June PlanAhead: Your Raleigh events calendar

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Happy June, Raleigh. 🌻 The Summer Solstice is rapidly approaching (AKA the first day of summer) and there are so many fun local events to look forward to like the NC Hops Fest, an International Food Festival + Raleigh Pride. Read on for all the top events happening this month in the City of Oaks


Wednesday June 1—Sunday June 5 

Wed., June 1

  • Wellness Wednesdays |  Wed., June 1 | 6-7 p.m. | Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park, North Hills | $5 | MADabolic will lead a class for all fitness levels. 💪
  • Mindful Museum | Wed., June 1 | 7-8 p.m. | NCMA | $12+ | Relax your body + mind with this outdoor yoga session surrounded by a lotus pond and serene sculptures. 
  • Sinisterhood Podcast | Wed., June 1 | 7:15 p.m. | Goodnights Comedy Club, 861 W. Morgan St. | $25+ | Watch this podcast come to life live and laugh along at this bone-chilling comedy show. 🎤
  • Wine + Weeds | Wed., June 1 | 6-7 p.m. | Raleigh City Farm, 800 N. Blount St. | Free | Get your hands dirty during this weeding party and reward yourself with a compostable cup of wine. 🍷
  • Bark at the Park | Wed., June 1 | 6:35 p.m. | Durham Bulls Athletic Park | $26+ | Bring your pup to the park to watch the Bulls take on the Nashville Sounds at home. 🐶
  • Al Olender with James Felice | Wed., June 1 | 8 p.m. | The Pour House Music Hall | $12+ | Listen to this NY artist perform intimate songs like “Liar Liar” with a special guest. 

Thurs., June 2

  • Movies by Moonlight | Thurs., June 2 | 8:30 p.m. | Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary | $5+ | Watch “Godzilla vs. Kong” under the stars — a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the WakeMed Foundation.
  • CHVRCHES | Thurs., June 2 | 7 p.m. | The Ritz, 2820 Industrial Dr. | $35+ | Listen to this pop group perform songs for their latest album “Screen Violence.”
  • U.S. Women’s Open Presented by ProMedica | Thurs., June 2-Sun., June 5 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | 1005 Midland Rd., Southern Pines | $20 | Follow the Victory Club to stay up-to-date on all the action leading up to (and during) the U.S. Women’s Open next month. ⛳*
  • Singin’ in the Rain | Thurs., June 2 | 7 p.m. | 3209 Gresham Lake Rd. | $10+ | Watch this romantic musical live + sing along to classic songs like “You Were Meant For Me.” 
  • Saving Grace Yappy Hour | Thurs., June 2 | 4-7 p.m. | 13400 Old Creedmore Rd., Wake Forest | Free | Drink + snack while playing with pups at this open house adoption event.🐶
  • Midtown Beach Music | Thurs., June 2 | 5-9 p.m. | Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park, North Hills | $5+ | Listen to live beach music performed by BlackWater Band. 🏖️
  • Permian Monsters Lecture Series: Rewiring the Biosphere | Thurs., June 2 | 7-8 p.m. | NC Museum of Natural Sciences | $10 | Discover the tremendous changes of biodiversity that took place during the end-Permian mass extinction (aka the largest recorded in the fossil record).*

Fri., June 3

  • First Friday | Fri., June 3 | 5 p.m.-1 a.m. | Downtown | Free | Stay up late to explore art galleries, exhibits, and shops including Amarino Raleigh, Current Wellness + Designed for Joy. 🎨
  • Beethoven’s 9th Symphony | Thurs., June 2-Fri. June 3 | 8 p.m. | Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center | $54+ | Listen to the North Carolina Symphony perform Symphony No. 9 and “Ode to Joy.” 🎻
  • Cancer Walk & Festival | Fri., June 3 | 6 p.m.-9 p.m. | 300 N. Salisbury St. | Free | Honor and remember loved ones by participating in this Relay for Life Fundraiser. 💜
  • Sardines Scavenger Hunt | Fri., June 3 | 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. | 412 W. Davies St. | $20 | Explore the Warehouse District by completing tasks and searching for the sardine. 🕵️‍♀️
  • Artisan Mini Market | Fri., June 3 | 5 p.m.-8 p.m. | 401 Hillsborough St. | Free | Check out locally made goods, art + food at State of Beer. 🍻
  • Matt McCarthy | Fri., June 3 | 6-8 p.m. | Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary | Free | Meet the artist behind the Magnus Cattus series, a surreal collection of giant cat collages. 
  • Morgan Wallen | Fri., June 3 | 7 p.m. | Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek | $600+ | Listen to this country star on the “Dangerous Tour” perform hit songs like “Wasted on You.”  
  • Martini Night | Fri., June 3 | 7-9 p.m. | The Loading Dock, 216 E. Lenoir St. | $69 | Join this mixology class to learn how to make three different martinis while you snack on tapas. 
  • Foodie Friday | Fri., June 3 | 5-7 p.m. | Dix Park | Free | Enjoy food from the Redneck BBQ Lab, Flattz Food Truck, and Coco Crissi while listening to local musicians. 
  • In the Heights | Fri., June 3 | 8 p.m. | Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue St. | $22+ | Watch the Tony Award winning musical about a bodega owner and his friends dreaming of a bright future for their community. 🌇
  • Southern Tide Grand Opening Party | Fri., June 3 | 5-8 p.m. | Southern Tide, 1 Fenton Main St., Ste. 125, Cary | Free | Celebrate the grand opening of the Cary location with local bites + sips, live music, and exclusive giveaways. 🛍️*

Sat., June 4

  • HIIT class | Sat., June 4 | 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. | 1930 Wake Forest Rd. | Free | Enjoy an hour long outdoor HIIT class with Glow Fitness. ☀️
  • Community Helpers & Heroes Day  | Sat., June 4 | 1 p.m.-4 p.m. | Marbles Kids Museum | Included with Admission | Meet and learn about local community helpers and heroes including firemen + a therapy dog.  🚒
  • Downtown Raleigh Treasure Hunt  | Sat., June 4 | 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. | Raleigh Convention Center | $12+ | Use a map to search downtown Raleigh for clues to find and unlock a hidden treasure chest. 🗺
  • FRESH Sounds With Charly | Sat., June 4 | 7 p.m.-9 p.m. | 201 E. Davie St. | $45+ | Listen to a series of live music and spoken word performed by local artists. 🎵
  • Parker McCollum | Sat., June 4 | 8 p.m. | Red Hat Amphitheater | $25 | Listen to country artist Parker McCollum perform songs from his latest album, “Golden Chain Cowboy.” 🤠
  • International Food Festival | Sat., June 4 | 12-10 p.m. | City Plaza, 443 Fayetteville St. | Free | Enjoy a dance party, food + drinks with over 30 countries represented from around the world. 🍝
  • Neon Nights Adventure Family Scavenger Hunt | Sat., June 4 | 8 p.m. | City Plaza, 443 Fayetteville St. | $10+ | Throw on some neon clothes to complete in tasks and follow clues to be the first team to finish. 🔎
  • Summertime Beer Fest | Sat., June 4 | 3-7 p.m. | Clouds Brewing, 1233 Front St. | $20+ | Celebrate summer with NC’s best lagers, IPA’s + sours. 🍻
  • My Mini Scientist | Sat., June 4 | 11 a.m-12:30 p.m. | Loading Dock, 1053 Whitaker Mill Rd. | $29 | Sign your little one up for fun science experiments — each ticket is for one parent and one child. 🧪
  • The Market at NCMA Sat., June 4 | 11 a.m-3 p.m. | NCMA | Free | Join Triangle Pop-up for their local artist market series.  🛍
  • Bubbles and Brisket Sat., June 4 | 2-6 p.m. | Smoky Hollow, 421 N. Harrington St. | $75 | Spend the afternoon enjoying a variety of foods and bubbly beverages. 🥂
  • Summer Macarons | Sat., June 4 | 9 a.m. | Sur La Table, 4421 Six Forks Rd. | $79 | Master the art of preparing these colorful French confections while infusing summer flavors. 🍪

Sun., June 5

  • Prenatal Series | Sun., June 5 | 4 p.m.-5:15 p.m. | Dose Yoga, 415 N. Harrington St. | $40 | Learn how to utilize safe yoga practices to increase balance, strength + endurance during pregnancy. 🧘‍
  • Triangle Trivia Tournament Kick-off | Sun., June 5 | 2 p.m. | Durty Bull, 206 Broadway St., Durham | Free | Start this 10-week trivia tournament and make your way around the Triangle for a chance to win $1000. 
  • Dessert Pop-Up | Sun, June 5 | 2-5 p.m. | The Willard, 9 Glenwood Ave. | Free | Score some tasty ice cream by Bold Batch Creamery featuring fancy toppings and flavors like Dunkaroo + Junk Food Aisle. 🍨
  • Ladies That Brunch | Sun., June 5 | 12-3 p.m. | MacGregor Downs Country Club, 430 Saint Andrews Ln., Cary | $75+ | Join in for a fashion show, silent auction + brunch including bottomless mimosas. 🥂
  • Food Truck Rodeo | Sun., June 5 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | A Place at the Table, 300 W. Hargett St. | Celebrate the Set the Table Campaign with this pay-what-you-can event. 🍝
  • Moore Square Market | Sun., June 5 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Moore Square, 200 S. Blount St. | Free | Shop from local vendors selling farm fresh produce and artisanal goods.
  • Picnic and Wine Pop Up | Sun., June 5 | 1-5 p.m. | The Meadows Raleigh, 1945 The Meadows Ln. | $50 | Sip on local wines, snack on charcuterie favorites, and listen to live music on the lawn. 
  • Classic Doughnuts | Sun., June 5 | 10 a.m. | Sur La Table, 4421 Six Forks Rd. | $79 | Fry, fill, and glaze classic glazed doughnuts, chocolate + hazelnut filled doughnuts, and mixed berry fritters with raspberry-lemon glaze. 🍩

Monday June 6—Sunday June 12 

Mon., June 6

  • Yoga in the Park | Mon., June 6 | 6-7 p.m. | Flowers Field at Dix Park | Free | Increase your strength and flexibility during this outdoor class.
  • Foster Grandparent Information Session | Mon., June 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 505 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. | Free | Adults 55+ who are interested in this program can join to learn more  + ask any questions. 
  • Game Night | Mon., June 6 | 6 p.m. | Tin Roof, 300 Glenwood Ave. | Free | Put on your game face and participate in table-top games + tournaments for the chance to win prizes. 
  • The Bergamot | Mon., June 6 | 8 p.m. | The Pour House Music Hall | $10+ | Take in the soothing musical sounds of this husband + wife power-pop duo. 

Tues., June 7

  • Therese Anne Fowler | 7 p.m. | Quail Ridge Books, 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd. | $32.50 | Experience this author talk about her new book “It All Comes Down to This,” live. 📚
  • Still Woozy | Tues., June 7 | 8 p.m. | The Ritz | $48.50+ | Listen to this alternative singer-songwriter perform on his “If This Isn’t Nice” tour. 

Wed., June 8

  • Corban Addison: Wastelands | Wed., June 8 | 7 p.m. | Quail Ridge Books, 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd. | $34.99 | Listen to this best-selling author talk about his new book.
  • Wellness Wednesdays |  Wed., June 8 | 6-7 p.m. | Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park, North Hills | $5 | Barre3 will lead a class for all fitness levels.
  • The Mavericks | Wed., June 8 | 7:30 p.m. | NCMA | $32+ | See this electric rock and country group perform songs from their album, “En Español.”
  • Raleigh Night Market | Wed., June 8 | 5 p.m.-9 p.m. | Smoky Hollow | Free | Shop from local makers while enjoying food trucks + live entertainment. 💫
  • Wine & Weeds | Wed., June 8 | 6 p.m. | Raleigh City Farm, 800 N. Blount St. | Free | Enjoy a compostable cup of wine before participating in a relaxing evening of weeding. 
  • Mediterranean Meets Moroccan | Wed., June 8 | 7 p.m. | Sur La Table, 4421 Six Forks Rd. | $79 | You’ll learn how to make prawns, quinoa, and more in this two-hour class infused with Mediterranean and Moroccan flavor.

Thurs., June 9

  • Grep-a-palooza | Thurs., June 9 | 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. | Durham Convention Center, 301 W. Morgan St., Durham | $69+ | This full-day conference focuses on early-stage technology startups in the Triangle + features panels, keynotes, and GrepTank — GrepBeat’s version of Shark Tank. 💻
  • Candle Making + Story Telling | Thurs., June 9 | 6-8 p.m. | Hartwell, 620 W. South St. | $50+ | Learn the step-by-step process of making a soy wax candle and blend your own one-of-a-kind scent.
  • Malbec & Empanadas | Thurs., June 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | The Loading Dock, 1053 E. Whitaker Mill Rd. | $99 | Discover important wine regions in Argentina while sipping wine + tasting authentic empanadas. 
  • Intro to Acrylic Paint Pouring | Thurs., June 9 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | The Loading Dock – Prince Hall, 216 E. Lenoir St. | $65 | Learn a new artistic skill, sip wine + take in downtown views. 🎨 
  • Maren Morris | Thurs., June 9 | 8 p.m. | Red Hat Amphitheater | $29.75+ | Sing along with this country singer as she performs songs from her latest album, “Humble Quest.” 🎶
  • Nick Mullen | Thurs., June 9 | 8 p.m. | Goodnights Comedy Club | $18+ | Laugh along with this stand-up comedian on opening night of his Raleigh show. 🎤
  • Midtown Beach Music | Thurs., June 9 | 5-9 p.m. | Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park, North Hills | $5+ | Listen to live beach music performed by Too Much Sylvia. 🏖️

Fri., June 10

  • Ben Rector | Fri., June 10 | 7 p.m. | Red Hat Amphitheater | $29+ | See this singer-songwriter perform songs from his latest album, “The Joy of Music,” like “Dream On” + “Supernatural.” 🎶
  • Kingdom Tour | Fri., June 10 | 6:45 | Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek | $23+ | See Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin perform live. 
  • Man of La Mancha | Fri., June 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Umstead Park United Church of Christ, 8208 Brownleigh Dr. | $15+ |See the opening night of this show presented by The Justice Theater Project.
  • James Patterson | Fri., June 10 | 12-2 p.m. | Pinehurst Resort, 80 Carolina Vista Dr., Pinehurst | $31 | Meet the author + hear him discuss his new memoir; tickets include an autographed copy of the book. 📖
  • Foodie Friday | Fri., June 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Dix Park | Free | Enjoy food from Gettin Sauced in the City, Poblano’s + Fairy Tales Concessions.

Sat., June 11

  • Run For Love 5K | Sat., June 11 | 9 a.m. | 1251 Goode St. | $35 | Join Trophy Brewing + Runologie for this race benefiting the LGBT Center, Healing Transitions, and Dix Park. 🏃‍♂️
  • NC Hops Fest | Sat., June 11- Sun., June 12 | Times vary | NC State Fairgrounds | $10+ | Sample from a selection of 100+ NC craft beers, ciders, and seltzers while enjoying live music, local makers, and food trucks. 🍻
  • Pimento Cheese Festival | Sat., June 11 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Academy St., Cary | Free | Taste dishes with this southern delicacy as the star + grab a drink from local breweries. 🧀
  • Paint Your Pet | Sat., June 11 | 1-3 p.m. | The Loading Dock – Dock 1053, 1053 E. Whitaker Mill Rd. | $69 | Paint your pup, kitty, turtle, fish — you name it — with step-by-step instructions by artist Victoria Lowry. 🖌️ 
  • Downtown Raleigh Treasure Hunt  | Sat., June 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Raleigh Convention Center | $12+ | Use a map to search for clues to find and unlock a hidden treasure chest. 🗺
  • Rebelution | Sat., June 11 | 7 p.m. | Red Hat Amphitheater | $27.50+ | Listen to this reggae-rock band perform songs like “Settle Down Easy,” “Satisfied,” + “Pretty Lady.” 🎤
  • The Doobie Brothers | Sat., June 11 | 7:30 p.m. | Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek | $29.50+ | See this American rock band perform on its “50th Anniversary Tour.” 
  • Jo Koy | Sat., June 11 | 8 p.m. | Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts | $55+ | Laugh along with this comedian on the “Funny is Funny World Tour.”
  • Date Night: French Riviera | Sat., June 11 | 4 + 7 p.m. | Sur La Table, 4421 Six Forks Rd. | $79 | If you can’t swing a trip to the French Riviera, try this cooking class instead. 🥐

Sun., June 12

  • Moore Square Market | Sun., June 12 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Moore Square, 200 S. Blount St. | Free | Shop from local vendors selling farm fresh produce and artisanal goods.
  • NC Hops Fest | Sun., June 12 | Times vary | NC State Fairgrounds | $10+ | Sample from a selection of 100+ NC craft beers, ciders, and seltzers while enjoying live music, local makers, and food trucks. 🍻
  • MAKRS Society Market | Sun., June 12 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | CCU Midtown Park, North Hills | Free | Enjoy live music, 45+ local vendors, and food trucks. 🛍
  • Fundamentals + Movement | Sun., June 12 | 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. | Dose Yoga, 415 N. Harrington St. | $125+ | Enhance your immune system by embracing the natural elements through the Wim Hof method of breathing. 
  • Through the Thresholds: History of Moore Square | Sun., June 12 | 2 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Moore Square, 200 S. Blount St. | Free | Enjoy a 30-minute walking tour to learn about Raleigh’s oldest public greenspace. 🐿
  • Prenatal Series | Sun., June 12 | 4 p.m.-5:15 p.m. | Dose Yoga, 415 N. Harrington St. | $40 | Learn how to utilize safe yoga practices to increase balance, strength + endurance during pregnancy. 🧘‍
  • Flume | Sun., June 12 | 8 p.m | Red Hat Amphitheater | $45 | Listen to this Australian musician perform songs from his latest album, “Palace.”  🎼
  • Summer Berry Desserts | Sun., June 12 | 10 a.m. | Sur La Table, 4421 Six Forks Rd. | $79 | Celebrate the berries in season by learning to make treats like buttered raspberry hand pies + strawberry shortcake. 🍓
  • Intro To Sushi Making | Sun., June 12 | 4 p.m. | Sur La Table, 4421 Six Forks Rd. | $79 | Rock and roll with this sushi making class and finish it all off with green tea ice cream. 🍣

Monday June 13—Sunday June 19 

Mon., June 13

  • The War on Drugs | Mon., June 13 | 7:30 p.m. | Red Hat Amphitheater | $26+ | Watch this rock band perform on its “I Don’t Live Here Anymore” tour. 🎵
  • Parks and Recreation Trivia | Mon., June 13 | 7 p.m. | Dram & Draught, 701 W. Main St., Durham | Free | Put on your Leslie Knope thinking cap for the night to try and win one (or all) of five challenging rounds. 
  • African Dance Class | Mon., June 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham | $10 | An energetic and culturally rich dance exploration led by dance professionals Toni Hall and Ivy Burch. 
  • Village Job Fair | Mon., June 13 | 4-7 p.m. | Village District | Free | Find your next job opportunity at this hiring event — job seekers will be waiting outside of participating storefronts. 
  • Kids’ 5-Day Summer Series: Cooking Adventure | Mon., June 13-Fri, June 17 | 1 p.m. | Sur La Table, 211 Franklin Rd., Brentwood | $249 | Kids ages 7-11 will learn everything from kneading pizza dough to folding dumplings. 🍳

Tues., June 14

  • Virtual Family Tour: Fault Lines | Tues., June 14 | 4-4:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free |  See contemporary artists’ take on the world’s current environmental state from home. 
  • Robert Plant + Alison Krauss | Tues., June 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary | $225+ | See the duo perform on the “Raising the Roof Tour.”
  • Belle and Sebastian + Japanese Breakfast | Tues., June 14 | 6:30 p.m. | The Ritz, 2820 Industrial Dr. | $49.50+ | See these acts perform live with support from Los Bitchos. 
  • Tai Chi in the Park | Tues., June 14 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Museum Park at NCMA | $13+ | Improve your mental and physical balance during this outdoor class. 🍃
  • Artisan Pizza At Home | Tues., June 14 | 7 p.m. | Sur La Table, 4421 Six Forks Rd. | $79 | Make homemade dough (and pizza)  — just don’t drop it while you’re tossing it. 🍕

Wed., June 15

  • Summer Networking Social | Wed., June 15 | 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. | Rosewater Kitchen & Bar, 110 Park at North Hills St. | Free | Connect with members of the Midtown Raleigh Alliance. 
  • Wellness Wednesdays |  Wed., June 15 | 6-7 p.m. | Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park, North Hills | $5 | Burn Boot Camp will lead a class for all fitness levels.
  • Goose | Wed., June 15 | 6:30 p.m. | Red Hat Amphitheater | $35+ | See this group perform on the Dripfield Summer Tour. 
  • Charcuterie Design 101 | Wed., June 15 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | The Loading Dock – Dock 1053, 1053 E. Whitaker Mill Rd. | $65 | Raleigh Cheesy will teach you how to take your cheese board to the next level (plus, there’s a bring-your-own-wine tasting). 
  • Easy Summer Entertaining | Wed., June 15 | 7 p.m. | Sur La Table, 4421 Six Forks Rd. | $79 | Learn grilling techniques for an indoor grill pan or an outdoor grill to make summer entertaining a breeze.

Thurs., June 16

  • Raleigh Night Market | Thurs., June 16 | 5 p.m.-9 p.m. | Moore Square | Free | Spend an evening shopping from local artisans while enjoying food trucks + live entertainment. 💫
  • Introductory Sake Professional | Thurs., June 16 |  6-8:30 p.m. | The Loading Dock, 1053 E. Whitaker Mill Rd. | $199 | Enjoy a relaxed and educational evening featuring a guided tasting + Asian-inspired light dinner. 
  • Cody Johnson | Thur., June 16 | 6:30 p.m. | Red Hat Amphitheater | $95+ | See this country singer-songwriter perform songs like “Human” + “Driveway.” 
  • Jon Lovitz | Thurs., June 16 | 7 p.m. | Raleigh Improv, 1224 Parkside Main St., Cary | $30+ | Laugh along with this comedian on the opening night of his Raleigh show. 
  • Midtown Beach Music | Thurs., June 16 | 5-9 p.m. | Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park, North Hills | $5+ | Listen to live beach music performed by Chairman of The Board. 🏖️

Fri., June 17

  • Bruce Bruce | Fri., June 17 | 7:30 p.m. | Goodnights, 861 W. Morgan St. | $30+ | Laugh along with the comedian and host of “Comic View” live.  🎤
  • Juneteenth Joy | Fri., June 17 | 7-10:30 p.m. | NCMA | $67.57+ | Join in on a celebration of freedom and gospel music featuring artist Gene Hoskins and The Napper Singers quartet. 
  • Juneteenth Karaoke Celebration | Fri., June 17 | 8-10 p.m. | Carolina Pines Park, 2305 Lake Wheeler Rd. | $10+ | Enjoy musical performances and hear about the history of Juneteenth. 
  • Foodie Friday | Fri., June 17 | 5-7 p.m. | Dix Park | Free | Enjoy food from Qspresso, Fiori Trattoria + Lumpy’s Ice Cream. 
  • 21Marbles | Fri., June 17 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St. | $12+ | Adults can play in the museum and participate in camp activities like archery + tie dye.

Sat., June 18

  • Fortitude Wrestling Entertainment | Sat., June 18 | 7:30 p.m. | NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd. | $15+ | Watch WWE stars like Eugine, Zach Gowen + Hornswoggle live. 
  • Father’s Day Jazz Concert | Sat., June 18 | 3-5 p.m. | Raleigh Founded, 2409 Crabtree Blvd. | $25+ | Listen to Khalil Kwame Bell perform on the slapaphone. 🎷
  • Pride Bar Crawl | Sat., June 18 | 4 -11:59 p.m. | Libations 317, 317 W. Morgan St. | $13.50+ | A portion of the proceeds from this bar crawl will be donated to The Trevor Project. 🏳️‍🌈
  • B’rukhim Haba’im: Stories of Welcome | Sat., June 18 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville St. | Free | Experience a series of videos from local Jewish Seniors about their experiences with the word “welcome.” 🎥
  • Capital City Juneteenth Celebration | Sat., June 18 | 1-5 p.m. | Dix Park | Free | Participate in an afternoon of vendors, food, entertainment + activities. 
  • Mo’Nique & Friends | Sat. June 18 | 8 p.m. | Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts | $40+ | Laugh along with this “comedy queen” + a few of her friends. 
  • Pop-Up Raleigh Market | Sat., June 18 | 12-5 p.m. | Trophy Brewing & Taproom, 656 Maywood Ave. | Free | Shop and sip at this event featuring food trucks + vendors. 
  • Oberlin Village Heritage 5k | Sat., June 18 | 8 a.m. | Dix Park | $40+ | Honor the history, contributions + achievements of the area through this run. 
  • Margarita & Mimosa Fest | Sat., June 18 | Teets, 425 Glenwood Ave. | $19.99+ | Join this summer cocktail celebration featuring four different bars + restaurants and drink specials. 🍹
  • Bakery Fresh Danishes | Sat., June 18 | 9 a.m. | Sur La Table, 4421 Six Forks Rd. | $79 | Channel your “Great British Baking Show” skills and learn to make four delicious Danish pastries. 🥐

Sun., June 19

  • Father’s Day Downtown Murals & Public Art Tour | Sun., June 19 | 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | 300 S. Salisbury St. | Free, suggested $15 | Take your dad to see some of Raleigh’s large scale murals and public artworks. 🖼
  • Moore Square Market | Sun., June 19 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Moore Square, 200 S. Blount St. | Shop from local vendors selling farm fresh produce and artisanal goods.
  • Through the Thresholds: History of Moore Square | Sun., June 19 | 2 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Moore Square | Free | Enjoy a 30-minute walking tour to learn about Raleigh’s oldest public greenspace. 🐿
  • Burgers + Beer | Sun. June 19 | 12-9 p.m. | The Willard, 9 Glenwood Ave. | $20 | Enjoy this  Father’s Day Special with a view of downtown. 🍔
  • Family Fun: Italian American Recipes | Sun., June 19 | 10 a.m. | Sur La Table, 4421 Six Forks Rd. | $59 | Bring the kiddos, and learn to make homemade fettuccine Alfredo, chicken parmesan, and chocolate chip gelato. 🍝
  • Dad’s Steak Night | Sun., June 19 | 1 + 4 p.m. | Sur La Table, 4421 Six Forks Rd. | $79 | If dad’s favorite meal is steak and potatoes, then there’s no better way to celebrate them. 🥩

Monday June 20—Sunday June 26 

Mon., June 20

  • African Dance Class | Mon., June 20 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham | $10 | An energetic and culturally rich dance exploration led by dance professionals Toni Hall and Ivy Burch. 
  • Teens’ 5-Day Summer Series: The Academy Of Cuisine | Mon., June 20-Fri., June 24 | 4 p.m. | Sur La Table, 4421 Six Forks Rd. | $249 | Future restaurateurs ages 12-17 will learn to cook everything from pad thai to gnocchi to pie dough. 🍳

Tues., June 21

  • Flogging Molly | Tues., June 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Red Hat Amphitheater | $30+ | Watch this Celtic-punk band perform alongside The Interrupters. 🎤
  • Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threaxdown | Tues., June 21 | 6:30 p.m. | Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary | $69.50+ | Enjoy this mini-festival about the history and future of New Orleans music. 
  • Solstice Sunset Yoga | Tues., June 21 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Museum Park, NCMA | $13+ | Celebrate the longest day of the year with a sunset community yoga class. 
  • Understanding Digital Inclusion | Tues., June 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | John Chavis Memorial Park, 505 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. | Learn about the importance of digital accessibility with keynote speaker, Cyndy Yu-Robinson. 
  • Frontside | Tue., June 21 | 8 p.m. | The Pour House Music Hall | $12+ | Rock on with this  pop-punk Raleigh-based band.

Wed., June 22

  • Machine Gun Kelly | Wed., June 22 | 7:30 p.m. | PNC Arena | $24.50+ | Listen to this pop-punk rapper perform on his “Mainstream Sellout” tour with special guests Avril Lavigne + Iann Dior. 🎸
  • Wellness Wednesdays | Wed., June 22 | 6-7 p.m. | Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park, North Hills | $5 | BarreALLEY will lead a class for all fitness levels.
  • Wine & Weeds Wed., June 22 | 6-7 p.m. | Raleigh City Farm, 800 N. Blount St. | Free | Get your hands dirty during this weeding party and reward yourself with a compostable cup of wine. 🍷
  • Farm to Easel Workshop | Wed., June 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Raleigh City Farm, 800 N. Blount St. | $15 | Sketch botanical drawings in an outdoor space. 🎨

Thurs., June 23

  • Kevin Nealon | Thurs., June 23 | 8 p.m. | Goodnights, 861 W. Morgan St. | $25+ | Laugh along with the comic known for his performances on “Saturday Night Live” and “Weeds.”  
  • Bee Downtown Scavenger Hunt | Thurs., June 23 | 6-8 p.m. | NCMA | Free | Celebrate National Pollinator Week with pollinator-themed scavenger hunt. 🐝
  • Ledisi Sings Nina | Thurs., June 23 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | NCMA | $62.50+ | Listen to this Grammy Award-winning artist perform songs by Nina Simone with special guest Al Strong. 🎤
  • Midtown Beach Music | Thurs., June 23 | 5-9 p.m. | Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park, North Hills | $5+ | Listen to live beach music performed by The Embers featuring Craig Woolard. 🏖️
  • NCHUB + NCDBE Certification Session  | Thurs., June 23 | 2:30-4 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn about business opportunities + develop your business. 
  • Delicious Dim Sum | Thurs., June 23 | 7 p.m. | Sur La Table, 4421 Six Forks Rd. | $79 | Practice the steps to make the perfect dumplings + three other bite-sized favorites. 🥟

Fri., June 24

  • H.E.R. | Fri., June 24 | 7:30 p.m. | Red Hat Amphitheater | $103+ | See this R&B singer perform songs from her latest album like “We Made It” + “Trauma” on the “Back of My Mind Tour.” 🎶
  • Rupi Kaur | Fri., June 24 | 8 p.m. | Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts | $39+ | Experience Canadian poet and artist famous for the book “Milk and Honey,” live on her world tour. 🍯
  • That Music Fest | Fri., June 24-Sat., June 25 | 1 p.m. | Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham | $45+ | Spend the weekend listening to artists from NC like The Mountain Goats and Mipso. 
  • Tommy Davidson | Fri., June 24 | 7 p.m. | Raleigh Improv, 1224 Parkside Main St., Cary | $22+ | Experience the star of “Living Color” perform stand-up comedy. 
  • Bourbon Mixology Workshop | Fri., June 24 | 7-9 p.m. | The Loading Dock – Dock 1053, 1053 E. Whitaker Mill Rd. | $69 | Be the bartender + create three craft cocktails during this special Father’s Day experience. 
  • Outdoor Film: Encanto | Fri., June 24 | 8:30-10:30 p.m. | NCMA | $7 | Spend the evening outside watching this fan favorite Disney movie. 🎥
  • Foodie Friday | Fri., June 24 | 5-7 p.m. | Dix Park | Free | Enjoy food from Ty’s All Natural, Holy Mole + Jam Alice Cream. 
  • Date Night: A Taste Of Morocco | Fri., June 24 | 7 p.m. | Sur La Table, 4421 Six Forks Rd. | $79 | Spice up your date night and learn to make everything from a fresh salad to a classic Moroccan dessert.

Sat., June 25

  • Out! Raleigh Pride 2022 | Sat., June 25 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Fayetteville St. | Free | Celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and awareness + support the LGBT Center of Raleigh with live entertainment, local venders, and food. 🏳️‍🌈  
  • James Taylor | Sat., June 25 | 8 p.m. | PNC Arena | $55+ | Listen to this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer perform live. 🎸
  • Kudzu Basket Weaving | Sat., June 25 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  | NCMA | $60+ | Learn the history, techniques, and principles of basket weaving using kudzu. 🍃
  • Trap Bingo | Sat., June 25 | 8 p.m. | The Ritz | $19.50+ | Play bingo in a party-like atmosphere. 🎉
  • Carly Prentis Jones + Friends | Sat., June 25 | 7-9 p.m. | ArtSpace, 201 E. Davie St. | $45 | Listen to these theatre and classically trained artists perform live.
  • Make + Take: Rainbow Cake | Sat., June 25 | 9 a.m. | Sur La Table, 4421 Six Forks Rd. | $79 | We’re sure this cake will taste even better than it looks, and that bar is pretty high. 🌈

Sun., June 26

  • Night Shift | Sun., June 26 | 4-6:30 p.m. | 67 Crossroads Way, Clayton | Free | Rock out with this 60s-, 70s- + 80s-inspired cover band. 
  • We Ain’t Done Wild’n Out Yet | Sun., June 26 | 7 p.m. + 9:30 p.m. | Goodnights Comedy Club | $25+ | Have a good laugh with comedians Jay Lewis and Mope Williams. 🎭
  • Moore Square Market | Sun., June 26 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Moore Square, 200 S. Blount St. | Free | Shop from local vendors selling farm fresh produce and artisanal goods. 🛍️
  • What if if only + Air | Sun., June 26 | 2 p.m. | Burning Coal Theatre Company, 224 Polk St. | $30 | Watch this new play by world-renowned writer, Caryl Churchill.
  • Through the Thresholds: History of Moore Square | Sun., June 26 | 2 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Moore Square, 200 S. Blount St. | Free | Enjoy a 30-minute walking tour to learn about Raleigh’s oldest public greenspace. 🐿
  • Cali-Baja Cuisine | Sun., June 26 | 1 p.m. | Sur La Table, 4421 Six Forks Rd. | $79 | After this class, you’ll be a pro at whipping up Southern California classics like tostadas + ceviche. 🌮

Monday June 27—Thursday June 30 

Mon., June 27

  • Pat Benatar + Neil Giraldo | Mon., June 27 | 7:30 p.m. | Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy. | $59.50+ | Experience these rock legends, known for hits like “We Belong” and “Heartbreaker,” perform live. 🎸
  • Little Explorers: Habitat Hunt | Mon., June 27 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Oak Lawn at Dix Park | Free | Bring your little ones to learn what animals need to survive by pretending to be one. 🐿
  • African Dance Class | Mon., June 27 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham | $10 | An energetic and culturally rich dance exploration led by dance professionals Toni Hall and Ivy Burch. 

Tues., June 28

  • B’rukhim Haba’im: Stories of Welcome | Tues., June 28 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | City of Raleigh Museum | Free | Experience the first day of this exhibit featuring a series of videos from local Jewish Seniors sharing their stories of  “welcome.” 🎥
  • Brasserie Favorites | Tues., June 28 | 7 p.m. | Sur La Table, 4421 Six Forks Rd. | $79 | This cooking class will make you an expert on French bistro favorites like strip steak, haricot verts, and frites. 🍳

Wed., June 29

  • Wellness Wednesdays |  Wed., June 29 | 6-7 p.m. | Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park, North Hills | $5 | Box Fitness will lead a class for all fitness levels. 
  • Yoga in the Park | Wed., June 29 | 6-7 p.m. | Flowers Field at Dix Park | Free | Increase your strength and flexibility during this outdoor class.🧘‍♀️
  • Exploring Korean Barbecue | Wed., June 29 | 7 p.m. | Sur La Table, 4421 Six Forks Rd. | $79 | Learn grilling techniques to make Korean favorites like stir-fried glass noodle and grilled Bulgogi beef lettuce wraps.

Thurs., June 30

  • Movies by Moonlight | Thurs., June 30 | 8:30 p.m. | Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy. | $5+ | Spend an evening under the stars watching “The Mitchells vs. The Machines.” 🌃
  • Jazz at the NCMA: Jonathan Butler  | Thurs., June 30 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | NCMA | $31.50+ | Listen to the South African singer-songwriter perform live with special guest Avery Sunshine. 🎶
  • Tai Chi in the Park | Thurs., June 30 | 6-7 p.m. | Flowers Field at Dix Park | Free | Improve your mental and physical balance during this outdoor class. 🍃