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Artsplosure Since its inception in 1980, the spring festival has entertained and inspired hundreds of thousands of people, introducing them to underrepresented artists and performances. The festival features dozens of events, such as the Art Market with more than 170 visual arts and crafts exhibitors from across North Carolina and the nation; Kidsplosure, showcasing multiple interactive educational activities and entertainment for children; large-scale, interactive visual art installations; aerialists and/or other unique variety performers; The Student Art Exhibition, showcasing two- and...

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Monday: Stump! Trivia Every Monday, Kings Dining & Entertainment offers Stump! Head to the lounge and 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! Best of all…it’s absolutely free to play! Free; Trivia. Monday, 7 pm; 141 Park at North Hills St. Suite 120, Raleigh, NC 2760;...

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Mother’s Day at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar They will be opening early to celebrate moms with a three-course brunch menu featuring delicious classics like Fleming’s Signature Surf & Turf Eggs Benedict and Cinnamon Apple Brioche French Toast. For those looking to enjoy their dinner favorites, the main menu will also be available all day along with a children’s menu. $47+; Sunday, 10 am; reservations here Light the Woods with Sound Head to Dix Park for a first-of-its-kind sound and light show in the beautiful...

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Monday: O2 Fitness Hosts Shape Up Chapel Hill O2 Fitness, the largest locally-owned fitness company in North Carolina, is hosting its “Shape Up Chapel Hill” workout series. The outdoor group classes will be offered every Monday and Wednesday throughout the month of May. This series gives you an opportunity to come together as a fitness community, mix up your workout routine and get some fresh air. This year’s roster of classes includes Yoga, Pilates, Body Flow, Zumba, Body Combat and Barre. Free; Mondays...

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SPCA K9-3K Dog Walk & Woofstock The K9-3K Dog Walk & Woofstock is an annual North Carolina tradition that brings animal lovers together for a fun walk and day of festivities with a very important purpose: Helping the SPCA of Wake County care for thousands of lost, abandoned, abused and unwanted pets, and giving them a second chance at happiness in a forever home. Enjoy live music by Swade & Satin, a DJ, food trucks, festivities, vendor & sponsor booths...

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Tuesday: Taco Tuesday at Mofu Shoppe Get ready for Cinco de Mayo with Taco Tuesday! They have a special Taco Tuesday with 4 exclusive tacos. Even better, they are partnering with Thrive NC, who will be providing free aoos for the first 35 groups in! There will also be a raffle for tickets to Thrive NC, and gift cards to MOFU! Tuesday, 5 – 8 pm; 321 South Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601 Wednesday: Love at First Pint They’re taking it...

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Cameron Crawl Spring has sprung in Cameron Village! They’re celebrating the arrival of spring with our second annual Cameron Crawl! Enjoy music, shopping specials from their merchants, samples and snacks from their restaurants, and a $25 gift card when you spend $125. Skip the parking hassles and ride for free! Uber on over and save $5 each way when you use the codes CAMERONCRAWLTHURSDAY or CAMERONCRAWLFRIDAY. Friday, 4 -7 pm; 2034 Cameron St, Raleigh, NC 27605; 919.821.1350 Cary Downtown Dine Around...

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Tuesday: Durham Bulls: Taco Tuesday All game long, get $2 tacos at the DBAP! Come for the baseball, stay for the tacos. Tuesday; 409 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701; 919.687.6500 Wednesday: Music in the Valley Crabtree Valley Mall’s concert series returns! Come relax on our patio, listen to live music and enjoy great food and drink specials from Brio Tuscan Grille, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks, and Fleming’s Steakhouse and Wine Bar. Wednesdays, 6:30 pm; Crabtree Valley mall, on the patio...

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Eco Faire at The Scrap Exchange Join in to learn about topics related to the environment and about the numerous environmental projects currently underway in the Triangle! Co-hosted by The Scrap Exchange and Don’t Waste Durham, the Eco Faire will be an interactive, educational event! The Eco Faire is taking place in coordination with The Scrap Exchange’s DIY Fest. Free; Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; The Eco Faire will be at 2020 Chapel Hill Rd, Suite 30, Durham, NC 27707; RSVP...

Five “Must Visits” when Visiting Raleigh, NC

As a newbie to living in Raleigh, NC, I quickly started to explore the area to find things that any visitor would love to do. Here is my short list of “must visits” when enjoying Raleigh: William B. Umstead State Park This park has hiking and multi-use trails that start on both sides of the park and surround three manmade lakes. The largest lake is Big Lake, which has canoe and rowboat rentals. There are also picnic grounds, shelters with fireplaces...