The Weekender: See the Most Artistic Flowers, Celebrate Halfway to Hopscotch + More
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The Weekender: See the Most Artistic Flowers, Celebrate Halfway to Hopscotch + More

Wednesday, Mar 20 2019

Our curated list of the best things to do the weekend of March 21 - 24. You've worked hard this week, go have a little fun!

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See the Daffodils at Dix Park at Flowers Field at Dorothea Dix Park
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Dix Park planted a spectacular ribbon of yellow daffodils in the Flower Field to surprise us all this spring! Pick a sunny day, pack a picnic, and head over the see this sunny sight for yourself.

Multiple Day Event
See the Daffodils at Dix Park
Free   .  Flowers Field at Dorothea Dix Park   .  Raleigh
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An Evening of Bernstein & Robbins Presented by the Carolina Ballet at Fletcher Opera Theater
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An Evening of Bernstein & Robbins Presented by the Carolina Ballet

Swing by for the revival of Fancy Free- the ballet that changed American dance forever! Celebrate the 100th birthdays of Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins by honoring their greatest work.

Multiple Day Event
An Evening of Bernstein & Robbins Presented by the Carolina Ballet
$35+   .  Fletcher Opera Theater   .  Raleigh
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Art in Bloom 2019 at NCMA at North Carolina Museum of Art
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Add a little color to your day and visit NCMA's annual Art in Bloom exhibit, where thousands of gorgeous flowers will be arranged to mimic the museum's masterworks collection for four days only.

Multiple Day Event
Art in Bloom 2019 at NCMA
$18   .  North Carolina Museum of Art   .  Raleigh
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Thursday

Wine Walk for Charity at Lafayette Village
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Wine Walk for Charity

Head to Lafayette Village for their monthly Wine Walk in support of local charities. Take a leisurely stroll through the village and stop into participating merchants for free wine samples.

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Wine Walk for Charity
$10   .  Lafayette Village   .  Raleigh
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Third Thursday- Shop Small DT Raleigh at Downtown Raleigh
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Third Thursday- Shop Small DT Raleigh

Triangle area shoppers are invited to #shopsmall by revisiting downtown Raleigh favorites, and discovering new ones you've yet to experience. Get ready for a big night of engaging retail experiences!

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Third Thursday- Shop Small DT Raleigh
Free   .  Downtown Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Friday

TRAP Karaoke at The Ritz
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TRAP Karaoke

TRAP Karaoke is all about personal empowerment, cultural participation, cherished moments, and community. Sign up and hit the Ritz stage to show off what you've got.

Fri Mar 22, 11:00p
TRAP Karaoke
$22+   .  The Ritz   .  Raleigh
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The Music Of Queen With the North Carolina Symphony at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
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The Music Of Queen With the North Carolina Symphony

Join the North Carolina Symphony as they beautifully play their rendition of Queen songs. Let your daydreams run wild while Bohemian Rhapsody plays on the strings in the background.

Multiple Day Event
The Music Of Queen With the North Carolina Symphony
$37+   .  Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts   .  Raleigh
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Saturday

Eat like a Farmer Cooking Class at The Well Fed Community Garden
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Eat Like a Farmer Cooking Class

Learn all about sourcing, preparing, and cooking with seasonal + local produce during this class that is one part demonstration and one part hands-on experience.

Sat Mar 23, 4:00p
Eat like a Farmer Cooking Class
$40   .  The Well Fed Community Garden   .  Raleigh
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North Carolina Symphony: The Music Of Queen at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
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North Carolina Symphony: The Music Of Queen

Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind tribute to one of the most iconic bands in history. You will be rocked to the core by these Queen jams.

Sat Mar 23, 8:00p
North Carolina Symphony: The Music Of Queen
$67+   .  Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts   .  Raleigh
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Break L.A. : 2 vs 2 Bboy / Bgirl Battle at Imurj
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Break L.A. : 2 vs 2 Bboy / Bgirl Battle

Strive LA and Raleigh Rockers present Break LA. It is a 2 vs 2 break dancing battle, the winner will receive $500 cash, paid flights to LA, and an automatic spot in Concrete All Stars anniversary.

Sat Mar 23, 7:00p
Break L.A. : 2 vs 2 Bboy / Bgirl Battle
$5+   .  Imurj   .  Raleigh
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Flying Saucer 19th Anniversary Bash at Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
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Flying Saucer 19th Anniversary Bash

Flying Saucer is celebrating 19 years of serving delicious beer! They will be tapping up over 19 of the most badass and rate kegs they can get their hands on to celebrate.

Sat Mar 23, 11:00a
Flying Saucer 19th Anniversary Bash
Purchase of Beer   .  Flying Saucer Draught Emporium   .  Raleigh
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Pop Up Wood Trunk Show + Cocktail Party at The Art of Style
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Pop Up Wood Trunk Show + Cocktail Party

The Art of Style's annual Wood Trunk Show + Cocktail Party is back! Enjoy a sexy Saturday afternoon with the Wood Underwear brand.

Sat Mar 23, 1:00p
Pop Up Wood Trunk Show + Cocktail Party
Free   .  The Art of Style   .  Raleigh
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Goth Night at The Wicked Witch
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Goth Night

You're invited to the biggest goth night in town! Get ready to get your grave rave on with DJ Dies A Lot, and special guest DJ Deflowered, and Twentieth Century Boy.

Sat Mar 23, 10:00p
Goth Night
$10+   .  The Wicked Witch   .  Raleigh
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A Night to Remember Cocktail Party at Marbles Kids Museum
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A Night to Remember Cocktail Party

Join the women and men of Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh for their annual cocktail party and silent auction. Proceeds from the event will go to raise funds to end Alzheimer's. 

Sat Mar 23, 7:00p
A Night to Remember Cocktail Party
$50+   .  Marbles Kids Museum   .  Raleigh
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Sweetwater Air Hockey Tournament at Boxcar Bar + Arcade
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Sweetwater Air Hockey Tournament

Are you an air hockey pro? Want to win some tickets to Sweetwater 410 in Atlanta? Enter Boxcar's epic air hockey tournament for your chance to win two tickets to Sweetwater.

Sat Mar 23, 2:30p
Sweetwater Air Hockey Tournament
Free   .  Boxcar Bar + Arcade   .  Raleigh
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Spring Equinox Oyster Roast at Compass Rose Brewery
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Spring Equinox Oyster Roast

It's time for Spring Equinox, which means it is time for Compass Rose to host another Oyster Roast. They will be cooking up some delicious oysters for you to enjoy under the stars.

Sat Mar 23, 2:00p
Spring Equinox Oyster Roast
Purchase of Oysters   .  Compass Rose Brewery   .  Raleigh
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Curator Talk with Bill Fick + Judy Jones at Artspace NC
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Curator Talk with Bill Fick + Judy Jones

Hear from two curators about their vision and process for the National Print Invitational exhibition on display in Gallery Two. 

Sat Mar 23, 12:00p
Curator Talk with Bill Fick + Judy Jones
Free   .  Artspace NC   .  Raleigh
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The Maywood's 6 Year Anniv Bash at The Maywood
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The Maywood's 6 Year Anniv Bash

Cheers to six years of live music at The Maywood! Join them to celebrate all the rockin' good times that have happened since they first opened their doors.

Sat Mar 23, 8:00p
The Maywood's 6 Year Anniv Bash
$5   .  The Maywood   .  Raleigh
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North Street Beer Station 5th Year Party at North Street Beer Station
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North Street Beer Station 5th Year Party

North Street Beer Station is turning five and they want you to come out and celebrate with them. There will be beer, food, and the start of March Madness!

Sat Mar 23, 12:00p
North Street Beer Station 5th Year Party
Free   .  North Street Beer Station   .  Raleigh
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Yoga in the Museum Spring Series at City of Raleigh Museum
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Yoga in the Museum Spring Series

Bring your yoga mat and enjoy a relaxing Saturday morning in the City of Raleigh Museum. It is one hour of free yoga for you to flow and unwind.

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Yoga in the Museum Spring Series
Free   .  City of Raleigh Museum   .  Raleigh
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Halfway to Hopscotch: 10 Year Anniversary Kick Off at R&D Brewing
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Hopscotch is kicking off its TENTH year! Celebrate at R&D Brewing with the first ever Halfway to Hopscotch Party. There will be tons of live music, vendors, and an epic pop-up taproom.

Sat Mar 23, 1:00p
Halfway to Hopscotch: 10 Year Anniversary Kick Off
Free   .  R&D Brewing   .  Raleigh
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March Live Music at Compass Rose Brewery
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March Live Music

Check out some local bands every Saturday in March at Compass Rose Brewery. Jam out to their tunes while sipping on some delicious brews.

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March Live Music
Free   .  Compass Rose Brewery   .  Raleigh
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Activate Good: Warmth for Wake at Raleigh
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Activate Good: Warmth for Wake

Cut, split and deliver donated firewood to low-income residents of Wake County. There will be two separate locations, so sign up for the one that is most convenient for you and get to chopping.

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Activate Good: Warmth for Wake
Free   .  Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Run in Your Kilt at the St. Paddy's 4 Miler at Raleigh Beer Garden
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Run in Your Kilt at the St. Paddy's 4 Miler

The nOg Run Club is bringing back the St. Paddy's four mile kilt run for its 11th year. Don your finest kilt, dash through downtown and reward yourself with a Raleigh Beer Garden brew!

Sat Mar 23, 10:30a
Run in Your Kilt at the St. Paddy's 4 Miler
$35+   .  Raleigh Beer Garden   .  Raleigh
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Cocktails in Bloom - A Class & Cocktail Party at Whitaker & Atlantic
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Cocktails in Bloom - A Class & Cocktail Party

Join this exclusive cocktail class to learn how to make four floral-inspired cocktails—and of course drink them along with some tasty bar snacks before the night is through! 

Sat Mar 23, 3:30p
Cocktails in Bloom - A Class & Cocktail Party
$50   .  Whitaker & Atlantic   .  Raleigh
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Sunday

Day Party: Porchlight Apothecary, Dead Sea Sparrow, Mountain Lio at The Pour House Music Hall
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Day Party: Porchlight Apothecary, Dead Sea Sparrow, Mountain Lio

Head to the Pour House Music Hall's epic day party. They have a free pool, bloody marys, and a full afternoon of local music.

Sun Mar 24, 1:00p
Day Party: Porchlight Apothecary, Dead Sea Sparrow, Mountain Lio
$5   .  The Pour House Music Hall   .  Raleigh
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Afternoon Tea: Howards End Movie Screening at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Raleigh
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Afternoon Tea: Howards End Movie Screening

Relax with a cup of tea, truffled deviled eggs, and a goat cheese and raspberry tart while you watch this visually elegant and textured movie. 

Sun Mar 24, 12:00p
Afternoon Tea: Howards End Movie Screening
$20   .  Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Beginner's Screenprinting Workshop at Imurj
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Beginner's Screenprinting Workshop

Learn how to print your own images using screens and stencils during this hands-on 3-hour workshop. Ariana Gershman will be there to give helpful DIY tips and methods for printing designs.

Sun Mar 24, 12:00p
Beginner's Screenprinting Workshop
$40   .  Imurj   .  Raleigh
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Pedal For Progress 2019 at Oak City Cycling Project
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Pedal For Progress 2019

Grab your bike and Pedal for Progress! Help fight for a more gender-balanced world during this alley-cat bike scavenger hunt adventure.

Sun Mar 24, 12:00p
Pedal For Progress 2019
$10   .  Oak City Cycling Project   .  Raleigh
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Bonsai and Beer at Compass Rose Brewery
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Bonsai and Beer

Members of the Triangle Bonsai Society will demystify the ancient art of the Bonsai and guide you through the creation of your very own tree. Grab some brews and walk away with your very own juniper.

Sun Mar 24, 1:00p
Bonsai and Beer
$55   .  Compass Rose Brewery   .  Raleigh
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Gig in the Park: The Rich and Infamous  at Pullen Park
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Gig in the Park: The Rich and Infamous

The Rich and Infamous will be bringing music and fun to this Spring Sunday afternoon in Pullen Park. Don't miss being part of the action.

Sun Mar 24, 1:00p
Gig in the Park: The Rich and Infamous
Free   .  Pullen Park   .  Raleigh
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Pop-Up Market at Lonerider at Lonerider Brewing Company
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Pop-Up Market at Lonerider

Shop tons of local artist and makers during Lonerider's monthly market. There will be everything from candles to frisbees and wood carvings for you to shop through.

Sun Mar 24, 1:00p
Pop-Up Market at Lonerider
Free   .  Lonerider Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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Past Experiences

Wheel Chix Season Kickoff at Crank Arm Brewing Company
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Wheel Chix Season Kickoff

Spring is in the air, and that means it's time for Wheel Chix to kick off their season. Join them for a brew at Crank Arm and hear what they're all about.

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Wheel Chix Season Kickoff
Free   .  Crank Arm Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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Free Wine Tasting: Orsini Wine Selections at Taylor's Wine Shop
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Free Wine Tasting: Orsini Wine Selections

Enjoy a free wine tasting with Orsini Wines. They will be serving up samples at Taylor's Wine Shop for all to enjoy.

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Free Wine Tasting: Orsini Wine Selections
Free   .  Taylor's Wine Shop   .  Raleigh
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Getting Resident Cultured at State of Beer
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Getting Resident Cultured

Resident Culture Brewing Company will be taking over State of Beer. They sent some fun kegs for a day filled with delicious and unique brews.

Past
Getting Resident Cultured
Purchase of Beer   .  State of Beer   .  Raleigh
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NC String Art Class at Crank Arm Brewing Company
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NC String Art Class

Make your very own North Carolina String Art. All of the supplies, instructions, and your first drink are covered, so all you have to do is swing by and get artsy.

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NC String Art Class
$45   .  Crank Arm Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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CAN Release: Tour de Brew Collaboration Beer at Crank Arm Brewing Company
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CAN Release: Tour de Brew Collaboration Beer

To celebrate World Water Day and the 5th Annual Raleigh Tour de Brew, some amazing local breweries have teamed up to create this epic super hazy IPA.

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CAN Release: Tour de Brew Collaboration Beer
Purchase of Beer   .  Crank Arm Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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Science Cafe: What Have you Been Drinking? at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
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Science Cafe: What Have you Been Drinking?

Recently it has been found that some of our waterways contain a new kind of "P-Alphabet Soup" of toxic chemicals. Discuss how North Carolina's alligators and fish are being used as indicators.

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Science Cafe: What Have you Been Drinking?
-   .  North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences   .  Raleigh
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Third Thursday Cruiser Ride at Oak City Cycling Project
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Third Thursday Cruiser Ride

Oak City Cycling Project is having their monthly cruiser ride. Join them for a slow ride through the city. All are welcome!

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Third Thursday Cruiser Ride
Free   .  Oak City Cycling Project   .  Raleigh
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Comedy Overload at The Pour House Music Hall at The Pour House Music Hall
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Comedy Overload at The Pour House Music Hall

Local comedians from the research triangle area take the stage for a night filled with belly laughs and knee-slapping jokes. 

Past
Comedy Overload at The Pour House Music Hall
$5   .  The Pour House Music Hall   .  Raleigh
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Exhibition Opening: Southern Surreal at Gregg Museum of Art & Design
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Exhibition Opening: Southern Surreal

Rick Ramseur, great-nephew of North Carolina's grand eccentric master furniture maker Tilden Stone, presents a magic show and musical performance in tandem with his sidekick Myra.

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Exhibition Opening: Southern Surreal
Free   .  Gregg Museum of Art & Design   .  Raleigh
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The Weekender: See the Most Artistic Flowers, Celebrate Halfway to Hopscotch + More
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