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31 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, June 9–15

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Through 6/12
Triangle Restaurant Week

Hope you’re hungry! Triangle Restaurant Week returns with participating restaurants in Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill and Durham offering two- and three-course prix fixe menus until June 12. Nosh on. trirestaurantweek.com 

June, ongoing
Hammered Trivia Triangle Tournament

Flex your knowledge at the first-ever Hammered Trivia Triangle-wide trivia tournament! Compete at 13 Triangle businesses over the next 10 weeks—with the championship round taking place Aug. 27. Did we mention the first-place winner gets $1,000? Better start studying! hammeredtrivia.com

Ben Rector

Experience “the joy of music” when Ben Rector bends the boards at Red Hat. redhatamphitheater.com

Brookside Bodega Grand Opening

School’s out for the summer, and coinciding with LDOC is the grand opening of Brookside Bodega (!). Swing by for carnival games, live music, beer and cocktails—plus some delish new eats from the menu. brooksidebodega.com

Fenton Pride Celebration 

Fenton is for everyone. This all-inclusive family-friendly event—in support of LGBTQIA+ communities!—will feature live music, face painting, kids crafts and arealist performances. You’re gonna love it. fentonnc.com

6/10, 17 & 24
Foodie Fridays

Good friends. Good food. Good music. Head to Dix Park any—or every!—Friday this month for a stellar lineup of food truck treats and local tunes. dixpark.org

The Kingdom Tour

This is “the best part”: Platinum-selling musician Kirk Franklin and Maverick City Music are stopping by Walnut Creek on their highly anticipated Kingdom Tour. livenation.com

Abbey Road Live!

“Come together” for a walk down Abbey Road (aka memory lane) during this night of Beatles tributes. lincolntheatre.com


Juneteenth officially kicks off with this African American cultural festival at Raleigh Union Station featuring live music, DJs and more. aacfestival.org

Libations 317 Drag Brunch 

Brunch with a show? Say no more. Chow down on chef Hamm’s menu while enjoying drag performances hosted by Kayla LaShay and Emory Starr. Yasss, queen! chefhamm.com

March of Our Lives

After countless mass shootings and instances of gun violence across the country, thousands are marching Saturday—in Raleigh and beyond—in protest of gun violence in America. marchforourlives.com

Olde Raleigh Distillery

Cheers to Olde Raleigh Distillery’s seventh blended bourbon (!) at its release party benefiting the NC Fallen Firefighters Foundation and featuring a bagpipe procession through town—plus enjoy food from Grillbillies Barbecue and sips of the newest bourbon, natch. olderaleighdistillery.com

Pimento Cheese Festival

Cheese the day at Cary’s annual Pimento Cheese Festival. Food trucks lining Academy Street will be offering their regular menus, along with new pimento cheese-focused dishes. townofcary.com 

Plant and Flower Market

Replenish your plant collection just in time for summer—plus enjoy food and live music on the rooftop!—at Hartwell. hartwellraleigh.com

Queenly Conversation

Artists Phillip Loken and Cornell Watson will sit down with their “queens” Octavia Rainey, Carmen Cauthen and Cheryl Crooms Williams—aka subjects of their Give Back Raleigh Her Flowers exhibition—to chat Raleigh history, the impact of art on their lives and the future of the City of Oaks at Anchorlight. anchorlightraleigh.com

Raleigh Retro Gamers Expo and Pop-Up Market

Get ready to feel the nostalgia at this (free!) retro gaming expo and pop-up market in Moore Square. Thousands of vendors will be offering retro games, consoles and other geek merchandise, while a mobile gaming trailer featuring the latest games and consoles will be on-site for you to compete against your buds. raleighretrogamers.com 

Summer Shindig

Raleigh’s fave shop for curated local vintage art, furniture and more is flooding the parking lot with clothes, jewelry, records and other goods—plus live music, food and beer—for the vintage shopping experience of the summer. trunkshowraleighnc.com

Run for Love 5K

Pound the pavement for the LGBT Center, Healing Transitions and Dix Park during Trophy Brewing Co. and Runologie’s annual race series at Dix Park. And you’re definitely gonna wanna stick around for the afterparty and drag show (!). trophybrewing.com

Summer Crush Beer Festival

Summer is for sipping (you heard it here first) and where better to get your fill than Raleigh Beer Garden’s annual Summer Crush festival feat. 75 beers, ciders, kombuchas and seltzers from over three dozen breweries. Hope your liver is ready… untappd.com

The Doobie Brothers

We may be a fool, but we believe listening to the music of The Doobie Brothers during their 50th anniversary tour will “keep you runnin’.” walnutcreekamphitheatre.com

Together We Thrive

Dress to impress—and raise money for metastatic breast cancer research—during Susan G. Komen’s Together We Thrive gala at Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel feat. dinner, dancing, whiskey tastings, and a live and silent auction. Together we fight! one.bidpal.net

NC Hops Festival

NC craft beverages, local vendors, food trucks and live music come together for one hoppy day at the State Fairgrounds. shoplocalraleigh.org

Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo

Roll down Fayetteville Street to nosh your way through 40 statewide food trucks spread out over 10 city blocks. Stretchy pants on! downtownraleighfoodtruckrodeo.com

MAKRS @ North Hills 

Support and #ShopLocal at this month’s pop-up market at CCU Midtown Park spotlighting minority-owned businesses (food trucks, vendors, musicians and charities). visitnorthhills.com

Geek & Grub Market

Get ready to eat out and geek out. This free monthly for the whole family features geeky vendors, yummy food, giant games and fun activities. geekandgrubmarket.com 

Roots for Reece Chef’s Picnic

Gather under the oak tree—at Under the Oak Farm, natch—for the fourth annual Roots for Reece Chef’s Picnic, a free-flowing food festival with samples of food and drinks, live music, arts and crafts, and more. facebook.com/events

The War on Drugs

You’re officially “under the pressure” to see The War on Drugs at Red Hat. redhatamphitheater.com

Fenton Live! Music Series

Get ready to groove every Tuesday this summer as part of Fenton’s new live music series feat. NC musicians—with The Jason Adamo Band taking the stage June 14. fentonnc.com

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss reunite for their first tour in more than a decade (!) with a stop at Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre. boothamphitheatre.com

Sensory Friendly Playtime

Don’t lose your marbles! Marbles Kids Museum is offering a sensory-friendly playtime for children with disabilities and their families to experience the museum in a quieter environment—NTM a free movie beforehand! my.marbleskidsmuseum.org

Triangle Virtual Volunteer Expo

Wanna get involved and “activate good”? In this virtual volunteer fair, you’ll hear from a group of local nonprofits who will each share their org’s mission, current volunteer needs and ways you can get involved. activategood.org

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