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24 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, Nov. 4–10

In Do, November 2021 by Emma Brennan1 Comment

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Fall is officially in the air (it’s really cooling down out there!) and there’s plenty of things to do in Raleigh this week to celebrate.

THROUGH 11/7
TRIANGLE VEGAN RESTAURANT WEEK

No “missed-steak” here. Chew your way through the Triangle as local restaurants serve up inventive—and delicious—vegan dining options to celebrate plant-based eating. Forks up! triangleveganrestaurantweek.com

11/4
THE COMEDY EXPERIENCE 

Jeremy Alder is brewing up laughter at Clouds Brewing this Thursday. Be there or be square. cloudsbrewing.com

11/5, ONGOING
CINEMA IN THE SQUARE

Rewrite the stars with Zac Efron and Zendaya in a showing of The Greatest Showman this Friday night. downtownraleigh.org

11/5
DAY OF THE DEAD ALTAR

Friends of the City of Raleigh Museum is hosting a Day of the Dead Altar to finalize the celebration of Día De Los Muertos. This year’s altar will honor the voices of women and those lost due to the pandemic. cityofraleighmuseum.org

11/5
FIRST FRIDAY

Dine out downtown—then get your culture on and gallery-hop through this month’s installment of Downtown Raleigh Alliance’s First Friday. downtownraleigh.org

11/5
SAN HOLO

“Lead Me Back” to The Ritz for another euphoric show from this alternative Dutch DJ and musician. ritzraleigh.com

11/5
STARTUP HOLIDAY MARKET

Ring in the holiday season with Raleigh Founded’s first annual holiday market for local startups. Connect with the Raleigh community as you sip on local beers and check off your holiday shopping list. raleighfounded.com

11/5–6
MYQ KAPLAN

The New York Times-dubbed “invigoratingly funny” Last Comic Standing finalist (aka Mike Kaplan) brings the laughs to Goodnights hot off his No. 1 debut comedy album, A.K.A. goodnightscomedy.com

11/5–7
DESI BANKS

Come for the comedic genius, stay for the hilariously relatable digital sketches and characters—remember Parlay, Lil Johnny and Grandma Reese? improv.com

11/5–14
DTR RESTAURANT WEEK

We hope you’re hungry, Raleigh! Downtown Raleigh Alliance’s 2021 Restaurant Week kicks off on First Friday and challenges you to dine at as many local Downtown restos as you can throughout the week. Peep DRA’s site for participating eateries and more info. downtownraleigh.org

11/5–14
LADY DAY 

NC Theatre welcomes Angela Robinson as Billie Holiday in the production Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. nctheatre.com 

11/6
BEN FOLDS

Folds brings his self-dubbed solo piano and orchestral performance “In Actual Person Live for Real Tour” to Memorial Auditorium. We are “the luckiest,” indeed. dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

11/6
CRAFTY’S 8TH BIRTHDAY

Celebrate good times, come on! Party it up with local musicians; 20 craft beer, wine and spirits vendors; and food trucks for Crafty Beer, Wine & Spirits’ 8th anniversary celebration. craftybeerwinespirits.com

11/6
DRAM RALEIGH ANNIVERSARY PARTY

Cheers to five years of your fave neighborhood bar, Dram & Draught, via drinks specials, swag and live tunes. The party kicks off till noon and lasts until 2am (!). See you there! dramanddraught.com

11/6
MONSTER DRAWING RALLY

Witness firsthand the creation of art from Jason Whitman, Sherry Di Filippo, Rebekah Evans and Paul Friedrich at the North Carolina Museum of Art’s annual Monster Drawing Rally at the Market. ncartmuseum.org

11/6–7
79TH ANNUAL NC GOURD ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL

Oh, my gourd! The 79th annual North Carolina Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival will feature gourds from around the globe, workshops and competitions, plus vendors of all the gourdy goods, from dried gourds and gourd seeds to gourd crafts, books, T-shirts and crafting supplies. There’s even a free gourd crafting table for kids. ncgourdsociety.org

11/7
ALLEY CATS & ALES

The cool cats are cracking open cold ones at Raleigh Brewing Company for its fifth annual fundraiser to benefit the Alley Cats and Angels medical fund. alleycatsandangels.org

11/7
FALL FEST AT BOWSTRING

All the fall things—think football, live music, Triangle Pop-Up, leaves crunching—are in order at Bowstring Pizza and Brewyard’s Fall Fest. bowstringbrewyard.com

11/7
HOT GIRL AUTUMN POP-UP MARKET WITH PUPPIES

Who let the dogs out? Dogwood Bar & Eatery is hosting a pop-up market benefiting Saving Grace Pups. Cuddle cute pups and shop at vendors such as State of Myne, Oak City Yoga and High Maintenance Hippie for a warm and fuzzy (the pooches and the hazy hooches!) Sunday funday. dogwoodraleigh.com

11/9
CHEVELLE

Wind and deep-dish pizza aren’t the only good things coming out of Illinois. Add Chicago alt-rock trio Chevelle to that list—and then catch them onstage at the Ritz. ritzraleigh.com

11/9
CONNECT AND CREATE: MICRO ZINES

Calling all future Raleigh Mag writers and designers! Learn how to share stories through magazines as you create  your own in the Chapel at Dix Park. dixpark.org

11/9
NC STATE VS. BUCKNELL

Court is back in session, y’all. Prepare for a “packed” house as fans return to PNC for the Pack’s home opener. gopack.com

11/10
RALEIGH NIGHT MARKET

Vendors, music and food trucks—oh, my! Check out Downtown’s newest and coolest district, Smoky Hollow, and shop local to your heart’s content. raleighnightmarket.com

11/10
WINE TASTING

Wine and dine on fall wines—just in time for Thanksgiving—and charcuterie with Patrick Greene of Johnson Brothers-Mutual at Glenwood Social Club. glenwoodsocialclub.com

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