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WHAT’S UP IN RALEIGH 10/10 -10/23 lo/io: —Legally Blonde: The Musical @ Memorial Auditorium (through 10/14) 10/11: —NC State Fair (through io/2i) —Varsity Vocal Showcase @ Dor- ton Arena 10/12: —Deadline to Register to Vote in 2012 Presidential Election —Primetime with the Pack @ PNC Arena 10/13: —Chemistry Day @ NC Museum of Natural Sciences —TedX Raleigh @ Lincoln Theatre —Light the Night Walk @ Halifax Mall -DAYGLOW @ Raleigh Amphi theater 10/14: —Hot Chelle Rae @ Dorton Arena —Record Swap @ Kings Barcade 10/15: —Scotty McCreery @ Dorton Arena 10/16: —Scotty McCreery @ Dorton Arena 10/17: —National Fossil Day @ NC Mu seum of Natural Sciences —Jason Michael Carroll @ Dorton Arena 10/18: —Passion Pit @ Disco Rodeo 10/19: —Grace Potter and the Nocturnals @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre 10/20 —Cary Diwali Celebration @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre —Billy Currington @ Dorton Aiena —Oktoberfest Run Green 8k @ Moore Square —Michael Franti @ Raleigh Am phitheater 10/21: —Still-Life: Masterpieces opens @ NCMA (through 1/13/13) 10/23: —Pre-Season NBA Game: Char lotte Bobcats vs Miami Heat @ PNC Arena —The Price is Right LIVE @ Me morial Auditorium 2012 State Fair Comes to Town Shanna Alley, staff writer Do you enjoy the feeling of having an adrenaline rush when riding rides and eating delicious foods? If so, the annual N.C. State Fair rolls into town beginning October 11- October 21, all you have to do is drag yourself away from your studies and head out of the Meredith College entrance, turn right, drive pass NCSU vet school and BAM you’re there. This year’s theme is “Bumper Crop of Fun.” A bumper crop is a slang term that is used to describe an exceptional harvest. According to the State Fair’s website, their mission is to “showcase and pro mote the state’s agriculture, agribusi ness, arts, crafts, and culture through the annual agricultural fair.” There is more to the fair than riding rides and eating your weight in fried food. The fair provides the agriculture commu nity a chance to showcase their crops, livestock and new technology. There are also competitions in areas such as “livestock, horticulture, cooking, folk art and much more.” Each year more than $600,000 is awarded in prize money. Preview Day is October 11 from 3 p.m. to midnight. An unlim ited ride wristband can be pur chased and used only on this day for $28 at the midway ride ticket locations inside the fairgrounds. Unlimited ride wristbands cannot be purchased in ad Night shot of the Scrambler and the Sky Diver Image via N.C. State Fair. vance. Entrance tickets can be purchased for a discounted price on-linej until October 11 for $6 instead of $8 when purchased at the fair. Advanced purchase of ride tickets can also be bought on-line until Oc tober 11, which includes a sheet of 18 tickets for $10. If ride tickets are purchased at the fair, then ride tickets are $1 each. Senior Citizens Day is October 16. Even though seniors 65 and over can get into the fai free any day, they can also enjoy a free Bo- jangles breakfast and entertainment at The Senior Citizen Fun Fest from 9-11 a.m. in Dorton Arena. Military Appreciation Day is October 17, which gives military adults and dependents ages 13-64 a 38% discount on an entrance ticket for $5. Food Lion Hun ger Relief Day, also known as Can Day, is October 18. Bring four cans of any brand in exchange for one free admission. Concerts at the State Fair are held in Dorton Arena. There are still tickets available for Matthew West, Jake Owen, Hot Chelle Rae, 2012 State Fair Logo - Image via N.C. State Fair. Jason Michael Carroll, Brian McK- night, Michael W. Smith, Billy Cur rington and Corey Smith. There are also tickets still for sell for the Varsity Vocal Showcase on October 11, which features Rhythm & Blue from Duke University, Grains of Time and Ladies in Red from N.C. State, plus the UNC Clef Hangers and The UNC Loreleis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Tickets for the concerts range in price from $5 to $20. Instead of driving to the fair and worrying about sitting in endless traffic, take the Capital Area Transit (CAT) buses picks up/lets off passen gers outside Gate 1. Regular fare is $4 round trip. The Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA) buses operate daily for regular fare of $2 round trip and picks up/lets passengers off outside Gate 1. More details can be found at http:// ncstatefair.org/20i2/index.htm. Just don’t forget to stay for the fireworks, which are set off each night at 9:45! LOCAL BEAT Revolver Consignment, 124 Glenwood Ave Raleigh, NC Open 10 a.m. -7 Monday-Saturday, 1 p.m.-5 on Sunday Revolver Consignment Lizzie Wood, staff writer Revolver offers consignment design er clothing with a vintage, trendy feel. The prices vary based on designer and condition of goods. The unique loca tion of Revolver makes it a hidden gem in the Raleigh retail world. Revolver is in the second story of the brick building near The Cupcake Shoppe on Glenwood Avenue. Bright col ored stairs take you to the store’s entrance. Divided into four rooms. Revolver is organized by mer chandise. Rooms con tain jewelry and purses, women’s clothing, shoes, and men’s clothing. The store has a retro feel, and the clothes reflect this. Big label designers like Prada, Milly, and Dolce and Gabanna can be found throughout. The consignment purses are to die for- Louis Vuitton or Chanel anyone? The goods are priced fairly based on their wear, but the spe cial designer items can be pricey. The women’s clothing collection contains designers from Lilly Pulitzer, BCBG, Joes, DKNY, and J Brand to Missoni. The large number of clothing items and wide selection makes Revolver unique when compared to most consignment stores. The selection is not limited to one style, and their variety ensures versatility among shoppers. Vintage clothing, like a 6o’s floor-length dress or bell-bottoms from the 70’s, is hung on a rack of its own. The best feature of the clothing is its organization. Pants, shirts, dresses, etc. are hung in spe cific places and are color-coordinated within their classification. Shoppers are able to find exactly what they are looking for without sorting through unorganized, overcrowded racks of clothes. 'The shoe collection also boasts the same designer appeal, Christian Louboutin, Coach, and Tory Burch, along with some unique vintage pieces. Revolver has something for anyone, and the fun location adds to the appeal of their unique collection of vintage and consignment pieces. Shoppers can buy trendy consignment items or one-of-a-kind vintage clothing without, most of the time, breaking their wallet.