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Raleigh Weekender: Sexual Chocolate Release, Epic Super Bowl Watch Party + More

Our curated list of the best things to do the weekend of February 1–4. You've worked hard this week, go have a little fun!

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Put Your Mind to the Test with Mazes & Brain Games 797 fire icon

Put your thinking cap on and test your brainpower with over 60 different mind-boggling 3-D puzzles, mazes and full-body games at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences' latest brainy exhibit.

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Put Your Mind to the Test with Mazes & Brain Games
$5   .  North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences   .  Raleigh
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Check Out First Friday

Experience art in all of its forms during First Friday in downtown Raleigh. From fire dancers to fine art, First Friday promises to impress and entertain.

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Free   .  Downtown Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Shop Local at The Collective Market

The Collective Market brings local and handmade goods to downtown Raleigh's Market Plaza every first Friday of the month! Shop local and celebrate the community.

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Shop Local at The Collective Market
$   .  Market Plaza   .  Raleigh
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Shimmy & Shop at The Morning Times Market

Every First Friday, The Morning Times and Raleigh Times join forces to host a block party where you'll find craft vendors, artists, musicians, local breweries and more!

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Shimmy & Shop at The Morning Times Market
Free   .  Morning Times   .  Raleigh
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Saturday
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Get Some Handmade Goodness at the Makers Market

Hit the Makers Market on the first Saturday of the month at the Raleigh Beer Garden. Browse sweet handmade goods, feel the breeze and sip on a craft brew—sounds like a Saturday well spent.

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Get Some Handmade Goodness at the Makers Market
Free   .  Raleigh Beer Garden   .  Raleigh
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Celebrate the Ladies of the '80s With a Video Dance Party at Kings

Don't you wanna dance with somebody? Feel the heat with somebody? Kings and Alamo Drafthouse are hosting the ultimate video dance party celebrating the ladies of the '80s complete with drag and comedy.

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Celebrate the Ladies of the '80s With a Video Dance Party at Kings
$5   .  Kings   .  Raleigh
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Test Your Gastrointestinal Fortitude at the Krispy Kreme Challenge

Not for the faint of stomach—2400 calories, 12 doughnuts, 5 miles, 1 hour. The mantra of the Krispy Kreme Challenge epitomizes the test of physical fitness and gastrointestinal fortitude.

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Test Your Gastrointestinal Fortitude at the Krispy Kreme Challenge
$35+   .  North Carolina State University   .  Raleigh
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Watch Super Bowl LII Like a VIP at the Raleigh Beer Garden

Enjoy VIP status as you watch the big game in style! From kick-off to the commercials, watch it all go down as you dine on an all-inclusive buffet of your fav game day foods along with wine and beer.

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Watch Super Bowl LII Like a VIP at the Raleigh Beer Garden
$50   .  Raleigh Beer Garden   .  Raleigh
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Browse Holder Goods & Craft's Sweet Gallery Event

Come out to Holder Goods & Crafts' first gallery event of the year, featuring various styles of art from Triangle artists. Shop the show and bring home a unique piece of art for yourself or a friend.

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Browse Holder Goods & Craft's Sweet Gallery Event
Free   .  Holder Goods & Crafts   .  Raleigh
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Watch the Super Bowl at The Rialto

Cheer on the Patriots or Eagles (or Justin Timberlake) at the Super Bowl watch party at The Rialto Theatre. Watch the game and performances on the big screen for this free viewing.

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Watch the Super Bowl at The Rialto
Free   .  The Rialto Theatre   .  Raleigh
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Boogie at The Sexual Chocolate Release Party

Foothills' annual Sexual Chocolate release party returns to The Pour House for specialty brews, live tunes and charitable donations. Sip on stouts while giving back to the Wake County Animal Shelter.

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Boogie at The Sexual Chocolate Release Party
Donation   .  The Pour House Music Hall   .  Raleigh
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Witness the Triangle Russian Festival

Celebrate and learn about Russian culture at the annual Triangle Russian Fest—you'll find live performances, vendors, activities, delicious authentic food and fun for all ages!

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Witness the Triangle Russian Festival
Free   .  Halle Cultural Arts Center   .  Apex
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