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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...

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Krispy Kreme Challenge One of America’s most unique running events (and toughest eating events!), the Krispy Kreme Challenge requires competitors to run five miles, eat a dozen doughnuts at the halfway point and hit the finish line in under one hour. Started in 2004 with just a handful of North Carolina State University students, the annual event now draws nearly 8,000 runners decked out in costumes along with plenty of media attention. For the curious, those doughnuts total 2,400 calories and...

New Years Eve

First Night Raleigh First Night Raleigh, a downtown Raleigh New Year’s Eve celebration for more than 25 years, is an all-day event with more than 100 performances (music, dance, theater, comedy and more) across 35 venues. There are tons of kids activities, a 90-foot-tall Ferris wheel and a countdown to midnight, where, a giant acorn drops from the sky as the clock strikes 12 and fireworks go off. Monday; Downtown Raleigh. NC New Year’s Eve Gala at the Nature Research...

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Short Walk Wines Bubbles Bash! Join in an all day free tasting of some of our favorite sparkling wines! Just in time for New Years, come try new wines every few hours! With a wide range of prices and styles, they are sure to have bubbles for every budget and palate! Free; Saturday, 12 – 7 pm; Short Walk Wines, 123 E Martin St, Raleigh, NC Raleigh Block Party Christmas Raleigh’s Christmas Party you don’t want to miss! Free show .Come...

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Monday: Stump! Trivia Kings Dining & Entertainment offers Stump! Trivia every Monday night in the Lounge! Come see why they were voted “Best Trivia in the Triangle” by the readers of the INDYWeek! 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. Free; Monday, 7 pm; 141 Park...

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Tuesday: La Farm Bakery’s Fall Baking Classes for Home Bakers Lionel Vatinet introduces La Farm Bakery’s Fall Baking Classes, which offer a rare opportunity to learn to bake side-by-side with a Master Baker, in a hands-on format. Take classes with Vatinet himself, and learn to bake everything from flatbreads to sourdough, as well as learn the intricacies of working with locally grown and milled grains from Carolina Ground and Anson Mills. Vatinet is also pleased to offer classes with visiting...

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Catch Me at the Casino Night 2018 Pay tribute to the Studio 54 Era, “Gamble” at the Casino and dance the night away all to benefit Project Catch. This year is going to be bigger, better and an even groovier night that you will not want to miss! $125+; Friday, 8 pm; The Merrimon-Wynne House, 500 North Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27604 Drag Me to Whiskey In partnership with Stonewall Sports, Whiskey Kitchen is hosting the restaurant’s first ever Drag Show...

Thanksgiving Week & Black Friday

Tuesday: $1 Ice Cream and Tea for Rise Against Hunger Want to give back around Thanksgiving? We definitely do! Join at Milk Lab and just by simply enjoying a cup of rolled ice cream or tea we can make a difference to help end global hunger. All proceeds – including gratuities – will be donated to Rise Against Hunger. Limited to 1 product per person (Tea or Ice cream). Tuesday, 11:30 am – 10 pm; 6418 Tryon Rd, Cary, NC 27518 Free...

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Monday: Views from Durham This week, catch views of the Moon, Mars and Saturn. Planets loom large in our solar neighborhood, but tonight they will extend yout view to objects deep in the sky. Galaxies, nebulae and star clusters will be the focus of the night. Free; Monday, 7 pm; 315 East Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701 BottleDog Beer Dinner with Double Barley BottleDog Bites & Brews will be hosting a 4-course beer dinner with Double Barley Brewery. The meal...

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Carolina Artisan Craft Market Come out to the Carolina Artisan Craft Market at the Raleigh Convention Center for handcrafted jewelry, furniture, pottery, photography and more—a perfect opportunity for fun holiday shopping! Browse and chat with the artists to walk away with a best-fit piece for you or a friend. Also, enjoy live music and artist demonstrations. Friday – Sunday; 500 S. Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601 77th Annual NC Gourd Arts & Crafts Festival Check out all things gourds at this total fall festival!...