15 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, Aug. 3–Aug. 9

Through 8/13
The Prom

What do you get when you combine small town prom drama with quirky Broadway stars? A spectacular show. Grab a seat at Theatre Raleigh to relive the high school glory days and see how a town unexpectedly comes together. Keep calm and prom on! theatreraleigh.com

Holler Choir

We have a crossroads to thank for these roots musicians coming together. And may the common thread run on and through NC State’s Centennial Campus. Play on! thatstation.net

Jazz in the Square

Ya like jazz? Settle down in Moore Square for a live performance from Shrub(b) feat. food trucks and smooth tunes. Perf summer evening plans? Found. downtownraleigh.org

Parlor Pizza Night

Wanna pizza this? Grab a slice of fresh Neapolitan-style pizza compliments of chef Alejandro Contreras of Tepuy Pizza. And don’t miss the Italian-inspired cocktails, Italian wine list and local beers. Cheers! @heightshouseparlor

Eric Church & Cody Jinks
“Oh, Carolina, ya keep callin’ me home.” … The country legend brings his love letter to his home state to the Creek for a can’t-miss show after another “record year.” walnutcreekamphitheatre.com

The Rocket Man Show

It’s flamboyant, it’s fun-loving, it’s got feeling—it’s an Elton John tribute show! Don’t miss the recreated magic of our fave 1970s piano fiend/rock ’n’ roll icon storming around the stage at DPAC. Hold us closer! dpacnc.com

Sir Walter Miler

Lace up your sneaks for a race and a special lager (!) by Sir Walter Running and Blackbird Brewery at Meredith College for the 10th year running. @sirwaltermiler

Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ Festival

Brew it. Taste it. Sip it. Pork it. … And get piggy with it at Koka Booth via 60+ beers, 40+ bourbons, globs of BBQ & bluegrass galore—plus allll the fixins & local vendors. Talk about a smoke show. cary.beerandbourbon.com

Drawing Meditation Workshop

Art 🤝 self-care. Learn how art and intuition combine via exercises created to engage the mind and “meditative mark-making.” Let’s get arted! ncartmuseum.org

Slightly Stoopid and Sublime 

The ultimate sublime night of reggae rock awaits—and is sure to leave you feeling “on top of the world.” concerts.livenation.com

NC Pet Expo

What’s up dog? Ap-paws all around for this two-day expo at the NC State Fairgrounds where all your furry, feathered and scaly needs are under one woof—from finding your next best friend to pawsome pet costume contests, demos and more, NTM the two-day Carolina DockDogs event. Bonus: donations are split among participating rescues. ncpetexpo.com

Barbie Brunch & Mixology

Hi, Barbie (!). Grab your gals and your pals for a pinked out brunch + two DIY cocktails. Good Kenergy, indeed! eventbrite.com

Snoop Dogg

The Dogg is in the house (!). Raise the hypothetical roof at Walnut Creek with a rapper and actor who knows how to drop it like it’s hot. … Bitch, please. livenation.com

Trophy Trail Club, monthly

Gear up for group biking around town—starting at Trophy Maywood and venturing to NCSU’s Centennial Campus trails or the nearby greenway. Ride on! trophybrewing.com

History at High Noon: Hidden Beneath Their Waves

Sink below the surface for waves of intel lurking within NC’s recreational lakes—from ghost towns and sunken plane crashes to graves and other historic lore. Ready to dive in? ncmuseumofhistory.org

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