25 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, July 28–Aug. 3


Jingle in July

’Tis the season for Capital City Clauses’ annual luau-themed Jingle in July celebration at Raleigh Beer Garden feat. yard games, specialty cocktails, live music and more. capitalcityclauses.org


Mr. Worldwide is making a pit stop at Walnut Creek during his 2022 tour to give Raleighites the “time of our lives.” livenation.com

Taste Tour of the Mediterranean Dinner: Croatia

Immerse yourself in the food and culture of Croatia as Vidrio executive chef Saif Rahamn showcases the rustic cooking he’s known for—no passport required! vidrioraleigh.com 

Willard Wine Tasting

You’ll be on cloud wine after The Willard beverage manager Conrad Most leads you through a tasting of South African wines—paired with charcuterie, natch. We’ll raise a glass to that! thewillardraleigh.com


Fly to GalaxyCon to meet your fave stars and enjoy special events, merch, costume contests, panels, parties, gaming and more! It’s gonna be out of this world… galaxycon.com 

Women’s Theatre Festival 

WTF? The seventh annual Women’s Theatre Festival is bringing a variety of countrywide performers, presenters and theater artists to Raleigh to share their work—proving girls really do run the world. womenstheatrefestival.com

Fleet Foxes

Chart-topping Fleet Foxes is making a stop at Red Hat during the band’s Shore Tour (named after their fourth studio album, Shore)—and, yes, you can believe us. redhatamphitheater.com

June Star

Like a “Smog-era Bill Callahan if he had chosen to dive inward,” Baltimore-based band June Star is bringing its aching vocals and plaintive folk arrangements to Schoolkids Records. schoolkidsrecords.com


“Run like an antelope” to Walnut Creek for Phish’s 2022 summer tour stop in Raleigh. livenation.com

NC Courage Pride Night

Got pride? NC Courage is hosting a pride night match (with pride jerseys) following the NCFC’s pride festival, which will feature local LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+-friendly businesses, artists and entertainers, and kid-friendly activities. nccourage.com

Eddie Griffin

“One plus one equals three.” Renowned comedian and actor Eddie Griffin (you may know him from A Star is Born and Undercover Brother) is delivering two nights of laughs at Raleigh Improv. improv.com


Grab your beaches and head to the State Fairgrounds for the largest reef event in NC featuring raffles, bingo, salt and freshwater vendors, and more. sustainablereef.com 


Closing out the hallowed halls of the original historic Goodnights is hilarious “bold, bawdy and dripping-with-confidence” Luenell (of Borat and Hotel Transylvania fame)—ready to get down and dirty and bring the house down as the curtain drops on West Morgan Street. goodnightscomedy.com


In need of distraction? Well it’s a “good thing” Kehlani is making a stop at Red Hat this summer. redhatamphitheater.com

Women’s Empowerment

Radio One Raleigh’s Women’s Empowerment conference is back at PNC Arena—this year offering a ton of #GirlPower energy in the form of seminars, panel discussions, motivation, shopping and entertainment. Who run the world?! pncarena.com

7/30, 8/20, 9/3
Neon Nights Scavenger Hunt

Get your ne“on” and grab the glow sticks for a fun hunt on and around Fayetteville Street. The winning team’s future is looking bright. searchinthecity.co

Rhythm & Soul Legacy Concert 2022

Get into the rhythm of things at this legacy concert showcasing NC R&B music legends like Chairmen of the Board, The Catalinas, and Clyde McPhatter’s Drifters (featuring Ronn David McPhatter)—plus, proceeds go toward the NC Music Hall of Fame & Museum to preserve NC’s musical heritage and culture. Two birds, one stone, one soulful night! northcarolinamusichalloffame.org

Candle Making

Looking for a (s)candle? Create your own scent with Usu Company Candles using your personal memories and stories. Candles with meaning? It’s gonna be lit. copperlineplants.com 

Rage Against the Machine

PSA: Prophets of rage are taking stage at PNC for their rescheduled Public Service Announcement Tour in support of their hot new album RTJ4—and joined by incendiary rap duo Run the Jewels. pncarena.com

Dose Down + Live Violinist

If heaven sounds like a candlelit room with smooth violin sounds to serenade you while you get down and doggy, yoga(nna) want to head to Dose for this Zen event. doseyogaraleigh.com

West Street Dog’s First Birthday Party

Pawty like it’s your birthday because West Street Dog is celebrating turning 1 with a week of events, giveaways, free beer and more. Paw-some! weststreetdog.com 

8/2, ongoing
Fenton Live! Music Series

On Tuesdays, we dance. BYO dancing shoes for Fenton’s weekly live music series. fentonnc.com

Fitz & the Tantrums

You’d be a “fool” not to see Fitz & the Tantrums and Andy Grammer perform at Koka Booth for their The Wrong Party Tour. Just sayin’. boothamphitheatre.com

RuPaul’s Drag Race World Tour

You better werq if you’re showing up to RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq the World Tour at Red Hat with Miss Kameron Michaels, Rose, Vanessa Vanjie, Yvie Oddly and the finalists from the upcoming 14th season. #Slayyyy. redhatamphitheater.com

City of Angels

Wit, humor and a clever design choice—plus a little glitzy showmanship!—come together in this Theatre Raleigh musical on the story of a bookish writer and a private eye. theatreraleigh.com


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