21 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, May 16–22

Comedy for a Cause
Laugh it up while benefiting SAFEchild with the likes of Ashley Preston, Carl Howell Jr., Greg Capra and more at Crafty Beer, Wine and Spirits. We love comedy for a good cause! safechildnc.org

Fashion Fest
Talk about retail therapy at its finest! Find the ultimate fashion, food and shopping experience back again at Smoky Hollow—and presented by Raleigh Is Growing—with a smattering of local vendors, live music, a DJ, VIP perks, and human and pet fashion shows alike. Ready to strut your stuff? @raleighfashionfest 

Rosé in May!
Is pink your signature color? Indulge in handselected rosé samples, amp up your vino knowledge and nosh on apps on Glasshouse Kitchen’s courtyard. Rosé all day, indeed! resy.com

NCSU vs. Wake Forest ⚾
Pack versus Deacs on deck at Doak. gopack.com 

Hey, pumpkins. Get enchanted in Memorial Auditorium with your fave classic fairy tale told with new sets and costumes. Just be home before the clock strikes midnight! carolinaballet.com

Courage vs. Royals ⚽
Royals get kicked to the curb. nccourage.com

Hank Williams Jr. 
Yeehaw! Turns out, “a country boy can survive.” Say howdy to a classic country artist bringin’ some boot-knocking tunes to Walnut Creek. livenation.com

Andrew Stanley
It’s the homeschooled kid to boring office job to stand-up comic pipeline. Share a laugh with this dry witted and observational preacher’s kid who’s delivering a unique (and silly) spin on things. goodnightscomedy.com

Got to Be NC
Homegrown is hot—and the op to bag a smattering of locally made/grown products is sure to keep you feeling rooted at this fan-fave fest. ncstatefair.org 

Forest Bathing
Channel all your senses to manage stress and practice mindfulness surrounded by Mother Earth. Namaste! dixpark.org

Inter-Tribal Pow Wow
Time to dance, sing, and shop in honor of the legacy and culture of Indigenous communities still residing in NC today. Definitely worth a (pow)wow moment! dixpark.org

Jaguar Bolera: The Premiere Prowl
Who let the… cats out? Be the first to experience this “deconstructed Southern grandma on her way to the social club” eatertainment concept prowling into Raleigh Iron Works with duckpin bowling, foosball, darts, karaoke and more—not to mention delish eats and drinks. Grab tix right meow! eventbrite.com 

Paige King Johnson
Celebrate Southern roots with a tailgate-lovin’ country musician who’s found herself at home(s) in the hometowns. ncmuseumofhistory.org

Tiki Fest
Island time—commence! Wolfe & Porter and Cellar Liquor Bar are celebrating their grand opening with an island-inspired party dubbed Tiki Fest. Pull up for special tropical cocktails at both bars, plus a DJ inside and live music from three bands on the new stage in the back patio—NTM food trucks, grass skirts and frozen Jungle Birds. BYO leis for all the more fun in the sun! wolfeandporter.com

The iconic Raleigh arts fest has been popping off since 1980 and doesn’t plan to stop soon. Prepare to be enriched and inspired by the visual and performing arts taking to the streets. artsplosure.org

Gettin’ Piggy With It
Say oink and pig out for good at Trophy Maywood as you nosh on Lawrence Barbecue’s delish ’que—plus fare from other local pitmasters—and sip sensational Trophy brews in support of Frankie Lemmon School. @gettinpiggy_nc

Raleigh School of Burlesque Grand Opening Celebration
Move over, college—there’s a new pinnacle of higher education in town. Study up with a free burlesque show holding promises of glamor and entertainment. Feather boas optional. legends-club.com

Paul Cauthen
Nicknamed “Big Velvet” for his distinguished voice, this flying solo country-with-a-twist artist is bringing a little Texas to The Ritz. livenation.com

Trees of the Prairie Ridge
Branch out! Walk and talk while learning how to identify different types of trees—plus, hear interesting facts and enjoy a stroll through the arboretum. naturalsciences.org

Houseplants 101
Plant yourself in a class focused on helping you grow as a plant parent with tips and tricks from Copperline Plant Co. Unbe-leaf-able, indeed! dixpark.org

Join the wildly popular rapper/singer as he shares his relatable and catchy tracks for a performance guaranteed to not “let you down.” What’s the motto with him, anyway? pncarena.com

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