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The Weekender: Cheers to Five Years of Raleigh Brewing Company, Oscars at The Rialto + More

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

Friday
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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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$   .  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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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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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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Past Experiences
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Get Crafty With Chalk at a Charity Lettering Class

Give back while you learn something new at Chalk Lettering for Charity. With a local calligrapher to guide you (and maybe some wine to help) you'll learn how to create lovely letters using chalk.

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Get Crafty With Chalk at a Charity Lettering Class
$40   .  City Club Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Go Old School at NCMA's Movie Night Vinyl Sale

Check out the Merge Records vinyl sale, grub on pizza and get your creative juices flowing at NCMA's "High Fidelity" screening event. Seats are limited, so grab your tickets before they're gone!

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Go Old School at NCMA's Movie Night Vinyl Sale
$18 - $20   .  North Carolina Museum of Art   .  Raleigh
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Work For Your bRUNch With Runologie and Boulted Bread

Run for your brunch! Join Runologie for a Saturday morning four-mile group run from their shop to Boulted Bread. Post-run, treat yo'self to awesome pastries and coffee. You've earned it!

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Work For Your bRUNch With Runologie and Boulted Bread
Free   .  Boulted Bread   .  Raleigh
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Grab a Seat at the MOFU & BAOZI Pop Up Charity Dinner

With a menu stacked with seasonal, traditional and one of a kind plates, you won't want to miss chef Hopp's and Halbohm's pop-up dinner at MOFU Shoppe, with proceeds benefiting the MS Society.

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$70   .  MOFU Shoppe   .  Raleigh
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Spend An Evening Talking Fashion with Zandra Rhodes

Join CAM Raleigh for a magical evening talking fashion, textile, print and all things creative with Zandra Rhodes. This event will be celebrating Anne Lindberg and Ann Thaden.

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$25   .  CAM Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Cheers to Five Years of Raleigh Brewing Company

Raleigh Brewing is turning five, so they're hosting a big ol' birthday bash to celebrate. Come for special bottle releases, live tunes, food truck grub, lots Raleigh Brewing beer and good times.

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Free   .  Raleigh Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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Walk the Red Carpet at the Marbles IMAX Oscars Party

Watch the Oscars like a movie star! Sip champagne, get your picture taken walking the red carpet and watch the awards show live on the massive IMAX screen.

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Walk the Red Carpet at the Marbles IMAX Oscars Party
$15/$20   .  IMAX Theatre at Marbles   .  Raleigh
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Get Cooking for Coglin's Red Hot Chili Preppers Cook-Off

Show off your cooking skills at Coglin's Red Hot Chili Preppers Cook-Off. Whip up your favorite dish to compete at Raleigh's throwback bar. The winner will take home bragging rights and prizes.

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Get Cooking for Coglin's Red Hot Chili Preppers Cook-Off
Free   .  Coglin's Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With Wine and Girl Scout Cookies

Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs or whatever your favorite Girl Scout Cookie is, you'll have the chance to pair them with wines from Cary-based winery, Chatham Hill, during this sweet tasting event.

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With Wine and Girl Scout Cookies
Free   .  Chatham Hill Winery   .  Cary
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Catch the Oscars at The Rialto for Free

Cheer on your favorite actors at The Rialto Theatre's Oscar viewing party. Dress like you're on the red carpet or wear comfy clothes for the free viewing on the big screen. Bring your friends and fam!

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Free   .  The Rialto Theatre   .  Raleigh
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Sip From Top-Notch Stemware at Chatham Hill Winery

Learn everything about the importance of glassware at Chatham Hill Winery. Taste five hand-crafted, artisanal wines, plus learn how Riedel glassware can enhance your vino experience.

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Sip From Top-Notch Stemware at Chatham Hill Winery
$35   .  Chatham Hill Winery   .  Cary
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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With Wine and Girl Scout Cookies

Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs or whatever your favorite Girl Scout Cookie is, you'll have the chance to pair them with wines from Cary-based winery, Chatham Hill, during this sweet tasting event.

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With Wine and Girl Scout Cookies
Free   .  Chatham Hill Winery   .  Cary
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