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The week ahead: The Toasters, Dine and Dance

There is something going on for everyone this week, from fair food and high cuisine to fundraisers and bowling.

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Caitlin Zanga
RALEIGH, N.C. — There is something going on for everyone this week, from fair food and high cuisine to fundraisers and bowling.


The NC State Fair continues this week with more music, entertainment, food, rides and exhibits. Country duo Love and Theft takes the stage at Dorton Arena Monday evening.
In North Hills, Kings Bowl opens Monday evening. The first 250 people in the door will win a year of free bowling. There will be complimentary samples of menu items available for their grand opening.


Ska legends The Toasters perform at The Pour House with the Archbishops of Blount Street Tuesday night. Tickets are $10 in advance.
Get ready for Halloween with the Durham Art Guild's Deco-Pumpkin Party. Bring your own pumpkin and beverage of choice, as well as non-perishable food items for the Durham Branch of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Some art supplies and refreshments will be provided.


Singer-songwriter, pianist and composer Gabriel Kahane performs at UNC-Chapel Hill's Memorial Hall Wednesday. One of his most famous works is called 'Craigslistlieder,' a song cycle based on the texts of anonymous Craigslist ads. Tickets start at $10.
Unfortunately, the "Going Rhone" Winemakers Dinner at the NC Museum of Art we previously mentioned has been canceled.


The second annual Second Chance Dine and Dance to benefit Benevolence Farm is Thursday evening at the Haw River Ballroom. Benevolence Farm aims to provide housing, employment, education and support for formerly incarcerated women on a sustainable farm. There will be a buffet prepared by local restaurants and farmers, speakers, entertainment and more. Tickets are $25.
Carolina Crossroads restaurant at The Carolina Inn pairs with Aviator Brewing for Hops & High Cuisine Thursday. The menu includes hors d'oeuvres like pumpkin biscuits and shrimp and grits, followed by a four course meal. Tickets are $55.
For more fun events every day, take a look at our Best Bets Calendar or browse through event listings. We'll be back on Thursday with our weekend Best Bets!


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