19 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, May 11–May 17

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Through 5/12
Nurses Week at Raleigh Brewing

Raleigh Brewing is building up some fun via a collab brew with local nurses for National Nurses Week (!). Introducing the Blueberry Mango Berliner Weisse—sure to cure up some enthusiasm! raleighbrewing.com 

Through 6/30
Tasty

Find fiber artist/print maker extraordinaire Claire Kiester debuting her solo art exhibition, Tasty at the Sertoma Art Center—with a reception taking place May 27. Let’s get this party arted! clairekiester.com

5/11
Special Event: Are You Garbage

Stay trashy, Raleigh—and ticket up for this underground night of hilarity by Kevin Ryan and H. Foley, ready to answer all your garbage questions. goodnightscomedy.com

5/12
The Nude Party

Please do not show up naked—but do show up to jam out to That Station’s fifth annual affair on the heels of new album Rides On feat. some—what else–stripped-down tracks. lincolntheatre.com

5/12
Stevie Nicks

Grab your leather and lace as the poet of our hearts and legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famer shows off her vocal stylings and (likely) storytelling. Mirror in the sky, what is love? ❤️ pncarena.com

5/12–13
Longleaf Film Festival

Grab the popcorn and screen free indy films with NC connections at this iconic NC Museum of History annual juried film fest. longleaffilmfestival.com

5/12–13
Pitbull
I don’t know about you, but I feel good. … Mr. Worldwide is landing in Cary for two nights—and we’re yelling “timber!” boothamphitheatre.com

5/12–7/9
Pop-Up Disc Golf Course

Feelin’ thrown? Come disc around via Dix Park’s temporary 9-hole disc golf course made for players of all experience levels. We’d hit that. dixpark.org

5/13
3 Bluebirds Farm Feather Fest 2023

Looks like birds of a feather do flock together—yay community! Fly over to Bluebird Farm—empowering families impacted by autism to spread their wings—for the first annual fest feat. live tunes, shopping, food trucks and fun for the whole fam. 3bluebirdsfarm.org

5/13, 20
The Purple Flower

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” Set your sights on this immersive performance of Marita Bonner;s award-winning one-act play about the years post-slavery in America at Shelley Lake Park… with predictions about the future. blackandunknownbards.com

5/13
Maifest

Raise a stein to the good times at Trophy’s second annual celebration feat. five small-batch draft German brews, fare complements of Capital Club 16, sounds from the Little German Band and a slew of vendors from Pop-Up Raleigh. Prost! trophybrewing.com

5/13
Mother’s Day Pop-up Shop

Oh, mother! Take a bender with mom via complimentary nonalcoholic mom-osas, a floral bar from The Social Picnic Co. and jewelry looks via Heir Raleigh’s permanent pop-up. Ready to #slay this Mother’s Day? doseyogaraleigh.com

5/13
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Join the biggest one-day food drive in the nation by simply dropping a few bags filled with nonperishable food items out by the mailbox—and leave it to the local letter carriers to collect the goods. Let’s kick hunger to the curb! foodbankcenc.org

5/14
Moore Square Market Pre-Market Fitness Classes

If you “be up in the gym just working on your fitness,” make your way to Moore Square for a Sunday sweat sesh hosted by Current Wellness before the market commences. Let’s cardi-godowntownraleigh.org

5/14
Trumpets and Grieeeg!

Do you hear the trumpets sound? Get on the horn to finish concert season strong via a slew of talented—and local—young musicians. Let’s go make some treble! chamberorchestraofthetriangle.org

5/15
Subspecies v. Bloodrise

Oh, the horror! Sink your teeth into the fifth frightening installment of this cult-classic film series from director Ted Nicolaou as Full Moon Features and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema partner for the theatrical premiere for a chilling one-night-only event. drafthouse.com

5/16
Sabrina Carpenter

Girl, meet Raleigh. Rolling up to the City of Oaks for a no-“Nonsense” time is this famed actress/singer using her pipes to sing about the emails she can’t send. concerts.livenation.com

5/17
Connect + Create: Space Paintings

We’re seeing stars! Gravitate over to a water-based spray-painting class orbiting around the idea of painting planets. To infinity and beyond! dixpark.org

5/17
120 Minutes with Autumn Nicholas

The ’90s called… and they want you to book at least 120 minutes with this Triangle-based alt, rock and pop band. Ready for some head bangers? downtownraleigh.org



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