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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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16th Artspace Collectors Gala

November 18, 2017
  • Times: 6-11pm
  • Venue: Artspace
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $200 or $175 for members

Enjoy an art-filled evening celebrating Artspace and the Triangle Arts Community! Bid on artwork in a live and silent auctions while you enjoy elegant small plates and cocktails. Proceeds fr...

22nd Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration

November 18, 2017

Musicians, dancers, artists, storytellers and authors from N.C.'s eight state-recognized tribes will gather for this popular family event. For all ages, the celebration is a firsthand opportunity to l...

Beowulf, Lord of the Bros

November 09 – 19, 2017 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Beowulf, Lord of the Bros is written and composed by Matt Deitchman and Jed Feder. University Theatre presents the world premiere of this modern, musical bro-mantic rock comedy for the ...

Dawn's Early Light

November 16 – 18, 2017
  • Times: Fri.-Sat. 8pm, Sun. 3pm
  • Venue: The Cary Theater
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: $12-$15

Cary Playwrights' Forum and Full Nelson present Dawn's Early Light, a three part play about life in America. Jamal and Ellie are two troubled souls traversing their own American landscape ...

Documentary Film: The Goddess Project

November 18, 2017

Determined to empower the feminine voice, aspiring filmmakers Holli Rae and Sara Landas packed their lives into a school bus and hit the road for what became the most transformative adventure of their...

North Carolina Symphony Classical Series: Mozart Requiem

November 17 – 18, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Douglas Boyd conducts the North Carolina Symphony, guest soloists and the North Carolina Master Chorale in Mozart's storied final work, the deeply affecting Requiem-plus, hear the beautiful and evoc...

North Carolina Theatre: Gypsy

November 14 – 19, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Drop everything! The classic musical comedy about the last days of Vaudeville returns to the stage. Gypsy is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughter's success. The s...

Spotlight Theater presents The Pirate Queen

November 16 – 18, 2017
  • Times: Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm; Sat. 2pm
  • Venue: Holly Springs Cultural Center
  • Area: Holly Springs
  • Admission: $12; seniors and military $10, students $8

Set in Ireland and based on some of the exploits of Grace O'Malley, the original Pirate Queen, this Spotlight Theater musical is a rollicking blending of script and music.

Steinway & Sons Private Selection Room Tour

November 14 – 30, 2017
  • Times: 9:30am
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: North Raleigh

The world-famous Steinway & Sons New York Factory Private Selection Room is traveling to select cities across the US and Hopper Piano Company in Raleigh is proud to be one of these venues. The sel...

Stephen White: Simple Elegance

November 18, 2017

Meet artist Stephen White at the opening of his new exhibition, Simple Elegance, at Little Art Gallery.

Triangle Wind Ensemble presents Wonderful Winds

November 18, 2017
  • Times: 7:30-9pm
  • Venue: Cary Arts Center
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: Adults $26, Seniors $24

The 50-member wind/brass/percussion ensemble under the direction of Evan Feldman presents its annual fall concert.

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Black on Black V2

October 06 – November 25, 2017
  • Times: Wed.-Fri. 11am-6pm, Sat. 11am-4pm
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Exhibition: Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

October 28, 2017 – January 21, 2018 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Tues.-Thurs., 10am-5pm; Fri., 10am-9pm; Sat.-Sun., 10am-5pm (Unless Otherwise noted)
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena

Exhibition: No Damsel: Dorian Lynde

May 28, 2017 – January 7, 2018 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Thurs.-Fri., noon-6pm; Sat.-Sun., noon-5pm
  • Venue: CAM Raleigh
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Iittala's Birth of the Bird

October 14 – November 18, 2017 (Recurring daily)
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