21 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, Sept. 28– Oct. 4

Five Points Comedy Night

A day without laughter is a day wasted—so get your giggles in at The Rialto with Raleigh’s finest stand-up comics and a drink in hand. There’s nothing cooler than comedy! etix.com

Jonas Brothers

“I just wanna play my music…” The Jo Bros are slated to burn it up at PNC (and quite possibly the year 3000—tbd). Either way, be sure to don your rEd DrEsSeS for the occasion! pncarena.com

La Veladora Anniversary Weekender

Let’s get this party started (!). La Veladora (the cozy mezcal cave/listening room in the back of William & Company) is celebrating its one-year anniversary with 15 DJs, drag artists, a live percussionist, tacos and tamales, and other special treats throughout the weekend. And, naturally, it’s gonna be a vibe. @willcobar

12th Annual Raleigh Blues Festival 

There’s no need to be blue(s). Embrace raw lyrics and guitar-driven accompaniment in the form of musical melodies that tell a tale via myriad talents, including King George, Pokey Bear, Lenny Williams, Lebrado, Theodis Ealey and J-Wonn. martinmariettacenter.com

’70s Night Disco Party

Don your dancing shoes and bell-bottoms because Olde Raleigh Distillery is blowing the dust off its disco ball (!). Shake your groove thang into a night of drinks and disco so you can really become the ~dancing queen~. olderaleighdistillery.com

NC State vs. Louisville

Cardinal red is about to meet Raleigh red in a bloodbath under the lights at Carter-Finley. Go Pack! gopack.com

NC State Football Watch Party

Think and do—game day edition. Belly up to TheMixx and watch the Wolfpack eat bird for dinner with a drink in hand. bottlemixx.com

Intensity Rooftop Summer Sendoff

Go out with a bang this summer via a two-night romp of live music, food, drinks and dancing at Unscripted Durham’s outdoor rooftop. No summertime sadness here! eventbrite.com

Roshambo Autumn Artisan Market

The best part of fall? The cute decorations, of course. Stock up on decor, art, jewelry and accessories made by local artisans while being serenaded by live music at Transfer Co.’s autumn pop-up. facebook.com 

Dram & Draught Second Anniversary

Dram roll please… Dram & Draught’s Durham location is turning two! Turn up at the daylong celebration feat. giveaways, live music and drinks. Cheers! dramanddraught.com

Gov’t Mule

Make like a river and Zen out to instrumental journeys and lyrics loaded with meaning and thoughts about life. May the endless parade march on… boothamphitheatre.com


It’s time to grab your lederhosen and braid your hair for a day of German food, fall brews, live music and the eighth annual wiener dog race (!). Guten tag, indeed. lafayettevillageraleigh.com

Old Dominion

Bad vibes? None found here. This country music crew has nabbed acclaim as ACM Group of the Year and CMA Vocal Group of the Year—making a night spent swaying to their songs and sounds a no-brainer. pncarena.com

Over the Edge

Feeling brave? Special Olympics North Carolina is once again taking its fundraiser to new heights. Watch participants bravely scamper down a Raleigh skyscraper in support of those with intellectual disabilities. sonc.net

Triangle Barkitecture

Put your paws together for furry friends and fundraising in Fenton via this pet design/architecture event benefiting Triangle Beagle Rescue and Friends of Wake County Animal Center. Can we get an oh, howl yeah?! aiatriangle.org

RaleighWRLD Festival

Raleigh, meet WRLD. Live music, food trucks and shopping collide in this all-ages summerfest where makers meet creators via curated events to promote connection and community at Dix Park’s Flowers Field. raleighwrld.com

Triangle Parade of Homes

Swap HGTV inspo for real-life inspo at this free annual self-guided tour of the area’s newest homes on the market—so you can find anything from your next floor plan to decor ideas. And so the parade begins! triangleparade.com

Skate and See 

“They see me rolling…” Witness the transformation of the Conlon Family Skatepark via the unveiling of newly added art and features to take your shred to the next level. And don’t forget to grab bites, brews and merch from a lineup of local vendors after your skate sesh! skateraleigh.com

Wine Dinner with Copper Cane Wines

Ready to wine down? Sample five wine selects from Copper Cane’s portfolio along with a perfectly paired five-course menu prepared by The Willard’s chef Kyle Teears. Sip, sip, hooray! thewillardraleigh.com

Sayer McShane

Sayer what? Belly up for brews at blues at Brookside Bodega’s weekly music series. Rock on! brooksidebodega.com

Russell Howard

“Laughter is the lubricant that makes life livable.” Laugh along with this English comedian and television personality as he brings the funnies to Raleigh via his cheeky and charming wit. carolinatheatre.org

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