20 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, July 27–Aug. 2

Through 7/30
Mary Poppins

Craving a spoonful of sugar? For plans that are “practically perfect in every way,” float on over to North Carolina Theatre’s magical musical —with returning star Kara Lindsay as Mary Poppins a la NCT’s Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s fame . How super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious! martinmariettacenter.com

Through 8/28
Experience Art + Science at Dix Park

Bring artist Oliver Lewis’s immersive installation to life via viewer participation, light and shadows over at Dix Park. And that’s watts up. @raleigh_arts

Champagne & Friends

Good things come in twos, and this mantra remains true for booze and its buddies. Learn all about Champagne and its “friends” via this bubbly class. Cheers! vitishouse.com

Jingle in July

Let’s party like it’s 1993 (!). Kick it old school and celebrate 30 years of giving with Capital City Clauses at its ’90s-themed summer party. Drinking for a good clause? Count us in. capitalcityclauses.org

Season Ticket Open House

Take warning, Caniacs! Tour PNC arena (including the locker room!), secure your season tickets, and plan the perf gameday outfit with a discount at the team store to build up hype for hockey season. carolinahurricanes.formstack.com


Venture to new galaxies when you take a trip to this out-of-this-world fandom festival starring panelists, cosplayers, artists and creators celebrating sci-fi, anime and fantasy. How stellar! galaxycon.com

Foodie Fridays

We prefer our Friday evenings sun(flower) side up. Grab your friends and fam to wind the week down at Flowers Field with fare from Poblano’s Tacos and Sweet Treats, plus live music. dixpark.org

Taylor Swift Trivia Night

Think you know Miss Swift all too well? Speak now! Test your knowledge while painting an enchanted masterpiece and sippin’ on some wine. wineanddesign.com 

Hockey Players of Color (HPOC) Movement

Break the ice with a diverse community of hockey players, ranging from youth to pros, at this three-day camp promoting improved accessibility of the sport. carolinahockey.org

Counting Crows

Accidentally in love? We’re counting down the days until these San Franciscan rockers venture to the City of Oaks for a jam sesh sure to transport us back to the ’90s. Ready to board the big yellow taxi? redhatamphitheater.com

Disability Pride Parade

Let your pride shine through! Make your way to Downtown Durham to celebrate Disability Pride Month in a sensory-friendly space. newsobserver.com 

Honey Cask Finished Bourbon Batch 5 Release 

This bourbon is the bee’s knees. Preview the first pour of the batch, a collab between Baxter’s Bee’s and Olde Raleigh Distillery, for tastes of a one-of-a-kind “vintage” honey unique to NC. Drink up! olderaleighdistillery.com

Kamasi Washington and Sun Ra Arkestra

Support Black artists at the NCMA’s trifecta performance showcasing a wide range of talent celebrating Afrofuturism. visit.ncartmuseum.org

NC Courage vs. Orlando Pride

Craving kicks and giggles? Score some sick soccer plans to see our fave females face off the Pride. nccourage.com


Hay, there! Take a jaunt over to country music jamboree feat. “expert fiddling, dynamic lead guitar and on-the-money vocals.” May the honky tonkin’ commence! thepourhousemusichall.com

Sunday Meditation & Mimosas

Need some Zen? Indulge in a blissful art meditation, then follow that flow with a mimosa or mocktail. Name a better way to spend your Sunday—we’ll wait. bottlemixx.com

Porron Pool Party II

Porron yourself another drink and kick back with live music, wine cocktails and food from Mala Pata. Good vibes only! theraleighwineshop.com

Michael Daughtry

“Drive all night” with this NC-native singer-songwriter who ventures through jazz, folk and pop. brooksidebodega.com

Sam Smith

We see writing’s on the wall… and it’s telling us to see this breakthrough singer/songwriter slay the night away. Gimme (!). pncarena.com

Malbec & Empanadas

Can we get an empanad-yeah?! Sample wine and have a good time via this educational—and, most importantly—sip-sational class. vitishouse.com

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