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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SouthWestRaleigh Weekend Happenings Sep. 22 – 24

Ray Price Capital City Bikefest - Sep. 22, 23, 24 The 13th annual, family-friendly Ray Price Capital City Bikefest will be held in the heart of downtown Raleigh and at the Ray Price Harley-Davidson / Triumph dealership on September 22, 23 and 24, 2017....

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SWR Spotlight: Saving a Community Asset

~ By Yevonne Brannon ~ Southwest Raleigh is a vibrant, diverse and engaged district in Wake County and this diversity is reflected in the users of the Athens Drive Community Public Library.  September 2018 will mark the 40th anniversary of the library that...

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What to DO this Week in SouthWestRaleigh: Sep. 1-7.

Wondering what to get up to this week? Check out these SWR picks! First Friday 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...

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What to DO this Week in SouthWestRaleigh

Wondering what to get up to this week? Check out these SWR picks! Packapalooza - Saturday, 8/19 Packapalooza is an all-day block party and street festival capping off Wolfpack Welcome Week at the start of the academic year. The event has...

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Museum Month: The NC Museum of Art

2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh 27607 Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 10am-5pm, Friday 10am-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. The North Carolina Museum of Art is a truly amazing resource that boasts world-class collections and events that connect visitors to a range of art...

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Museum Month: NC Museum of Natural Sciences

11 West Jones Street, Raleigh 27601 Hours: Monday to Saturday 9am -5pm, Sunday: 12 – 5pm. The NC Museum of Natural Sciences was founded in 1887 by decree of the NC General Assembly to “illustrate the…natural history of the state” It has been doing just that for 130...

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What to DO in SouthWestRaleigh this Weekend

Wondering what to get up to this weekend? Check out some of the great stuff going on in SouthWestRaleigh! A Night at the City of Raleigh Museum Sir Walter Raleigh is teaming  up with Sammy the Squirrel – the City of Raleigh Museum mascot – to...

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Museum Month: City of Raleigh Museum

City of Raleigh Museum 220 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh 27610 Hours: Tuesday- Saturday: 9 AM - 4 PM, Sunday: 1 - 4:00 PM. Located in the historic Briggs Hardware building in the heart of downtown, The City of Raleigh Museum reflects a time continuum of the capital...

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Well Fed and Community Grown

By Clodagh Bastian - Raleigh’s Irregardless Café has been a staple on West Morgan Street since 1975. Innovative from its inception, the popular restaurant was the first in town to offer good vegetarian food and nightly live music. It’s now continuing that pioneering...

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From Boys to Men: A Homecoming in Method

By Clodagh Bastian - I pulled into the parking lot on Raleigh’s west side on one of the coldest mornings this year. A small cluster of people stood waiting while several men set up a row of folding tables. As I approached, I was greeted by one of them: John Goode,...

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Visioning Raleigh’s Southern Gateway

By Anthony McLeod - Entering Raleigh from the Southern Gateway gives one of the most picturesque views of our iconic downtown skyline and sets the stage for many travelers that are coming to the city on a daily basis or for the first time. The most heavily trafficked...

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