The Weekender
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Our curated list of the best things to do the weekend of March 17th–20th. You've worked hard this week—go have a little fun!

Laugh Out Loud at Dangling Loafer
$, Kings, Raleigh
Fri December 15, 8:00p - 9:00p

We know you need a good laugh more often than once a month, but it's hard to pass up a cheap show. The Dangling Loafer offers a stand-up comedy show once a month at Kings.

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Experience Third Friday in Durham
Free, The Carrack Modern Art, Durham
Fri December 15, 5:00p

Even art un-enthusiasts will become fans of all the incredible and unconventional art when Third Friday takes over the Bull City.

This experience has 451 bookmarks and 4642 views.
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Dine & Bounce at Disco Brunch
$$, The Durham Hotel, Durham
Sun December 17, 11:00a - 3:00p

Up your Sunday brunch game with a live DJ set and punch bowls at a gorgeous hotel—it's Disco Brunch!

This experience has 160 bookmarks and 3134 views.
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Trek Out to Matthews Food Truck Fridays
$, Stumptown Park, Matthews
Fri December 22, 5:00p - 9:00p

Food trucks are all the rage, so naturally the lil' town of Matthews decided to try its own hand at the trend. Come to this quaint spot for delicious food trucks and fun all around!

This experience has 220 bookmarks and 1560 views.
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Peruse Art in the Evening
Free, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte
Fri December 15, 5:00p - 9:00p

The Bechtler invites you to an after hours event every third Friday. With special gallery tours, scavenger hunts, live tunes, light bites and booze, Bechtler By Night is the perfect evening out.

This experience has 753 bookmarks and 4396 views.
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Feast at Food Truck Friday
$, Sycamore Brewing, Charlotte
Fri December 15, 5:00p - 9:00p

Take your pick of Charlotte's best food trucks every Friday, now at Sycamore Brewing.

This experience has 1465 bookmarks and 9369 views.
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Enjoy Breakfast at Sycamore Brewing
$, Sycamore Brewing, Charlotte
Sat December 16, 9:30a - 12:00p

Skip your normal brunch routine and head to Sycamore Brewing every third Saturday for their Sycamore Brunch. Beermosas all around!

This experience has 236 bookmarks and 3498 views.
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Dash at the Pot 'O Gold Beer Run
Free, Runologie, Raleigh
Thu March 17, 6:00p

Runologie is hosting their weekly group run, but this one comes with a twist—don some green, collect gold coins as you run and you could win it big!

This experience has 20 bookmarks and 644 views.
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Party at Tir na nOg's St. Paddy's Pop Up
$5, City Market, Raleigh
Thu March 17, 3:00p

You can rest easy—Tir na nOg's annual St. Patrick's Day celebrations are still in full swing! Don your greenest green and get ready for Irish eats, drinks, entertainment and a whole lot of craziness.

This experience has 82 bookmarks and 2165 views.
Sip & Snack for St. Patrick's Day
Free, Pharmacy Bottle + Beverage, Cary
Thu March 17, 12:00p

Indulge in craft brews and sweet cupcakes this St. Paddy's Day with the good people at Pharmacy Bottle + Beverage.

This experience has 8 bookmarks and 402 views.
Cheers to One Year of Pharmacy
-, Pharmacy Bottle + Beverage, Cary
Fri March 18, 12:00p

Celebrate a year of good brews in Cary at Pharmacy Bottle + Beverage with drink specials and food truck fare.

This experience has 19 bookmarks and 600 views.
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Dance, Eat & Celebrate at India Fest
$6+, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh

Nuv Yug is bringing India to Raleigh for a fest filled with over 150 stage performers and Indian cuisine galore!

This experience has 61 bookmarks and 1042 views.
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Crawl Your Way Through Raleigh on St. Patty's Day
$$, Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh
Sat March 19, 3:00p

Unleash your inner Irish in a sea of green at DTR's annual St. Patty's day pub crawl.

This experience has 90 bookmarks and 1475 views.
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Celebrate St. Paddy’s With a Kilt Run & 8K
$$, Moore Square, Raleigh
Sat March 19, 9:30a

Running with the nOg Club is always a blast, but it's even more fun running in a kilt. Because, let's face it—everything's more fun in a kilt.

This experience has 16 bookmarks and 716 views.
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Unwind With a Spot of Tea at Port of Raleigh
Free, Port of Raleigh, Raleigh
Sat March 19, 2:30p

Port of Raleigh specializes in bringing international goods to the heart of DTR and now they're treating us to international traditions. Stop by for 'Break', a take on afternoon tea with sweet treats.

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Pay Tribute to Bowie at the Ballroom
$10+, Southland Ballroom, Raleigh
Sat March 19, 8:00p

Dedicate a night to the life and music of Bowie by swaying at Southland Ballroom to the tunes of Asheville cover band, 'Wham Bam! Bowie Band!'

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Headbang at Lincoln Theatre: Steep Canyon Rangers
$18, Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh
Sat March 19, 9:00p

With Look Homeward; Rescheduled from original January 22nd show

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Celebrate Macaron Day NC
$, lucettegrace, Raleigh
Sun March 20, 8:00a

It started in Paris, then NYC, now the Triangle? Yep! Pastry chefs in the area are welcoming spring with a sweet celebration—Macaron Day, a day to indulge on macarons with proceeds going to charity!

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Explore Wild History with Piedmont Picnic
$20+, Anderson Point Park, Raleigh
Sun March 20, 2:00p

Celebrate Spring Equinox with a walk outside, guided by Piedmont Picnic Project. Along the way, you'll learn about local history and how to forage edible spring greens and tiny flowers!

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Have a Day With Your Dog at RBC
$, Raleigh Brewing Company, Raleigh
Sun March 20, 1:00p

Enjoy an afternoon of beer, food trucks and some cute pups up for adoption. If you already have a four legged friend, come support the cause and bring him along too!

This experience has 81 bookmarks and 1521 views.
Become King (or Queen) of Pride Rock With The Lion King
$33+, Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham

Disney's The Lion King is returning to DPAC, which calls for a celebration. Don't miss your chance to see Simba, Nala and the wild animals of the Serengeti strut the stage.

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Jam Out on St. Patty's at Bull McCabes
$, Bull McCabes Irish Pub, Durham
Thu March 17, 3:00p

Celebrate St. Patty's Day by basking on the lawn at Bull McCabes with authentic Irish tunes, good vibes and tons of beer.

This experience has 2 bookmarks and 970 views.
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Celebrate St Paddy's at James Joyce
-, James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant, Durham
Thu March 17, 9:00a

Durham's Irish bar opens its doors early for their yearly St. Patrick's Day shenanigans. Come for the Irish Breakfast, stay for the brews on brews on brews.

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Go Underground for Caribbean Cocktails: Proto-Cocktails
$9+, Counting House, Durham
Fri March 18, 7:00p

Fancy yourself a cocktail enthusiast? Then you won't want to miss this. Join Counting House in the underground bank vault for themed pop up cocktail sessions!

This experience has 14 bookmarks and 316 views.
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Compare Chocolate & Cheese Fondue at Beer Durham
$5, Beer Durham, Durham
Fri June 24, 4:30p

Beer-infused cheese and chocolate fondues? Yes, please! Get yourself to Beer Durham for delicious combos and beer tastings.

This experience has 28 bookmarks and 979 views.
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Craft Your Own Tincture at Herbalism 101
$25, The Makery at Mercury Studio, Durham
Sat March 19, 3:00p

Learn how to identify and use medicinal herbs to create tinctures to fight off allergies, colds, anxiety and more at this herbalism workshop.

This experience has 7 bookmarks and 336 views.
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Compete In the Dino Egg Hunt
$7, Museum of Life and Science, Durham

Take the kids out to the museum for an afternoon of egg hunting—with a prehistoric twist! Find dino eggs and learn all about the colossal creatures that used to roam the Earth.

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Sip Local Wine & Paint a Masterpiece
$35, Doyle's Vineyard, Durham
Sat July 09, 2:00p

You can't beat getting artsy in a vineyard! Grab a glass of wine and paint a canvas of your initial to take home and cherish forever.

This experience has 40 bookmarks and 1289 views.
Welcome Spring on the Farm
Free, Blue Whistler Farm, Bahama
Sat March 19, 12:00p

What better way to start off spring than spending some quality time with animals and nature? Blue Whistler Farm opens its doors for an extended open house featuring farm critters and local goods.

This experience has 10 bookmarks and 264 views.
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Consult Tarots & Crystals at Everyday Magic's Opening Party
Free, Everyday Magic, Durham
Sat March 19, 5:00p

Everyday Magic, a sweet new shop focusing on crystals, home goods and jewelry, is kicking off its grand opening in style with a Spring Equinox party.

This experience has 13 bookmarks and 1044 views.
Celebrate St. Patty's in Hillsborough
$, River Park, Hillsborough
Sat March 19, 2:00p

Head to Hillsborough's first annual St. Patty's Pot O' Gold festival with an egg hunt, costume contest, runs for all ages and green ice cream.

This experience has 5 bookmarks and 358 views.
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Go Berzerk at the Carrboro Bazaar
$, Carrboro Town Commons, Carrboro

End your weekend on a high note with The Bazaar Arts and Craft Market, an eclectic array of vendors, food trucks and more.

This experience has 488 bookmarks and 5100 views.
Barks & Brews at Dog Days
Free, Beer Durham, Durham

Chill out on Beer Durham's patio with a freshly tapped beer and a clear conscience—'cause on Sunday you can sip and save the animals too!

This experience has 143 bookmarks and 3976 views.
Create at Indio: Intro to Paper Flowers
$40, Indio Durham, Durham
Sun March 20, 2:00p

You'll have bouquet fun in this crafting workshop where students will learn the basic techniques necessary to make a variety of paper flowers. Using Italian crepe paper, tissue paper, and a plethora of accoutrements students will leave class with an arrangement from their own imagination.

This experience has 1 bookmarks and 253 views.
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Party All Day for St. Patty's Day
Free, The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Charlotte
Thu March 17, 11:00a

OMB is switching it up for a day—they're mixing in some Irish fare to celebrate St. Patty's. Join them all day long for live music, Irish and German dishes and lots and lots of brew.

This experience has 4 bookmarks and 274 views.
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Imbibe at The Cork & Cask's Mean Green 16
Free, The Cork and Cask, Cornelius
Thu March 17, 4:00p

Take a break from the hubbub of the Queen City to venture out to Cornelius for St. Patrick's Day, where The Cork and Cask will be celebrating their own way with Guinness Stew and Left Hand brew!

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Get Freaky at CM's Freakfest
$35+, The Common Market, Charlotte
Thu March 17, 6:00p

It's no surprise that The Common Market's doing things a little differently this St. Patrick's Day. Join their South End location for Freakfest—a night of live music, side shows and rare brews.

This experience has 22 bookmarks and 669 views.
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Join The Matthews Shamrock Crawl
Free, Carolina Beer Temple, Matthews
Thu March 17, 4:00p

Kick off your St. Patrick's Day celebrations by checking out the beer scene in Matthews, NC. You'll start at Carolina Beer Temple and find your way through this little town's best watering holes.

This experience has 6 bookmarks and 285 views.
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Start St. Paddy's Early at The Workman's Friend
Free, The Workman's Friend, Charlotte
Thu March 17, 10:00a

Rise and shine, Ireland lovers! The Workman's Friend is gettin' the party started early this St. Patrick's Day with traditional food, drink, dance, music and more!

This experience has 11 bookmarks and 368 views.
Catch a Show at the Fillmore: Indigo Girls
$27.50, Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte
Thu March 17, 8:00p

A medium sized music venue with a bar, Southern flair, and dancing space for every sold out show.

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Adults Only: Science On The Rocks at Discovery Place: Final Frontier
$8+, Discovery Place, Charlotte
Fri March 18, 5:00p

Science on the Rocks is going galactic. Go all out with an adults-only night at Discovery Place featuring Oculus Rift, Astronaut Ice Cream, compressed air rockets, Starlab inflatable planetarium and more.

This experience has 30 bookmarks and 390 views.
Catch a Show at the Fillmore: Fetty Wap
$27.50, Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte
Fri March 18, 8:00p

A medium sized music venue with a bar, Southern flair, and dancing space for every sold out show.

This experience has 5 bookmarks and 152 views.
Grub on Food Truck Fare at Friday Night Festival
Free, 1327 S Mint St, Charlotte
Fri December 15, 5:00p - 10:00p

Unknown Brewing and Craft Growler Shop are partnering to bring you Friday Night Festival, a weekly fest featuring food trucks, live music and family-friendly fun.

This experience has 551 bookmarks and 4689 views.
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Get Inspired with SlamCharlotte
$10, McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square, Charlotte
Fri December 15, 8:00p

You're in for a powerful night filled with a mix of emotions, laughs and inspiration. Get ready for this Wham! Bam! Poetry Slam!

This experience has 115 bookmarks and 1310 views.
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Delight in Drinking & Donuts
Free, The Broken Spoke, Charlotte
Sat March 19, 11:00a

Pair Joe's Doughs gourmet donuts with The Broken Spoke's bourbon and whiskey at this delicious pop-up brunch event.

This experience has 29 bookmarks and 477 views.
Join the Charlotte St. Pat's Day Parade
Free, 525 N Tryon St, Charlotte
Sat March 18, 11:00a

Uptown CLT is throwing its annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival. Head to the streets, rock some green and join the festivities!

This experience has 138 bookmarks and 1216 views.
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Cheers to 4 Years of Salud Beer Shop
Free, Salud Beer Shop, Charlotte
Sat March 19, 6:00p

Salud Beer Shop in NoDa is turning four and that calls for a low-key celebration filled with their favorite NC beers. Join them for a few brews and don't miss the Sour Beer Toast at 11p!

This experience has 4 bookmarks and 333 views.
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Toss Corn Hole for a Cause
$60, The Unknown Brewing Co., Charlotte
Sat March 19, 2:00p

Toss corn hole, throw back a few brews and raise money for a good cause while you're at it? Can't go wrong with that!

This experience has 4 bookmarks and 283 views.
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Taste the Best at Duckworth’s Battle of the Casks
$25, Duckworth's Grill & Taphouse, Charlotte
Sat April 08, 1:00p

Enjoy the unique styles of eight different casks of rare beer as they battle to earn the title of 2017 Cask Festival Champion. May the best cask win!

This experience has 9 bookmarks and 344 views.
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Drink for a Cause at Craft Chicks Hustle Harder
$10, The Unknown Brewing Co., Charlotte
Sun March 20, 2:00p

Unknown Brewing is teaming up with Charlotte Beer Babes for the second Craft Chicks Hustle Harder. The gist, celebrate all the women fueling the craft beer scene.

This experience has 8 bookmarks and 430 views.
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Get Wowed at an Adventure Film Festival
$15, McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square, Charlotte
Sun March 20, 7:00p

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is rolling into Charlotte to show off a collection of awe-inspiring action, environmental and adventure films from around the world.

This experience has 15 bookmarks and 322 views.
Spend Sunday at South End's Spring Fling
$10, Bulldog Beer and Wine South End, Charlotte
Sun March 20, 1:00p

Finish off Charlotte Craft Beer Week at the South End Spring Fling, an ode to spring featuring NC breweries, local artisans and food trucks, plus Beer Olympics and outdoor viewing for NCAA b-ball.

This experience has 37 bookmarks and 455 views.
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Celebrate Spring Beak Style at Birdsong
Free, Birdsong Brewing Co., Charlotte
Sat April 01, 12:00p

Come celebrate Birdsong's 6th Annual Spring Beak Beach Party with an all-day event and the release of their new beer Paradise City. King of Pops will be onsite with a special Paradise City Pop!

This experience has 26 bookmarks and 495 views.
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Satisfy Your Sugar Cravings at the Sweet Tooth Festival
$30, Omni Charlotte Hotel, Charlotte
Sun March 20, 2:00p

If you are what you eat, then eat something sweet at Charlotte's original dessert festival!

This experience has 158 bookmarks and 778 views.
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Join the Dark Side at South End’s Dark Beer Bar Crawl
Free, South End, Charlotte
Sat March 19, 2:00p

Don't be afraid of the dark—enjoy the best dark beers South End Charlotte has to offer at Unknown Brewing's Dark Beer Bar Crawl!

This experience has 105 bookmarks and 1206 views.
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