PlanAhead: May 2021

Warm weather + sunny days have arrived — to help you get the most out of this month, we’re rounding up some of the top local events (both virtual and in-person) to help you stay connected.

Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in the following events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly. 🌳

All Month Long

 

Saturday May 1

Drink
Gizmo’s 8th Anniversary Party | Sat., May 1 | 12–5 p.m. | Gizmo Brew Works, 5907 Triangle Dr. | $25 | Celebrate Gizmo Brew Works’ 8th anniversary with live music, food trucks + axe throwing. 

Talk
Author Talk with Traci Sorell: We Are Still Here! | Sat., May 1 | 4 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Author Traci Sorell will read from her book We Are Still Here! Native American Truths Everyone Should Know + discuss issues facing NC’s Indigenous communities. 

Show 
Young People’s Concert Matinee: Peter and the Wolf | Sat., May 1 | 3 p.m. | Virtual | $21.46The NC Symphony is streaming a concert performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. 🎻

TheBuy
Wellness Market | Sat., May 1 | 2–6 p.m. | Current Wellness, 219 S East St. | Free | Pick up some health-oriented products from local vendors while enjoying live music, mini-mocktail lessons + artisan snacks. 
Pop-Up Market | Sat., May 1 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Transfer Co. Food Hall, 500 E. Davie St. | Free | Visitors can shop for creative, hand-crafted goods and grab something to eat or drink. 🛍️

Sunday May 2

Civic
BikeRaleigh: S.State Street Pop-up | Sun., May 2 | 1–3 p.m. | Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Peterson St. | Free | Take a test ride down a potentially new bike lane + provide feedback to city staff members on its design. 

Active
Bend, Don’t Break! | Sun., May. 2 | 9–10 a.m. | Virtual | Free | A yoga class for all skill levels that focuses on basic poses, meditation + breathing exercises. 

Arts
Wine & Design Open Studio | Sun., May 2 | 3 p.m. | 510 W Martin St. | $37 | No artistic talent needed — just the desire to have fun at this adult painting party. 🖌️

Monday May 3–Sunday May 9

Monday May 3

Civic
Ask-A-Planner – Wakefield Small Area Study | Mon., May 3 | 7–8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Raleigh planning + development staff will be available for questions about the Wakefield Small Area Study.

Active 
Flow Yoga at the Farm | Mon., May 3 | 6–7 p.m. | Raleigh City Farm, 800 North Blount St. | $15 | An outdoor yoga class for all skill levels that focuses on basic poses, meditation + breathing exercises

Health
HIV/STI Testing | Mon., May 3 | 5–7:45 p.m. | LGBT Center of Raleigh, 19 West Hargett St. | Free | Receive free, confidential HIV + STI testing by the Alliance of AIDS Services.

Biz
Real Estate Professionals Call | Mon., May 3 | 10:30 a.m.–11:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Real estate and related-industry professionals in Chapel Hill + Carrboro are invited to attend for a discussion on the current market and investment opportunities. 🏡

Tuesday May 4

Biz
Economic Development Summit 2021: Bold Decisions. Bright Future. | Tues., May 4 | 9–11:30 a.m. | Virtual | $75+ | Industry experts + community leaders are coming together to network and facilitate conversations about the local economy. 📈

Civic 
Raleigh City Council Afternoon Session | Tues., May 4 | 1–4 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Raleigh City Council will meet to handle city-related business + is open to the public. 🏙️

Art
Virtual Afternoon with the Mummies | Tues., May 4 | 4 p.m. | Virtual | Free | This interactive tour will allow viewers to get an exclusive look at the Golden Mummies exhibit at NCMA. 

Active 
The Glass Jog – Weekly Social Run | Tues., May 4 | 6:30–7 p.m. | The Glass Jug Beer Lab, 5410 NC Highway 55, Durham | Free | You can choose to either run or walk with the group at this social meetup. 

Wednesday May 5

TryThis
Mindful Museum: Outdoor Slow Art Appreciation | Wed., May 5 | 7 p.m. | NCMA Park, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd. | $6.44+ | Center yourself + relax at this meditative sculpture-viewing session. 🧘

ForKids 
Tar Heel Tales: Before John Was a Jazz Giant–A Song of John Coltrane | Wed., May 5 | 1–1:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Attendees will listen to excerpts from the book Before John Was a Jazz Giant while listening to John Coltrane’s music. 

Learn
Dobro Workshop with Billy Cardine | Wed., May 5 | 7–8:30 p.m. | Virtual | $10 suggested donation | Musician + instructor Billy Cardine is leading a workshop on playing the Dobro. 

ForParents
One-day Learn & Play | Wed., May 5 | 8 a.m.–3 p.m. | Marbles Kids Museum, 201 East Hargett St. | $50+ | The museum is offering a day camp on school holidays for children K–5 to explore exhibits + have enriching playtime. 🚸

Health
Best Baby Zone Town Hall Meeting | Wed., May 5 | 6–7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The Best Babies Zone initiative is hosting a meeting to address concerns over inequitable infant mortality rates in racial minority communities. 

Thursday May 6

Trivia
The Moore You Know Lunchtime Trivia | Thurs., May 6 | 12:15 p.m. | Moore Square, 200 S. Blount St. | Free | Get your team of up to 6 people together for three rounds of trivia with chances to win prizes. 

 Civic
Appearance Commission | Thurs., May 6 | 4:30–6:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | This meeting is open to the public and invites feedback from the community related to the visual quality + aesthetics of Raleigh.

Talk
Thursday Novel Readers Book Discussion | Thurs., May 6 | 6:30–7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | A librarian at East Regional Library will moderate this monthly meeting, focusing on the novel The Bluest Eyeby Toni Morrison. 📚  

Network
Business Breakouts | Thurs., May 6 | 4–5 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Meet with other business leaders at this networking event hosted by Cary Chamber of Commerce. 🌐

Friday May 7

Arts
May Virtual First Friday | Fri., May 7 | 6 p.m. | Virtual | Free | United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County present artwork created by Wake County Public School students.

Show
The Gibson Brothers with Tray Wellington | Fri., May 7 | 7:30 p.m. | Virtual + Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 2 E. South St. | $16.09+ | The Gibson Brothers and musician Tray Wellington are performing an in-person concert with the option for a live, virtual experience instead. 

Biz
Coffee with Patrick Rodriguez | Fri., May 7 | 9–10 a.m. | Virtual | Free | The Senior Area Manager of the US Small Business Association will cover what resources are available for business owners + entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19. 

Family
Family Garden Spot | Fri., May 7 | 10–11:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | A JC Raulston Arboretum staff member will talk about bees as pollinators in the garden while doing a live tour of the arboretum. 💐

Film
Drive-In Movies | Fri., May 7 | 7–10 p.m. | Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre, 3336 Raleigh Rd., Henderson | $7+ | A double-feature of The Resort + Wrath of Man for people to watch from inside their cars or out under the stars.

Saturday May 8

TryThis
Volunteers Needed for Campbell Law Expunction Clinic | Sat., May 8 | 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. | Macedonia New Life Church, 2004 Rock Quarry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610  | Free | Are you a law student looking for an opportunity to help out? Campbell Law is looking for volunteers to assist with their second law expunction clinic. Free CLE + training will be provided.

Outdoors
Museum Park Tours | Sat., May 8 | 10:30 a.m. | NCMA, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd. | Free | Take a guided tour through Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park. 🌼

Show
Beethoven Violin Concerto | Sat., May 8 | 8 p.m. | Virtual | $21.46 | The NC Symphony performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. 

Learn
Adult Fishing | Sat., May 8 | 10 a.m.–12 p.m. | Lake Johnson Waterfront Center, 4601 Avent Ferry Rd. | $4 | Learn the basics of fishing such as casting techniques and municipal regulations. All equipment + bait is provided. 

Sunday May 9

Outdoors
SAGE Walk and Talk | Sun., May 9 | 10–11 a.m. | Various locations | Free | SAGE — an advocacy & service organization for the LGBTQ+ senior community — is hosting their weekly walk and talk. 🥾

TheBuy
Pop-Up at CCU Midtown Park | Sun., May 9 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | Midtown Park, 4011 Cardinal at North Hills St. | Free | The MAKRS Society is having its pop-up market with over 30 local vendors selling handmade goods–plus a food truck for lunch. 🛍️
The Black Farmers’ Market | Sun., May 9 | 1:30–4 p.m. | Golden Belt Campus, 930 Franklin St., Durham | Free | If you are looking for some fresh produce to add to your weekly groceries, consider checking out the market’s Black farmers, vendors, and entrepreneurs. 

Holiday 
Mother’s Day “Bunch Brunch” Picnic and Ride | Sun., May 9 | 9:30–11:30 a.m. | Moore Square, 226 East Martin St. | Donation | Celebrate Mother’s Day with a bike ride around Downtown Raleigh and a picnic.

Monday May 10–Sunday May 16

Monday May 10

Civic
Board of Adjustment Meeting | Mon., May 10 | 1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Raleigh’s Board of Adjustment focuses on zoning regulation and will make decisions related to zoning requests + changes. 🌳 

Active
Chair Yoga | Mon., May 10 | 6–7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | A certified instructor will guide participants through yoga poses + stretching routines modified for sitting in a chair. 

Talk
Environmental Lecture Series – Fishing: A Universal Language in Conservation Relevancy? | Mon., May 10 | 7–8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Professionals + graduate students will discuss the impact fishing has on conservation efforts. 

Cause
North State Bank Blood Drive | Mon., May 10 | 9 a.m.–12:45 p.m. | North State Bank, 6200 Falls of Neuse Rd. | Free | The Blood Connection will be hosting a mobile blood drive. 

Tuesday May 11

Talk
Old News: What’s New In Paleontology? | Tues., May 11 | 1–1:45 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Dr. Christian Kammerer and host Laura Beth Speer will cover some of the newest + most important discoveries, including uncovered fossils and ancient history findings. 🦴
Annual Campaign Kickoff: An Intimate Conversation with Craig Newmark | Tues., May 11 | 6:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary is hosting a conversation on philanthropy + community with the founder of Craigslist, Craig Newmark. 

Civic
City Council Work Session | Tues., May 11 | 4–7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The public is invited to attend Raleigh City Council’s work session. 🏙️

Biz
Chamber 101 | Tues., May 11 | 12–1 p.m. | Cary Chamber of Commerce, 307 North Academy St. | Free for members | See what the Cary Chamber of Commerce has to offer its members at this informational meeting.

Wednesday May 12

ForKids
Art Snacks: Activities for Young Artists | Wed., May 12 | 10 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Young children + their caregivers will be provided instructional materials for creating art out of torn construction paper. 🖼️
History Corner: Toys and Games! | Wed., May 12 | 1–2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn about toys + games North Carolinians played with over the years and how to make a toy out of supplies found right at home.

Learn
Musical Hardware Workshop with Dwight Hawkins | Wed., May 12 | 7–8:30 p.m. | Virtual | $10 suggested donation | This interactive workshop covers how to make a washtub bass out of basic hardware materials + the history of the instrument in folk music.

Thursday May 13

Cause
Courageous Conversation: Addressing Anti-Asian Racism and Violence | Thurs., May 13 | 9–10:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free for members | Keynote speakers will address the prevalence of anti-Asian discrimination and ways to support the Asian American community through advocacy + allyship.

ForKids
Science Detectives–Butterflies in Your Backyard | Thurs., May 13 | 9:30–10:30 a.m. | Virtual | $20+ | Parents will pick up a kit with materials needed to examine a chrysalis for this class on native butterfly biology. 🦋

Dish
History + Highballs: Meshugganah | Thurs., May 13 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Owner of the Charlotte-based restaurant Meshugganah will talk about the connections between Jewish + Southern cuisine.

Art
Virtual Paint Party | Thurs., May 13 | 6:30 p.m. | Virtual | $10 | Arts Access is hosting a painting party on the subject of abstract landscapes. 

TheBuy
Apex Night Market | Thurs., May 13 | 6–9 p.m. | Downtown, N. Salem St., Apex | Free | Shop for local + artisan goods under the stars from 25 different vendors. 

Drink
Transfer Co.Work Hall X Burial Beer Mixer | Thurs., May 13 | 6–7 p.m. | Transfer Co. Work Hall, 500 East Davie St. | Free | Come learn more about Transfer’s coworking spaces + have a drink from Burial Beer Co.

Friday May 14

Film
Longleaf Film Festival | Fri., May 14–Sat., May 15 | Various times | Virtual | Free | A two-day NC indie-film festival with online movie screenings and workshops. 🎥

Show
Balsam Range | Fri., May 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Virtual + Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 2 E. South St. | $16.09+ | NC-based bluegrass group Balsam Range is performing an in-person concert with the option for a live, virtual experience instead. 🪕
An Evening with Martin Sexton | Fri., May 14 | 7:30 p.m. | The Pour House Music Hall & Record Shop, 224 S Blount St. | $80+ | Singer-songwriter Martin Sexton is performing live in the heart of Downtown Raleigh. 

Health
JCC Collective Breaths: Second Fridays Shabbat Meditation | Fri., May 14 | 12–12:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free for members | This guided meditation session will use a variety of art forms to engage + relax the mind in preparation for Shabbat. 

Saturday May 15

Watch
Arts Access Series of Fortunate Events: Signing Black in America | Sat., May 15 | 6:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The NC Museum of Art and Arts Access present Signing Black in America with comments from the filmmakers after the screening. 

Show
Pops Around the World | Sat., May 15 | 8 p.m. | Virtual | $21.46 | Guest conductor Sarah Hicks will lead the NC Symphony through a show featuring international music. 

TheBuy
Pop-Up Raleigh | Sat., May 15 | 12–5 p.m. | Trophy Brewing, 656 Maywood Ave. | Free | Visitors can shop from a variety of local artisan and vintage vendors located right outside of Trophy Brewing. 🛍️
Shopper’s Block | Sat., May 15 | 11 a.m.–8 p.m. | Downtown Raleigh, E. Cabarrus St. | Free | This outdoor street festival is dedicated to supporting of Black-Owned businesses and entrepreneurs. 

Theatre 
Divas! Under the Stars | Sat., May 15 | 8 p.m. | Louise Stephenson Amphitheatre, 301 Pogue St. | $25 | Raleigh Little Theatre is raising money for the venue by hosting a cabaret show of their actors.

Civic
Dix Edge Phase Soon Workshop | Sat., May 15 | 11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Eliza Pool Park, 1600 Fayetteville St. | Free | Dix Edge planners will be available for community feedback + conversation on current project ideas. 

Sunday May 16

Active
Try A Citrix Cycle E-Bike | Sun., May 16 | 1–3 p.m. | Gateway Plaza, 2411 Crabtree Blvd. | Free | Take a ride of a Citrix Cycle for free and learn more about using bike-share programs + the city’s cycling infrastructure. 🚴‍♂️

ForKids
Lake Johnson Park Nature Explorers | Sun., May 16 | 1:30–3 p.m. | Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center, 5611 Jaguar Park Dr. | $2 | Kids of all ages will go exploring outside to see what they can find in nature. 
Movie Night – Sing | Sun., May 16 | 4–6 p.m. | Bumble Brews Play Cafe, 2464 SW Cary Pkwy., Cary | $12 | Parents can enjoy coffee or craft beer while their children watch a movie.

Show
Sunday Music Showcase: Sterling Scott | Sun., May 16 | 2–4 p.m. | Nickelpoint Brewing Co., 506 Pershing Rd. | Free | Enjoy an outdoor concert by Sterling Scott over a cold glass of beer. 

Monday May 17–Sunday May 23

Spring Food Fest | Fri., May 21– Sun., May 23 | 10 a.m.– 9 p.m. | NC State Fairgrounds, 4285 Trinity Rd. | Free | Over a dozen vendors will be serving up classic fair food and you can stop by the NC State Fair Ticket Booth to purchase discounted admission tickets in advance.

Monday May 17

Network
Business After Hours | Mon., May 17 | 4:30–5:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free for employees of member firms | A networking event hosted by Raleigh Chamber of Commerce for participants seeking to make connections + enhance business partnerships. 🤝

Civic
Sustainability Wildlife and Urban Trees Committee | Mon., May 17 | 4–7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | A committee meeting of the Parks, Recreation, and Greenway Advisory Board open to public viewing + comment.
Durham City Council Meeting | Mon., May 17 | 7–10 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Durham City Council will meet to handle city-related business + is open to the public.

Drink
$3 Pint Night | Mon., May 17 | 4–10 p.m. | Gizmo Brew Works, 5907 Triangle Dr. | Free | Gizmo Brew Works offers $3 pints of draft beer and other drinks specials every Monday. 

Tuesday May 18

Network
Leadership Raleigh 43 & 44 Information Session | Tues., May 18 | 3:30–5 p.m. | Virtual | Free for employees of member firms | An informational meeting about Leadership Raleigh and its programs for those looking to advance their leadership + management skills. 

Civic 
Raleigh City Council Afternoon Session | Tues., May 18 | 1–4 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Raleigh City Council will meet to handle city-related business + is open to the public. 🏙️

TryThis
LinkedIn 101 | Tues., May 18 | 6–7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn how to stand out to potential employers in this interactive workshop on making an effective LinkedIn profile. 

Learn
Notary Public Class | Tues., May 18 | 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. | Cary Chamber of Commerce, 307 North Academy St.| $150+ | Those in attendance will learn the basic requirements of the NC notary jobs and complete an application + exam for the position. 📝

Dish
A European Cheese Class | Tues, May 18 | 7–8:30 p.m. | Virtual | $35 | Travel across the pond and discover the best European cheese to make an impressive cheese board.

Wednesday May 19

Talk
History Hunters: Eating for Victory—WWII, Tomatoes, and Wacky Cake | Wed., May 19 | 1–2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | For the 76th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, the NC Museum of History will talk about the foods that people ate in NC during WW2. 

Learn
Foundations of Acoustic Lead Guitar Workshop with Alan Barnosky | Wed., May 19 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | $10 suggested donation | Guitarists of all skill levels can benefit from this workshop on playing acoustic lead for bluegrass + folk music. 

Civic
Library Commission | Wed., May 19 | 12–2 p.m. | Library Administration Building, 4020 Carya Dr. | Free | A public meeting for the Wake County Library Commission. 

Show
Stand Up: A Comedy Experience | Wed., May 19 | 7–9:30 p.m. | Transfer Co. Ballroom, 500 East Davie St. | $20+ | The show will be headlined by NC-native Jourdain Fisher who has performed stand-up on Comedy Central, The Tonight Show + NBC.

Thursday May 20

Arts
Virtual Panel Discussion–To Be Young: Coming of Age in the Contemporary | Thurs., May 20 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The photographers behind NCMA’s To Be Young: Coming of Age in the Contemporary exhibit will talk about their artistic processes and the inspiration for the gallery’s message. 

Talk
History + Highballs: Edgewater | Thurs., May 20 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Have a conversation with the Curator + Director of Collections at the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust Grant S. Quertermous. 

Show
The Bluegrass Experience featuring Tommy Edwards, Snuffy Smith, and Fiddlin’ Al McCanless | Thurs., May 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Virtual + Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 2 E. South St. | $16.09+ | The Bluegrass Experience is celebrating its 50th anniversary by performing an in-person concert with the option for a live, virtual experience instead. 

TheBuy
Raleigh Night Market | Thurs., May 20 | 5–9 p.m. | Moore Square, 200 S. Blount St. | Free | Shop for local + artisan goods under the stars from 40+ different vendors. 

Biz
Business of Women | Thurs., May 20 | 12–1:15 p.m. | Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Pkwy., Cary | $25 | Renowned sommelier for The Umstead Hotel and Spa Hannah Barton will discuss wine, food pairings + her industry success. 

Friday May 21

Family
Family Garden Spot | Fri., May 21 | 10–11:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | A JC Raulston Arboretum staff member will talk about bees as pollinators in the garden while doing a live tour of the arboretum. 💐

Show 
Into The Fog Album Release Party | Fri., May 21 | 7–8:30 p.m. | The Pour House Music Hall & Record Shop, 224 S Blount St. | $30+ | Into The Fog is celebrating their newest album release with a live performance. 

Arts 
Deco Elephant at Wine & Design | Fri., May 21 | 6:30 p.m. | Union Station, 510 W Martin St. | $37 | An instructor will lead the class on painting a deco-style elephant. 

Outdoors  
Skins, Scales, and Skeletons | Fri., May 21 | 4–5:30 p.m. | Park Office, 6101 Cole Mill Rd., Durham | Free | Get an in-depth look at local wildlife through real fur, taxidermy + skeletons.

TryThis 
Mako Medical Sk8te Raleigh | Fri., May 21–Sun., May 23 | Various times | Raleigh Convention Center | $10+ | Shop Local Raleigh is hosting a weekend roller skating event with a 22,000 sq. ft. roller rink + local DJ. 

Saturday May 22

Cause
Volunteer at Durham Food Bank | Sat., May 22 | 9 a.m.–12 p.m. | Food Bank CENC, 2700 Angier Ave., Durham | Free | Spend the morning with Gay for Good volunteering at a community food bank. 

Outdoors
Sunrise Birding Walk | Sat., May 22 | 7–9 a.m. | Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center, 5611 Jaguar Park Dr. | $4 | An early morning walk through the park for new and experienced bird watchers. 🦅
Occoneechee Mountain Geology Hike | Sat., May 22 | 2–3 p.m. | Occoneechee Mountain Picnic Tables, 625 Virginia Cates Rd. | Free | A geologist will lead a moderate difficulty hike while pointing out interesting geological features of the Occoneechee Mountain.

Active 
Barre3 Together at Dix Park | Sat., May 22 | 10–10:45 p.m. | Dorothea Dix Park, 1800 Umstead Dr. | Free | An outdoor Barre3 class led by certified instructors + Buoy Bowls Food Truck for a post-workout meal.

Sunday May 23

Learn 
Know Your Knots | Sun., May 23 | 1–3 p.m. | Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center, 5611 Jaguar Park Dr. | $4 | Participants will be guided through how to tie 10 common + useful knots. 
Jewish History Trolley Tour | Sun., May 23 | 12:30–1:30 p.m. | Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa St. | $10 | Take a tour through Raleigh’s Jewish history and learn more about the locations + people who uplifted the community. 

Show
Strings On Tap | Sun., May 23 | 7 p.m. | The Pour House Music Hall & Record Shop, 224 S Blount St. | $30+ | A live show by Strings On Tap with music that blends together bluegrass, folk + classical genres. 🎻

TheBuy
The Black Farmers’ Market | Sun., May 23 | 1:30–4 p.m. | Southeast Raleigh YMCA, 1436 Rock Quarry Rd. | Free | If you are looking for some fresh produce to add to your weekly groceries, consider checking out the market’s Black farmers, vendors, and entrepreneurs. 

Monday May 24–Sunday May 30

Monday May 24

ForKids
Mindful Museum: Virtual Family Growga Moment | Mon., May 24 | 4 p.m. | Virtual | Free | This class teaches children mindfulness + movement through games, child-centric yoga, and deep breathing. 

 Seniors
New to Email | Mon., May 24 | 2–4 p.m. | Walnut Terrace Center, 1256 McCauley St. | Free | An instructor will teach participants how to access + use Gmail for business and personal purposes. 💻

Active
Flow Yoga at the Farm | Mon., May 24 | 6–7 p.m. | Raleigh City Farm, 800 North Blount St. | $15 | An outdoor yoga class for all skill levels that focuses on basic poses, meditation + breathing exercises.

Health
HIV/STI Testing | Mon., May 24 | 5–7:45 p.m. | LGBT Center of Raleigh, 19 West Hargett St. | Free | Receive free, confidential HIV + STI testing by the Alliance of AIDS Services.

Tuesday May 25

Network
YPN Program: The Future of Work | Tues., May 25 | 8:30–10 a.m. | Virtual | Free for members | Professionals will teach young professionals how to prepare themselves for the workplace while providing time to meet + network. 💼

Civic
Public Art and Design Board Meeting | Tues., May 25 | 4:30–6:00 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The Board serves as an advisory committee for the public art program. 🎨
Planning Commission Meeting | Tues., May 25 | 9 a.m. | Virtual | Free | The meeting will focus on reviewing rezoning requests + discussing development recommendations.
Downtown Rundown | Tues., May 25 | 4 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The Downtown Raleigh Alliance is covering upcoming news + developments and attendees will have the chance to ask questions.

Outdoors
Growing Rice and Other Summer Grains | Tues., May 25 | 6–7:30 p.m. | Virtual | $20+ | Horticulturist Brie Arthur teaches participants how to cultivate grains and demonstrates how to grow rice in a garden pot. 

Wednesday May 26

Learn
Anyone Can Write a Song with Celia Woodsmith | Wed., May 26 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | $10 suggested donation | Grammy-nominated singer + songwriter Celia Woodsmith is leading a class on songwriting and how to tell a story with music. 🎙

ForParents
One-day Learn & Play | Wed., May 26 | 8 a.m.–3 p.m. | Marbles Kids Museum, 201 East Hargett St. | $50+ | The museum is offering a day camp on school holidays for children K–5 to explore exhibits + have enriching playtime. 🚸

Edu
SAT, ACT, or Both? | Wed., May 26 | 5–6 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Experts at The Princeton Review will cover everything a high-school student needs to know before taking the ACT and SAT. 

Outdoors
Talking Turtles | Wed., May 26 | 2:30–4 p.m. | 4390 Old Cole Mill Rd., Durham | Free | A ranger at Eno River State Park will lead attendees along an easy hike and talk about different turtle species found in the river. 

Network
Eye Opener Breakfast | Wed., May 26 | 8–9 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Watch a panel discussion about NC’s energy industry + its economic impacts on the surrounding area.

Thursday May 27

Biz
Information Session: State Certification for Minority, Women-Owned Businesses | Thurs., May 27 | 2:30–4 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The City of Raleigh’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Program was created to uplift and empower businesses owned by minority populations. Eligible owners are invited to attend this information session to learn more about the MWBE Program.

Trivia
The Moore You Know Lunchtime Trivia | Thurs., May 27 | 12:15 p.m. | Moore Square, 200 S. Blount St. | Free | Get your team of up to 6 people together for three rounds of trivia with chances to win prizes. ✏️

Art
Foundations of the NCMA: 1924–1960 | Thurs., May 27 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The associate curator of European art + collections history at NCMA is leading a lecture on the museum’s history and how it came to be.

Friday May 28

Show
Friday Favorites: Beethoven Symphony No. 4 | Fri., May 28 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | $21.45 | The NC Symphony is performing Beethoven’s famous Symphony No. 4. 

Talk
Connections | Fri., May 28 | 7–8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | LGBTQ+ people of all faith backgrounds are welcome to discuss their perspectives on sexuality + spirituality.

Outdoors
Garden Story Walk | Fri., May 28 | All day | JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Rd. | Free | Take a self-guided walk through the gardens while following a story along the way. 🌼

Film
Candid Yams Kickback Movie Experience | Fri., May 28 | 7–10 p.m. | Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 409 Blackwell St. | $10 | Beats n Bars Festival + Candid Yams have collaborated together for an outdoor movie viewing experience that highlights Black culture in entertainment. 

Saturday May 29

ForKids
Storytime Anytime | Sat., May 29 | All day | Virtual | Free | A Wake County librarian uses writing, singing + playing to help children learn to read. 📝

Outdoors
Propagation Workshop | Sat., May 29 | 9 a.m.–3 p.m. | JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Rd. | $110+ | Horticulture professionals explain + demonstrate how to propagate plants for gardeners of all skill levels. 

Dish
Dine Out Downtown | Sat., May 29 | 5–9 p.m. | City Market, 306 Parham St. | Free | The Downtown Raleigh Alliance is closing parts of downtown for live music performances + increased outdoor seating at local restaurants. 🍽️

Sunday May 30

Show
Chamber Music Concert: Zéphyros Winds | Sun., May 30 | 1 p.m. | SECU Auditorium, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd. | $31 | A live concert by Zéphyros Winds playing classical music with wind instruments. 
Black Switch Down | Sun., May 30 | 3–7 p.m. | Saints & Scholars, 909 Spring Forest Rd. | Free | Enjoy a Memorial Day concert by the band Black Switch Down.

Active
Pedal for Pies Bike Month Family Ride | Sun., May 30 | 12–2 p.m. | Trophy Brewing & Pizza, 827 West Morgan St. | Free | Ride down the new bike lanes at Harrington and West St. and enjoy some pizza + beer at Trophy afterward. 🚴‍♂️

TheBuy
Moore Square Market | Sun., May 30 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | Moore Square, 200 S. Blount St. | Free | You can find farm-fresh produce, baked goods, art, live music + handmade items at the market every Sunday.

Monday May 31

TryThis
Juggling for Genius | Mon., May 31 | 6:30–8 p.m. | Method Road Community Center, 514 Method Rd. | Free | Learn how to juggle and utilize the activity for relaxation + improving focus.

Active 
Flow Yoga at the Farm | Mon., May 31 | 6–7 p.m. | Raleigh City Farm, 800 North Blount St. | $15 | An outdoor yoga class for all skill levels that focuses on basic poses, meditation + breathing exercises.

Drink
$3 Pint Night | Mon., May 31 | 4–10 p.m. | Gizmo Brew Works, 5907 Triangle Dr. | Free | Gizmo Brew Works offers $3 pints of draft beer and other drinks specials every Monday.