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Wide Open Bluegrass The festival’s 2019 line-up include I’m With Her, Sister Sadie, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, the Del McCoury band and Molly Tuttle, Doyle Lawson, Balsam Range, and more. The festival is held at Red Hat Amphitheater and at seven other stages throughout downtown Raleigh. Free; Friday & Saturday, 5 pm; Raleigh, NC Art of Cool Festival Produced by The DOME Group, LLC, The The Art of Cool Festival 2019 is featuring music from Jill Scott, Marcus Anderson,...

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Movies by Moonlight Attend this family-friendly event that provides the perfect opportunity and atmosphere to sit back, relax and enjoy the stars of the big screen under the stars at one of the region’s most popular venues. This week, check out Ralph Breaks the Internet. A portion of the Movies By Moonlight proceeds will benefit the WakeMed Children’s Hospital. $5, Free/ages 12 and under; 8003 Regency Parkway Cary, NC; 919.462.2025 Fridays on the Front Porch Kick off the weekend with us...

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Monday: Cape Fear Seafood Company Opens (CFSC) announced they will open their first location outside the Wilmington area. This will be the fourth location for the company, and the first franchise location. This week they are hosting four reservation-only charity events. The events are open to the public and will benefit The First Tee of the Triangle, Habitat for Humanity, Make a Wish and The Trawick Pediatric Cardiology Fund at Duke Children’s Hospital. 50% of sales will be donated to the...

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World’s Largest Flip Flop 1K This non-timed 1K fun run and everyone must wear unaltered “thong” flip flops! The current Guinness World Record is 1587! You must be at Bond Brothers Beer Company by 10:30am. Included in your registration is a race shirt which MUST BE WORN DURING THE RUN. If you are not wearing thong (unaltered) sandals, you will not be able to participate. Our record was broken by a group in Arizona and we need your help to...

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Meet in the Street Festival A day filled with food, fun and entertainment in historic downtown Wake Forest for more than 35 years running, Meet in the Street pulls together all-day live music plus an additional stage of entertainment with dancers, martial arts, magicians and more. Plenty of food trucks and a beer garden headed by Wake Forest’s own White Street Brewing Company are sure to keep festival-goers happy. Free; Saturday, 10 am-4 pm; 301 S. Brooks St, Wake Forest, NC 27587 5th Annual...

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SPARKcon 2.0 Hurricane Florence huffed and puffed, but she couldn’t extinguish the SPARK for long! They’re ready to reboot and and fill downtown Raleigh with all things creative and SPARKy! Each year, SPARKcon features more than 2,000 artists in 200+ events. Each segment of the creative community plans their own “SPARKs” to showcase their talent. SPARKcon’s goal is to connect and educate emerging, creative leaders through training, interdisciplinary collaboration, and an open source structure leading to the creation of a...

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Raleigh Beer Week Love beer? This is your week! Join in a week long celebration featuring 40 venues and everything that makes Raleigh’s beer scene great. Sunday through October 6th; Downtown Raleigh The Iron Chef Challenge returns to Midtown Farmers Market Top local chefs from five North Hills restaurants: 41Hundred, Kings Dining,Viva Chicken, Mura, and Vivace will compete for the title of “Iron Chef.” Watch chefs create culinary masterpieces using limited resources, secret ingredients and fresh market finds. The 1st Dish is judged by 3 local foodies and...

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The Devilish Egg Opens The Devilish Egg will be celebrating the grand opening of their newest location in Raleigh’s downtown City Market. Chris Vitiello a.k.a. The Poetry Fox will write on-demand poems on a vintage typewriter from 5-6 pm, harpist Michelle Cobley will playing her modern and innovative works, The Black Unykorn will be doing tarot card readings, and of course there will be lots of crafting to be had! Friday; 300 Blake St, Raleigh, NC Rooftop Pop-Up Class at Unscripted...

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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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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...