PlanAhead: June 2021

Summer has 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

 

Tuesday June 1–Sunday June 6

Tuesday June 1 

Family
Afternoon with the Mummies | Tues., June 1 | 4–4:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn about the lives + afterlives of ancient Egyptians in this close-up of the Golden Mummies exhibition. 
 
TryThis  
Drive Shack Event with Inspiration Golf | Tues., June 1 | 10 a.m.–12 p.m. | 6901 Play Golf Way | $10 | Show off your golf skills in a virtual game at Drive Shack. 🏌️
 
Drink 
Music Bingo at Lola’s Beach Bar | Tues., June 1 | 7–9 p.m. | Lola’s Beach Bar, 1803 Glenwood Ave. | Free+ | Test your musical knowledge with prizes, drinks + fun. 🍹
 
Network
Networking with Nef | Tues., June 1 | 6–7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Connect with others in this intimate networking event for parallel-preneurs.
 

Wednesday June 2

TheBuy 
Farmstand Market | Wed., June 2 | 4–7 p.m | Downtown Raleigh, 800 N. Blount St. | Free+ | Support Raleigh’s urban farm with purchase of fresh + local produce. 🥬
 
Active
East Street Run Club | Wed., June 2 | 6–7 p.m | 219 S East St. | Free | Runners of all levels are invited to this weekly run + to enjoy a drink after. 🏃
 
Health 
Mindful Museum: Virtual Art and Self-Care Hour | Wed., June 2 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | $8.58+ | In this guided meditation, work with Jesalyn Keziah on breathwork + self-care.  
 
ForKids 
Tar Heel Tales: Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table | Wed., June 2 | 1–1:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Attendees will listen to excerpts from the book, Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table, and learn about our state’s community gardens. 📕
 
Biz 
Economic Development Meeting | Wed., June 2 | 8–9 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Listen to Executive Director Tom White as he discusses the economic development of North Carolina.

 

Thursday June 3

Community 
Nonprofit Community Leaders Call | Thurs., June 3 | 3:30–4:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join this weekly zoom meeting that focuses on non-profit community efforts towards the covid economy + relief. 
 
Trivia 
The Moore You Know Lunchtime Trivia | Thurs., June 3 | 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 + a chance to win prizes. 
 
Art  
Lunchtime Floral Demonstration with Steve Taras | Thurs., June 3 | 12 p.m. | East Building, Secu Auditorium, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd. | $31.50+ | Join this live floral demonstration by Steve Taras + his team at Watered Garden Florist for a captivating art show.
Virtual Slow-Art Appreciation: Art in Bloom Edition | Thurs., June 3 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free+ | Connect with art on a deeper level with a slow observation of this year’s floral design + artwork pairings. 🖼️
 
Learn
Digital Body Language: Collaborate Faster and Further, Together | Thurs., June 3 | 12–1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Author Erica Dhawan teaches listeners about digital body language + collaboration for improved communication. 

Show

Amped Up Music Series at Red Hat Amphitheater | Thurs., June 3 | 7 p.m-10 p.m. | Red Hat Amphitheater, 500 S. Mcdowell Street, Raleigh NC 27601| Tickets starting at $5 | Live music is back at Red Hat Amphitheater every Thursday through July 1.

 

Friday June 4

Community
First Friday – Pride Month Edition | Fri., June 4 | 6–9 p.m | Raleigh Union Station Plaza, 510 W Martin St. | Free | Celebrate the start of Pride Month with the LGBT Center of Raleigh + fun activities for the whole family. 🌈
 
Family 
Family Garden Spot | Fri., June 4 | 10:30–11 a.m. | Virtual | Free | In this Facebook live event, Elizabeth Overcash discusses this month’s topic of butterflies. 🦋
 
Art 
Modern Florals in Watercolor Virtual Demonstration | Fri., June 4 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Drop in or follow along in this floral demonstration with N.C. watercolorist + illustrator Amy Richards.
 
Talk
An Intergenerational Panel Discussing the History of Raleigh through the Lens of the LGBTQ Community | Fri., June 4 | 7–8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Celebrate Pride Month by learning about the history of Raleigh and the LGBTQ community then + now. 
 
Show 
Finding My Voice | Fri., June 4 | 7:30–8:30 p.m. | The Justice Theater Project – Box Office, 8208 Brownleigh Dr. | $75+ | Experience Lee Galbreath in her one-woman show as she takes the audience through a hilarious journey of finding her voice again. 
 
Active 
The Cy King Summer Classic | Fri., June 4 | 5:30 p.m. | North Hills Club, 4824 Yadkin Dr. | $100+ | Come out for this three-tournament tennis fundraiser for the Cy King Community Tennis Fund and enjoy dinner + drinks.

 

Saturday June 5

Cause 
Run for Love 5K | Sat., June 5 | 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. | 1251 Goode St. | $35+ | The Dix Park Race Series has returned + proceeds will go to Pride Raleigh and The LGBT Center of Raleigh. 👟
 
Dish  
Taste of Soul NC Variety Edition | Sat., June 5 | 2–7 p.m. | Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. | Free+ | This food fest has something for everyone from barbeque to burgers + Italian ice accompanied by a live DJ. 
 
TheBuy
Market at NC Art Museum | Sat., June 5 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd. | Free+ | Shop for hand-crafted goods from local vendors while enjoying food + drinks. 🛍️
 
Active 
Yoga at Hi-Wire Brewing Durham | Sat., June 5 | 11–11:45 a.m. | Hi-Wire Brewing Durham, 800 Taylor St. | $5 | A yoga class for all skill levels that practices various yoga techniques + poses for mindfulness.
 
Show
Lilith Flair | Sat., June 5 | 9:30–11 p.m. | Ruby Deluxe, 415 S Salisbury St. | Free | Lilith Flair joins the stage for the night along with the ultimate drag king experience.
Young People’s Concert Matinee: Carnival of the Animals | Sat., June 5 | 3 p.m. | Virtual | $21.46 | The NC Symphony is streaming Carnival of the Animals, a production perfect for all ages. 🐅
 
Talk 
First Time Homebuyers Webinar | Sat., June 5 | 10 a.m.–12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | This webinar includes all the information relevant for homebuyers new to NC or around the Wake County area. 🏠

 

Sunday June 6

Outside 
Transgender Initiative Pride Picnic and Free Skate | Sun., June 6 | 1–4 p.m. | Marsh Creek Park, 3050 N New Hope Rd. | Free | Grab some lunch and head to the park for some skating + games.
 
Show
DJ Luxe Posh | Sun., June 6 | 1–4 p.m. | Dix Park Conservancy, 2105 Umstead Dr. | Free | Layout on the flower fields + listen to some tunes from DJ Luxe Posh for a lively afternoon. 🎧
Jon Stickley Trio | Sun., June 6 | 6–8 p.m. | Koka Booth Amphitheater, 8003 Regency Pkwy. | $5+ | The Trio is kicking off the Lakeside Bluegrass Series with their non-traditional + innovative music. 
WhoIAre | Sun., June 6 | 4 p.m. | Compass Rose Brewery, 3201 Northside Dr. #101 | Free+ | Enjoy drinks and live rock music from a local band. 🎸
 
TheBuy
Moore Square Market | Sun., June 6 | 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. 
 
Active
Bend, Don’t Break! | 9–10 a.m. | Virtual | Free | A yoga class for all skill levels that focuses on basic poses, meditation + breathing exercises.
 
Drink 
Rescue Dogs & Catering Gourmet Wieners | Sun., June 6 | 1–7 p.m. | Gizmo Brew Works, 5907 Triangle Dr. | Free+ | Come out for live music, beer + hotdogs. 🌭
 

Monday June 7–Sunday June 13

Monday June 7

Health 
HIV/STI Testing | Mon., June 7 | 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., June 7 | 10:30–11:30 a.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. 🏡
 
Talk 
GBT Men’s Social | Mon., June 7 | 8–9:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Meet new people, play games + have a discussion with the LGBT Center of Raleigh.
Monday Novel Readers Book Discussion | Mon., June 7 | 6:30–7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Engage in this librarian-led discussion on The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See. 
 
Civic
Board of Commissioners – Regular Meeting | Mon., June 7 | 5–7 p.m. | Wake County Justice Center, 300 S Salisbury St. | Free | The public is welcome to join the board of commissioners monthly meeting. 
 
TryThis 
Beach Chairs | Mon., June 7 | 7–9 p.m. | Pinot’s Palette, 10410 Moncreiffe Rd #101 | $30 | Enjoy painting, meet new friends + sip wine in this week’s summer-themed class. 🏖️

 

Tuesday June 8

Civic
City Council Work Session | Tues., June 8 | 4–7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The public is invited to attend Raleigh City Council’s work session.
 
Talk  
Tuesday Novel Readers Book Discussion | Tues., June 8 | 10–11 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Engage in this librarian-led discussion on The Good Lord Bird by James McBride. 📚
 
Active
Crank Arm Social RUN | Tues., June 8 | 6:30 p.m. | Crank Arm Brewing Company, 319 W Davie St. | Free | Grab your running shoes and head to Crank Arm Brewing Co. for Tuesday night run club + a beer after. 👟
 
Community 
Women’s Philanthropy Community Rosh Chodesh | Tues., June 8 | 7–8:30 p.m. | David R. Kahn Community Campus, 8210 Creedmoor Rd., Suite 104 | Free | The Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary is hosting a conversation on philanthropy + community for women.
 
Network 
Wake Forest Elite Networking | Tues., June 8 | 5–7 p.m. | Real McCoy’s, 3325 Rogers Rd. #112 | Free | Grab your business card + come out to this networking event with companies from all industries. 
Triangle Biotech Tuesday | Tues., June 8 | 5:15–7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join science-minded professionals + hear from Financial Advisor Caleb White in this monthly event.  
 

Wednesday June 9 

Outdoors
SAGE Walk and Talk | Wed., June 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. 🥾
 
Talk 
Mystery Book Discussion | Wed., June 9 | 10:3011:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Engage in this librarian-led discussion on The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. 
 
Show
Noon Tunes @ City Plaza | Wed., June 9 | 121 p.m. | 400 Fayetteville St. | Free | Take a break from work + enjoy your lunch at City Plaza with some great tunes.  
 
Learn
Gaye Todd Adegbalola’s Acoustic Rhythm Guitar Workshop | Wed., June 9 | 78:30 p.m. | Virtual | $10 Suggested Donation | Musician + instructor Gaye Todd Adegbalola is leading a workshop on playing the guitar. 🎶 
 
Biz 
Hospitality, Retail, and Restaurant Professionals Call | Wed., June 9 | 3:30–4:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Local professionals will discuss Covid + community matters related to these industries. 
 
Civic 
Study Group on Council Terms, Salaries, and Voter Engagement | Wed., June 9 | 12–2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join public officials as they take a look at council terms, salaries + voter participation in Raleigh. 
 
ForKids 
Art Snacks: Activities for Young Artists | Wed., June 9 | 10 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Children ages 3 to 5 will engage in fun art activities + videos. 🎨

 

Thursday June 10

Talk 
Youth and Family Initiative | Thurs., June 10 | 6:30–8 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.
 
TheBuy
Apex Night Market | Thurs., June 10 | 6–9 p.m. | 112 Saunders St., Apex | Free+ | Shop for local + artisan goods under the stars from 25 different vendors. 🛍️
 
Art
Virtual Slow-Art Appreciation: Art in Bloom Edition | Thurs., June 10 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free+ | Learn to connect with art on a deeper level with a slow observation of this year’s floral design + artwork pairings. 
 
Theatre
The Mountaintop | Thurs., June 10–Sat., June 19 | 8 p.m. | Stephenson Amphitheatre, 301 Pogue St. | $15+ | Join Raleigh Little Theatre in the captivating reenactment of events before the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
Show
Fireside Collective with Graham Sharp | Thurs., June 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 2 E. South St. | $16.09+ | Graham Sharp Debuts solo album Truer Picture in this eclectic bluegrass experience. 
 
Learn 
Bordeaux: A Brief History of the World’s Most Famous Wine | Thurs., June 10 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Dr. Charles Ludington takes listeners on a tour of Southern France + some of the finest wines in history. 🍷
 
Biz 
NC Chamber Workplace DEI Conference | Thurs., June 10 | 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. | Virtual | $130+ | A conference for businesses of all sizes to join together in learning about the ins and outs of employee satisfaction. 💼
Leadership Raleigh 43 & 44 Information Session | Thurs., June 10 | 8:30–10 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Participants will meet with local leaders + learn what it takes to become a leader in the professional world.  
Estate Planning for Small Business Owners | Thurs., June 10 | 12–1:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn all things estate planning and how to protect you + your customers. 
 
FeaturedEvent
Amped Up Music Series at Red Hat Amphitheater | Thurs., June 10 | 7-10 p.m. | Red Hat Amphitheater, 500 S. Mcdowell St. | $5+ | Live music is back this Thursday with Eric Gales and Abby Bryant & The Echoes — gates open at 6 p.m. 🎶

 

Friday June 11

Talk
Courageous Conversations | Fri., June 11 | 7–8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Engage in an important conversation with the transgender community + the LGBT Center of Raleigh.
 
Show
Acoustic Nights in The District | Fri., June 11 | 6–9 p.m. | 3400 Village Market Pl. | Free | Enjoy live music while dining out or shopping at your favorite restaurants + stores. 
Open Mic Comedy | Fri., June 11 | 7–9 p.m. | Durty Bull Brewing Company, 206 Broadway St. #104 | Free+ | Grab a seat outside for a good laugh from co-hosts Rob Schneider + Ashley Preston.
Donna the Buffalo | Fri., June 11 | 5 p.m. | 1439 Henderson Tanyard Rd., Pittsboro | $160+ | Donna the Buffalo is bringing their music stylings to GrassRoots Live.
 
Drink
Live Music & Painting at Norse with Little Red Birds | Fri., June 11 | 7–10 p.m. | 203 Brooks St, Wake Forest | Free+ | Kick off the weekend with a relaxing night of watching live painting + music at Norse Brewing Company. 
 
Parents
Parent’s Night Out | Fri., June 11 | 6–10 p.m. | The Tumble Gym, 1839 South Main Street
Wake Forest | $25 | Take the night off and drop your kids at this beach bash + pizza party. 
 
Biz
C-Suite Perspectives | Fri., June 11 | 9–10:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Dr. Jo Allen explains her own personal success story + teaches attendees how to achieve leadership roles. 
 

Saturday June 12

Festival 
NC Hops Festival | Sat., June 12–Sun., June 13 | 12–9 p.m. | Jim Graham Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd. | $10+ | Sample NC craft beverages while enjoying live music, food trucks + local goods. 🍺
 
TheBuy
Pop-Up Market at NC Art Museum | Sat., June 12 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | 2110 Blue Ridge Rd. | Free+ | Visitors can shop from an array of local and handcrafted goods including accessories, gifts + more. 🛍️ 
 
Community
John Chavis Memorial Park Ribbon Cutting | Sat., June 12 | 10:30 a.m. | 505 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. | Free | Celebrate the opening of the new community center with various activities throughout the day. 
 
Drink
Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Fest | Sat., June 12 | 5–12 p.m. | 1141 Falls River Ave, Suite 114 | Free+ | Grab a beer, bourbon or both + enjoy the Lawrence and Perry BBQ Food Truck. 

 

Sunday June 13

TheBuy
Brunch Moore Market | Sun., June 13 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | 200 South Blount St. | Free+ | Enjoy snacks and goods from local artisans, farmers + food trucks while listening to a live DJ. 
MAKRS @ North Hills Midtown Park | Sun., June 13 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | 305 Church at N Hills St. | Free+ | Join the MAKRS Society and over 35 vendors for goods, food trucks + music. 
 
Show
Young People’s Concert Matinee: Cirque de la Symphonie | Sun., June 13 | 3 p.m. | Virtual | $21.46 | The NC Symphony presents breath-taking acrobatics paired with an instrumental masterpiece. 
Gina Furtado Project | Sun., June 13 | 6–8 p.m. | Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy. | $5+ | Kick back and enjoy the musical stylings of Gina Furtado in her combination of bluegrass, jazz + swing. 
 
Dish
Drag Brunch | Sun., June 13 | 1–4 p.m. | Ruby Deluxe, 415 S Salisbury St. | $8 | Enjoy a show + brunch with Ruby Deluxe every Sunday. 🥞
Shmack’n Sunday Brunch | Sun., June 13 | 12–4 p.m. | Gatsby’s Bar Raleigh, 6109 Maddry Oaks Ct. | Free+ | Follow the Shmack’n Plates food truck for great food and all-day drink + mimosa specials. 

 

Monday June 14–Sunday June 20

Monday June 14

Cause 
Gregory Poole Blood Drive | Mon., June 14 | 11 a.m.–4 p.m. | 4807 Beryl Rd. | Free | The Blood Connection will be hosting a mobile blood drive.  
Salvation Army Fan Drive | Mon., June 14 | 8 a.m.–6 p.m. | Westlake ACE Hardware, 6196 Falls of Neuse Rd. | Donation | Visit the Westlake ACE Hardware + round up your purchase to help the Salvation Army provide fans to individuals without air conditioning. 
 
Talk
○ SAGE Women Monday Mornings | Mon., June 14 | 10–11:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Grab some brunch, coffee + catch up with friends every Monday morning.  
Youth Drop-In | Mon., June 14 | 6–8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | LGBTQ identifying youth can meet new friends, play games + engage in conversation with peers.  
 
ForKids
Sweet Treatz Art Camp | Mon., June 14 | 9 a.m.–1 p.m. | Wine & Design, 510 W Martin St. Floor 3 | $50 | An instructor will lead children ages 5-12 in painting their favorite treats.🍦
 
Drink
$3 Pint Night | Mon., June 14 | 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. 
 

Tuesday June 15

Health
LGBTQ+ Mental Health Support Group | Tues., June 15 | 6–7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The LGBT Center of Raleigh is hosting a support group for adults every first + third Tuesday of June.
The Art of Connecting Through Meditation | Tues., June 15 | 6:30–8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn how to reconnect with your inner self in this short + guided mediation session. 🧘
 
Network
Red Hat Summit | Tues., June 15–Wed., June 16 | 12–4 p.m. | Virtual | Free+ | In this global conference series, join like-minded professionals in talking about technology + business. 
 
Civic 
City Council Afternoon Session | Tues., June 15 | 1–4 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Raleigh City Council will meet to handle city-related business + is open to the public.
 
Learn
Networking 101 | Tues., June 15 | 9–10 a.m. | Virtual | Free+ | Join the Raleigh Chamber in their quarterly seminars focused on teaching professionals how to network. 
 
TryThis  
Drive Shack Event with Inspiration Golf | Tues., June 15 | 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.

 

Wednesday June 16

Learn
Juneteenth: A Story of Freedom | Wed., June 16 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Earl Ijames and Chrystal Regan walk listeners through the historical + important story of Juneteenth. 
 
Talk
Youth CRISP | Wed., June 16 | 5:306:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Discuss important topics involving Religion, Ideology, Spirituality + Philosophy with youth peers.
 
Show
Noon Tunes @ City Plaza | Wed., June 16 | 121 p.m. | 400 Fayetteville St. | Free | Take a break from work + enjoy your lunch at City Plaza with some great tunes.  
 
Biz 
Protecting Your Brand! Intellectual Property Tips for Your Small Business |  Wed., June 16 | 12–1:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free  | Learn how to protect your small business with this informative webinar on intellectual property. 💻
 
Civic
NCALHD Committee Meetings | Wed., June 16 | 9 a.m.–5 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Local health directors speak upon public health within our communities in this series of meetings. 
 
Family 
Games at the JCC – Family Music Bingo | Wed., June 16 | 6–7 p.m. | David R. Kahn Community Campus, 12804 Norwood Rd. | $20+ | Engage in fun family activities + musical bingo for a chance to win prizes. 
 
NowOpen
City Soul Cafe Open Mic | Wed., June 16 | 7:30 p.m. | 500 E Davie St. | $7 | City Soul Cafe is back with a private bar + plenty of tunes for singers to choose from. 🎤
 
Learn
Improvisation for the Contemporary Violinist | Wed., June 16 | 7–8:30 p.m. | Virtual | $10 suggested donation | Emanuel Wynter teaches attendees how to improvise + play contemporary style music on the violin. 🎻 

 

Thursday June 17

Show
The Best of North Hills – A Comeback Tour | Thurs., June 17 | 5–9 p.m. | Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park, 4011 Cardinal North Hills St. | $10 | The Best of North Hills has returned with their comeback series filled with live music, events + drinks. 
Amythyst Kiah with Alexa Rose | Thurs., June 17 | 7:30 p.m. | A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater, 2 E. South St. | $16.09+ | Enjoy the show as this iconic duo performs a combination of alt-rock + old-time music.
The Glitter Hour | Thurs., June 17 | 9–10 p.m. | Ruby Deluxe, 415 S Salisbury St. | Free | Solo drag performers + talents of all kinds are welcome to participate in this weekly event.  
 
TheBuy
Raleigh Night Market | Thurs., June 17 | 5–9 p.m. | Moore Square, 200 S. Blount St. | Free+ | Spend an evening with Raleigh’s most creative artisans + shop amongst your favorite local goods. 
 
Biz
Business of Women |  Thurs., June 17 | 12–1:15 p.m. | Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Pkwy. | $25 | Women are welcome to join this conversation of social media use and finding a healthy balance in both their professional + personal lives. 
 
Talk
Take No Bull: Breaking Barriers | Thurs., June 17 | 12–1 p.m. | Virtual | $50+ | Women in tech gather together in this conference about gender discrimination + becoming leaders in the workforce. 
FeaturedEvent
Amped Up Music Series at Red Hat Amphitheater | Thurs., June 17 | 7-10 p.m. | Red Hat Amphitheater, 500 S. Mcdowell St. | $5+ | Live music is back with Toubab Krewe w/ Crucial Fiya and Hank, Pattie & The Current — gates open at 6 p.m. 🎶

 

Friday June 18

Holiday 
Black Gold Magazine: Juneteenth Celebration Kick off | Fri., June 18 | 7:30–10:30 p.m. | The West Room, 6405 Westgate Rd. | $40 | Begin the Juneteenth celebrations with food, drinks + a chance to win prizes. 
Commemorating Juneteenth: Sweet Honey In The Rock® | Fri., June 18 | 7:30 p.m. | Theatre in the Museum Park, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd.  | $20+ | Sweet Honey in the Rock joins the stage to celebrate African American culture and history with acapella + sign language. 
 
Theatre
The Fire of Freedom | Fri., June 18 | 8 p.m. | 6638 Old Wake Forest Rd. | $30+ | The Theatre of Raleigh puts on a production based on the civil war + Abraham H. Galloway. 
 
Show 
An Evening with Cory Branan | Fri., June 18 | 7–8 p.m. | 217 South White St. Wake Forest| $17.55 | Spend a night at the Magnolia Music Lounge with Rollingstone’s recognized artist Cory Branan. 

 

Saturday June 19 

Holiday
Juneteenth Celebration | Sat., June 19 | 10 a.m.–5 p.m. | 5299 Capital Blvd. | Free+ | Join the celebration with performers, food, drinks + more. 
Raleigh Juneteenth Festival | Sat., June 19 | 2–8 p.m. | 2235 Garner Rd. | Free+ | Bring the whole family to eat, dance, celebrate + learn about the importance of Juneteenth.
Commemorating Juneteenth Liberation Station Live! | Sat., June 19 | 10 a.m. | Theatre in the Museum Park, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd. | Free | Bring the whole family for storytime with Victoria Scott-Miller following with art activities + dancing. 
Commemorating Juneteenth A Conversation with Linda Simmons-Henry, Author of Culture Town | Sat., June 19 | 12 p.m. | East Building, Secu Auditorium, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd. | Free | Sit down with author Linda Simmons-Henry to discuss the culture of Raleigh’s African American communities + 8 local neighborhoods. 
Commemorating Juneteenth Film Screening and Discussion: Wilmington on Fire | Sat., June 19 | 2 p.m. | East Building, Secu Auditorium, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd. | Free | Watch the historical documentary + join director, Christopher Everett, in a conversation after. 
Commemorating Juneteenth Outdoor Film Screening: Mr. SOUL! | Sat., June 19 | 8:30 p.m. | Theatre in the Museum Park, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd. | $5+ | This documentary features the 1968 television show, SOUL!, one of the first to air representing the Black Arts Movement. 
 
TheBuy
Shopper’s Block 2021 | Sat., June 19 | 11 a.m.–8 p.m. | The corner of Blount and Cabarrus St. | Free+ | Enjoy a day of food trucks, music, drinks + fun in this 3-month outdoor series. 
 
Art 
○  NCMA To Go Activity Kits: Future Portraits | Sat., June 19 | 10 a.m. | Museum Plaza, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd. | Free | Grab an activity kit from the museum + create your own layered portrait at home. 

 

Sunday June 20  

Holiday 
Commemorating Juneteenth: Celebrating Black Music Month with DJ Thoro | Sun., June 20 | 3 p.m. | Theatre in the Museum Park, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd. | Free | Celebrate Black Music Month with DJ Thoro + your best dance moves. 
Birds of Prey for Father’s Day! | Sun., June 20 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | Logan Trading Company, 707 Semart Dr. | Free | Celebrate Father’s day at Logan’s Garden shop with the American Wildlife Refuge to meet and learn about owls + other birds of prey.
Father’s Day Golf Event | Sun., June 20 | 9 a.m.–12 p.m. | TriGolf, 12201 Leesville Rd. |  $37.82 | Bring your kids and come out for a morning of golf, contests + a complimentary lunch. 
 
Cause 
Wright Center Meal | Sun., June 20 | 6:30–7 p.m. | 3603 Bastion Ln. | Donate | Cook, deliver, or serve to homeless women through the Helen Wright Center for Women. 
 
TheBuy
Pop-Up Raleigh | Sun., June 20 | 12–5 p.m. | 656 Maywood Ave. | Free+ | Support small businesses by attending this pop-up market + shopping all things local. 
Moore Square Farmers’ Market Sun., June 20 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. | 200 South Blount St. | Free+ | Switch out this week’s grocery run with a visit to the farmer’s market for local produce, goods + music. 🍅
 
Show
Songs from the Road Band | Sun., June 20 | 6–8 p.m. | Koka Booth Amphitheater, 8003 Regency Pkwy. | $5+ | Kickback + listen to this Asheville-based bluegrass band. 

 

Monday June 21–Sunday June 27

Monday June 21

Talk
SAGE Women Monday Mornings | Mon., June 21 | 10–11:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Grab some brunch, coffee + catch up with friends every Monday morning. 
 
Activity 
Monday Evening Flow Yoga | Mon., June 21 | 6–7 p.m. | 800 North Blount St. | $15 | In this all-level yoga class, learn to connect your breath + body. 🧘
 
Drink
FRANKS & DRANKS + $7 Flagship Liters | Mon., June 21 | 5–9 p.m. | 800 Taylor St. #9-150, Durham | Free+ | Head over to Hi-Wire Brewing for drink specials + hot dogs. 🌭
 
Art
Ikebana Bliss | Mon., June 21 | 7–9 p.m. | 10410 Moncreiffe Rd., Suite 101 | $30 | Pinot’s Palette is hosting a class inspired by Japanese water marbling + simplistic designs. 
 
Network
Raleigh Diversity Virtual Career Fair | Mon., June 21 | 11 a.m.–2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Attend the DiversityX career fair + land your dream job. 

 

Tuesday June 22

Talk 
Classics Book Discussion | Tues., June 22 | 7–8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Engage in this librarian-led discussion on The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. 📚
 
Drink
$2 off 4 & 6 Packs | Tues., June 22 | 4–10 p.m. | Gizmo Brew Works, 5907 Triangle Dr. | Free+ | Gizmo Brew Works offers $2 off 4 + 6 packs and other drinks specials every Tuesday. 
 
Civic
Safe, Vibrant & Healthy Community Meeting | Tues., June 22 | 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | This meeting is open to the public and will discuss the community. 
 
Biz 
Economic Development and Innovation Committee Meeting | Tues., June 22 | 1:30–3 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Public officials will discuss the economic development of Raleigh.

 

Wednesday June 23

Talk
Youth Coffeehouse | Wed., June 23 | 5–6 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Meet + chat with new friends at this meeting arranged by the LGBT Center of Raleigh.
 
Drink
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic | Wed., June 23 | 7–10 p.m. | 602 East Chatham St., Cary | Free | Grab a beer, sing, or enjoy as Garland Mason hosts open mic night at Bond Brother’s East Side. 
 
TryThis
Wednesday Wine & Weeds | Wed., June 23 | 5–7 p.m. | 1321 Athens Dr. | Free | Get outside + start digging with a complimentary glass of wine from The Well Fed Community Garden. 🍷
 
Learn
Jewish Roots Music with Rabbi Sandra Lawson | Wed., June 23 | 7–8:30 p.m. | Virtual | $10 suggested donation | Learn about American Jewish roots music in this workshop with artist Sandra Lawson.  
 
Show
Mark Brady Live Helium Records Album Recording | Wed., June 23 | 8 p.m. | 861 W. Morgan St. | $56+ | Raleigh native + winner of the funniest person in NC joins Goodnights Comedy Club for the night. 
Noon Tunes @ City Plaza | Wed., June 16 | 121 p.m. | 400 Fayetteville St. | Free | Take a break from work + enjoy your lunch at City Plaza with some great tunes.
 
Network
Eye Opener Breakfast | Wed., June 23 | 8–9 a.m. | Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Pkwy. | $10+ | Watch a panel discussion about NC’s energy industry + its economic impacts on the surrounding area. 

 

Thursday June 24

Talk
2021 Critical Issues Series: Risk & Resilience Forum | Thurs., June 24 | 8:30–10 a.m. | Virtual | Free+ | The Chamber of Chapel Hill and Carrboro invites individuals to listen to guest speakers and topics related to the economy + public policy. 
 
Biz 
Information Session: State Certification for Minority, Women-Owned Businesses | Thurs., June 24 | 2:30–4 p.m. | Virtual | Free | In this webinar, women will learn all things business + requirements for state certification. 
Partners Forum | Thurs., June 24 | 9–11 a.m. | Virtual | $80+ | Meet with local leaders and businesses through the Raleigh Chamber to discuss the economy + public policy.  
 
Trivia
The Moore You Know Lunchtime Trivia | Thurs., June 24 | 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. 
 
Health
Community Health Fair | Thurs., June 24 | 4–7 p.m. | Neuse River Crossfit, 7711 Welborn St., Suite 105 | Free | Meet and enter raffles with health-related vendors + businesses.

 

FeaturedEvent
Amped Up Music Series at Red Hat Amphitheater | Thurs., June 24 | 7-10 p.m. | Red Hat Amphitheater, 500 S. Mcdowell St. | $5+ | Live music is back with Sarah Shook & The Disarmers w/ Blue Cactus and Rebekah Todd & the Odyssey — gates open at 6 p.m. 🎶  

Friday June 25 

Festival
Acoustic Nights in The District | Fri., June 25 | 6–9 p.m. | 3400 Village Market Pl. | Free | Enjoy live music while dining out or shopping at your favorite restaurants + stores. 
 
Talk
Connections | Fri., June 25 | 7–8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | LGBTQ+ people of all faith backgrounds are welcome to discuss their perspectives on sexuality + spirituality.
 
TryThis
Spades Tournament | Fri., June 25 | 7:30 p.m. | 3917 New Bern Ave. | $20+ | Join the NC Women’s Flag Football League for a night of friendly competition, food + a cash prize. ♠️
 
Biz 
How to Start a Business with Almost No Money | Fri., June 25 | 12–1:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | This webinar contains all the information you need to start your own business on a budget. 💻 

 

Saturday June 26

Drink
Boozin’ Through The 90s Bar Crawl | Sat., June 26 | 2–10 p.m. | Glenwood Ave. | $11.25+ | Grab your fanny packs + dance your way through bars downtown in this 90s themed crawl.  
 
Festival
Triangle Tacos ‘N Taps | Sat., June 26 | 12–5 p.m. | NC State Fairgrounds, 4285 Trinity Rd. | $21+ | Spend your Saturday at the fairgrounds with entertainment, tacos, tequila + more. 🌮
 
Show
Yamillionaire | Fri., June 25 | 11 p.m.–2 a.m. | Ruby Deluxe, 415 S Salisbury St. | Free | DJ Yamillionaire will be hopping on stage to spin her favorite hits + dance music. 🎧
 
Try this
Cajun/Creole Weekend: Food and Music | Sat., June 26 | 5:30 p.m. | The Travelling Café Culinary Studio, 200 Sanford Rd., Suite 9 | $98.24 | A chef will lead you through a cooking class while a live band plays New Orleans-style music. 
 
Dish
Bubbles ’n BBQ | Sat., June 26 | 2–6 p.m. | V Pizza, 1389 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary | $25+ | Join the NC podcast, Bubbles and Brisket, for a brisket + wine filled afternoon.  
 
Biz 
Become A Home-Based Travel Agent | Sat., June 26 | 2–3 p.m. | Virtual | Free | In this live information session, ask questions + learn about becoming a self-employed travel agent. ✈️

 

Sunday June 27

Show
Mason Via & Hot Trail Mix | Sun., June 27 | 6–8 p.m. | Koka Booth Amphitheater, 8003 Regency Pkwy. | $5+ | Enjoy bluegrass from this flat-picking guitar player + American Idol contestant. 🎶
 
TheBuy
Moore Square Market | Sun., June 27 | 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. 
Market at Lafayette Village | Sun., June 27 | 12–4 p.m. | 8450 Honeycutt Rd. | Free+ | Pick up a snack or drink while you shop around for art + local handmade goods. 🛍️
 
Festival 
Pride is a Highway! Car Parade | Sun., June 27 | 11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Dorothea Dix Park, 2105 Umstead Dr. | $50+ | Decorate your car + celebrate the LGBTQ+ communities in this car parade through Raleigh. 🌈
 
Active
JCC Adult Kickball League | Sun., June 27 | 8 a.m.–12 p.m. | David R. Kahn Community Campus, 12804 Norwood Rd. | $30+ | Gather a team of 8 or more people for a morning of kickball. 
Yoga & Brunch @ The Farm | Sun., June 27 | 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | Serenity Farn NC, 13219 Boyce Mill Rd. | $67 | Grab your mat and get outside with this peaceful class + complimentary mimosas. 

 

Monday June 28

Talk
Transgender Initiative | Mon., June 28 | 8–9:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Meet people, play games + chat with the community at this social event hosted by the LGBT Center of Raleigh.
Health
HIV/STI Testing | Mon., June 28 | 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.
 
Dish
Food Truck – Adobo Joe | Mon., June 28 | 4:30–8:30 p.m. | Bearded Bee Brewing Company, 20 East Campen St. | Free | Head to Bearded Bee Brewing Co. for a beer + great food from Adobe Joe. 
 
Biz
Are You Nonprofit Ready? | Mon., June 28 | 12–1:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Learn what it takes to start a nonprofit organization in this live webinar. 
 
TryThis
Cake Decoration IV | Mon., June 28 | 6:30–8 p.m. | 969 N Harrison Ave., Cary | $60 | Students learn the art of frosting + decorating cupcakes while bringing home their own batch. 🧁

 

Tuesday June 29

Civic
Public Art and Design Board | Tues., June 29 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The public is welcome to join this board meeting focused on connecting communities through art. 
 
ForKids
Nature Families: Sneaky Snakes | Tues., June 29 | 11:00 a.m.–12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Kids can play a trivia game about snakes + meet the park’s pet snake Popcorn. 🐍
 
TryThis 
Drive Shack Event with Inspiration Golf  | Tues., June 29 | 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.
 
Network
Downtown Techies Happy Hour | Tues., June 29 | 7–9 p.m. | 4158 Main at North Hills St. | Free | Meetup with like-minded professionals to talk about business, technology + startups. 

 

Wednesday June 30  

Talk
Horticulture Hour | Wed., June 30 | 3–4 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Ask your best gardening questions during a discussion with a panel of horticulturists. 🌿
 
TryThis
Queeryoke | Wed., June 30 | 8–11 p.m. | Ruby Deluxe, 415 S Salisbury St. | Free | End Pride Month with a bang + debut your best singing skills at karaoke night with Ruby Deluxe. 🎤
 
Show
Noon Tunes @ City Plaza | Wed., June 30 | 121 p.m. | 400 Fayetteville St. | Free | Take a break from work + enjoy your lunch at City Plaza with some great tunes.
Drink 
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic | Wed., June 30 | 7–10 p.m. | 602 East Chatham St., Cary | Free | Grab a beer, sing, or enjoy as Garland Mason hosts open mic night at Bond Brother’s East Side. 
Hammered Trivia | Wed., June 30 | 7–9 p.m. | 5907 Triangle Dr. | Free | Play in this fun game of trivia hosted every Wednesday with discounted beer + prizes. 
 
ForKids
Tiny Diamond TrollsTopia | Wed., June 30 | 3–5 p.m. | 10410 Moncreiffe Rd., Suite 101 | $35 | Pinot’s Palette is hosting a class for kids to paint their favorite Troll’s character. 🎨
Going Batty | Wed., June 30 | 2–2:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Kids can use materials from home to make a fun craft + learn more about bats.  
 
Show
A Sacred Sound: Pedal Steel Workshop with DaShawn Hickman | Wed., June 30 | 7–8:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | DaShawn Hickman will teach participants about the Sacred Steel guitar.