21 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, April 13–April 19

Kerwin Claiborne

Thees W@#$ Folks Crazy (!) according to this comedic king whose internet personalities (think: Ms. Mary, Uncle Leroy and Miss Keisha) are coming to our fair city. goodnightscomedy.com

Whiskey or Bourbon?

Knowledge is, well, neat. Belly up for brown spirits explained by awarded whiskey educator Raj Sabharwal, with a tasting of some award-winning tipples to boot. vitishouse.com

Inherit The Wind

Blow on over to the theater for a play based on real life events of the ’20s—think two lawyers going head to head over controversial schoolhouse curriculum. You know what they say… live, laugh, lawsuit! theatreinthepark.com

Aly & AJ: With Love From

Like, whoa! This sister pop rock duo is taking the stage in Raleigh to belt out your fave tunes (“Potential Breakup Song,” anyone?). You’re not livin’ until you’re livin’… @ritzraleigh

Mt. Joy

Here’s a silver lining: Mt. Joy is stopping in the City of Oaks during the band’s 2023 tour to “let loose.” redhatamphitheater.com

4/14, 16
Porgy and Bess

“Summertime and the living is easy…” See this story of a woman scorned and a man in love set in 1930s Charleston. We’re all suckers for a tragic tale of unlikely love! ncopera.org

13th Annual North Carolina ’Cuegrass Festival
Go hog wild for brews, cue and bluegrass at The Pit’s annual fam-friendly fest. cuegrass.com

Chinese Food and Culture Festival 

We’re all a-bao-t sampling a slew of Chinese food. Stroll the streets of Downtown Cary and celebrate the culture and cuisine of East Asia with your taste buds. How rice! facebook.com

Daniel Bernard Roumain and Raleigh Civic Symphony 

All about good vibrations? Join DBR and the Raleigh Civic Symphony for an evening of violin music and contemporary sounds. Bows out! live.arts.ncsu.edu

The Greater Good Bloc Party

Join the cool kids on the bloc for a celebration of 321 Coffee and NC State’s collab feat. yoga, Howling Cow ice cream, live music, and a Mr. and Mrs. Wuf meet-and-greet—and conclude all the excitement with barista Sam and some NC State football players slingin’ espresso shots. Cool beans! 321coffee.com

Ice Cream Social

We all scream for ice cream! Scoop some of Bold Batch Creamery’s frozen sweet stuff to benefit Equality NC—because nothing tastes sweeter than supporting a good cause. @hartwellraleigh

Mural Paint Party

Let’s get this party arted. Celebrate the opening of LaMantia Gallery’s new digs by making your mark on a community mural while enjoy a mix of music and libations. It’s time to express yourself. lamantiagallery.com

Ruston Kelly 

Our weakness? The croons of this singer-songwriter rolling into town this Saturday. lincolntheatre.com

Walk to Defeat ALS Triangle
Lace up your sneaks and take a step in the fight to stamp out ALS. @alsncchapter

Starting 4/15
Cars + Caffeine

Need some fuel for your weekend? Rev your engines for this monthly event feat. a slew of handpicked makes and models of vehicles from around the globe. No reckless driving allowed!  facebook.com

All A-Board Skate Raleigh Fundraiser

Roll on by to support DTR’s upcoming skate park via bids on one-of-a-kind skate decks created by local artists. Let’s roll, Raleigh! skateraleigh.com

Donuts on the Rooftop

Doughnut even worry about it. Roll up to the rooftop to down some sourdough sweet treats complements of Tepuy Donuts—with fun flavors like banana pudding, lemon poppyseed, mocha coffee and more. So sweet! thewillardraleigh.com

Harlem Globetrotters
Bounce over to PNC as the world’s winningest team slam-dunks the Washington Generals via this interactive game day experience, also touting unparalleled athleticism and ball-handling wizardry to boot. Ballin! pncarena.com


For “sleek grooves and bold melodies,” seek out the sounds of this alternate quartet bringing art out of adversity—and ride out the tough times. lincolntheatre.com

The Soul Psychedelique Band (With a Sprinkle of Prince)

Cue the nostalgia. The first of Live After 5’s highly anticipated lineup will be spinnin’ up good sounds that are certainly no hallucination. Play on! downtownraleigh.org

ACC Men’s & Women’s Tennis Championships

Time to get served as ACC teams battle it out on the court for the championship title at Cary Tennis Park. We love to see it! theacc.com

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Angela Brown
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