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

Thursday, Jul 11 2019

Our curated list of the best things to do the weekend of July 11 - 14. You've worked hard this week, go have a little fun!

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

Thursday

Movies in the Garden at Raleigh Little Theatre
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Frolic in the grass, stroll through the rose garden and catch a movie under the stars on Thursday nights in July and August at The Raleigh Little Theater.

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Movies in the Garden
Free   .  Raleigh Little Theatre   .  Raleigh
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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.

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Midtown Beach Music Series
Free   .  North Hills   .  Raleigh
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Saturday

NCMA Summer Concerts at North Carolina Museum of Art
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NCMA Summer Concerts: Andrew Bird with special guest Tift Merritt

The summer concerts at NCMA represent one of the Triangle's longest-running and most selective outdoor music series. Grab a seat in the expansive stone amphitheater and soak up the energy.

Tue Jul 23, 7:30p
NCMA Summer Concerts
$$   .  North Carolina Museum of Art   .  Raleigh
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Past Experiences

Celebrate Peach Day with the State Farmers Market at State Farmers Market
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Celebrate Peach Day with the State Farmers Market

Everything is peachy keen at this peach-lovin' celebration. Super fresh North Carolina peaches, peach-infused treats, peach-filled contests, and more in store at the State Farmers Market!

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Celebrate Peach Day with the State Farmers Market
Free   .  State Farmers Market   .  Raleigh
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Drake Nite at Kings at Kings
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Drake Nite at Kings

Live for the nights that you can't remember with the people that you won't forget? Then you've got to come out to Kings for Drake nite, a.k.a. Champagne Papi jams all night long.

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Drake Nite at Kings
$5   .  Kings   .  Raleigh
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Destination SunFest at Dix at Dorothea Dix Park
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Destination SunFest at Dix

Head to Dix park for a family-friendly festival spectacular to celebrate the future of Dix (and, of course, the giant field of sunflower blooms)! 

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Destination SunFest at Dix
Free   .  Dorothea Dix Park   .  Raleigh
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Cary Downtown Chowdown at Cary Library
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Cary Downtown Chowdown

Food trucks are taking over downtown Cary for the ultimate chow down. Expect all-you-can-eat with 25+ food vendors, drinks, live music and entertainment.

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Cary Downtown Chowdown
Free   .  Cary Library   .  Cary
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Cameron Village Sidewalk Sale at Cameron Village
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Cameron Village Sidewalk Sale

Enjoy the best sales of the season at all of Cameron Village's shops during the summer sidewalk sale!

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Cameron Village Sidewalk Sale
Free   .  Cameron Village   .  Raleigh
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Tai Chi in the Garden at Gregg Museum of Art & Design
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Tai Chi in the Garden

Find your zen with a unique opportunity to learn this ancient martial art in a calming natural environment. 

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Tai Chi in the Garden
Free   .  Gregg Museum of Art & Design   .  Raleigh
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North Carolina's Biggest Foam Party at Ambis 1 Nightclub

North Carolina's Biggest Foam Party

Ambis 1 Nightclub is ready to host North Carolina's biggest foam party. Get ready to get messy.

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North Carolina's Biggest Foam Party
$10+   .  Ambis 1 Nightclub   .  Raleigh
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Compost-Con at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
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Compost-Con

Learn everything you need to know at this special composting convention! Local composting experts will be on-site to teach you everything you need to know about local programs and how to get started!

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Compost-Con
Free   .  North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences   .  Raleigh
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Cake Bowl Sundae Pop-Up at The Cupcake Shoppe Bakery
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Cake Bowl Sundae Pop-Up

The sweetest event in town is back! Get ready to build-your-own bowl made out of cake, then fill that bowl with your favorite ice cream flavor at The Cupcake Shoppe Raleigh. 

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Cake Bowl Sundae Pop-Up
Cost of Food   .  The Cupcake Shoppe Bakery   .  Raleigh
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Women's Theatre Festival at Raleigh
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Women's Theatre Festival

Get artsy with this weekend of extraordinary theatre by women, including everything from new, never-before-seen works to staged readings to workshops to learn to make theatre yourself!

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Women's Theatre Festival
$5+   .  Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Mac & Cheese Cook Off at Compass Rose Brewery

Mac & Cheese Cook Off

Are you up for the mac & cheese challenge? Cook up your favorite recipe and bring a big batch to Compass Rose for the chance to be crowned the best (plus win some cool prizes)!

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Mac & Cheese Cook Off
$5   .  Compass Rose Brewery   .  Raleigh
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Patio Pig Pickin' at Plates at Plates Neighborhood Kitchen
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Patio Pig Pickin' at Plates

Head to the Plates patio for an all-you-can-eat whole hog roast with other pig-lovin' peeps!

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Patio Pig Pickin' at Plates
$25   .  Plates Neighborhood Kitchen   .  Raleigh
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Tomato Tribute at Midtown Farmers' Market at Midtown Farmers' Market
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Tomato Tribute at Midtown Farmers' Market

This North Hills day is an ode to tomatoes! Check out tomato-themed contests, tomato tastings, live music, on-site vendors, and more. 

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Tomato Tribute at Midtown Farmers' Market
Free   .  Midtown Farmers' Market   .  Raleigh
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Pints and Pits at Der Biergarten Cary at Der Biergarten Cary
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Pints and Pits at Der Biergarten Cary

Yep, it's your lucky day. Head to Der Biergarten to sip some beer and meet some Adopt-a-Bull pit pups!

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Pints and Pits at Der Biergarten Cary
Cost of Drinks   .  Der Biergarten Cary   .  Cary
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Herbal Perfume Workshop at The Honeysuckle Tea House
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Herbal Perfume Workshop

The ultimate beauty and self-care regimen is in your own outdoors

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Herbal Perfume Workshop
$40   .  The Honeysuckle Tea House   .  Chapel Hill
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Tiki Shots and Flip Flops Bar Crawl at The Outpost
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Tiki Shots and Flip Flops Bar Crawl

Pull out your grass skirts and get in your most summery mood with this tiki-themed bar crawl for a cause, including a pop-up drag performance!

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Tiki Shots and Flip Flops Bar Crawl
$30+   .  The Outpost   .  Raleigh
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Mama Crow's Grand Opening: Bikes, Burgers & Salads at Transfer Co. Food Hall
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Mama Crow's Grand Opening: Bikes, Burgers & Salads

Transfer Co's newest vendor—dishing out salads, burgers, and other healthy-ish eats—is opening this weekend and celebrating their roots with a good old motorcycle party.

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Mama Crow's Grand Opening: Bikes, Burgers & Salads
Free   .  Transfer Co. Food Hall   .  Raleigh
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Our Top Picks for This Weekend in Raleigh
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