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Live & Local Spring Fest 2019 Hear, see, eat, and drink local at Live & Local Spring Fest 2019! This festival is a community festival presented by Artsplosure in partnership with Live It Up! Hillsborough Street. Join your community in celebrating the unique art, music, food and beer of North Carolina. Come out to Hillsborough Street for an afternoon of performances on the Live & Local Main Stage, a Kid’s Zone with performances and craft activities for the youngest members...

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Tuesday: Downright Rotten! It’s gonna get funky! This 5-course menu will highlight how “rotten foods reveal themselves through Japanese cuisine. Join us for this one-night only omakase meal! Omakase means you entrusts your order to the chef – it is essentially a chef’s tasting menu. Chef Billy Cotter will send out the freshest and most delicious dishes of the day. Dining omakase is a way for Dashi to showcase our finest ingredients and techniques! The meal will feature house-made miso,...

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Monday: Fullsteam Brewery and Pompieri Pizza Kitchen Takeover Pompieri Pizza and Fullsteam Brewery are collaborating for a kitchen and tap takeover! Pompieri Pizza’s Sous Chef Kevin Goller prepares appetizers in Fullsteam Brewery’s kitchen. Gnudi, Beer Cheese Arancini (made with Fullsteam Brewery beer) and Italian Poutine will be on the menu for the night. Starting March 21, Four Fullsteam Brewery beers will be on tap at Pompieri Pizza, and they’ll have a Fullsteam-inspired pizza on the menu for a limited time....

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Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Wearin’ ‘O the Green Festival Celebrate everything Irish with downtown Raleigh’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade! There will be Irish and Celtic traditions and culture, a parade of dancers, bagpipes, musicians and more marching through downtown Raleigh and afterwards continue a day of fun with a full line-up of live music and performances in Raleigh’s City Plaza. Remember to wear green! Saturday; 400 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601 St Patrick’s Day Festival at Lafayette Village Show...

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Wake Forest Mardi Gras Street Festival Join in a fun-filled day in downtown Wake Forest on Saturday, March 2, during the Wake Forest Mardi Gras Street Festival presented by Primrose School of Heritage Wake Forest and Thomas G. Walters: Allstate Insurance. This family-friendly celebration is scheduled from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. and admission is free. The Wake Forest Mardi Gras Street Festival invites area residents to visit the heart of Wake Forest and experience all our downtown has to offer. The event will offer a variety...

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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...

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Indoor Block Party Join CAM to celebrate Above the Rim presented by PNC, an exhibition featuring sixteen artists exploring the joy and community of basketball. There will be basketball activities for all ages, free food by Kind Snacks and NC State Howling Cow Ice Cream, dance performances by the Raleigh Rockers, shoot hoops with the Raleigh Firebirds, art activities by Above the Rim artists, music, and special guests. Food and supplies drive for Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina...

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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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Taste of China: Chinese Cuisine & Culture Festival Authentic Chinese ethnic cuisines from different regions of China will light up your day and comfort your stomach. Enjoy continuous entertainment including the dragon and lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, folk and traditional dances, musical performances, children’s pavilion activities, Chinese culture and history booths and more. Visitors can also shop at souvenir, arts, and crafts booths. Don’t miss NCLady’s food tasting booth (free) & Daily Vita’s Ginseng Tea tasting booth (free). Saturday,...

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Tuesday: Morgan Street Food Hall Opens It’s finally here! Morgan Street Food Hall is a new lifestyle dining concept (and don’t confuse it with a food court.) The food hall features local eateries and restaurants as well as local food retailers. Morgan Street Food Hall introduces the concept of cross meal ordering, where different meals are enjoyed in a shared seating area. Dining options are from Bella’s Wood Fired Pizza & Tapas, Boba Brew, Carroll’s Kitchen, Cocoa Forte, Cousins Maine Lobster, Cow...