19 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, June 8–June 14

6/8–7/13, Thursdays
Advanced Striking Workshop

Who ordered a knuckle sandwich? Join RockBox Fitness in studying the art of defense with a specialty six-week advanced striking workshop hosted by UFC veteran and MMA pro Marcus Davis. rockboxfitness.com

The Art of Queer Resistance 

Not gonna hide my pride at this Artspace panel discussion as part of the Duane Cyrus-curated exhibit Maroon, Maroon, in partnership with Raleigh Pride, featuring LGBTQIA+ visual and performing artists chatting identity, how it informs creation, and how we can support queer visual and performing artists as a community. Aw, we love love. artspacenc.org 

The Disco Biscuits

Channel the spins and the sparkles with “trance fusion” sounds from this Philadelphia jam band. Let’s (electronic) rock! lincolntheatre.com


Dead queens, an executioner, a court of vipers and a jealous king? Yes, please. Get schooled on our fair city’s namesake Sir Walter Raleigh via this poignant biography by Raleigh’s claim to fame Ira David Wood III himself. What will Raleigh’s fate be?!  theatreinthepark.com

A Little Princess

Calling all royals! Catch this reinvented classic tale following the charming daughter of a captain navigate relationships and loss while maintaining her imagination and positive spirit. sweetteashakespeare.thundertix.com

Al Strong: Jazz Is My Religion

Tune in for some majazztic music and celebrate African American Music Appreciation Month with a unique jazz performance starring Grammy-nominated trumpet player and composer Al Strong. ncmuseumofhistory.org

Best of the Triangle Show

Bop with a slew of local bands ( 8-Track Minds, Vertigo and Garland Mason)—all three of which earned a finalist spot in the WRAL 2022 Voters’ Choice Awards. Let’s jam! lincolntheatre.com

Splash: Grand Opening of Reimagined Water Play

Water you doing? Play the day away with aqua-based activities such as sending boats speeding down the water table, casting a line in the fishing pond, manipulating movable jets of water and more. Ready to make a splash? marbleskidsmuseum.org

Summer Festival by Brookside Bodega and The Optimist

Join Brookside Bodega in celebrating the end of the school year and its one-year anniversary at the fun-filled fest. And with drinks provided by Raleigh Brewing Company and live music by Adam Lee Decker Trio and Oren Bailey, it’s sure to be a blast! brooksidebodega.com

Ricardo Arjona

Find Guatemalan singer-songwriter bringin’ his Latin American ballads to PNC. No problema, indeed. pncarena.com

Roots for Reece

Jam your face—plus, jam out to live music from Lake Chamberlain!—with delish fare via the creations of 17 local chefs and purveyors. And don’t miss the kids’ crafts, a petting zoo and silent auction (!). See ya at the farm! undertheoakcatering.com

Triangle Trivia Tournament

Test your smarts and join hammered trivia for the Triangle Trivia Tournament. Vie for a bid for the $1,000 grand prize at any of the 19 participating locations. It’s hammer time! hammeredtrivia.com

Juneteenth Jubilee

Honor African American culture with the city of Raleigh at the weeklong event celebrating tradition, history, art and more. raleighnc.gov

Charley Crockett

“The Man from Waco” is in town! Jam out to blues/country croonin’ with singer, guitarist and songwriter hailing from the great state of—you guessed it—Texas as he riffs at The Ritz. concerts.livenation.com

Dj Jay Tay

Get down with Dj Jay Tay at the Bodega’s weekly music series. And we be jammin’… brooksidebodega.com

Jacob Collier

Groove to the smooth tunes of this Grammy-winning up-and-coming artist—feat. on recent songs from the likes of Coldplay, SZA, Stormzy and Kehlani—“all night long.” ncartmuseum.org

Honor Juneteenth

“For we can only be human together.” Explore the history and legacy of Juneteenth with Dr. Spencer R. Crew and Professor Clarence J. Robinson at the North Carolina Museum of History. ncmuseumofhistory.org

Noah Kahan

Calling all busyheads! It’s #StickSeason in Raleigh—so channel those sad girl summer feels and vibe to folk/pop with this mellow musician. redhatamphitheater.com

Whitaker & Atlantic Live Music Lounge

Ya like jazz? Join in on this recurring jazz series for sultry sounds, cocktails and eats complements of Hummingbird. Give us some sax. whitakerandatlantic.com

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