15 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, Feb. 24-28


From comedy shows and concerts to Canes games, there’s plenty of fun to be had around Raleigh this week!

2/24–26
Dan Soder

Billions fans, this one’s for you. Mafee (aka real-life persona Dan Soder, aka The Bonfire co-host and more) is bending the boards in Raleigh for three “good nights” of laughs. goodnightscomedy.com

2/24–27
Long Time Since Yesterday

Confront some inner truths by catching this theater performance revolving around a reunion of former college classmates—now in their 30s—at the funeral of a friend who killed herself. nccu.edu

2/24
Runologie Streakfly 5K

Get ready to streak across Downtown Raleigh! Kidding—clothes are required, but you should definitely pound the pavement in a pair of Streakfly sneakers. Lace up and join Runologie and Streakfly for this 5K “flash” race presented by Nike, followed by an afterparty with all kinds of freebies (think food truck, beer, swag and music). runologieraleigh.com 

2/25
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

More than their jackets’ll be blue on that flight home to loserville. nhl.com

2/25
Chris Lane 

Making “laps around the sun,” country music’s Chris Lane has “big, big plans” to bring the house down in Raleigh as part of his Fill Them Boots tour. ritzraleigh.com

2/26
Hartwell Maker’s Market

Bears, beets, battlestar galactica? More like beer, burgers and beats at Hartwell’s very first Maker’s Market. Shop from various retail vendors while enjoying burgers from Brokedown Burgers and tunes from 22 Strings Band—plus beer and wine for purchase. hartwellraleigh.com

2/26
Hippo Campus

Catch a “warm glow” at The Ritz this weekend with indie rock band Hippo Campus. ritzraleigh.com

2/26
NCMA Cinema: Ailey

Immerse yourself in the story of dancer and artist Alvin Ailey, told through his own words, footage and interviews with those who knew him. The film also features a dance inspired by his life. ncartmuseum.org

2/26
NC State vs. UNC

GTH, Carolina! gopack.com

2/26–5/15
Container/Contained

Architecture, oft notes Phil Freelon, should be more than a container—it should help tell a story. Thus this exhibit critically examines his work, focusing on projects that foreground African American communities and identities and how his designs expanded the idea of skin via complex exploration of color, pattern and material. ncartmuseum.org

2/26
Official Mardi Gras Bar Crawl

It’s Pardi Gras, baby! Break out the beads and bad decisions—and outrageous colorful costumes, of course—for the most #extra crawl of the year. Laissez les bons temps rouler! barcrawllive.com

2/26
Winter Volksfest

So Euro… Rev over to the NC State Fairgrounds Saturday for this Fahrvergnügen (aka “driving enjoyment”) Volkswagen car show and swap meet. Come back Sunday for the Euro Event. southeasteuromotorsports.com

2/27
Aminé

“Bad thangs” are gonna wanna head to the Ritz for Aminé’s The Best Tour Ever Tour. ritzraleigh.com

2/27
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Edmonton Oilers

Feelin’ like a lil orange crush. nhl.com

2/27
Dancing With the Stars Live Tour 2022

Jive on as top toe-tapping TV show Dancing With the Stars shags through Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts starring fan faves Amanda Kloots, Jimmie Allen and Mirrorball Champion Kaitlyn Bristowe—plus DWTS pro dancers to boot. dukeenergycenterraleigh.com





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