Event Calendar

May 14

Balsam Range

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
five men standing together holding bluegrass instruments in field with trees behind them
May 14, 2021 | Friday
7:30 PM
five men standing together holding bluegrass instruments in field with trees behind them

North Carolina’s own Balsam Range has become one of the most award-winning acts in bluegrass, with 13 IBMA awards and 8 critically-acclaimed albums to their credit. Balsam Range has left audiences spellbound while headlining major festivals and selling out venues from coast-to-coast. 

Memorial Auditorium
Blue background with image of a woman with a flower in her hair and text saying "The magic Flute"
May 14-16
2:00 PM
Blue background with image of a woman with a flower in her hair and text saying "The magic Flute"

**These events which were rescheduled from their original dates of April 3-5, 2020 have now been POSTPONED. If you have any questions about this new performance date, please contact your original point of purchase, or email us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov**

Mozart’s timeless story comes to life! Prince Tamino, with the help of his endearing sidekick Papageno, is on a mission to rescue the fair Pamina.  You’ll meet the Queen of the Night with her high-flying, show-stopping arias, and the wise Sarastro, leader of a mysterious brotherhood.  Will the young couple be able to find their way through all the adventures?

 

May 15

Perch Market

Lichtin Plaza
Lichtin Plaza
artwork showing two blue birds in the top left and two bees just below that with the words the birds and the bees in the top right
May 15, 2021 | Saturday
12:00 PM
artwork showing two blue birds in the top left and two bees just below that with the words the birds and the bees in the top right

Join us for a small bird themed educational market in Lichtin Plaza, featuring vendors from educational experts such as the Audubon Society, other community resources and local makers. Snacks and beverages will also be available for purchase during the market.

Streaming
An image of a female conductor with her hands raised
May 15, 2021 | Saturday
8:00 PM
An image of a female conductor with her hands raised

North Carolina Symphony

Sarah Hicks, conductor

Take a musical journey around the world with guest pops conductor Sarah Hicks and the Symphony—from close-to-home gems like Georgia on My Mind, to music from faraway lands including the Argentinian tangos of Piazzolla, and much more.

This performance will be streaming from our Meymandi Concert Hall stage.

Streaming
an image of a girl wearing torn clothes sweeping the floor
May 19-20
May 19 - 7:30 PM
May 20 - 7:30 PM
an image of a girl wearing torn clothes sweeping the floor

This program will be live-streamed for two evenings: Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20 at 7:30 pm. Each performance will remain accessible until midnight on Sunday, May 23.

For our last program of the 2021 Spring Season, we will present Robert Weiss’ production of the family favorite, Cinderella — featuring an original piano score by its composer, Triangle-based musician Karl Moraski. 

Memorial Auditorium
five men standing together holding bluegrass instruments looking directly at the camera
May 20, 2021 | Thursday
7:30 PM
five men standing together holding bluegrass instruments looking directly at the camera

Tommy Edwards is an icon of bluegrass music in North Carolina, though he would never say so himself. This year marks a special milestone for Tommy and his longtime band, The Bluegrass Experience - it is their 50th anniversary year. Edwards formed The Bluegrass Experience in 1971 with Tom & Jerry Beane and friends Snuffy Smith, Charles Lee Conard, and “Fiddlin’ Al” McCanless. The band joined fellow Chapel Hill musicians like Mike Cross and the Red Clay Ramblers to carve their own place in the local traditional music scene as accomplished players and singers, anchored by Edwards’ original songs.

Streaming
a logo of apioplis the center has a black and white bee with a black and white flower outlying it
May 20, 2021 | Thursday
10:00 AM
a logo of apioplis the center has a black and white bee with a black and white flower outlying it

Apiopolis, a Raleigh-based beekeeping organization will install a new beehive at the Duke Energy Center on World Bee Day, May 20th. The install will be live streamed on the center’s Youtube and website. Local elementary schools have been invited to participate in naming the new queen bee, which will be announced by Raleigh’s Mayor Pro Tem Nicole Stewart during the live stream.

May 22

Buzz Market

Lichtin Plaza
Lichtin Plaza
artwork showing two blue birds in the top left and two bees just below that with the words the birds and the bees in the top right
May 22, 2021 | Saturday
12:00 PM
artwork showing two blue birds in the top left and two bees just below that with the words the birds and the bees in the top right

Join us for a small bee themed educational market in Lichtin Plaza, featuring vendors from educational experts such as Wake County Beekeepers Association, other community resources and local makers. Snacks and beverages will also be available for purchase during the market.

Streaming
A photo of Tom McGuire standing outside with a blue shirt on and his left arm crossed on his body
May 26, 2021 | Wednesday
2:00 PM
A photo of Tom McGuire standing outside with a blue shirt on and his left arm crossed on his body

This special event honors the late Tom McGuire’s passion for music and his dedication to children. The event features TIFT MERRITT and special musical guests. There is no charge to attend this virtual event. 

Community Music School is a perfect match for honoring Tom McGuire’s legacy. Community Music School has offered high quality personalized music education to underserved Wake County youth for more than 25 years. Donations to Community Music School are welcome.

Visit cmsraleigh.org/tommcguire to learn more.

This is a virtual streaming performance from the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater.

Streaming
A cartoon image of a lion jumping through a flame hoop
June 5, 2021 | Saturday
3:00 PM
A cartoon image of a lion jumping through a flame hoop

North Carolina Symphony

Michelle Di Russo, conductor

This performance introduces little ones to the joys of the orchestra with The Carnival of the Animals, one of the best-known pieces by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, with each movement depicting a different animal—from the royal lion to the graceful swan. Truly a fantastic family experience for all ages!

This performance will be streaming from our Meymandi Concert Hall stage.

Jun 11

An R-Rated Magic Show

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
A white rabbit sits atop a magician's hat holding a martini glass. To the right of him the title reads "An R-Rated Magic Show" in purple
June 11, 2021 | Friday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
A white rabbit sits atop a magician's hat holding a martini glass. To the right of him the title reads "An R-Rated Magic Show" in purple

This is NOT your grandfather's magic show… This is the show that will have you asking, "How the ****?" and "What the ****?"

Tricks, antics, pranks, stunts, wisecracks, buffoonery - all brought to you by one of the most compelling entertainers of his generation! Side-splitting comedy and mind-blowing magic are brought into the spotlight as comedy magician Grant Freeman brings his unique, raunchy show full of surprises to Raleigh!

**This event was previously scheduled for March 12, 2021. If you have any questions about this new performance date, please contact your original point of purchase, or email us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov**

Jun 11

Daniel Habif - POSTPONED

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Daniel Habif stands with a microphone attached to his ear in a red and black suit pumping his fist.
June 11, 2021 | Friday
8:00 PM
Daniel Habif stands with a microphone attached to his ear in a red and black suit pumping his fist.

**This event has been POSTPONED. If you have any questions about this new performance date, please contact your original point of purchase, or email us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov**

Daniel Habif es considerado uno de los mejores y más importantes conferencistas de habla hispana en el mundo Ha sido galardonado como el Speaker motivacional más influyente de América. Sus conferencias, videos, poesía y el movimiento #INQUEBRANTABLES ha cautivado a millones de personas en más de 120 ciudades y 20 países. Es un portavoz de la reconciliación humana, la empatía y la inspiración. Sus creaciones sociales  de liderazgo como Rodéate de Gigantes, El Cartel del Bien e Inquebrantables están impactando profundamente en el levantamiento de nueva generación de lideres en el habla hispana.