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Wednesday, Feb 07 2018

Our curated list of the best things to do the weekend of February 8–11. You've worked hard this week, go have a little fun!

Thursday
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Indulge in Bubbles & Cake at Bittersweet

Thursday is one of the least popular days of the week—all the Hump Day happiness has faded and we're lusting for the weekend. How to make Thursday cool? Champagne and cupcakes, duh!

Weekly
Indulge in Bubbles & Cake at Bittersweet
$   .  Bittersweet   .  Raleigh
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Saturday
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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.

Multiple Day Event
Discover Your Asana at the CORMuseum
Free   .  City of Raleigh Museum   .  Raleigh
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Fitness and Flexibility in 100 Degree Heat

You've probably heard about this hot yoga craze. Go try it out for free at Indigo Yoga studios and see if you're into the latest trend.

Weekly
Fitness and Flexibility in 100 Degree Heat
Donation   .  Indigo Hot Yoga   .  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
Stroll & Shop The Downtown Cary Food & Flea
Free   .  Ashworth Village   .  Cary
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All Weekend long
Put Your Mind to the Test with Mazes & Brain Games

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.

Multiple Day Event
Put Your Mind to the Test with Mazes & Brain Games
$5   .  North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences   .  Raleigh
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Past Experiences
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Run for Chocolate With Videri & Runologie

Will run for chocolate. Runologie and Videri Chocolate are teaming up for a Chocolate Heart Run. Choose your route and end your run on the State of Beer patio.

Past
Run for Chocolate With Videri & Runologie
Free   .  Runologie   .  Raleigh
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Let Your Colors Glow at the Entertainer of the Year Pageant

Celebrate creativity, individuality and passion for the art of entertainment at the Raleigh Entertainer of the Year pageant.

Past
Let Your Colors Glow at the Entertainer of the Year Pageant
$   .  Legends Nightclub   .  Raleigh
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Flow Into The Weekend With CorePower at Athleta

Join CorePower Yoga for a free couples flow at Athleta in Crabtree on Saturday. Flow and stretch together to kick off your weekend in a great headspace. All levels welcome!

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Flow Into The Weekend With CorePower at Athleta
Free   .  Athleta   .  Raleigh
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Pair Corks & Cakes for Valentine's

The Wine Feed invites you to pair four cupcakes from The Cupcake Shoppe with four perfectly curated wines. Best Valentine's Sunday ever!

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Pair Corks & Cakes for Valentine's
$18   .  The Wine Feed   .  Raleigh
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Learn How to Make Boho Plant Hangers at Gypsy Jule's Beginner Macrame Class

Looking to add some boho vibes to your #jungalow? Macrame plant hangers are all the rage lately and Gypsy Jule wants to teach you how to make your own!

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Learn How to Make Boho Plant Hangers at Gypsy Jule's Beginner Macrame Class
$25   .  Gypsy Jule   .  Raleigh
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Show Off Your Dark Side at Emo Prom

Let your darker side shine for a night at Emo Prom. Dress fancy or throw on your most emo garb and join in on the fun. Don't be too sad though, live bands will rock out all night to keep spirits high!

Past
Show Off Your Dark Side at Emo Prom
$1/$3   .  Imurj   .  Raleigh
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Shop the Sola Pop-Up Market

Shop local, support local! Pop in to Sola Coffee Cafe's first Pop-Up Market of the year and pick up some great gifts for Valentine's Day or yourself. Get sweets, clothing, home decor and jewelry.

Past
Shop the Sola Pop-Up Market
Free   .  Sola Coffee Cafe   .  Raleigh
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Indulge In Chocolate and Beer at House of Hops

Sample five gourmet chocolates from local chocolatier GerDan Chocolates paired with five local beers from Double Barley Brewing. House of Hops is hosting. Snag a ticket before they sell out.

Past
Indulge In Chocolate and Beer at House of Hops
$18   .  House of Hops   .  Raleigh
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Kick Off The 2018 Olympics at a Red, White and Brüe Beer Dinner

Celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony with a beer garden dinner at Jimmy V's and enjoy a special souvenir glass from Brüeprint Brewing Company.

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Kick Off The 2018 Olympics at a Red, White and Brüe Beer Dinner
$   .  Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar   .  Raleigh
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Dash at the 38th Annual Run for the Roses 5K

Join Raleigh's longest running 5K by dashing through the gorgeous Dorothea Dix Park to benefit charities. Join in on the Valentine's weekend fun. Female runners will leave with Valentine's Day treats.

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Dash at the 38th Annual Run for the Roses 5K
$25/$30   .  Flowers Field at Dorothea Dix Park   .  Raleigh
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Party NOLA Style at Neuse River Brewing's Creole Feast

Neuse River Brewing, Bull City Street Food and Oysters Carolina are throwing a Mardi Gras celebration you won't want to miss. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Past
Party NOLA Style at Neuse River Brewing's Creole Feast
$$   .  Neuse River Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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Snag Locally Made Goods at the Hops & Shop Market

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Hops & Shop is kicking off their first mobile market of 2018. Escape the winter chill and browse goods from local vendors and makers in RBG's heated tent.

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Snag Locally Made Goods at the Hops & Shop Market
Free   .  Raleigh Beer Garden   .  Raleigh
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Find Your Perfect Pair at Pelagic's Chocolate and Cider Tasting

What's better than local craft chocolate? Local craft chocolate paired with local craft cider and wine!

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Find Your Perfect Pair at Pelagic's Chocolate and Cider Tasting
$15   .  Pelagic Beer & Wine   .  Raleigh
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Sip for a Cause at Paws & Pours

Paws & Pours pairs fine wine with adoptable furry friends. Kick off Valentine's Day right with this great cause. You won't want to miss the chance to cuddle kittens and puppies from Second Chance.

Past
Sip for a Cause at Paws & Pours
$20   .  BottleMixx   .  Raleigh
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Find the Killer at the Valentine's Murder Mystery Dinner

An engagement party turns tragic when someone winds up dead, and it's up to you to uncover the killer. Join fellow sleuths in your finest attire The Glenwood's Valentine's Day murder mystery dinner.

Past
Find the Killer at the Valentine's Murder Mystery Dinner
$75   .  The Glenwood   .  Raleigh
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