The Weekender: Eat it Up at 'Cuegrass, French Seafood Festival + More
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The Weekender: Eat it Up at 'Cuegrass, French Seafood Festival + More

Wednesday, Apr 17 2019

Our curated list of the best things to do the weekend of April 18 - 21. You've worked hard this week, go have a little fun!

Thursday

Canes Playoffs at LBC at Lynnwood Brewing Concern
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Canes Playoffs at LBC: Round 4

It's been a minute since our Carolina Hurricanes have been in the playoffs. Catch all the action at Lynwood Brewing Concern and let's hope this is a repeat of their 2006 year!

Sat Apr 20, 7:00p
Canes Playoffs at LBC
Free   .  Lynnwood Brewing Concern   .  Raleigh
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Free Country Twostep Dance 101 Series at Southern Star Ballroom Center
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Free Country Twostep Dance 101 Series

Southern Star Ballroom is ready to bring Honky Tonk back to Raleigh. Join in this free four-week long series and get ready to get your two-step on.

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Free Country Twostep Dance 101 Series
Free   .  Southern Star Ballroom Center   .  Raleigh
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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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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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Friday

Do the Time Warp at Rialto's Rocky Horror at The Rialto Theatre

Do the Time Warp at Rialto's Rocky Horror

If you're not easily spooked and like a little underwear running to accompany an evening at the theater, head to the Rialto for one of our fave cult classics.

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Do the Time Warp at Rialto's Rocky Horror
$6.50   .  The Rialto Theatre   .  Raleigh
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Saturday

Easter Saturday Spectacular, Italian-Japanese Style at Papa Shogun
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Easter Saturday Spectacular, Italian-Japanese Style

Celebrate Easter weekend the Italian-Japanese way! Papa Shogun will be serving up a family-style meal of classic Italian Easter dishes with their unique Japanese twist.

Sat Apr 20, 6:30p
Easter Saturday Spectacular, Italian-Japanese Style
$55   .  Papa Shogun   .  Raleigh
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Yoga at the Farm at Raleigh City Farm
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Yoga at the Farm

All level are welcome for Raleigh City Farms Yoga class. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to helping Raleigh City Farm!

Sat Apr 20, 10:00a
Yoga at the Farm
$15   .  Raleigh City Farm   .  Raleigh
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A Community’s Legacy: African American History Walking Tour at Pope House Museum
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A Community’s Legacy: African American History Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided walking tour through the rich African American history that took place along the streets of downtown Raleigh.

Sat Apr 20, 10:00a
A Community’s Legacy: African American History Walking Tour
$4+   .  Pope House Museum   .  Raleigh
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Eliza Furnace Trail Cleanup with Oaks and Spokes for Earth Day at Eliza Pool Park
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Eliza Furnace Trail Cleanup with Oaks and Spokes for Earth Day

Help clean up our community this Earth Day. Join Oaks and Spokes while they clean up the Eliza Pool Park.

Sat Apr 20, 10:00a
Eliza Furnace Trail Cleanup with Oaks and Spokes for Earth Day
Free   .  Eliza Pool Park   .  Raleigh
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Super Smash Fest Hosted by RPG at Imurj
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Super Smash Fest Hosted by RPG

Get ready to show off all your Super Smash skills. Join the tournament and battle it out to be the best super smash player.

Sat Apr 20, 11:00a
Super Smash Fest Hosted by RPG
$5+   .  Imurj   .  Raleigh
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Sweetwater Girl Scout Cookie Pairing Flights at Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
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Sweetwater Girl Scout Cookie Pairing Flights

Head over to Flying Saucer and taste four Sweetwater kegs that have been paired with four different girl scout cookies.

Sat Apr 20, 11:00a
Sweetwater Girl Scout Cookie Pairing Flights
Purchase of Pairing   .  Flying Saucer Draught Emporium   .  Raleigh
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Contact High: A 4/20 Movie Marathon at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Raleigh
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Contact High: A 4/20 Movie Marathon

Alamo Drafthouse will be showing three mega-dank masterpieces in a row. All the films will remain a secret until showtime.

Sat Apr 20, 12:15p
Contact High: A 4/20 Movie Marathon
$20   .  Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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GOT White Walker Party at Hibernian Pub
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GOT White Walker Party

In honor of the final season, Hibernian is having a GOT White Walker Party. Dress in all white or as your fav character.

Sat Apr 20, 6:00p
GOT White Walker Party
Free   .  Hibernian Pub   .  Raleigh
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Milk Bar's 4/20 Party at Milk Bar
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Milk Bar's 4/20 Party

Head over to Milk Bar on 4/20 for their awesome cocktails and Wicked Weed brews. Live music will be playing to set the mood for an epic 4/20 celebration.

Sat Apr 20, 12:00p
Milk Bar's 4/20 Party
Free   .  Milk Bar   .  Raleigh
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420 CBD Menu & Wicked Weed Tap Takeover at Southern Charred
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420 CBD Menu & Wicked Weed Tap Takeover

In honor of 4/20 Southern Charred will have a CBD infused menu! Chow down on their menu while you dip on delicious Wicked Weed brews.

Sat Apr 20, 5:00p
420 CBD Menu & Wicked Weed Tap Takeover
Purchase of Food and Drink   .  Southern Charred   .  Raleigh
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Kukara - Makara / Achilifunk 2.0 at The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail
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Kukara - Makara / Achilifunk 2.0

Three amazing artists will be delivering some Latin Funk right here in Raleigh. Make sure to get their early so you don't have to dance on the street.

Sat Apr 20, 10:00p
Kukara - Makara / Achilifunk 2.0
$5   .  The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail   .  Raleigh
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Raleigh City Farm’s 7th Birthday: Bearthday at Raleigh City Farm
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Raleigh City Farm’s 7th Birthday: Bearthday

Celebrate Raleigh City Farm's seventh birthday! There will be extra special guests and a day filled with outdoor fun.

Sat Apr 27, 10:00a
Raleigh City Farm’s 7th Birthday: Bearthday
Free   .  Raleigh City Farm   .  Raleigh
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Free Beer & Wine Tasting at Taylor's Wine Shop
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Free Beer & Wine Tasting

Get ready to experience something different at Taylor's Wine Shop! Both wine and beer, the best of both worlds have collided for this free tasting event.

Sat Apr 20, 3:00p
Free Beer & Wine Tasting
Free   .  Taylor's Wine Shop   .  Raleigh
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XL for My Arms Release at Raleigh Beer Garden
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XL for My Arms Release

Southern Pines Brewing and Raleigh Beer Garden have teamed up to create an epic brew, XL for My Arms. This brew is a luscious, fruited New England IPA full of passionfruit, dragonfruit, and more.

Sat Apr 20, 2:00p
XL for My Arms Release
Purchase of Beer   .  Raleigh Beer Garden   .  Raleigh
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The Body Party at Ruby Deluxe
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The Body Party

An event created for, by, and about Black Femmes. A true celebration and revelation of Black and Brown Bodies in the world where they face constant discrimination.

Sat Apr 20, 10:00p
The Body Party
$5   .  Ruby Deluxe   .  Raleigh
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Roshambo Market at Compass Rose Brewery
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Roshambo Market

Compass Rose Brewery will be hosting the Roshambo Pop-Up Market! Head over and enjoy an afternoon of music, food, beverages, and crafts.

Sat Apr 20, 2:00p
Roshambo Market
Free   .  Compass Rose Brewery   .  Raleigh
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Anchor Bar's Good Vibes 4/20 Party at The Anchor Bar
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Anchor Bar's Good Vibes 4/20 Party

Anchor Bar is serving up CBD Cocktails in honor of 4/20! Sip on something delicious while enjoying Aperitivo build your own Charcuterie plates, and White Castle burgers.

Sat Apr 20, 5:00p
Anchor Bar's Good Vibes 4/20 Party
Purchase of Drinks   .  The Anchor Bar   .  Raleigh
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420 Reggae at Lincoln Theatre
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420 Reggae

Head to the Lincoln Theatre for a night of Reggae music. There will be five different acts that will keep you dancing all night.

Sat Apr 20, 7:00p
420 Reggae
$10+   .  Lincoln Theatre   .  Raleigh
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Cirque After Dark Showcase at Cirque de Vol
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Cirque After Dark Showcase

Swing by and watch the Cirque de Vol instructors and students perform aerial acts in this epic showcase. It will be a night filled with bizarre and delectable aerial delights.

Sat Apr 20, 7:30p
Cirque After Dark Showcase
$12+   .  Cirque de Vol   .  Raleigh
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Canes Playoffs at LBC at Lynnwood Brewing Concern
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Canes Playoffs at LBC: Round 5

It's been a minute since our Carolina Hurricanes have been in the playoffs. Catch all the action at Lynwood Brewing Concern and let's hope this is a repeat of their 2006 year!

Sat Apr 20, 7:00p
Canes Playoffs at LBC
Free   .  Lynnwood Brewing Concern   .  Raleigh
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Live Music at Compass Rose Brewery at Compass Rose Brewery
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Live Music at Compass Rose Brewery

Head to Compass Rose Brewery for some epic live music performances. Every Saturday a local band will take the stage and jam out while you sip on tasty brews.

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Live Music at Compass Rose Brewery
Free   .  Compass Rose Brewery   .  Raleigh
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Luxe Posh Saturdays at Ruby Deluxe at Ruby Deluxe
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Luxe Posh Saturdays at Ruby Deluxe

Throw your dancing shoes on and get to Ruby Deluxe. Luxe Posh is back at Ruby Deluxe to bring you all the jams you want and the jams you never knew you needed.

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Luxe Posh Saturdays at Ruby Deluxe
Free   .  Ruby Deluxe   .  Raleigh
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Neighborhood Hootenanny at Pine State Coffee
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Neighborhood Hootenanny

Enjoy live music, grilling and/or food trucks every first and third Saturday of the month. It'll be a good ol' fashioned neighborhood hootenanny.

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Neighborhood Hootenanny
Free   .  Pine State Coffee   .  Raleigh
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A Community's Legacy: African American History Walking Tour at City of Raleigh Museum
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A Community's Legacy: African American History Walking Tour

Stroll through Downtown Raleigh and hear stories about entrepreneurs,  triumphs, and tragedy. You will discover the legacy of the men and women who lived, worked, and help make Raleigh.

Sat Apr 20, 10:00a
A Community's Legacy: African American History Walking Tour
$4+   .  City of Raleigh Museum   .  Raleigh
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French Market and Seafood Festival at Lafayette Village
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Get totally immersed in New Orleans culture. Stroll through the Village while jazzy sounds play in the background for a French Quarter-inspired experience.

Sat Apr 20, 12:00p
French Market and Seafood Festival
Free   .  Lafayette Village   .  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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The North Carolina 'Cuegrass Festival 2019 at The Pit Authentic Barbecue
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The North Carolina 'Cuegrass Festival 2019 +2053 fire icon

Join The Pit for a jam-packed day full of great 'cue, local brews and two stages of toe-tappin' bluegrass music at 'Cuegrass! Best part? It's all for a great cause.

Sat Apr 20, 12:00p
The North Carolina 'Cuegrass Festival 2019
-   .  The Pit Authentic Barbecue   .  Raleigh
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Sunday

[CANCELED] Bubbles* a pop-up at 4120 Main at North Hills St
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Bubbles* a Pop-up

Join Ancillary*Fermentation's next pop-up event, in celebration of bubbles! Will include two new beer releases along with a beer ASMR station, balloon room, champagne station, and more!

Sun Apr 21, 6:00p
[CANCELED] Bubbles* a pop-up
Free   .  4120 Main at North Hills St   .  Raleigh
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Earth Day Cleanup at Lake Raleigh at Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center
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Earth Day Cleanup at Lake Raleigh

Celebrate Earth Day by doing some good for Lake Raleigh! Clear trash off the lake by canoeing, picking up litter along the trail or doing trail maintenance.

Sun Apr 21, 1:00p
Earth Day Cleanup at Lake Raleigh
Free   .  Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center   .  Raleigh
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Raleigh Warehouse District Treasure Hunt at Crank Arm Brewing Company
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Raleigh Warehouse District Treasure Hunt

Embark on a thrilling scavenger hunt around the Warehouse District. You will be searching for clues, solving puzzles, and cracking codes to unlock the treasure chest.

Sun Apr 21, 2:00p
Raleigh Warehouse District Treasure Hunt
$20   .  Crank Arm Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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Nature Scavenger Hunt at Prairie Ridge Ecostation

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Explore Prairie Ridge Ecostation and complete a scavenger hunt! You will be searching for things like "Y" shaped sticks, pine cones, feathers and more.

Sun Apr 21, 2:00p
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Free   .  Prairie Ridge Ecostation   .  Raleigh
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Get Sad, Sing Bad: Emo Karaoke at Imurj
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Get Sad, Sing Bad: Emo Karaoke

Show off your pipes during Get Sad, Sing Bad. This night will be packed with emo karaoke singing from a variety of Raleigh talents.

Sun Apr 21, 10:00p
Get Sad, Sing Bad: Emo Karaoke
Free   .  Imurj   .  Raleigh
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All Weekend

I Feel Like That at Block Gallery
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"I Feel Like That" is an exhibition of portraiture exploring issues surrounding mental health. Artist Telvin Wallace begins a conversation on a subject that is too often neglected.

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I Feel Like That
Free   .  Block Gallery   .  Raleigh
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Past Experiences

WeWork <3 Oak City, Round 2 at Dram & Draught
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WeWork <3 Oak City, Round 2

Join Offline + WeWork for a complimentary drink in celebration of the WeWork ❤️Oak City tour and their impending move into Raleigh.

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WeWork <3 Oak City, Round 2
Free   .  Dram & Draught   .  Raleigh
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Ultimate 90's Jamz Video Dance Party at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Raleigh
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Ultimate 90's Jamz Video Dance Party

Boogie down to your favorite 90's jams. The Alamo Drafthouse will be transformed into a full-on '90's music factory for your enjoyment.

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Ultimate 90's Jamz Video Dance Party
$12   .  Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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WRDU Rockin' At The Ritz Presents: Purple Madness at The Ritz
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WRDU Rockin' At The Ritz Presents: Purple Madness

Get rockin' at The Ritz during this epic Purple Madness Prince Tribute. It will be a night you won't want to miss.

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WRDU Rockin' At The Ritz Presents: Purple Madness
$15+   .  The Ritz   .  Raleigh
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London Bridge Wine Club (With Food Pairings!) at London Bridge Pub
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London Bridge Wine Club (With Food Pairings!)

London Bridge Pub is holding a special edition of their weekly wine club. For just $30 you'll work with a sommelier to explore several whites and reds, plus with specially-created dishes.

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London Bridge Wine Club (With Food Pairings!)
$30   .  London Bridge Pub   .  Raleigh
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Funguys Charity Night at Funguys Brewing
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Funguys Charity Night

Drink beer and grant wishes! Head to Funguys Brewing for a night of doing good and feeling good in support of Make A Wish Eastern NC.

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Funguys Charity Night
Purchase of Beer   .  Funguys Brewing   .  Raleigh
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Three Cheers To Triple C Brewing at The Hop Yard
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Three Cheers To Triple C Brewing

Raise your glass to Triple C Brewing Company of Charlotte. Kati will be barside to talk beer, hand out goodies, and perhaps even explain what all those Cs stand for.

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Three Cheers To Triple C Brewing
Purchase of Beer   .  The Hop Yard   .  Raleigh
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Seaboard Wine's Annual PINK Party at Seaboard Wine at HighPark Village
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Seaboard Wine's Annual PINK Party

New vintages of a dozen Rosés from around the world will be poured out during Seaboard's Pink Party. Taste at your own pace and enjoy some light snacks.

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Seaboard Wine's Annual PINK Party
$15   .  Seaboard Wine at HighPark Village   .  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

Enjoy a sampling of what Research Triangle Area Comedians have to offer. There will be three male and three female comics from the area. No gimmicks, no themes, but tons of laughs.

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Comedy Overload at The Pour House Music Hall
$5   .  The Pour House Music Hall   .  Raleigh
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A Two Part Collaboration Event: #SquadGoals Beer Release at Whiskey Kitchen
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A Two Part Collaboration Event: #SquadGoals Beer Release

#SquadGoals is a collaboration between Bowman Brothers, OBX Distilling, Whiskey Kitchen, and Trophy Brewing. Check out this epic collab in honor of NC Beer Month.

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A Two Part Collaboration Event: #SquadGoals Beer Release
Purchase of Beer   .  Whiskey Kitchen   .  Raleigh
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The Weekender: Eat it Up at 'Cuegrass, French Seafood Festival + More
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