13 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, July 11–17

Boney James

Prepare for a triple-threat jazz bill. Tap your feet along to the chart-topping jazz and R&B saxophone player’s 18th studio album, along with tunes from Grammy-nominated artists Kenny Lattimore & Maysa Leak. ncartmuseum.org 

Kelsey Cook 

What do you get when your parents are an international yo-yo champion and a professional foosball player? Wrists of fury and an ability to turn any situation into comedic gold. goodnightscomedy.com  

Sebastian Maniscalco 

“It ain’t right” not to laugh at this comic who uses physical humor and digs at society (think inflation prices, the “social media circus” and lack of manners) to earn well-deserved chuckles about the struggles we all face. pncarena.com 

Affion Crockett 

City of Oaks, meet the king of impressions. From mimicking anyone from his mom to his schoolteacher to Scarface, this comedic powerhouse will no doubt charm you with his facial expressions and impersonations. improv.com

Alice Gerrard

Celebrate 90 trips around the sun with this “prolific songwriter and keeper of traditional tunes” as she performs her first album in over 10 years. martinmariettacenter.com

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Cocktails & Cuisine Class

Test your bartender brains and let freedom ring through a patriotic cocktail demonstration—then enjoy the fruits of your labor paired with festive food. Let freedom ring! thewillardraleigh.com

Totally Tubular Festival

Stop the world to catch the new wave via this ’80s event’s radical lineup—think Thomas Dolby, Modern English, Men Without Hats, The Romantics and Bow Wow Wow. The future’s open wide! totallytubularfestival.com 


“Come as you are” to commemorate the band who changed the scope of the rock scene forever, with a little help from Smashing Pumpkins tribute band the Siamese Dreamers. So many songs about Courtney Love all in one night. pourhouseraleigh.com 

The Gathering Co. x Junction West Summer Open House

Snack on a sweet treat (hey, Tepuy Donuts!) in the sun and mingle with like-minded peers while shopping the likes of Hygge Jewelry, Bowerbird Flowers & Apothecary and other local vendors. It feels like summer! @junctionwestnc

Summertime UNCORKED

It’s wine night for the organic girlies (and guys). Sip and stroll around Barcelona Wine Bar as they uncork 30 organic wines from its bottle list and pair with tapas and paella. It’s giving Euro summer. eventbrite.com

DTR Retail Week

Who’s ready to shop (local) till they drop?! Browse the goods of local businesses—think Copperline Plant Co., Curate Raleigh and Blackbird Books & Coffee—to earn freebies and discounts all week long. @dtrindependentshops

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Chekhov’s gun, a cherry orchard, a family home and a voodoo doll equals the perfect recipe for modern-day disaster and avant-garde entertainment. theatreraleigh.com

Photography Workshop

Take a picture—it’ll last longer! Amp up those photography skills with tips and tricks for composition, capturing light and shadow, and working camera settings to catch that money shot. Oh, snap! dixpark.org

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Angela Brown
Angela Brown is the author of our Business & Economy section.