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


Go on a pantless run (really), drink a bottle of vino for National Drink Wine Day, channel your inner Shaun White, and more via these fun-filled events around Raleigh.

2/17
Drake Night on the Rooftop

Party like it’s 2010 with Drake-inspired cocktails and photo ops to celebrate Drizzy, while DJ KJB keeps the dance floor hot all night long. tinroofraleigh.com

2/17
NC State vs. Wake Women’s

Wake is gonna need a wake after the Wolfpack women kill ’em at Reynolds. gopack.com

2/18
National Drink Wine Day @ Transfer Co.

Get on Cloud Wine and celebrate National Drink Wine Day at Transfer Co. Food Hall with half-price on select wine-derful bottles. transfercofoodhall.com

2/18–19
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

They told him he could use any weapon he wanted—so he chose cannons. Take in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with Chee-Yun on violin alongside the Douglas Boyd-conducted North Carolina Symphony—with Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 to boot. ncsymphony.org

2/18–20
Michael Colyar

“It’s 2 o’clock. Do you know where your testicles are?” The House Party III comedian (also famed for his roles on Black-ish and The Princess & The Frog, among a slew of others) is bringing his unique and hilarious brand of comedy to Goodnights. goodnightscomedy.com 

2/19
Bazaar for Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month at Transfer Co. Food Hall—while treating yourself to some retail therapy!—through an afternoon of Black-owned businesses and local vendors in the ballroom. transfercofoodhall.com

2/19
Cupid’s Undie Run

No pants, no problem. The nation’s largest pantless party and mile-ish run for charity is back in Raleigh! Brave the cold and pound the pavement to help raise awareness of neurofibromatosis (NF)—a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body—and fundraise for NF research through the Children’s Tumor Foundation. my.cupids.org

2/19
Flannels & Frost

Tired of being cooped up because of the cold weather? Head to Moore Square for s’mores, crafts, curling, inflatable axe throwing and snowboarding, and moore. Maybe you can even live out those olympic dreams (wink, wink). downtownraleigh.org

2/19
Great Backyard Bird Count

No angry birds here. Birders of all ages can enjoy birder workshops, a birding hike with Park Ranger Amber Williams, crafts, a touch table, hot chocolate, s’mores and fam-friendly games at this free im-peck-able event. capefearbg.org

2/19
Live From the Studio: Ivana Beck

Channel your inner artist while getting schooled on the art of sculptural work through this virtual live studio visit with artist Ivana Milojevic Beck. ncartmuseum.org

2/19
TriangleRAD’s OutRun the Winter

Think a little less Ford vs. Ferrari and a little more burned paint, cracked dashes and mismatched body panels. Maybe even some sweet popup headlights (hey, Popup Zone). Rock your parachute pants or baggy flannels and bring ’80s/’90s swag for “Rad cred” in this totally rad ’80s and ’90s car show. @triangle_rad

2/19
Umphrey’s McGee 

“It’s not us”… “it’s you.” Get ready Ralegih—the “zonkey” jam band is set to return to rock out the Ritz. ritzraleigh.com

2/19–20
Monster Jam

Fancy mayhem? You’re in luck. Backflipping, two-wheeling, high-flying 12,000-pound four-wheel racing machines take over PNC arena for two days of can’t-miss fam-friendly fun that promises to crush your weekend. monsterjam.com

2/20
Harlem Quartet

Pluck this—the head-turning NY-based Harlem Quarter (billed as “one of the greatest string quartets”) performs in Raleigh as part of the NCMA’s Sights and Sounds Concert Series. ncartmuseum.org

2/23
Maud 2.23

If you see something, say something. Pound the pavement with Raleigh Brewing Run Club for change via this run by Together We Stand NC. Started in June 2020 in response to Ahmaud Arbery’s case, the org works to “build awareness to the daily plight of people of color… and remind people of all races what can happen in America on any given day,” says founder Tyrone Irby, who created this Maud 2.23 run in partnership with 22 NC breweries and running clubs. See you there. strongerandfasterdurham.com

2/23
NC State vs. Boston College

Fly home, Eagles. We’ll keep this W in Raleigh. gopack.com





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