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Holiday Hops and Shop Market Tis the season and what better gift to give than something made locally. Find something for everyone on your list at Big Boss Brewing Company while enjoying a pint (or two) of tasty locally brewed beer! With less than a month until Christmas, this is the perfect time to complete your holiday shopping. Participating vendors include Ai to You; Blue Heron Bead & Craft Works ; Cake Kernels; Daleism Openers; ExecSocks; Front Row Cosmetics; GeoBoutique; Good...

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Tuesday: La Farm Bakery’s Fall Baking Classes for Home Bakers Lionel Vatinet introduces La Farm Bakery’s Fall Baking Classes, which offer a rare opportunity to learn to bake side-by-side with a Master Baker, in a hands-on format. Take classes with Vatinet himself, and learn to bake everything from flatbreads to sourdough, as well as learn the intricacies of working with locally grown and milled grains from Carolina Ground and Anson Mills. Vatinet is also pleased to offer classes with visiting...

Thanksgiving Week & Black Friday

Tuesday: $1 Ice Cream and Tea for Rise Against Hunger Want to give back around Thanksgiving? We definitely do! Join at Milk Lab and just by simply enjoying a cup of rolled ice cream or tea we can make a difference to help end global hunger. All proceeds – including gratuities – will be donated to Rise Against Hunger. Limited to 1 product per person (Tea or Ice cream). Tuesday, 11:30 am – 10 pm; 6418 Tryon Rd, Cary, NC 27518 Free...

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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 –...

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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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Crank Arm Brewing Company’s 5th Anniversary Block Party Celebration This craft brewery & tasting room located in downtown Raleigh, NC. It’s the 2016 GABF Bronze Medal winner in American Belgo category with Whitewall Wheat. Come celebrate five years with bikes, bands, and brews. There will be a bike parade around town, as well as food trucks and live music. Bands will include: Crucial Fiya, Cosmic Superheroes, Ellis Dyson & the Shambles, and Born Again Heathens. Free; Saturday, 12 – 11 pm; 319 West Davie...