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Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week is a great time to support all your beloved places—and discover new ones. There has never been a better to support local restaurants. This year, you can dine out at designated restaurant seating, adhering to health rules, take it to go, or pick up a gift card. Friday – October 11, Downtown Raleigh Dine Out Downtown DRA is also hosting Dine Out Downtown on the two Saturdays during Restaurant Week. They’ll be closing two blocks...

Virtual First Friday

June’s First Friday will have virtual components in addition to restaurants and bottle opens that are open for dine-in and walk-in customers as well as others offering pickup and delivery. Videos from local musicians Autumn Nicholas, Diego Avilez, and Second Shift A Cappella, plus artist videos from Cirque de Vol, Micah Johnson, Rashmi Krishnappa, and Sydnee Yates are now live here, along with the videos from April....

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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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Sparkling Wine & Champagne Tasting Extravaganza Join Raleigh Wine Shop for the return of the biggest bubbles tasting of the year! It’s a great opportunity to find a special bottle to pop for the New Year or a great value to stock up your fridges and racks to prep for 2020. It’s one of the ways Raleigh Wine Shop is saying thank you for an amazing 2019! And even better yet, all sparkling wines in the shop will be discounted!...

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Monday: Reserve: Pet Portrait Workshop The popular pet portrait workshop back! Perfect class for anyone who wants to make a personalized gift for a loved one or themselves! Please look out for my email confirmation, I will be requesting you send me a few photos of your pet.  To officially reserve your seat you must send photos by the 7th. $40; Saturday, 10 – 11 am; 2014 Cameron St, Raleigh, NC 27605 Tuesday: Magical Exhibition Illuminates NCSU Arboretum For seven nights, the...

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1ST Annual Feast of the East If all-you-can-eat barbecue and oysters sounds good to you, then you won’t want to miss the Feast of the East. Join the community in the park to celebrate the second anniversary of the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park with live music and delicious food. Your ticket will provide entrance to the event, all-you-can-eat food, and two drink tickets. All proceeds will benefit the Gig360 Young Professionals and the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. $65; Friday, 7...

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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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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...

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Dreamville Festival Curated by platinum-selling rapper and N.C. native, J.Cole, Dreamville will be a one-day, multi-stage festival at downtown Raleigh‘s Dorothea Dix Parkwith a one-of-a-kind celebration of local culture, food and art that also features a curated selection of music performers blending together some of today’s biggest national acts with exciting up-and-comers (full lineup coming soon!). $79-$399; Saturday, noon – 11 pm; 2105 Umstead Dr, Raleigh, NC 27603 Ealdwine Grand Opening The newest retail shop in downtown Raleigh, Ealdwine, opens its doors on...