Our curated list of the most awesome events and best things to do in Raleigh during the weekend of September 14-17. You've worked hard this week, go have a little fun!
We know you need a good laugh more often than once a month, but it's hard to pass up a cheap show. The Dangling Loafer offers a stand-up comedy show once a month at Kings.
If you're not easily spooked and like a little underwear running to accompany an evening at the theater, head to the Rialto for one of our fave cult classics.
This not-so-typical arts festival showcases local talent and lets you get in on the fun, too. Head out to DTR September 14–17 to witness amazing performances and to be inspired!
This is more than your average 'stretch and sip' yoga class. Try a fusion of Pilates, Barre and Yoga at PBX's class. Afterwards, relax with a cold brew while you meet cute pups available for adoption!
Grape Day is your opportunity to appreciate grapes in all their delicious forms, from aged wines to freshly picked fruit and more.
Break out your brightest whites for the Color Vibe 5K! You know the drill—wear white, get splattered with vibrant pops of color and cross the finish line to dance like no one's watching.
White Street is kicking off their 5th year with a birthday celebration! Join the crew for a day of great food, live music, giveaways and of course, tons of beer (new releases + some fav oldies)!
The Alamo Drafthouse is set to open their very first location in NC later this year but you can get a taste of what the Alamo will have to offer during this special three-night run during SPARKcon.
Lifetime is partnering with Dix Park to offer a free screening of the classic Lifetime movie, "Dying to Belong". Enjoy complimentary wine, popcorn and popsicles while you snuggle up under the stars.
Ready for a date night? Spend a romantic evening with your true love, sipping vintage cocktails, strolling through art studios and shops and enjoying dinner from the Cousin's Maine Lobster food truck.
If it's creepy and crawly, chances are it's at this all-day affair at the Museum of Natural Science, celebrating all things dragonflies this year.
Get a taste of Mendoza, Argentina at this special event dinner hosted by so•ca and Seaboard Wine. It promises to be a five-course tasting adventure!
Sometimes we all need a good laugh just to get us through the work week. Luckily, the No Poetry Comedy crew is stoked to present a special mid-week standup comedy showcase during SparkCON this year!
fashionSPARK is going all out this year. Their annual show will go down in the fountain outside Duke Energy Center! Grab a spot for the show and don't forget to hit up the after party at Bare Bones!
Bond Brothers is hosting their first 5k for charity! Their inaugural run will benefit children across the nation. Don't miss the post-race block party with live music, food trucks and plenty of beer!
You had us at Mac & Cheese. Relish is hosting the ultimate throwdown, featuring area chefs and bartenders showing off their skills to support The Hope Center at Pullen and to celebrate Mac & Cheese.
CircusSPARK is bringing sultry vibes to DTR with their annual burlesque show, SPARK Afterdark! Head to King's for a night of erotic poetry, chair dancing and titillating burlesque performances!
On Friday nights, mosey over to Midtown Park for a feel-good music series that'll have your hips shakin' in no time. Bring a chair and prepare to belt out old favorites as cover bands take the stage!
Get down at Lafayette Village's Oktoberfest. In addition to festive food, drinks and live tunes, this Oktoberfest is also featuring Weiner dog races to benefit charity.
Raleigh's beer scene is truly one of the best and we love to celebrate our suds! Praise the pint all week long at 30+ venues that'll host tastings, special tappings, food and drink pairings and more!
Nickelpoint Brewing is celebrating three years with an Oktoberfest-themed birthday party! Get ready for German style beers, authentic German food and music as well as activities like Stein Hoisting!
Crank Arm is kicking off their 4th b-day with an AM bike parade followed by a day-long block party with food and live music! They may even pull out special archived sour beers & barrel aged rarities!
The Apex Music Festival returns to the beautiful downtown Apex area for a full day of local jazz music and bar-hopping through town.
Raise a White Russian to 'The Big Lebowski' notable, 'Smokey', who will be rocking live tunes and sitting down for a Q&A at NCMA's 5th Annual 'The Dude Abides' party prior to the film's screening.
There's an end-of-Summer party happening in Brier Creek and it's going to be stocked with over 30 of Raleigh's best food trucks all in one place! It'll be an afternoon you won't want to miss.
Hibernian is shutting down the block to celebrate that we are halfway to St. Patrick's Day! Party with Irish delights ranging from food and drinks to live tunes from Rattle & Hum (a U2 tribute band).