20 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, April 21–April 26

Vic DiBitetto

This internet phenom—known for his candor, celeb roasts and famed “bread and milk” bit—is shaping up to be one of America’s funniest people. … But, like, actually. How’s that for crummy comedy? goodnightscomedy.com

4/20–5/25, Thursdays
Live in The District

For weekly rotations of beach music bops, local food truck fare and bodacious brews—NTM coastal, carefree vibes!—head to Park West Village. Alexa, play “I Love Beach Music!” parkwestvillage.com

Found Footage Festival

Hey, film fanatics! Don’t miss this double feature over at Alamo Drafthouse. Bring on the popcorn! foundfootagefest.com

Latte Throwdown

Pour us another! Sling some caffeine and showcase those art skills via Idle Hour’s first latte throwdown also feat. music, drinks and some of the best baristas in town, natch. @idlehour_coffee

LIVE@Lake Raleigh

All about that lake life? NC State’s free outdoor concert series returns to Lake Raleigh once again, serving up all the singin’ and swayin’ vibes. See you by the water! live.arts.ncsu.edu

The Look Salon Suites Grand Opening

Look good, feel good. Join Mayor Baldwin and the Raleigh community to welcome this new retail space to the community. #Slay! thelooksalonsuites.com

We’re having deja brew—in the best way. NC’s largest craft beer fest and the second biggest beer fest in the U.S. is back with 110+ NC craft breweries, local food trucks, vendors and bands. Hop to it! shoplocalraleigh.org

2nd Annual Sandlot Revival 

For a majorly good time, slide over to Historic Durham Athletic Park (where cult classic Bull Durham was filmed!) for three days of fun and friendship. Play ball! @carolinasandlotcollective

Divas! 2023

Hey, material girls! Returning for its 17th anniversary is this fierce competition among local kweens boasting glitter, glam and generosity. … If the crown fits, wear it (!). raleighlittletheatre.org

Earth Day Market

Happy Earth Day! Show your love for the planet with a shopping trip at this Earth Day market feat. local vendors and benefiting The Great Raleigh Cleanup. It’s sure to mean the world. @hartwellraleigh

NC Indigenous Artist Festival

Get inspired via this art-filled fest celebrating Indigenous artists from throughout the state feat. hands-on art making, collaborative creations, demos, performances and more. ncartmuseum.org

Socks & Undie 5k Rundie 

Have a case of the rundies? For the 10th year running, local nonprofit organization Note in the Pocket is putting on its highly anticipated Socks & Undie 5k Rundie. … And we, for one, are ready to break out our best bloomers to support the cause—no side stitches allowed. noteinthepocket.org

Tour de Brew

Pedal to the metal to help solve a severe world crisis—the lack of clean water—via Outsiders Bicycle Club and Water for Good’s Tour de Brew this Saturday! The fundraiser ride starts at Crank Arm, followed by stops at Raleigh Brewing Company, Trophy on Maywood and Burial, then back to Crank Arm for beers and raffle prizes. All proceeds go toward clean water projects in the Central African Republic. tourdebrew.funraise.org

Triangle SciTech Expo

Calling all science geeks! If you’re a fan of stomp rockets, robots, drones and the like, roll up to NCMNS for an immersive experience feat. exhibits, games, crafts and more. Let’s robo-rocking! naturalsciences.org

10 Years of Trophy on Morgan Street

Cheers to 10 years of Trophy! Nosh on OG pizza pies, listen to live music from Thick As Thieves, and sip on exclusive (!) beer selects. Here’s to 10 more years of award-winning beers and ’za! @trophybrewing

Spring Into Wellness With Billie

Fitness is fab. Join certified personal trainer and fitness guru Billie Walls for a workout, compression therapy, zero-proof cocktails and more. … We can’t weight! @billzbythepound

Becoming the Ex-Wife Book Release Event

Calling all bookworms! Join NC State professor Dr. Marsha Gordon in an interview with Belle Boggs about her new book, Becoming the Ex-Wife, a biography highlighting bestselling author Ursula Parrott. Ready, set, read! soandsobooks.com

A Comedy Experiment

“All jokes, no chaser.” … Share some sillies with this lineup of local comics sure to keep ya laughin’. @wattsandward

The Hip Abduction

As Shakira once said, “Hips don’t lie”—and neither do we when we tell you to turn up the feel-good music of this granola-esque group. lincolntheatre.com

4/26, bi-monthly
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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