20 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, June 6–12

Through 6/10
The Soccer Tournament

Cheer on your favorite ballers—think Mia Hamm, Sergio Aguero, and Luis Nanas—as they shoot their shot (!) for the $1 million prize in this winner-take-all tourney at WakeMed Soccer Park. Score! thetournament.com

Brad Williams

Walking proof that anyone can overcome their shortcomings, this sensational sillyman is sure to leave you in stitches. martinmariettacenter.com

6/6, weekly 
Midtown Beach Music Series

BYO chill vibes and leis—and beach chair or towel—to soak up the sun and tunes out on the Midtown Park lawn. We’re on coastal time! visitnorthhills.com

Early Birds 

Ready to rave(n)? Grab your binoculars and camera and make for the great outdoors for a self-guided birding and exploring sesh. Let’s fly! naturalsciences.org

First Friday

TGIF! Kick off the weekend by heading to DTR for evening and late-night exhibits, artist talks, live music, vendor markets, food and drink specials, and more. Translation: It’s worth staying up past your bedtime. downtownraleigh.org

Kane Brown

There’s something in the air. … ~Get closer~ to this country crooner who first amassed a following on social media—it’s sure to be “one thing right.” pncarena.com

Niall Horan

Prepare to be sent to “heaven” as one-fifth of the former One Direction crew croons on the Walnut Creek stage during his The Show tour stop in Raleigh. livenation.com

Rhett & Link

The ultimate dynamic duo, these bodacious Buies Creek-bred besties rose to acclaim for simply being chaotic and sampling snacks online—and now they’re bringing your fave segments, games, music and more to the stage. May the mythical mayhem begin! martinmariettacenter.com

Umar Khan

“Let’s talk about it” with a Baltimore-based comic who’s been hitting clubs, colleges and theaters nationwide for over a decade. goodnightscomedy.com

Kinky Boots 

These boots were made for saving the family business! Follow protagonist Charlie Price as he embarks upon a journey to revive his dad’s struggling shoe biz. Ready for some sole searching? raleighlittletheatre.org

World Refugee Day

Show your support for our newest residents by showing up to Moore Square to recognize  and integrate those who have been forced to flee their homes. raleighnc.gov 

Breaking Loose Together

Whether you love history, whiskey or both, raise a glass to the anniversary of the famed Battle of Alamance with drinks, hors d’oeuvres and live music. cooksmillwhiskey.com

Bubbles & Brisket

If you like beef cuts and you cannot lie, you’re gonna wanna head to Smoky Hollow for a smokeshow of a Saturday—with a side of bubbles, natch. Think 10 pitmasters, chefs and a bevy of sparking bottles—NTM games, desserts and ’90s hip-hop, because duh. ncfbpodcast.com

Steep Canyon Rangers

Feel the blues with this Asheville-based group of strummers and Billboard chart-toppers keeping sunny days coming and honey on their tongues (iykyk) at Koka Booth. ncsymphony.org

#WyeTurns5 Anniversary Party

They grow up so fast! Celebrate the brewery/eatery’s fifth year with an anniversary beer release, live music, local vendors and the resurrection of the iconic Gov’t Cheeseburger. Cheers to many more! @wyehill 

Pay-What-You-Can Food Truck Rodeo

Even if it’s your first rodeo, A Place at the Table’s pay-what-you-can foodie extravaganza will have you coming back for more. tableraleigh.org

USA Baseball 17U National Team Championships

Hey, batter, batter, swing! Catch (!) the country’s best youth baseballers as they vye for the national title. usabaseball.com

Mudcats vs. Nationals

Cats crush Nationals in the mud (sorry not sorry). milb.com

Cooper Charitable Foundation Fundraiser

Cheers to housing for all! The newly launched housing stability grant nonprofit is hosting its first fundraiser at Melrose Knitting Mill feat. bevs and bites from Mulino—so you can sip and snack for a good cause. cooperfoundation.com 

Justin Timberlake

Baby J is bringing sexy back for real via his Forget Tomorrow World Tour—and he promises to be ~everything we thought he was.~ pncarena.com

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