Triangle Oktoberfest
Triangle Oktoberfest

33 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, Sept. 29–Oct. 5

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Evening of Giving

Join Designed for Joy in celebrating an amazing feat of hiring nearly 90 women with over $200,000 in living wages earned in the last five years! The occasion, taking place at the NCMA, will feature Designed for Joy success stories, a silent auction, three catered stations with beer and wine, and more. #GirlPower!

IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards

The biggest night in bluegrass music is back to honor pioneers in the genre—with performances by some of bluegrass’ best, of course.

Malbec and Empanadas

Wine not enjoy Thirsty Thursday with a side of empanadas while learning about Argentinian wines at Vitis House?!

Ranky Tanky

Get funky (Ranky Tanky = a Gullah phrase for “get funky”) with this Grammy-winning band who’s teaming up with soulful songstress Lisa Fischer for a performance that both heals and rocks the house. 

Wine and Brew Walk

Hey, brew. Wanna take a hot girl walk for a good cause? Lace up and head to Waverly place for a scenic stroll to support the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, then sip on a glass of sparkling wine and shop from more than a dozen local vendors. Walk on!

Videri Chocolate Tasting & A Night at the Theatre

Calling all chocoholics and culture vultures! This one-of-a-kind event combines a Videri chocolate tasting with a premier showing of A Great Big Wooly Mammoth Thawing From the Ice. How sweet!

Adam Ray

Immigrant star Adam Ray (who also recently received praise for his role as Jay Leno in Hulu’s Pam & Tommy) trades the big screen for the Raleigh Improv stage to bless Raleighites with his stand-up. 

Akaash Singh

Indian-born, Texas-raised funny man Akaash Singh is fast becoming a household name with a can’t-miss hilarious take on growing up brown in America.


Flip a coin. If it’s tails, go to The Ritz. If it’s heads, well… you should probably still go to The Ritz—it’s a win-win!

IBMA Bluegrass Live!

The largest free (!) urban bluegrass festival in the world returns to Raleigh (now taking palace indoors due to weather) featuring IBMA- and Grammy Award-winning legends and emerging acts—no strings attached.

Triangle Oktoberfest

Allow us to share some danke news. Booth Amphitheatre is celebrating its eighth annual Oktoberfest, complete with beer (natch), brats and wiener dog races. Make sure to dress to the neins (translation: don your best lederhosen!).

Let the Right One In

Sink your teeth into this sinister play featuring a mysterious next-door neighbor, a lonely teenager and a string of chilling murders. Spooky!

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Florida Panthers

Skate over to PNC to see the Panthers take on the Canes. Ice, ice, baby.

Gods & Goddesses Night at Flask Cocktail Bar

Bring your inner gods and goddesses out for this themed night at Flask, which is debuting a new cocktail menu dubbed Ungodly Nectars, “inspired by ancient mythology and indulgent temptations.” It’s gonna be  legendary!

JB Smoove: Physical Therapy Tour

Curb Your Enthusiasm, because standup comedy king and notable Netflix star JB Smoove is setting his sights on the City of Oaks. That’s how we dooz it…

NC-Style Whole Hog Pig Pickin’

Sending all the hogs and kisses to Clouds Brewing for its traditional NC-style pig pickin’—and on NC State game day to boot! Nosh on slow-smoked pork—and traditional  sides like mac ’n’ cheese, baked beans and corn, natch—while watching the Pack take on the Tigers.

The Over The Edge Fundraiser 

The sky’s the limit for this fundraiser… literally. Raising funds to support Special Olympics North Carolina you’ll find participants rappelling off a 30-story skyscraper. We’re on the edge of our seats for this one!

Road to Joy Album Release Party

It’s about the journey rather than the destination, right?! Hop on the Road to Joy with folk artist J Candeed to sing and sway the night away.

Yoga at Altered State

A Zen evening with yoga and beer doesn’t have to be a stretch. Get a little bendy then enjoy an Altered State brew to keep the flow going. Om, yeah!

10/1–16, weekends
Triangle Parade of Homes

Swap HGTV inspo for real-life inspo at this free annual three-weekend self-guided tour of the area’s newest homes on the market—so you can find anything from your next floor plan to decor ideas to your next addy.

Chef Saif Rahman Pop-Up Dinner at Cheeni Indian Food Emporium

Turning all naan believers is Vidrio Executive Chef Saif Rahman, who will be cooking up the foods of his homeland, Bangladesh, at Cheeni. Think black-eyed peas pakora, green papaya salad, Tandoori-spiced salmon, raita and more.

Goat Yoga

Goat this. Hit up Crank Arm Brewing for a yoga sesh featuring baby goats, followed by a brew (or two)—whatever floats your goat (had to)!

Manon Lescaut

The first smash hit opera by Giacomo Puccini, this passionate love story (girl meets boy, they fall in love, run away to Paris together, etc., etc.) is sure to hit a high note.

Official Bluegrass Brunch

No need to feel blue—the Official IBMA Bluegrass Brunch, a collab between Transfer Co. Ballroom, Artsplosure and bluegrass artist Tray Wellington, is back! Get ready to jam out and nosh out.

Panic! At the Disco

Don’t panic (had to). We’ve got “high hopes” for Panic! At the Disco’s PNC performance during their Viva Las Vengeance tour.

Walk Together RDU

Take another step against child abuse and neglect at this EndCAN walk on NC State’s Centennial Campus.

Death Cab for Cutie

We’ll follow Death Cab for Cutie into the dark—and to Red Hat for their 2022 Raleigh tour stop.

Lucy Dacus

Break hearts and take names via Lucy Dacus’ “music for hot people” at The Ritz. We “triple dog dare” you…

Dashi Omakase Series

Miso happy for the return of Japanese chef Satoshi Katakura’s annual four-night dinner series featuring a collaborative five-course menu. You’re not gonna wanna miss it!

Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week

Grab your stretchy pants and clear your cal, Raleigh! Downtown Raleigh Alliance’s 2022 Restaurant Week is back in full effect with a roster of can’t-miss restos—including a strong selection of locally owned and farm-t0-table hot spots. Time to dig in and support local! Stay tuned for a full list of participating eateries + more info.

10/3, weekly
Yoga in the Park

Stretch your limits on Saturdays with free yoga at Dix Park. Yogatta be there!

Splatterfix Blood Drive

Don’t be vein… give some blood at Carolina Theatre’s blood drive. It’s sure to be A-positive experience!

Katherine Blanford

From her tales of the horrors of brunch to the funnies of her previous career corralling kids (AKA nannying), chart-climbing “human golden retriever” and comedian Katherine Blanford is a must-see.

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