The Weekender: Breakdance Competition, Last Weekend of O'Keeffe + More
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The Weekender: Breakdance Competition, Last Weekend of O'Keeffe + More

Wednesday, Jan 16 2019

Our curated list of the best things to do the weekend of January 17 - 20. You've worked hard this week, go have a little fun!

Thursday

Activate Good: Raleigh Boys Club Lego Robotics Volunteers at 605 Raleigh Blvd
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Activate Good: Raleigh Boys Club Lego Robotics Volunteers

Seeking Volunteers preferably with an engineering background to assist with Lego robotics at the Raleigh Boys Club.

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Activate Good: Raleigh Boys Club Lego Robotics Volunteers
Free   .  605 Raleigh Blvd   .  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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Saturday

Free Vinyasa Flow Class at City of Raleigh Museum
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Grab your mat and show up to this free vinyasa flow class in the City of Raleigh Museum. All levels are welcome to join in for this slowly building series of asanas.

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Free Vinyasa Flow Class
Free   .  City of Raleigh Museum   .  Raleigh
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Shop Pop-Up Raleigh at Trophy on Maywood
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Shop Pop-Up Raleigh

Formerly Pop-Up Sunday, Pop-Up Raleigh is DTR's original monthly vintage market. Now it's coming at you bigger and better than ever before on Saturdays at Trophy Brewing on Maywood.

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Shop Pop-Up Raleigh
Free   .  Trophy on Maywood   .  Raleigh
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Sunday

Shamrock Breakdance Competition at Imurj
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Shamrock Breakdance Competition

Get ready for an epic three vs three format dance battle. There will be a junior battle, 3 vs 3 battle, and a house party to top it all off.

Sun Jan 20, 9:30p
Shamrock Breakdance Competition
$10   .  Imurj   .  Raleigh
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Bunker Punks at Ruby Deluxe at Ruby Deluxe
Photo by @balrogskillOctober#film #35mm”

Bunker Punks at Ruby Deluxe

Jam out to live music at Ruby Deluxe. They will be blasting punk and hardcore classics all night long. No poseurs allowed.

Sun Jan 20, 10:00p
Bunker Punks at Ruby Deluxe
Free   .  Ruby Deluxe   .  Raleigh
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RESONANCY at Neptunes at Neptune's Parlour
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RESONANCY at Neptunes

RESONANCY is an ongoing performance series that explores the vast and evolving landscape of percussive arts. Check out the schedule and see who Neptunes has in their lineup.

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RESONANCY at Neptunes
$10   .  Neptune's Parlour   .  Raleigh
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Poetically Speaking Poetry Night at Imurj
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Poetically Speaking Poetry Night

Show off your poetic side with bi-weekly poetry readings every other Sunday at Imurj. The evening starts with half an hour of breaking through writers block, before the mic opens up!

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Poetically Speaking Poetry Night
Free   .  Imurj   .  Raleigh
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All Weekend

Marbles Princess Tea Party at Marbles Kids Museum
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Marbles Princess Tea Party

Dress your mini-me up in their best princess gown, or prince costume and head to Marbles for and an elegant morning of tea and Princesses. There will be fairy dust, sparkling crowns and more.

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Marbles Princess Tea Party
$15+   .  Marbles Kids Museum   .  Raleigh
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Al Norte al Norte: Latino Life in North Carolina at City of Raleigh Museum
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Al Norte al Norte: Latino Life in North Carolina

This photography display features work of Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and Triangle resident José Galves. It chronicles diversity and strength of the state's growing Latino community.

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Al Norte al Norte: Latino Life in North Carolina
Free   .  City of Raleigh Museum   .  Raleigh
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Raleigh Little Theatre's Measure for Measure at Raleigh Little Theatre
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Raleigh Little Theatre's Measure for Measure

Measure For Measure is a story about a young novice nun who is compromised by a corrupt official. Her decisions throughout the play ignite an exploration of agency, abuse of power, virtue, and sin.

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Raleigh Little Theatre's Measure for Measure
$20+   .  Raleigh Little Theatre   .  Raleigh
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Exhibition: bauhaus.photo at NC State College of Design
Photo by @mchantalg

Exhibition: bauhaus.photo +536 fire icon

This unique collection of photos from this avant-garde art school usually lives in Germany, but Raleigh is the first stop on its US tour! Escape the cold and dive into some thought-provoking images. 

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Exhibition: bauhaus.photo
Free   .  NC State College of Design   .  Raleigh
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Epic Axes at Southern Charred at Southern Charred
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Addicted to axes like the rest of us? Join Epic Axes every Thursday through Sunday at Southern Charred for a couple rounds of ax throwing.

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Epic Axes at Southern Charred
$35 per person, per hour   .  Southern Charred   .  Raleigh
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The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art at North Carolina Museum of Art
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[LAST WEEKEND] The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art +954 fire icon

Enormous flowers, luscious color, and desert landscapes. See this famous artists work and influence in new ways at this exhibit.

Multiple Day Event
The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art
$6+   .  North Carolina Museum of Art   .  Raleigh
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The North Carolina Roots of Artist Ernie Barnes Exhibit at North Carolina Museum of History
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The North Carolina Roots of Artist Ernie Barnes Exhibit

Celebrate this incredible Durham native. You'll get to see Ernie Barnes' iconic paintings, important artifacts to Ernie's history, and even some pieces that have never been seen by the public before.

Multiple Day Event
The North Carolina Roots of Artist Ernie Barnes Exhibit
Free   .  North Carolina Museum of History   .  Raleigh
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Past Experiences

No-Sew Blanket Making at Funguys Brewing at Funguys Brewing
Photo by @crafts_and_drafts_nc

No-Sew Blanket Making at Funguys Brewing

Funguys is hosting a no-sew blanket making night. Sip on some delicious brews while making a fun and cozy blanket that you can take home with you, or donate to the local homeless shelter.

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No-Sew Blanket Making at Funguys Brewing
$40   .  Funguys Brewing   .  Raleigh
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Winter Experimental and Noise Music Showcase at The Wicked Witch
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Winter Experimental and Noise Music Showcase

Wicked Witch is hosting a Winter Experimental and Noise Music Showcase. Check out some amazing local talents and jam out to their tracks.

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Winter Experimental and Noise Music Showcase
Free   .  The Wicked Witch   .  Raleigh
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Cary Hot Yoga 4th Anniversary Open House at Cary Hot Yoga | Bikram Cary | Ladies Night Out Aerial Yoga | Inferno Hot Pilates | Ashtanga Vinyasa
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Cary Hot Yoga 4th Anniversary Open House

Cary Hot Yoga is celebrating their 4th anniversary the best way they know how - with free yoga! There will be 12 free classes, live music, drinks, art, and more.

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Cary Hot Yoga 4th Anniversary Open House
Free   .  Cary Hot Yoga | Bikram Cary | Ladies Night Out Aerial Yoga | Inferno Hot Pilates | Ashtanga Vinyasa   .  Cary
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Angry Girl Yoga at Mason Jar Lager Co at The Mason Jar Lager Company
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Angry Girl Yoga at Mason Jar Lager Co

Stretch, sing, savasana, and scream to the sounds of your favorite angry girl rockers. Alanis, Avril, Fiona, and a few others will be the background music for this epic yoga flow

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Angry Girl Yoga at Mason Jar Lager Co
$5   .  The Mason Jar Lager Company   .  Fuquay Varina
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Blind Beer Tasting at Growler USA - Raleigh
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Blind Beer Tasting

Are you a craft brew expert? Well, then let your talents show during this blind beer tasting. Taste six locally brewed drinks and try to match them to the list provided.

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Blind Beer Tasting
$12   .  Growler USA - Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Azúcar: A Dance Party at The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail
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Azúcar: A Dance Party

The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail is hosting a dance party filled with food, music, and fun. Enjoy sipping on fine cocktails and jamming out to the epic music all night long.

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Azúcar: A Dance Party
$5+   .  The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail   .  Raleigh
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10th Anniversary Party at Flying Biscuit Cafe at Flying Biscuit Café
Photo by @briannadesmet..#raleighfoodpics #foodie #breakfastclub”

10th Anniversary Party at Flying Biscuit Cafe

Flying Biscuit wants you to celebrate their 10th birthday with them! Since their mission is "be nice" they have decided to start a pay it forward program. Swing by and donate to a great cause.

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10th Anniversary Party at Flying Biscuit Cafe
Free   .  Flying Biscuit Café   .  Raleigh
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Trophy Tap + Table Two Year Anniversary Party at Trophy Tap and Table
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Trophy Tap + Table Two Year Anniversary Party

Help Trophy Tap and Table celebrate their two-year anniversary. There will be special anniversary beer that was inspired by staff ideas as well as other rare Trophy beers you won't find anywhere else.

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Trophy Tap + Table Two Year Anniversary Party
Purchase of Beer   .  Trophy Tap and Table   .  Raleigh
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King Me 2019: 2000s Party at Solas
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King Me 2019: 2000s Party

Dress in your best 90's or 2000's attire and get to Solas for an epic dance party. DJ Wade Banner will keep the retro tracks coming all night.

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King Me 2019: 2000s Party
Free   .  Solas   .  Raleigh
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Raleigh Group Fitness Pop-Up at Junction West at Junction West
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Raleigh Group Fitness Pop-Up at Junction West

Join Raleigh Group Fitness for their first mega Pop-Up Workout of 2019! They will take you through a heart-pumping interval workout with a yoga cool down. 

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Raleigh Group Fitness Pop-Up at Junction West
$18   .  Junction West   .  Raleigh
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Day Party Series: Be the Moon, Dragmatic, Indiobravo at The Pour House Music Hall
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Day Party Series: Be the Moon, Dragmatic, Indiobravo

This day show at The Pour House is jam-packed with epic bands. There will also be a delicious bloody mary bar so you can start your morning off right with jams and booze.

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Day Party Series: Be the Moon, Dragmatic, Indiobravo
$5   .  The Pour House Music Hall   .  Raleigh
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Whiskey Tasting at The Pickled Onion Restaurant & Bar
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Whiskey Tasting

Head to The Pickled Onion for a sampling of Sagamore Whiskey. There will be a variety of flavors of whiskey for you to be able to taste.

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Whiskey Tasting
Free   .  The Pickled Onion Restaurant & Bar   .  Raleigh
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NCMA Cinema: The King of Comedy at North Carolina Museum of Art
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NCMA Cinema: The King of Comedy

Watch as an aspiring comic living in his mother's New Jersey basement is convinced he deserves a shot with the king of late night. An everyday schlub's career path takes a desperate turn.

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NCMA Cinema: The King of Comedy
$5+   .  North Carolina Museum of Art   .  Raleigh
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The Ultimate Vision Board Party at West Social Raleigh
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The Ultimate Vision Board Party

Come build, shop, network, and mingle your way into the new year. All the vision board supplies you could need will be on hand and readily available for you to make the perfect 2019 board.

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The Ultimate Vision Board Party
$35   .  West Social Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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This Doesn't End Well Play at Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio
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This Doesn't End Well Play

This Doesn't End Well is a mix of dramatic and comic 10-minute plays about misfortune. For the first time, South Stream Productions is bringing these plays together in one program for you.

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This Doesn't End Well Play
$16+   .  Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio   .  Raleigh
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BYOB Drink + Draw with Julia Caston and Oami Powers at Artspace NC
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BYOB Drink + Draw with Julia Caston and Oami Powers

Bring your own booze and sketch materials and draw alongside Julia Caston and Oami Powers. This event is in conjunction with their Marriage of Opposites exhibition.

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BYOB Drink + Draw with Julia Caston and Oami Powers
Free   .  Artspace NC   .  Raleigh
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North Carolna Symphony: The Music Of Billy Joel at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
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North Carolna Symphony: The Music Of Billy Joel

Enjoy an entire evening devoted to the legendary Billy Joel. Hand-picked by the piano man himself, Michael Cavanaugh performs Billy Joel's biggest hits.

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North Carolna Symphony: The Music Of Billy Joel
$25+   .  Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts   .  Raleigh
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Tom Waits Tribute: Vagabond Saints' Society with Gasp at Pour House at The Pour House Music Hall
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Tom Waits Tribute: Vagabond Saints' Society with Gasp at Pour House

The Vagabond Saints' Society will be performing an evening of the music of Tom Waits, featuring Mitchell Snow Music. Swing by and dance it out all night long.

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Tom Waits Tribute: Vagabond Saints' Society with Gasp at Pour House
$10+   .  The Pour House Music Hall   .  Raleigh
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Wild Winter Woodland at Prairie Ridge Ecostation
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Wild Winter Woodland

There's nothing like getting in touch with the great outdoors. Explore the Jesse Perry Arboretum and learn how to use a winter twig key to identify native trees. 

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Wild Winter Woodland
Free   .  Prairie Ridge Ecostation   .  Raleigh
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Toffee Stout Pint Night at Raleigh Beer Garden
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Toffee Stout Pint Night

Carolina Brewery will be at Raleigh Beer Garden handing out samples of Sky Blue and their Toffee Stout. Swing by and grab some samples of delicious brews.

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Toffee Stout Pint Night
Free   .  Raleigh Beer Garden   .  Raleigh
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Video Game Night at Coglin's at Coglin's Raleigh
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Video Game Night at Coglin's

Raleigh Premier Gaming has teamed up with Coglin's for an epic night of retro gaming. Challenge your friends to round after round of Mario Kart, Mario Party, Sega, and more.

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Video Game Night at Coglin's
Free   .  Coglin's Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Babe Cereal Party at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Raleigh
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Babe Cereal Party

Not just a regular showing of Babe! your ticket purchase includes your choice of cereal, milk, and even a bowl and spoon. Watch the adorable story of Babe while digging into a big bowl of cereal.

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Babe Cereal Party
$10   .  Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Historic Raleigh Trolley Tour on Trolleys at Mordecai Historic Park
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Historic Raleigh Trolley Tour on Trolleys

Explore Raleigh's Historic Mordecai Park on a Trolley. If you have ever been curious about these big bright trolleys you see rolling around downtown, now is your time to see what they're all about.

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Historic Raleigh Trolley Tour on Trolleys
$10   .  Mordecai Historic Park   .  Raleigh
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Comedy Overload: Pour House Premier at The Pour House Music Hall
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Comedy Overload: Pour House Premier

Your favorite nonstop hour of hilarity continues at Pour House. This season is getting kicked off with an epic lineup of comedians, and the headliner, Jeremy Alder.

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Comedy Overload: Pour House Premier
$5   .  The Pour House Music Hall   .  Raleigh
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Fenty Formation: Rihanna X Beyoncé Dance Party at Kings + Neptune
Photo by @stateofmode#Beyoncé #Rihanna”

Fenty Formation: Rihanna X Beyoncé Dance Party

Who run the world? Girls! Head to Kings and Neptunes for a night of your favorite Queen Bee and Bad Gal jamz all night long.

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Fenty Formation: Rihanna X Beyoncé Dance Party
$5   .  Kings + Neptune   .  Raleigh
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Home Movie Day Raleigh at Cameron Village Regional Library
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Home Movie Day Raleigh

Join A/V Geeks for their annual celebration of Home Movies. Head to the Cameron Village Regional Library and watch all the hilarious moments caught on tape.

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Home Movie Day Raleigh
Free   .  Cameron Village Regional Library   .  Raleigh
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Drag Brunch Benefit Show at Five Star Restaurant
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Drag Brunch Benefit Show

Join Crape Myrtle for this epic Drag Brunch. Proceeds will go towards raising money and supporting education and outreach for organizations within and beyond the LGBT community.

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Drag Brunch Benefit Show
$20   .  Five Star Restaurant   .  Raleigh
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MLK Triple Can Release at Burial Beer Co.
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MLK Triple Can Release

Three brand new taproom only cans are dropping during the long weekend. These cans include Imperial Porter, Baklava Imperial Brown and a new DIPA.

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MLK Triple Can Release
Purchase of Beer   .  Burial Beer Co.   .  Raleigh
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Queer Homecoming at VAE Raleigh
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Queer Homecoming

VAE has just the thing for all your past Homecoming blues. Queer Homecoming is your opportunity to wear what you want, bring who you want, and dance how you want.

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Queer Homecoming
$15   .  VAE Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Silent Party Raleigh: 90's vs Trap Edition at The Lynk
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Silent Party Raleigh: 90's vs Trap Edition

Millennium Age is hosting a Silent Party in Raleigh. There will be three DJs competing for your attention, you get to choose who you listen to with your headphones.

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Silent Party Raleigh: 90's vs Trap Edition
$20   .  The Lynk   .  Raleigh
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Bespoke: A Conversation with Lien Truong about Identity at North Carolina Museum of Art
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Bespoke: A Conversation with Lien Truong about Identity

Join artist and educator Lien Truong in a conversation exploring the meaning and cultural context of her work and how her identity has shaped it. Seating is first come first serve so get their early.

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Bespoke: A Conversation with Lien Truong about Identity
Free   .  North Carolina Museum of Art   .  Raleigh
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Brewery Tour at Gizmo at Gizmo Brew Works
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Brewery Tour at Gizmo

Join Triangle NC Girls Pint Out to learn a little more about the brewing process. Grab a drink and enjoy Gizmo Brew Works free tour of their brewery.

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Brewery Tour at Gizmo
Free   .  Gizmo Brew Works   .  Raleigh
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Free Wine Tasting at Taylor's Wine Shop
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Free Wine Tasting

Sallas Ashe of 17th Street Distributing will be at Taylor's Wine Shop for a free wine tasting. This wine tasting will feature the wines of Oak Farm and Maynard James Keenan's Caduceus wineries.

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Free Wine Tasting
Free   .  Taylor's Wine Shop   .  Raleigh
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Activate Good: Grocery Bags for Seniors with InterFaith Food Shuttle at 1001 Blair Dr
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Activate Good: Grocery Bags for Seniors with InterFaith Food Shuttle

This group volunteer opportunity involves packing and delivering bags of produce to local low income senior living housing.

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Activate Good: Grocery Bags for Seniors with InterFaith Food Shuttle
Free   .  1001 Blair Dr   .  Raleigh
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African American Theater Preview at Raleigh Little Theatre
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African American Theater Preview

Get a sneak peek at the wonderful African American plays and musicals that will hit the stages in 2019 with this incredible revue featuring eight local companies and endless talent. 

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African American Theater Preview
$15   .  Raleigh Little Theatre   .  Raleigh
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The Dangling Loafer 7th Anniversary: Featuring Last Year's Best at The Dangling Loafer
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The Dangling Loafer 7th Anniversary: Featuring Last Year's Best

The Dangling Loafer gathers the best comics from the area for one gut-busting night. Head to Neptune's to laugh along with Raleigh's longest running comedy showcase.

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The Dangling Loafer 7th Anniversary: Featuring Last Year's Best
$7   .  The Dangling Loafer   .  Raleigh
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Finally Friday: Mars Attacks at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
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Finally Friday: Mars Attacks

Avoid the Martian death rays and join the human resistance in this special prelude to Astronomy Days-Finally Friday: Mars Attacks. Patrick Treuthardt will take you through all the science of the film.

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Finally Friday: Mars Attacks
$5   .  North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences   .  Raleigh
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The Weekender: Breakdance Competition, Last Weekend of O'Keeffe + More
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