November Plan Ahead: Your Raleigh events calendar

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Raleigh skyline from Boylan Bridge | Photo + graphic by RALtoday

It’s a brand new month in Raleigh, and temperatures are finally starting to dip below 70 degrees — it’s time to trade in your spooky costumes for sweaters

We’ve packed our monthly events calendar full of happenings to keep you entertained all November long.

Monday November 1–Sunday November 7

Monday, Nov. 1

Mystery Party | Mon., Nov. 1 | 4-4:30 p.m. | Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave. | Free | Sixth to tenth graders are invited to solve this interactive mystery. 

Yoga in the Park | Mon. Nov. 1 | 6 p.m. | Dix Park | Free | Enjoy the outdoors while you move your body to increase strength and flexibility.

What The Day of the Dead Means to Me | Mon. Nov. 1 | 7 p.m. | City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville St. | Free | Join this roundtable discussion for women about the meaning and significance behind cultural traditions. 

Teen Creative Writing Workshop | Mon., Nov. 1 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Encourage your creative teen to join local writer Erim Akpan for a fun writing workshop.

Tuesday, Nov. 2

Poetry Reading | Tues., Nov. 2 | 6-8 p.m. | So & So Books, 704 N Person St. | Free | Enjoy Teresa K. Miller’s reading from her second full-length poetry collection, Borderline Fortune.

Technology Fun Camp with Lego | Tues., Nov. 2-Wed., Nov. 24 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | BounceU Apex | $199+ | Send your child to technology camp, featuring Robotics with LEGO. 

How to Host a Holiday Afternoon Tea | Tues., Nov. 2 | 6-8 p.m. | Lafayette Village, 8450 Honeycutt Rd. | $49 | Enjoy your own afternoon tea as you learn about table settings, how to hold a teacup, holiday recipes + more. 

Creating Character: Behind the Scenes of Costume Production | Tues., Nov. 2 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join costume designer Triffin Morris as she discusses costume design and production + shares stories from more than two decades on Broadway. 

North Hills Networking + Rockstar Connect Event | Tues., Nov. 2 | 6-8 p.m. | Raleigh Beer Garden, 614 Glenwood Ave. | Free | All are invited to this in-person networking event.

Downtown Techies | Tues., Nov. 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Lynwood Brewing Concern | Free | Join fellow technologists of all kinds for a good brew + like-minded conversation.

Wednesday, Nov. 3

Yoga in the Galleries | Wed., Nov. 3 | 6-7 p.m. | NCMA | $14 | Take time for yourself + experience mindful movement while surrounded by art. 

Beerthoven | Wed., Nov. 3 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Bull City Ciderworks | Free | Grab a beer + listen to musicians of the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle as you play with adoptable dogs from the Animal Protection Society of Durham. 

Cary Chamber of Commerce Business Expo | Wed., Nov. 3 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Pkwy | Free | Network + browse business exhibits at this expo event open to the public.

Virtual Cooking Demo for Diwali, The Festival of Lights | Wed., Nov. 3 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Watch renowned Indian American chef and cookbook author Vikram Sunderam demonstrate sweet and savory Diwali dishes. 

Lettuce | Wed,. Nov. 3 | 8 p.m. | Lincoln Theatre | $26 | Rock out with Lettuce, one of the greatest modern funk bands of the time.

Thursday, Nov. 4

RTA 20th Annual Meeting | Thurs., Nov. 4 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Embassy Suites, Raleigh-Durham | $150 | Join members of the local business community + listen to speakers discuss what’s needed to execute an “Accelerated Metropolitan Mobility” strategy for the Triangle

Farm to Table Dinner | Thurs., Nov. 4 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Cellar 55, 1351 East Broad St. Fuquay-Varina | $69 | Enjoy an autumnal wine dinner featuring food from Chef Joe Fasy. 

Beer Tasting & Live Music | Thurs., Nov. 4 | 6-8 p.m. | Wake Forest Wine + Craft Beer, 308 E. Roosevelt St. | Free | Try some craft beers + food from Rivera’s Pupusas food truck while you listen to live music by Alice Osborn.

Grow with Google | Thurs., Nov. 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Attend this webinar to learn from Demming Bass about how to grow your business using Youtube — the second largest search engine in the world.

Board Game Night | Thurs., Nov. 4 | 6-10 p.m. | Meeple’s Brew, 9545 Chapel Hill Rd., Morrisville | Free | Play free board games in a casual environment with other fellow board game connoisseurs.

Unique Departures, Innovative Variations | Thurs., Oct. 18-Sun., Oct. 21 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Raleigh Memorial Auditorium At Duke Energy Center For The Performing Arts, 2 E. South St. | $25+ | This performance features a new lineup of ballets from Founding Artistic Director Robert Weiss, Principal Guest Choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett + Carolina Ballet’s Jenny Palmer. Ⓟ

Friday, Nov. 5

NC Symphony  | Fri., Nov. 5 | 12 p.m. | Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts | $37+ | Listen to the North Carolina Symphony perform Stravinky’s “The Firebird.”

Good Trip Gallery: Live Painting | Fri., Nov. 5 | 7-10 p.m. | Good Trip Tatoo & Art, 416 S McDowell St. | Free | Take a look at some artwork + witness a live painting by artist Chris Evans. 

Hannah Berner | Fri., Nov. 5 | 10 p.m. | Goodnights & Factory Restaurant | $22 | Laugh out loud with podcast host + stand-up comedian, Hannah Berner.

Small Business + Minority Outreach Conference | Fri., Nov. 5 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join this free online webinar sponsored by GoTriangle to learn how to become certified as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises + how to obtain capital contracts. 

San Holo Tour | Fri., Nov. 5 | 8 p.m. | The Ritz | $25+ | Jam out to DJ + musician San Holo during his “bb u ok?” tour.

Saturday, Nov. 6

Ben Folds | Sat., Nov. 6 | 8 p.m. | Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts | $29.50+ | Listen to musician Ben Folds while you “Rockin’ the Suburbs.” 

Magic & Mischief | Sat., Nov. 6 | 2-7 p.m. | Fred Fletcher Park | Free | Create magical crafts + encounter fantastic beasts at the Wizard’s Market.

Richard’s Southern Soul Tasting | Sat., Nov. 6 | 6 p.m. | Pullen Park | Free | Try a unique twist on southern soul food. 

KidsPeace Raleigh Fall 5K | Sat., Nov. 6 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lake Benson Park | $25 | Lace up your shoes + run in this 5K to support children in foster care.

Empower All — Bike-A-Thon Fundraiser | Sat., Nov. 6 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Worthdale Community Center | $5+ | Cycle with Empower All to help provide educational equity by bridging families, schools, and communities.

Straight No Chaser | Sat., Nov. 6 | 8 p.m. | DPAC | $49.50+ | Enjoy the acapella group, Straight No Chaser on their Back In The High Life tour.

Magnet and Early College Schools Virtual Fair | Sat., Nov. 6 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Explore your WCPSS K-12 school options in an interactive, virtual event platform + connect with school representatives through live chats and webinars. Ⓟ

Sunday, Nov. 7

Music in the Park | Sun., Nov. 7 | 1-5 p.m. | Garner Performing Arts Center | Free | Enjoy a concert featuring Lorraine Jordan and friends.

Raleigh Pendo City of Oaks Marathon | Sun., Nov. 7 | 7 a.m. | 400 Glenwood Ave. | $20+ | The race will have multiple distances, including a kid’s mile, a 5K, a 10K, a half marathon, and a marathon that will finish at Smoky Hollow.

Fall Fest at Bowstring | Sun., Nov. 7 | 1-6 p.m. | Bowstring Pizza and Brewyard, 1930 Wake Forest Rd. | Free | Check out this seasonal event featuring live music, football, food, drinks, local makers, and giveaways.

Chamber Orchestra Concert | Sun., Nov. 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Talley Student Union, Raleigh | $12 | Listen to NC State’s Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra fall concert, Echoes of Futures Past.

Abram + Frances Pascher Kanof Lecture | Sun., Nov. 7 | 2-4 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join NCMA’s annual Kanof lecture to get a special look at plans for the reinstallation + reinterpretation of the Judaic Art Gallery. 

TEDx Raleigh 2021 | Sun., Nov. 7 | 1-8 p.m. | Sheraton Raleigh Hotel | $20+ | Listen to 12 speakers + leaders come together to collaborate on crucial questions facing the city, 

North Carolina Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival | Sun., Nov. 7 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh | $3 | Join the NC Gourd Society for their 79th annual “celebration of the venerable cousin of squash.”

Shea’s Chase 5k Run + Walk | Sat., Nov. 6 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Revolution Mill, Greensboro, NC 27405 | $30 | Walk or run in honor of Shea McKenna, who died by suicide on June 8, 2014 — all proceeds will benefit Mental Health Greensboro. 💙Ⓟ

Monday November 8–Sunday November 14 

Monday, Nov. 8

Theater Masks | Mon., Nov. 8 | 4:30-5:15 p.m. | W. Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Dr., Cary | Free | Get creative + bring your child to the library to decorate their very own theater mask. 

Global Entrepreneurship Week Kickoff | Mon. Nov. 8 | 6-8 p.m. | Dorothy & Roy Park Alumni Center, 2450 Alumni Dr., Raleigh | Free | Celebrate entrepreneurship taking place within the community with NC State’s kickoff event. 

Pecan Pickin’ | Mon., Nov. 8 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Historic Oak View County Park | Free | Join Historic Oak View County Park for some pecan picking.

Silver Synthetic | Mon., Nov. 8 | 9 p.m. | The Pinhook, 117 W. Maint St., Durham | $10 | Start your week off by listening to the sounds of Silver Synthetic.

Tuesday, Nov. 9

Little Explorers: Reptiles Rock | Tues., Nov. 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 691 Palmer Dr., Raleigh, NC | Free | Take your little one to this program where they can see + touch live reptiles. 

NCSU Women’s Basketball VS USC | Tues., Nov. 9 | 5 p.m. | William Neal Reynolds Coliseum | $10 | Watch the NCSU Women’s Basketball team play at home against the University of South Carolina.

NC Theatre Presents Lady Day | Tues., Nov. 9 |  7:30 p.m. | Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts | $42+ | Enjoy this theatrical performance that recounts the life of Billie Holiday

Pack the Truck: Diaper Drive for The Diaper Train | Tues., Nov. 9 | 4-11 p.m. | Lynwood Brewing Concern, 1053 E. Whitaker Mill Rd., Raleigh | Free | Help kick off Saint Saviour’s Center Fall Fundraiser by dropping off diapers, wipes, board books + more. Ⓟ

Wednesday, Nov. 10

Storywalk | Wed., Nov. 10 | Times Vary | William B. Umstead Park, 2100 N Harrison Ave, Cary | Free | Go for a walk and read a story while you enjoy the outdoors. 

Noon Tunes at City Plaza | Wed., Nov. 10 | 12-1 p.m. | City Plaza | Free | Listen to local musicians while you enjoy the outdoors at City Plaza. 

History Adventures | Wed., Nov. 10 | 1-2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Sign your kids up for this educational event where they can learn from Shelia Wilson, a member of the Sappony tribe, about indigenous cooking, fishing, farming, and singing

Candlelit Sound Bath | Wed., Nov. 10 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Merrimon Wynne House | $35 | Experience an acoustic journey with Tibetan sound bowls to relieve stress + afterwards, enjoy an adaptogenic hot chocolate by the Dose Elixir Bar.

History @ High Noon: Even As We Breathe | Wed., Nov. 10 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join author of Even As We Breathe, Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, as she shares her book in celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month.

Darwin Days | Wed., Nov. 10 + Sat., Nov. 13 | Times vary | NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 West Jones St. | Free | Enjoy virtual programs on Nov. 10. + in-person activities centered around science on Nov. 13. Ⓟ

Thursday, Nov. 11

Charlie Thompson Film Screening | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 7-9 p.m. | Nasher Museum of Art | Free | Watch Charlie Thompson’s film, Rock Castle Home featuring a discussion + live musical performance. 

Veteran’s Day Ceremony | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 11 a.m. | Veteran’s Freedom Park, 1513 N. Harrison Ave., Cary | Free | Listen to the Old North State Brass Band perform for Veteran’s Day. 

Armistice Day 2021 Celebration | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 11 a.m. | Compiègne Park, 106 Chamberlain St. | Free | Celebrate Armistice Day + Raleigh’s Sister City, Compiègne, France with the installation of an informational sign about the French city.

Songstories Live | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 6.-8:30 p.m. | Boxyard RTP | Hear original music from four singer-songwriters + the stories behind why they wrote them.

Friday, Nov. 12

Carolina Hurricanes | Fri., Nov. 12 | 7 p.m. | PNC Arena | $25+ | Watch the Carolina Hurricanes play at home against the Philadelphia Flyers

Candle Making Workshop | Fri., Nov. 12 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Adventures in Bloom, 301 S. Salem Street, Apex | $40 | Learn to make a candle with your own custom scent creation. 

Art of the Carolinas 2021 | Fri., Nov. 12 | 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 3415 Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh | Free | Celebrate Art of the Carolina’s 20th anniversary with trade shows + hands-on workshops. 

NC State Women’s Basketball | Fri., Nov. 12 | 7 p.m. | Reynolds Coliseum | $8+ | Watch Raleigh’s favorite university play against Wofford at a home game. 

21Marbles: Flashback Friday presented by Chase. | Fri., Nov. 12 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | 201 East Hargett St. | $15 | Guests 21+ are encouraged to come in their favorite 70’s, 80’s, or 90’s costume to enjoy themed activities, dancing, and beer, wine, and pizza for purchase. Ⓟ

Saturday, Nov. 13 

Carolina Hurricanes | Sat., Nov. 13 | 7:30 p.m. | PNC Arena | $32+ | Watch the Carolina Hurricanes play at home against the St. Louis Blues. 

This Ain’t That | Sat., Nov. 13 | 7-9 p.m. | Artspace, 201 E. Davie St. | Free | Witness Raleigh-based comedians explore the theme “Big Top,” which touches on the African Diaspora Legacy. 

Lantern Making Workshop | Sat., Nov. 13 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Cary Arts Center | $10 | Join the community workshop with a lantern making workshop + parade.

Jordan Rock | Sat., Nov. 13 | 7:30 p.m. | Goodnights Comedy Club | $25 | Laugh with comedian, writer, and actor, Jordan Rock — one of the Just for Laugh’s “New Faces to Watch.”

Sunday, Nov. 14

The Makrs Society | Sun., Nov. 14 | 11 a.m. | Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park | Free | Shop from local vendors at the North Hills pop-up market + enjoy live music, a food truck, and coffee truck.

Beethoven’s Fidelio | Sun., Nov. 14 | 2 p.m. | Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts | $21.31+ | Witness Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, based on a true story from the French Revolution.

CorePower Yoga | Sun., Nov. 14 | 10-11 a.m. | NCMA | Free | Do some flow yoga + raise funds for Operation Turkey to feed Raleigh families a Thanksgiving meal this holiday. 

Princess Fall Festival | Sun., Nov. 14 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 5180 Paramount Pkwy, Morrisville | $70 | Take your little one to this princess themed fall festival to enjoy sweet treats, crafts, dancing, stories, performances, and games. 

Countdown to Black Friday | Nov. 11-26 | 12 a.m.-12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Renewal by Andersen is kicking off their two-week Black Friday sale by offering $350 off every window and $900 off every patio door. 🔨 Ⓟ

Monday November 15–Sunday November 21 

Day of the week, date 

Monday, Nov. 15

The Pretend Villages: Christopher Sims | Mon., Nov. 15 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | 411 Chapel Dr, Durham | Free | Witness the Christopher Simms exhibit that documents the inhabitants of imagined villages on US military bases. 

Rustic Farm Pumpkins | Mon., Nov. 15 | 7-9 p.m. | 10410 Moncreiffe Rd. Suite 101, Raleigh | $32 | Join Pinot’s Palette + learn how to paint rustic pumpkins and cotton just in time for fall. 

NC State Parks StoryWalk | Mon., Nov. 15 | 8 a.m.-9 p.m. | William B. Umstead State Park | Free | Walk the half-mile trail with your kids as you read “The Tree that’s Meant to Be” by Yuval Zommer

Monday Night Trivia | Mon., Nov. 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Ponysaurus Brewing Co. | Free | Test your knowledge of useless information + grab a fresh brew at this trivia night.

Tuesday, Nov. 16

Workshop for Educators | Tues., Nov. 16 | 4-5 p.m. | NCMA | Free | Learn from expressive arts psychotherapist Natalia Torres de Valle about the role of self-esteem in educator’s + student’s lives through a guided art-making activity.

Women > A Force in Business | Tues., Nov. 16 | 8:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m. | Raleigh Convention Center | $200+ | Meet other professional women + learn about leadership, advocacy, mentorship, and personal wellness. 

Shakey Graves Was Here | Tues., Nov. 16 | 8 p.m. | The Ritz | $30 | Rock on with Americana musician Shakey Graves + guest Sun June. 

John Fogerty | Tues., Nov. 16 | 8 p.m. | DPAC | $69.50+ | Listen to Creedance Clearwater Revival’s former leader live on his only stop in the Carolinas.

Wednesday, Nov. 17

Writing with Anya Hinkle | Wed., Nov. 17 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Virtual | $10 | Join this online workshop with singer/songwriter Anya Hinkle to develop tools that raise awareness of universal experiences.

Courageous Conversation | Wed., Nov. 17 | 9-11 a.m. | Raleigh Chamber, 800 S. Salisbury St. | $15 | Join the conversation + break down the history of “code-switching” with Ashely Gaddy, founder of Ashley Gaddy Enterprises. 

Wine + Weeds | Wed., Nov. 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 1321 Athens Dr., Raleigh | Free | Work in the Pollinator Garden while sipping wine courtesy of the Well Fed Community Garden. 

Triangle Artworks Happy Hour | Wed., Nov. 17 | 6-8 p.m. | Boxyard Pavillion, 900 Park Offices Dr., RTP | Free | Share your work + mingle with other artists from across the Triangle.

Thursday, Nov. 18

Carolina Ballet: Unique Departures/Innovative Variations | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 7:30 p.m. | Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts | $27+ | Watch new ballets from Founding Artistic Director Robert Weiss, Principal Guest Choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett, and Carolina Ballet’s Jenny Palmer.

Coding in the Natural World | Thurs. Nov. 18 | 1-2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Find out how scientists at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences analyze their data through computer coding.

Beaujolais Nouveau | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 6:30 p.m. | 5510 Munford Rd., Raleigh | $35 | Join the French-American Chamber of Commerce of the Carolinas for a holiday season kickoff with live music + unlimited wine pours. 

Turkey Ball 2021 | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 7 p.m. | Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar | $30 | Sponsor a local family in need of a Thanksgiving turkey + attend Mulino’s Turkey Ball featuring hors d’oeuvres of Italian favorites + a drink ticket.

Friday, Nov. 19

The Nutcracker | Fri., Nov. 19-Sat., Nov. 20 | Various times | Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts | $26+ | The Carolina Youth Ballet presents their 27th annual Nutcracker Ballet, bringing the spirit of the holiday season.

NC Chinese Lantern Festival | Fri., Nov. 19-Sun., Jan. 9 | Various times | Koka Booth Amphitheatre | $11+ | The festival returns for the fifth year to light up the night sky creating a magical experience.

Raleigh Tree Lighting + Holiday Market | Fri., Nov. 19 | 6-9 p.m. | Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts | Free | Join Triangle Pop-Up + Downtown Raleigh Alliance for Christmas shopping and the city’s official Christmas tree lighting.

NC Symphony: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 | Fri., Nov. 19 | 8 p.m. | Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts | $20+ | Enjoy the works of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique” + Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 performed by the NC Symphony.

Genesis — The Last Domino? | Fri., Nov. 19 | 8 p.m. | PNC Arena | $85+ | Listen to legendary rock band Genesis on their 2021 North American Tour, “The Last Domino?”

Saturday, Nov. 20

NCMA Cinema: Boy | Sat., Nov. 20 | 2-4 p.m. | NCMA | $7 | Watch director Taika Waititi’s Boy, a film about a Māori child who lives on a farm in New Zealand + his relationship with his father. 

American Indian Heritage Celebration | Sat., Nov. 20 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Attend the 26th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration + interact with American Indians from NC’s eight recognized tribes.

NC State Football VS Syracuse | Sat., Nov. 20 | TBA | Carter-Finley Stadium | $42+ | Cheer on the local football team while they play Syracuse on their home turf. 

Sunday, Nov. 21

ZZ Top | Sun., Nov. 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Durham Performing Arts Center | $45+ | Bring your friends + rock out with ZZ Top — aka “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas.” 

Bridal Expo | Sun., Nov. 21 | 12-5 p.m. | Raleigh Convention Center | $10 | Start your wedding planning + get inspiration from various wedding vendors and a bridal fashion show.

Philharmonic Association Fall Concerts | Sun., Nov. 21 | 2 p.m. | Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts | $20 | Listen to the philharmonic perform the classics for their fall concert. 

Cranksgiving | Sun., Nov. 21 | 11 a.m. | Oaks & Spokes | Free | Join this annual holiday ride to pick up groceries for those in need this holiday season.

Monday November 22–Sunday November 28 

Monday, Nov. 22

Emily Musolino | Mon., Nov. 22 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Irregardless Cafe, 901 W. Morgan St. | Free | Let Emily Musolino serenade you while you grab a bite to eat at Irregardless Cafe. 

Open Studio at Wine & Design | Mon., Nov. 22 | 6 p.m. | 510 W Martin St. | $37 | Choose from any of the open studio painting options + enjoy your beverage of choice while you let the creative juices flow.  

Secondhand Serenade | Mon., Nov. 22 | 9 p.m. | Motorco, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham | $20 | Grab your fellow music lovers + listen to American rock band Secondhand Serenade at Motorco Music Hall.

Duke vs The Citadel | Mon., Nov. 22 | 9 p.m. | Cameron Indoor Stadium | $180+ | Watch the Duke Blue Devils basketball team play against The Citadel at a home game.

Tuesday, Nov. 23

The Hourglass Kids | Tues., Nov. 23 | 8 p.m. | The Pour House Music Hall + Record Shop | $8+ | Jam out with NC locals, The Hourglass Kids, along with the Plastic Flamingos, North by North, and the Old Cartoons. 

In Conversation with Sara Grunder Ruiz | Tues., Nov. 23 | 7-8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join author Sara Grunder Ruiz + learn about her latest novel, “Love, Lists, and Fancy Ships.”

Wine Flight Night | Tues., Nov. 23 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Zin Yoga Studio + Wine Lounge | $15+ | Enjoy a series of multiple wines, three at a time + discover new favorites.

The Future is Female | Tues., Nov. 23 | Times Vary | 21c Museum Hotel Durham | Free | See the female anatomy rendered in neon lighting, boxing gloves, and other interpretations of contemporary feminist art.

Wednesday, Nov. 24

NC State Women’s Volleyball | Wed., Nov. 24 | 3 p.m. | Reynolds Coliseum | $7 | Watch NC State’s Women’s Volleyball team compete for the win against Syracuse. 

1 Million Cups RTP | Wed., Nov. 24 | 9-10 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn + connect with other entrepreneurs in the area. 

Thursday, Nov. 25

2021 Raleigh 5K Turkey Trot | Thurs., Nov. 25 | Times Vary | NCSU Centennial Campus | $42 | Burn off those pre-Thankgiving meal calories + take a run through Raleigh in this 5K.

Thanksgiving Brunch | Thurs., Nov. 25 | 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | The Carolina Inn | $80 | Enjoy a Thanksgiving brunch featuring dishes like cornbread stuffing + sweet and spicy collards. 

Friday, Nov. 26

Holiday Enrapture II: A Little Bit of Soul & Laughter | Fri., Nov 26 | 7 p.m. | Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts | $50 | Enjoy original compositions by Lydia Salett Dudley + renditions of iconic soul music from other artists like Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye.

NC State Football VS UNC | Sun., Nov. 26 | TBA | Carter-Finley Stadium | $70+ | Cheer on one of your favorite local teams as the two rivals compete for the win. 

​​The Merry Market at Moore Square | Fri., Nov. 26 | 5-9 p.m. | Moore Square | Free | Get into the holiday spirit + do some gift shopping at the holiday market.

Black Friday Weekend Festival | Fri., Nov. 26-Sun., Nov. 28  | Various times | Black Friday Market, 23 W. Hargett St. | Free | Black Friday Market is hosting a festival this Black Friday weekend — including food trucks, live bands, and door buster sales.

Saving Grace Black Friday Open House & Supply Drive | Fri., Nov. 26 | 12-5 p.m. | 13400 Old Creedmoor Rd., Wake Forest | Free | Spend the day surrounded by adorable, adoptable puppies + enjoy eats from a local food truck, tour the gardens, and learn more about Saving Grace (donations accepted).*

Saturday, Nov. 27

Birding with a Ranger | Sat., Nov. 27 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | NCMA | Free | Grab your binoculars + join Park Ranger Chantal Taunton to search for migratory and native birds.

Champions of Magic | Sat., Nov. 27 | 2 p.m. |Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts | $48+ | Experience an evening of illusions as you witness interactive magic, daring escapes, levitation, and more.

Sunday, Nov. 28

Carolina Hurricanes | Sun., Nov. 28 | 1 p.m. | PNC Arena | $25+ | Watch the local hockey team take on the Washington Capitals at their home base.

The Polar Express | Sun., Nov. 28 | 10 a.m. | Marbles IMAX, 201 E. Hargett St. | $12 | Watch the Christmas classic, The Polar Express, in 3D as you prepare for the holiday season.

Monday November 29–Tuesday November 30 

Monday, Nov. 29

AIM Conference | Mon., Nov. 29-Mon., Dec.1 | Times Vary | Raleigh Convention Center | Free | Join the NC Department of Public Instruction for their inaugural conference, “Accelerate, Invigorate, and Motivate” to explore tools for the betterment of children’s education.

Magic of Lights | Mon., Nov. 29 | 5-10 p.m. | Coastal Credit Union Music Park | $20 | Celebrate the holidays with this holiday light drive-through.

Tuesday, Nov. 30
Lunchtime Classics: Brahms, String Quartet | Tues., Nov. 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Goodson Chapel, Duke University | Free | Listen to the classics over lunchtime featuring major works for string quartet. 

3D Movie: Incredible Predators | Tues., Nov. 30 | 4 p.m. | WRAL 3D Theater, 11 West Jones St. | $6 | Learn about the world of predators + how they survive in the wild.