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Tuesday: Cookbook Cocktail Party: We Are La Cocina They are celebrating We Are La Cocina, a cookbook that tells the stories and shares the recipes of the female entrepreneurs involved in La Cocina, a non-profit food incubator. La Cocina supports talented, working-class food entrepreneurs, primarily immigrant women and women of color, in building successful food businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. Join in a cocktail book party with snacks from the book; beer, wine, and cocktails; and a chance...

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SPARKcon 2019 SPARKcon, the totally-weird, totally-awesome creativity festival that takes over downtown Raleigh each Sept., is truly a grassroots event. The “for the people, by the people” approach uses an open-source planning process that allows more than 2,000 artists to be involved each year. Dance, fashion, music, film, food—if you can name it, you can find an event for it at the festival that spans nearly 15 city blocks. The festival has taken big steps to make it even more...

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38th Annual Raleigh Greek Festival The Holy Trinito Othodox Church will host the 38th Annual Raleigh Greek Festival at the North Carolina State Fairground’s Jim Graham Building. Taste handmade, authentic Greek food prepared by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church family using recipes handed down for generations. Hear live Greek music and see traditional folk dances. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. $3, $2/Seniors and ages 13-18, free/under 13; Friday, 5 –...

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Thursday: Hopscotch Music Festival These three days are filled with nearly 150 bands, 12 venues in downtown Raleigh, and 50 totally-free day parties. The acts—and genres—are as wide ranging as the venues they play in. Headlining acts in recent years have included Angel Olsen, Big Boi, Solange, Run The Jewels, Margo Price, The Flaming Lips and more. $35 – $225; Thursday – Saturday; Various locations around Downtown Raleigh...

Labor Day Weekend

Finally Friday: Raiders of the Lost Ark NC Museum of Natural Sciences is hosting Assistant State Archaeologist Dr. David Cranford to help separate the science from the fiction following the screening. Join the adventure this weekend! $2/members, $5/non-members; Friday, 5:30 pm; NC Museum of Natural Sciences and Nature Research Center,11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC Movies by Moonlight: A Star is Born Join in this family-friendly event that provides the perfect opportunity and atmosphere to sit back, relax and enjoy...

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Hindsight Wine Dinner at Washington Duke Inn From Napa Valley, Hindsight Vineyards, a boutique wine producer prides itself on creating sustainable, world-class wine at a reasonable price. Hindsight’s varietals embody bold, robust flavor — a signature of the Napa wine region. The Fairview Dining Room is excited to welcome Hindsight for an evening of wine and cuisine. Expect an unparalleled dining experience, as Executive Chef Jason Cunningham’s exquisite menu is sublimely paired with Hindsight’s phenomenal wines. $99, $89/Executive Club Members;...

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Packapalooza Packapalooza is an all-day block party and street festival capping off Wolfpack Welcome Week at the start of the academic year. Celebrate in N.C. State style, including great music, activities throughout the day and fun entertainment for the whole family. You can expect over 300 vendor booths and over 40 sponsoring organizations. Free; Saturday, 2 – 10 pm; West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena 43rd Annual Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival Come join us at the 43rd Annual Lazy Daze...

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Monday: Mat Pilates at Aillea Start off your week by lengthening, strengthening, and energizing during the Pilates class at Aillea Raleigh. Monday, 5:45 – 6:45; 2032 Cameron St, Raleigh, NC 27605; 919.747.9030 Tuesday: Patio Pairings: NC Sour Beer + Ceviche Join in a NC Sour Beer + Ceviche Patio Pairing. You’ll get to sample Sierra Nevada’s OtraVez, Wicked Weed’s Watermelon & Dragonfruit Burst, and Mother Earth’s Mojito Berlinerweisse with a full pour of your favorite! Chef has crafted fresh NC...

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Summer Daze Music Festival Vol. 2 Celebrate summer at the second annual Summer Daze Music Festival at Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park in North Hills, a celebration of music, local businesses, culture and, of course, summertime vibes. Free; Saturday, noon – 9 pm; 4011 Cardinal at North Hills St, Raleigh, NC 27607 Play Moore Music Festival The Play Moore Music Festival is a celebration of Hip-Hop culture through music and dance on Aug. 17 from 3 to 9 p.m. This year’s festival will turn...