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Thanksgiving Weekend

Flotilla Week Thanksgiving week, known as flotilla week in Wrightsville Beach, launches the coastal Carolina holiday season with the 36th annual North Carolina Holiday Flotilla. Saturday night’s flotilla has a procession of decorated yachts and watercraft, each glittering with thousands of lights. Immediately following the parade, a stunning 20-minute, 4,000-round fireworks display illuminates the sky. The North Carolina Holiday Flotilla weekend also has the Friday’s tree lighting ceremony with a visit from Santa, and the Flotilla Launch Party featuring the Jack...

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Tasting Event To Celebrate The New Albion Ale Raleigh Brewing Company was tapped as one of five breweries invited to serve their product at the Smithsonian’s salute to American craft beer, part of Smithsonian Food History Weekend, November 8-9 at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Raleigh Brewing was showcased at “Last Call: Brewing History After Hours”, a panel event and beer tasting celebrating a new exhibit, “Brewing a Revolution,” the first display at the Smithsonian to chronicle the history of American...

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Monday: Oakwood & Friends Dinner Crawford & Sons are honored to welcome my friend and celebrated Three Star Michelin Chef Curtis Duffy Monday October 21st for a celebratory evening of Canapés & Champagne! We’ll celebrate Duffy’s next restaurant – EVER – and toast our new canapé service, available on our menu beginning October 25th. This elegant French tradition will be complemented by our champagne program – and is one of the many ways we look forward to sharing the French experience with...

Autumn Gin Cocktail

Autumn is the perfect time for a spiced cocktail. Take the tastes of the season and add an adult twist! This slightly sweet, adult take on apple cider is full of autumn flavors. Ingredients: 4 ounces Gin 4 ounces Apple Cider 1 ounce Lime Juice 2 ounces Honey Simple Syrup (¼ Cup Honey and ¼ Cup Hot Water) Dash Cinnamon Optional Garnishes: Thyme Sprigs Cinnamon Stick Apple Slices Instructions: Make the honey simple syrup: Add the hot water and honey to a mason jar and shake vigorously until the honey dissolves. For the cocktail: Combine...

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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...

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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Monday: Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week 2019 Indulge your palate during the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week—a week long dining extravaganza showcasing the culinary talent in the heart of the capital city! Enjoy three-course prix fixe dinners for either $20 or $30, depending on the venue (tax and tip not included). Grab $5 or $10 lunch specials. It’s the perfect time to try a spot you have been eyeing! Monday through Sunday; Downtown Raleigh Tuesday: Heirloom Tomato Dinner at Cantina 18 Enjoy a four course...

Weekend

Sip and Shop: Distillery Edition Shop Local Raleigh is teaming up with local distilleries Raleigh Rum Company and Oak City Amaretto for a fun afternoon of sipping and shopping! Tunes will be provided by Michael Daughtry and the Drift; Sadie Rock and the Mad Ryans; and Red Sky Moon. $1 from every drink sale will benefit Military Missions in Action, a local organization that is dedicated to assisting veterans with disabilities, members of the armed forces and their families. Grab...

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MRG30 Festival Merge Records is turning 30 this year! Every five years, they celebrate their birthday with a multi-day music festival, and this summer’s event—which they’ve dubbed MRG30—is shaping up to be one of the best ever! MRG30 will take place July 24–27, 2019, in Carrboro and Durham, NC. The 4-day festival will celebrate the best of Merge, both present and future, by featuring an amazing lineup of more than 30 bands. Artists performing on Friday: A Giant Dog, The...

Chillhouse x Ketel One Botanical Pop-Up

New York Pilates, Chillhouse has partnered with Ketel One Botanical, a vodka with real botanicals and infused with all-natural fruit essences. The Chillhouse x Ketel One Botanical pop-up is your summer destination out east for a little self-care, offering a nail salon and shopping experience, housed on the first floor of the bi-level New York Pilates fitness studio. Services include manicures (The Full Rodeo $30, The Gel Rodeo $45), with the option to add nail art from their curated look book, three of which are inspired by the Ketel One...