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16 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, Sept. 2–8

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9/1–10/3
TILLAMOOK ICE CREAM TRUCK

Have we got the scoop for you! The Tillamook Ice Cream Truck has headed east and is roaming the streets of Raleigh throughout September and early October. Check out the Tillamook website for specific locations and legen-dairy flavors. tillamook.com

9/2
NC STATE HOME OPENER

Hey, Wolfpack fans! The Pack is back—literally—with #WITH in full effect and tailgates and fans in the stands. Witness a Wolfpack win (fingers crossed!) against the University of South Florida in your best black and red ’fit. Game on. gopack.com 

9/2
JAZZ IN THE SQUARE

Feeling blue? Jazz things up this September as DRA presents its new six-week concert series in Moore Square. “Get jazzy with it!” downtownraleigh.org

9/2
JESS SALOMON

Featured on The Tonight Show and known for artfully lightening up a room, Canadian comedian Jess Salomon is headed to Raleigh to stir up some good laughs at Goodnights. goodnightscomedy.com

9/2–4
SOUTHERN HEMP EXPO

Time for some blunt education on, well, weed! Featuring 250+ exhibits, keynote speakers and attendees from all over the hemp supply chain, this conference is sure to be sup-herb. southernhempexpo.com 

9/2–5
ARIES SPEARS

Mad TV frequentor Aries Spears is spreading his comedy wings this week at the Improv. Grab a seat! improv.com

9/3
FIRST FRIDAY 

Don’t miss DRA’s monthly free self-guided art walk of cutting-edge cultural DTR hot spots. downtownraleigh.org 

9/3
SISTER HAZEL

Listen up! Platinum-recording artist Sister Hazel is pumped to perform live again at the Tailgate N’ Tunes event. Jam out to the band’s newest single, “When Love Takes Hold,” their chart-topping hit, “All for You,” among others, at the Booth Amphitheatre! boothamphitheatre.com

9/3–6
TREASURES OF THE EARTH GEM, MINERAL AND JEWELRY SHOW

Unearth handcrafted treasures (minerals, metals and more) at the NC State Fairgrounds. local.aarp.org 

9/4
NC DISNEYANA 2021

All it takes is faith, trust, pixie dust… and some dedicated Disney fans. Raleigh’s first annual Disneyana event will include pin trading, cosplaying and lots of merch from your fave Disney films. Hakuna matata, indeed. disneyanafanclub.com 

9/4
TRIANGLE POP-UP NCMA MARKET

What could be better than a Saturday full of live music and local artists? Head over to the NCMA for some much-needed browsing and buying. trianglepopup.com

9/4, ongoing
YOGA AND MIMOSAS

Namaste bendy and bubbly on Saturdays at Dogwood Bar & Eatery. dogwoodraleigh.com 

9/4–5
AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Commemorate African American cultural traditions with art, music, food and friends. From interactive light displays and art to live mural paintings, this festival makes it clear—diversity is meant to be celebrated! aacfestival.org 

9/4–Feb. 2022
THE BEAUTIFUL PROJECT

The Beautiful Project grapples with ideas of memory and ritual through NC-based contemporary artist Stephen Hayes, who explores historical depictions of African Americans as they relate to social justice, and Hồng-Ân, who connects issues of communication between disparate cultures. So, ease-l on over to take in a new perspective. ncartmuseum.org 

9/8
RALEIGH NIGHT MARKET

Shop from local vendors under twinkling lights in Smoky Hollow, Raleigh’s coolest new hot spot. raleighnightmarket.com 

9/8
WINE+WEEDS

Weed out your stressors while getting your hands dirty between sips of vino and other tasty beverages, compliments of The Well Fed Community Garden at Raleigh City Farm. raleighcityfarm.org 

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