The Weekender: 26 Events in Raleigh
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Our curated list of the best things to do the weekend of May 18–21. You've worked hard this week, go have some fun!

FRIDAY
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.

This experience has 562 bookmarks and 6386 views.
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Do the Time Warp at Rialto's Rocky Horror
$, The Rialto Theatre, Raleigh
Fri December 01, 11:30p

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.

This experience has 317 bookmarks and 4828 views.
SATURDAY
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Shop Local at the Midtown Farmers Market
$$, Commons at North Hills, Raleigh
Sat November 25, 8:00a - 12:00p

Grab farm-fresh produce right in North Hills! The Midtown Farmers Market brings together food and other goods from local farmers all under one roof.

This experience has 171 bookmarks and 1356 views.
Shop Pop-Up Raleigh
Free, Trophy on Maywood, Raleigh
Sat December 16, 12:00p - 5:00p

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.

This experience has 896 bookmarks and 6471 views.
Past Experiences
Shag at the Midtown Beach Music Series: Band of Oz
Free, North Hills Commons, Raleigh
Thu May 18, 6:00p

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to do the shag! Every Thursday night this summer, get ready for beach music vibes and some sweet Carolina Girl grooving.

This experience has 2 bookmarks and 188 views.
Wander the Lafayette Village Wine Walk
$10, Lafayette Village, Raleigh
Thu December 21, 6:00p - 8:00p

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the European-like streets of Lafayette Village while sipping wine. Better yet, you'll support a local charity while doing it.

This experience has 451 bookmarks and 4415 views.
Cheers to Six Years of The Raleigh Wine Shop: Birthday Party
$, The Raleigh Wine Shop, Raleigh
Fri May 19, 5:00p

The Raleigh Wine Shop is turning six, so it's time to pop bottles! Join the shop for a massive in-store sale and free tastings all weekend long, a party on Friday and a farmers market on Sunday!

This experience has 11 bookmarks and 111 views.
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Get Artsy at Artsplosure
Free, City Plaza, Raleigh
Fri May 19 – Sun May 21

The 38th annual Artsplosure, an explosion of creativity in downtown Raleigh, brings together over 170 artists, local and nationally acclaimed performers, activities and much more to downtown Raleigh.

This experience has 521 bookmarks and 4948 views.
Photo by @alliciahughes
Have Down-Home Fun at Got To Be NC Fest
Free, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh
Fri May 19 – Sun May 21

Round up your friends and family for this three-day bash celebrating all things NC!

This experience has 525 bookmarks and 4950 views.
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Run the Race 13.1 Preview & Snack on Local Treats
Free, lululemon, Raleigh
Sat May 20, 7:00a

Running the Race 13.1 this June? Get a warm-up and join lululemon Raleigh for a dash around beautiful Shelley Lake, followed by massages and snacks from locals Raleigh Raw, Happy + Hale and more!

This experience has 1 bookmarks and 186 views.
Cheers to Six Years of The Raleigh Wine Shop: Sunday Market & Fundraiser
$, The Raleigh Wine Shop, Raleigh
Sun May 21, 1:00p

The Raleigh Wine Shop is turning six, so it's time to pop bottles! Join the shop for a massive in-store sale and free tastings all weekend long, a party on Friday and a farmers market on Sunday!

This experience has 3 bookmarks and 78 views.
Photo by @echo_andco
Help Rescues in Need at the Pawfect Junction Salon Event
Free, The Junction Salon & Bar, Raleigh
Sun May 21, 12:00p

Support rescue pups and hang out with a couple too at the Junction Salon & Bar this Sunday while enjoying a drink, entering (cash only) raffles and shopping local vendors.

This experience has 7 bookmarks and 268 views.
Photo by @hippo_thebully
Pair Barks & Brews at Neuse River
Free, Neuse River Brewing Company, Raleigh
Sun May 21, 12:00p

Grab a brew and hang out with a bunch of adorable, adoptable dogs! What better way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon?

This experience has 56 bookmarks and 617 views.
Shop & Sip at the Living A Beautiful Life Event Series
$20, Oxford Green At Lafayette Village, Raleigh
Sun May 21, 4:30p

Head to the Oxford Green for a pop-up event with a mission to make you find your best style. There'll be a happy hour with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, curated goods for purchase and good vibes!

This experience has 8 bookmarks and 260 views.
Photo by @alliciahughes
Have Down-Home Fun at Got To Be NC Fest
Free, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh
Fri May 19 – Sun May 21

Round up your friends and family for this three-day bash celebrating all things NC!

This experience has 525 bookmarks and 4950 views.
Photo by @noelledoesyoga
Bend & Flow at Bond Bros
$5, Bond Brothers Beer Company, Cary
Sun June 11, 11:00a

Wind down your weekend with a Sunday morning, donation-based Vinyasa yoga flow in the taproom at Bond Brothers Beer Co. in Cary.

This experience has 40 bookmarks and 603 views.
Eat Your Way Through Downtown at the Raleigh Food & Wine Festival
$$, Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh
Thu May 18 – Sun May 21

Raleigh Food & Wine Festival returns for four days of foodie goodness. Select restaurants will host specials, dinners and classes Thursday–Saturday, and Sunday there'll be a tasting party at Mulino.

This experience has 14 bookmarks and 609 views.
Photo by @alliciahughes
Have Down-Home Fun at Got To Be NC Fest
Free, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh
Fri May 19 – Sun May 21

Round up your friends and family for this three-day bash celebrating all things NC!

This experience has 525 bookmarks and 4950 views.
Photo by @henhousedsgn
Check Out Chic Chickens at Tour D'Coop
$10+, Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh
Sat May 20, 10:00a

At Tour D'Coop, chicken coops are treated as an art form. Join the tour across Raleigh, Apex and Cary to learn about the wonderful world of poultry and its swanky, modern cribs.

This experience has 66 bookmarks and 1787 views.
Photo by @oaksandspokes
Crank for a Cause at Crank Arm
Donation, Crank Arm Brewing Company, Raleigh
Sat May 20, 11:00a

Crank Arm's Crank For A Cause brings free YMCA stationary cycling classes and cycling challenges to the taproom to benefit Oaks & Spokes, making biking more accessible and safe for all.

This experience has 5 bookmarks and 318 views.
Celebrate Three Years of Brüeprint Beers
Free, Brüeprint Brewing Company, Apex
Sat May 20, 12:00p

Brüeprint is celebrating three years of brewing beer with food trucks galore and local grub galore, special brew releases, a dunk tank, live music and more!

This experience has 29 bookmarks and 375 views.
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Bring Your Pooch to Pups N' Pints
$10+, Fortnight Brewing Company, Cary
Sat May 20, 1:00p

BarkHappy is hosting Pups N' Pints at Fortnight for an afternoon of giveaways and dog-friendly fun! Grab a pint and frolic with other adorable pups.

This experience has 7 bookmarks and 317 views.
Photo by @mr_e_z
Get Artsy at Artsplosure
Free, City Plaza, Raleigh
Fri May 19 – Sun May 21

The 38th annual Artsplosure, an explosion of creativity in downtown Raleigh, brings together over 170 artists, local and nationally acclaimed performers, activities and much more to downtown Raleigh.

This experience has 521 bookmarks and 4948 views.
Photo by @permapaleo
Sip into Summer at Fair Game Bev
Free, Fair Game Beverage Company Wine and Spirits, Pittsboro
Sat May 20, 4:00p

Triangle Land Conservancy and Fair Game Beverage Co. are teaming up for an afternoon of delicious, unique drinks and local nature. Take tours and grab a stiff drink, proceeds will benefit TLC!

This experience has 5 bookmarks and 307 views.
Eat Among the Flowers at Flora & Food Trucks: Cousins Maine Lobster + Citizen Pops
$, Fairview Greenhouses and Garden Center, Raleigh
Sat May 20, 11:30a

If you like flowers and food, then this is the event for you! Head over to Fairview Garden Center for tasty food trucks and have a lunch date with a couple of rose bushes.

This experience has 11 bookmarks and 117 views.
Cheers to Six Years of The Raleigh Wine Shop: Discounts Galore
$, The Raleigh Wine Shop, Raleigh
Sat May 20, 11:00a

The Raleigh Wine Shop is turning six, so it's time to pop bottles! Join the shop for a massive in-store sale and free tastings all weekend long, a party on Friday and a farmers market on Sunday!

This experience has 2 bookmarks and 86 views.
Photo by @mr_e_z
Get Artsy at Artsplosure
Free, City Plaza, Raleigh
Fri May 19 – Sun May 21

The 38th annual Artsplosure, an explosion of creativity in downtown Raleigh, brings together over 170 artists, local and nationally acclaimed performers, activities and much more to downtown Raleigh.

This experience has 521 bookmarks and 4948 views.
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