21 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, March 30–April 5

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Through 4/9
LuminoCity Festival

Alice in Wonderland meets immersive light show via this lit fest at Pullen Park featuring a motion dino world, famous cherry blossom experience and fun for the whole family. How T rex-cellent. luminocityfestival.com

3/30
Angel’s Envy Bourbon Cocktail Class

Calling all bourbon drinkers! Head to The Willard for an Angel’s Envy bourbon tasting and cocktail/food pairing event that really rocks. Cheers! thewillardraleigh.com

3/30
Better Days Music Series

Better days, found. Sing, sway and dance the night away via live music from “the musical embodiment of the optimistic spirit” J Candeed—plus crackerjack musicians Jake Potter and special guest Clay Conner. Time to tune in! facebook.com

3/30
Nate Bargatze 

So you think you’re funny? Come see “The Tennessee Kid” perform for some good ’ol clean-cut comedy during his Be Funny Tour. pncarena.com

3/30
Wine Tasting at 10th & Terrace

It’s wine o-clock somewhere! Join Patrick Greene of Johnson Brothers Mutual in tasting three wine selects from Italy, California and Australia—paired with delish dishes from the kitchen. Sip, sip, hooray! events.residenceinnraleighdowntown.com

3/30–4/2
Tracy Morgan

“Your boo’s are not scaring me. I know most of you are not ghosts.” 30 Rock’s leading funnyman (also of The Last OG and Coming 2 America fame) is bringing four nights of funnies. improv.com

3/31 
Cookie Decorating Workshop

Celebrate spring with your sweet tooth via a creative cookie decorating workshop teaching bakers to create beautiful shades of royal icing and practice a slew of other techniques. Happy baking! youarejoyworthy.com

3/31
Women of Impact Fundraising Dinner

“Let’s go girls…” Nab a spot at Vidrio for a philanthropic evening in partnership with Women of Impact and the American Heart Association as you mingle, participate in a silent auction, and end the night with a marvelous multicourse dinner. resy.com

3/31—4/2
NC State v. Louisville (Baseball)

Can we get three cheers for the home team… and for baseball season coming back and better than ever? Grab your tix and don your NC State apparel to see the Pack send the Cardinals flyin’. Catch ya there?!  gopack.com

4/1
Carnival of the Animals

It’s time to acknowledge the elephant in the room… and all the other creatures of the animal kingdom too. Check out life-size puppets of creatures of the wild parading that stage to symphony music at this out-of-this-world performance. Sea you there?! ncsymphony.org

4/1
Cary Tacos ’N Taps
What doesn’t tequila makes you stronger. Nacho average food & drink fest, this spec-taco-lar fiesta feats 30-some different local tacos (plus other Mexican favorites); 60+ craft beers, mezcals, margs and tequilas, merch, hot sauces; mariachi bands; and more. Taco ’bout a good time! cary.tacosntaps.com

4/1
Cinderella
If the shoe fits, wear it to see this classic fairy tale ensemble by the Carolina Youth Ballet. Just be sure to make it home before midnight! martinmariettacenter.com

4/1 
The Power of Women in Country Music Finale Concert

May the power of women in country music play on… literally. NC Museum of History’s jammin’ exhibit is closing the curtain with a final concert feat. Alice Gerrard, Kay Justice, and Ginny Hawker with Eliza Meyer. ncmuseumofhistory.org

4/1, Saturdays
Winter Farmers Market

Make your way to this mini produce market for produce, seafood, baked goods and more. How un-beet-able. visitnorthhills.com

4/1–2
Dreamville Festival

It was all a dream… come true (!). J. Cole’s annual outdoor weekend music celebration is back at Dorothea Dix Park for its third year, with a cast of incredible performances (Usher! Drake!!)—plus local artisans, muralists, merchants and community organizations. Don’t sleep on it!  dreamvillefest.com

4/1–2
The Great Raleigh Yard Sale

Oh, sale yeah! For your spring cleaning cleanout, purge your random stuff at this communal “yard sale.” And you never know what you might find either… theraleighmarket.com

4/3
Yoga in the Park

Have any flex time in your schedule? Squeeze in a yoga sesh at Dix Park! Namaste. dixpark.org

4/4
Canes vs. Senators

The Canes are slated to shred the ice—and the competition. pncarena.com

4/4
Lifelong Adventure: Black River Paddle

Have an appetite for adventure? Head to NCMNS and join this 11-mile paddle adventure through Black River and the largest concentration of ancient bald cypress trees in the world. naturalsciences.org

4/5
Mindful Museum: Outdoor Yoga
Channel your inner Zen in the great outdoors set against the North Courtyard’s lotus pond. Just BYO yoga mat. Om, yes please! ncartmuseum.org

4/5—23
Jersey Boys

Can’t take my eyes off of you”—or the fab music, storytelling and songs of four blue-collar kids working their way up from the streets of New Jersey. theatreraleigh.com



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