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It's no surprise that the arts scene in Raleigh, N.C., is thriving. World-class and innovative art museums and galleries, including the North Carolina Museum of Art and CAM Raleigh, a community of passionate, talented performers and visual artists and a host of world-class performing arts organizations—the North Carolina Symphony, North Carolina Opera, Carolina Ballet and North Carolina Theatre, to name a few—ensure there is always something captivating in Raleigh.

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Author Event: "The Education of Dixie Dupree," by Donna Everhart

December 3, 2016

“This debut novel is a page-turner from the very beginning. In a story of a family filled with pain, deceit, lies, and dark secrets across generations, Everhart allows readers to feel everything...

Beauty & the Beast Jr.

December 01 – 04, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Thurs.-Sat. 7pm; Sun. 3pm
  • Venue: Sonorous Road Productions
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Adults $12, Seniors and Children $8

Come relive this classic Disney tale of love and acceptance and see all your favorite characters and songs in a format that's great for the entire family!

Cary Players present The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

December 01 – 05, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Thurs.-Sat., Mon. 7:30pm; Sat. and Sun. 3pm
  • Venue: Cary Arts Center
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: Adults $20; Students/Seniors $18

The toughest kids in town take over the annual holiday pageant, as Cary Players presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, a fun-filled comedy for the whole family. Directed by Debra Grannan and Dan Ma...


December 02 – 18, 2016 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Thurs.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 1pm and 5pm
  • Venue: Raleigh Little Theatre
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: Starting at $28 Opening Weekend; Starting at $33 After Opening Weekend

Cinderella: 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. Just ...

Infinity Ballet - Dances of the Nutcracker

December 02 – 04, 2016 (Recurring daily)

The Infinity Ballet will perform the Dances of the Nutcracker at the Halle Cultural Arts Center.

Messiah Choruses

December 02 – 03, 2016 (Recurring daily)

The greatest story ever told. The most majestic music ever conceived. The North Carolina Symphony, The North Carolina Master Chorale and soloists celebrate the season with choruses from Handel’s...

Patton Oswalt

December 3, 2016

A comedian, actor, and writer, Patton Oswalt continues to find success in all areas of entertainment. From his Grammy-nominated specials to his many memorable film roles and guest appearances on his...

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

November 25 – December 24, 2016 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)

The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.  Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including...

Storytime with Lonia Broderick

December 3, 2016
  • Times: Noon-12:30pm
  • Venue: Page 158 Books
  • Area: Wake Forest
  • Admission: Free

Please come join us in welcoming this talented children's book duo to story time. Meet the Mr. and Mrs. behind the Muffy, Fluffy and Dexter Series. Local Raleigh author Lonia R. Broderick and illustra...

Written on the Heart

December 01 – 18, 2016 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Thurs.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun. 2pm
  • Venue: Burning Coal Theatre
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Adult $25; Seniors (65+) $20; Students $15; All Thursday Tickets $10

The Burning Coal Theatre will be presenting Written on the Heart by David Edgar. Think you know the King James Bible? Think again. This play is a celebration of the astonishing story of the 80-year-lo...

On-Going Events

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation

October 29, 2016 – April 9, 2017 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Exhibition: Gesche Würfel: Oppressive Architecture

September 02 – December 4, 2016 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Wed.-Fri., 11am-6:30pm; Sat.-Sun., noon-5pm
  • Venue: CAM Raleigh
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Exhibition: Human/Nature

October 15, 2016 – February 26, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Exhibition: Panorama: North Carolina

October 8, 2016 – February 12, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Exhibition: Precious Lovell: The Ties That Bind

August 31, 2016 – January 7, 2017 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Wed.-Fri., 11am-6:30pm; Sat.-Sun., noon-5pm
  • Venue: CAM Raleigh
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
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