28 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, June 2–8

Fenton’s grand opening this weekend is a grand affair (!), plus lots of other fun things to do this week.

Free Wine Tasting

Free wine? No wine-ing here! Falls Village Wine & Beer is offering sips of reasonably priced wines from Orsini Wines (think a Vino Verde Rosé from Portugal; a Gruner Veltliner from Lower Austria; and a 100% Malbec from southwestern France). Yes way, rosé! fallsvillagewineandbeer.com 

NC Author Showcase

Meet and mingle with four authors (plus snag their summer reads!) while enjoying Bond Brothers beer at the NC Author Showcase. frscommunications.com

Rewiring the Biosphere: Ecosystem Collapse and Recovery after the Permian Mass Extinction

In the land before time—aka pre-Permian mass extinction, the largest recorded in the fossil record—land and sea harbored relatively stable ecosystems. Now, like a fish outta water, you can get schooled on how those ecosystems collapsed following the extinction—and what other changes in biodiversity took place. naturalsciences.org

Women Grow Together

Grow your network of like-minded ladies over sips and snacks at Common Desk while you grow your plant knowledge via lessons from Copperline Plants. eventbrite.com

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

Obey-Thoven and experience his timeless message of humanity and brotherhood as the NC Symphony performs the legendary composer’s 9th. ncsymphony.org

6/2–4, 9–11
Singin’ in the Rain

It’s raining song and dance via Poiema Arts’ production of “the greatest movie musical of all time”—based on the original award-winning screenplay in Singin’ in the Rain. poiemaac.com

Morgan Wallen

Line ’em up, knock ’em back. The “bad boy” of country music is bringing his slew of No. 1 chart toppers to the Creek. walnutcreekamphitheatre.com

6/3, ongoing
Haunted History Walking Tour

You know who to call! Get haunted on this walking tour of the city—where every stop has a ghost story associated with it to spook up some fun. Boo! raleighwalkingtours.com

In the Heights

“A dream isn’t some sparkling diamond we get—sometimes it’s rough.” Experience New York City’s vibrant Washington Heights neighborhood through Raleigh Little Theatre’s presentation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical. raleighlittletheatre.org

The Sweet Delilah Swim Club

Take a deep dive into the reunion of five Southern women—who met on their college swim team—in the Outer Banks. theatreinthepark.com


The sweetest daydream is in store during this photography exhibition by New Bern-based artist, photographer and creative director Baxter Miller at Charlotte Russell Contemporary. Expect quiet but graphic compositions that highlight Miller’s relationship to color. charlotterussellcontemporary.com

Bubbles & Brisket

Moo-ve on over to Smoky Hollow for the NC F&B Podcast’s second annual Bubbles & Brisket event, featuring brisket from Lawrence Barbecue, Dampf Good BBQ and Longleaf Swine BBQ—to name just a few—and bubbles from Triangle Wine Company, Vintage 59 and more. ncfbpodcast.com

Military Appreciation Day

Land of the free because of the brave. The North Carolina Museum of History and North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs are joining forces to honor the state’s military history with the induction of the inaugural class of the North Carolina Military Hall of Firsts. milvets.nc.gov

Neon Nights Scavenger Hunt

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

Raleigh’s International Food Festival

Garb up in a loose ’fit and feed your way through 30 food trucks & dessert trucks from around the globe (think Germany, Italy, China, Spain and more)—plus beer and wine—then dance it all off during the largest outdoor international dance party. ncvibes.net

Summertime Beer Fest

If beer is ale you need, head to Clouds Brewing for its first-ever Summertime Beer Fest (think backyard beer bash) for 20-plus NC beer, cider, sour and seltzer selections. Oh, hoppy day! cloudsbrewing.com

The Market at NCMA

Get a little retail therapy in during your next walk at the NCMA Museum Park via Triangle Pop-Up’s local artist market series feat. a new selection of local creatives in the plaza—plus live music! A perfect summer day, if you ask us. trianglepopup.com

6/4, ongoing
Murals & Public Art Tour

See Raleigh through the eyes of its impressive artists on this tour of Downtown’s vibrant murals and public art that (literally) paint a picture of Raleigh. raleighwalkingtours.com

Fenton’s Grand Opening Celebration

The day has finally come! Fenton comes to life during its grand opening celebration featuring music, food, giveaways and a tethered hot air balloon ride (!). fentonnc.com

6/4–5, ongoing
Top Gun: Maverick

Feeling groovy like a drive-in movie? Park it at Triangle Drive In to get front-row seats to Tom Cruise’s acclaimed Top Gun: Maverick—without ever leaving your car. I have a need… a need for speed! Bring on the popcorn. triangledrive.in

6/4 & 12
NCMA 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

Houseplant 101 w/ Copperline Plant Co.

Turn that black thumb green via this Houseplant 101 class digging into the fundamentals of houseplants, natch—from selecting the right plant to the right pot. We promise your plant knowledge will grow. copperlineplants.com

Pay What You Can Food Truck Rodeo

APATT is concluding its Set the Table Campaign with a pay-what-you-can food truck rodeo! Tender the suggested amount if you can—or, better still, pay tix forward for someone else. Aw—do good, feel good. tableraleigh.org

Raleigh Ringers Spring Concert

Ring in spring—literally!—through the Raleigh Ringer’s annual spring concert at DECPA. In addition to the group’s signature reps of sacred and popular music, the concert will also feature Virtuoso, a group of 30 advanced handbell ringers. Ring on! rr.org

Refresh & Renew: Candle Making at NCMA

Create your signature custom scent with Usu Company during this guided DIY candlemaking experience. It promises to be lit. eventbrite.com 

6/5, Sundays
Moore Square Market

DTR’s popular perennial local vendor market is back for the summer! Keep it fresh through produce, live music and much “moore” every weekend. downtownraleigh.org

Triangle Restaurant Week

Hope you’re hungry! Triangle Restaurant Week returns with participating restaurants in Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill and Durham offering two- and three-course prix fixe menus until June 12. Nosh on. trirestaurantweek.com 

S.I.P.S With Dale DeGroff

The “King of Cocktails” (!) is stopping at Dram & Draught for a brief presentation on the history of cocktails and a book signing—plus cocktail sipping, natch. dramanddraught.com

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