26 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, April 21–27

From concerts and comedy shows to pop-up markets and festivals (hey, Brewgaloo!), there are lots of fun events going on in Raleigh this week.

Canes vs. Jets

Get ready for the Canes to take the win out of Winnipeg. pncarena.com

Lil Durk

Don’t be a “home body”—go see Lil Durk at Red Hat. redhatamphitheater.com 

Midtown Beach Music Series

Got my toes in the water… er—at North Hills! Get some vitamin sea via beach music, Motown and oldies during this fan fave annual music fest. visitnorthhills.com

Play on Words

This must be poetry because we are not op-prose-d. “Cut!”… to you at Dix Park taking in this nine-year-running Raleigh Film and Art Festival Arts on the Hill series, spotlighting Triangle-based gifted filmmakers and poets. dixpark.org

Spring Tidings of Bach, Chaminade and Glass 

Turn out is fair plié. Take a step Bach and enjoy a relaxing afternoon or evening of ballet and classical music— featuring Zalman Raffael’s 2016 In the Gray to Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 1. dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

Kate Rhudy Dream Rooms Album Release Show

“Get lost in it all” and celebrate the release of Raleigh-based singer/songwriter Kate Rhudy’s Dream Rooms album. katerhudy.com 


“Stop and smell the freakin’ roses” while you catch The Band CAMINO at The Ritz. ritzraleigh.com

Earth Day at Dix Park

Earth rocks. Celebrate our great big green and blue planet at Dix Park with games, food trucks and a movie—plus learn more about Raleigh sustainability companies. May the forest be with you! dixpark.org

Earth Day Outdoor Film Screening: Hidden Rivers

Go, Planet! It’s your Earth Day! … We gonna party… with a movie under the stars exploring the rivers and streams of the Southern Appalachian region, natch! ncartmuseum.org

My Morning Jacket

It’s gonna be “one big holiday” when the popular rock band comes to “sing you songs” at Red Hat. redhatamphitheater.com 

ABBA: The Concert

Calling all dancing queens! “You can dance… you can jive…” and have the time of your life through the world’s top ABBA tribute band’s performance with the NC Symphony. ncsymphony.org


Eternal hoptimists are gonna wanna head to DTR for a two-day hoppy hour featuring over 110 craft breweries from around NC—plus local food trucks, vendors and bands. shoplocalraleigh.org/brewgaloo 

The Plastic Cup Boyz

Having taken their show across the globe in support of comic titan Kevin Hart, comedy-duo The Plastic Cup Boyz (aka Will Spank Horton and Na’im Lynn) are hitting the road solo (cup) style with a can’t-miss stop in Raleigh. improv.com

Earth Day Service Project in the Park

Branch out and keep NCMA unbe-leaf-ably beautiful by volunteering to help plant native species in the park to improve biodiversity and wildlife. ncartmuseum.org

Triangle Pop-Up

Need a gift for Mother’s Day? Shop a highly curated selection of art, home goods, gifts and more at Triangle Pop-Up’s pop-up market at The Loading Dock; then enjoy a mini food truck rodeo. Nom nom! rianglepopup.com 

Explore Dix Park: Birdwatching

Yes toucan get schooled on how to identify different birds via NCSU alumna Deja Perkins during this im-peck-able day of birding. dixpark.org

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band

Changes in latitude, changes in attitude… All of you Parrotheads covered with oil are gonna wanna waste away in Margaritaville as Buffet strums his six string—searchin’ for that long lost shaker of salt… salt, salt, salt. walnutcreekamphitheatre.com

Socks & Undie 5k Rundie

Get in your birthday suit (well, not entirely) and head to Dix Park to run for a cause—not to mention enjoy food trucks, face painting and a bounce house! dixpark.org 

Whiskey, Wine & Fire Festival

This all-you-can-drink whiskey, wine and other bevs—plus food trucks, vendors and live entertainment—is sure to be lit. boothamphitheatre.com

Arbor Day Festival

Get stalked for a day to celebrate everything trees! During Dix Park’s Arbor Day Festival, you can pick up a free tree and enjoy live music, food trucks, activities, poetry and a community art project. Yes, trees! dixpark.org

Black Farmers Market

Black Farmers Market’s 2022 season kicks off today! Show your support for small businesses and Black farmers and entrepreneurs—plus get a little something for yourself. blackfarmersmkt.com

Neptunes Comedy Show

In need of a good laugh? Raleigh’s hottest comedy show is back at Hartwell Raleigh with food trucks, a fully stocked bar and lots of jokes, natch. Grab a bite to eat and something to drink, and enjoy a three-person lineup sure to send you home with your ribs sore. hartwellraleigh.com 

Self-Care Sundays

Got mood-poisoning? Pop-up Raleigh is here to the rescue. Its new mini market partnership with State of Beer is all about you. So come out and enjoy a handful local artisans, collaborations with State of Beer’s food and beverage menus, and live music from Oak City Soul. We’re feeling better already! popupraleigh.com

Treats at The Willard Rooftop

A hole lotta deliciousness can be found at The Willard Rooftop this weekend, thanks to a Tepuy Donuts pop-up featuring creative doughnut flavors like banana pudding, PB&J and lemon poppyseed. thewillardraleigh.com 

Get Lit and Knit

Calling all sippers and stitchers! Get down to the “knitty gritty” with this vino and knitting pairing at Vita Vite North Hills. Who knows what “purls” of wisdom will unfold. vitaviteraleigh.com 

Bop or Flop Live!

“Are we vibin’?!” Local comedians Spencer Bland and Jordan Scott Huggins are taking their hilarious podcast on tour with a stop in Raleigh at Crafty Beer, Wine & Spirits that’s sure to be a bop. boporflop.com 

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