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The Weekender: 24 Awesome Things To Do in Raleigh This Weekend
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Our curated list of the most awesome events and best things to do in Raleigh during the weekend of October 12-15. You've worked hard this week, go have a little fun!

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Learn About the Latest at Science Cafe: Autonomous Cars
Free, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh
Thu December 21, 7:00p - 8:30p

Spend an evening learning everything there is to know about self-driving cars and how tech will shape our future at NC Museum of Natural Sciences' Science Cafe.

This experience has 36 bookmarks and 720 views.
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Visit the NC State Fair
$, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh
Thu October 12 – Sun October 22

Eat something deep fried and ride the ferris wheel! The NC State Fair is bringing hometown lovin' to Raleigh.

This experience has 705 bookmarks and 4783 views.
Cheers to Six Years at Calavera
Free, Calavera Empanadas and Tequila, Raleigh
Thu October 12, 12:00p

Calavera is celebrating six years of servin' up the best tequila and empanadas in town! Join the birthday festivities for giveaways, drink specials, new menu items and more!

This experience has 6 bookmarks and 187 views.
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Get Creative at the Pancakes & Booze Art Show
$5, Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh
Fri October 13, 7:00p

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show brings together NC's most talked about up-and-coming artists plus bevs, music, live art and, of course, a free pancake bar—need we say more?

This experience has 182 bookmarks and 1737 views.
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Treat Your Senses at Cary Diwali
Free, Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary
Sat October 14, 10:00a

Treat your senses to a day of cultural experiences from all walks of life including mesmerizing performances, an Indian bazaar, culinary displays, interactive yoga sessions, art and even fireworks!

This experience has 17 bookmarks and 188 views.
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Sip & Socialize at Pints For A Purpose
Free, Trophy on Maywood, Raleigh
Sun October 15, 1:00p

Join Trophy on Maywood for a free event supporting Meals on Wheels complete with live music, cornhole, a food truck, raffles and more.

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Watch a Bone-Chilling Tale as The Carolina Ballet Presents The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow
$36+, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh
Thu October 12 – Sun October 29

Dare to watch as The Carolina Ballet brings the macabre tale of Ichabod Crane and his doomed courtship with Katrina Van Tassel to the stage with their new ballet, The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow.

This experience has 34 bookmarks and 516 views.
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MOFU Shoppe and Pinetop Distillery are joining forces to host a special event dinner featuring moonshine cocktails and exclusive dishes that will be available for one night only!

This experience has 10 bookmarks and 196 views.
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Celebrate Bare Bones' First Year
Free, Bare Bones, Raleigh
Fri October 13, 7:30p

Bare Bones is celebrating it's 1st year with an evening of special feature dishes and a Fullsteam anniversary beer, which you can snag for free if you're one of the first 50 people in the door!

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Fall into Autumn at Logan's Annual Harvest Festival
Free, Logan's Garden Shop, Raleigh
Sat October 14, 11:00a

Celebrate the season and make fall memories at Logan's Annual Harvest Day Festival. Pick a pumpkin, go on a hayride, enjoy festival games, taste food samples and more!

This experience has 23 bookmarks and 414 views.
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Pair Wine & Cupcakes at The Wine Feed
$18, The Wine Feed, Raleigh
Sun October 15, 12:00p

Join The Wine Feed for Corks & Cakes, where you'll pair delicious cupcakes from The Cupcake Shoppe with four carefully selected wines. It's the ultimate Sunday Funday!

This experience has 33 bookmarks and 404 views.
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Celebrate 10 Years of Deep South The Bar
Free, Deep South the Bar, Raleigh
Thu October 12 – Sat October 14

Deep South is turning 10 and they're ready to rock with a weekend-long celebration! Head to the Warehouse District's favorite corner bar for three nights of free shows, drink specials and surprises!

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Show Some Love at Little City Brewing
Free, Little City Brewing Company, Raleigh
Thu October 12, 7:00p

Show the greater community some love by hitting Little City Brewing for a hurricane relief event. Grab a drink, buy a raffle ticket (prizes you actually want) and laugh with five local comics.

This experience has 10 bookmarks and 276 views.
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Sip & Sway at Friday Night on White
Free, White Street Brewing Company, Wake Forest
Fri April 28 – Fri September 08

On the second Friday of each month, live music, vendors, activities and craft beer lovers line Wake Forest's South White Street.

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Shop the Sola Pop-Up Market
Free, Sola Coffee Cafe, Raleigh

Shop local, support local! Pop in to Sola Coffee Cafe's Pop-Up Market for great gifts, clothing, home decor and jewelry.

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Party on the Blacktop at House of Hops
Free, House of Hops, Raleigh
Sun October 15, 1:00p

Grab a friend, or two, and head to House of Hops to grab a brew and a bite from a round up of three rotating food trucks every month.

This experience has 10 bookmarks and 292 views.
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Sway to Your Favorites at Friday Night Tributes: Yachty by Nature
Free, Midtown Park, Raleigh
Fri December 15, 7:00p - 9:00p

Mosey over to Midtown Park for some feel-good music that'll have your hips shakin' in no time. Bring a chair and prepare to belt out old favorites as cover bands take on a night of '70s & '80s soft rock tributes.

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Run the Oktoberfest 8K with nOg
$33, Raleigh Beer Garden, Raleigh
Sat October 14, 10:30a

Calling all lads and lasses for this 8K charity jaunt around downtown! Free beers are awarded at the finish line and yes, lederhosen are strongly encouraged.

This experience has 63 bookmarks and 1679 views.
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Pick Up a New Plant at the NCSU Pi Alpha Xi Fall Plant Sale
Free, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Sat October 14 – Sun October 15

Stop by NCMA to peruse the amazing autumn selection of veggie and edible plants, pumpkins, fall flowers, trees and more at the Pi Alpha Xi Fall Plant Sale.

This experience has 22 bookmarks and 191 views.
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Pick Up a New Plant at the NCSU Pi Alpha Xi Fall Plant Sale
Free, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Sat October 14 – Sun October 15

Stop by NCMA to peruse the amazing autumn selection of veggie and edible plants, pumpkins, fall flowers, trees and more at the Pi Alpha Xi Fall Plant Sale.

This experience has 22 bookmarks and 191 views.
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Create and Connect at Art It Up!
Free, Hillsborough St, Raleigh
Sat October 14, 9:00a

Art It Up! is taking over the Hillsborough Street district for a full day of arts and culture festivities! Celebrate with local vendors, dance and theatre performances, comedy, yoga, food and more!

This experience has 56 bookmarks and 1456 views.
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Treat Yo'Self at the Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Fest
$25+, Lafayette Village, Raleigh
Sat October 14, 12:00p

No, you're not dreaming. On October 14, indulge in the finer things in life at Lafayette Village's annual NC Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Festival!

This experience has 215 bookmarks and 2463 views.
Enjoy BBQ, Bluegrass and Brews at Oak and Smoke
Free, Oak City Brewing Company, Knightdale
Sat October 14, 12:00p

Join Oak City Brewing for a jam-packed day of great BBQ, brews and toe-tappin' bluegrass music at their 2nd Annual BBQ and Bluegrass festival! Best part? It's all for a great, dog-friendly cause.

This experience has 14 bookmarks and 428 views.
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Go Neon at the GlowRage Paint Party
$20+, Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh
Sat October 14, 9:00p

What do you get when you mix washable neon paint, heart pounding jams and tons of black lights? The ultimate glow paint party experience! Get amped up and get crazy when the paint starts flying.

This experience has 9 bookmarks and 197 views.
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