The week ahead: Lion King, Cory Band
Posted February 15, 2016
Updated February 16, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — Our picks to get you through the workweek:
Head to Kings Barcade for the Love Hangover show tonight. Artists from different bands will be paired together to share songs of love, lost love, love in limbo and more. Tickets are $8 at the door.
The Cory Band, one of the oldest and best known brass bands in the world, will be playing a special show at Meymandi Concert Hall tonight. Dubbed "Out of This World," the show will feature songs from films including "Star Wars" and "2001: A Space Odyssey."
Bryson Tiller started out as a sensation on Soundcloud. The rapper and hip hop artist has even gotten shout outs from Timabland and Drake. See him perform tonight at The Ritz in Raleigh. Tickets are $25.
The Tony Award winning musical the Lion King opens tonight at DPAC. This spectacular show has dates through March.
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the film Pretty in Pink. The 1986 classic will be screened at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Regal theaters at Brier Creek, Crossroads and North Hills.
Breaking Benjamin will play unplugged show at The Ritz tonight. Tickets are $35. This is a makeup date. The original show was postponed.
Moogfest and Art of Cool have teamed up for a great night of live music at The Pinhook in Durham. Trandle, Shirlette Ammons, Zoocrü and DJ Mic Check are on the bill. Admission is $5 at the door or free if you RSVP.
TAO: The Martial Art of Drumming will bring traditional Japanese drumming and innovative choreography to Carolina Theatre of Durham. The group has been playing sold out shows across the world.
Also tonight, Big Head Todd and the Monsters play The Ritz. Tickets are $25.
Contemporary a cappella music is sweeping the nation. See the Durham Academy’s annual A Cappella Jam tonight at Carolina Theatre of Durham. The show will help raise money for WISER, an organization founded at Duke that works to improve the lives of women in the Muhuru Bay area of Kenya.
Also, Academy Award-nominated Lucy Alibar, whose stage play was adapted into the award-winning film Beasts of the Southern Wild, reads from her latest work - a tale of a man, his family and his burnpile - at UNC Chapel Hill's Memorial Hall tonight.
Get more picks for this month on our Best Bets Calendar.