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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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Bollie Brand: The Perfect Robe This robe is called the perfect robe and the name fits! This robe is made with fabric that is designed to keep you warm without the bulk. The flat neck-line is designed to stay out of your hair and the material is breathable. My favorite part is that the sleeve hits below the elbow so I can change diapers, wash my face, do my makeup, dry my hair and my sleeves don’t get in the...

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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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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Tuesday: Morgan Street Food Hall Opens It’s finally here! Morgan Street Food Hall is a new lifestyle dining concept (and don’t confuse it with a food court.) The food hall features local eateries and restaurants as well as local food retailers. Morgan Street Food Hall introduces the concept of cross meal ordering, where different meals are enjoyed in a shared seating area. Dining options are from Bella’s Wood Fired Pizza & Tapas, Boba Brew, Carroll’s Kitchen, Cocoa Forte, Cousins Maine Lobster, Cow...

The BroBasket

When a James Grasty’s fiancée wanted to get him flowers in which he laughed and respectfully retorted, “I don’t want flowers, but you can send me a bucket of beer instead”, The BroBasket was born.  She searched the internet and quickly realizing she couldn’t send him a bucket of beer and knew it was a concept she had to look into. The seed had been planted and Grasty’s Entrepreneurship Class choose this concept as the business they would start in their classroom. The class...

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N.C. Peach Festival Enjoy a peach cooking contest, parade, music, karaoke, helicopter rides, petting zoo, laser tag and more.  Friday & Saturday; 214 S Main St, Candor, NC 27229; 910.974.4221 Triangle Vegfest monthly market at Southern Village Triangle Vegfest is an organization that promotes the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. Shop from vegan-friendly vendors and enjoy live music from Neville’s Quarter. Vendors include Earth to Us Vegan Comfort Food, Triangle Vegetarian Society (TVS), Taylor Street Sweets LLC, CompostNow,  doTERRA Essential Oils, LuLaRoe,...

Discover Bouquet Bar Just in Time for Mother’s Day

Can’t figure out what to get the woman who deserves the world (mom)? Bouquet Bar is here to save the day! This innovative gifting company, which launched in January 2017, is rapidly redefining The Art of Gifting. Bouquet Bar takes the simple idea of giving and  makes an experience that’s unique and meaningful. Two of the founders, David and Alex, are the owners of the glamorous floral design company, Square Root Designs, which grace hotel lobbies like the iconic Four Seasons...