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New Years Eve

First Night Raleigh First Night Raleigh, a downtown Raleigh New Year’s Eve celebration for more than 25 years, is an all-day event with more than 100 performances (music, dance, theater, comedy and more) across 35 venues. There are tons of kids activities, a 90-foot-tall Ferris wheel and a countdown to midnight, where, a giant acorn drops from the sky as the clock strikes 12 and fireworks go off. Monday; Downtown Raleigh. NC New Year’s Eve Gala at the Nature Research...

Weekend

Catch Me at the Casino Night 2018 Pay tribute to the Studio 54 Era, “Gamble” at the Casino and dance the night away all to benefit Project Catch. This year is going to be bigger, better and an even groovier night that you will not want to miss! $125+; Friday, 8 pm; The Merrimon-Wynne House, 500 North Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27604 Drag Me to Whiskey In partnership with Stonewall Sports, Whiskey Kitchen is hosting the restaurant’s first ever Drag Show...

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Tuesday: Reserve Tickets for The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art and Candida Höfer in Mexico Visit the special exhibitions The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art and Candida Höfer in Mexico at the North Carolina Museum of Art for free, through the Duke Energy Free Day. These are ticketed exhibits, with tickets normally costing $18. Reserve tickets here; Monday, 12 – 8 pm; N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, East Building, Raleigh, NC Thursday: Greet the Season with Durham Symphony’s Holiday Pops The Durham Symphony Orchestra invites...

Weekend

Raleigh Christmas Parade A Raleigh tradition for more than 70 years, the Raleigh Christmas Parade is the largest parade of its kind between Atlanta and Washington, D.C. The parade—filled with marching bands, dancers, classic cars, super heroes and more— marches through downtown Raleigh for two hours along a 1.4-mile route that draws a crowd of 60,000 spectators. Saturday, 9:40 am; Downtown Raleigh, NC North Hills Tree Lighting This year’s Tree Lighting event will feature snow slopes, trackless train rides, kids...

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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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Arts After Dark Arts After Dark is a night of creative exploration that includes a make-and-take art project followed by dance. A cash bar offering adult beverages and complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Empire Eats Catering will be available throughout the event. It’ll be a multicultural experience to remember! $30, $35/door; Friday, 7 – 10 pm; IMURJ, 300 S. McDowell St, Raleigh, NC Moonlight in the Garden  For seven-nights, the magical lighting exhibition Moonlight in the Garden will illuminate and showcase JC Raulston...

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Monday: Soft opening of People’s Coffee Swing by this new sleek coffee spot and enjoy espresso and coffee drinks using Black and White Coffee Roasters; Cold off the press juice; and goodies from Strong arm bakery. Monday, 7 am; 7830 NC Hwy, suite 100, Durham, NC 27713 Horror Movie Trivia @ Woody’s Cary Join in five trivia rounds of all your favorite horror movies to find out your fortune. Just select a team captain and have them be in charge of...

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International Festival of Raleigh Now in it’s 33rd year, this three-day event, a comprehensive platform for local ethnic communities and artists to present their culture, serves more than 25,000 attendees in downtown Raleigh each year. More than 70 ethnic groups participate to present a variety of arts, cuisine, dance, textile design and cultural expression from across the globe. Art exhibits, dance competitions, sidewalk cafés, main stages for music, vendor booths and more make for fun finds and discoveries. Friday –...

Halloween

Homegrown Halloween Chapel Hill manages Halloween on Franklin Street to keep it small, safe, and with a local emphasis. Costumes and creativity showcase the best of this spontaneous crowd gathering that occurs each year on Franklin Street. Extremely large crowd sizes in years past have required public safety strategies. On this night, they restrict traffic into downtown, employ just less than 200 public safety officers, and establish alcohol checkpoints. Wednesday, 8 pm; W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Halloween Safe Night 2018...