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10 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, Sept. 9–15

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From Hopscotch (only the best music fest to come to town!) to BugFest to the highly anticipated Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival, there’s plenty to do in Raleigh this week.

9/9
MOVIES IN THE GARDEN: DREAMGIRLS

Who run the world? Girls! Catch your fave dreamgirls—Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson and Anika Noni Rose—as they steal the screen at the Raleigh Little Theatre’s outdoor amphitheatre. raleighlittletheatre.org

9/9–11
HOPSCOTCH MUSIC FESTIVAL

Raleigh’s best boppin’ fest of the year is finally here! Jam out to almost every genre imaginable—rock, hip-hop, metal, folk, electronic, experimental and more—at various venues across Downtown. hopscotchmusicfest.com


9/10–11
LUKE COMBS

“What you see is what you get”—and what you’re getting are top-tier country melodies from your fave NC native country crooner, Luke Combs. No doubt you’re in for a “Beautiful, Crazy” night. pncarena.com

9/10–11
BEER, BOURBON & BBQ FESTIVAL

It doesn’t get much better than two days of booze (60+ beers and 40+ bourbons from which to choose), barbecue and bluegrass music—plus allll the fixins’, specialty foods from local vendors, games and more—during the 15th annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival. Talk about a smoke show. beerandbourbon.com 

9/11
NCMA CINEMA: MINARI

Beat the heat with the NCMA’s indoor film series featuring cross-cultural coming-of-age stories that will no doubt evoke inspiration this fall. ncartmuseum.org

9/11
HOUSEPLANT MANAGEMENT: YOUR PLANTS, YOUR TIME, YOUR LIFE

Learn how to flex your green thumb the proper way through Logan’s Garden Shop’s houseplant management class. Greenhouse guru Anna Vancina will school attendees on what kinds of plants work best for busy lifestyles, the challenges plant parents face returning to the workplace, and other much-needed organization practices to help keep all your frond friends in bloom. logantrd.com

9/11
SATURDAY SOIREE AT CLOUDS BREWING

Bountiful beers and delightful doggos? Sounds like heaven to us. Stay for a brew or two and leave with a new furry friend from Cause For Paws. cloudsbrewing.com

9/11
ELIZABETH LOCKE TRUNK SHOW

Browse through ancient pieces refreshed by world traveler Elizabeth Locke’s artistic vision at Bailey’s Fine Jewelry in the Village District this Saturday. baileybox.com

9/13–18
BUGFEST: PLAN BEE!

A festival dedicated to bugs? That’s pretty fly. Virtual programs will take place Monday through Thursday, but buzz over to Prairie Ridge for a Pollination Celebration and Moth Party on Saturday to wrap things up. naturalsciences.org

9/15
MAROON 5

Bring your moves like Jagger to Walnut Creek for tunes and the chance to see Levine take off his shirt (he will). walnutcreekamphitheatre.com

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