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Catch Me at the Casino Night 2018 Pay tribute to the Studio 54 Era, “Gamble” at the Casino and dance the night away all to benefit Project Catch. This year is going to be bigger, better and an even groovier night that you will not want to miss! $125+; Friday, 8 pm; The Merrimon-Wynne House, 500 North Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27604 Drag Me to Whiskey In partnership with Stonewall Sports, Whiskey Kitchen is hosting the restaurant’s first ever Drag Show...

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AILLEA’s Black Friday Get 20% off store-wide. This promotion is happening both in-store and online. Online, use code CHEERSAILLEA.  Friday through Monday; Raleigh, 2032 Cameron St, Raleigh, NC 27605; Atlanta, 3796 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30342; Charleston, 344 King St, Charleston, SC 29401 Christmas Carousel Gift Market For over 31 years the Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market has provided the Triangle one of the largest collections of Arts, Crafts & Holiday Gifts ever assembled in one location. As you stroll through the 2018 event you’ll meet...

Thanksgiving Week & Black Friday

Tuesday: $1 Ice Cream and Tea for Rise Against Hunger Want to give back around Thanksgiving? We definitely do! Join at Milk Lab and just by simply enjoying a cup of rolled ice cream or tea we can make a difference to help end global hunger. All proceeds – including gratuities – will be donated to Rise Against Hunger. Limited to 1 product per person (Tea or Ice cream). Tuesday, 11:30 am – 10 pm; 6418 Tryon Rd, Cary, NC 27518 Free...

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Raleigh Christmas Parade A Raleigh tradition for more than 70 years, the Raleigh Christmas Parade is the largest parade of its kind between Atlanta and Washington, D.C. The parade—filled with marching bands, dancers, classic cars, super heroes and more— marches through downtown Raleigh for two hours along a 1.4-mile route that draws a crowd of 60,000 spectators. Saturday, 9:40 am; Downtown Raleigh, NC North Hills Tree Lighting This year’s Tree Lighting event will feature snow slopes, trackless train rides, kids...

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Arts After Dark Arts After Dark is a night of creative exploration that includes a make-and-take art project followed by dance. A cash bar offering adult beverages and complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Empire Eats Catering will be available throughout the event. It’ll be a multicultural experience to remember! $30, $35/door; Friday, 7 – 10 pm; IMURJ, 300 S. McDowell St, Raleigh, NC Moonlight in the Garden  For seven-nights, the magical lighting exhibition Moonlight in the Garden will illuminate and showcase JC Raulston...

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Carolina Artisan Craft Market Come out to the Carolina Artisan Craft Market at the Raleigh Convention Center for handcrafted jewelry, furniture, pottery, photography and more—a perfect opportunity for fun holiday shopping! Browse and chat with the artists to walk away with a best-fit piece for you or a friend. Also, enjoy live music and artist demonstrations. Friday – Sunday; 500 S. Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601 77th Annual NC Gourd Arts & Crafts Festival Check out all things gourds at this total fall festival!...

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Monday: Broadway Sings For Florence Performers from some of the biggest hits on Broadway will be raising funds for hurricane relief and recovery during the Broadway Sings for Florence Craig Schulman, who has performed the lead roles in Les Misérables, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera and Jekyll and Hyde, has assembled a cast of Broadway veterans, who will sing selections from many of their favorite shows. The cast will include Schulman; Lawrence Clayton (The Color Purple, The Civil War,...

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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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North Carolina State Fair The largest annual event in the state, the North Carolina State Fair draws one million visitors through the gates each October, marking what many consider to be the unofficial beginning of the fall season. Eleven days of high-flying rides, deep-fried foods, live music, stunt shows and other entertainment (including nightly fireworks) has been a can’t-miss event for generations of families—the 2017 version of the North Carolina State Fair marked the 150th year of the event! Thursday...

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Taste of China: Chinese Cuisine & Culture Festival Authentic Chinese ethnic cuisines from different regions of China will light up your day and comfort your stomach. Enjoy continuous entertainment including the dragon and lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, folk and traditional dances, musical performances, children’s pavilion activities, Chinese culture and history booths and more. Visitors can also shop at souvenir, arts, and crafts booths. Don’t miss NCLady’s food tasting booth (free) & Daily Vita’s Ginseng Tea tasting booth (free). Saturday,...