May
6
Sat
Marbles Bike Rodeo with RPD Bike Patrol @ Marbles Kids Museum
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Marbles Bike Rodeo with RPD Bike Patrol @ Marbles Kids Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

This is a fun family event that inspires healthy physical activity, introduces cycling education to kids of all ages, and encourages families to practice new skills that they can continue to enjoy together at home.

Hosted in partnership with RPD’s Southeast District Community, the Marble’s Bike Rodeo offers a fun and accessible way for kids and families to learn bike safety and healthy active tips. Participants can bring their own bikes, trikes and helmets or use ones provided. Families can stop by for a variety of activities and bike themed fun, including safety demonstrations, five-point maintenance checks and helmet fittings, three-part communication cycling track, healthy snack stations, and more!

Activities:

Bike Bling Makeshop– accessorize in style! There will be a timed parade for our creative cyclists to showcase their one of kind designs.

Tinker Time – how does it work? Junior mechanics will have the opportunity to get familiar with the inner workings of a bike. Practice fine motor control, and get familiar with the tools of the trade.

Art on the Move – Painting, weaving, creating with upcycled bike parts & more. Kick off the summer season with outdoor play ideas to inspire families to continue the fun at home.

Swap It Out – Bring your old outgrown bikes, helmets and other wheely fun items to donate to another family or trade out for something more your size!

May
9
Tue
City of Raleigh Museum Storytime Tuesday @ City of Raleigh Museum
May 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
City of Raleigh Museum Storytime Tuesday @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

the City of Raleigh Museum will host its monthly storytime from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month.

The free program features Sammy the Squirrel, the museum’s mascot, along with a new monthly themes, stories, museum exploration and a project for the kids.

May
20
Sat
Celebrate Oberlin Village @ Historic Oberlin Cemetary
May 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Celebrate Oberlin Village @ Historic Oberlin Cemetary | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Join us at the Historic Oberlin Cemetery for our annual BBQ dinner fundraiser. Your $10.00 donation includes sides, homemeade desserts, and Pepsi products. There will also be cemetery tours with information sharing, games and a quilt raffle.

Bring your chair or blanket for a relaxing evening! Music provided by Swade & Satin.

Jun
9
Fri
NCMA Summer Concerts: Tegan and Sara @ JOSEPH M. BRYAN, JR., THEATER IN THE MUSEUM PARK
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm
NCMA Summer Concerts: Tegan and Sara @ JOSEPH M. BRYAN, JR., THEATER IN THE MUSEUM PARK  | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Over eight albums and nearly two decades, Tegan and Sara Quin, identical twins from Calgary, Canada, have evolved from a folk duo to acclaimed indie-rockers and then to a glossier dance-pop powerhouse. They were only 17 when they released their debut album Under Feet Like Ours. At each step they’ve wowed critics and fans with their songwriting and performance skills. While their style has changed on the surface over the years, they’ve never lost touch with the qualities that have attracted a fervent following from the beginning of their career.

Jun
13
Tue
City of Raleigh Museum Storytime Tuesday @ City of Raleigh Museum
Jun 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
City of Raleigh Museum Storytime Tuesday @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

the City of Raleigh Museum will host its monthly storytime from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month.

The free program features Sammy the Squirrel, the museum’s mascot, along with a new monthly themes, stories, museum exploration and a project for the kids.

Jun
24
Sat
NC Museum of Art Summer Concert Series: Sheryl Crow @ NC Museum of Art
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm
NC Museum of Art Summer Concert Series: Sheryl Crow @ NC Museum of Art | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

A nine-time Grammy winner, Sheryl Crow is an American music icon. Her eight studio albums have sold 35 million copies worldwide. In addition to such No. 1 hits as “All I Wanna Do,” “Soak Up the Sun” and “The First Cut Is the Deepest,” Crow has lofted 40 singles into the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Top 40, Adult Contemporary, Mainstream Top 40, and Hot Country Songs charts. Many artists have collaborated with her on special projects, including the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Smokey Robinson, and Tony Bennett. She is also known for her passionate support of multiple charities, including City of Hope, Stand Up to Cancer, the World Food Program, the Special Olympics, and many other worthy causes.

Jul
11
Tue
City of Raleigh Museum Storytime Tuesday @ City of Raleigh Museum
Jul 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
City of Raleigh Museum Storytime Tuesday @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

the City of Raleigh Museum will host its monthly storytime from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month.

The free program features Sammy the Squirrel, the museum’s mascot, along with a new monthly themes, stories, museum exploration and a project for the kids.

Aug
1
Tue
NCMA Summer Concert Series: American Acoustic with Punch Brothers & I’m With Her @ NC Museum of Art
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm
NCMA Summer Concert Series: American Acoustic with Punch Brothers & I'm With Her @ NC Museum of Art | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

The American Acoustic tour brings together the leading lights of contemporary Americana music for an evening of incomparable musicianship and vocal harmonizing. I’m with Her features recent Grammy winner Sarah Jarosz, Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, and Aoife O’Donovan of Crooked Still. Each is an acclaimed artist in her own right, and as a trio they are sublime. The New York Times calls them “an alliance of Americana virtuosos.”

The same may be said for the Punch Brothers, who music producer T-Bone Burnett called “one of the most incredible bands this country has ever produced.” The band is led by mandolinist extraordinaire Chris Thile, who just completed his first season as host of A Prairie Home Companion. Alex Wilkinson writes in The New Yorker, “Each of the other musicians—Chris Eldridge (guitar), Paul Kowert (bass), Noam Pikelny (banjo), and Gabe Witcher (fiddle)—plays with grace, thoug

Aug
8
Tue
City of Raleigh Museum Storytime Tuesday @ City of Raleigh Museum
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
City of Raleigh Museum Storytime Tuesday @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

the City of Raleigh Museum will host its monthly storytime from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month.

The free program features Sammy the Squirrel, the museum’s mascot, along with a new monthly themes, stories, museum exploration and a project for the kids.

Aug
25
Fri
NCMA: Monster Drawing Rally 2017 @ NC Museum of Art, East Building, Level B
Aug 25 @ 5:30 pm
NCMA: Monster Drawing Rally 2017 @ NC Museum of Art, East Building, Level B | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

At this live drawing event/fundraiser, more than 80 artists at all stages of their careers take shifts to draw in front of a live audience. As spectators spy on the creative process, sketches morph into full-fledged works of art. Finished drawings are immediately available for $50 each. The evening also includes a collaborative art project, music, and food trucks.

Photo: 2016 Monster Drawing Rally at the North Carolina Museum of Art. // ArtsNow file photo.