16 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, Aug. 17–Aug. 23

Jared Freid

U up? This NYC-based stand-up comedian and podcast co-host is bringing the funny for three good nights of relatable topics—from dating to adulting and beyond. goodnightscomedy.com

Flashback Flicks

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water. … Catch Jaws (if you dare) via JB Duke Hotel and Washington Duke Inn’s nostalgic outdoor movie series. Duh duh…  washingtondukeinn.com

Jazz in the Square

Get your jazz hands ready for a night of smooth rhythm (and booze!) with the Dwayne Jordan Quartet in Moore Square. Don’t forget your blankets and lawn chairs! downtownraleigh.org

Kings Anniversary Cover-Up Part 1

Grab your flannels for an evening of grunge cover bands celebrating Kings’ anniversary—think Smash Mouth, Pearl Jam and Nirvana. Smells like teen spirit! kingsraleigh.com  

Steep Canyon Rangers

Got range? Bop to banjo, vocals, mandolin musings and more for bluegrass tunes sure to hit the spot. ncartmuseum.org

Oak & Smoke Jazz Edition

Ya like jazz? Be transported with the heavy sound of improvisation and a curated selection of bourbons paired with a cigar. Could it get any classier?! eventbrite.com

’90s Throwback Jam

Shawty get down… and grab your fanny pack and nylon jumpsuit! Sports & Social is throwing it back to the ’90s with arcade games, hula hoops and all your fave hits from the era. That is so totally wicked! sportsandsocial.com

Hummus Mix Off

Hey, chick(pea). If you’d consider yourself a hummus connoisseur or a Mediterranean maniac, sign up to help Sassool judge a slew of localites’ unique hummus recipes. And don’t forget to stop by their flavor-your-own-hummus station for a to-go treat. sassool.com

Kirby Derby

Ladies and gents, start your engines for the 21st annual Kirby Derby feat. silly soapbox racing + community fun. It’s all downhill from here (in the best way)! dixpark.org

Rod & Will

Live music, empanadas and good vibes add up for yet another exceptional evening at The Mixx. bottlemixx.com

Still Life Class

Hold still! Roll up to Mandolin to learn the ropes of painting colorful displays on canvas, including a talk on artistic inspiration, setting up still life scenes and basic ways to improve your craft. Ready to grab your paintbrush? mandolinraleigh.com

321 Coffee’s Birthday Celebration

But first, coffee. Celebrate 321 Coffee’s Bloc[83] locale’s first anny with a daylong soiree feat. free cookies, a specialty bev, bubble machines, polaroids and more. @drink321coffee

Sip and Shop Market

For a Sunday well spent, shop local vendors touting vintage apparel, permanent jewelry, sweets, wellness items and more. Ready, set, shop! heightshousenc.com

Women’s World Cup Final Watch Party

Got balls? Get up bright and early—ahem, 6am—to watch the Women’s World Cup on the big screen at Paragon Cinemas with NC Courage. Rest assured, breakfast will be available, with free coffee and great prizes up for grabs. PJs: strongly encouraged. paragontheaters.com

Candlelight: 100 Years of Warner Bros.

For a one-of-a-kind musical experience, grab a seat in the Merrimon-Wynne House and take in tunes from classic Warner Bros. films and television shows amid a serene candlelit setting. Lit, indeed! candlelightexperience.com


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

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