36 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, Sept. 8–14


Alley Twenty Six’s 10th Anniversary Dinner

Eat, drink and be merry in honor of Alley Twenty’s 10th birthday! Executive chef Carrie Schleiffer has designed a five-course menu to pair with tastings of the darling cocktail bar’s most popular drinks. Cheers! alleytwentysix.com

Heirloom Tomato and Wine Dinner

Tomato, tomahto. Take advantage of tomato season before it’s gone by joining Cantina 18 for a wine dinner celebrating heirloom tomatoes. Juicy! 18restaurantgroup.com 


Hop to DTR for this annual gem of a music fest featuring myriad oncerts and events at your fave venues. hopscotchmusicfest.com 

Ms. Pat

With an MO of being “brutally honest, outrageous, unforgiving and darkly hilarious,” you’re gonna wanna grab front-row seats to Ms. Pat’s Improv shows. improv.com

American Dance Festival

Get in the rhythm with NCMA’s second annual American Dance Festival, featuring a series of outdoor dance performances. ncartmuseum.org

Jen Matthews: Room to Grow

Channeling the sentiment that there’s always time to work on your personal growth, Charlotte Russel Contemporary’s solo exhibition Room to Grow, featuring paintings by Raleigh-based artist Jen Matthews, deconstructs the pressures that come with self-love and discovery. charlotterussellcontemporary.com 

9/8, ongoing
Thriving Thursday

What’s up dog (get it?!). Head to Fenton every Thursday to thrive—aka sweat, flow and/or vibe—for free!—with your pals in the name of fitness! On Sept. 8, Club Pilates is turning up the heat. fentonnc.com


Come for the music, stay for the (rom)antics as Booth Amphitheatre celebrates the music of the ’70s with guests Ambrosia, England Dan, John Ford Coley and Peter Beckett. boothamphitheatre.com

9/11 Weekend of Service

Never forget. Join Activate Good in its tradition of honoring those lost on 9/11 via a host of volunteer service projects—from garden maintenance to donation sorting to painting and more. activategood.org

Be the Light 5K

Allow us to jog your memory. You don’t have to be in sprint condition to sign up for Wake Monarch Academy’s 5K. … Do it for the cause! wakemonarchacademy.org

Cocktails & Cuisine Class: Tequila

Make some pour decisions at The Willard rooftop by mixing up three tequila-based cocktails that you can easily recreate at home. Sounds like it’s worth a shot! thewillardraleigh.com

Hops for Hope

On your marks, get set, brew! Corporate teams and your fave local breweries have partnered to create a unique beer in support of Children’s Flight of Hope. Head to North Hills Midtown Park to taste-test them for yourself! childrensflightofhope.org 

Lee Brice

Grab your boots and “drive your truck” to Red Hat for some boot-stompin’ beats as Grammy-nominated country crooner Lee Bric headlines his highly anticipated Label Me Proud Tour, with guests Michael Ray and Jackson Dean. Yeehaw! redhatampitheater.com

NC State Home Opener

The Pack is back—and the stakes have never been higher with ACC preseason player of the year QB Devin Leary under center with a decorated supporting cast. Game on. gopack.com

OC Aerial Adventure Park Grand Opening Celebration

Calling all aspiring American Ninja Warriors! OC Aerial is opening and it has all the bells and whistles for athletes of every age—from bouldering walls to ninja courses to a zip line and so much more. We’re already jumping for joy! oc-aerial.com


“This has gotta be the good life” as OneRepublic brings all the right moves to the Creek. walnutcreekamphitheatre.com


Smooth Nights at KBA
Ya like jazz? If so, head over to KBA for a night of smooth tunes and cool cats. boothamphitheatre.com

Tacos & Margs Crawl

Guac your world by joining in on tacos and margs crawl in DTR. Taco ’bout a great way to send off summer! barcrawlnation.com

Carrie Marshall Syncopated Gold

Carrie Marshall, her incredible band and other special musical guests will blend the music from the Golden Era of Hollywood, classics from legendary Broadway composers and favorite tunes from the Great American Songbook for one unforgettable evening. durhamjazzworkshop.org 

Dinner in the Meadow

Get grounded (literally) at the seventh annual Dinner in the Meadow, complete with pastoral views, a silent auction, beer, apps and dinner curated by a dozen chefs. dinnerinthemeadow.org 

Fall Fest

Join The MAKRS Society at North Hills for its first large-scale ticketed event feat. live music, 30-plus local vendors, food trucks and bevs to MAKR your night. visitnorthhills.com

Oktoberfest at Raleigh Brewing Company

Guten tag! Raleigh Brewing Company is bringing the brats, beers and baked goods (hey, Annalore’s German Bakery!)—plus music from The Little German Band—to its annual Oktoberfest celebration; you just bring your best dirndl and lederhosen. raleighbrewingcompany.com

Rock Your World

Get ready to have your world rocked through this free live benefit concert at Fenton raising money for the Hope for Haiti Foundation, U.S. Veterans Corp and NC LEAP (for first responders). The Embers, Band of Brothers and The American Bombshells are just a few acts to look forward to. … Read more about the event here! fentonnc.com

Seraph Brass

Music’s top brass (literally drawing from America’s top brass players) wow with this 2019 American Prize in Chamber Music-winning dynamic ensemble. chambermusicraleigh.org

Treats Pop-Up: Ora Tea House & Bakery

It’s teatime at The Willard! Join Ora Tea House & Bakery for custom tea blends and complementary baked goods during the rooftop bar’s final treats pop-up of the season. How sweet! thewillardraleigh.com

Triangle VegFest

Veg out at this family-friendly event complete with live music and plant-focused vendors. Oh, kale yeah! trianglevegfest.com 

Dose Alignment Series

In need of a daily dose of wellness? Align those chakras and tune into your strongest self with Dose Yoga’s Alignment Series. We pro-pose you check it out! doseyogaraleigh.com

Negroni Week at The Willard

Negroni Week is back (!) and The Willard is just one local Raleigh establishment shaking things up for the cause. Swing by all weeklong for the rooftop lounge’s signature Barrel-Aged Negroni, or its riff on the classic, New-groni. thewillardraleigh.com

9/13, Tuesdays
Bands at Brookside Bodega
Pull out your dancin’ shoes and head to Brookside Bodega every Tuesday evening for live local music, cold beer and tasty bites. Fall nights don’t get any better than that! brooksidebodega.com 

9/13, ongoing
Fenton Live! Music Series: Solo Acoustic Acts

Free up your nights and head to Fenton for live music from local solo acoustic musicians every Tuesday night in September. It promises to strike all the right chords. fentonnc.com

Lake Street Dive

Take a musical dive as this Boston-bred band takes stage at NCMA’s Theater in the Museum Park for an evening of catchy pop gems—with $1 per ticket benefiting the Climate Justice Alliance. ncartmuseum.org 

Newt Work Comedy x Oak City Cares Comedy Show

A win-win, this comedy show—feat. skits from three comedy troupes—allows you to get in some much-needed laughs while contributing to a good cause. Talk about a stand-up event! nightriderraleigh.com

Ole Wine and Tapas

No more wine-ing! Get a taste of Spain without the plane ticket at this wine and foodie class at Vitis House featuring some seriously good Spanish vino and cuisine. We’d tapa that. vitishouse.com

Zach Bryan

There’s no need for an “American heartbreak” when Zach Bryan is in town. redhatampitheater.com

Bull City Summit

Music, art, science and technology converge as the Southeast’s leading creatives, musicians, artists, entrepreneurs, scientists and futurists gather at BCS—making the drive to the Bull City well worth it to get schooled. bullcitysummit.com 

The Play That Goes Wrong 

“A riotous explosion of comedy,” this Broadway hit expertly combines the hilarity of Monty Python with the cleverness of Sherlock Holmes for a comedy of errors and slipups (literally!), making seeing this play the totally right thing to do… theatreraleigh.com


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