24 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, March 24–30

From wine tastings and dinners to comedy shows and theater performances, there’s lots of fun things to do in Raleigh this week!

Bourbon Dinner

Got an award-winning spirit? So does Lonerider. Collide your psyche with bourbon (paired with a four-course meal) at Lonerider Five Points and you’ve got a party! loneriderbeer.com

Diversity + Inclusion in Tech Summit

The North Carolina Technology Association (NC TECH)’s annual summit explores various ways to help make diversity, equity and inclusion part of the technology culture—within both our organizations and communities. And the proof is in the pudding. Keynote presentations and breakout sessions will showcase how companies have succeeded when diverse perspectives and experiences are respected, valued and empowered. nctech.org 

Pancakes & Booze Art Show

What could be better than free all-you-can-eat pancakes? How about free pancakes, a local art show, live music performances and free body painting?! So, yeah, Lincoln Theatre’s annual underground pop-up art show is sure to be pretty sweet.  lincolntheatre.com

Taylor Swift Night

“Shake it off” and head to Tin Roof for a Taylor Swift-inspired dance party. tinroofraleigh.com

Willard Wine Tasting

Ciao bella! The Willard beverage manager Conrad Most is taking attendees on a taste tour of three Italian wines—plus cheese and charcuterie, natch—with the Raleigh skyline serving as the backdrop. It’s no Tuscany, but it’ll do… thewillardraleigh.com

Damon Wayans

“Remember, safety last!” … In Living Color legend Damon Wayans (hey, Homey the Clown & Handyman!) brings the laughs to Raleigh for three nights at Improv. improv.com

Legally Blonde The Musical

Bend and snap! Wake Forest High School Theatre Arts is putting on a production of Legally Blonde: The Musical, to follow the story of the Elle Woods we all know and love. wcpss.net/wakeforesths 

Lúnasa – PineCone

Extend your Paddy’s Day luck with a special PineCone concert featuring Irish band Lúnasa. Named after an ancient Celtic harvest festival, the band was formed in 1997 from members of some of the greatest Irish pop groups. Irish to see you there. dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

The Dresser

Shining the spotlight on the dresser is this heartwarmer—“putting on” a show, if you will—based on the author’s personal experience as dresser to the great actor Sir Donald Wofit, set backstage at an English theatre during WWII. theatreinthepark.com

Breaking the Rules: A Minor Spatial Inconvenience

Artist and Duke University student Lily Frame is fighting for change through her art, and you can see her art activism first hand at Duke’s Power Plant Gallery. powerplantgallery.duke.edu

CLTure + Transfer Co. Spring Bazaar

Prepare for a night of culture, shopping, art, music, food and more! Just in time for spring, Transfer Co. and CLTure are collabing to support local NC musicians and businesses. Shop on! transfercofoodhall.com; clture.org

Holt Brothers Foundation Flag Football Tourney

Talk with your pads, play with your heart. Bring your A game to the Holt Brothers Foundation’s flag football tournament. holtbrothersfoundation.org

King Akira and Friends

King Akira (and friends!) are bringing the vibes to Longleaf Hotel via a huge party with Good Times Assurance Co. and Danger Club Records. Locals Seafood and Longleaf Swine will be slinging some snacks while artists like Les the Genius, Yanis and OG Spliff provide the tunes. thelongleafhotel.com

St. Paddy’s 4 Miler

Pound the pavement in your best kilt during the nOg Run Club’s 14th annual 4 miler—followed by an after party chock full of good music and great times. And pints, natch. nogrunclub.com

Rodney Carrington

Quadruple-threat comedian, actor, singer and writer Rodney Carrington pulls out all the stops for his Let Me In tour in which his witty and mature comedy is shared through music, standup, writing and acting. ticketmaster.com

Spring Health Fling

Has it been just a little bit too long since you went to the doctor’s office? Check yourself at the LGBT Center of Raleigh’s Spring Health Fling, which will feature community health resources and info, HIV/STI testing, COVID vaccines, and free pet vet care (because Fido might need a check-up too!)—plus drag performances. Um, way better than the doc’s. lgbtcenterofraleigh.com

Harlem Globetrotters
Cheer on the Trotters during their Spread Game Tour featuring extraordinary crossovers, ball-handling wizardry and an all-new dunk contest. pncarena.com

Whole Hog Holler

Hog’ll make you holler? Putting the fun in Sunday Funday is Sam Jones BBQ via its backyard cookout-esque event feat. live music and beers crafted by Pitt Street Brewing Company that perfectly complement the barbecue. samjonesbbq.com 

Whose Live Anyway?

In this hilarious 90-minute act of improvised comedy and song (based on audience suggestions!), cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray will have you laughing out loud as they invent witty scenes before your eyes. dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

Best of North Carolina 2022

Celebrate the history of NC art and become one art cookie through gallery owner, art historian and North Carolina native Charlene Newsom’s knowledge of NC art and Gallery C’s collection. galleryc.net

Heights House Pop-up With Spring & Mulberry

Ring in spring with floral arrangements and chocolate grazing boards by Spring & Mulberry—not to mention a private tour of the Heights House Hotel and a Champagne bar. You’ll have a spring in your step in no time! heightshousenc.com

Beatles vs. Stones

An old score is settled in this  musical showdown between The Fab Four (repped by tribute band Abbey Road) and premier Rolling Stones tribute band Satisfaction as they take stage at DECPA. May the best band win! dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

Cookie Decorating Class with Oakwood Cookie Co.

Me want cookie! Become a master chef—er, baker!—while enjoying skyline views and a couple glasses of vino while you decorate. thewillardraleigh.com 

3/30, monthly
A Comedy Experiment @ Watts & Ward

No monthly comedy night at Watts & Ward is ever the same (hence the name “experiment”). And since life is better when you’re laughing, post up as Kimberly Daniece, Justin Scranton and Mike Mello take the challenge of making you giggle. wattsandward.com

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