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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!

All Weekend Long
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Visit the NC State Fair
$
North Carolina State Fairgrounds
1025 Blue Ridge Rd
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 700 bookmarks and 4460 views.
Watch a Bone-Chilling Tale as The Carolina Ballet Presents The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow
$36+
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
2 East South Street
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 20 bookmarks and 163 views.
Thursday
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Learn About the Latest at Science Cafe: Autonomous Cars
Free
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
11 West Jones St.
Thu October 26, 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 33 bookmarks and 517 views.
Friday
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Sip & Sway at Friday Night on White
Free
White Street Brewing Company
218 S White St
Fri November 10, 6:00p - 9:30p

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

This experience has 171 bookmarks and 1361 views.
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Cheers to Six Years at Calavera
Free
Calavera Empanadas and Tequila
444 S Blount St #101
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 144 views.
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Get Creative at the Pancakes & Booze Art Show
$5
Lincoln Theatre
126 E Cabarrus Street
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 1679 views.
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Treat Your Senses at Cary Diwali
Free
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Pkwy
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 145 views.
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Sip & Socialize at Pints For A Purpose
Free
Trophy Brewing & Taproom
656 Maywood Ave
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.

This experience has 35 bookmarks and 659 views.
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Pair Dumplings and Cocktails at the MOFU & Moonshine Specialty Dinner
$
MOFU Shoppe
321 S Blount St
Thu October 12, 5:00p

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 137 views.
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Celebrate Bare Bones' First Year
Free
Bare Bones
301 Fayetteville St #120
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!

This experience has 8 bookmarks and 167 views.
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Fall into Autumn at Logan's Annual Harvest Festival
Free
Logan's Garden Shop
707 Semart Dr
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 373 views.
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Pair Wine & Cupcakes at The Wine Feed
$18
The Wine Feed
602 Glenwood Ave
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 366 views.
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Celebrate 10 Years of Deep South The Bar
Free
Deep South the Bar
430 S Dawson St
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!

This experience has 7 bookmarks and 97 views.
Show Some Love at Little City Brewing
Free
Little City Brewing Company
400 W North St
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 246 views.
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Shop the Sola Pop-Up Market
Free
Sola Coffee Cafe
7705 Lead Mine Rd
Sat October 14, 9:00a

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

This experience has 38 bookmarks and 540 views.
Party on the Blacktop at House of Hops
Free
House of Hops
6909 Glenwood Ave #100
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 266 views.
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Sway to Your Favorites at Friday Night Tributes: Yachty by Nature
Free
Midtown Park
Park at N Hills St
Fri October 20, 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.

This experience has 229 bookmarks and 1923 views.
Run the Oktoberfest 8K with nOg
$33
Raleigh Beer Garden
614 Glenwood Ave
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 1573 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
2110 Blue Ridge Rd
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 154 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
2110 Blue Ridge Rd
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 154 views.
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Create and Connect at Art It Up!
Free
Hillsborough St
Hillsborough St
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 1385 views.
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Treat Yo'Self at the Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Fest
$25+
Lafayette Village
8480 Honeycutt Road
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 2367 views.
Enjoy BBQ, Bluegrass and Brews at Oak and Smoke
Free
Oak City Brewing Company
616 N First Ave
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 371 views.
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Go Neon at the GlowRage Paint Party
$20+
Lincoln Theatre
126 E Cabarrus Street
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 162 views.
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