20 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, Feb. 23–March 1

Through 2/25
Maud 2.23

Lace up those sneakers and pound the pavement to honor Ahmaud Arbery and other victims of color who have lost their lives due to racial injustice. Hosted by Together We Stand NC, find social awareness runs and a series of Courageous Conversations across the state. See you there! togetherwestandnc.com

Midtown Raleigh Alliance Member Mixer

Mix, mingle and make professional connections at this member mixer at Yard House while enjoying apps, drinks and socialization. Cheers to networking! midtownraleighalliance.org

Russell Dickerson: She Likes It Tour

“Every little thing” about this country pop singer’s performance is sure to be a hit. Time to pop off! concerts.livenation.com

Carrie Marshall’s Jukebox Jazz

Stay jazzy and explore the eras of American music with Carrie Marshall and her band—with proceeds benefiting nonprofit organization 1 of Us. We like the sound of that! theatreraleigh.secure.force.com

Nevermore Film Festival

Feeling dark and twisty? Slated to screen films about horror, science fiction, suspense and more for the spooky movie fanatics, this film fest has garnered a good rep for its array of screening ops. You’ll also find filmmakers representing 15 countries… including two from NC. Lights, camera, action! carolinatheatre.org

PVA Wheelchair Rugby Invitational

Roll up for this adaptive and athletic competition feat. 150 athletes representing fifth wheelchair rugby teams spanning the country for 48 faceoffs over the invitational’s three day run. Wheels up! pva.org

2/24—26, 3/3—5
Winter Open Garden

We give two green thumbs up for the Juniper Level Botanic Garden upcoming open garden weekends. And we aren’t dandelion (!). jlbg.org

Advait: Through the Lens

Don’t miss this limited engagement presentation of 9-year-old prodigy artist Advait who’s “taken the art world by storm.” Well, color us intrigued. lamantiagallery.com

Cocktails & Cuisine Class: Te Amo Tequila

Alexa, play “Tequila.” Learn how to create three new tequila ’tails against the DTR backdrop by booking your spot ASAP! thewillardraleigh.com

Flannels & Frost

Say it ain’t snow… Don your coziest winter wear and head to Moore Square for an event celebrating cold weather sports and family fun. You’ll find ax throwing, hot drinks, a slew of vendors and other activities fit for all ages. See you there?! downtownraleigh.org

Hip Hop Beat Making with Pierce Freelon

Put the hip to the hop and learn how to spin up some swanky tunes with Grammy-nominated musician Pierce Freelon. wakegov.com

NC State v. Clemson

See the Pack hold that Tiger. gopack.com

Winter Volksfest

Ladies and gentlemen, rev your engines for this year’s indoor Volkswagen car show + swap and meet. We don’t know about you, but we’re feeling pretty gassed about it. carshowsnow.com


Grab your tickets for this enthralling tale of a man forced to board a ship from West Africa to Charleston… and the story of his “strength, resistance and religious conviction” in the face of enslavement. carolinaperformingarts.org


Channel some good karma via this R&B duo’s stop at The Ritz during their Working on My Karma Tour. What goes around comes around… concerts.livenation.com

Midnight North

Meet you at midnight—er, 8pm—as this calming folk band brings the soothing vibes to The Pour House, expertly mixing “a tapestry of rock and Americana.” thepourhousemusichall.com

NCRLA Stars of the Industry Awards

“Shine bright like a diamond,” and celebrate the stars of the hospitality industry at this awards gala highlighting the standouts of our fine local restaurants, hotels and bars. ncrla.org

Cooking for the Kids Round 1

See a pool of the area’s premier chefs take to the kitchen for the kids—specifically to support Overflowing Hands’ children’s programs. We love cooking for a good cause! overflowinghands.org


You know who won’t be catching those Z’s on his Never Sleep Tour? This Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. Who needs sleep, anyway?! concerts.livenation.com

Story Charlemagne

Find this soulful folk artist bringing his talents to the stage at Brookside Bodega’s weekly music series. Ready to vibe? brooksidebodega.com 

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