17 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, March 9–15

Through 4/9
LuminoCity Festival

Alice in Wonderland meets immersive light show via this lit fest at Pullen Park featuring a motion dino world, famous cherry blossom experience and fun for the whole family. How T rex-cellent. luminocityfestival.com

Through 7/23
Michael Richards: Are You Down?

Are you down… to discover sculptures and art exploring “Blackness, flight, diaspora, spirituality, police brutality and monuments?” Art and education—we love to see it. ncartmuseum.org

Jeff Dye
“Better late than never,” indeed. It’s always a good night when the actor/comedian and self-proclaimed bigfoot enthusiast and bed bug survivor brings the funny. See you there. goodnightscomedy.com

Mozart: Symphony No. 40

Celebrate Carolina Ballet’s 25th bday via Mozart’s 40th symphony. How en pointe! carolinaballet.com

The Soul II Soul Tour

“Every little thing is gonna be all right” when you listen to the soul, blues and rhythms of these Grammy Award-recognized R&B artists during their soulful singing tour. pncarena.com

Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Dublin on over to DTR for the 39th annual St. Paddy’s Day parade feat. participating local Irish orgs and other golden Raleigh spots and blokes. … Those in attendance are sure to be greening from ear to ear! raleighstpats.org

Reptile and Amphibian Days

Geck-yo act together and spend the day celebrating coldblooded creatures via arts and crafts and close encounters with the critters themselves. And with a special focus on vipers, this event is sure to grab a bite of your attention (!). naturalsciences.org

3/11, 18 
St. Patrick’s Bar Crawl 

Ready to shake your shamrocks? Give into beer pressure this Saint Patrick’s Day via a bar crawl through five of your fave DTR bars. It’s time to go green! barcrawllive.com

Secrets of the Sprakkar Book Tour

Calling all ice queens! Find Iceland’s First Lady making a foray into Raleigh for a book talk and signing for her new novel Secrets of the Sprakkar: Iceland’s Extraordinary Women. Sounds extraordinary, indeed. meredith.edu

Wine & Design – Paint It Forward

Put paint on a canvas and wine in your belly via this relaxed and artsy event centered around fun, drinking and art. No experience required. joellane.org

Greta Van Fleet

If you dream in gold, you’re gonna wanna get tix for Greta Van Fleet’s (rescheduled) sophomore album tour. pncarena.com

Dry Reef

Smile and wave, boys (!). Hang loose with this surf rock group’s musical musings. thepourhousemusichall.com

NC State v. Elon ⚾

Pack puts Phoenix in the ashes. gopack.com

Nick Cannon’s Next Superstar Tour

OGs know Nick Cannon from his start in Nickelodeon’s All That (ah, the good ’ole days). Now, the TV host, rapper, actor and comedian is touring the U.S.—in partnership with the Black Music Action Coalition—to help new talent get their big break. livenation.com

Sensory Journey Through Flowers

Feelin’ like a flower child? Zip on over to the NCMA for a sensory foliage foray intended for adults who are blind or have low vision. So grab your best buds and go! ncartmuseum.org

Art in Bloom

What in carnation?! The NCMA once again gets a floral transformation via this popular annual exhibit in which local artists recreate works found in the People’s Collection into blooming masterpieces. OK, bloomer. ncartmuseum.org

Jurassic Encounter

For some dino-mite plans, roll up to Fenton’s Jurassic Encounter, where you’ll take a step back in time as you walk among over 50 life-size animatronic dinos. Rawr! fentonnc.com

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