Things to Do: March 2024

1. Carolina Ballet is excited to embark on a new world-premiere ballet set to the story of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, featuring live music with a new score from composer Aaron Severini. With brand-new sets and costumes, this is The Little Mermaid like you’ve never seen it before! March 7–24. A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh.

2. Don’t forget to wear green at this year’s Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival! Following the parade there will be food, live music, Celtic-inspired arts and crafts, traditional Irish dance, and child-friendly activities on Leprechaun Lane. Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m.

3. The North Carolina Museum of Art is hosting Art in Bloom, a perennial favorite among visitors, showcasing stunning floral designs based on existing artwork within the museum. Proceeds from the event will support museum programming and exhibitions and benefit the NCMA Foundation, Inc. Wednesday–Sunday, March 13–17, hours vary by day. $30 members, $33 nonmembers. 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.

4. Lace up your running shoes for the 14th Tobacco Road Marathon and Half Marathon! The full marathon features over 20 miles of the American Tobacco Trail, and the remainder of the course is flat and fast with a downhill finish. Sunday, March 17, 7 a.m. 200 Brooks Park Lane, Cary.

5. See some of your favorite WWE Superstars in person as WWE Monday Night RAW returns to Raleigh! Monday, March 18, 7:30 p.m. PNC Arena.

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