Raleigh Events

Envision Saint Agnes Hospital
September 27, 2017 – January 5, 2018 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
Times: 8:30am-5:15pm
Venue: Block Gallery at Raleigh Municipal Building
Area: Downtown Raleigh
Admission: Free

Envision Saint Agnes Hospital, an art exhibition sponsored by St. Augustine University and the Office of Raleigh arts, will be on display at the Miriam Preston Block Art Gallery. The work of 31 artists is featured. The project is meant to show how art and collaboration can envision a living history and constructive future for sites that might otherwise be forgotten or, even worse, meet their demise in a city that is growing so rapidly. This exhibition brings awareness to the rich history of the site while showcasing the broad talents of community artists. Thirty percent of all exhibition sales will go toward creating a student designed public artwork that acknowledges St. Agnes Hospital. Known as "The Healing Place", Saint Agnes served the African-American community for 65 years providing both nurses training and medical care. In 1922, it was referred to as the only well-equipped hospital for Negros between Washington DC and New Orleans, serving not only North Carolina but adjacent Virginia and South Carolina. Today, the empty shell remains a beautiful edifice that reminds us of its valuable past and beckons toward a vital future.

Exhibition: Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair
October 28, 2017 – January 21, 2018 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Times: Tues.-Thurs., 10am-5pm; Fri., 10am-9pm; Sat.-Sun., 10am-5pm (Unless Otherwise noted)
Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
Admission: Adults $15; Seniors/Military/Groups/Students $12; Youth (7-18) $9; Members/Children (6 and under) Free

The remarkable story of an extraordinary fashion show. Covering 50 years of beauty, style, and empowerment, with 40 stunning outfits by Christian Dior, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, and many more.

Exhibition: North Carolina and World War I
April 8, 2017 – January 6, 2019
Times: Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm
Venue: North Carolina Museum of History
Area: Downtown Raleigh
Admission: Free

This free, interactive multimedia exhibit will commemorate the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I and focus on N.C.'s role in the War to End All Wars on the western front in France and Belgium. Visitors will experience a re-created trench warfare environment to discover what life was like for Tar Heel soldiers.
Photo credit: North Carolina Museum of History 

Extreme Weather 3D
Starting: February 3, 2017 (Recurring Daily)
Venue: Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles
Area: Downtown Raleigh
Admission: $6+

Weather has always been one of the most dynamic and complex forces shaping our planet, but now it's intensifying in varied and complex ways. Extreme Weather takes us to the frontlines where few have gone. Follow researchers and everyday heroes as they uncover surprising connections to help us understand and adapt to our ever-changing weather.

September 27, 2017 – January 5, 2018
Times: 8:30am-5:15pm
Venue: Block Gallery at Raleigh Municipal Building
Area: Downtown Raleigh
Admission: Free

Often times, public space is overlooked or engaged with repetitive attention. Many are overly distracted or blind to what is happening in the physical environments they pass through in any given day. This disregard, rooted in complacency, acts as a buffer against the unpredictability of the world.
Mary Carter Taub uses colorful tape to energize public spaces and shifts the focus so the invisible becomes assessable, the overlooked becomes prominent and the ordinary becomes playful. The Block Gallery is excited to present her installation Freeze! in a space many pass through to pay water bills, buy bus passes or walk to their office each morning. Hopefully, this colorful presentation will "freeze" viewers for a moment to stop and take notice.

Beer & Banjos
September 12, 2017 – September 4, 2018 (Every Tuesday)
Times: 7:30pm
Venue: Raleigh Times Bar
Area: Downtown Raleigh
Admission: Free

A music series focused on traditional and acoustic music from the region of North Carolina and the Appalachian Mountains. Every Tues., 7:30-10:30pm.

Bluegrass Jam Night
June 06 – December 26, 2017 (Every Tuesday)
Times: 7:30-9:30pm
Venue: Lorraine's Coffee House
Area: Garner
Admission: Free

Have you ever attended Lorraine's free Tuesday night jam session? It is a popular night for those who love to play instruments, want to learn to play or just want to hang out and listen to the music. Tuesday night is a fun night when everyone comes together to socialize and play music in wonderful harmony. They would love to see you Tuesday night.

Brewery of the Month at Level Up
July 11 – December 19, 2017 (Every Tuesday)
Times: 5pm
Venue: -- NA --
Area: Downtown Raleigh
Admission: Free

Enjoy $5 beers from the selected brewery of the month at Level Up Kitchen + Barcadium every Tuesday.

Cotton Plays Here at Cafe Euro
Starting: August 23, 2016 (Every Tuesday)
Times: 10:30am-11:30am
Area: Wake Forest
Admission: Free

This wonderfully kid-paced hour features music, play and dancing with toddler stars singing on the mic at Cotton's gently amplified and participatory music show. Children will delight in active, health-building musical play with peers while parents, grandparents and care providers are free to network or join in as inspired.

Dream Big: Engineering Our World
Starting: February 24, 2017 (Recurring Daily)
Times: Visit the event website for show times
Venue: Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles
Area: Downtown Raleigh
Admission: TBA

Dream Big: Engineering Our World is the first film of its kind for IMAX® and giant screen theatres that will transform how we think about engineering. From the world's tallest buildings to underwater robots and a solar car race across Australia, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways.