SouthWestRaleigh Happenings March 16 – 22

A Celtic celebration with the North Carolina Symphony ~ March 16 The Symphony brings Celtic flair to the concert hall in a St. Patrick’s Day weekend extravaganza. Grab a drink from the full bar with specialty cocktails like Irish Coffee or “Celtic...

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SouthWestRaleigh Happenings March 9 – 15

State Farmers Market Spring Craft Fair ~ March 9, 10, 11 The State Farmers Market Spring Craft Fair is an annual event featuring hundreds of handmade crafts. This is in addition to the regular vendors that are at the market throughout the year. In addition...

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SouthWestRaleigh Happenings March 2 – 8

First Friday ~ March 2 Take 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 Feb. 23 – Mar. 1

Assassins ~ Feb. 23 - Mar. 11  Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman examine the motivations of the men and women who have killed - or attempted to kill - U.S. Presidents throughout history. John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley and others meet...

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Open Source 101 Returns to Raleigh

~By Jason Hibbets If you're ready to learn about open source, open tech, and the open web from industry experts or just need to fine-tune a few skills, mark your calendar for Saturday, February 17, 2018. Open Source 101 is returning to South West Raleigh....

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SouthWestRaleigh Happenings Feb. 2 – 8

Mazes & Brain Games ~ ongoing "Mazes & Brain Games" is a new exhibition at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, where visitors maneuver their way through a mind-boggling collection of mind-bending adventures, 3D puzzles and full-body games. Mazes winds its...

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SouthWestRaleigh Happenings Jan. 26 – Feb. 1

Verdi's Rigoletto ~ Jan. 26 & 28 In this fully-staged opera production sung in Italian, the court jester Rigoletto insults and humiliates all those around him for the amusement of his boss, the Duke of Mantua. But eventually, his words come back to haunt...

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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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