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Pet Portrait Workshop The popular pet portrait workshop back! Perfect class for anyone who wants to make a personalized gift for a loved one or themselves! Please look out for my email confirmation, I will be requesting you send me a few photos of your pet.  To officially reserve your seat you must send photos by the 7th. $40; Saturday, 10 – 11 am; 2014 Cameron St, Raleigh, NC 27605 Made and Found Made and Found is a new shopping event that...

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1ST Annual Feast of the East If all-you-can-eat barbecue and oysters sounds good to you, then you won’t want to miss the Feast of the East. Join the community in the park to celebrate the second anniversary of the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park with live music and delicious food. Your ticket will provide entrance to the event, all-you-can-eat food, and two drink tickets. All proceeds will benefit the Gig360 Young Professionals and the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. $65; Friday, 7...

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Monday: 2nd Annual City of Raleigh Museum’s ‘Dark Raleigh’ Tour Just in time for Halloween! The City of Raleigh Museum presents an evening of true stories revealing the dark side of life in the Capital City on Monday, Oct. 28 and Tuesday, Oct. 29. Its second annual ‘Dark Raleigh’ Walking Tour will recount a whole new collection of sordid tales of murder, crime, and death that have fallen into the shadows of the past. Join museum staff as they take...

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Pumpkin Flotilla Bring your carved pumpkin from 4 – 5:30 pm and join us for Bond Park’s Pumpkin Flotilla! Pumpkins will set sail across the Bond Park Lake at twilight (approximately 6:30 pm). Enjoy a discounted boat ride (available to those who enter a pumpkin or dress in appropriate Halloween costumes) and a snack from our concession stand while you wait to watch your pumpkin float on the lake. There will also be music and food! Your pumpkin should be...

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Trellis Grand Opening Party Join Trellis Beauty to celebrate their new expanded space! Guests that arrive at 10 am will be entered to win a free Create Your Own treatment at the newly expanded Beauty Treatment Bar! Enjoy $5 five minute facial massages from their newest Skin Experts! Jade will also be here taking appointments for full facial treatments, pre-book your time with her here! Appointments booked this day will receive a Clean Beauty Swag bag! There will also be a clean beauty...

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Monday: NCRLA Chef Showdown The annual NCRLA Chef Showdown Final Event is presented by Got to be NC Agriculture and features creations from 20 of the best chefs in North Carolina. You are invited to taste and sip your way through the savory, pastry and mixologist competitions, acting as judges for NCRLA’s People’s Choice awards. The culinary participants, all based in North Carolina, advance after cooking up the highest-rated dishes across five statewide preliminary rounds and partaking in regional rounds...

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Wide Open Bluegrass The festival’s 2019 line-up include I’m With Her, Sister Sadie, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, the Del McCoury band and Molly Tuttle, Doyle Lawson, Balsam Range, and more. The festival is held at Red Hat Amphitheater and at seven other stages throughout downtown Raleigh. Free; Friday & Saturday, 5 pm; Raleigh, NC Art of Cool Festival Produced by The DOME Group, LLC, The The Art of Cool Festival 2019 is featuring music from Jill Scott, Marcus Anderson,...

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15th Annual Capital City Bikefest The country’s largest downtown motorcycle rally, this three-day, family-friendly event featuring musical performances, parades and plenty of sweet rides is tough to miss (and impossible not to hear!). Bike competitions, a tattoo festival, a classic car show, food trucks and much, much more are big draws for the wildly-diverse crowd. $10; Friday – Sunday; 500 S. Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601 2nd Annual Milk Fest Check out musical performances by DJ Dice, DJ K Stones,...

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SPARKcon 2019 SPARKcon, the totally-weird, totally-awesome creativity festival that takes over downtown Raleigh each Sept., is truly a grassroots event. The “for the people, by the people” approach uses an open-source planning process that allows more than 2,000 artists to be involved each year. Dance, fashion, music, film, food—if you can name it, you can find an event for it at the festival that spans nearly 15 city blocks. The festival has taken big steps to make it even more...

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38th Annual Raleigh Greek Festival The Holy Trinito Othodox Church will host the 38th Annual Raleigh Greek Festival at the North Carolina State Fairground’s Jim Graham Building. Taste handmade, authentic Greek food prepared by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church family using recipes handed down for generations. Hear live Greek music and see traditional folk dances. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. $3, $2/Seniors and ages 13-18, free/under 13; Friday, 5 –...