19 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, Aug. 10–Aug. 16

Outsouth Queer Film Festival

“Salute pride” at the southeast’s second-largest LGBTQ+ film festival and celebrate a glimpse of today’s queer life with sophisticated and captivating films. carolinatheatre.org

A League of Their Own

“There’s no crying in baseball. … No crying!” Have a ball with the JB Duke Hotel and Washington Inn & Golf Club at their Flashback Flicks summer outdoor movie series, rounded out with your favorite cinema snack. jbdukehotel.com


This Dreamville Festival rapper is back to sing all your “favorite songs” at The Ritz. livenation.com

Noises Off!

Settle in your seat to observe “the funniest farce ever written”—think wandering performers, on and offstage occurrences, and comedy galore. theatreinthepark.com

’80s Movie Night

Pull up to Raleigh Brewing’s first-ever movie night under the stars to sip on a special beer release and watch the iconic “righteous dude” take a day off. “Bueller…? Bueller…? Bueller…?” @raleighbrewing

Foodie Fridays

TGIF! Kick off the weekend by filling your belly with fare from local food trucks (or BYO!) while jamming out to live tunes. dixpark.org

Jason Aldean

Attention, Aldean Army! Take a ride on your big green tractor for a little hell raisin’ when the sun goes down as the Highway Desperado Tour rolls through the Creek, feat. Mitchell Tenpenny, Corey Kent and Dee Jay Silver. livenation.com

Oak & Smoke Jazz Edition

Ya like jazz? Be transported by the heavy sound of improvisation via a curated selection of bourbons paired with the perfect cigar. How classy! eventbrite.com

Hip-Hop: Then, Now, Next

Follow the roots of hip-hop then, now and in the future at this free symposium feat. hip-hop scholars, DJs and a hip-hop car show—plus plenty of additional opportunities to bust a move. Go on, hop to it! cityofraleighmuseum.org

Opening 8/12
Luis Rey Velasco Art Gallery

Let’s get arted! Peek inside the lives of NC migrant farm workers with a series of photographs captured by Luis Rey Velasco between 1998 and 2005. ncartmuseum.org

Skywatching at Dix Park

Feeling like a star? Head to Dix Park with the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center and Raleigh Astronomy Club to view the Perseid Meteor Shower on its peak night. Our eyes? On the skies. dixpark.org

Summer Walk Around Tasting

It’s summertime and the sippin’ is easy! Take your hot girl walk to the next level via five tasting stations feat. six staff selected wines + cheese and charcuterie from Grazin’ Gals. Vino vidi vici! bottlemixx.com

Treasure Hunt

If you like big booty and you cannot lie, gather your crew to follow clues, solve puzzles and crack codes to find a treasure chest and unlock the shiny prize inside. Argh, matey! dixpark.org

Elements: A Celebration of Hip-Hop

Hop to it and celebrate the 50th anny of the electrifying and ever-influential music genre. Pay homage with bangin’ bops, live graffiti, hip-hop memorabilia and a mixologist. Only thing you  need to bring? All the good vibes. eventbrite.com

Circles Around The Sun

Take a musical trip around the sun with the LA-based instrumental supergroup at Lincoln Theatre. Can you hallucinate a solution?! lincolntheatre.com

The All-American Rejects 

“I wanna” reenter my angsty teenage era, ASAP. Jam the night away with The All-American Rejects—your younger self will thank you. And if you don’t, we reserve the right to give you hell. redhatamphitheater.com

50 Cent, Busta Rhymes & Jeremih

From da club to the City of Oaks comes 50 Cent, along with Busta Rhymes and Jeremih, for a night that’s sure to be “outta control”—in the best way possible. walnutcreekamphitheatre.com

Adam Lee Decker Band

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

Brit Floyd
“Wish you were here?” Catch this Pink Floyd tribute band’s return to the stage as they perform TheDark Side of the Moon among other musical masterpieces. It’s about time, indeed. dpacnc.com

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