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Carolina Artisan Craft Market Come out to the Carolina Artisan Craft Market at the Raleigh Convention Center for handcrafted jewelry, furniture, pottery, photography and more—a perfect opportunity for fun holiday shopping! Browse and chat with the artists to walk away with a best-fit piece for you or a friend. Also, enjoy live music and artist demonstrations. Friday – Sunday; 500 S. Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601 77th Annual NC Gourd Arts & Crafts Festival Check out all things gourds at this total fall festival!...

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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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Monday: Broadway Sings For Florence Performers from some of the biggest hits on Broadway will be raising funds for hurricane relief and recovery during the Broadway Sings for Florence Craig Schulman, who has performed the lead roles in Les Misérables, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera and Jekyll and Hyde, has assembled a cast of Broadway veterans, who will sing selections from many of their favorite shows. The cast will include Schulman; Lawrence Clayton (The Color Purple, The Civil War,...

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North Carolina State Fair The largest annual event in the state, the North Carolina State Fair draws one million visitors through the gates each October, marking what many consider to be the unofficial beginning of the fall season. Eleven days of high-flying rides, deep-fried foods, live music, stunt shows and other entertainment (including nightly fireworks) has been a can’t-miss event for generations of families—the 2017 version of the North Carolina State Fair marked the 150th year of the event! Thursday...

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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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Raleigh Beer Week Love beer? This is your week! Join in a week long celebration featuring 40 venues and everything that makes Raleigh’s beer scene great. Sunday through October 6th; Downtown Raleigh The Iron Chef Challenge returns to Midtown Farmers Market Top local chefs from five North Hills restaurants: 41Hundred, Kings Dining,Viva Chicken, Mura, and Vivace will compete for the title of “Iron Chef.” Watch chefs create culinary masterpieces using limited resources, secret ingredients and fresh market finds. The 1st Dish is judged by 3 local foodies and...

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Monday: Stump! Trivia Kings Dining & Entertainment offers Stump! Trivia every Monday night in the Lounge! Come see why they were voted “Best Trivia in the Triangle” by the readers of the INDYWeek! Join your host, Trivia Jockey Jason, as he offers up fun and challenging trivia questions for players of all levels. All you need is a group of 2-6 players and they have prizes for the top teams, including $50 for first place. Free; Monday, 7 pm; 141 Park...

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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...

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Monday: NACE Cares: Bites and Pints Hosted by the Triangle’s local chapter of NACE (National association of catering and events), this fundraiser benefits the US Veterans Corp. Bites & Pints Challenge brings together 16 chefs to compete on bite sized food paired with local beers and you get to vote on your favorites! Not only is the entire night a competition, but there is also a silent auction filled with goodies from all over the Triangle, like hotel stays &...

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The Devilish Egg Opens The Devilish Egg will be celebrating the grand opening of their newest location in Raleigh’s downtown City Market. Chris Vitiello a.k.a. The Poetry Fox will write on-demand poems on a vintage typewriter from 5-6 pm, harpist Michelle Cobley will playing her modern and innovative works, The Black Unykorn will be doing tarot card readings, and of course there will be lots of crafting to be had! Friday; 300 Blake St, Raleigh, NC Rooftop Pop-Up Class at Unscripted...