TRIANGLE NC

VOL17 ISS2 2017

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — TRIANGLE NC | VOLUME 17 — ISSUE 2 32 RALEIGH SANTALAND DIARIES IT IS DONE 10/5-21/2018 HAND TO GOD 4/20-5/6/2018 ASSASSINS 2/23-3/11/2018 2 0 1 8 A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS 2 0 1 7 add-on Ira David Wood III's A CHRISTMAS CAROL 2 0 1 7 add-on 2 0 1 7 add-on IT SHOULDA 6/15- BEEN YOU 7/ 1 /2018 TheatreInThePark.com 919.831.6058 IT'S ONLY A PLAY 8/10-26/2018 SPEND CHRISTMAS WITH THEATRE IN THE PARK Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts DEC 6 - 10 DEC 15-24 DEC 1-10 DEC 14 - 17 Durham Performing Arts Center BASED ON CHARACTERS BY CHARLES M SCHULZ @ Theatre In The Park @ Theatre In The Park Nontraditional athletes can escape to the Capital City BMX Track — an officially sanctioned American Bicycle Association BMX track — or the Marsh Creek Inline Hockey Rink & Skate Park, featuring a skate bowl, inline outdoor rink and a 24,000-square-foot community center that offers dance, skateboard, karate and capoeira classes. Programs for people age 50 and up can be found at the Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults, part of the Millbrook Exchange Park, which also houses a tennis center with 23 hard-surface courts, indoor pool, dog park, outdoor basketball courts and baseball fields. Each spring, artists take over downtown for Artsplosure – the Raleigh Arts Festival, a city staple that recently celebrated its 37th year. Creative connoisseurs flock to Fayetteville Street to see musicians, aerialists and dancers perform on stages and peruse the wares of more than 170 visual arts and crafts exhibitors lining both sides of the street for Art Market. Dozens of other events and displays guarantee to distract — look for the large-scale, interactive visual art installations, the middle- and high-school student art exhibition, and Kidsplosure, an area packed with educational activities for children and families. Summer in Raleigh explodes with flavor, fireworks and fabulous musical acts — with some type of social event occurring nearly every day of the week. Each Wednesday from April through October, foodies gather along Fayetteville Street to purchase farm-fresh produce at the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market. Every other Thursday, food trucks, breweries and music lovers infiltrate the City Plaza for Pickin' in the Plaza, a summer concert series. The music continues on the second and fourth Mondays of the month with the Pinecone Bluegrass Jam Sessions at Trophy Chicken and Tap Room. The warm-weather music scene culminates with the Hopscotch Music Festival in September, when more than 120 bands — playing everything from hip-hop to heavy metal to electronic music — take over Raleigh for four days. Concert goers can catch their favorite acts at unique, outdoor stages like Raleigh City Plaza and the Red Hat Amphitheatre or more intimate club spaces across the city. Also in September, the African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake Country celebrates the region's diversity, connecting locals with the folk and cultural traditions of African-American culture in North Carolina and across the globe. The event, celebrating its ninth year in 2017, draws local, national and international artists, performers, food vendors and business owners to City Plaza each Labor Day weekend. The onslaught of changing leaves in Raleigh only means one thing: fair season has arrived. The North Carolina State Fair, celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2017. Horse shows and craft beer tasting, cow milking and folk dancers — you name it, the fair has it. The same mantra applies to fried food. In 2016, fair-goers taste- tested deep-fried Jello, doughnuts, ice cream and even a bacon pimento cheeseburger egg roll. As the holiday season approaches, thousands of Raleighites grab their mittens in preparation for Winterfest, a two-month, community- wide celebration hosted by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance and the City of Raleigh. Spend November through January racing around the natural ice outdoor skating rink, or taking slow strolls through the wreath-lined streets. Don't miss the gingerbread house competition or the mayor's official tree-lighting ceremony. >>

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