22 Things to Do in Raleigh—and Beyond—This Week, March 17–23

From live music to arts and theatre performances to food & bev events, there’s plenty of fun things to do in Raleigh this week!

Through 3/20
Art in Bloom

Talk about seeds of change. See ya, winter… and hello, spring! Bloom up some fun at this longtime Raleigh tradition, as the perennial five-day fest returns feteing floral designers via ’Grammable gigantic floral installations interpreting museum works. ncartmuseum.org

Dan Tyminski Band – PineCone

The Dan Tyminiski Band is celebrating an EP dedicated to bluegrass guitarist Tony Rice’s legacy and its upcoming full-length bluegrass album through a 2022 tour with a stop at Duke Energy Center. dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

Music Bingo

Think you know your jams? Compete in a friendly four rounds of music bingo at Falls Village Wine and Beer for the chance to win a $10 gift card. fallsvillagewineandbeer.com

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Turnout is fair plié with Carolina Ballet’s March program, consisting of two solos and two pas de deux, danced by company members and guest artists from the New York City Ballet—as well as  Weiss’ choreography to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. carolinaballet.com

The Best of Broadway

Phantom of the Opera, Little Shop of Horrors and Chicago—oh, my! Join the North Carolina Symphony for an exciting night featuring the best of Broadway. ncsymphony.org

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

“Finders keepers, losers weepers…” Raleigh Little Theatre is throwing it back to kindergarten through this adaptation of the book ​​series by Barbara Park teaching the valuable lessons of right and wrong—and the power of friendship. raleighlittletheatre.org

Small Mouth Sounds

Need a drink? Honest Pint Theatre is serving up theater for thirsty minds through its regional premiere of Small Mouth Sounds that’ll leave you “moved, refreshed and even enlightened,” per The New York Times. honestpinttheatre.org


Oktoberfest came early at Clouds Brewing! Don your lederhosen and dirndls and enjoy traditional German music from The Little German Band & Dancers, pretzels and brats, anniversary beer, and more. cloudsbrewing.com

NC Opera Gala

Aren’t ya galad to see it? Join NC Opera for its annual silent auction and fanciful night of dinner, dancing and dressup–black tie optional. ncopera.org

Raleigh Roasts

A brew-tiful day is in store at the Friends of the City of Raleigh Museum’s annual Raleigh Roasts event, where you’ll be able to taste a plethora of different coffees and pastries from local vendors. raleighnc.gov

Winter Jam 2022

Get ready to jam out to headliners Skillet and Tauren Well—plus a solid lineup of acts—at Christian music’s biggest multiartist tour. pncarena.com

Playthrough Gaming Convention

Put your game face on and head to the Raleigh Convention Center for NC’s largest gaming convention, complete with an expo area; cosplay contest; free-to-play arcade games, board games and virtual reality; panels; tournaments; and so much more. playthroughgc.com

Trolls Live!

Get ready for a hair-raising adventure! Poppy, Branch and all of their Trolls friends come to life onstage through epic music, glitter, humor and happiness. trollslive.com


Immerse yourself in the art of Clarence Heyward, an NC Central graduate who lives and works in Raleigh and is “challenging stereotypes and myths through the lens of the Black American male experience.” camraleigh.org

Cozy Candlelit Sound Bath

DYK that sound travels over 4 times faster in water than air? Ease your mind and body via this relaxing workshop/acoustic journey incorporating tuning forks, tingshas and crystal bowls with a guided meditation by vibrational medicine practitioner Melissa Hall into and out of the session. doseyogaraleigh.com

Vintage Rug Pop Up

“The rug really tied the room together…” Come out to Heights House to shop from a curated collection of one-of-a-kind Persian rugs from local woman-owned business Zartiques. heightshousenc.com

Hurricanes vs. Lightning

Y’all may be “the thunder,” but we’re about to rock you like a hurricane (had to). nhl.com

Sola Turns 10 Birthday Week!

You best #Believe Sola Coffee Cafe is pulling out all the stops for its 10th birthday—with a weeklong celebration featuring Sola’s birthday doughnuts on Monday, a fundraiser on Saturday with Roc Solid Foundation, and lots of other fun things. Happy Birthday to you… solacoffee.com

Soldiers in Song

“Land of the free, home of the brave…” North Carolina Master Chorale’s Symphonic Choir is joined by the United States Army Chorus in Meymandi Concert Hall for a patriotic performance at DECPA. dukeenergycenterraleigh.com


Time to get “all mixed up” as 311 rocks out The Ritz. livenation.com

Jack Daniel Distillery Dinner

Be as smooth as Tennessee Whiskey via STIR and Jack Daniel Distillery’s collab featuring a five-course dinner paired with one-of-a-kind whiskies. stirraleigh.com

Bull City Summit

Music. Art. Science. Technology… You can have it all through the inaugural Bull City Summit, bringing together leading and breakthrough creatives, musicians, technologists, scientists, researchers, artisans and entrepreneurs. bullcitysummit.com

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