Our Top Picks for This Weekend in Raleigh
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Our Top Picks for This Weekend in Raleigh

Thursday, May 23 2019

Our curated list of the best things to do the weekend of May 23 - 26. You've worked hard this week, go have a little fun!

To check out everything going on this weekend, head to our calendar!

All Weekend

Oak City Comedy Festival at Raleigh
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Check out Raleigh's thriving comedy scene with a five-day festival of shows around town highlighting top local talent in standup, improv, sketch comedy and more.

Multiple Day Event
Oak City Comedy Festival
$10+   .  Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Carolina Fear Fest Horror Convention at Jim Graham Building
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Carolina Fear Fest Horror Convention

The newest Con to hit the Carolinas is bringing the Horror genre closer to home! Enjoy two days packed with celebrity guests, Film Fest, Vendors, panels and more.

Multiple Day Event
Carolina Fear Fest Horror Convention
$10+   .  Jim Graham Building   .  Raleigh
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Art in the Park: Summer Blooms at Yates Mill Pond at Historic Yates Mill County Park
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Be inspired by Historic Yates Mill County Park's natural beauty and contribute to a community art project celebrating the spring season of flowers.

Multiple Day Event
Art in the Park: Summer Blooms at Yates Mill Pond
Free   .  Historic Yates Mill County Park   .  Raleigh
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Raleigh Goat Yoga at Fred Fletcher Park
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Imagine all the benefits of yoga with the added bonus of cute cuddle goats. Enjoy a therapeutic yoga session and cuddle all the adorable furry friends.

Weekly
Raleigh Goat Yoga
$27   .  Fred Fletcher Park   .  Raleigh
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Thursday

Midtown Beach Music Series at North Hills
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Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to do the shag! Every Thursday night this summer, get ready for beach music vibes under the stars at North Hills.

Weekly
Midtown Beach Music Series
Free   .  North Hills   .  Raleigh
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Friday

Hip Hop Party Flow at Colors of Yoga Raleigh
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Hip Hop Party Flow

Get down while you get fit at this weekly Friday happy hour class set to today's latest hip hop hits. 

Weekly
Hip Hop Party Flow
$18   .  Colors of Yoga Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Saturday

PLĀYA at The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail
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PLĀYA +764 fire icon

Summer is here, and that means it's time for outdoor music. Head to The Cortez Seafood + Cocktails for a day of epic outdoor music.

Sat May 25, 10:00p
PLĀYA
Free   .  The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail   .  Raleigh
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Sunday

NC Sugar Rush at 214 Martin Street
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Dive into an all-dessert food truck rodeo in City Market. Dessert vendors will be there with some sweet treats for you to enjoy.

Sun May 26, 1:00p
NC Sugar Rush
Purchase of Food   .  214 Martin Street   .  Raleigh
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Big Deck Beach Party at The Dogwood Bar & Eatery
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Big Deck Beach Party

Enjoy Dogwood's new deck! They will be throwing an epic stay-cation for all those folks still in the great city of Raleigh.

Sun May 26, 2:00p
Big Deck Beach Party
Free   .  The Dogwood Bar & Eatery   .  Raleigh
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The Pink Wink: Patio Re-Opening Party at Ruby Deluxe
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The Pink Wink: Patio Re-Opening Party

Check out Ruby Deluxe's new makeover! Sip on silly, resort-themed cocktails and slusheeez while you relax by the pool.

Sun May 26, 2:00p
The Pink Wink: Patio Re-Opening Party
Free   .  Ruby Deluxe   .  Raleigh
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Pop Up Maket at Lonerider at Lonerider Brewing Company
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Pop Up Maket at Lonerider

Local vendors will be at Lonerider for an epic pop-up market. Shop some local gems and enjoy bites from Beefy Buns Food Truck.

Sun May 26, 1:00p
Pop Up Maket at Lonerider
Free   .  Lonerider Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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Memorial Day Weekend Funk Party at The Pour House Music Hall
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Memorial Day Weekend Funk Party

Enjoy your long weekend with The Up and Up and Fux while they perform at Pour House. They will be bringing you new funk and rock n roll jams all night.

Sun May 26, 8:00p
Memorial Day Weekend Funk Party
$7   .  The Pour House Music Hall   .  Raleigh
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Shamrock Breakdance Competition at Imurj
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Shamrock Breakdance Competition

Enjoy two on two BBoy and BGirl battles at Imurj. All ages are welcome to enjoy the show.

Sun May 26, 8:00p
Shamrock Breakdance Competition
Cash Cover   .  Imurj   .  Raleigh
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Past Experiences

NC Beer Mile at Bond Brothers Beer Company
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NC Beer Mile

Running is always more fun when there is beer involved! Finish four beers in one mile and win bragging rights for a whole year.

Past
NC Beer Mile
$30+   .  Bond Brothers Beer Company   .  Cary
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LIVE at Lake Raleigh at Lake Raleigh
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LIVE at Lake Raleigh

Everyone loves some outdoor jams once the weather gets nice. Sit out on the grass and enjoy this free summer sunset concert series by the beautiful Lake Raleigh.

Past
LIVE at Lake Raleigh
Free   .  Lake Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Crawl of Thrones at Raleigh
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Crawl of Thrones

Winter is coming to Raleigh! Everyone drinks and knows things during The Crawl of Thrones. Choose your house and pay the iron price for a day of epic adventures.

Past
Crawl of Thrones
$15+   .  Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Shop for a Cause: Band Together at The Flourish Market
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Shop for a Cause: Band Together

Shop local for a great cause. Ten percent of the proceeds from The Flourish Market will go towards the goal to raise one million for the Inter-Faith Shuttle.

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Shop for a Cause: Band Together
Purchase of Clothes   .  The Flourish Market   .  Raleigh
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Historic Raleigh Bike Tour at City of Raleigh Museum
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Historic Raleigh Bike Tour

Join the City of Raleigh Museum on a bike tour through Historic Raleigh. Learn about the city while biking through the capital city.

Past
Historic Raleigh Bike Tour
$10   .  City of Raleigh Museum   .  Raleigh
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K-Pop and J-Pop Night at Ruby Deluxe
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K-Pop and J-Pop Night

Kick off Animazement weekend with DJ Slime-a-Rita and DJ Niervash who will be spinning K-Pop and J-Pop bangers all night long.

Past
K-Pop and J-Pop Night
$10   .  Ruby Deluxe   .  Raleigh
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Wild Child Night at VAE Raleigh
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Wild Child Night

VAE is hosting a meeting of a portion of North Carolina's emerging artists for a night of fun, freedom, and creativity.

Past
Wild Child Night
$5   .  VAE Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Our Top Picks for This Weekend in Raleigh
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