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Downtown Raleigh Illuminate Art Walk Discover the wonder of light-based art situated throughout downtown Raleigh. DRA and VAE Raleigh teamed up to commission local artists to create installations to brighten up winter nights. Take this map to get around, and you’ll see sidewalk markers at each installation. The safety of Downtown Raleigh’s residents, workers, and visitors is of the utmost importance. Follow guidance from public health officials regarding social distancing and proper health etiquette if and when visiting businesses and public...

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GOTTA HAVE FACE™ Started in April 2020, GOTTA HAVE FACE™ answered the need for masks as a response to COVID-19. Former Fashion Industry Executive, Jaye Hersh-Eigler realized that as the supply for surgical masks for our frontline workers dwindled, she had to create an alternative option for face coverings. Jaye’s idea was simple: protect yourself, protect others, help the less fortunate, while looking great and feeling comfortable. GOTTA HAVE FACE™ offers an assortment of ladies, men’s and children’s masks ($12.00- $18.00)...

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Downtown Apex Autumn Adventure This November, test your wits in a unique outdoor activity that combines the challenge of escape room puzzles with the charm of Downtown Apex. You will find clues posted at windows of participating stores along Salem Street, crack the codes and submit your answers online for a chance to win prize packs from local vendors. It all takes place online and outside, allowing for safe, socially distanced fun with friends and family. $20/team registration fee; through...

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Tuesday: February Prix Fixe Wine Dinner at Cameron Bar and Grill Skip the craziness of Valentine’s dinner and join CBG early on Tuesday for a prix fixe wine dinner! If you love the wine selections, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase bottles of the evening’s features to enjoy on Valentine’s Day proper. $59; Tuesday, 7 pm; 2018 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605 bartaco‘s Aphrodisiac Taco Just in time for Valentine’s Day, bartaco is serving up it’s fan favorite aphrodisiac – the crispy...

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Handcrafted Durm There are several Shop Small Saturday events happening in Downtown Durham. One of the newest will be right up the block from Durham Central Park after the regular Saturday downtown farmer’s market, at Durty Bull Brewing Co. Handcrafted DURM was created as an inclusive space contrasting to the proliferation of exorbitantly high-dollar vendor events for newer and small businesses in the midst of the economic challenges our community is facing. The brewery opens at noon, right at close...

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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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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...