21 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, Aug. 25–31

Back to School Drive-Thru

Ensuring that no school-aged gals go back to school without menstrual products and other everyday essentials, the No Woman No Girl Initiative is hosting a back-to-school drive. And that’s on period. nowomannogirl.org 

Cinema in the Square

Sprawl out in Moore Square for a free showing of Shrek under the stars. “What are you doing in my swamp!” downtownraleigh.org

Riggs and Tallulah Cloos

This one will hit all the right notes (get it?). Grab a bev and lounge at Longleaf while jamming out to some “freak folk” on the patio. thelongleafhotel.com

Jon Pardi

Time to get the Pardi started! Join CMA and ACM Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer Jon Pardi for a night of country tunes at Red Hat. redhatamphitheater.com

Nick Colletti

You may know Nick Colletti as Duncan, one of the “bros” in Facebook Watch’s faux-comedy series The Real Bros of Simi Valley, but Colletti’s natural charm and raw talent will be on full display during his show at Goodnights—and that’s pretty “taught” if you ask us. goodnightscomedy.com

8/25, ongoing
Thriving Thursday Fitness Series

This Zumba class at Fenton won’t even feel like a workout, thanks to fun dance themes and aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Um, here for it. fentonnc.com

Willard Wine Dinner: Italy’s Piemonte

Ciao, bella! Enjoy an evening of wining and dining at The Willard via this intimate Italian dinner featuring a four-course meal inspired by Italy’s Piemonte region—and wash it all down with six Italian wines. Sip ya there! thewillardraleigh.com

Better Threads Bash

Sustainable clothing is so fetch—so head to the NC Museum of History for this fashion show featuring stylish and sustainable pieces. ncmuseumofhistory.org

My Chemical Romance

“Three cheers for sweet revenge” … and for My Chemical Romance’s concert at PNC Arena! pncarena.com

Carolina Sandlot Collective

Allow us to pitch an idea for your Saturday. Stop by Lions Park Field for a double-header between the Carrboro Freight Trains and the Raleigh Reapers, and the Durham Dirtbags and Carolina Kudzu. Take me out to the ballgame… carolinasandlotcollective.com

CLTure + Transfer Co. Summer Bazaar

CLTure and Transfer Co.’s Bazaar returns for a summer edition that you won’t want to miss! The entire food hall will be full of local vendors, art, music, food and more—so come ready to party all day long. transfercofoodhall.com

End of Summer Shakedown

Don your dancing shoes and swing the last few weeks of summer away at State of Beer’s shakedown feat. tunes from Oak City Soul. Plus, Raleigh’s favorite sandwich, The Raleighwood, is making its return for one night only (!). Gimme a beat. trophybrewing.com

Gold Star Family Dinner

Show your support of the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our country at this public dinner “celebrating service and honoring sacrifice.” We salute! goldstarfamilydinner.org

Night Nation Run

Music festival meets fun run in this tuneful course at Koka Booth with live DJs, bubble zones, light shows and more—plus an epic afterparty featuring headlining DJs, naturally. Run to the beat! nightnationrun.com


We’re howling with excitement for the 10th annual Packapalooza! Stroll Hillsborough Street and enjoy local vendors and great music—plus a special appearance from NC State student and Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling champ Abby Lampe. Go Pack! packapalooza.ncsu.edu 

“Stay Prayed Up” + The Branchettes

North Carolina gospel group The Branchette’s is taking patrons on a journey of singing and spirituality at Dix Park. Bless up. dixpark.org

DIY Candle Making

Time to lighten up! Stacy Ahua of Usu Company Candle is back by popular demand at Copperline Plant Co. to school attendees on candlemaking. copperlineplants.com

Glow & Flow Game Day

Let it glow and let it flow for an outdoor yoga sesh—followed by outdoor games and a drink from Bowstring (!). Namaste yes, please! thewomenssocialclub.co

Raleigh RV Show

Start your engines. … The Raleigh RV Show—the biggest and best NCRVDA RV show in the state!—is  showcasing all the shiny new RV makes and models at the State Fairgrounds. northcarolinarvda.com

Vegan Mac & Cheese Cookoff

Think you make the best vegan mac ’n cheese in the Triangle? Enter this sixth annual cooking competition to cheese the day. … Or, if eating rather than cooking is more your style, taste and judge your way through the dishes! trianglevegfest.com 

State of Downtown

Stay in the know of what’s impacting and affecting DTR at one of the most-attended networking events of the year. downtownraleigh.org

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