18 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, July 20–26

Through 7/23
Agave Festival and Summer Open Garden

Succa for botany? Juniper Level Botanic Garden is hosting its first festival honoring agave, aka the “plant of life,” complete with over 80 different species of the plant (!). jlbg.org

Paws for Pugs

Had a ruff day? Take a minute to paws—and help local pugs in need find a forever home!—at this beginner-friendly pug yoga class. momence.com

Take 6 and Chrisette Michele

Ya like jazz? Then listen up for this 10-time Grammy-winning a cappella group taking the stage sans background sound, obv. And don’t miss singin’ icon Chrisette Michele starting the night off strong. ncartmuseum.org

Paragon Barbie Party

Come on Barbie, let’s go party! See the highly anticipated movie in style and channel your fashion Barbie—or “Kenergy”—with a fab themed ’fit for games, prizes, photos and more. Let’s get dolled up! @paragon_theaters

2023 Women’s World Cup Live Viewing

Kick back at Moore Square to watch the U.S. Women’s soccer team take on Vietnam in their first match of the World Cup while playing knockerball, human foosball and your own game of soccer. Score! raleighnc.gov

CJ Monet

Think of musician CJ Monet’s live recording sesh at House of Art like a live version of Tiny Desk Concerts or Sofar Sounds. Listen up! @houseofartnc

Nickel Creek

“That’s all folks!” … For vibes feat. folk/root sounds: pull up. Penny—er, nickel for your thoughts? ncartmuseum.org

Dog Daze of Summer Market

It’s the dog days of summer… so mark your cal and head to the yard for a pop-up market and sweat sesh with Burn Boot Camp—followed by mimosas (!)—plus a special adoption event in partnership with Freedom Rescue Ride. Ready to go all paws in? tapyardraleigh.com

Killjoy’s Anniversary Throwback Prom

Ready to relive the most magical night of your life? Strut your stuff in your wildest prom ’fit and don best dancing shoes to get jiggy with it at this all-day retro experience celebrating Killjoy’s third anny. @killyjoycocktail

Lisette Glowdowski

Spoil yourself with a night of melodies admiring the way you are—written and performed by the award-winning lyricist, composer and actress. theatreraleigh.com

Barbie Pink Party & Fashion Show

Pink-ies up! Celebrate the release of the iconic doll’s new film with a day at the Dreamhouse. Come dressed as your favorite Barbie (the possibilities are endless) for a chance to win. “This is the best day ever!” fentonnc.com

Peach Road Party

A moment for the mural (!). Welcome new public art by Akira Dudley to Peach Road Park while enjoying food vendors, musical ensembles, painting and games. raleighnc.gov

Dominic Fike

Feel like the “king of everything” by joining the singer, songwriter and actor (this one’s for you, Euphoria fans!) for upbeat alt tunes and new tunes from his latest album. What could possibly go wrong? (IYKYK.) redhatamphitheater.com

Horses for Hope Fundraiser

What’s sweeter than supporting a good cause? Roll up to Geluna Gelato for scoops in support of Horses for Hope of Raleigh—a nonprofit org with a mission to provide therapeutic horse riding lessons for kids/adults with disabilities. gelunagelato.com

The Smoking Bull – A Fundraiser for Randy Lewis

A plethora of F&B folks from across the state are coming together to raise money for one of the last dairy farmers in the area following his literal run-in with a bull in May. Show your support to the Ran-Lew Dairy legend while chowing down on eats from the likes of Ricky Moore of Saltbox Seafood, Tie Whittaker of Buttermilk Boutique and more. craftenfood.com

Candles & Corks

Lighten up with Usu Company Candles at its hands-on candle making workshop. Make scents of the step-by-step process,followed with wine and snacks. It’s gonna be lit! usucompany.com

Mary Poppins

Craving a spoonful of sugar? For plans that are “practically perfect in every way,” float on over to North Carolina Theatre’s magical musical —with returning star Kara Lindsay as Mary Poppins a la NCT’s Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s fame . How super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious! martinmariettacenter.com

Black Power Rangers Comedy Tour

A group of sharp, insightful, Black comedians from the South are coming together at Watts & Ward to blend pop culture and social commentary for a night of hilarity. willsmaxwell.com

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