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Events for October 7, 2022

First Friday is celebrated on the first Friday of each month at locations throughout Downtown Raleigh. Art galleries and studios are open late with rotating exhibits and artist talks. Exhibitors feature artists, music, and special offers. Retailers and restaurants can offer discounts and specials. There's something and somewhere for everyone. First Friday is free and open to all.

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4 N Blount St
4 N Blount St - Downtown Raleigh
MCC | Author Carter Holmes
6pm - 8pm

St. John's MCC presents author and speaker, Carter Holmes. Carter will talk about his new book Happy Gay Christian Hereafter.

Carter Neill Holmes speaks, life coaches, and organizes retreats for gay Christians. He steps away from successful science and performing arts careers to share the secret tragedy of his twenties. He provides a happy path forward for the discouraged. What’s his agenda? Give people permission to choose their beliefs. Carter lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Amorino Raleigh: Excellence in Italian Gelato
137 E Davie St - Moore Square District
20% off entire purchase
6pm - 9pm

Get 20% off your entire purchase on First Friday at Amorino Raleigh!!

The Burrow
119 E Hargett St - Moore Square District
The Burrow's Grand opening Market
5pm - 9pm

Join us for the opening of The Burrow!
Downtown Raleigh's newest Vendor Market and Creative Space
Enjoy 15+ Vendors, music, and grab a drink from Landmark next door
Market Starts 5-9
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Church on Morgan
136 E Morgan St - Moore Square District
Church on Morgan First Friday | Ashley Whiteside Art
6pm - 8pm

Come view the art of interior stylist and abstract artist, Ashley Whiteside.

Designed For Joy
517 W Cabarrus St - Warehouse District
Tour the Designed For Joy Studio
5pm - 7pm

Designed For Joy provides employment and support to women in crisis. Come tour our studio and shop our brand of leather handbags, jewelry and home decor in the Warehouse District.

Fayetteville Street Venue
Fayetteville St - Downtown Raleigh
NC MetalWorks Art Gallery

206 Fayetteville Street

Empire Properties & Summerglen Studios present a pop-up gallery showcasing metal art in the crosshairs of downtown Raleigh at 206 Fayetteville Street.


Matt McConnell, Paul Spinak, Bill Hickman, Lucas House & Shopspace

Libations 317
317 W Morgan St - Warehouse District
Libations First Friday Specials
6pm - 9pm


Sir Walter Coffee
145 E Davie St - Moore Square District
Sir Walter Coffee Presents: Coffee House Sessions
7pm - 11pm

DJ MIKE and DJ VANN are back to help us celebrate First Friday! Come out and enjoy live music and drink specials.

State of Beer Bottle + Sandwich Shop
401 Hillsborough St - Glenwood South District
Artisan Mini Market
5pm - 8pm

State of Beer & Pop-Up Raleigh have joined forces to bring more art to downtown. Every First Friday, a handful of our favorite local artisans will be popping up inside & around the patio at State of Beer on Hillsborough Street. In addition to the bottle shop, a rotating menu of delicious sandwiches, salads and drinks will be available. The vibe is casual and this is a family friendly event with something for everyone-even the pup!

Taverna Agora
326 Hillsborough St - Glenwood South District
Greek Night at Taverna Agora
8pm - 11pm

Looking for something fun and adventurous to do? Join us at Taverna Agora on every First Friday of the month for Greek Night! A Night to experience the sounds, food and culture of the Greek Isles.

Greek Culture is very much about the celebration of life, family and friends. Our Greek Night is a celebration of Greek Culture, showcasing the food, drink, songs and dancing of our much loved heritage. From the traditional recipes, with a modern flare, the music throughout the dining rooms and upstairs rooftop patio, decor and entertainment, you will be swept away to another place. You may even find yourself planning your next Greek vacation after your visit with us!

Enjoy live entertainment, including belly dancing, and bouzouki music, all while having an authentic Greek dinner! And don’t just think you’ll get away with watching all the dancing! We’ll be moving out the tables and encouraging dancing as the night goes on! Don’t be shy!