Things to Do in Raleigh This Week

2023 NHL Stadium Series

Peep our handy day-by-day pullout guide for the lowdown on where to watch, sup and celebrate hockey amid the highly anticipated Stadium Series event. Puck, yeah!

Through 4/2 
The Power of Women in Country Music 

May the power of women in country music play on… literally. This jammin’ exhibit has extended its stay at the NC Museum of History—and, for the record, we’re hype about it.

August Burns Red: 20-Year Anniversary Tour

Into metal, man? Then burn it up (see what we did there) with this Pennsylvanian metalcore music group on their 20th anniversary tour. Rock on!

Canes v. Canadiens 

O, Canada… you better beleaf the Canes are gonna blow you back home with an L.

NC State v. UNC Chapel Hill (Women’s)

Silence of the rams.

2/16–26, dates vary
Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits

An ode to some of Broadway’s greatest stars and songwriters, this Theatre in the Park performance will have you endlessly entertained as the Great White Way’s greatest musical legends meet its greatest satirist.

Canes Fan Fest

Hey, hockey peeps, we’re not pucking with you when we say you need to head over to this huge free daylong event with music, food trucks, vendors and more spanning Fayetteville Street.

Hootie & The Blowfish
Hold my hand (!) … Hootie & the Blowfish returns to Raleigh for one night only to headline PNC in advance of the 2023 Carolina Hurricanes outdoor game. Hey, Alexa, play “I Only Wanna Be With You.” 🎶

Southern Songbirds

Hey, love birds! Join the NC Museum of History for a concert feat. a slew of singers/musicians on vocals, guitar and the fiddle—plus enjoy an open bar serving up beer and wine.

The Other Mozart

Find the female Mozart history has forgotten via this enthralling and “strikingly beautiful” one-woman show following the sister of Amadeus—an equally talented musician and composer whose tale has “faded away.”… Find her taking the stage and (finally) telling her story.

Downtown Raleigh Home Show

All about that abode? Join thousands of attendees and 200+ exhibitors for the latest decor, home improvement and outdoor living trends.


Cupid’s Undie Run

No pants, no problem. Don your best undies and hit the streets in Durham for this annual fun run—followed by an epic dance party (!)—to support those affected by genetic disorder NF.

GAG! A Queer Dance Party

“Love yourself first.” If you’re in need of a little post-Valentine’s Day self-love, check out this soiree at Junction West to vibe to tunes from DJ Luxe Posh, DJ Danielingus and Ms. B Haven.


Foot travel only. Walkers and runners alike, it’s time to take to the trails for 3–4 miles of trail trekking from Shaw University to St. Augustine’s University with stops to speak about the schools’ significance.

Carolina Hurricanes Stadium Series Game

See the Canes show the Capitals who’s boss at this long-awaited outdoor match at Carter-Finley. Take warning!

Shoebox Float Contest

Upcycle that old shoebox that you for some reason will never get rid of into a lookalike parade float via this fun contest welcoming Mardi Gras season. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Sugar on Top Comedy Show

If you’re made of sugar, spice and silliness, show up to this free (though tips encouraged) comedy show highlighting local comics at Anisette Sweet Shop’s outdoor patio.

The Baroque Concerto

Ya can’t beat the classics—er, classical music (!). … This form of music comes from the 17th century and now includes the full COT and a slew of soloists.

LuminoCity Festival

Pull up to Pullen Park for a lit fest featuring an immersive dino world, a cherry blossom experience and fun for the whole family. How t-rexcellent.

Cory Wong

Catch this Grammy-nominated guitarist shredding the stage at The Ritz. … It’s sure to strike a chord.

Hummingbird Mardi Gras Party

Hum on in to Hummingbird for its fourth annual Mardi Gras soiree featuring a jazz band, and a crawfish and shrimp boil. Fun and festive fits—and alllll the colorful beads—are highly encouraged.

NC State v. UNC Chapel Hill

We’re all for the red and white (!). … No blues.

Top Chef Japanese-Inspired Pizza Event

You’re gonna want a pizza this! Join Top Chef’s Katsuji Tanabe for five courses of Japanese-inspired ’za—plus cocktail pairings and a Q&A with Tanabe post-dinner—with your pals or your partner. A-dough-able, indeed!


See what all the hype is about around this instrumental electronic jam band when they take to the state to rock out Lincoln Theatre.

NC State v. Wake Forest

It’s giving those “Deacon Blues” Steely Dan crooned about.

Maud 2.23

Lace up those sneakers and pound the pavement to honor Ahmaud Arbery and other victims of color who have lost their lives due to racial injustice. Hosted by Together We Stand NC, find social awareness runs and a series of Courageous Conversations across the state. See you there!

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