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Raleigh Weekender: Onesie Bar Crawl, Killer Cover Bands + 16 More Things To Do

Our curated list of the best things to do the weekend of January 11–14. You've worked hard this week, go have a little fun!

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Sip and Socialize at Iris After Dark

Welcome the weekend with NCMA's new evening experience, Iris After Dark! Every Friday night, roam the galleries while you sip wine & beer, enjoy small plates and jam to local music with friends.

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Sip and Socialize at Iris After Dark
$$   .  North Carolina Museum of Art   .  Raleigh
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Sunday
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Stroll & Shop The Downtown Cary Food & Flea

The Downtown Cary Food & Flea is a monthly crafters market featuring local food trucks, craft beer, art, crafts, music and more.

Monthly
(CHECK LATER) Stroll & Shop The Downtown Cary Food & Flea
Free   .  Ashworth Village   .  Cary
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Past Experiences
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Savor a Five Course Wine Dinner at bu•ku

Follow your taste buds on a journey through South African cuisine at bu•ku's wine dinner. Each of the five courses will feature an authentic regional dish paired with wine to compliment the flavors.

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Savor a Five Course Wine Dinner at bu•ku
$65   .  bu•ku   .  Raleigh
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Discover Your Asana at the CORMuseum

Kick your Saturdays into high gear with a free yoga class hosted by the City of Raleigh Museum every week through February! Be sure to bring your own mat and water.

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Discover Your Asana at the CORMuseum
Free   .  City of Raleigh Museum   .  Raleigh
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Witness the Beauty of the NC Chinese Lantern Festival

With 20 displays, each comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights, an evening stroll through the NC Chinese Lantern Festival in Cary might just blow your mind. Catch it before it closes Jan. 15.

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Witness the Beauty of the NC Chinese Lantern Festival
$15   .  Koka Booth Amphitheatre   .  Cary
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Tune Up Your Foreign Language Skills at the City Speakeasy Kick Off Party

What better way to start a new year than by learning a new language? Head to Trophy to welcome City Speakeasy to Raleigh. Enjoy a pint and learn about a new way to sharpen your language skills.

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Tune Up Your Foreign Language Skills at the City Speakeasy Kick Off Party
Free   .  Trophy Tap + Table   .  Raleigh
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Belt Out Your Favorites at The Great Cover Up

Raleigh's largest cover band extravaganza returns for three nights of pure fun. Over 25 bands will perform, but you'll only know who they are (or whom they're impersonating) once they're up on stage!

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Belt Out Your Favorites at The Great Cover Up
$10   .  Kings   .  Raleigh
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Join The Pour House for Special Sunday Funday

If your Sunday Funday plans need a bit more kick, The Pour House has something for you. Starting in 2018, Sundays at The Pour House will be full of live music, a Bloody Mary bar and good times.

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Free   .  The Pour House Music Hall   .  Raleigh
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Explore 'Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair' at NCMA

Fifty years of beauty, style and empowerment. Witness the remarkable story of an extraordinary fashion show and the woman behind it. View 40 stunning designer ensembles at NCMA's newest exhibition.

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Explore 'Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair' at NCMA
$15   .  North Carolina Museum of Art   .  Raleigh
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Test your Movie Knowledge at Alamo Drafthouse's Trivia Vortex

Are you a movie buff? Get your friends together and put your collective cinema skills to the test at this ultimate movie trivia night co-hosted by Big Boss Brewery and Alamo Draft House.

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Free   .  Big Boss Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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Watch the Carolina Hurricanes

Come watch the Hurricanes blow away their opponents, where icing means more than just a cupcake topping.

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Watch the Carolina Hurricanes
$   .  PNC Arena   .  Raleigh
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Sip & Vote at the Carolina Quarterly Brew Off & Winter Festival

Join Atlantic Brew Supply to crown the winner of the ultimate home-brew brew-off. Taste four finalists and then pick you favorite—winner gets added to Raleigh Brewing's menu!

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Sip & Vote at the Carolina Quarterly Brew Off & Winter Festival
Free   .  Raleigh Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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Meet the Hottest Chefs in the Triangle at Bittersweet

Meet the Triangle's hottest chefs at Bittersweet's Sunday Funday gathering. Bring your 2018 Hottest Chef calendar or get one there—you'll have a chance to get it signed by some of the featured chefs!

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Meet the Hottest Chefs in the Triangle at Bittersweet
Free   .  Bittersweet   .  Raleigh
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Belt Out Your Favorites at The Great Cover Up

Raleigh's largest cover band extravaganza returns for three nights of pure fun. Over 25 bands will perform, but you'll only know who they are (or whom they're impersonating) once they're up on stage!

Past
Belt Out Your Favorites at The Great Cover Up
$10   .  Kings   .  Raleigh
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Run the Mutts & Marshmallows 5K Doggie Dash

This pup-friendly 5K has a new name, but still offers a fun day for the whole fam! Choose from four races, all benefiting Wake County SPCA and finish your run with a big mug of hot chocolate!

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Run the Mutts & Marshmallows 5K Doggie Dash
$35+   .  WakeMed Soccer Park   .  Cary
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Watch the Carolina Hurricanes

Come watch the Hurricanes blow away their opponents, where icing means more than just a cupcake topping.

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Watch the Carolina Hurricanes
$   .  PNC Arena   .  Raleigh
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Suit Up for and Epic Onesie Bar Crawl

Go on a crazy bar crawl hitting all the best bars in downtown Raleigh while staying comfy and cozy in your favorite onesie. Enjoy exclusive drink specials and win fun prizes for the best outfit!

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Suit Up for an Epic Onesie Bar Crawl
$25+   .  Downtown Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Ring in the New Year a Second Time in DTR

Didn't get to go out NYE or just didn't throw down like you wanted to? Now's your chance to ring in 2018 right with a night out in DTR, complete with food, drinks and a White Elephant exchange.

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Ring in the New Year a Second Time in DTR
$10   .  Cornerstone Tavern   .  Raleigh
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Get All Up In Your Feelings at Raleigh's Emo Night

It's time to get sad ya'll in a new location—Imurj! All your favorite things are included: killer DJ sets, pizza shirts for sale and other merch from Black Cardinal Printing. All ages welcome!

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Get All Up In Your Feelings at Raleigh's Emo Night
$12/$15   .  Deep South the Bar   .  Raleigh
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