SouthWestRaleigh Happenings Jan. 19 – 25

NC Symphony Presents the Music of the Rolling Stones ~ Jan. 19 & 20 An evening celebrating one of the most iconic rock groups in history. A masterful combination of symphonic arrangements with a full rock band delivers the Stones’ greatest hits including...

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SouthWestRaleigh Happenings Jan. 12 – 18

What We’re Up Against ~ Starts Jan. 12 Set in a highly competitive architecture firm, this play is an explosive and hilarious look at the complicated battle of the sexes raging across Cubicle Land. A funny, yet insightful, view of what it means to be...

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Historic Preservation in SouthWestRaleigh – Part Two

Image: Student housing construction on the site of the former Velvet Cloak Inn. ~ By Clodagh Bastian Raleigh’s popularity is spurring growth and increased density across the city. While some areas like Briar Creek or portions of North Raleigh are expanding...

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Help Hillsborough Street Ponder Parking

With North Carolina State University on one side and restaurants and retail bordered by neighborhoods on the other, Hillsborough Street serves many stakeholders and needs. The street is currently in the last few months of a two-phase streetscape revamp...

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SouthWestRaleigh Happenings Dec. 9 – 14

10th Annual St. Nicholas European Christmas Market ~ Dec. 9 Experience a piece of the wonderful Christmas Markets of Europe in Raleigh! The St. Nicholas Market features food and gifts from Poland, Ukraine, Germany, Slovakia, the British Isles, Scandinavia,...

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SouthWestRaleigh Happenings Dec. 1 – 7

First Friday Raleigh ~ Dec. 1 A free self-guided tour of downtown’s cutting-edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome thousands of art-seeking...

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SouthWestRaleigh Happenings Nov. 17 – 24

21 Marbles ~ Nov. 17 Play like a kid to support ALL kids! A 21+ event at Marbles Human Foosball, Hungry, Hungry Humans, Throwback Games, DIY Designs, Marbles Mystery Mayhem, Exclusive PLAY on the Marbles pirate ship, helicopter, basketball court and more!...

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Small Shopping is Big Community

Hillsborough Street is jumping into the holidays and encouraging us all to SHOP SMALL next week. “Shopping small” on the Saturday after Thanksgiving is a tradition that celebrates small businesses and the folks who run and work in them. Started in 2010 to...

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SouthWestRaleigh Happenings Nov. 10 – 16

Perfect Arrangement ~ Through Nov. 12 This weekend is the last chance to see this dramatic comedy at Raleigh Little Theatre. It’s 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked...

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KEEP CALM and SHOP ON

The holiday season has started, and with it, all but the most prepared or grinchy of us have started thinking about gifts. What can we get that’s distinctive but personal, upmarket but affordable? Ponder no longer because it’s also market season in...

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SouthWestRaleigh Happenings Nov. 3 – 9

NCSU Homecoming Parade ~ Nov. 3 Red and White Week is one of NC State’s largest annual events celebrating the Wolfpack. This year's Red and White Week is jam-packed with plenty of exciting events, including the annual Homecoming Parade. The parade will...

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SouthWestRaleigh Happenings Oct. 27 – Nov. 2

Haunted Trolley Tour ~ Oct. 27, 28 Jump on board the Haunted Trolley, if you dare, for a special late night tour of downtown Raleigh’s most haunted places. Jump aboard – you never know who you might meet along the way!  Various times. Method...

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SouthWestRaleigh Happenings Oct. 20 -26

32nd International Festival of Raleigh ~ Oct. 20, 21, 22 A three-day celebration of music, food, and dance from around the world. More than 60 ethnic groups, 25 international food vendors, non-stop music and world-bazaar shopping all under one roof. Bring...

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Raleigh Little Theatre: Treading Community Boards

By Fidel Benton ~ In 1936, a group of passionate local performers joined forces with technical workers from the Federal Theatre Project to begin a community theatre in Raleigh, joining a nation-wide movement of little theatres focused on intimate,...

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SouthWestRaleigh Happenings Oct. 13 -19

NCSU University Theatre Costume Sale ~ Oct. 13 NCSU University Theatre's closet is full, and it’s time to clean it out! For the first time in ten years, the theatre is going through its costume stock and will be selling costume pieces to the public! A wide...

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SouthWestRaleigh Happenings Oct. 6 -12

First Friday - Oct. 6 First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown’s cutting-edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome thousands of...

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SouthWestRaleigh Happenings Sep. 29 – Oct. 5

Wide Open Bluegrass Festival ~ Sep. 29 & 30 Wide Open Bluegrass is the weekend festival component of IBMA’s weeklong program. Wide Open Bluegrass takes place Friday & Saturday in downtown Raleigh – the ticketed Main Stage is Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater,...

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