12 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, April 14–20

We’ve rounded up a myriad of events going on around town this week—from Canes games to a cultural dinner to a new exhibit at the NC Museum of History and more!

Through 4/15
Online Spring Plant Sale

Can ya dig? There’s no better way to ring in spring than a plant sale! Shop JC Raulston Arboretum’s online spring plant sale through April 15, or stop by to pursue plants in-person starting April 30. You better be-leaf it. jcra.ncsu.edu  

Canes vs. Red Wings

Even wings can’t help you in the midst of a hurricane. pncarena.com 

Leela Dance Collective’s SPEAK

Be fully taken by rhythm and virtuosity as Indian Kathak dance and American tap collide via NC State LIVE’s popular spring program, open to the public. Four of today’s leading choreographers (including NC native Michelle Dorrance) have created a triumph of tradition and possibility. live.arts.ncsu.edu

Taste Tour of the Mediterranean, Destination: Portugal

Lisbon voyage! Venture to Portugal via Vidrio’s Taste Tour of the Mediterranean, where chef Saif Rahman will be your culinary guide as you taste your way through authentic dishes like white bean dip, pork belly with clams, piri piri grilled chicken, and Portuguese egg custard. Cue the “mms!” vidrioraleigh.com

TEDxNCState Conference

Thanks for coming to this TED Talk… TEDxNCState’s annual conference is back with tons of incredible speakers highlighting the innovation and unique ideas at NC State. Plus, use our discount code, “raleighmag”, to get an additional 40% off tickets (you’re welcome)! For the strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is in the pack… tedxncstate.com 

Tribute to Legends Weekend

The Piano Man meets Jive Talkin’ as two musical legends—Billy Joel and the Bee Gees, natch—are celebrated at Koka Booth. boothamphitheatre.com 

Me, Myself & Shirley

The Shirley half of legendary Laverne & Shirley, Cindy Williams headlines Raleigh with a rib-tickling behind-the-scenes look at her life in Hollywood. dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

NC ’Cuegrass Festival

*Cue going hog wild*… brews, cue and bluegrass are back as The Pit’s annual fam-friendly fest returns to DTR. cuegrass.com 

River Bridge: Sunken Secrets

Dig in to some real deep state history with the museum’s latest traveling exhibit exploring the world of Eastern NC via objects excavated from the riverbed at a trade port—and underwater archaeology… because “nothing ever truly disappears—sometimes it just sinks.” ncmuseumofhistory.org 

4/19, monthly
Boards & Brew

You feta believe you’re gouda love this Grazin’ Gals night of charcuterie board designing while sipping on a Mordecai Bev Co. brew of your choosing—the perf pairing for a GNO or date night. grazingals.com

Collaborative Clay With Daniel Johnston

Join Daniel Johnston for a clay in the life as you learn how to play with and make art from clay. We’re sure you’ll totally kiln it. ncartmuseum.org

Raleigh + Rostock: Benefit for Ukraine

Stand up for Ukraine at this Raleigh Sister Cities benefit at DTR’s Young Hearts Distilling to help support Raleigh sister city Rostock, Germany, which has become a host site for Ukrainian refugees. Proceeds will go to Caritas Rostock in its efforts to provide aid and resources to refugees. raleighsistercities.org

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