Greater Raleigh Calendar of Events

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12-21-2014

Signature Events

Cinderella

December 05 – 21, 2014 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Thurs.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 1pm & 5pm
  • Venue: Raleigh Little Theatre
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $33

Based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Adaptation and lyrics by Jim Eiler. Music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy. This musical comedy is a holiday sugarplum for the whole family.

Exhibition: Starring North Carolina!

November 15, 2014 – September 6, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of History
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $10; Ages 7-17, Seniors, Active Military and Students $6 Groups (10+) $6; Kids (6 and under) Free

See the first major exhibition about N.C.'s movies, television shows, cast members and crews. Starring North Carolina! will feature costumes and props from Bull Durham, Iron Man 3, Teenage Mutant Ni...

The Nutcracker

December 19 – 28, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Hundreds of thousands have been captivated and fascinated by the awe-inspiring grace, grandeur and mysterious illusions of Carolina Ballet’s holiday classic. This season will prove to be no less...

The World's Largest Dinosaurs

October 11, 2014 – April 12, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Members Free; Adults $14; Seniors, Students and Military $12; Children (3-12) $8

The World's Largest Dinosaurs, a major new exhibition now open at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, explores the amazing biology of a group of uniquely super-sized dinosaurs: the long-nec...

Events

A Classic Christmas

December 21, 2014

We invite you to experience the Spirit, the songs and the story of Christmas with two shows this Christmas season on Dec. 21 at 4:30pm and 7pm! Over 150 members of the Providence choir, orchestra and ...

Mike Gardner Benefit for Parkinson’s

December 21, 2014
  • Times: 7pm
  • Venue: Lincoln Theatre
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Advance $20; Day of show $25

The Mike Gardner Benefit for Parkinson's show will include performances by PKM, Sidwwinder (with all 3 lead singers), MoFo's (PeeWee Watson, Kenni Harriston, Walter Garland, Todd Proctor) an...

The Birth of the Messiah

December 20 – 21, 2014 (Recurring daily)

The Birth of the Messiah play production will be coming to Raleigh. Both shows are FREE and OPEN to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The Polar Express

December 18 – 21, 2014 (Recurring every 3 days)
  • Times: Thurs., 7pm & 9:30pm; Sun., 2pm
  • Venue: The Cary Theater
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: $5

On Christmas Eve, a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa. The train's conductor ...

On-Going Events

"A Very Unusual Pursuit": Digital Paintings and Pen and Ink Drawings by Logan Wagoner

December 4, 2014 – January 4, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Tues.-Fri., noon-6pm; Sat., 11am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm
  • Venue: Gallery C
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

"The Holiday Collection": featuring Louis St. Lewis, Simon Griffiths, Katherine Maynard

November 30 – December 31, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Tues.-Fri., noon-6pm; Sat., 11am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm
  • Venue: Gallery C
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

13th Annual Brand Fandango

December 10 – 21, 2014 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

ArtSource Presents: Holiday Show featuring Jeanne Bessette and Bernstein Glass

November 20 – December 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 1-5pm
  • Venue: ArtSource
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh

Bilingual Weekly Guided Tours

December 07 – 28, 2014 (Every Sunday)

Capital City East Segway Tour

Starting May 31, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Downtown Discovery Segway Tour

Starting May 31, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
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