15 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, July 13–19

Label Our Lager

Raleigh Mag and Crank Arm Brewing are teaming up for Hops for Hope—and we need your help naming our custom collab beer! Join us from 5 to 8pm at Crank Arm to choose your fave name. Cheers to charity! @raleighmagazine

Juke Joint Celebration

Channel Taylor Swift and “shake it off” at this “music-and-story-soaked symposium exploring the history, significance and timeless outlaw appeal of juke joint.” Ready to get jumpin’? cityofraleighmuseum.org

Nick MacDaniels of Big Something 

Something big is brewing—aka bops and bangers of the pop, funk and improvisation persuasion at NC State’s Centennial Campus. Buckle up for one heck of a musical journey! thatstation.net

Trees of the Prairie Ridge Arboretum 

Care for a promenade into the prairie? Learn all about roughly 10 types of trees at this nature play day. Alexa, play “Let it Grow,” from The Lorax stat. naturalsciences.org

Durham’s Oyster Fest 

Aww, shucks! Get clammy with NC oysters (plus, cocktails and live tunes) on The Durham rooftop for the second year running. Sea you there? thedurham.com

Cumulus: a day party at House of Art

Keep your head in the clouds during a six-hourlong day party highlighting DJs spinning deep electronic dance bops. Go on, bop to it! between2clouds.com

Stitching and Embroidery Workshop 

Bad bitches get stitches. Amp up your embroidery expertise with Aliyah Bonnette—and create a sketchbook cover sure to slay. We’re on pins and needles! ncartmuseum.org

Mojo Brookzz 

Uh oh… there’s a Thawt in My House. Find this video skit sensation, impersonator and, ahem, Sugardaddy, breaking out the sillies onstage. goodnightscomedy.com

Rooftop Jazz Brunch With Andia’s

“’Cause I’m on top of the world…” Enjoy sweet views and three courses of sweet treats complements of Andia’s Ice Cream atop The Willard. Belly up for the bites, stay for the views! thewillardraleigh.com

Young the Giant

If you need “something to believe in,” let it be a fun-filled night crooin’ to tunes that will def get your body moving. redhatamphitheater.com

Carolina Mudcats vs. Kannapolis Cannon Ballers

Take us out to the ball game (!). See the Mudcats take on the Cannon Ballers for a slew of matchups that are sure to hit home. Batter up! milb.com

BBQ & Bourbon Event 

Grab your barbe-boo and come hungry for a three-meat BBQ buffet, plus a guided tasting of a slew of bourbons: Blanton’s, Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, 1792 Small Batch and Stagg Jr. Ready to go hog wild? samjonesbbq.com

Soul Journey

Bop over to the Bodega for strummin’, swayin’ and sippin’ on the patio—aka a summer night well spent! brooksidebodega.com

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, indeed! @heightshouseparlor

Spin Doctors with Adam Pitts

If you’re lookin’ for little miss can’t be wrong or even two princes to kneel before you, find ’em on Fayetteville Street while you rock out for this final installment of Live After Five version 2.0. … What’cha gonna do to get into another one of these rock ’n’ roll songs? downtownraleigh.org

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