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This edition is sponsored by Raleigh Convergence
Thanks to everyone who came out to last night's Making Raleigh: The Local Cocktail, from Raleigh Convergence x Watts & Ward!

Attendees tasted a three-cocktail flight made with Durham Distillery's Conniption Gins & distilled cucumber vodka and heard the stories behind the cocktails, products, place and history.

Speakers included Logan Mosteller, beverage director at Watts & Ward; Kiersten Porter, brand ambassador at Durham Distillery; Heather Leah, Raleigh Historic Development Commission; Craig Rudewicz, co-owner of Crude Bitters and Patrick Shanahan, co-owner in Watts & Ward. 
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Ways to celebrate local ideas, arts, communities and events this week:

FRIDAY: First Friday in Downtown Raleigh. Just a few of the gallery openings, events and performances going on Friday, starting at 6 p.m.:

Common Thread at The Mahler Fine Art, where artists Pete Sack and Alia El-Bermani "use the portrait to reveal introspective stories about the complexity of what it is to be human, as well as to try to deeply connect with another." [info]

The United Arts Council welcomes their new president
Charles Phaneuf with a reception and an opening from artist Georges Le Chevallier. "The exhibit features his paintings of deconstructed dishes by Raleigh chefs created with unconventional mixed media." [info]

Art Night at IMURJ, a live art collaboration which "takes a step back from viewing art as a product, to observe the process of art creation." [info]

SATURDAY: 2020 Dix Park 5K. Support the future of Dorothea Dix Park and run a fun route around the park with this event from Runologie, Trophy Brewing and The Dorothea Dix Park Conversancy. Still haven't registered? Head to Runologie today from 12-7 p.m. or Trophy Brewing on Maywood on race morning from 7-8:45 a.m. $35-$40. [register]

SATURDAY: Raleigh Brewing 7th anniversary party. Celebrate seven years of Raleigh Brewing with rare beers released on the hour, a special 7th Anniversary IPA bottle, food trucks and lots of live music. 12-10 p.m. [info]

THURSDAY: "Meet Me There" by Triangle Innovation Hub. This new networking event is connects new innovators and entrepreneurs, businesses who serve innovators, innovation departments, mentors, investors and students. After a new innovator orientation from 5:30-6 p.m., open networking follows from 6-7:30 p.m. At Loading Dock Raleigh's location at 1053 East Whitaker Mill Road. [register]

THURSDAY: City of Raleigh Museum's Women's History Month Dinner. This ticketed fundraiser honors the contributions of women on the local culinary scene. Chefs who will be sharing signature dishes and stories include Melanie Dunia of The Pit, Sophia Woo of MOFU Shoppe, and Zwelibanzi Williams of Zweli's. $50, 7-9 p.m. [tickets]
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📅 NEXT WEEK & BEYOND: 

Plan on these events coming up later in the month and further out.

MARCH 14: St. Paddy's Day Block Party. [info]

MARCH 14: St. Patrick's Day Parade. [info]

MARCH 18: Shaping Our Downtown: Designing Affordable Housing Solutions. [register]

MARCH 19-22: Art in Bloom 2020. [info]


MARCH 29: Brunch Moore Market. [info]

APRIL 4: Dreamville Music Festival. [info]

APRIL 5: Raleigh Veg Festival. [info]


APRIL 16: Skills.Swap.Social from NC State's Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs. [info]

MAY 4: Converging Stories: What If?, from Raleigh Convergence x Transfer Company [info]

MAY 7-8: Thrive NC (tickets sold out for Friday's festival, Thursday night still available) [info]

Highlighted items are events organized by Raleigh Convergence.
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