Event Calendar

Memorial Auditorium
Downtown Raleigh Alliance state of downtown 2021 logo presented by PNC
September 9, 2021 | Thursday
2:30 PM
Downtown Raleigh Alliance state of downtown 2021 logo presented by PNC

2:30-3:30pm - Reconnect Outdoor Reception, Lichtin Plaza
3:30-5:00pm - Program, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Hear from individuals representing various industry sectors in downtown as they share their views on the impact of the last year and their future outlook. In addition, we’ll provide market analysis and trends of the past year, highlights of DRA’s work and upcoming initiatives, and special recognition of individuals, businesses and organizations. Through these stories and more, we’ll highlight what makes our community resilient: our ability to reimagine and reinvent, our diversity and our community pride.

https://downtownraleigh.org/dra-programs/state-of-downtown-raleigh

Sep 12

Boney James

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
Artist Boney James is dressed in all black wearing a hat as he sits on a wooden box with his hands folded.
September 12, 2021 | Sunday
7:30 PM
Artist Boney James is dressed in all black wearing a hat as he sits on a wooden box with his hands folded.

Four- time GRAMMY nominee and multi-platinum Saxophonist Boney James will release his new album Solid on April 17, 2020. Solid is Boney's seventeenth album and the follow-up to his smash 2017 release Honestly, his eleventh #1 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album.

One of the most successful instrumental artists of our time, Boney James has accumulated four RIAA Gold records with career sales topping three million units. James continues to defy genres; A two time NAACP Award nominee, a Soul Train Award winner and named one of the Top 3 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Artists of the Decade.

Boney explains, “The word Solid means a number of different things. There’s a solid musical groove and relationships can be solid—someone that stays by your side and never folds no matter what. That really resonates. Similar to Honestly, this music is a reaction to how stressful the world feels these days. Music is a respite, and this new music really connects on that level for me.”

**This event was previously scheduled for September 20, 2020. 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**

Memorial Auditorium
Artwork for Por que los hombres aman a las cabronas basada en el libro de sherry argov
September 25, 2021 | Saturday
8:30 PM
Artwork for Por que los hombres aman a las cabronas basada en el libro de sherry argov

Por qué los hombres aman a las cabronas - Basada en el libro de Sherry Argov.

Nadie había escrito un libro como este sobre relaciones. Lleva la sátira a otro nivel. No solo es cómico, sino muy real. Está lleno de “rebanadas de humor de la vida diaria que cubren todo lo que frustran a las mujeres sobre los hombres”. Sherry Argov demuestra en esta obra el camino para perder el miedo, ser independiente, segura de ti y de una forma divertida alcanzar lo que deseas: no más sufrimiento, ni cocinarle para conquistarlo, ni quejarte, ni sacrificar tu propia vida para que el hombre caiga rendido a tus pies y para que tu seas en lo único en que el piense. No te conviertas en el tapete de nadie.

Protagonizada por: Aracely Arámbula, Gabriel Soto y Anastasia Acosta

Producida por: Rubén Lara 

Dirección: Abril Mayett

Fletcher Opera Theater
The image is divided in half from top to bottom. The left features a mans face with "Men are From Mars" on a black background and the right shows a woman's face and reads "Women are From Venus" on a white background.
October 2, 2021 | Saturday
October 2 - 4:00 PM
October 2 - 8:00 PM
The image is divided in half from top to bottom. The left features a mans face with "Men are From Mars" on a black background and the right shows a woman's face and reads "Women are From Venus" on a white background.

The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!, is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray.

Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom.  This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids! 

When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical. It's a great recipe for a date night out: a little storytelling blended with some comedy and a dash of sage wisdom from the book. A delicious evening of entertainment!

**This event was previously scheduled for May 1, 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**

Oct 11

CAMILA LUZ TOUR

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
bandmates from Camila stand side by side looking to their left one has a white jacket on and one is holding a guitar
October 11, 2021 | Monday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
bandmates from Camila stand side by side looking to their left one has a white jacket on and one is holding a guitar

CAMILA, the group that has set trends in the Spanish-speaking world for more than fifteen years of impressive career, is now preparing to kick off their “LUZ TOUR” in the US.

After the successful tour "4 LatiDos" (2018-2020) in which they shared the stage with Sin Bandera, and with which they performed more than 50 shows throughout the American Continent, half of them in the United States, Camila clustered at the beginning of their 2020 tour “HACIA INENTRO” where they visited several cities in the United States, and a few months later celebrated their 15-year career by releasing songs like “Luz” and “Bandera Blanca”.

Now CAMILA returns to the stage with their "LUZ TOUR", which will begin in August.

Oct 12 - Oct 17

9 to 5 - North Carolina Theatre

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
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Oct 12-17
October 12 - 7:30 PM
October 13 - 7:30 PM
October 14 - 7:30 PM
October 15 - 7:30 PM
October 16 - 2:00 PM
October 16 - 7:30 PM
October 17 - 2:00 PM
October 17 - 7:30 PM
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Based on the hilarious hit film, 9 TO 5 is an outrageous, 1980’s era revenge story of friendship and female empowerment. Three women, working at the mercy of their manipulative misogynist boss, live out their wildest workplace fantasy – giving the boss the boot. With a high-energy, huge-hearted score by the iconic Dolly Parton, 9 TO 5 is about finally getting credit…and getting even.

Oct 14 - Oct 31

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Carolina Ballet

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
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Oct 14-31
October 14 - 8:00 PM
October 15 - 8:00 PM
October 16 - 2:00 PM
October 16 - 8:00 PM
October 17 - 2:00 PM
October 23 - 2:00 PM
October 23 - 8:00 PM
October 24 - 2:00 PM
October 30 - 2:00 PM
October 30 - 8:00 PM
October 31 - 2:00 PM
an image with a orange background with a man looking down e is holding a book with his right leg pulled against his body. The words Carolina Ballet The legend of sleepy hollow and other haunted tables October 14-31, 2021 are displayed across the image in white text

This October, the Carolina Ballet returns to live performance with their new Halloween tradition—The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Artistic Director Zalman Raffael brings Washington Irving’s bonechilling tale to the stage for fans both young and old. The ballet recounts Ichabod Crane, his doomed courtship with Katrina Van Tassel, and his “face-to-face” encounter with the terrifying specter that is the Headless Horseman.

Fans of the supernatural will enjoy this program of frights and delights that include Robert Weiss’ Lady in the WhiteVeil and The Raven. Spine-tingling and eerie, do not be surprised if you stumble upon an ominous ghost, a creepy blackbird or the Headless Horseman himself!

Oct 21

Paula Poundstone

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
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October 21, 2021 | Thursday
7:30 PM
An image of Paula Poundstone she is wearing a white shirt with blue and black striped overalls and a colorful tie. There is a black top hat in her left hand and her right hand is extended above her head holding a black frame.

Paula Poundstone is a comedian and author, known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit. When she isn’t collecting hotel soaps on tour, Paula hosts the popular Starburns Audio podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone. Nobody is a comedy field guide to life, complete with taste tests, cats of the weeks and leading experts in everything from high-rise window washing to urban chicken farming, copyright law, food safety and surviving a bear attack (although, that guest never made it to the studio…). All put thru the screwball sensibility of Paula Poundstone, while co-host Adam Felber tries, in vain, to keep the show on track.

Paula is included in innumerable lists, documentaries and literary compendiums noting influential standup comedians of our time. Paula’s stand-up special, Cats, Cops and Stuff was named in TIME Magazine as one of The 5 Funniest Stand-Up Specials Ever.

 

Fletcher Opera Theater
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Nov 5-14
November 5 - 7:30 PM
November 6 - 2:00 PM
November 6 - 7:30 PM
November 7 - 2:00 PM
November 7 - 7:30 PM
November 9 - 7:30 PM
November 10 - 7:30 PM
November 11 - 7:30 PM
November 12 - 7:30 PM
November 13 - 2:00 PM
November 13 - 7:30 PM
November 14 - 2:00 PM
November 14 - 7:30 PM
an image of a female with 2 flowers in her hair her eyes are closed and she is singing into a microphone

One of the greatest jazz singers of all time intimately shares her loves and her losses. Set in a small bar in Philadelphia, 1959, LADY DAY recounts the life of Billie Holiday, and the unraveling of an addicted artist, through the songs that made her famous. More than a dozen moving musical numbers are interlaced with personal stories, both hard and humorous, to recount a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.

Nov 6

Ben Folds

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
an image of Ben Folds walking in a street holding a cup and newspaper under his left arm. There is a truck and trash can visible behind his right arm.
November 6, 2021 | Saturday
8:00 PM
an image of Ben Folds walking in a street holding a cup and newspaper under his left arm. There is a truck and trash can visible behind his right arm.

Set to appear LIVE on US stages for the first time since the pandemic hit, Ben Folds has announced a series of concerts that include solo piano and orchestral performances he’s dubbed his “In Actual Person Live For Real Tour.” 

Folds has been in isolation in Australia since February 2020, where he was on tour when COVID-19 shut down international travel and touring.  While in Australia, he has continued working, launching a podcast series called Lightning Bugs: Conversations with Ben Folds, performing live stream concerts and online chats via his Patreon page, composing new music, and preparing for the launch of a new TV series.

Nov 14

FIDELIO - North Carolina Opera

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
Artwork for NC Opera Fidelio in Concert
November 14, 2021 | Sunday
2:00 PM
Artwork for NC Opera Fidelio in Concert

NCO re-opens with a concert performance of Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, a shining story of freedom and love. Florestan is a political prisoner. His wife, Leonore, disguises herself as a man – named “Fidelio” – and takes a job in the prison, hoping to find a way to free him while facing great danger along the way.  This tale of heroism is an ode to love’s triumph over tyranny, and is uniquely suited to Beethoven’s spirited and soulful voice. 

Memorial Auditorium
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Nov 18-21
November 18 - 8:00 PM
November 19 - 8:00 PM
November 20 - 2:00 PM
November 20 - 8:00 PM
November 21 - 2:00 PM
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Join the Carolina Ballet for innovative variations from their classical ballet repertoire through new ballets from Founding Artistic Director Robert Weiss, Principal Guest Choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett, and Carolina Ballet’s Jenny Palmer.

Guest Choreographer Mariana Oliveira will stage their company premiere of her critically acclaimed Pagliacci. Originally created for Milwaukee Ballet, Pagliacci follows a clown’s tragic descent, exposing the human frailty beneath the artist’s mask.

Dec 17 - Dec 24

The Nutcracker – Carolina Ballet

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
an image with a blue purple background showing a ballerina her arms are stretched above her head with her right leg extended behind her. The words Carolina Ballet The nutcracker presented by PNC December 17-24, 2021 are displayed across the image in white text
Dec 17-24
December 17 - 7:00 PM
December 18 - 2:00 PM
December 18 - 7:00 PM
December 19 - 1:00 PM
December 19 - 5:00 PM
December 20 - 2:00 PM
December 21 - 2:00 PM
December 21 - 7:00 PM
December 22 - 2:00 PM
December 22 - 7:00 PM
December 23 - 2:00 PM
December 24 - 8:00 AM
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The Nutcracker is the perfect ballet for the young and young at heart. With illusions created by magician Rick Thomas, made possible by WRAL-TV, the Carolina Ballet's is one of the only Nutcracker productions with magic performed live onstage.

Whether you are seeing it live for the first time or the 20th, Carolina Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker is a must-see tradition that reminds all of us that the holidays are a time when families can gather, and dreams really can come true.

 

Dec 18

Taylor Tomlinson

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
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December 18, 2021 | Saturday
7:00 PM
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Now after a year off the road, Tomlinson is set to return to the stage with her new Deal With It Tour. One of the youngest comedians to headline theaters in decades, joining the likes of Eddie Murphy and Dave Chappelle, Tomlinson says of the new tour, “This hour is definitely darker and more personal – ‘Quarter Life Crisis’ was about being frustrated with where you’re at in life and this new material is about taking a hard look at who you are and how you got that way.” 

Memorial Auditorium
Theresa Caputo stands at the top of the image with the title "Theresa Caputo Live" in blue at the bottom
January 9, 2022 | Sunday
3:00 PM | Doors 2:00 PM
Theresa Caputo stands at the top of the image with the title "Theresa Caputo Live" in blue at the bottom

Theresa Caputo, star of the hit TLC show, Long Island Medium, will share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works. She will deliver healing messages to audience members and give people comfort knowing that their loved ones who passed are still with them, just in a different way.  Theresa has been a practicing medium for over 20 years. She helps individuals find closure by delivering healing messages.

**This event was previously scheduled for July 7, 2021 7:30pm. 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**

Jan 28 - Jan 30

LA BOHEME - North Carolina Opera

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
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Jan 28-30
January 28 - 7:30 PM
January 30 - 2:00 PM
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Your trip to Paris begins when Puccini’s La bohème returns to the NCO stage! Follow the love of the poet Rodolfo and the seamstress Mimi from their first meeting on Christmas Eve through all the ups and downs of their relationship. No composer was better at creating atmosphere than Puccini, and none had a style better suited to convey the waves of emotion that go along with a new romance.  The combination makes for an indelible tale of young love in the City of Lights.

*Tickets bought for La bohème in the 20-21 season are still valid for the 21-22 season.

Feb 3 - Feb 20

Romeo and Juliet - Carolina Ballet

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
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Feb 3-20
February 3 - 8:00 PM
February 4 - 8:00 PM
February 5 - 2:00 PM
February 5 - 8:00 PM
February 6 - 2:00 PM
February 12 - 2:00 PM
February 12 - 8:00 PM
February 13 - 2:00 PM
February 19 - 2:00 PM
February 19 - 8:00 PM
February 20 - 2:00 PM
an image with a pink orange background showing a male and female ballet dancer the female is standing behind the male grasping onto his shoulders with her left leg extended behind her. The words Carolina Ballet Romeo and Juliet February 3-20, 22 are displayed across the image in white text

Carolina Ballet is proud to perform once again the beloved tale of Romeo & Juliet. Set to Prokofiev’s magnificent score, Weiss’ ballet is a faithful retelling that expresses all the drama and pathos, action and tenderness, humor and heartbreak found in this legendary story.

Filled with dramatic sword fights, stunning costumes, lush scenery and breathtaking dance, this ballet underscores the emotion of Shakespeare’s powerful play and brings to life the love, longing and loss of this epic tragedy.