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Raleigh, N.C., Calendar of Events

Raleigh, N.C., hosts thousands of events every year, including many enriching experiences for your visit. Looking to build your trip around something exhilarating? We've got the most music in N.C., a hopping collegiate and professional sports scene and a host of accolade-worthy, homegrown culinary and cultural festivities pioneered by our smart and passionate locals. Below, you can view and map events by day, week or month, or search for events in a certain category or area of the destination.

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A Star Trek Spectacular

January 20 – 21, 2017 (Recurring daily)

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, experience an out-of-this-world concert conducted by the world-renowned Jack Everly. The evening will include music from Star Wars: The...

Alex Gordez

January 20, 2017

Alex Gordez will be performing live latin/gypsy/jazz music during dinner.

Always Patsy Cline

January 20 – 29, 2017

Country has never had it so good! Always... Patsy Cline is complete with down home country humor and real emotion. It's the true story of an unlikely friendship between a housewife and a legendary c...

Always... Patsy Cline

January 20 – 29, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Country has never had it so good! Always... Pasty Cline is complete with down home country humor and real emotion. It’s the true story of an unlikely friendship between a housewife and a l...

Art in the Evening: Oak City Hot Mess

January 20, 2017

The Oak City Hot Mess, a Gypsy Swing band, will be performing live at the North Carolina Museum of Art as the perfect start to your weekend. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries....

Atomic Buzz

January 20, 2017

Atomic Buzz will be performing live with Vacant Company and Drunk the Regs at Slim's Downtown.


January 06 – 22, 2017 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

The Sonorous Road Theatre will perform Blackbird by David Harrower. This play depicts a confrontation between a woman and the man who sexually abused her when she was twelve. Both characters revisit t...

Dangling Loafer 5th Anniversary

January 20, 2017
  • Times: 8pm
  • Venue: KINGS
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $5; 18 and over

Mike Mello, Brad Schnurr, Kevin Kinner, Steve Lesser, Brian Burns, Kathleen McDonald, Shane Smith and Adam Cohen will be performing live at Kings as part of the Dangling Loafer 5th Anniversary ...

Family Dance

January 20, 2017

Traditional dance caller Connie Carringer will teach fun dances for the whole family, including squares, circles and more! Enjoy live music from local musicians. No experience or partner required...

Flattz Food Truck and Free Wine Tasting

January 20, 2017

Join Greenway Beer and Wine for Flattz food truck from 5-8pm and a free wine tasting from 5-7pm.

Four Seasons: Next Generation on the Road

January 20, 2017

East Carolina University's School of Music will be performing live at Holy Trinity Anglican Church.


January 20 – 21, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Fri. 7pm; Sat. 2pm and 7pm
  • Venue: The Cary Theater
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: Adults $20; Black Irish Family Rate $15; Students $10

GOWN is a dance project that asks the questions: Who are you? Do the clothes make the man? Why did you choose that garment, that costume or for the sake of this show, that gown? Did you choose it...


January 19 – February 5, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Thurs., Fri., Sat. at 7:30pm; Sun. at 2pm
  • Venue: Burning Coal Theatre
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Adult $25; Seniors (65+) $20; Students $15; All Thursday Tickets $10

Heisenberg, by Simon Stephens, is a love story about two people trapped by time, determined to push past the confines that life has imposed on them. Most of us imagine that we are "free"...

Jake Dean

January 20, 2017

Jake Dean will be performing live at Doherty's in Apex.

James Gregory

January 20, 2017

James Gregory - the "Funniest Man in America" - creates an evening of non-stop laughter with a wry sense of the absurd, a Southern accent and universal story-telling. The ridiculous, the com...

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