Event Calendar

Kennedy Theater
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December 16, 2022 | Friday
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Santa will be at The Dessertery on December 16th from 5 PM- 8 PM! 

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Come indulge yourself in a family friendly holiday themed dessert café. THE DESSERTERY will feature elaborate holiday decor, all you can eat sweets and hot cocoa, plus live entertainment (on select nights)!

                    More Info Here

 

Plan Your Visit

Further information for this show will be provided 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. 
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Entry Requirements

*Face masks are encouraged.

 

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Dec 16 - Dec 24

The Nutcracker presented by PNC - Carolina Ballet

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Ballerina in all pink with a magic wand.
Dec 16-24
December 16 - 11:00 AM
December 16 - 7:00 PM
December 17 - 2:00 PM
December 17 - 7:00 PM
December 18 - 1:00 PM
December 18 - 5:00 PM
December 20 - 2:00 PM
December 20 - 7:00 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 23 - 7:00 PM
December 24 - 11:00 AM
December 24 - 3:00 PM
Ballerina in all pink with a magic wand.

THE NUTCRACKER

FEATURING A LIVE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

December 16-24, 2022

The Nutcracker with refreshed choreography by Artistic Director Zalman Raffael after Robert Weiss, and music by PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY.

The Ballet will re-invision The Nutcracker for today’s audiences while staying true to its historic roots.

“We will honor past productions by George Balanchine and Robert Weiss and move this holiday classic forward into our times.” – Zalman Raffael

 

Plan Your Visit

Further information for this show will be provided 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. 
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Entry Requirements

*Face masks are encouraged.

 

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Kennedy Theater
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December 17, 2022 | Saturday
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Santa will be at The Dessertery on December 17th from 6 PM- 8 PM! 

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Come indulge yourself in a family friendly holiday themed dessert café. THE DESSERTERY will feature elaborate holiday decor, all you can eat sweets and hot cocoa, plus live entertainment (on select nights)!

                    More Info Here

 

Plan Your Visit

Further information for this show will be provided 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. 
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Entry Requirements

*Face masks are encouraged.

 

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Dec 17 - Dec 18

Raleigh Ringers Holiday Concert

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
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Dec 17-18
December 17 - 4:00 PM
December 18 - 4:00 PM
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There’s no better way to ring in the holidays than by joining The Raleigh Ringers for their annual holiday concerts at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. This Raleigh holiday tradition will feature the group’s unique interpretations of sacred, secular, and popular music, including a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll. 

 

 

Plan Your Visit

Further information for this show will be provided 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. 
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Entry Requirements

*Face masks are encouraged.

 

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Kennedy Theater
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December 18, 2022 | Sunday
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Come indulge yourself in a family friendly holiday themed dessert café. THE DESSERTERY will feature elaborate holiday decor, all you can eat sweets and hot cocoa, plus live entertainment (on select nights)!

                    More Info Here

 

Plan Your Visit

Further information for this show will be provided 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. 
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Entry Requirements

*Face masks are encouraged.

 

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Dec 20

Jim Brickman: A Very Merry Christmas

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
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December 20, 2022 | Tuesday
7:30 PM
a photo of Jim Brickman he is slightly angled to the left of the camera and wearing a blue sport coat and dress shirt he is staring at the camera with a slight grin

Jim Brickman, the multiple Grammy nominated songwriter and piano sensation is back this festive season with his annual holiday tour “A Very Merry Christmas,” a magical evening celebrating music, love and family. Brickman will warm the hearts of all as sounds of faith and love make spirits bright, bringing family and friends together for anything but a silent night. Join Brickman for this LIVE and joyous concert experience that blends yuletide memories and holiday favorites with his own hit songs such as, “The Gift,” “Sending You A Little Christmas,” “Angel Eyes,” and “If You Believe” Jim Brickman: A Very Merry Christmas wraps up the sweet sounds of the season only he and his piano can provide. 

Plan Your Visit

Further information for this show will be provided 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. 
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Entry Requirements

*Face masks are encouraged.

 

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Kennedy Theater
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December 20, 2022 | Tuesday
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Santa will be at The Dessertery on December 20 from 6 PM- 8 PM! 

a photo of Santa

 

Come indulge yourself in a family friendly holiday themed dessert café. THE DESSERTERY will feature elaborate holiday decor, all you can eat sweets and hot cocoa, plus live entertainment (on select nights)!

                    More Info Here

 

Plan Your Visit

Further information for this show will be provided 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. 
Click here to view the day-of-show details

Entry Requirements

*Face masks are encouraged.

 

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Kennedy Theater
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December 21, 2022 | Wednesday
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Santa will be at The Dessertery on December 21st from  5PM- 7 PM! 

a photo of Santa

 

Come indulge yourself in a family friendly holiday themed dessert café. THE DESSERTERY will feature elaborate holiday decor, all you can eat sweets and hot cocoa, plus live entertainment (on select nights)!

                    More Info Here

 

Plan Your Visit

Further information for this show will be provided 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. 
Click here to view the day-of-show details

Entry Requirements

*Face masks are encouraged.

 

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Kennedy Theater
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December 22, 2022 | Thursday
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Santa will be at The Dessertery on December 22nd from  5PM- 7PM! 

a photo of Santa

 

Come indulge yourself in a family friendly holiday themed dessert café. THE DESSERTERY will feature elaborate holiday decor, all you can eat sweets and hot cocoa, plus live entertainment (on select nights)!

                    More Info Here

 

Plan Your Visit

Further information for this show will be provided 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. 
Click here to view the day-of-show details

Entry Requirements

*Face masks are encouraged.

 

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Kennedy Theater
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December 23, 2022 | Friday
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Santa will be at The Dessertery on December 23rd from 12 PM- 2 PM! 

a photo of Santa

 

 

Come indulge yourself in a family friendly holiday themed dessert café. THE DESSERTERY will feature elaborate holiday decor, all you can eat sweets and hot cocoa, plus live entertainment (on select nights)!

                    More Info Here

 

Plan Your Visit

Further information for this show will be provided 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. 
Click here to view the day-of-show details

Entry Requirements

*Face masks are encouraged.

 

bag policy

Meymandi Concert Hall
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January 7, 2023 | Saturday
4:00 PM
Person standing with right hand out to the side with a large, orange feather on it

North Carolina Symphony

Michelle Di Russo, conductor

Classical Kids Live!

 

A madman has moved in upstairs, and young Christoph and his uncle are on the hunt to find out just what’s going on up there. Explore the world of Ludwig van Beethoven with music from his greatest works—“Moonlight” Sonata, Für Elise, the Ninth Symphony, and more

Plan Your Visit

Further information for this show will be provided 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. 
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Entry Requirements

*Face masks are encouraged.

 

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Jan 13

The Steel Wheels - PineCone

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Photo depicts five musicians in brightly colored clothing standing against a rustic wall.
January 13, 2023 | Friday
7:30 PM
Photo depicts five musicians in brightly colored clothing standing against a rustic wall.

The Steel Wheels have played for PineCone audiences as a part of the Down Home Series and at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass. They make their home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and when we’re lucky, bring their tasty blend of roots, bluegrass and Americana down to Raleigh.

 

Plan Your Visit

Further information for this show will be provided 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. 
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Entry Requirements

*Face masks are encouraged.

 

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Jan 13 - Jan 14

Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances - NC Symphony

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
Photo of Michelle Cann playing the piano
Jan 13-14
January 13 - 8:00 PM
January 14 - 8:00 PM
Photo of Michelle Cann playing the piano

North Carolina Symphony

Stephanie Childress, conductor

Michelle Cann, piano

 

Gabriella Smith: Tumblebird Contrails

Schumann: Piano Concerto

Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

 

Enjoy an evening of fantasy and romance with Rachmaninoff’s lively and lush Symphonic Dances, Schumann’s rich and wistful piano concerto, and Gabriella Smith’s Tumblebird Contrails.

Plan Your Visit

Further information for this show will be provided 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. 
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Entry Requirements

*Face masks are encouraged.

 

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Jan 15

George Lopez - OMG! Hi! Comedy Tour

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Cover Art image for George Lopez OMG Hi Comedy tour. photo shows an orange background with a cartoon sketch of George wearing sunglasses.
January 15, 2023 | Sunday
8:00 PM
Cover Art image for George Lopez OMG Hi Comedy tour. photo shows an orange background with a cartoon sketch of George wearing sunglasses.

George Lopez’s multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, standup comedy, and late-night television.

Lopez can be seen in his Netflix original comedy special We’ll Do It For Half which premiered globally over  the summer. Last year Lopez was on tour nationwide for his stand-up comedy The Wall World. He also completed his tour for The Comedy Get Down, along with Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and Cedric the Entertainer. The comedians also debuted their BET scripted comedy series based on the tour.

Lopez has been featured in four HBO specials, The Wall in August 2017, It’s Not Me, It’s You in 2012, GRAMMY nominated Best Comedy Album Tall, Dark and Chicano in 2009, and America's Mexican in 2007. Lopez also performed as part of HBO and TBS's Comic Relief 2006. His acclaimed comedy concert, Why You Crying?, debuted on Showtime in 2004. He released his third standup CD, El Mas Chingon, in 2006, which also earned Lopez a GRAMMY nomination in the category of Best Comedy Album. In 2004, he was nominated for a GRAMMY in the same category for his CD Team Leader.

 

Plan Your Visit

Further information for this show will be provided 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. 
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Entry Requirements

*Face masks are encouraged.

 

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Jan 20 - Jan 21

Aretha: A Tribute - NC Symphony

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
Photo of Capathia Jenkins.
Jan 20-21
January 20 - 8:00 PM
January 21 - 3:00 PM
January 21 - 8:00 PM
Photo of Capathia Jenkins.

North Carolina Symphony

Lucas Waldin, conductor

Capathia Jenkins, vocals

Ryan Shaw, vocals

 

Join us for a tribute to Aretha Franklinfeaturing Broadway powerhouse Capathia Jenkins and Grammy-nominated R&B singer Ryan Shaw in a performance of Aretha’s one-of-a-kind hits including “Chain of Fools,” “Amazing Grace,” and “Respect.”

 

 

Plan Your Visit

Further information for this show will be provided 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. 
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Entry Requirements

*Face masks are encouraged.

 

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Jan 21 - Jan 22

Shen Yun Performing Arts

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
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Jan 21-22
January 21 - 2:00 PM
January 21 - 7:30 PM
January 22 - 2:00 PM
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Shen Yun invites you to travel back to the magical world of ancient China. Experience a lost culture through the incredible art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to life. Shen Yun makes this possible by pushing the boundaries of the performing arts, with a unique blend of stunning costuming, high-tech backdrops, and an orchestra like no other. Be prepared for a theatrical experience that will take your breath away!

*Children under 4 not allowed at this performance.

 

Plan Your Visit

Further information for this show will be provided 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. 
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Entry Requirements

*Face masks are encouraged.

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Jan 27 - Jan 28

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 - NC Symphony

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
Photo of conductor Lina González-Granados.
Jan 27-28
January 27 - 8:00 PM
January 28 - 8:00 PM
Photo of conductor Lina González-Granados.

North Carolina Symphony

Lina González-Granados, conductor

 

Coleridge-Taylor: Ballade in A Minor

Mozart: Symphony No. 38 “Prague”

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

 

Tchaikovsky explores fate, tragedy, and redemption in this popular symphony

 

Plan Your Visit

Further information for this show will be provided 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. 
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Entry Requirements

*Face masks are encouraged.

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Jan 27 - Jan 29

Mozart DON GIOVANNI - NC Opera

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
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Jan 27-29
January 27 - 7:30 PM
January 29 - 2:00 PM
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The devilishly charming Don Juan has seduced one woman too many, and on this day the tables are turned against him. Mozart’s masterpiece depicts one of the most memorable characters in all opera.

Featuring Lucia Cesaroni, Sylvia d’Eramo, Timothy Murray, Alex McKissick, and Zachary Nelson
Conducted by Joseph Mechavich, Directed by Brenna Corner

Performed in Italian with English supertitles.

 

Plan Your Visit

Further information for this show will be provided 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. 
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Entry Requirements

*Face masks are encouraged.

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Feb 2

Shangela - Fully Lit Tour

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
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February 2, 2023 | Thursday
8:00 PM
an image with a starry background performer Shangela is shown in the center their hair is pink and they are holding their left hand up which has a blue glove on it the text fully lit tour is at the top of the image in gold letters and below that the text Shangela Meymandi concert hall Raleigh, North Carolina November 1 is shown in white

In 2019, Shangela was recognized as part of the prestigious TIME 100 Next List and named one of “The Most Powerful Drag Queens in America” by New York Magazine.

 

Actor and Performer, D.J. Shangela” Pierce, can currently be seen starring as a co-host and producer of the Emmy-nominated HBO series Were Here.” Famous for his phrase “Halleloo,” Pierce has created a number of live drag shows combining his performance and comedy talents.

As Shangela, she has performed on six of the seven continents and is recognized as the first contestant to compete on three separate seasons of the Emmy award-winning reality series Rupaul's Drag Race.” Shangela has also guest starred on network television series including "Glee,” “The Mentalist,” “X-Files,” “A Black Lady Sketch Show” and Katy Keene” and has appeared in several feature films, including A Star Is Born with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.

Plan Your Visit

Further information for this show will be provided 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. 
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Entry Requirements

In the best interest of fans and staff, the Event Organizer will continue to monitor local COVID-19 trends and meet or exceed protocols mandated by local governments. By purchasing tickets to this event, unless prohibited by law, you agree to abide by the health and safety measures in effect at the time of the event, which may include, but not be limited to, wearing masks, providing proof of vaccination status and/or providing proof of negative COVID-19 test. Check back often for updates to your event venue website as guidelines are subject to change.

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