This Weekend’s Picks! April 26-28th

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This weekend is absolutely packed with outdoor events! From beer festivals and food truck rodeos in Raleigh to live music in Wake Forest! See below for my top picks for things to do this weekend in the Triangle. Have a tip or suggestion for next week? Send me an email at TriangleExplorer@gmail.com.

Friday April 26th

“Flash Food Truck Friday” at Rebus Works
Rebus Works is hosting a Flash Food Truck Friday at the gallery this week. It is to promote the presence of 3 huge Food Truck Rodeos that will be happening in downtown Raleigh throughout the summer. This event will feature beer from Foothills Brewery and Raleigh Brewery, a DJ spinning tunes, and four awesome local food trucks (including two new ones! (D Burritos, Baton Rouge Cuisine, Captain Poncho’s Tacos, Hibachi Express).

When: Friday 6-9pm
Where:  Rebus Works, 301 Kinsey Street – Downtown Raleigh
More Info: website

Saturday April 27th

Day One Pop Up Restaurant – This Week: Vegan Menu!
Day One is a pop-up restaurant that takes over Ninth Street Bakery once a week, Saturday nights, from 5:30PM-11PM. Seating is first-come, first-served. The menu this Saturday will be a  “Southern Soul” Vegan theme. The menu will include Vegan Mac and Cheese, Hoppin’ John Salad with Tabasco Vinaigrette, “Chicken-Fried” Tofu, Mashed Potatoes, Smoked Collards with 2 Gravies, Apple Cobbler, Agave Sweet Tea, Mango Juice, Beer. As a special treat, Southern Folklife musicologists Jason Perlmutter and Josh Davis are contributing a DJ mix of exclusively rare soul tunes that were recorded/produced right here in Durham.

When: Saturday 5:30-11pm
Where: 136 E. Chapel Hill Street, Durham
More Info: website

Piedmont Farm Tour (Sat/Sun)
Come learn about the Triangle’s local and organic farm & food scene. Meet local farmers & tour their farms! Load up a car with your friends and family, choose the farms you’d like to visit on the map or brochure below and get out in the countryside! The tour is self-guided and farms and sites are located throughout the Triangle in Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Orange, and Person counties. Visit any farm in any order.

When: Saturday & Sunday 1-5pm
Where: Various Farms (See Website)
Cost: $25 per car / $30 day of tour
More Info: website

Brewgaloo
Shop Local Raleigh  presents their second annual Brewgaloo local beer festival in downtown Raleigh’s City Plaza. Brewgaloo 2013 will feature 25 craft breweries from North Carolina including several favorites from right here in the Triangle.  There will also be 14 local food truckson hand to feed the hungry crowd and live music  provided on two stage from 8 different local bands.

When: Saturday 3-9pm
Where: Raleigh City Plaza, Downtown Raleigh
Cost: Free Admission / Beer tokens $5
More Info: website

Festival of Legends (Sat/Sun)
North Carolina’s newest fantasy faire, the Festival of Legends returns April 27-28 2013 to Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, NC! Come frolic with all manner of creatures mythical and enjoy fine mead and beer while a host of extraordinary entertainers performs on  stage; peruse unique artist’s creations and dance to the beat of tribal drums! It will be a party retold in stories for a long time to come!

When: Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm
Cost: see website
Where: One Storybook Lane, Chapel Hill, NC
More Info: website

Sunday April 28th

Children of the Horn – Wake Forest Six Sundays Music Series
Bring the kids, friends, a picnic, and a blanket! Town of Wake Forest, the Six Sundays in Spring concert series returns for 2013 on consecutive Sundays from April 28 through June 2. This week’s headlining band is Children of the Horn (Soul/Funk with horns!). These FREE concerts are held at E. Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater. Opening bands starting at 3 pm, with the main acts starting at 5 pm and ending at 7 pm. Food vendors will there include VFW food trailer, the Lemon TreeSweet Traditions by LeAne (cupcakes) and Lumpy’s Ice Cream!

When: Sunday 3-7pm
Where: E. Carrol Joyner Park,  701 Harris Road, Wake Forest
More Info: website

Help Give These Two Local Businesses a Kick Start!
These two great local businesses in Raleigh and Durham have initiated Kickstarter campaigns to help raise funds make their visions a reality and on the ground and running. Check out their kickstarter websites (listed below) for more information!

The Market – Restaurant, Grocer, Caterer – The Market is moving into a new location and expanding the vision. They needs the communities help to bring fresh produce/prepared foods (grocery), restaurant and catering services utilizing locally based suppliers, an in-house butcher featuring humanly raised meats, and other basic sundries to downtown Raleigh. Visit their Kickstarter Page to learn more about their vision and how you can help!

Rose’s Meat Market & Sweet Shop – Justin & Katie moved here with a dream of opening a whole animal butcher and pastry shop in downtown Durham. Check out their  Kickstarter Page to learn more how you can help make this happen! 

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2 responses to “This Weekend’s Picks! April 26-28th

  1. John, thank you for the community service you’re providing with these great posts. The Piedmont Farm Tour is a favorite of ours. We sell Herb Haven’s Herbal Teas in our Pitsboro General Store.

    Thank you also for your kind mention of the Royal Baby Shower event to benefit Family Violence and Rape Crisis Services. We appreciated your support.

    • Greg,
      Thanks for your kind words! I really appreciate it! I’m all about getting the word out about great local events. I don’t make it to Pittsboro as often as I would like, but I hope to “explore” your General Store soon! Thanks for checking out my blog! 🙂

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