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Monday: Clay Rice Event at Charlotte’s Clay Rice, the well-known children’s silhouette artist, will be here at Charlotte’s providing hand cut silhouettes of a child in less than 5 minutes! $48 (includes 2 copies of one child’s silhouette); Monday, 3 – 6 pm; 2034 Cameron St, Raleigh NC 27605 Thursday: Cocktails and Conversation Cocktails and Conversation lets you meet beautiful people from a variety of backgrounds, discussing their careers, accomplishments, families and more while enjoying drinks, music and good energy....

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Union Special Bread // Sweet + Salt: A Bakery Pop-Up Series at The Durham Popping up in Durham for one morning only — Andrew Ullom brings his pastries and breads from Union Special Bread in Raleigh to the Coffee Shop at The Durham. Formerly the executive pastry chef for Ashley Christensen’s restaurants, Andrew and team create sweet and savory pastries with inventive flavor combos and sourdough breads made with locally-milled flour and a single whole-wheat natural sponge. Pair your treats...

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2020 Greater Southwestern Wake County Tree Tossing Championship I bet you have never thought about throwing a Christmas Tree farther than anyone else! Now’s your chance to prove it! Put your strength and skill to the test based on the distance, accuracy, and hang time of their tosses to determine the Men’s and Women’s Tree Tossing Champions for 2020. Tree tossing starts at 2 pm. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place provided by Mason Jar Lager Company and CrossFit Shoofly....

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Deck the Halls with Bands of Raleigh Get in the giving spirit this holiday season and see the best local music Raleigh has to offer. All proceeds of the show will go to Urban Ministries of Wake County, NC State Food Pantry, and Raleigh Rescue Mission. Enjoy sets from The Bronze Age, Stranded Bandits, Spaced Angel & The New Aquarian! This will also be your chance to check out the brand new record shop upstairs in the Pour House! Donations...

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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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Free Tacos for National Taco Day Chronic Tacos, a California-inspired Mexican grill, is giving away one free taco to all lunch customers in celebration of National Taco Day. Get one free Chicken, Al Pastor, Carnitas or Beyond Beef taco with the code word announced on Chronic Tacos social media. Follow Chronic Tacos on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and the code word will be mentioned a week in advance so make sure to keep an eye out! Friday, 11 am –...

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Wide Open Bluegrass The festival’s 2019 line-up include I’m With Her, Sister Sadie, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, the Del McCoury band and Molly Tuttle, Doyle Lawson, Balsam Range, and more. The festival is held at Red Hat Amphitheater and at seven other stages throughout downtown Raleigh. Free; Friday & Saturday, 5 pm; Raleigh, NC Art of Cool Festival Produced by The DOME Group, LLC, The The Art of Cool Festival 2019 is featuring music from Jill Scott, Marcus Anderson,...

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Monday: Weaver Street Market is Open Downtown Raleigh can rejoice at its first grocery store! The new 12,600-square-foot store is located at The Dillon, a mixed-use development in Raleigh’s Warehouse District. Enjoy fresh, healthy, and locally sourced products from trusted producers. Open daily, 7 am – 10 pm; 404 West Hargett St, Raleigh NC 27603 RSVP for Building a Life you Love Event – fab’rik RSVP for a night of unforgettable experiences and inspiration. Join in conversations with female founders...

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15th Annual Capital City Bikefest The country’s largest downtown motorcycle rally, this three-day, family-friendly event featuring musical performances, parades and plenty of sweet rides is tough to miss (and impossible not to hear!). Bike competitions, a tattoo festival, a classic car show, food trucks and much, much more are big draws for the wildly-diverse crowd. $10; Friday – Sunday; 500 S. Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601 2nd Annual Milk Fest Check out musical performances by DJ Dice, DJ K Stones,...

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SPARKcon 2019 SPARKcon, the totally-weird, totally-awesome creativity festival that takes over downtown Raleigh each Sept., is truly a grassroots event. The “for the people, by the people” approach uses an open-source planning process that allows more than 2,000 artists to be involved each year. Dance, fashion, music, film, food—if you can name it, you can find an event for it at the festival that spans nearly 15 city blocks. The festival has taken big steps to make it even more...