Our curated list of the best things to do the weekend of November 15 - 18. You've worked hard this week, go have a little fun!
Marbles IMAX presents The Grinch. Based off of Dr. Seuss' beloved holiday classic. Watch as the Grinch makes an evil plan to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl.
Triangle area shoppers are invited to #shopsmall by revisiting downtown Raleigh favorites, and discovering new ones you've yet to experience. Get ready for a big night of engaging retail experiences!
University and college students it is your time to shine! Head down to Transfer Co. Food Hall and help craft the vision of Dorothea Dix Park, enter to win Dreamville tickets, and eat some local food.
Uncork something new during this Complimentary Thanksgiving Tasting. Taste your way through handcrafted wines that pair perfectly with a Thanksgiving day feast.
Pure Barre Raleigh turns eight years old and is ready to celebrate! Toast to tucking with them at Vita Vite, and enjoy free classes all day long, plus some surprises and giveaways.
Head out on an Owl Prowl and discover the kinds of owls and other night-time birds that are found outside at night. Learn about what they eat, where they live, and what they sound like!
Wicked Witch is hosting their seasonal showcase of talented experimental and noise acts. This lineup is sure to deliver a night of epic entertainment.
The Dangling Loafer gathers the best comics from the area for one gut-busting night. Head to Neptune's to laugh along with Raleigh's longest running comedy showcase.
Steve Taras demonstrates how to create art from the garden. Inspired by The Beyond: Georgia O'Keeffe and Contemporary Art he uses fresh flowers to create art. Stick around after for wine and cheese.
Artwork from Scott Rolfe, Tisha Weddingtion, and Metallicity Jewelry Designs will be on display and available for sale. Peruse their artwork and find your favorite new piece.
Taylor's Wine Shop is serving up free Friday night wine with Sammy of Country Vintner. So swing by and get to sipping on some delicious reds, whites, and rosés.
Hip-Hop and R&B hits from the 90s and 2000's will be playing all night long. Swing by for live paintings that will be auctioned off, raffles from local businesses, and of course, DANCING!
This award-winning 'no money' charity event asks you to give a gift or talent to critically-ill children and their families. These small acts of kindness mean the world to those in need.
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.
The perfect way to watch the Raleigh Christmas parade is on the State of Beer patio with a warm breakfast burrito in hand - obviously! So swing by to enjoy all of the holiday merriment.
If you're not bold enough to brave the cold and the crowds Dram & Draught has got your back. Head there for a viewing of the annual Christmas Parade with special hot chocolate, coffee, and cider.
All those holly jolly vibes are starting to come out. Head down to Lafayette Village for their annual tree lighting ceremony and see all the lights twinkle in the moonlight.
Marbles Kids Museum will be host to all of the amazing services and products that are available locally for mom's, moms-to-be, families, and kids. Shop around all of these amazing local vendors.
Celebrate creativity at the Artspace Gala. They are serving up an evening of fine art, food, and fun. This gala will benefit Artspace and the Triangle arts community.
Triangle Old Skool Entertainment Group is serving up a day of Old Skool fun. DJ Special Gee -Mr. Cheeks will be keeping you entertained all night long.
The sights and sounds of the holiday season will be in full swing! Sip on complimentary beverages while you shop for everyone on your list this year.
Join the Triangle YP - Civitan Club while they do their part in cleaning up the Lake Johnson Trail. Afterward, head to Trophy Tap and Table for lunch and a drink!
Gather your team of four and get ready to solve clues and complete fitness challenges throughout downtown Raleigh to earn points. Once you have enough point you get a map and you're on your way!
You're invited to the biggest goth night in town! Get ready to get your grave rave on with DJ Dies A Lot, and DJ Bela Lugosi's Dad. Goth tracks will be doing all night long.
Root & Culture is the name and the theme of the evening. This is a multi-course meal placing focus on root vegetables and fermented/cultured foods crafted by Chef Kim hunter and Chef Ryan McGuire.
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Get all your holiday goods from local makers at one of the largest holiday craft fairs in Raleigh!
Get a firsthand opportunity to learn about the state's American Indian culture past and present. There will be storytellers, artists, dancers, and musicians from eight state-recognized tribes.
Watch as the Christmas Tree gets lit in the North Hills Commons. This year there will be snow slopes, trackless train rides, crafts, and a vendor village to get a jump start on your holiday shopping.
Join in all the merriment and get ready for the Holiday season. The 74th annual Raleigh Christmas parade is hitting the streets of downtown and you'll definitely want to be there.
Unleash your canine during this epic pop-up dog park event at the Athletic Field in Dix Park. There will be four acres for the pups to roam, while the humans enjoy some food and beer vendors.
Volunteer to join the team a the CORRAL Riding Academy for a farm tour and an opportunity to get your hands a little dirty with the work of the farm. Families are welcome.
Get your family together and head out for a day of arts and crafts. Float from table to table creating crafts, enjoy the free pizza, and enter a raffle for five Disney park tickets in Orlando!
Dance all night with a live DJ set with Imurj's resident DJ, Oak City Slums, every Saturday night. No cover to get in, just your best moves.
Cut, split and deliver donated firewood to low-income residents of Wake County. There will be two separate locations, so sign up for the one that is most convenient for you and get to chopping.
Raleigh City Farm is hosting an epic pop-up burrito fundraiser. Swing by for a delicious Saturday morning burrito made by Chef Oscar of The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail and Jose and Sons.
Persian rugs, rug pillows, and rug Christmas stockings will in abundance for you to purchase. Grab a beer, and enjoy all of these vintage gems.
Oh me, oh my, Art of Style is turning eight! To celebrate they're throwing an epic Holiday fashion show, so grab your pals and check out the most sought after Holiday Party of the season.
Enjoy the largest dog-friendly race in the Triangle—with plenty of holiday cheer.
Ride through Raleigh and shop for food to donate to the Raleigh Rescue Mission. It is time for everyone to come together and give back. make sure to bring your bike, lock, and money for groceries.
Images record precious moments and unlock mysteries within the body. This exhibition showcases just a few examples of how UNC School of Medicine researchers have used images to understand the body.
Repticon Raleigh Reptile Show draws an attendance of 10,000 people. They come from all over to see and interact with these reptiles.
The audience has the opportunity to play playwright! Change everything, from Dorothy's footwear to Toto's species and see where the story ends up during this fresh fast-paced adventure.
Enjoy Doug Wright's one-man play. This true story follows Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a transvestite and celebrated antique dealer who navigated through the Nazis and the Communists.
Find out what really happens when the lights go out in the museum. This is your chance to sleep among the dinosaurs, tree frogs, or coastal fish for a unique overnight experience.
Experience JC Raulston Arboretum's Moonlight in the Garden. After dark, enjoy local food trucks, listen to live music and stay warm around the fire pits as you toast a marshmallow or two.
VIVA Kitchen is opening up their newest location and it's in Raleigh! Swing by and grab some free tacos, sample your way through some tasty tequila, and jam out with one of the best DJs in Raleigh.
Imurj will be the host to some epic live music. Swing by and check out these local talents as they hit the stage and keep you entertained all night long.
All things Stout, all day long! The taps will be flowing, and growlers will be getting filled. Check out the lineup and make sure to swing by and try them all!
Before the dinosaurs roamed the Earth it was ruled by an array of bizarre amphibians, reptiles, and protomammals. You will be introduced to all of the weirdest creatures in prehistory.
Head to PNC Arena for the 21st annual Skate with the Canes event. You will have all-access, behind-the-scenes looks into the locker rooms, and will get to meet the players in small groups.
The Vintage Village will be opening up for this epic event filled with trees, antiques, and Santa. Get your Joanna Gaines on and find the perfect thing for your home, or to give as a gift.
Celebrate the (re)opening of Crude bitter's cocktail supply shop and their BRAND new soda fountain and mocktail bar. Cheers to local Raleigh imbibing!
Start your holiday shopping off with a bang at this festive block party. You'll get to enjoy aerialists and performers on every corner, a real snow slide and more. Plus you could win serious goodies!