24 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, April 18–24

The Rock Orchestra 
Sounds and surrounds stay lit as a 14-person musical group displays the music of well-known rock bands with “effortlessly enchanting melodies alongside powerful walls of distortion” in the candlelight. martinmariettacenter.com

Raise your glass to the TLC community at The Angus Barn—and enjoy a three-course supper as you bid on live and silent auctions and listen to inspiring stories. nctlc.org

NCSU vs. UNC ⚾️
See the Tar Heels strike out at Doak Field. gopack.com

Who doesn’t want to be a kid again? Good news: Now’s your chance! Perfect the science of partying via a couple rounds of laser tag, drinks and pizza for a perfect night of nostalgia. marbleskidsmuseum.org

Dueling Dinosaurs Gala
Rawr! Get ready to time travel—and get a first glimpse—of the Dueling Dinosaurs exhibit that’s been “67 million years in the making.” How T-rex-cellent! naturalsciences.org

Dustin Lynch
Stay country—and say RIP to the cowboys—with this well-known country singer/songwriter. 

Earth Day 
Planet—er, plant it—at Dix Park as the community grows toward preserving and loving where we live. raleighnc.gov

Griot’s Garage 
Vroom, vroom. Pop the hood at the Goodguys’ 9th NC Nationals and ride over to see ~1,500 hot rods, trucks and other classic rides from 1999 and earlier—and don’t miss the demolition derby! ncstatefair.org

Village District 75th
It’s the diamond anny! Celebrate 75 years of the Village District with live music, beer and bites, pop-up shops, and tons of activities for the little ones. Here’s to 75 more! shopvillagedistrict.com

Fireside Collective
Fall back to your roots! Don’t miss a bluegrass celebration for the books feat. a boot-stompin’ lineup of nine NC artists. Buy a beer and some merch for the (country) road. ncmuseumofhistory.org

Fostering Footsteps
Lace up and race on to the finish of this North Scott campus 5K in support of Wake Tech Foundation’s Fostering Bright Futures program. fosteringfootsteps.com

Homegrown Music Festival
Dash to the theater for a lineup of bands bringing good music and good vibes. Play on! 

Ross and Rocky Lynch
Get behind the wheel and rock out at The Ritz with a duo of brothers ready to accelerate. 

The Sai Sei Launch Party & Pop-Up Market 
Upcycling meets design via the debut of Sai Sei, a fresh-on-the-scene fashion brand flaunting one-of-a-kind flair sure to shake up the local landscape. Show up and show out for curated cocktails, an exclusive pop-up market showcasing a slew of local vendors and a chat with the designer. crankarmbrewing.com

Walk ALS Triangle
Lace up your sneaks for a DTR stroll to take a step in the fight to stamp out ALS. alsnc.org

The Girl of the Golden West
Calling all gold diggers! Saddle up and venture into the wild west via a gold rush-era show at Meymandi centering around a saloon bringing gold seekers together despite their differences—until a new character rides into town. ncopera.org

Mariah the Scientist
Forget R&R—it’s R&B time! Join this platinum artist at The Ritz for jives and vibes as the To Be Eaten Alive Tour takes Raleigh by storm. Here’s hoping she plays “From a Woman.” concerts.livenation.com

Silence & Light 

Rock out for good at the Rialto benefiting Military Missions In Action. Let’s make some music! etix.com

Soul Care Sunday 
Take a self-care day with a self-love sound bath. BYO journals, essential oils and eye masks—yoga mats, cushions, blankets and good vibes provided. currentwellnessraleigh.com

Cookie Decorating Class
Spring into the spirit with Darlin’ Designs Baking Co. by decking out six colorful cookies. Enjoy an included glass of wine and listen for tips on how to achieve love at first bite. peckandplume.com 

The Cocktail Series
Hit ’em with your best shot at shaking up a spin on the The Manhattan cocktail. Cheers! 

Rabbit Hole Whiskey Tasting
Get whisked away by great food and even greater bourbon, comin’ to you hot in four perfect pairs. The Merchant’s culinary team supplies four elevated courses as you’re guided through a deluxe tasting experience. Ready to head down the rabbit hole? exploretock.com 

Spring Full Moon Walk
Consider yourself a lunar-tic? Then take a guided moonlit stroll around the NCMA park for a tree-moon-dous time. ncartmuseum.org

Gatsby’s Prohibition Party
Ready for a ~roaring~ time? Transport yourself to a different set of 20s and meet F. Scott Fitzgerald’s characters in the flesh (wink, wink). You don’t have to be old to sport your best old-fashioned attire. Let’s get flapping! theatreraleigh.com

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