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World’s Largest Flip Flop 1K This non-timed 1K fun run and everyone must wear unaltered “thong” flip flops! The current Guinness World Record is 1587! You must be at Bond Brothers Beer Company by 10:30am. Included in your registration is a race shirt which MUST BE WORN DURING THE RUN. If you are not wearing thong (unaltered) sandals, you will not be able to participate. Our record was broken by a group in Arizona and we need your help to...

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Thursday: Live in the District Park West Village, a 100-acre mixed-use development in Morrisville, is hosting a live music series every Thursday night through June 13. Live in the District will bring the best artists from around the Triangle to perform in an outdoor venue perfect for relaxing with the whole family. Free; Thursday, 6:30 – 9 pm; 3400 Village Market Place, Morrisville, NC 27560 Thrive NC This two-day event features 50 of the area’s top chefs and restaurants, where...

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NC ‘Cuegrass The Pit’s 11th Annual ‘Cuegrass Festival returns to the warehouse district of downtown Raleigh with a jam-packed day full of great ‘cue, local brews and toe-tappin’ bluegrass music! They’re closing down the streets around The Pit and firing up the pig cookers to serve plenty of their famous Eastern North Carolina-style barbecue and a selection of locally made beers. On the stage, checkout the following bands: Kate Rhudy; Hank, Pattie & The Current; Old Habits; and Will Hoge;...

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Tuesday: Downright Rotten! It’s gonna get funky! This 5-course menu will highlight how “rotten foods reveal themselves through Japanese cuisine. Join us for this one-night only omakase meal! Omakase means you entrusts your order to the chef – it is essentially a chef’s tasting menu. Chef Billy Cotter will send out the freshest and most delicious dishes of the day. Dining omakase is a way for Dashi to showcase our finest ingredients and techniques! The meal will feature house-made miso,...

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Tuesday: Movement @ Market Join the Downtown Raleigh Alliance and Poyner YMCA for the Movement @ Market fitness series. This evening cardio + stretch workout takes place at Market Plaza and happens every Tuesday in April. This week is a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Class. Upcoming classes include Kickboxin (April 9), HIIT Class (April 16), Kickboxing (April 23) and HIIT Class (April 30). Be sure to bring water and wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Tuesdays, 5:30 pm; Poyner YMCA,...

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Thursday: Art in Bloom One of the can’t-miss events of the year at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Art in Bloom is a four-day festival of art and flowers. More than 50 floral interpretations inspired by the museum’s galleries, some more than 10 feet tall, are created on-site by world-class designers and showcased throughout the museum’s West Building (have your cameras ready!). The ticketed event invites participants to attend presentations and workshops, dine at Iris and shop for one-of-a-kind gifts....

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#ncmaLATE Cocktails and Craftivism Raise a glass and your awareness at this late-night party that includes art making, performances, and silent disco. Chow down on street food and join in the camaraderie. Cash bar. $18/members, $20/nonmembers; Friday, 9:30 pm; 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607 Toast to the Triangle Toast to the Triangle will be on Sunday, March 10 from 6-9pm at the McKimmon Center on NC State’s campus. The event brings together 30 of the Triangle area’s best...

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Adult Night: Speakeasy Celebrate the roaring 1920s at the Adult Nights: Speakeasy. Get the lowdown on Prohibition in NC, test your chemical sense, crack the bootlegger’s code, know your onions with popular ’20s slang and more, featuring a private Member entrance under the Globe. The VIP Experience (6 – 7 pm) means you get to sample whiskey from around the world and learn the unique process behind each one at Whiskey University, presented by Mystic Farm & Distillery. $25, $15/...

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Tuesday: Carolina Hurricanes All-Star Chef Series The Carolina Hurricanes are teaming up with Social House Vodka to host a series of dinners featuring area chefs. Dubbed the All-Star Chef Series, each meal will take place two hours before game time at the Arena Club Restaurant at PNC Arena. The four-course meals will include signature cocktails from guest bartenders. This week features Matthew Register of Southern Smoke BBQ, Garland and Eric Montagne of Locals Seafood Market & Oyster Bar at Transfer...

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Hawaiian Bar Crawl Aloha! Grab your friends and your Hawaiian shirt for this Hawaiian themed Bar Crawl in the middle of February. Raleigh Hawaiian Bar Crawl Tickets Include complimentary ‘party favor’ and Hawaiian lei upon starting the bar crawl at Tapworks; a $5 gift card to spend at Tapworks upon starting the bar crawl; and a free food item (to be used at a later date) at Tapworks upon finishing the bar crawl and posting once to your social media account with the hashtag...