August PlanAhead: Your Raleigh events calendar

Happy August, Raleigh. 🌼  If you’re anything like us, you’re hoping to soak up the rest of summer with the best events in town. Read on for all of the top events happening this month in the city. 

All month long

Arts 

  • Good Trouble | Thurs., July 1–Sun., Aug. 29 | Triangle Cultural Art Gallery, 8320 Litchford Rd. | Free | Every Thursday, Friday + Sunday, the NC A&T class of 2020 showcases their talented work and history in an art gallery. 

Sun., August 1

Festival

  • Watermelon Festival | Sun., Aug. 1 | 9 a.m.–3 p.m. |  Phillips Farms, 6701 Good Hope Church Rd. | Free | Phillips Farms of Cary is celebrating summer right with this watermelon festival you won’t want to miss. 🍉

Show

  • Harlem Globetrotters | Sun., Aug. 1 | 3 p.m. | PNC Arena | $17+ | Join this comedic + talented basketball team on their Spread Game tour which is both a game and a production.

TheBuy

  • Moore Square Market | Sun., Aug. 1 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | Moore Square | Free | You can find farm-fresh produce, baked goods, art, live music + handmade items at the market every Sunday. 🛍️

Active

  • Bend, Don’t Break! | Sun., Aug. 1 | 9–10 a.m. | Virtual | Free | A yoga class for all skill levels that focuses on basic poses, meditation + breathing exercises. 

Film

  • Jungle Cruise | Sun., Aug. 1 | 3 p.m. | Marbles Kids Museum | $9+ | Bring your family to enjoy this adventurous film based on the jungle cruise ride at Disneyland. 

Monday August 2–Sunday August 8

Mon., August  2  

Active

  • Yoga in the Park | Mon., Aug. 2 | Dorothea Dix Park | Free | In this all-level yoga class, practice strength + flexibility while surrounded by nature. 🧘

Talk

  • Monday Novel Readers Book Discussion | Mon., Aug. 2 | 6:30–7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Engage in this librarian-led discussion on A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende. 📚

ForKids

  • Wakaboomee Yoga | Mon., Aug. 2 | 3:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Instructor Dawn invites children of all ages to her yoga class to get kids moving in this fun activity.  

TryThis

  • Open Studio | Mon., Aug. 2 | 6 p.m. | Wine & Design, 510 W. Martin St. | $37 | Channel your inner artist with a glass of wine + paint the day away in this open studio art class. 🎨

Tues., August 3

Health 

  • LGBTQ+ Mental Health Support Group | Tues., Aug. 3 | 6–7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The LGBT Center of Raleigh is hosting a support group for adults every first + third Tuesday of August. 
  • RTPfit Meditation | Tues., Aug. 3 | 12–12:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join Haven E. Carter in calming your thoughts + mentally preparing for the week ahead in this guided meditation session. 

Learn

  • Hidden Histories | Tues., Aug. 3 | 6:30–7:30 p.m. | North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Rd. | Free | WRAL’s host of Hidden History, Heather Leah, walks listeners through Wake County’s forgotten history.
  • Write It: Telling the Stories of Your Life | Tues., Aug. 3 | 6:30–8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Eleanor Goodwin instructs attendees on writing about their own lives + formatting an autobiography. 📖 

ForKids

  • Imagination Playground | Tues., Aug. 3 | 10 a.m.–5 p.m. | Moore Square | Free | Kids are invited for a day of fun + to play outside with friends.

Wed., August 4

Biz

  • Economic Development Meeting | Wed., Aug. 4 | 8–9 a.m. | Cary Chamber of Commerce, 307 North Academy St. | Free | Hear from the Director of Partner + Industry Relations Heidi Walters. 
  • New Member Orientation | Wed., Aug. 4 | 8:30–9:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | New Members are invited to join the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce in this orientation day focused on introductions.

Art

  • Mindful Museum | Wed., Aug. 4 | 7–8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Connect with art on a deeper level with a slow observation of one piece of artwork from the NCMA. 

Learn

  • Lunchtime Discovery | Wed., Aug. 4 | 12–1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Watch a live dinosaur dig with the NC Museum of atural Sciences. 🦖

ForKids

  • Summer Tar Heel Tales | Wed., Aug. 4 | 1–1:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn some NC history through this storytime called Players in Pigtails by Shana Corey. 
  • Storytime | Wed., Aug. 4 | 3–3:30 p.m. | Bumble Brews Play Cafe, 2464 SW Cary Pkwy., Cary | Free | Kids are invited to story time at the play cafe with friends. 

Active

  • Wellness Wednesdays | Wed., Aug. 4 | 5–7 p.m. | Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park, 4011 Cardinal at North Hills St. | $5 | Drop in to this class every Wednesday focused on exercising the whole body. 

Thurs., August 5

Active

  • Education Golf Tournament | Thurs., Aug. 5 | 12 p.m. | MacGregor Downs Country Club, 430 St. Andrews Ln., Cary | Free | Play in this golf tournament that benefits various education programs like Honor A Teacher + First Year Teacher Awards. 🏌️
  • HIIT/Bootcamp class | Thurs., Aug. 5 | 8–9 a.m. | City Plaza, 400 Fayetteville St. | Get in your morning workout with the YMCA at this mini pop up class. 

Drink

  • Out of Office “OOO” | Thurs., Aug. 5 | 4:30–6:30 p.m. | Frontier RTP, 800 Park Offices Dr., Durham | Free | Invite your co-workers + enjoy a glass of wine or beer from Frontier RTP. 

TryThis

  • Sewing & Quilt Expo | Thurs., Aug. 5–Sat., Aug. 7 | Thurs.–Fri., 10 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. +  Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. | Raleigh Convention Center | $8+ | Take classes, shop + check out fascinating quilt designs in this 3-day event. 

TheBuy

  • Happy Hour Market | Thurs., Aug. 5 | 4:30–7:30 p.m. | Hartwell, 620 W. South St. | Free | The Raleigh Night Market presents a pop up event with 20+ local vendors and live music. 🛍️

Civic

Talk

  • Thursday Novel Readers Book Discussion | Thurs., Aug. 5 | 6:30–7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Engage in this librarian-led discussion on The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower. 📚

Biz

  • Introduction to the Raleigh Chamber | Thurs., Aug. 5 | 9–10 a.m. | Raleigh Chamber, 800 S. Salisbury St. | Prospective members are invited to this event to learn more about the Raleigh Chamber. 

Fri., August 6 

Art

  • First Friday at Current Wellness | Fri., Aug. 6 | 5:30–7:30 p.m. | Current Wellness, 219 S. East St. | Free | Current Wellness invites the public to check out their featured artist + grab a drink. 

Dish

Cause

  • JFS Mitzvah Meal Delivery | Fri., Aug. 6 | 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Jewish Federation, 8210 Creedmoor Rd. | Free | Volunteer with the JFS food pantry + meal program to deliver meals to the Jewish community. 

TryThis

  • Open Studio | Fri., Aug. 6 | 6 p.m. | Wine & Design, 510 W. Martin St. | $37 | Pick a design of your choice, grab a glass of wine + paint away the day. 🍷

Sat., August 7 

Outdoors

  • Museum Park Tour | Sat., Aug. 7 | 9:30–11 a.m. | NCMA | Free | Take a 2-mile walk through the NCMA on a guided tour + learn about various artwork. 

Film

  • Sister Act | Sat., Aug. 7 | 9–11 p.m. | NCMA | $9+ | In the summer series, join the NCMA for the Sister Act film under the stars. 
  • Open Mic Night | Sat., Aug. 7 | 7–9 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join the LGBT Center of Raleigh for a night of free expression and fun with friends. 🎤

ForKids

  • Eggs-traordinary Storytime | Sat., Aug. 7 | 10:30–11:30 a.m. | Raleigh City Farm, 800 N. Blount St. | Free | Grab a spot outside with local librarian Miss Melissa as she reads chicken-themed stories + check out the chickens after. 🐣 
  • Wonder Woman | Sat., Aug. 7 | 12–1 p.m. | Bumble Brews Play Cafe, 2464 SW Cary Parkway, Cary | $15 | Wonder Woman joins the play cafe for an afternoon of super hero training. 🦸 

Active

  • Yoga and Mimosas | Sat., Aug. 7 | 11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Dogwood Bar & Eatery, 610 Glenwood Ave. | $13 | Oak City Yoga is holding an outdoor yoga class for all levels + serving mimosas afterward. 🧘 

TryThis

  • Forever & Company | Sat., Aug. 7–Sun., Aug. 8 | 11 a.m.–4 p.m. | Jim Graham Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd. | $15+ | Calling anyone in the midst of wedding planning to check out this annual wedding show. 

Sun., August 8

Show

  • Aizuri Quartet | Sun., Aug. 8 | 1–3 p.m. |  NCMA | $17+ | Chamber music presents the Sights + Sounds concert series. 
  • Kings of Leon | Sun., Aug. 8 | 7:30 p.m. | Coastal Credit Union Music Park | $36 | Kings of Leon join the stage for a night of good tunes on their When You See Yourself tour. 

TheBuy

  • Moore Square Market | Sun., Aug. 8 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | Moore Square | Free | You can find farm-fresh produce, baked goods, art, live music + handmade items at the market every Sunday. 🛍️ 
  • MAKRS @ North Hills | Sun., Aug. 8 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | 305 Church at North Hills St. | Free | Join the MAKRS Society and over 35 vendors for goods, food trucks + music.

Film

  • Pandas 3D | Sun., Aug. 8 | 1 p.m. | Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St. | $5+ | Kick back and enjoy the adventures of this IMAX original film. 

 Monday August 9–Sunday August 15 

Mon., August  9  

Active 

  • Co-Ed Corporate League | Mon., Aug. 9 | 6–9 p.m. | City Plaza, 400 Fayetteville St. | $300 | Grab your teammates + play a soccer game downtown. 

TryThis

  • The Baker Street Scavenger Hunt | Mon., Aug. 9 | 4–4:45 p.m. | Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave. | Free | Teens grades 6-10 are invited to this self-guided scavenger hunt through the first floor of the library. 🔍

Talk

  • Transgender Initiative | Mon., Aug. 9 | 8–9:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | All are welcome to this gender social event with casual conversation + activities of all kinds. 

Network

  • Business After Hours | Mon., Aug. 9 | 4:30–6 p.m. | The Loading Dock (Prince Hall), 216 E. Lenoir St. | Free+ | Meet with like-minded professionals + gain insight into business success. 

Civic 

  • Board of Adjustment Meeting | Mon., Aug. 9 | 1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The City of Raleigh is holding a meeting to discuss zoning regulations. 

Tues., August 10

Community 

  • Women’s Philanthropy Community Rosh Chodesh | Tues., Aug. 10 | 7–8:30 p.m. | Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary, 8210 Creedmoor Rd. | Free | The Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary is hosting a conversation on philanthropy + community for women. 

Job

  • Raleigh Virtual Job Fair | Tues., Aug. 10 | 9 a.m.–3 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Hop onto this relaxed job fair where you can check out companies + land a new job. 

TryThis

  • Latin and Swing at the Promenade | Tues., Aug. 10 | 5:30–7:30 p.m. | A Step To Gold International Ballroom, 6278 Glenwood Ave. | Free | Kick on your dancing shoes + enjoy a free dance class every Tuesday.  
  • Drive Shack | Tues., Aug. 10 | 10 a.m.–12 p.m | 6901 Play Golf Way | $10 | Show off your golf skills in a virtual game of golf at Drive Shack. ⛳

Wed., August 11

Talk

  • Virtual Youth Coffeehouse | Wed., Aug. 11 | 5–6 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Grab a cup of coffee + sit down with the LGBT Center of Raleigh for this engaging youth group. 

Active

  • Wellness Wednesdays | Wed., Aug. 11 | 5–7 p.m. | Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park, 4011 Cardinal at North Hills St. | $5 | “Get Your Fit On” in this outdoor fitness class focused on wellness + various workouts. 

ForKids

  • Art Snacks | Wed., Aug. 11 | 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Children ages 3 to 5 will engage in fun art activities + videos. 🎨
  • Storytime | Wed., Aug. 11 | 3–3:30 p.m. | Bumble Brews Play Cafe, 2464 SW Cary Pkwy., Cary | Free | Kids are invited to story time at the play cafe with friends. 

Thurs., August 12

Theatre

  • Beehive: The 60’s Musical | Thurs., Aug. 12 | 8 p.m. | Raleigh Little Theatre, Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre | $23+ | Celebrate powerful female voices from the 60s with music that gets you on your feet. 

Art

  • Virtual Lunchtime Lecture | Thurs., Aug. 12 | 12–1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join NCMA conservator Perry Hurt for a discussion on authentic work + “fakery”. 

Talk

TheBuy

  • Apex Night Market | Thurs., Aug. 12 | 6–9 p.m. | Apex Farmers Market, 112 Saunders St., Apex | Free | Shop for local + artisan goods under the stars from 25 different vendors. 🛍️

Active

  • HIIT/Bootcamp classThurs., Aug. 12 | 8–9 a.m. | City Plaza, 400 Fayetteville St. | Get in your morning workout with the YMCA at this mini pop up class. 

Fri., August 13

Art

  •  Triangle Queer Artist Collective | Fri., Aug. 13 | 6–8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | All skill levels are invited to this creative community meeting with the LGBT Center of Raleigh.  

Learn

  • On the Menu | Fri., Aug. 13 | 12–1 p.m. | Frontier RTP, 800 Park Offices Dr., Durham | Free | Experts join attendees both virtually + in person to share their insights on making digital content accessible for everyone. 

Show

  • The Best of North Hills | Fri., Aug. 13 | 5–9 p.m. | Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park, 4011 Cardinal at North Hills St. | $10 | The Best of North Hills has returned with their comeback series filled with live music, events + drinks. 🎶
  • Katie Hannigan | Fri., Aug. 13 | 8 p.m. | Goodnights Comedy Club, 861 W. Morgan St. | $15+ | Comedian Katie joins the stage for a history themed comedy show. 

TryThis 

  • Sardines Scavenger Hunt | Fri., Aug. 13 | 7–8:30 p.m. | Circa 1888, 412 W. Davie St. | $20 | Unleash your inner child + explore the Warehouse District of downtown Raleigh while completing tasks with your friends. 

Sat., August 14 

Show

  • Uniquely Carolyn | Sat., Aug. 14 | 5:30–7:30 p.m. | NCMA | $8+ | The Colquitt Quartet joins the stage for a relaxing night of jazz, R&B + soul music. 🎶

Festival

  • Repticon Raleigh | Sat., Aug. 14 | 10 am.–12:45 p.m. | NC State Fairgrounds | $5+ | Check out exotic reptiles at this exposition filled with vendors + merchandise. 🐍

Talk

  • Youth and Family Initiative | Sat., Aug. 14 | 12:30–2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Transgender and Gender Non-confirming youth ages 13-19 are welcome to join in a discussion of their community, exchange resources + express support for one another. 

Active 

  • Yoga and Mimosas | Sat., Aug. 14 | 11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Dogwood Bar & Eatery, 610 Glenwood Ave. | $13 | Oak City Yoga is holding an outdoor yoga class for all levels + serving mimosas afterward. 🧘 

Sun., August 15

Show

  • Switzerland | Sun., Aug. 15 | 3–5 p.m. | Theatre in the Park, 107 Pullen Rd. | $19+ | Enjoy this thrilling production written by Joanna Murray-Smith based in the Swiss Alps. 

Active

TheBuy

  • Moore Square Market | Sun., Aug. 15 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | Moore Square | Free | You can find farm-fresh produce, baked goods, art, live music + handmade items at the market every Sunday. 🛍️ 

TryThis

  • Nitro Circus | Sun., Aug. 15 | 5–7 p.m. | Durham Bulls Athletic Park | $29+ | Watch this action packed sports show with events from FMX, BMX, skate + scooter. 

Monday August 16–Sunday August 22

Mon., August  16  

Show 

  • Dead & Company | Mon., Aug. 16 | 7 p.m. | Coastal Credit Union Music Park | $171+ | Rock out to the Grateful Dead along with singer John Mayer. 🎸

Art 

  • Open Studio | Mon., Aug. 16 | 6–8 p.m. | Wine & Design, 510 W. Martin St. | $37 | Pick a design of your choice, grab a glass of wine + paint away the day. 🍷
  • Pop Art Portraits | Mon., Aug. 16 | 4–4:30 p.m. | Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave. | Free | Teens are invited to this self-portrait painting class at the library. 

Civic

  • Growth and Sustainability Committee Meeting | Mon., Aug. 16 | 10 a.m.–12 p.m. | Wake County Justice Center | Free | In this public meeting with Wake County, discuss all things growth and sustainability in the area. 

Drink

  • $3 Pint Night | Mon., Aug. 16 | 4–10 p.m. | Gizmo Brew Works, 5907 Triangle Dr. | Free | Gizmo Brew Works offers $3 pints of draft beer + other drinks specials every Monday. 🍺 

Tues., August 17

Biz 

  • Chamber Professional Women’s Luncheon | Tues., Aug. 17 | 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley, 4500 Marriott Dr. | $70+ | A panel of women will speak about their professional journeys + attendees can build connections. 

Art

  • Floral Flamingo | Tues., Aug. 17 | 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Wine & Design, 510 W. Martin St. | $37 | Follow along with an instructor in this flamingo themed painting class. 🖌️
  • New Works | Tues., Aug. 17 | 12–5 p.m. | Gallery C, 540 North Blount St. | Free | Schedule an appointment to check out this gallery in downtown Raleigh with artist Lee Mims.   

Talk

  • Short Story Discussion | Tues., Aug. 17 | 2:30–3:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Engage in this librarian-led discussion on the short story Friends by Grace Paley. 📚 

Wed., August 18

Art

  • Virtual Teen Art Portfolio | Wed., Aug. 18 | 1–2 p.m. | Virtual | $27+  | Teens age 15 and older are invited to share their art portfolios with peers + mentors for a chance to receive feedback. 

Outdoors

  •  SAGE Walk and Talk | Wed., Aug. 18 | 10–11 a.m. | Various locations | Free | SAGE — an advocacy & service organization for the LGBTQ+ senior community — is hosting their weekly walk and talk. 🥾 

Learn

  • Deeper in the Garden | Wed., Aug. 18 | 3–3:35 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Join the JC Raulston Arboretum in their midweek program to examine some of their favorite plants. 🌱

Network

  • Young Professionals Network | Wed., Aug. 18 | 8:30–10 a.m. | Raleigh Founded Gateway, 2409-107 Crabtree Blvd. | Free | New Young Professional Network members are invited to this orientation to meet other like-minded individuals. 

Active

  • Wellness Wednesdays | Wed., Aug. 18 | 5–7 p.m. | Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park, 4011 Cardinal at North Hills St. | $5 | Drop in to this class every wednesday focused on exercising the whole body. 

ForKids

  • K-5th Outside @ the Library | Wed., Aug. 18 | 10:15–11:15 a.m. | Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Dr., Apex | Free | Kids will learn outside the library in this interactive lesson on Owl Pellets. 🦉

Thurs., August 19

Film

  • Minari | Thurs., Aug. 19 | 7 p.m. | The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St., Cary | $3+ | Grab a seat at the The Cary theatre for a drama film about the resilience of family. 🎬 

Learn

  • RTP180: Digital Marketing | Thurs., Aug. 19 | 5–7:15 p.m. | Frontier RTP, 800 Park Offices Dr., Durham | Free | Listen to a panel of experts + learn something new about digital marketing. 

TheBuy

  • Raleigh Night Market | Thurs., Aug. 19 | 5–9 p.m. | 225 E. Martin St. | Free | Spend an evening with Raleigh’s most creative artisans + shop amongst your favorite local goods. 🛍️

Drink

  • Sustainable Spirits | Thurs., Aug. 19 | 6 p.m. | Young Hearts Distillery, 225 S. Wilmington St. | Free | Make new friends at this social event centered around this month’s theme of “Bring Your Own Brew” + sustainability.

Active

  • Tai Chi in the Park | Thurs., Aug. 19 | 6–7 p.m. | Dorothea Dix Park | Free | Learn the art of Tai Chi while spending a relaxing evening outdoors surrounded by nature. 

Civic

Fri., August 20

Show

  • Amphitheatre Concert Season Series | Fri., Aug. 20 | 7–9 p.m. | NCMA | $36+ | Spend the night listening to various bands from Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tank and the Bangas + Sweet Crude. 

TryThis

  • Find it Fridays | Fri., Aug. 20 | All day | Raleigh Parks | Free | Head on a self-guided adventure through one of Raleigh’s parks, identifying different nature components. 🌿

Show

Cause

  • Mitzvah Meal Delivery | Fri., Aug. 20 | 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Jewish Federation, 8210 Creedmoor Rd. | Free | Volunteer with the JFS food pantry + meal program to deliver meals to the Jewish community. 

Sat., August 21 

Film

  • The Wiz | Sat., Aug. 21 | 8:30–10 p.m. | NCMA | $10 | Come out for the family-friendly classic The Wiz in the NCMA’s outdoor movie series. 

TheBuy

  • Morning Market | Sat., Aug. 21 | 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | 620 West South St. | Free | Visitors can shop from an array of local and handcrafted goods including accessories, gifts + more. 🛍️ 
  • Midtown Farmers Market | Sat., Aug. 21 | 8 a.m.–12 p.m. | The Commons, 4191 Main at North Hills St. | Free | Spend your morning at the local farmers market + purchase plenty of fresh produce. 🥕

Active

  • Yoga and Mimosas | Sat., Aug. 21 | 11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Dogwood Bar & Eatery, 610 Glenwood Ave. | $13 | Oak City Yoga is holding an outdoor yoga class for all levels + serving mimosas afterward. 🧘 

Sun., August 22

Festival

  • Body Mind Spirit Celebration | Sun., Aug. 22 | 10 a.m.–6 p.m. | NC State Fairgrounds, Exposition Center | $14 | Attend this wellness-filled event with various performances and health vendors. 

TheBuy 

  • Moore Square Market | Sun., Aug. 22 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | Moore Square | Free | You can find farm-fresh produce, baked goods, art, live music + handmade items at the market every Sunday. 🛍️ 
  • Pop-Up Raleigh | Sun., Aug. 22 | 12–5 p.m. | Trophy Brewing & Taproom, 656 Maywood Ave. | Free | Support small businesses by attending this pop-up market + shopping all things local. 

Outdoors

  • SAGE Walk and Talk | Sun., Aug. 22 | 10–11 a.m. | Various locations | Free | SAGE — an advocacy & service organization for the LGBTQ+ senior community — is hosting their weekly walk and talk. 🥾 

Monday August 23–Sunday August 29

Mon., August  23  

Active

  • Silent Disco Yoga | Mon., Aug. 23 | 6:30–7:30 p.m. | Raleigh Beer Garden | $13 | Enjoy this vinyasa-style yoga class with silent disco + a fun experience where you can go at your own pace. 🎧

Health 

  •  HIV/STI Testing | Mon., Aug. 23 | 5–7:45 p.m. |  LGBT Center of Raleigh, 19 W. Hargett St. | Free | Receive free, confidential HIV + STI testing by the Alliance of AIDS Services.  

Biz

  • Are You Nonprofit Ready? | Mon., Aug. 23 | 12–1:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn what it takes to start a nonprofit organization in this live webinar.

Talk

  • Nonfiction Book Discussion | Mon., Aug. 23 | 2–3 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Engage in this librarian-led discussion on Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot. 📚

Tues., August 24

Show

  • Harry Connick, Jr. | Tues., Aug. 24 | 8 p.m. | Koka Booth Amphitheatre | $39+ | Harry + his band present their “Time to Play!” tour to kick off the return of live concerts. 

Community 

Talk

  • Classics Book Discussion Group | Tues., Aug. 24 | 6:30–7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Engage in this librarian-led discussion on Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya.

ForKids

  • Little Explorers | Tues., Aug. 24 | 11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Graham Lawn, 691 Palmer Dr. | Free | Kids ages 2-6 are invited to this fun nature program filled with activities + music. 

Wed., August 25

Biz

Outdoors

  • SAGE Walk and Talk | Wed., Aug. 25 | 10–11 a.m. | Various locations | Free | SAGE — an advocacy & service organization for the LGBTQ+ senior community — is hosting their weekly walk and talk. 🥾

Talk

  • One Read: The Color of Law | Wed., Aug. 25 | 6–7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join professor Valerie Ann Johnson, Ph.D., for a discussion on The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein. 

ForKids

  • Storytime | Wed., Aug. 25 | 3–3:30 p.m. | Bumble Brews Play Cafe, 2464 SW Cary Pkwy., Cary | Free | Kids are invited to story time at the play cafe with friends. 
  • K-5th Outside @ the Library | Wed., Aug. 25 | 10:15–11:15 a.m. | Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Dr., Apex | Free | Kids will learn outside the library in this interactive lesson on Paper Airplanes. 🦉

Learn

  • Gardening 101 | Wed., Aug. 25 | 3–3:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn about which plants are the best to cut + bring into your home. 💐 
  • Lunchtime Discovery | Wed., Aug. 25 | 12–1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Matt Bertone shares his insights on bees in the livestream.

Thurs., August 26  

Talk

Drink

  • Trophy at the Yard | Thurs., Aug. 26 | 5:30–9 p.m. | The Hop Yard, 1141 Falls River Ave. | Bring your friends + head to the Hop Yard NC for locally brewed craft beer. 🍻

Biz

Civic 

 Fri., August 27

Talk 

  • Connections on Zoom | Fri., Aug. 27 | 7–8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | LGBTQ+ people of all faith backgrounds are welcome to discuss their perspectives on sexuality + spirituality. 

Show

  • The Best of North Hills | Fri., Aug. 27 | 5–9 p.m. | Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park, 4011 Cardinal at North Hills St. | $10 | The Best of North Hills has returned with their comeback series filled with live music, events + drinks. 🎶

Biz

  • C-Suite Perspectives | Fri., Aug. 27 | 8:30–10 a.m. | The Umstead Hotel and Spa, 100 Woodland Pond Dr. | $75+ | Paul Rea joins the Raleigh Chamber to teach about leadership. 

Art

  • Disney Trivia Night | Fri., Aug. 27 | 7 p.m. | Wine & Design, 510 W. Martin St. | $37 | Pick a design of your choice, grab a glass of wine + paint away the day. 🍷

TryThis

  • Sardines Scavenger Hunt | Fri., Aug. 27 | 7–8:30 p.m. | Circa 1888, 412 W. Davie St. | $20 | Unleash your inner child + explore the Warehouse District of downtown Raleigh while completing tasks with your friends. 

Sat., August 28 

Festival

Active

  • Family Growga | Sat., Aug. 28 | 9–10 a.m. | Virtual | $7+ | Learn basic mindfulness techniques in this virtual yoga class suitable for the entire family. 🧘
  • Yoga and Mimosas | Sat., Aug. 28 | 11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Dogwood Bar & Eatery, 610 Glenwood Ave. | $13 | Oak City Yoga is holding an outdoor yoga class for all levels + serving mimosas afterward. 🧘 

TheBuy

  • Midtown Farmers Market | Sat., Aug. 28 | 8 a.m.–12 p.m. | The Commons, 4191 Main at North Hills St. | Free | Spend your morning at the local farmers market + purchase plenty of fresh produce. 🥕

Learn

  • Gardening in the South | Sat., Aug. 28 | 9 a.m.–12 p.m. | Virtual | $10 | Learn about plants from the The JC Raulston Arboretum and Leaf & Limb. 🌱

FeaturedEvent
Crabtree Back to School Community Celebration | Sat., Aug. 28 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Crabtree Valley Mall, 4325 Glenwood Ave. | Free | Crabtree’s Back to School community event will include live music, entertainment and giveaways. Ⓟ

Sun., August 29

Festival

  • Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival | Sun., Aug. 29 | 12:30–5 p.m. | Cary Town Hall Campus, 316 N. Academy St., Cary | There is plenty to do at this festival with music, food + activities for kids. 🎨

Show 

  • DJ Lord Redbyrd | Sun., Aug. 29 | 4–7 p.m. | The Longleaf Hotel, 300 N. Dawson St. | Free | Wrap up the weekend with some tunes at the Longleaf Hotel lounge. 

TheBuy 

  • Moore Square Market | Sun., Aug. 29 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | Moore Square | Free | You can find farm-fresh produce, baked goods, art, live music + handmade items at the market every Sunday. 🛍️ 

TryThis

  • Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop | Sun., Aug. 29 | 2–5 p.m. | Wine & Design, 510 W. Martin St. | $37 | Create + build your own Macrame plant hanger for your plants at home. 

Mon., August 30

Talk 

  •  SAGE Women Monday Mornings | Mon., Aug. 30 | 10–11:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Start your morning by catching up with friends over a cup of coffee. ☕

Active

  • Yoga in the Park | Mon., Aug. 30 | 6–7 p.m. | Dorothea Dix Park | Free | In this all-level yoga class, practice strength + flexibility while surrounded by nature. 🧘

Learn

  • Cloud Security 101 | Mon., Aug. 30 | 3–4 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Listen to an expert panel discussion on Cloud Security for those interested in cybersecurity.

Drink

  • $3 Pint Night | Mon., Aug. 30 | 4–10 p.m. | Gizmo Brew Works, 5907 Triangle Dr. | Free | Gizmo Brew Works offers $3 pints of draft beer + other drinks specials every Monday. 🍺 

Tues., August 31

Outdoors

  • Guided Walking Tour | Tues., Aug. 31 | 5:30–7:30 p.m. | Dorothea Dix Park | Free | Free | Take a 2-hour and 3.5 mile walking tour through the park and discover history + stories of the past. 🥾 

Film

  • Sun Children | Tues., Aug. 31 | 6:30–8:30 p.m. | Witherspoon Student Center, 2810 Cates Ave. | Free | Watch this showing in NC State’s Global Film Series about Ali, his 3 friends + their many adventures. 

Civic

  • Public Art and Design Board | Tues., Aug. 31 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The public is welcome to join this board meeting focused on connecting communities through art.  
  • Energy Advisory Commission | Tues., Aug. 31 | 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join Wake County in discussing energy components around the area.  

TryThis

  • Open Studio | Tues., Aug. 31 | 6 p.m. | Wine & Design, 510 W. Martin St. | $37 | Pick a design of your choice, grab a glass of wine + paint away the day. 🍷