18 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, Sept. 1–7

The Black Keys + BOH

Find “everlasting light” at Walnut Creek as Grammy-winning rockers, well, rock out for their Dropout Boogie tour with special guest Band of Horses. walnutcreekamphitheatre.com


Intocable lands in Raleigh for the first time ever (!) for a fiesta of a show as part of their Modus Operandi tour. dukeenergycenterraleigh.com 

9/1–10/13, ongoing
Jazz in the Square

Get jazzy with it through DRA’s outdoor music series on select Thursdays in Moore Square. downtownraleigh.org

First Friday Artisan Mini-Market

This First Friday promises to leave a lasting impression with local artisans, drinks and sandos at State of Beer. trophybrewing.com/state-of-beer

Stephanie Mills & Will Downing

Broadway or Raleigh? Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and actress Stephanie Mills (who rose to stardom as Dorothy in the original Broadway run of The Wiz) takes stage with “Prince of Sophisticated Soul” Will Downing at NCMA’s Theater in the Museum Park. ncartmuseum.org

Pete Correale

Stand-up comedian Pete Correale brings his “regular New York guy attitude” to Improv to show Raleighites what the Big Apple’s all about. improv.com 

Ryan Davis

Quick wit meets Southern charm with internet sensation Ryan Davis, so get ready for a night of laughs as he braves the (new!) Goodnights stage. goodnightscomedy.com

Games on Glenwood Adventure Scavenger Hunt

Get your game face on and grab your adventure buddies for a stroll through six small businesses on Glenwood South to tackle all types of games and challenges. May the best team win! searchinthecity.co

Oliver Tree

“It’s my concert and I can cry if I want to.” Head to Red Hat for Oliver Tree’s Cowboy Tears tour—and don’t forget the tissues. redhatampitheater.com

Neon Nights

Get your ne“on” and grab the glow sticks for a fun scavenger hunt on and around Fayetteville Street. The winning team’s future is looking bright. searchinthecity.co

Triangle Beagle Rescue September Dog Wash

Fido looking ruff? Wag your tail over to Unleashed at Lake Boone for a dog wash, with proceeds to benefit rescue beagles! tribeagles.org 

9/3, Saturdays
Midtown Farmers Market

Fresh is best, and North Hill’s weekly farmers market is the perf place to get your produce straight from the source (aka NC farmers). You can’t beet it! visitnorthhills.com

9/3, ongoing
North Carolina A to Z

ABC, easy as 123… The North Carolina Museum of History staff has challenged themselves to create an exhibit that matched aspects of NC history to each letter of the alphabet—B for basketball (paraphernalia from Tobacco Road schools), F for film industry (costumes worn by actors while filming movies around the state), and so on. Prepare to be hooked on phonics all over again. ncmuseumofhistory.org


Interpol wants you to “c’mere” to The Ritz for its 2022 tour stop in Raleigh. ritzraleigh.com

Bourbon Tasting

Into whiskey business? Bop on over to Transfer Co. Food Hall for a fun evening full of bourbon tasting and good food… NTM learning all about how the good stuff is made. Alcohol ya later… transfercofoodhall.com

Collective Soul & Switchfoot

If you’re looking for a sign, heaven let your light shine down, indeed, at Booth this fall. boothamphitheatre.com

STIR White Wine Tasting

Pop off! Sample six selections of white wine, speciality desserts and a personal charcuterie board (!) at STIR for the most delightful Wine Wednesday. Can we get a sip, sip, hooray?! stirraleigh.com

9/7, weekly
East Street Run Club

Pound the pavement during this Wednesday run club hosted at Current Wellness—open to all levels of runners and walkers and covering a variety of routes and distances in DTR. Then fete your steps with a free beer. Cheers! @eaststreetrunclub

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