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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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Handcrafted Durm There are several Shop Small Saturday events happening in Downtown Durham. One of the newest will be right up the block from Durham Central Park after the regular Saturday downtown farmer’s market, at Durty Bull Brewing Co. Handcrafted DURM was created as an inclusive space contrasting to the proliferation of exorbitantly high-dollar vendor events for newer and small businesses in the midst of the economic challenges our community is facing. The brewery opens at noon, right at close...

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Wednesday: Veganuary 2020 at Irregardless Cafe Veganuary is a month-long opportunity and challenge for anyone interested in the vegan lifestyle. As a winner in OpenTable’s Top 50 vegetarian restaurants in the US, Irregardless Cafe is taking part by featuring Vegan specials. From lunch & dinner, you can find exclusive vegan menu items under our specials! To learn what motivated us to take part, read the first issue of our blog series written by Anya Gordon, original owner of Irregardless Cafe Through...

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Monday: 2020 Triangle Restaurant Week Triangle restaurant week is the perfect time to check out those restaurants you have been eyeing. It’s a week-long celebration of culinary excellence designed to incorporate the premier Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding area restaurants. During TRW, participating restaurants offer special three-course menu options and fixed pricing. No reservations, tickets or passes required. $15/3-course lunch, $20 – $35/3-course dinner; Through January 26th; Raleigh, NC; 919.673.5784 Moe’s Original BBQ Opens Nestled in Old West Durham...

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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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Monday: Free Classes at CorePower Yoga Chapel Hill CorePower Yoga Chapel Hill is celebrating the opening of its new yoga fitness studio with ten days of free yoga classes. Beyond the preview period, you always receive your first week of classes for free, allowing you to sample the different formats offered. Four class formats are offered including CorePower Yoga 1, CorePower Yoga 2, Hot Power Fusion and Yoga Sculpt. Formats range in style, difficulty and flow to fit every experience...

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The Franklin St. Comedy Festival Check out three sketch groups, 25 improv groups and 50+ comedians for this inaugural event. This festival is focused on bringing together the very best of North Carolina comedy with local, regional and national comedians. This year’s headliner is Judah Friedlander (30 Rock)! Judah Friedlander’s stand-up performance film America Is the Greatest Country In the United States (Netflix, 2017) was named best comedy special of the year by many critics, comics, and audiences. This year...

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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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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...

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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...