Monday, May 27, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
The Freshen Up Tour is Paul McCartney’s first outing following the release of his brand new studio album, “Egypt Station,” out September 7 on Capitol Records. Featuring the AAA Top 10 single “Come On To Me,” “Egypt Station” is already generating rave reviews, with Q magazine writing in a 4-star review that Paul is “enjoying his music too much to stop now. And so, for that matter, are we,” and Rolling Stone raving "Macca keeps adding new gems to his songbook, with nothing to prove except he’s the only genius who can do this… And, oh yeah — in his spare time, he happens to still be the greatest live performer on Earth.”
The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show: Nearly three hours nightly of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs from Paul’s solo, Wings and of course Beatles catalogues that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations throughout the Americas, the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and all points between: outside the Coliseum in Rome, Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the last ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert in 1966, a 2016 week in the California desert that included two headline sets at the historic Desert Trip festival and a jam-packed club gig for a few hundred lucky fans at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 15+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) –and constantly upgraded state of the art audio and video technology that ensures an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house, a Paul McCartney concert is never anything short of life-changing.
Sat, May 25, 2019, 10:00 AM – Sun, May 26, 2019, 6:00 PM
The newest Con to hit the Carolinas is bringing the Horror genre closer to home! Enjoy two days packed with celebrity guests, Film Fest, Vendors, panels and more.
"Attention Horror Fans!! The newest Con to hit the Carolinas, bringing the Horror genre closer to home.
Celebrity guests, Film Fest, Vendors, Panels and so much more!
Carolina Fear Fest - celebrating all things HORROR! Coming to Raleigh NC Memorial Day weekend 2019.
Fri, May 24, 2019, 7:30 PM – Sun, May 26, 2019, 7:00 PM
Friday, May 24, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Warhol, Lichtenstein, Madonna, Bowie, Scorsese: Venture into the world of ’80s pop culture. Start off with drinks, DJs, and dance, and then find your spark during Electric Hour—60 minutes and 60 engaging activities to ignite your imagination. Costume contests, art-making activities, and #flashbackFriday photo booths. Cash bar and street food.
Tue, May 21, 2019, 7:30 PM – Sun, May 26, 2019, 6:30 PM
Winner of 4 Tony® Awards Including Best Revival
“It is, in a word, perfection.” – Time Out New York
Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in “Hello, Dolly!” – the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls “the best show of the year!” Winner of 4 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, director Jerry Zaks’ “gorgeous” new production (Vogue) is “making people crazy happy!” (The Washington Post). Breaking box office records week after week and receiving unanimous critical raves on Broadway, this “Hello, Dolly!” pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion -- hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Rolling Stone calls it “a must-see event. A musical comedy dream. If you’re lucky enough to score a ticket, you’ll be seeing something historic. Wow, wow, wow indeed!”
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Visit the Museum for a day of play inspired by the arts! Create works of art by moving your body, meet artists working with unexpected materials, enjoy toys and games in the Museum Park, and discover as a family how playful the arts can be.
Food will be available for purchase at food trucks, weather permitting. Family Day takes place rain or shine.
Family Programs are generously supported by WakeMed Children’s, Mebane Charitable Foundation, and Duke Energy.
Friday, May 17, 2019, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
An Evening With Carol Where The Audience Asks Questions
Carol Burnett, award-winning actress and best-selling author is widely recognized by the public and her peers for her work on stage and screen, most notably The Carol Burnett Show. Named in 2007 by TIME magazine as one of “100 Best Television Shows of All Time,” The Carol Burnett Show ran for 11 years, averaged 30 million viewers per week, and received 25 Emmy Awards, making it one of the most honored shows in television history. But it is Ms. Burnett’s artistic brilliance, her respect and appreciation of her fans, and her graciousness, integrity, warmth, and humor on and off screen that have made her one of the most beloved performers in entertainment and one of the most admired women in America.
During “An Evening of Laughter and Reflection,” Burnett will take questions from the audience, show video clips from her shows in a format that harkens back to the legendary openings of The Carol Burnett Show where her studio audience had an unfiltered opportunity to engage Carol with questions and receive spontaneous answers. “I love the spontaneity of these evenings,” said Carol. “I never know what anyone is going to ask, or say, or do, so it keeps me on my toes!”
Thu, May 16, 2019, 8:00 PM – Sun, May 19, 2019, 7:00 AM
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Marchael Bayne presents Triangle Rising Stars at DPAC on Thursday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. starring student finalists from Triangle and surrounding area high school musical productions.
In 2011, DPAC established Triangle Rising Stars, a regional qualifying event as part of The National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA). This national competition celebrates outstanding student performances in high school musical productions across the United States. Triangle Rising Stars is the regional competition that brings together high school musical theatre students from Central and Eastern North Carolina to perform and compete for the chance to represent DPAC in the national finals in New York City each summer.
Monday, May 13, 2019, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
‘WUNDERBAR’ is a delicious insight into the surreal and fantastical world of EDDIE IZZARD.
Five years after his last comedy tour FORCE MAJEURE made comedy history having played 45 countries including all 50 US States AND in four languages, making it the most extensive comedy show ever, Eddie is back to his roots with an all-new show which expands on his own very unique, totally surreal view of life, love, history and his ‘theory of the universe.’
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Friday, May 10, 2019, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Tracy Morgan is one of the most respected comedians in his field. Starring for seven seasons on NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning “30 Rock,” Morgan appeared opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin as “Tracy Jordan,” the unpredictable star of Lemon’s (Fey) hit variety show, “TGS with Tracy Jordan.” At the beginning of 2016, he headlined a nationwide stand-up tour titled Picking Up the Pieces which culminated in his newest stand up special Staying Alive which is now streaming globally on Netflix. Morgan is also currently starring in and executive producing his TBS show The Last O.G. Additionally, Morgan has been selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the 2016 class.
Friday, May 10, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Artist Heather Hart joins North Carolina–based architects Terry Canada, Patricia Harris, and Bob Powell for a discussion related to Hart's Southern Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off, a new Museum Park installation. Considering physical, historical, social, psychological, spiritual, and future structures, they unpack how innovative taking up space can be. Moderated by guest curator Teka Selman. Wine and cheese reception 6:30–7 pm; lecture starts at 7.
Please arrive early as seating is first come, first served. Late arrivals may be seated in an overflow area to view the presentation remotely.
This project is generously supported by the Hartfield Foundation and Libby and Lee Buck.
Fri, May 10, 2019, 10:30 AM – Sat, May 11, 2019, 11:30 AM
- North Carolina Museum of History
- 5 East Edenton Street
- Raleigh, NC, 27601
- United States
Celebrate the fifth annual Longleaf Film Festival at the North Carolina Museum of History.
Film, Fun, and Community! Watch movies, meet filmmakers, and enjoy popcorn for free! Join us for the fifth annual Longleaf Film Festival at the North Carolina Museum of History in downtown Raleigh. Three screens, dozens of movies, workshops, awards, and a Wrap Party: Longleaf!
Hosted by the North Carolina Museum of History, Longleaf Film Festival highlights the best of historic and contemporary stories through narrative and documentary features and shorts.
Tue, May 7, 2019, 7:30 PM – Sun, May 12, 2019, 6:30 PM
Tony and Grammy Award-Winning Hit
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, BEAUTIFUL has a book by Tony® Award-nominee and Academy® Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince and took home two 2014 Tony® Awards and the 2015 Grammy® for Best Musical Theater Album. BEAUTIFUL is currently playing to sold out crowds at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Broadway.
Sunday, May 5, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Worlds collide as chamber music, the cosmos, and technology create a special performance featuring pianist Olga Kleiankina. Projections of the cosmos, designed by North Carolina State University professor Emil Polyak, are controlled and manipulated through Kleiankina’s playing. The result is an immersive sensory experience, “Our Passage to the Stars,” designed to delight and exhilarate the audience. Includes works by Ligeti, Salonen, and Crumb and new commissions by Peter Askim and Rodney Waschka.
Docent-led tours of featured works of art are offered at 12:45 pm. Please make reservations for the tour by calling the NCMA Box Office, (919) 715-5923, at least one week in advance.
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
After selling out multiple tours worldwide and blowing away festival audiences at Coachella and Lollapalooza in 2018, global sensation Tash Sultana is returning to North America in May 2019 for a huge run of headline shows and festivals.
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Are you the green thumb at home or desire to grow your gardening skills? Are you looking to cultivate some curb appeal? Come learn from the experts that maintain the beautiful grounds of our renown City of Raleigh Park System at ParksExpo!
This free event will include live demonstrations, Q&A and interactive displays that focus on various aspects of turf maintenance, landscaping, gardening, and much more! Get up close to the different vehicles and equipment used by ground staff.
Bring the whole family and make a day of it with live entertainment, food & beer trucks, a kids zone, and field games. This is a free event, but please register as tickets are limited.
Sat, May 4, 2019, 10:00 AM – Sun, May 5, 2019, 2:00 PM
Nick Jr.'s Hit TV Show Returns
It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to rescue Mayor Goodway and to run the race in her place. Using their unique skills and teamwork, the pups show that “no job is too big, no pup is too small,” and share lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as they make several heroic rescues on their race to the finish line.
The show includes two acts and an intermission, and engages audiences with Bunraku puppetry, an innovative costuming approach that brings the PAW Patrol characters to life on stage with their vehicles and pup packs. The performance features up-tempo music and a cleverly written script that is a wonderful introduction to live theater for kids. Classic theatrical scenery, along with a high-tech video wall, visually transports families to an authentic PAW Patrol environment, including locations from the TV series, like Adventure Bay, The Lookout, Seal Island, Farmer Yumi's farm and Jake's Mountain. Special interactive video allows the audience to participate via interviews, solve clues with the Pups, follow Mayor Goodway and much more.
Friday, May 3, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Friday, May 3, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Join in the fun as CAM Raleigh celebrates eight years in the Warehouse District during their epic Arthouse event. Marvel at art, mingle with artists and enjoy an unforgettable evening.
"CAM Raleigh celebrates our eighth year in the Warehouse District with Arthouse 2019, the museum's signature fundraising event + an extraordinary gathering of friends.
Marvel at art. Mingle with artists. Join us for an unforgettable evening.
All proceeds benefit CAM Raleigh's transformative exhibitions + education programs.
Host Preview Party | 7-8 PM
$250 Members | $300 Public
– Enjoy a private moment with the art and CAM
- Champagne Toast
The Party | 8-11 PM
$175 Members | $200 Public
– Delicacies by James Beard Award nominated Chef Scott Crawford inspired by his new French bistro Jolie
– Live Auction featuring one-of-a-kind North Carolina experiences
– Delicious drinks, dancing, music + mor
Friday, May 3, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Welcome the weekend with Iris after Dark, an evening experience offered by the NCMA’s Iris restaurant every Friday starting at 5:30 pm. Lounge with friends to the spins and tunes of local DJs and musicians. Visit our walk-up bar in the lounge for an extended wine and beer selection as well as simple cocktails and a selection of small plates with twists on Iris favorites. It’s the perfect way to sip, satisfy, and socialize before a Friday night concert, film, or exhibition visit. Iris after Dark offers a more extensive menu and table service inside the restaurant. For reservations inside the restaurant, call (919) 664-6838. Last orders for lounge and restaurant service are at 8:30 pm.
Tue, Apr 30, 2019, 7:30 PM – Thu, May 2, 2019, 7:30 PM
Tyler Perry recently announced that he would bring the Madea Franchise to a halt with a final movie. BUT, before Perry leaves he would like to give Madea fans a proper goodbye with Madea's Farewell Play Tour.
Perry made headlines last month when he announced that he would be hanging up Madea’s wig in 2019, with the expected final stage play and the upcoming film Madea’s Family Funeral, being released by Lionsgate on March 1, 2019.
Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Farewell Play Tour” will be Perry’s 21st stage play. In addition to Perry, the play will star Tamela Mann, David Mann, and Cassi Davis Patton.