit the heart of downtown Raleigh for the African American Cultural Festival. This annual festival celebrates African American Culture through art, food,...

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Jam In The Trees Jam In The Trees is an annual music festival in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, just outside of Asheville. While 2018 is only the third year since inception, the festival was nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s prestigious Momentum Awardin 2017 and was named a top festival pick by Blue Ridge Outdoors in 2018. The festival offers a complimentary shuttle service between the festival venue, Pisgah Brewing Company, and downtown Asheville, nearby hotels, and campgrounds,...