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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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Summer Daze Music Festival Vol. 2 Celebrate summer at the second annual Summer Daze Music Festival at Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park in North Hills, a celebration of music, local businesses, culture and, of course, summertime vibes. Free; Saturday, noon – 9 pm; 4011 Cardinal at North Hills St, Raleigh, NC 27607 Play Moore Music Festival The Play Moore Music Festival is a celebration of Hip-Hop culture through music and dance on Aug. 17 from 3 to 9 p.m. This year’s festival will turn...

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Vintage Market Days® of the N.C. Triangle: Simply Spring Event Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings & more! The Market is a three day event in varying communities throughout the country and each Vintage Market Days is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions. Whether your thing is upcycled, repurposed, and authentically original merchandise or live music and great...

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First Night Raleigh First Night Raleigh, a downtown Raleigh New Year’s Eve celebration for more than 25 years, is an all-day event with more than 100 performances (music, dance, theater, comedy and more) across 35 venues. There are tons of kids activities, a 90-foot-tall Ferris wheel and a countdown to midnight, where, a giant acorn drops from the sky as the clock strikes 12 and fireworks go off. Monday; Downtown Raleigh. NC New Year’s Eve Gala at the Nature Research...

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Short Walk Wines Bubbles Bash! Join in an all day free tasting of some of our favorite sparkling wines! Just in time for New Years, come try new wines every few hours! With a wide range of prices and styles, they are sure to have bubbles for every budget and palate! Free; Saturday, 12 – 7 pm; Short Walk Wines, 123 E Martin St, Raleigh, NC Raleigh Block Party Christmas Raleigh’s Christmas Party you don’t want to miss! Free show .Come...

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A Very Puggy Christmas So we love pugs as every one knows. So lets do a Burial and Cascade tap takeover. Also bring your pug and the cutest pug wins some treats and the owner might get a gift card. Of course Layla will not be eligible to win. She is pouting in a corner as we speak. Taplist will be announced but one keg for sure is the Burial/Cascade collab keg. Saturday, 12 – 5 pm; Beer Study – Durham, 2501...

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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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Wednesday: Dinner Series – Chefs Nunzio Scordo + Serge Falcoz-Vigne Join Chefs Serge Falcoz-Vigne (Saint Jacques French cuisine) and Nunzio Scordo (Driftwood Southern Kitchen) as they pop-up at La Farm, Preston Corners, Cary, NC. Feast and join efforts to raise funds in collaboration with Walking Fish and Fishtowne Seafood, to benefit NC fishermen. Fishtowne operates a retail seafood market as well as a wholesale processing facility and is a member of Carteret Catch, a nonprofit organization committed to local sustainable...

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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...