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Tuesday: Meet the Italian Winemaker Unwined is hosting Ignazio Giovine during his short trip to North Carolina. They’re partnering with The Lemon Tree to create a unique tasting menu to pair specifically with Ignazio’s wines. Ignazio’s vineyards is one of the ones which they are visiting during the annual trip to Italy. Plus, they’re offering a discount from now until March 3 for both trips to Italy! $37.50; Tuesday, 7 – 8:30 pm; 153 S White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-2739 Wednesday:...

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Juniper Level Botanic Garden’s Open Nursery and Garden Days Juniper Level Botanic Garden’s 28-acres is filled with more than 30,000 taxa of plants, including native perennials, exotic plants, rare delights, and an array of incredible and unusual specimen trees and shrubs you won’t see anywhere else in the world. Juniper Level Botanic Garden’s are open to the public eight weekends each year for Open Garden and Nursery Days. During these open days, no visit requests are needed. Free; Friday &...

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Monday: Top Chef Dinner Series at High Horse As part of his on-going Bravo Top Chef Series, Chef Katsuji Tanabe welcomes James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef: Northeast” 2018 winner Chef/Owner Karen Akunowicz of Fox & Knife in Boston for dinner at High Horse! Meet Chef Karen Akunowicz in Raleigh before she airs on Bravo TV’s “Top Chef All Stars” March 19th! Monday, 7 pm; 208 wolfe st, Raleigh, NC 27601; Reservations here Cooking for a Classic The 4th Annual Cooking...

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Big Frosty Beer Festival Join in the 4th Annual Big Frosty Beer Festival. There will be 25 breweries pouring samples of over 50 beers and ciders and live music while you sip! $40; Saturday, 2 -6 pm; 614 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC Get Lei’d at The Architect Bar Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a bit of the tropics! The Architect Bar is having a luau with specialty cocktails and a DJ. Get $3 Tobacco Road Truth Serum, $5 Terrapin Beers, $11...

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Tuesday: February Prix Fixe Wine Dinner at Cameron Bar and Grill Skip the craziness of Valentine’s dinner and join CBG early on Tuesday for a prix fixe wine dinner! If you love the wine selections, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase bottles of the evening’s features to enjoy on Valentine’s Day proper. $59; Tuesday, 7 pm; 2018 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605 bartaco‘s Aphrodisiac Taco Just in time for Valentine’s Day, bartaco is serving up it’s fan favorite aphrodisiac – the crispy...

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Savor Sweeter Dreams – An Intimate Dinner Event for a Great Cause “Top Chef” Kenny Gilbert is joining in the 4th annual Sweeter Dreams benefit! Sweeter Dreams has become one of our most treasured charitable annual events. Last year, they donated over a hundred beds to children in Wake County, and this year they look forward to breaking their record and supporting The Green Chair Project in their mission to provide a bed for every child in need! They have teamed up with Chef Kenny Gilbert to...

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Monday: Free Classes at CorePower Yoga Chapel Hill CorePower Yoga Chapel Hill is celebrating the opening of its new yoga fitness studio with ten days of free yoga classes. Beyond the preview period, you always receive your first week of classes for free, allowing you to sample the different formats offered. Four class formats are offered including CorePower Yoga 1, CorePower Yoga 2, Hot Power Fusion and Yoga Sculpt. Formats range in style, difficulty and flow to fit every experience...

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Hindsight Wine Dinner at Washington Duke Inn From Napa Valley, Hindsight Vineyards, a boutique wine producer prides itself on creating sustainable, world-class wine at a reasonable price. Hindsight’s varietals embody bold, robust flavor — a signature of the Napa wine region. The Fairview Dining Room is excited to welcome Hindsight for an evening of wine and cuisine. Expect an unparalleled dining experience, as Executive Chef Jason Cunningham’s exquisite menu is sublimely paired with Hindsight’s phenomenal wines. $99, $89/Executive Club Members;...

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Packapalooza Packapalooza is an all-day block party and street festival capping off Wolfpack Welcome Week at the start of the academic year. Celebrate in N.C. State style, including great music, activities throughout the day and fun entertainment for the whole family. You can expect over 300 vendor booths and over 40 sponsoring organizations. Free; Saturday, 2 – 10 pm; West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena 43rd Annual Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival Come join us at the 43rd Annual Lazy Daze...

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Sip and Shop: Distillery Edition Shop Local Raleigh is teaming up with local distilleries Raleigh Rum Company and Oak City Amaretto for a fun afternoon of sipping and shopping! Tunes will be provided by Michael Daughtry and the Drift; Sadie Rock and the Mad Ryans; and Red Sky Moon. $1 from every drink sale will benefit Military Missions in Action, a local organization that is dedicated to assisting veterans with disabilities, members of the armed forces and their families. Grab...