So the cooler weather this week has a lot of people thinking of Fall, but it is still summer in the Triangle and there are plenty of fun things going on this weekend. My picks this week range from a late summer baseball game, to live music, classic cars, and a gluten free food expo. Honestly, there is so much going on the next few days you shouldn’t have a trouble keeping busy. Here are my picks for things to check out. Have fun exploring!
Friday August 16h
Beauty Operators at Casbah Bar in Durham
Great music and fun with an all ladies band playing rock, blues, and funk this Friday at the Casbah in Durham.
“Art in the Evening” NCMA Museum
Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with a glass of wine and live music. Lobby-turned-lounge in the new West Building is a great place to kick off the weekend!
Comedy Show at Sola Coffee
Looking for a clean comedy show the entire family can enjoy? Check out the Sola Coffee this Friday night at 7pm for Mick McKenna’s All Clean Comedy Club. Sola has also rolled out a new weekend evening menu featuring Neapolitan Pizza, cheese plates, bruschetta, and now offers select local craft beers and Italian wines Thur-Sat after 5pm.
Carolina Mudcats Baseball and Friday Night Fireworks
Mudcats vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Catch some fun minor league baseball at Five County Stadium in Zebulon. Free Fireworks show after the game on Fridays!
Saturday August 17th
Gluten & Allergen Free & Wellness Event
The second annual Raleigh/Durham Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event at the Durham Convention Center is this Saturday from 10am-4pm. Event is open to the community, and caters to those who avoid multiple allergens, such as gluten, dairy, soy, nuts, grains, etc. Admission is $10 per adult; kids 13 and under are free, and college students receive $3 off admission with student identification.
Fullsteam Brewery 3rd Anniversary Party
Fullsteam is turning three and they are celebrating with the community. Expect music, food trucks, costume contests, featured NC food products, and of course great beer! Celebration runs from noon-2am. Check their facebook page below for more details & updates!
Wrecked Raleigh w/ Author & Blogger Jeff Goins
Well known author and blogger Jeff Goins gives a two part talk for aspiring writers. “Startin from scratch: How to build a powerful platform with words, passion, and people” and “How your story can change the workd”. Event is being hosted by Help OneNow. Registration still open. Space is limited.
Mordecai Market Downtown Raleigh
Mordecai Market features handpicked local artists and artisans presenting handmade arts and crafts as well as food trucks. The Market takes place in the Person Street area off Pace Street as well as in front of the Anson Howard Hair Salon at 711 North Person Street in Raleigh from 9:00 am to 1:00pm one Saturday a month beginning in June.
Live Music w/ Chris Titchner at Sola Coffee
Chris Titchner returns to Sola Coffee this Saturday night at 7:30 with his acoustic guitar & lyric-driven tunes. Yes, I have Sola on my pick list twice, but that’s because it is such a great place & Chris is a fantastic local musician. I highly recommend you catch him perform.
Sunday August 18th
Ackland Art Museum – Outside Music
This Sunday, enjoy music outside the galleries, on the steps of the Ackland Art Museum. Local rock trio Supercollider will share their signature “gnarl-pop” sound through a mix of original tunes and cover songs. Supercollider is Chris Reali (guitar, vocals), John Brackett (drums), and Allison Portnow (bass–but better known as the Ackland’s Public Programs Manager).
Ornamentea PopUp Market
POP-UP Sunday is a monthly event that gives local businesses, artists and the community a chance to mingle. This Sunday’s market will feature several artist vendors, Aviator Beer, Food Trucks, and Down To Earth Aerials for an aerial silks demonstration that will leave you breathless.
Carolina Classics Car Show (Saturday & Sunday)
The Fourth Annual Carolina Classics at the Capital runs Saturday through Sunday at the Raleigh Convention Center. Featuring the Southeast’s largest indoor car show. Activities will include Ford Model T assembly demonstrations, Capital Auto Group’s “Modern Muscle” display, dozens of vendors, and more.
Chirba Chirba Food Truck at Cliff’s Meat Market in Carrboro
Sunday is Dumpling Day in Carrboro! You don’t need to wait until the next food truck rodeo to try these amazing dumplings from one of the Triangle’s most popular food trucks. You can find the Chirba Chirba truck parked at Cliff’s Meat Market on Main Street in Carrboro this Sunday from noon-8pm! Make it a Sunday tradition!