What’s happening this week? Nov. 26th – Dec. 2nd

There certainly are a lot of fun things going on in the Triangle these days. Here is a quick list of interesting activites going on in the next seven days. If you have an event you would like to share, please send me an email. My goal is to highlight events each week related to local arts, music, entertainment, and food.

10th Annual Gingerbread Benefit – Cary

Thursday November 29th, Triangle Family Services will host its 10th Annual Gingerbread Benefit at the Umstead Hotel & Spa in Cary. Chefs from all over the Triangle will create and donate elaborately built gingerbread homes, which will be auctioned off at the end of the night. The evening will also include holiday music, drinks, desserts and savory delicacies prepared by the Umstead’s top chefs.

MS Benefit at Motorco Music Hall Featuring  Mandolin Orange – Durham
Friday November 30th,  Live music at Motorco Music Hall to help raise funds to battle Multiple Sclerosis.  Featured bands: Mandolin Orange, Magnolia Collective, and the Dogwoods. Cost is $10 advance / $12 at door. All proceeds go to the Eastern NC Multiple Sclerosis Society. Show starts at 9:00pm but starting at 5:30pm there will be festivities in the Motorco Garage and the patio area including a bicycle and gear giveaway, free basic bike tuneups, bicycle fun races, food trucks, and acoustic music.

Neomonde Cafe & Market One Year Anniversary Celebration – North Raleigh
Saturday December 1st, join the folks at Neomonde Cafe, one of my favorite restaurants in Raleigh, celebrate their first anniversary at their North Raleigh (Strickland Road) location.

10am-2pm Live Bakery Demonstration by Chef Benjamin
11am-2pm Fairy hair, Henna, & Facepaint by Sparkle Body Arts
11am-2pm Live Christmas Music Outside by the Noted Artists Band
11am-2pm Honey Sampling by the Terrible Creek Beekeepers
2pm-3pm Lebanese Cooking Demonstration by Yvonne Majlaton
3pm-4pm Food Sampling with Mounir
6pm-9pm Live Middle Eastern Music and Dancing
6pm-9pm Wine Sampling by Ararat Import Export Company

Outsiders Art Gallery Holiday Open House – Durham
Saturday December 1st, kick off your holiday by checking out the Outsiders Art Gallery Holiday Open House featuring art,  food, dancing, shopping, and an amazing raffle!

Mark your calendars for a fun-filled afternoon of:
– free sampler dance classes
– hot cider and cake pops at Hummingbird Bakery
– 10% off artwork Outsiders Annex Gallery
– discounts on selected items at STeP shoe boutique
– an incredible raffle giveaway!

Boylan Heights Artwalk – Downtown Raleigh
Sunday December 2nd, The 20th Annual Boylan Heights ArtWalk returns to the historic Boylan Heights neighborhood in downtown Raleigh.  Over a hundred artists and craftspeople will sell a wide range of glasswork, metalwork, woodwork, textiles and clothing, ceramics, drawings, photography, and painting from the neighborhood’s porches, yards, and sidewalks. Admission is free. Food will be available throughout the day, including burritos (vegetarian and meat), pulled pork, wraps, and more.

As part of  The Art Walk  Rebus Works will be hosting food trucks American MeltdownCaptain Poncho’s Tacos and Sarge’s Chef on Wheels this Sunday from noon to 5pm.


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