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Monday: Flash Chorus: Sing Bob Dylan and Generationals Do you sing in the shower, car, or kitchen? Then Flash Chorus is for you! Since 2015, people of all ages from all over the Triangle have been gathering at Durham’s Motorco Music Hall to make friends and learn pop songs with a live band. Join us on Monday, February 19, to learn and sing Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” and Generationals’ “When They Fight, They Fight.” $7, $10/Day of, Child...

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Mardi Gras RDU Join in the annual Mardi Gras crawl hitting up 5+ of your favorite downtown Raleigh in and around Glenwood Ave. They will be giving away swag all night as well as playing a few games, a super prize for most festive and of course enjoy a few beverages on us throughout the night! Free admission into all spots, drink specials and giveaways during our time slots. Dressing festive is highly encouraged. Designated Drivers are always free. 21+;...

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Tuesday: Galentine’s Day Join in Galentine’s Day! You work hard, you deserve a break, and a fun evening with other gals! We’re excited to announce that a portion of each ticket will be donated to Headbands of Hope. Enjoy food and wine from Chatham Hill; a goodie bag packed with discounts, a fun card to give your Valentine (or Galentine), a headband from Headbands of Hope; workshops like painting, makeup tutorials, and floral arrangement creation; photo booth; shopping jewerly from Kendra...

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Corks & Cakes: Valentine’s Edition It’s time to indulge in the most delicious cupcake and wine pairing in town. The Wine Feed hosts Corks & Cakes twice a year, pairing expertly chosen wines with cupcakes from The Cupcake Shoppe. This year’s flight includes four Valentine’s Day themed mini cupcakes and a four paired wine tasting flight. $18/flight; Sunday, 12-5:30 pm; The Wine Feed, 602 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC; 919.374.0036 Valentine’s Pop-Up Market They have ten amazing local vendors including jewelry, clothing, flowers,...

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Tuesday: Sam’s Groovy Tuesday Featuring: The City Dirt Duo Enjoy a live music show featuring The City Dirt Duo. The City Dirt Duo is a side project of Urban Soil, intended for smaller venues and more intimate settings. Featuring Gregory Meckley on violin and vocals, and Eric Chesson holding down the acoustic guitar and vocals. There is a strong emphasis on acoustic music and the native Appalachian and bluegrass traditions of North Carolina as well as healthy doses of Urban...

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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 144...

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Tuesday: Sono Wine & Sake Social Sono welcomes guests for their weekly Wine & Sake Social – a delicious and casual educational culinary experience. Chef Hyunwoo Kim will serve complimentary sushi like California, cucumber roll, and avocado roll – Chef Kim’s choice. Certified Sake Advisor James Yang and his well-trained team will be on-hand to pour tastings of a wide variety of wines and sakes (5-10). Walk-in guests are welcome, as are reservations. $10; Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 pm; Sono, 319 Fayetteville St, Suite...

New Year’s Weekend

First Night Raleigh It’s the 27th Annual First Night Raleigh 2018! With nearly 100 performances in over 35 venues throughout downtown, First Night Raleigh is the way to ring in the New Year! Learn a new hobby for the New Year at the daytime DIY Festival from 2 – 6 pm at the NC Museums of History and Sciences. Bounce around music, theatre, and other performances after the Early Countdown at 7 pm. Ride the First Night Ferris Wheel and...

Christmas Weekend

Festivus Celebration Come celebrate with a storewide sale, a free (mini) cocktail classes throughout the day, with recipe card to take home, a wall to post and air your grievances (I think we all need this), and prize raffles! Saturday, 11 am-7 pm; 501 East Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601; 919.322.9714 Flemings Treat your loved ones to a pre-Christmas treat with Fleming’s Christmas Eve Holiday Brunch Menu. Guests will enjoy their choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert. Entrée selections include Fleming’s Signature Eggs...

Music Can Move almost Everyone. Will it Move You?

My friend, Brandon Arend is a 38 year old songwriter from a rising rock band that was diagnosed with an aggressive rare form of testicular cancer in June 2015. He fought It and won. He also wrote songs that were uplifting and inspirational, that saved his soul while he was sick. His body and mind were severely damaged from the treatments and it has taken two years of recovery to to have the emotional and physical strength to ask you to help raise money for the LiveStrong...