Entertainment Springing Up in Raleigh
It’s beginning to look a lot like springtime, and it’s time to get out of the house more. You’re probably ready to trade in a day of binge-watching a new series for something more up close and personal.
You won’t be disappointed, as area theaters, festival promoters, and museums have a line-up that’s as diverse as it is extensive, starting with a month of Women’s History Month activities from exhibits to the North Carolina Symphony presenting music written and conducted by women.
If you’d rather take a seat at the theater, Theatre Raleigh’s March installment of its Family Series presents “Where Words Once Were” from March 22nd through April 7th. Raleigh Little Theatre offers March performances of Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds”. April will usher in Ken Ludwig’s “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”.
What does “Hold My Hand” or “Let Her Cry” mean to you? If you can hear Darius Rucker’s voice in your head, then you won’t want to miss Hootie and the Blowfish’s reunion tour making a stop at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park. As a bonus, they’re joined by Barenaked Ladies, and it’s just for one night on May 31st and not “One Week!”
The Raleigh-Durham area is also gearing up for Fairs and Festivals season. We’ve got a rundown of some of the best in April and May. So, read on…
Hootie & The Blowfish, Barenaked Ladies coming to Raleigh on 2019 tour
’90s fans, rejoice! 25 years after the release of the “Cracked Rear View” album, Hootie & The Blowfish will reunite for a U.S. tour – and Raleigh is one of the stops!
Barenaked Ladies will join the tour as the special guest.
It’s crazy to think that next year, #CrackedRearView will be 25! It’s time to celebrate… with you! We’re hitting the road on the #GroupTherapyTour in 2019 w/ our friends @BarenakedLadies. For 1st access to the pre-sale NOW, sign up for our email list at https://t.co/QRKIvCpGwn pic.twitter.com/07KBm65abA
The bands will make a stop in Raleigh on May 31, 2019 at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek.
Women’s History Month Events Across North Carolina
There are a number of events happening all month long across the state to celebrate women.
March 10, 11, 17, 18, 31. N.C. Museum of Art, Raleigh. Family Friendly Tours: Art (Her)story. Tour highlights some of the women and girls behind some of the museum’s favorite works of art, and part of the #matronsofthearts happening. Ages six to nine, with adult. 10:30 a.m. Free.
March 10. N.C. Symphony, Raleigh. Experience music written by and conducted by women: Conductor Elim Chan leads the N.C. Symphony in a program of works by Missy Mazzoli, recently named one of the top 35 female composers of all time by “The Washington Post;” Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” and also Greig’s Piano Concerto. The symphony will collect donated women’s accessories as part of a new partnership with “Dress for Success.” 8 p.m. Meymandi Concert Hall. Prices vary.
March 31. Duke Homestead, Durham. Born at Duke Homestead. In addition to being the birthplace of the American Tobacco Company, Duke Homestead was the birthplace of three children. This program examines the human experience of birth and motherhood there, with tours by costumed interpreters. Tours at 2 p.m. 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. $3.
Through May 6. N.C. Museum of History, Raleigh. The Shape of Fashion. From massive sleeves to enormous backsides; from wide bell-shaped skirts to straight-and-narrow shifts—the look of the moment has always been in flux, changing along with societal roles and norms. Examine the fashion trends over the centuries. Free.
WHEN WORDS ONCE WERE Comes to Theatre Raleigh
Theatre Raleigh’s 2018-19 Family Series continues this spring with the award winning play, Where Words Once
Were (March 22-April 7). Rounding out the education season is an expanded Summer Camp program that will include both one-week (ages 6-10) and two-week (ages 11-15) options, both featuring the music of Hairspray Jr.
All shows are performed at the Kennedy Theatre, in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at www.theatreraleigh.com.
March and April at Raleigh Little Theatre
Raleigh Little Theatre has a season that runs from July to June so, there’s a never-ending calendar of new shows. March features Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds, running from the 8th to the 24th. Then, there’s an entirely different experience planned for April with Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery from the 12th through the 28th.
Visit raleighlittletheatre.org for more information and ticket sales.
14 Awesome Festivals in Raleigh Area Towns This Spring
With Spring comes lots of great outdoor events around Raleigh, N.C.! And those not only include signature events in downtown Raleigh like Brewgaloo in April and Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival in May, but also fun springtime festivals in Raleigh’s surrounding towns. Apex, Cary, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Wake Forest, Wendell and other Raleigh area towns offer up opportunities to get outside and take in some of the best of the towns—a good number of the events are great opps to try local beers and food trucks, hear some of the best live music around and shop for local art, crafts and eatables. Plan ahead to hit these festivals and events this spring 2019!