Things To Do In Raleigh

Up to 53% Off Party Admission

Pink Pumps

Raleigh

$20 $10

Guests shop from local businesswomen during three-hour party, with proceeds donated to charity

Up to 62% Off One Month of Boot Camp

D1 Sports Training

Umstead

$180 $69

Trained coaches push participants to build strength and endurance through metabolic training, resistance exercises, and circuit training

Up to 50% Off Movie for Two

Raleighwood Cinema Grill

North Raleigh

$11 $5.50

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Upscale cinema serves dinner, appetizers, beer, and wine brought to tables by friendly staff during mid- and second-run films

Up to 50% Off Handgun-Safety Course

FTA Firearms Inc.

On Location

$125 $65

Comprehensive, 12-hour handgun course covers NC gun laws and marksmanship fundamentals during two classroom sessions and one range session

The Little Gym – Up to 56% Off Membership Packages 

The Little Gym of North Raleigh/Wake Forest

North Raleigh

$114 $50

Children aged 4 months to 12 years participate in fun and creative classes or birthday parties with activities

Up to 58% Off a Party or a Visit and Drinks

Monkey Joe's

Northwest Raleigh

$11.99 $6

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Partygoers or playmates enjoy Indoor playground with slides, obstacle courses, bounce houses, and separate toddler play area playground

Pump It Up - 43% Off Open Bounce Sessions

Pump It Up

Raleigh

$7 $4

Inflatable playground of bounce houses, tall slides, obstacle courses, and cyclone blasters; open play sessions held throughout the week

Up to 55% Off Roller-Skating in Clayton

Interskate Roller Skating

Raleigh

$26 $14

Roller Skaters glide around indoor rink on rented skates and sate appetites with sodas & pizza at family-owned facility

Up to 54% Off at ClayCreate Pottery Studio

ClayCreate Pottery Studio

Northeast Raleigh

$140 $65

Intro and advanced lessons on sculpting pottery pieces or throwing them on the potter's wheel; kids' birthday party includes all supplies

Up to 53% Off at Carolina Elite Football

Carolina Elite Football

New Life Camp

$195 $95

Football players learn fundamentals of position skills, running routes, and defensive moves; includes daily workout and leadership drills

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 57% Off Jewelry-Making Class

Ornamentea

Central Raleigh

$88 $44

Pre-made kits contain pieces and materials that students use to create accessories during a 2.5-hour class; beading party in private room

Up to 53% Raleigh Fitathlon Challenge

Raleigh Fitathlon Challenge

Carriage Farm

$89 $49

5K run includes almost any activity imaginable, from monkey bars and climbing walls to tire flips, agility tests, and push-ups

New Edition – Up to 52% Off R&B

New Edition

Red Hat Amphitheater

$66.50 $32

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Original members of famed R&B sextet—Bobby Brown, Bell Biv Devoe, Ralph Tresvant, and Johnny Gill—reunite for hits and dance moves

40% Off at Historic Oakwood Cemetery and Mausoleum

Historic Oakwood Cemetery and Mausoleum

Central Raleigh

$10 $6

Historic cemetery and mausoleum offers tours for glimpse into past; available for Civil War, historic, or Love on the Rocks tours

Up to 71% Off Camp or Classes at Elite Cheer and Dance

Elite Cheer and Dance

South East Raleigh

$169 $49

Kids build fitness and friendships with cheer, dance, or tumble classes; week-long camps give a sample of each activity

Up to 88% Off Women's Fitness Classes

Ladies Fitness & Wellness

North Raleigh

$150 $20

Schedule packed with 140+ monthly classes engages women with yoga, Zumba, spinning, and weightlifting in a bright, spacious facility

Up to 51% Off at Barre Up

Barre Up

Raleigh

$70 $35

Experienced instructors lead students in barre fitness classes, helping them carve lean, dancer-like physiques

Half Off Fitness Classes

NBS Gym

East Raleigh

$120 $60

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The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students’ inner Rembrandts and Van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.

137 South Wilmington Street
Raleigh,
NC
US

Kidz-N-Play's indoor-play facility enthralls youngsters with its plethora of educational and recreational toys, structures, and activities. The masterminds behind the playground flank their moon bounce with two slides and a spacious jumping area, and crowd a large table with a wooden-train set. Their lego table gives kids a chance to practice building skills or explore a policy of aggressive economic expansion. A dance area equipped with Just Dance Kids for Xbox Kinect eliminates calories during lengthy boogying sessions, and a toddler play area sets tots on a foam-cushioned floor awash in age-appropriate toys. When designing the indoor playground, the owners didn't forget about parent and guardian visitors and equipped a seating area overlooking the playrooms with free WiFi and televisions.

2431 Spring Forest Road
Raleigh,
NC
US

The North Carolina Opera's debut concert encompasses classic selections of arias, duets, and instrumentals from Puccini, Verdi, and Tchaikovsky, as well as other composers, along with a splash of contemporary sound-seasonings: well-known zarzuela hits and some rousing numbers from Broadway's Great White Way. Operatic numbers feature Sandra Lopez, soprano; Nelson Martinez, baritone; and Todd Robinson, bass. The full orchestra is conducted by artistic director and conductor Timothy Myers, who leads the starlit aural frolicking with grace, style, and Teddy Roosevelt's proverbial big stick. Broadway fans and opera aficionados will be surprised at how recognizable many of their alter egos' favorites are, and all-genre music junkies can get three kinds of fix at the same time. The program is dynamic, with all three styles of orchestral expression mixed together, eliminating auditory ruts and avoiding the unpleasantness of groove recalibration.

2110 Blue Ridge Rd
Raleigh,
NC
US

Atop Raleigh Center Ice’s freshly zambonied rink, skaters zip and twirl through nearly daily public-skating sessions. After lacing up the provided rental skates or strapping ice cubes to sneakers, guests can glide over the frost-encrusted Carolina Hurricanes’ logo, jettisoning down the length of the NHL–level rink. Ice jockeys of all levels can fly across the ice in tandem or barrel toward figure skaters in synchronized quartets almost any day of the week, practicing snowplow stops or full-chested hockey slams. The recently remodeled rink aims to accommodate the youth hockey groups and freelance skaters of the community, and boasts a lofty new lobby complete with plans for a pro shop and sports grill.

912 Hodges Street
Raleigh,
NC
US

The resourceful staff at The Collectors Gallery, the sister-store of The Mahler, scours the corners of North Carolina for finely wrought jewelry, ceramics, and sculptures crafted by a slew of talented artists. Stock kitchen cabinets with kaleidoscopically glazed, hand-tossed tea bowls ($20 each) or one of Ken Sedberry's petite pitchers, the perfect size for containing cream or syrup ($40). AraLeigh earrings by Leigh Griffin Harris come in numerous styles that include smoky quartz, black pearls, and orange agate ($25), and Tiffany Coley's enamel-heart necklace makes a great forget-me-not for your favorite person or internal organ ($36).

443 Fayetteville St
Raleigh,
NC
US

In 1995, a group of families with children struck by CDH came together to form Cherubs, an organization designed to provide support and information to those touched by the condition. CDH, or congenital diaphragmatic hernia, is a rare condition that causes a malformation in a gestating fetus's diaphragm. The diaphragm either forms with holes or doesn't form at all, allowing the abdominal organs into the chest cavity and hindering the growth of the lungs. Roughly 50% of babies born with this heartbreaking condition don't survive, and those who do survive suffer from numerous and costly medical issues. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Cherubs helps families—more than 4,300 across the world, at current count—understand and persevere through the issues of CDH, while supporting efforts to find the cause and develop treatments for the condition.

One of the ways they achieve this is through their annual Masquerading Angels Ball, a formal event punctuated by elegant masks, live music, and plenty of libations. There, tuxedoed men and gowned women savor gourmet appetizers and cocktails from a cash bar as they play poker and blackjack at casino tables, all in an effort to fight a tragic children's medical condition.

2201 Wakefield Plantation Drive
Raleigh,
NC
US