26 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, July 7–13

Sports events, concerts, fitness classes—oh, my! There’s lots going on in Raleigh this week, so peep our Best Bets to fill your cal.

I Stand for Peace

Need a moment of mindfulness? Global humanitarian and spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is bringing the I Stand for Peace public event—an evening of meditation, music and wisdom—to Raleigh for a bit of peace in a world of chaos. srisriinraleigh.com 

Apex Legends Global Series Championship

One of the largest events in battle royale esports is coming to Raleigh—and you can be a part of it (!). The Apex Legends Global Series Championship welcomes a live audience for the first time as the world’s top Apex Legends squads compete for their share of a $2 million prize pool in the largest ALGS competition to date. ea.com

7/7, 14
Jazz at the NCMA

Get jazzy with it and catch 10-time Grammy Award–winning a cappella group Take 6 at the Theater in the Museum Park on July 7; and pianist, composer and educator Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance on July 14. ncartmuseum.org

7/7, 8/11
Pretty in Pink Scavenger Hunt

On Wednesdays—er, Thursdays!—we wear pink and frolic around town to find clues for Search in the City’s DTR scavenger hunt. searchinthecity.co

Historical Board Game Night

Any history buffs looking for Friday night plans? The City of Raleigh Museum is hosting a night of historically themed games to keep you anything but board—with beer, wine and prizes to keep you motivated. cityofraleighmuseum.org 

Luke Bryan 

Country’s “governor” lightin’ it up at the Creek? Um, “play it again,” please. walnutcreekamphitheatre.com

NiiTO w/ The Souly Ghost

“The more genres we can absorb… the more people we can spread love to.” So goes the MO of genre-bending NiiTO, who’s showcasing their unique sound at The Pour House, with special guest The Souly Ghost. eventbrite.com

Outdoor Films: Spider-Man: No Way Home

Tune into your Spidey senses and swing into the NCMA’s outdoor theater to see the latest Spider-Man flick. Just remember, “with great power comes great responsibility…” ncartmuseum.org

Pauly Shore

Wheezin’ the juiceeee. Grab some “grindage” and chill with “Totally Pauly” as he takes on Goodnights. Yeah, buddy! goodnightscomedy.com

Carolina Ale House Music Fest

Time to put the fun in fundraiser. Carolina Ale House’s Wake Forest location is hosting an outdoor event with music, activities for all ages (including human foosball and a waterslide!), and hot dogs available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to World Central Kitchen to help those displaced by the Russia/Ukraine war. carolinaalehouse.com

Cocktails & Cuisine Class

Is there anything better than rum in the sun? The answer is no. Flex your bartending skills through The Willard’s cocktail class, where its skilled bartenders will teach you how to make refreshing rum-based cocktails that you can easily replicate at home—or by the pool. Bottoms up! thewillardraleigh.com

Leland Little Auctions

How much are your old treasures really worth? Find out at the Friends of the City of Raleigh Museum’s Leland Little Auctions event, where six antique appraisers will be at the museum to offer their expertise. cityofraleighmuseum.org

North Carolina FC Pride Night

Show your pride in more ways than one by joining the LGBT Center of Raleigh and Harmony for the North Carolina Football Club’s Pride Night match. Bonus: NCFC team-specific Pride T-shirts and scarves will be available for purchase, with proceeds going toward the LGBT Center of Raleigh. northcarolinafc.com 


No more countin’ dollars, we’ll be countin’ stars indeed as OneRepublic goes lights out at the Creek. walnutcreekamphitheatre.com

Raleigh Reapers vs. Carolina Kudzu

Hey, batter batter! Grab some peanuts and Cracker Jacks because the Raleigh Reapers and Carolina Kudzu are going head to head for the very first time at Lions Park—and it’s sure to be a hit. raleighsandlot.com 

Summer Bazaar

In need of some local retail therapy? Localista’s Summer Bazaar at Moore Square will feature 35-plus local vendors, artisans, fresh juices, henna and more. localista.biz 

Summerfest: Disco Fever

We’re coming down with a disco fever as the NC Symphony takes a trip down memory lane to celebrate the greatest hits of the ’70s (hey, “Stayin’ Alive,” “I Will Survive” and “It’s Raining Men”). Let’s boogie! ncsymphony.org

BrickUniverse LEGO Convention

Legooooo nerd out over live LEGO builds, life-size LEGO models and a hands-on building area during this two-day convention at the Raleigh Convention Center. Better build up your expectations. brickuniverse.com 

C.S. Lewis The Great Divorce

Take a fantastical bus ride from hell to the outskirts of paradise via C.S. Lewis’ imaginative fantasy about heaven, hell and the choice between them in this theatrical adaptation of the classic novel. Hold on to your seats! dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

7/9, ongoing
Dance Gumbo

Shake that money maker via this invigorating (free!) dance fitness class led by Byron Jennings featuring a mix of pop, Zumba, Latin and hip-hop dance moves. ncartmuseum.org

Pets + Plants

Copperline Plant Co. is combining the two things we love most—pets and plants—during its class teaching all about pet-safe houseplants and how to keep everything coexisting in peace. Bring your furry friend and take home your own pet-friendly plant for both you and Fido to enjoy. copperlineplants.com 

Rooftop Yoga at The Willard

Is it too much of a stretch to say that rooftop yoga is exactly what you need this weekend? Join Oak City Yoga at The Willard for a peaceful morning of yoga with a view—and if you’re feeling bubbly post-mat, grab a free mimosa from the bar. Namaste, indeed! thewillardraleigh.com

7/10, 17, 31 & 8/14
Summer Concert Series

School’s out for summer, so BYO blanket to Pullen Park or Fred Fletcher Park on select Sundays through August. raleighnc.gov

Joe Mande: Hero

Not all heroes wear capes—some do stand-up comedy. Catch Joe Mande—of Hacks, Modern Family and Brooklyn Nine-Nine fame—braving the stage at Goodnights. goodnightscomedy.com

The Chicks

“The landslide brought me down” to Walnut Creek to belt along to The Chicks during their Gaslighter Tour (!). downtownraleigh.org

Summer Full Moon Walk

Moonlit walk at the NCMA Museum Park > long walks on the beach. This guided walk allows you to experience all the art after hours—and you’ll be completely over the moon about it. ncartmuseum.org

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