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Monday: TOP CHEF Dinner Series at High Horse At High Horse, Chef Katsuji Tanabe welcomes Chef Silvan Barban of LaRina Pastificio & Vino for a dinner featuring her North Italian cuisine, to be served alongside his wood-fired dishes. The menu includes Oyster & Scallop Crudo colatura di alici with EVOO, and serrano peppers; Octopus and Shrimp Tostada with cilantro aioli, avocado, mint, and habaneros; Dry Fideo with chorizo, and burrata; Bucatini with meyer lemon, crispy shallots, fennel, caloatura di alici,...

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Union Special Bread // Sweet + Salt: A Bakery Pop-Up Series at The Durham Popping up in Durham for one morning only — Andrew Ullom brings his pastries and breads from Union Special Bread in Raleigh to the Coffee Shop at The Durham. Formerly the executive pastry chef for Ashley Christensen’s restaurants, Andrew and team create sweet and savory pastries with inventive flavor combos and sourdough breads made with locally-milled flour and a single whole-wheat natural sponge. Pair your treats...

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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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Naughty or Nice Party Dress in your Christmas best (ugly sweaters, Christmas suits, elf costumes, hats, antlers, etc.) and come out for a night of holiday spirit and spirits! They’ll be serving Christmas inspired cocktails and White Claw specials in addition to their usual Saturday special ($5 Crown Royal + flavors) and DJ Chaperone will be spinning live on the patio from 8 pm – Midnight! Saturday, 1 pm; Boxcar Bar and Arcade, 330 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC Chili...

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Monday: First Anniversary Celebration at Transfer Co. Join to eat, drink and play in celebration of their first year! There will be a Black Surfer’s pop-up zine shop; KidLab, Read With Me, A Children’s Book & Art Shop, Little By Little Raleigh Games & Play Station; and conversation panels. RSVP here; Monday, 5 – 9 pm; 500 East Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601 Durham Village Holiday Market Shop the annual Durham Village Holiday Market with NC Made eats, drinks and...

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Deck the Halls with Bands of Raleigh Get in the giving spirit this holiday season and see the best local music Raleigh has to offer. All proceeds of the show will go to Urban Ministries of Wake County, NC State Food Pantry, and Raleigh Rescue Mission. Enjoy sets from The Bronze Age, Stranded Bandits, Spaced Angel & The New Aquarian! This will also be your chance to check out the brand new record shop upstairs in the Pour House! Donations...

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Shred415 Opens Get ahead on your new year’s fitness goals and join Shred415 for nine days of free high intensity interval training (or HIIT) classes at the brand new studio at The Dillon in the Warehouse District. Free; Saturday; 218 S Harrington St, Raleigh, NC 27603; Sign up here 27th Annual Boylan Heights ArtWalk Visit with some of the best regional artists in historic Boylan Heights. Shop pottery to jewelry, paintings to photography, woodworks to fabric and more! Artists set up on porches, lawns...

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Wednesday: Night Market 2019: co-produced by The Durham Hotel and Vert & Vogue Join in the third annual Night Market at The Durham Hotel to celebrate the season with festive drinks and gift shopping. Shop for thoughtful gifts from top local retailers and makers while you enjoy champagne and eggnog from the bar. This year’s Night Market will raise awareness and funds for non-profit, NC Field, which supports farmworker families in Eastern North Carolina. Proceeds from ticket sales and donations...

Thanksgiving Weekend

Flotilla Week Thanksgiving week, known as flotilla week in Wrightsville Beach, launches the coastal Carolina holiday season with the 36th annual North Carolina Holiday Flotilla. Saturday night’s flotilla has a procession of decorated yachts and watercraft, each glittering with thousands of lights. Immediately following the parade, a stunning 20-minute, 4,000-round fireworks display illuminates the sky. The North Carolina Holiday Flotilla weekend also has the Friday’s tree lighting ceremony with a visit from Santa, and the Flotilla Launch Party featuring the Jack...

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The Franklin St. Comedy Festival Check out three sketch groups, 25 improv groups and 50+ comedians for this inaugural event. This festival is focused on bringing together the very best of North Carolina comedy with local, regional and national comedians. This year’s headliner is Judah Friedlander (30 Rock)! Judah Friedlander’s stand-up performance film America Is the Greatest Country In the United States (Netflix, 2017) was named best comedy special of the year by many critics, comics, and audiences. This year...