Our curated list of the best things to do in Raleigh the weekend of May 17–20!
PS. Watch the weather and check for rainouts! And when in doubt, hit the Alamo Drafthouse!
Thursday is one of the least popular days of the week—all the Hump Day happiness has faded and we're lusting for the weekend. How to make Thursday cool? Champagne and cupcakes, duh!
The warmer weather brings a lot of great things — including the return of the Midtown Farmers' Market!
The Alamo Drafthouse is serious about offering the best films, food and drinks all in one seat! Now the team that started it all in Austin, Texas is bringing the popular cinema experience to Raleigh!
The Alamo is celebrating the opening of Deadpool 2 and RBG! If you wanna score free comics and hang with OG Deadpool writers check out the Alamo's Ultimate Comics screening + party on May 19.
If you're ready to get rowdy with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, this is the only screening you'll be able to bang a gavel, hoot, holler and cheer!
Come out to Dix Park for a first-of-its-kind sound and light show in the beautiful oak trees of Flowers Field! Bring a blanket and picnic under the stars while you enjoy different music each night!
This expansive exhibit full of intriguing visuals and mixed media pieces featuring creates an immersive and participatory environment, where viewers are encouraged to engage with the works on display.
Volunteer to help children staying at the shelter with homework and reading assistance on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings while their mothers are in class. There's no better feeling.
Grab your friends and compete in the Blondes vs. Brunettes Annual Beer Olympics. Enjoy drink specials and play water pong and other games of skill to raise funds benfiting the Alzheimer's Association.
Back for the third year in a row, the Battle of the Bags Cornhole Tournament will be hosting YOU at Trophy on Maywood to raise awareness and funding for Haven House.
Tell a story with light! As a part of the You Are Here exhibit, artist collective OMAi will be leading a series of storytelling sessions specifically for kids age 3-18.
The Midtown Bluegrass Series returns to North Hills with amazing bluegrass bands from around the country to enjoy on the lawn at Midtown Park for a fun-filled afternoon of tunes, craft beer and food.
It's a good 'ol, down-home, North Carolina-style celebration! The Got to be NC Festival is in its 11th year celebrating this state's rich agricultural history.
Enjoy a fun-filled day of family activities and wish the goats at Oak View County Park a happy birthday at their annual Barnyard Bash!
Artsplosure is a weekend-long celebration of creativity that brings together over 180 artists, dozens of local and nationally acclaimed performers and creative family activities to downtown Raleigh.
Get ready for a day of pot, after seasoned pot, of a finger-licking Low Country Boil at the Flying Saucer and pair it with a special flight of tasty brews.
Let your voice ring out. Sing the part of your favorite character from the acclaimed musical "Hamilton" live on stage at the Burning Coal Theater. The revolution has begun!
Throw back to the Roaring Twenties with a night to remember at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, including Casino games, themed cocktails and lots of prizes. Period attire is a must!