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Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery
an image with a purple background that shows the words In the Moment a year through the arts in Wake County
Sep 28 - Dec 31
7:00 AM
an image with a purple background that shows the words In the Moment a year through the arts in Wake County

As Wake County’s 2019-2020 Artist in Residence, photographer Christopher Janaro captured moments illuminating the vibrance and diversity of Wake County's artistic landscape- predominantly through the lens of United Arts' support of the arts.

In The Moment is curated by Brandi Neuwirth and will run September 28- December 31, 2021.

The Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery can be accessed M-F 10am-2pm and during performance hours.

 

A photo from La Fiesta del Pueblo 2019. A Woman is shown in a white lace dress she has red earrings and is bending down dipping a paint brush into paint. Two young children are shown in the background getting their faces painted

A photo from Raleigh Little Theatre's Cinderella production. Two performers are shown seated against a light blue wall, they are both wearing  blue and yellow ballgowns and are turned talking to each other

Nov 20 - Jan 1

THE RINK presented by UNC Health

Other Location
Other Location
a light blue background with a large snowflake. the words the rink are in large black text and a logo of an ice skate is above the "k" the words November 20 - January 1 red hat amphitheater are below it as well as the UNC Health and ABC11 logo
November 20, 2021 - January 1, 2022
a light blue background with a large snowflake. the words the rink are in large black text and a logo of an ice skate is above the "k" the words November 20 - January 1 red hat amphitheater are below it as well as the UNC Health and ABC11 logo

Come enjoy the thrill of ice skating in a winter wonderland created in the heart of downtown Raleigh! THE RINK presented by UNC Health features a natural ice skating rink with stunning views of the Raleigh skyline.

Skater Admission: $11* includes skate rental

Non-Skater Admission: $6*

*taxes and fees may apply

Tickets are on sale now and are available for purchase at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts box office Monday through Friday 10am-2pm, online here, or by phone 1-800-982-2787.

Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Red Hat Amphitheater box office 30 minutes before gates open each day. 

 

More info here: redhatamphitheater.com/the-rink

Meymandi Concert Hall
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December 7, 2021 | Tuesday
7:30 PM
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The Triangle’s treasured holiday choral concert joyfully returns to Meymandi Concert Hall! Celebrate the season with favorites like Sleigh Ride, Ding! Dong! Merrily on High, Baby Please Come Home, and of course, Joy to the World. Featuring the 180-voice Symphonic Choir, Chamber Choir, full orchestra, and the Master Chorale’s newly established Youth Choir.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

*Face masks, proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, or negative Covid-19 PCR test completed within 72 hours prior to event required.

Dec 9 - Dec 12

Ira David Wood III’s A Christmas Carol

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
A photo of Ebenezer Scrooge in Theatre in the Park's A Christmas Carol. He is holding a cane and is surrounded by a group of towns people.
Dec 9-12
December 9 - 7:00 PM
December 10 - 7:00 PM
December 11 - 2:00 PM
December 11 - 7:00 PM
December 12 - 2:00 PM
A photo of Ebenezer Scrooge in Theatre in the Park's A Christmas Carol. He is holding a cane and is surrounded by a group of towns people.

A musical comedy adaptation of the Dickens classic. The show has been performed annually since 1974 and was named one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast." Cited as "one of the most successful shows in North Carolina theatre history," A Christmas Carol has enjoyed critically acclaimed tours to England and France.

With over one million people having experienced the magic of A Christmas Carol throughout the years, the show regularly sells out. A few of its honors include  being named one of the Top 20 Events In The Southeast, the Metro Ovation Award, the Triangle Arts & Entertainment Reader's Choice Award, Proclamations from the Mayor of Raleigh and the Governor of North Carolina, Proclamations from Compiegne, France and Kingston-Upon-Hull, England.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

*Face masks, proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, or negative Covid-19 PCR test completed within 72 hours prior to event required. 

Vaccination proof can include a physical card, photograph, or photocopy of a completed vaccination card. A negative COVID-19 test may be printed or a digital copy.

Children under the age of 12, who cannot currently get vaccinated, may show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance.

Dec 10 - Dec 11

Holiday Pops – North Carolina Symphony

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
A photo of a red ornament in a holiday tree. The ornament says North Carolina Symphony in white and is surrounded with music notes and snowflakes.
Dec 10-11
December 10 - 8:00 PM
December 11 - 3:00 PM
December 11 - 8:00 PM
A photo of a red ornament in a holiday tree. The ornament says North Carolina Symphony in white and is surrounded with music notes and snowflakes.

North Carolina Symphony

Conner Gray Covington, conductor

Yolanda Rabun, vocalist

 

A holiday tradition with the songs you know and love! At this festive performance, the Symphony welcomes a star vocalist to spread cheer with traditional favorites—sure to get you in the spirit of the season!

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

*Face masks, proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, or negative Covid-19 PCR test completed within 72 hours prior to event required.

Fletcher Opera Theater
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December 11, 2021 | Saturday
December 11 - 2:00 PM
December 11 - 6:00 PM
a photo of a ballerina she is wearing a pink dress and standing on one leg, behind her her partner has outstretched arms holding her hands. They are standing against a dark wooded backdrop

Storybook Tales, a delightful event for all ages. Featuring The Dancing Princess based on the Grimm’s fairy tale, The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Fairy Doll, an old world ballet about a magical toymaker and her apprentice whose dolls come to life. 

Entry Requirements

*Face masks, and all audience members 12 years of age and older required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, or negative Covid-19 test completed within 72 hours prior to event required.

Dec 12 - Dec 13

The Raleigh Ringers Holiday Concerts

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
A photo showing 15 bell ringers standing with their instruments behind tables. They are all facing the camera and there is one conductor with his back towards the camera. The words The Raleigh Ringers Holiday Concerts are displayed across the image in white text
Dec 12-13
December 12 - 4:00 PM
December 13 - 7:30 PM
A photo showing 15 bell ringers standing with their instruments behind tables. They are all facing the camera and there is one conductor with his back towards the camera. The words The Raleigh Ringers Holiday Concerts are displayed across the image in white text

There’s no better way to ring in the holidays than by joining The Raleigh Ringers for their annual holiday concerts at the Meymandi Concert Hall 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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

*Face masks required

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 - 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 - 7:00 PM
December 24 - 11:00 AM
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

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

*Face masks, proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, or negative Covid-19 PCR test completed within 72 hours prior to event required for all audience members 3 years of age and older.

 

Fletcher Opera Theater
Ballerina holding a nutcracker dancing in a winter wonderland. Text reads: The Nutcracker, Sat. December 18th 1pm and 6pm. Presented by The international Baller Company
December 18, 2021 | Saturday
December 18 - 1:00 PM
December 18 - 6:00 PM
Ballerina holding a nutcracker dancing in a winter wonderland. Text reads: The Nutcracker, Sat. December 18th 1pm and 6pm. Presented by The international Baller Company

Bask in the glow of a timeless holiday tradition and join Clara on her whimsical journey. Children of all ages will be mesmerized as Clara helps her Nutcracker Prince defeat the Rat Queen and travel to the land of sweets! Share an unforgettable moment with loved ones during this special holiday time. 

 

Ticket links for showings:

1:00 PM: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2D005B68DB324F38

6:00 PM: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/2D005B68DB344F3C

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

*Face masks are required.

Dec 18

Taylor Tomlinson

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
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December 18, 2021 | Saturday
December 18 - 7:00 PM
December 18 - 9:30 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.” 

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

*Face masks are required.

Dec 29

Damien Escobar

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
an image of Damien Escobar the image is white and black and he is wearing a blazer holding a violin smiling with his head slightly cocked back and eyes closed. The words DAMIEN ESCOBAR in 25 days of christmas dec 29 8pm are to his left with a swish or gold behind him
December 29, 2021 | Wednesday
8:00 PM
an image of Damien Escobar the image is white and black and he is wearing a blazer holding a violin smiling with his head slightly cocked back and eyes closed. The words DAMIEN ESCOBAR in 25 days of christmas dec 29 8pm are to his left with a swish or gold behind him

Musician. Entrepreneur. Philanthropist. Humanitarian. Damien Escobar bears many titles and puts no limits on what more he can achieve, making him one of the most prolific figures hailing from Jamaica, Queens. The Emmy-winning, NAACP Image Award nominee, possesses a nearly two-decade-spanning resume that includes billboard chart-topping albums, sold-out global tours, collaborations with music legends, and more — an inspirational success story that started with Escobar playing his violin on NYC subways. Proving his hustle, drive, passion and unquestionable talent, are the pillars that hold up his ever-expanding brand.

Damien’s energetic live performances feature a wide range of “cross-over” musical styles consisting of a mix of classical, jazz, pop, R&B, and hip hop. His eclectic use of genres creates a sound that embraces the traditions of jazz and classical music as much as it highlights his singular innovation as an artist, and his desire to explore beyond the boundaries of the sonically mainstream. There is something in Damien’s music for everyone, and it is truly best enjoyed live. 

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

*Masks, proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, or negative Covid-19 PCR test completed within 72 hours prior to event required.

Dec 31 - Jan 1

Shen Yun Performing Arts

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
An image with a purple background a woman is shown in the center jumping with both legs extended outward and her arms above her head she is wearing a long flowy dress. the words Shen Yun 2021-2022 china before communism are below her in white text
December 31, 2021 - January 1, 2022
December 31 - 7:30 PM
January 1 - 2:00 PM
January 1 - 7:30 PM
An image with a purple background a woman is shown in the center jumping with both legs extended outward and her arms above her head she is wearing a long flowy dress. the words Shen Yun 2021-2022 china before communism are below her in white text

Shen Yun Performing Arts is the world's premier classical Chinese dance and music company, established in New York in 2006. It performs classical Chinese dance, ethnic and folk dance, and story-based dance, with orchestral accompaniment and solo performers. For 5,000 years, divine culture flourished in the land of China. Through breathtaking music and dance, Shen Yun is reviving this glorious culture. Shen Yun, or 神韻, can be translated as: “The beauty of divine beings dancing.”

A Heavenly Gift

The culture of ancient China was divinely inspired.
Shen Yun’s works reflect this rich spiritual heritage...

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!
 

*Please note Children under 4 are not admitted.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

*Face masks are required.

Jan 7

Carolina Gospel Jubilee - PineCone

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
A Photo of The Glorifying Vines Sisters - Alice Vines, Dorothy Vines Daniels, Audrey Vines, and Mattie Vines Harper
January 7, 2022 | Friday
7:30 PM
A Photo of The Glorifying Vines Sisters - Alice Vines, Dorothy Vines Daniels, Audrey Vines, and Mattie Vines Harper

Carolina Gospel Jubilee
Featuring The Glorifying Vines Sisters, Jared L. Payton & The Voices, and William Ritter & Sarah Ogletree
The gospel music traditions in North and South Carolina have uplifted families and communities for generations. From string band to quartet to full-on funk, it’s impossible not to shake, shimmy, and smile while listening to this music. PineCone’s Carolina Gospel Jubilee will be a joyful night of music.

 
The Glorifying Vines Sisters - Alice Vines, Dorothy Vines Daniels, Audrey Vines, and Mattie Vines Harper - are musical matriarchs of Eastern North Carolina. Since 1958, the group has been tearing up the road and tearing up every venue they visit. Jared L Payton & The Voices are an award-winning ensemble from the Cumberland County area who will celebrate their 10th anniversary together in 2022! William Ritter and Sarah Ogletree have been making music together for most of the last decade. Among his many accomplishments, multi-instrumentalist William received the 2019-2020 In These Mountains Apprenticeship grant to study under renowned ballad singer Bobby McMillon. Sarah has been playing fiddle since she was 8, and she earned her Masters of Divinity at Wake Forest University.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

*Face masks, proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, or negative Covid-19 PCR test completed within 72 hours prior to event required.