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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...

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Catch Me at the Casino Night 2018 Pay tribute to the Studio 54 Era, “Gamble” at the Casino and dance the night away all to benefit Project Catch. This year is going to be bigger, better and an even groovier night that you will not want to miss! $125+; Friday, 8 pm; The Merrimon-Wynne House, 500 North Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27604 Drag Me to Whiskey In partnership with Stonewall Sports, Whiskey Kitchen is hosting the restaurant’s first ever Drag Show...

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Tuesday: Reserve Tickets for The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art and Candida Höfer in Mexico Visit the special exhibitions The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art and Candida Höfer in Mexico at the North Carolina Museum of Art for free, through the Duke Energy Free Day. These are ticketed exhibits, with tickets normally costing $18. Reserve tickets here; Monday, 12 – 8 pm; N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, East Building, Raleigh, NC Thursday: Greet the Season with Durham Symphony’s Holiday Pops The Durham Symphony Orchestra invites...

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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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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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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 –...