Weekend Picks: May 22-25th

Deep River Brewing Co.

Deep River Brewing ~ Clayton, NC

Thursday May 22nd

Latte Art Throwdon at HQ Raleigh
Triangle coffee fans gather this Thursday at 7pm at HQ Raleigh to watch a friendly competition between the Triangle’s best baristas as they celebrate the local coffee community and go head to head to see who can create the best latte art. Free to spectate, $5 to compete. Event Details

Ponysaurus Beer at Beer Study in Chapel Hill
You are  invited to stop by the Beer Study to learn about the brews of Ponysaurus with Brewmaster Keil Jansen, and to ponder what it means to brew the beers beer would drink if beer could drink beer. Event Details

Find Your Cool Free Jazz Concert in Durham’s CCB Plaza
The Gravy Boys (Country, roots rock, honky tonk, bluegrass) are putting on a Free show this Thursday 7-8:30 at CCB Plaza in Durham. Make sure you stop in The Parlour just down the street for some of the best ice cream in the Triangle! Event Details

Big Wheel Race in Downtown Raleigh
 Like the idea of adults racing on big wheels? The Flow Mini of Raleigh Big Wheels Downhill Monster Race at Natty Greene’s this Thursday at 6:30pm to benefit Action for Healthy Kids. After the race, the bar is offering drink specials. Awards given for race winners and best costumes. Sure to be good people watching! Event Details

Friday May 23rd

PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series
Watch the movie “Dirty Dancing” and music by the Nick River Band 5-10:30pm. For six Fridays this summer, the movie series is expected to attract over 6,000 attendees to City Plaza. This year, the movie series will feature films made in North Carolina. Prior to each movie, the event will host a variety of local food trucks, downtown restaurant offerings, and regional microbrew beer options. Event Details

Blues on the Plaza at Northgate Mall in Durham
Free Blues show 6-9pm by Jimi King Trio, Rocking Blues trio, specializing in danceable swinging Texas-style blues. This power trio from Raleigh features guitar, bass, drums and vocals, interweaving the sounds and styles of many of the great blues giants. (Food available for purchase from Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse and Deli-icous Food Truck; Beer available for purchase from Bull City Burger & Brewery) Event Details

Friday on the Porch at Carolina Inn
Vintage Jazz Band Tea Cup Gin will be putting on a Free show tonight in Chapel Hill. Fridays on the Front Porch (FOFP) is a popular end-of-the-work-week celebration that takes place every Friday from 5 PM until 8 PM. Tea Cup Gin will be performing tonight; delicious food, beer, wine will be offered, and enjoy our comfortable seating on the shady front porch and lawn. No cover charge or reservations required. Event Details

Saturday May 24th

NC Hops and Roots Festival
A family friendly festival Saturday & Sunday celebrating local craft breweries, vineyards, food, farms, and music. Takes place at Shakori hills in Pittsboro. Keep and eye out for Chapel Hill’s own Topo Distillery and their local spirits! Event Details

25th Annual Piedmont Car Show
Free outdoor car show celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Chevrolet. The Show will be at Lake Wheeler Park, 6404 Lake Wheeler Road in Raleigh.  Open Show to Cars & Trucks USA Makes 1990 or older.  Event Details

Sunday May 25th

Ornamentea PopUp Market
POP-UP Sunday is this Sunday from 12-5pm in the Ornamentea Parking Lot. The event provides local businesses, artists and the community a chance to mingle. This Sunday’s market will feature several artist vendors, Big Boss Beer, and Stuft food truck with their tasty gourmet stuffed potatoes. Always a fun time and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Event Details

Belgian Waffle Truck at Deep River Brewing Company in Clayton
Staying in town? Make the short drive down to Deep River Brewing Company in Clayton and enjoy a cold pint in their cool taproom. They have plenty of seating at the bar and at picnic tables outside where you can enjoy a belgian waffle from the new Belgain Waffology food truck this Sunday from 1-6pm!

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