23 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week

Through 2/12
Artspace Winter Exhibits

Calling all culture vultures! View works from Taiwanese-American artist Jan-Ru Wan, quilts by artist Regina Jestrow, and biomorphic sculptures by artist Allan Rosenbaum via this DTR art center’s winter exhibits. artspacenc.org

Through 2/12

“Oh, baby, I got a show to do!” Go behind the scenes of the competitive entertainment industry and get inspired by a girl group who redefine the phenomenal dream during this award-winning NC Theatre rendition. dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

Through 2/12
Mlima’s Tale

“There’s a ghost on the Ivory Highway.” … Grab a seat for this chilling drama—just don’t ignore the ghost of the elephant in the room. burningcoal.org

Nick Swardson

Just go with it and catch one of Adam Sandler’s main buds at the Carolina Theatre during his 6th stand-up special. carolinatheatre.org

Young Dubliners

Channel the luck of the Irish via this Irish-American rock band. Let’s sham-rock ’n’ roll! thepourhousemusichall.com

Rachel Feinstein

“Only whores wear purple.” (IYKYK) … So choose your outfit carefully for Feinstein’s stand-up shows at Goodnights. It’s sure to be a trainwreck you’re gonna wanna witness (!). goodnightscomedy.com

Tim Dillon

Named one of the top 10 comics you need to know by Rolling Stone, this comedian, actor, writer and podcaster is a must-see. improv.com

Rouge: A Cirque & Dance Cabaret

Expect the unexpected at this cabaret-style performance feat. circus artists and dancers performing a range of breakdancing, hand-balancing, aerial silks and contemporary dance—plus some additional surprises. dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

Revolution: The Music of The Beatles

It’s time to “Come Together” (had to) for a symphonic experience of restored orchestrations from The Beatles’ OG sessions at Abbey Road. We want a ticket… to ride (!). ncsymphony.org

Canes v. Rangers

We will rock the Rangers like a Hurricane. pncarena.com

Cocktails & Cuisine Class: Te Amo Tequila

“When I taste tequila, baby I—” wanna be on this Raleigh rooftop for a Valentine’s Day cocktail class (!). Ready to sip to your heart’s content? thewillardraleigh.com

Craften Knightdale’s Anniversary Party

Treat your taste buds via tastings from Craften’s four (!) kitchens—and cheers to one year of the food hall’s Knightdale locale with a celebratory Champagne toast. craftenfood.com

Galentine’s Day Dose Down Event

Yoga and margarita mocktails? Om, yes please! Dose down and melt away stress with a Zen sesh and sips to follow. Namaste, indeed! doseyogaraleigh.com

Galentine’s Day Party

Grab your girls and get ready to jam—and drink—the early afternoon away at any of Dram’s locations. … Who needs men when you have cocktails and gal pals?! dramanddraught.com

IMPACT Series III: Valentine’s Concert 

Pull on those heart strings (literally) via this inclusive experience feat. classical and popular selections performed by NC Chamber Music Institute student ensembles. nccmi.org

Mindful Museum: Art and Self Care Workshop

Art 🤝 self care. Join the NCMA for art projects, journaling and discussion for some creative exploration. ncartmuseum.org

Mordecai Community Cleanup

Roll your sleeves up, Raleigh… Whether you’re a resident of Historic Mordecai, come show up for the community and help contribute to a neighborhood cleanup. Here’s to a litter-free city! @raleighcleanup

Super Bowl Sunday

Hey, football fans! Need some inspo on how to spend game day this year? We rec bellying up to one of our Best Game Day Bars. Sounds pretty super, right?! nfl.com

Valentine’s Day Sip and Shop

Show some love to small businesses this Sunday as you stroll, sniff and snack on florals, chocolates, candles, fragrances and more for your loved ones or yourself (hey, no judgement). Ah, for the love of shopping! heightshousenc.com

Sadeqa Johnson

This award-winning author is stopping into Quail Ridge Books to chat up her new book, The House of Eve (on sale Feb. 7), which is set in 1950s Philadelphia and follows the story of two young females navigating through life. quailridgebooks.com

Sheila Casalett

Come vibe at the Bodega to the cozy acoustic sounds of this local musician. brooksidebodega.com

Valentine’s Day Painting Class

Champagne and creativity? Sign us up! Make some friends, sip some Champagne, taste some chocolate and paint a pretty picture this V Day. Sounds like a date! cityofraleighmuseum.org

Valentine’s Special: Van Gogh with Live Music

Feel—er, hear—the love via this Valentine’s Day Van Gogh musical program perf for a date night. “If music be the food of love, play on…” vangoghexpo.com

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