24 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, Aug. 24–Aug. 30

Through 9/17

“What is this feeling, so sudden and new?” … Catch the ever-popular musical spotlighting the witches of Wizard of Oz as it blows through the Triangle this month. How bewitching!  dpacnc.com

Taverna Agora 20th Anniversary Party

It’s all Greek to us! Party on the rooftop with olive your fave Taverna classics, live bouzouki music and belly dancing(!). Opa!  tavernaagora.com 

Women N Children First and Mostley Crue

Dig up your leather jackets, grab your hairspray and jump into a this ’80s throwback night feat. Van Halen and Motley Crue tribute bands. You’ll feel “too young” again—guaranteed. lincolntheatre.com

The One Eighties Album Release Party

Ring in MinefieldsThe One Eighties’ newest album—with a live performance from the Cary-based band at Kings. It’s sure to be a blast! etix.com

Kings Anniversary Cover-Up Part 2

The genre of interest for the second part of Kings’ Anniversary Cover up might be “hard to explain,” but nevertheless, join the likes of The Strokes, Daft Punk, Rage Against the Machine and Toro Y Moi cover-up bands for a bundle of bops and “ordinary pleasure.” kingsraleigh.com  

3 Doors Down

What’s your kryptonite? … Because ours might be these Mississippi natives’ musical creations. Let’s jam! redhatamphitheater.com

Drag Brunch

Watch your fave queens slay the runway with a mimosa in hand—plus nosh on delectable brunch ops to boot—while DJ Gay Agenda spins up the tunes. Vibes? On fleek. @youngheartsdistilling

Industry Night

Delicious food and drinks under $10? Yes, please! Join Crawford and Son in celebrating hospitality workers with food, bevs and tunes. Cheers! @crawfordnson

Inter-Tribal Pow Wow

Celebrate the legacy and culture of indigenous communities residing in NC with music, an array of vendors, competition dancing and more. Pow wow, indeed! dixpark.org

In the Heights Outdoor Movie Showing

The time has come. Gather ’round the Theater in the Museum Park to watch—and sing along to—this Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jon M. Chu musical all about the hopes and dreams of a tight-knit Washington Heights, New York, community. ncartmuseum.org

NC Vintage Bazaar

Take a cue from Macklemore and pop some tags at NC’s largest vintage clothing market feat. over 130 vintage clothing vendors. So chic! ncvintagebazaar.com


“We’re the red and white from State!” Party with the Pack at NC State’s annual daylong street fest/block party feat. live music, activities, entertainment, delish fare and hundreds of vendor booths. A packed day of fun for sure. packapalooza.ncsu.edu

The Sinatra Experience

Like it classy? Take it back to the good ole days via Dave Halston’s epic Frank Sinatra tribute feat. music, laughs and a slew of Sinatra’s fan fave songs. It’s been a long, long time, indeed. martinmariettacenter.com

Sultry Summer Night

Vibe in the sultry ambiance at The Artist Lounge with music by DJ SxS and Future Residents, tapas served throughout the evening, and a saltwater pool paradise. Summertime sadness? Don’t know her. eventbrite.com

Surfer Day

Shaka brah! Get stoked to celebrate Trophy Brewing’s Cloud Surfer IPA and taste the new variant, Summer Surfer Peach IPA. Just smile and wave, boys…  @trophymaywood

Old North State Antique Gun and Military Antiques Show

Calling all history buffs! Sift through an array of antique guns, U.S. and foreign military arms, Civil War collectibles, and more. … Oh, shoot! thecarolinatrader.com

The Secret Garden Soiree Festival
The ultimate R&B experience returns to Fred Fletcher Park to drop OG and new R&B bangers from local DJs and live bands, also feat. food trucks, local vendors, backyard games, and a Champagne wall (!)—and a national recording artist TBA. @thesecretgardensoiree

Amedeo’s 60th Anniversary

Amazing Italian fare 🤝 Wolfpack nation. … Now celebrating 60 years as a Raleigh institution, Amedeo’s Italian Restaurant is dubbing Aug. 27 as Amedeo’s Day. The resto is slated to celebrate the occasion with $5 lasagna all day, plus appearances from dignitaries from the City of Raleigh, members of the DeAngelis family and other notable guests in attendance from 5 to 8pm. Pasta la vista, baby! amedeosrestaurant.com

Erika Council’s Biscuit Tasting

Rise up with Erika Council for the release of her new cookbook, Still We Rise: A Love Letter to the Southern Biscuit With Over 70 Sweet and Savory Recipes. Sink your teeth into the aforementioned sweet and savory biscuits straight from the cookbook and listen in on a convo with James Beard Awarded chef Bill Smith. Delish! fearrington.com

NC Courage vs. Chicago Red Stars
Come kick it at WakeMed Soccer Park to see the Courage, ahem, kick the Red Stars to a galaxy far, far away. nccourage.com

Rooftop Jazz Brunch 
Ya like jazz? Belly up to The Willard for a three-course prix fixe brunch (mimosas! dessert shooters! mini tarts!) and a marvelous musical ambiance provided by pianist Jonathan Markow and his trio. “Suga, how you get so high?” thewillardraleigh.com 

Rush Hour RTP Ribbon Cutting
Swap Rainbow Road for a night of high-speed kart racing, ax throwing and virtual reality games, with all proceeds going to BackPack Buddies of Garner and Big Brothers/Sisters of Morrisville. Ready, set, race! rushhourkarting.com

Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper
Let’s hit the road. Rock out with your fave ’80s glam metal stars—and catch Cooper’s new single “White Line Frankenstein.” School’s out for the summer, indeed! concerts.livenation.com

Summer Sangrias & Paella Fest 
Summer ain’t over yet! Celebrate the season on the patio with Peck & Plume via an alfresco evening of live music, food and tastings of three signature sangrias (!). Cheers! eventbrite.com

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