14 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, May 23–30

Through May 31
Aperitivo Experience
It’s giving Amalfi Coast. Indulge in imported small bites, refreshing specialty cocktails and good vibes at this monthlong happy hour. Cin cin! ilfalo.com

Gregory Porter
Keep calm and jazz on. Stay saxy with a two-time Grammy-winning jazz vocalist to jump-start the NCMA concert series, opened by The Baylor Project. We like jazz, indeed! ncartmuseum.org

Time to get out from under the feather and start pointing out native birds in Dix Park—think sparrows, woodpeckers and hawks. Simply im-peck-able! dixpark.org

See the “diva of romantic music” bless the Memorial stage with her attitude, vocals and romantics. martinmariettacenter.com

Game On!
Channel your inner competitive energy for a day at Moore Square stacked with a lineup of lawn and board games—from Jenga and chess to cornhole, Frisbee and Kan Jam. Bring it! raleighnc.gov

NC Sugar Rush
Hankering to satiate your sweet tooth? Head to City Plaza for desserts all day—plus live tunes, a DJ and a slew of vendors. Here we ~crumb~! ncsugarrush.com

Live After 5
Sip, stroll and shimmy across Fayetteville Street as SunQueen Kelcey & The Solar Flares and the 22 Strings Band strum a lineup of covers from the likes of Blondie, Amy Winehouse and The Cranberries—NTM there will be local vendors, food trucks and bevs galore. It’s five o’clock somewhere here! downtownraleigh.org

Plant Pals
Are you a succa? Come grow with Copperline Plant Co. as you learn to care for an array of cacti and succulents—and create your own tabletop garden. Only question is what you’ll name your new plant babies. Our money’s on Prick Astley. dixpark.org

Esports Travel Summit
Eat, sleep, game, repeat. Get connected with fellow esports and video game enthusiasts at the Raleigh Convention Center for a multiday event that’s, ahem, out of control. esportstravelsummit.com

Jane Eyre
Pro female before there was feminism (aka protofeminism), this best of the Brontë sisters (hey, Charlotte!) classic brings its five-Tony legacy and timeless tale of love, loss and morality to the Raleigh stage. theatreraleigh.com

Maker’s Mark Distillery Dinner
Stir up a good time when you tuck into an exclusive five-course meal feat. unique bourbons compliments of Maker’s Mark. Cheers indeed! stirraleigh.com

Artist Talk
Sculpt your mind around artistic materials and the use of discarded objects in pieces of work. After all, one person’s trash is another’s artistic inspo! dixpark.org

Trampled by Turtles
Get out of your shell and jam out to a bit of rock and acoustic sound for a do-good concert funneling a portion of its proceeds toward mental health resources for musicians. boothamphitheatre.com

UNC Health Championship
Watch golfers give it their (b)all or nothing at this annual tourney at Raleigh Country Club touting a top-notch sports experience—by par! unchealthchampionship.com

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