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17 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, Aug. 26–Sept. 1

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We’ve rounded up 17 fun things to do in Raleigh—and beyond—this week, from food and drink festivals to comedy shows to concerts.

8/26, 8/28
THE QUADRIVIUM PROJECT

NC State’s faculty rock band is bringing in the fall semester hot, performing live in Talley Student Union at Stewart Theatre and featuring the music of Genesis and Pink Floyd. Get ready to be schooled by the classics. arts.ncsu.edu

8/27-28
EDDIE GRIFFIN

Funnyman and actor—well known for his very own comedy series Malcolm and Eddie—is hitting up the City of Oaks to stir up a few laughs. Make sure to check it out! improv.com

8/26–28 
NIGHT IN THE COUNTRY CAROLINAS

It’s just country boys and girls gettin’ down on the farm—or at the Tryon International Equestrian Center—for this inaugural country music fest in Mill Spring (aka three days and nights of country heavy-hitters like Miranda Lambert, Big & Rich and more). nightinthecountrycarolinas.org

8/27
BROTHERS OSBORNE

This country music brother-band duo is bringing their We’re Not For Everyone tour to Red Hat. redhatamphitheatre.com

8/27
DRAM & DRAUGHT DURHAM GRAND OPENING

Our fave Raleigh cocktail bar has opened a new location in Durham, and, this Friday, Dram is cheersing the space with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration complete with live jazz music by the Brian Horton Trio, live painting by artist Tesh Parekh, a Champagne sabering presentation, and lighting of The Chesterfield building. dramanddraught.com

8/27-29
DONNELL RAWLINGS

Roar with laughter as Donnell Rawlings, a talented comedian, pushes the envelope and produces chuckles no matter what he’s talking about. goodnightscomedy.com

8/28
CAMP GLADIATOR POP-UP WORKOUTS

Break a sweat and celebrate Camp Gladiator’s 13th birthday with free, all-level fitness workouts led by CG’s certified trainers, special discounts and giveaways. campgladiator.com

8/28
BOURBON, BAGPIPES AND BACON

Refreshing bevs, live music and food trucks are in order! Celebrate with the Olde Raleigh Whiskey Society as they launch the third batch of the distillery’s flagship brand this Saturday. olderaleighdistillery.com

8/28 
I LOVE THE ’90S BASH BAR CRAWL

Stop. Collaborate and listen! The ’90s are back, y’all. Time to lace up your hightops, slap on your fanny pack and get jiggy with it in DTR. ilove90sbash.com

8/28 
INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL

Enjoy cultural cuisine from all around the world and swing and sway to live music at Raleigh’s premier international foodie fest. visitraleigh.com

8/28 
CINCH WORLD’S TOUGHEST RODEO

Peep plenty of action and be astounded by some intense competition! Witness world-class cowboys compete for the Pro Rodeo’s World Champion title with edge-of-your-seat action, eight seconds by eight seconds. pncarena.com

8/28 
VICTORY RIDE

Never give up on the V Foundation Victory Ride’s goal: victory over cancer. Riders can choose their own adventure (10- to 100-mile routes or Spin classes), and if you aren’t ready to roll, donations are always welcome to help roll out cancer for good. thevictoryride.org

8/28-29
LAZY DAZE ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL

Take yourself over to Cary’s two-day-long (free!) art fest featuring live music, activities for the kiddos and over 300 artists. townofcary.org

8/29
SUNDAY FUNDAY

Did someone say Cheerwine Bourbon Slushees? Sam Jones BBQ has caught our attention with a night full of sipworthy drinks, bangin’ BBQ and live music. samjonesbbq.com

8/30
V FOR VICTORY

Here’s a pairing you won’t want to miss. Come sample pizza and cocktails at V Pizza, all while raising money for locals with cancer. vpizza.com

9/1
DELIA OWENS

Where the Crawdads Sing fans—and books fans in general—this one’s for you. Barnes and Noble is celebrating its grand opening in the Village District with a meet-and-greet featuring author Delia Owens. See you there! shopvillagedistrict.com

9/1
DIX PARK PLAZA AND PLAY: ARTIST ENGAGEMENT WALKING TOUR

Culture vultures, lace up for this 1.5-hour walk visiting the future Dix Park Plaza & Play along Lake Wheeler Road—and walking alongside the project artists for the ultimate sneak peek. raleighnc.gov

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