23 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, Nov. 2–8

Through 11/11
Triangle Vegan Restaurant Week

If you’re powered by plants, here’s some hap-pea news. Find fab inventive (and delish!) vegan fare at a variety of participating restos and sup spots during Triangle Vegan Restaurant Week. Let’s veg out! triangleveganrestaurantweek.com 

Through Nov. 30
Pop-Up Pickleball

Quick dinkin’ around and head to City Plaza’s pop-up pickleball court, available on a first-come, first-served basis. It’s a pretty big dill (!). downtownraleigh.org


Solemnly swear you are up to no good? Kick up your broomsticks for an evening of magical fun at this 21+ wizarding world palooza. … Yer a wizard, Harry! marbleskidsmuseum.org

Lil Uzi Vert

Uzi! Sauce it up and cross the pink tape to see this rapper/singer belt out his top hits in the City of Oaks. pncarena.com

Raleigh Denim x Herons Ment’or Fundraiser

Food and fashion collide at this exclusive fundraising event benefiting Ment’or, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting and inspiring young culinary talent via grants and internships. Taste your way through an exquisite five-course menu by the Herons culinary team paired with wines from renowned Sonoma County winemaker Pax Mahle for an evening that appeals to both the eyes and taste buds. theumstead.com 

All Mozart 

Ladies and gentlemen, this is Symphony No. 34. Compose yourself via three mesmerizing compositions by the most influential symphonist of the classical period. ncsymphony.org

Jesus Trejo

Known for his role of Mr. Trujillo on the Netflix series Mr. Iglesias and his LA taco review webcast, this up-and-coming comedian is poised to bring the hoots and hollers by winging it onstage. improv.com 

Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

Ahoy, mateys! Set sail with the Paw Patrol crew for a pirate-themed adventure to discover a secret treasure map. All paws on deck! raleighconvention.com

Crawford and Son 7th Anniversary

Put your hands together for seven years at one of your fave Person Street neighborhood restaurants! To celebrate, dig into beloved dishes on the menu (think apple soup and rabbit pot pie). And be sure to arrive on an empty stomach! crawfordandsonrestaurant.com

Dawn Landes

If you’ve watched The Good Wife, Gossip Girl or House, you’ve probably heard this singer-songwriter’s diverse range of tunes. Now hear them live—from pop to Americana—as part of the NC History Museum’s nine-concert Tar Heel Troubadours series. ncmuseumofhistory.org

Drag & Design

Get your buzz—and creativity—on with Satine Allure. Create your own masterpiece with step-by-step instructions while being serenaded by the queen herself. BYOB! wineanddesign.com 

Fall Arts Fair

The holidays are upon us… and these artists and printmakers have your gift list covered. Come for the art, books, jewelry and pottery—and stay for hands-on activities and demonstrations. Let’s pARTy! raleighnc.gov

Incendiary Brewing’s Grand Opening

We’re beer for a good time! Groove to tunes by DJ Gummy, nosh on fare from Vic’s Pizzeria, and stick around for live music to close out the night while sipping on a multitude of beer and cocktail ops (!). Furry friends welcome! @incendiaryraleigh

NC State vs. Miami 

Pack faces the Hurricanes at Carter-Finley. #cardiacpack gopack.com

NC State Football Watch Party 

Watch the Wolfpack storm chase the Miami Hurricanes at TheMixx’s football watch party. bottlemixx.com

Annual Train Show & Sale

Next stop: the fairgrounds for some rail inspo. Get your weekend on track via this show (and sale!) of model railroad items. ncstatefair.org 

Family Campout

S’mores + stars = some very happy campers. Tote your tent and the fam to Haven Farm for catered food by Brookside Bodega, live music, and camp-inspired activities and snacks. The s’more, the merrier! brooksidebodega.com

NC Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival

Oh, my gourd! Grab a PSL and head to this 81st annual fall fest to see artisans and crafters from across the country wow with gourds and gourd crafts for sale, demos, and workshops. It’s go big or ~gourd~ home! ncstatefair.org 

The Raleigh Market

Shop old and new treasures alike (think vibrant antiques and local handcrafted goods)—all once again up for grabs this weekend at the fairgrounds. theraleighmarket.com

Sip & Paint 

Dram up some fun and brush up on your artistic talents at Dram & Draught’s Cary locale for art and refreshments while you paint with Amanda Wilson Art. It’s gonna be simply sip-sational! ! dramanddraught.com

The Funkraiser

Funk up your Sunday and join NCSU/NFL football standouts Torry and Terrence Holt and their Holt Brothers Foundation for a funkraising good time with this second-annual feel-good fest feat. live music, a silent auction and more. holtbrothersfoundation.org

The Front Bottoms 

The New Jersey-founded rock band is “not joking” when they say they’re gonna bring down the house at The Ritz. livenation.com

Connect + Create: Leaf Art

You won’t be-leaf the creations that can be made with leaves as the main material. Experiment with different colors, textures and shapes for an art project you’ll no doubt fall in love with. dixpark.org 

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