The month of February is starting off with a busy weekend. Here are my top picks of things to check out for the weekend of February 5th through the 7th.
Olympic Trials Send off at Runologie
Meet Raleigh’s 2016 United States Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifiers this Friday, February 5th at Runologie. Sir Walter Running will co-host a First Friday reception/send off, which will be held from 6-8 pm, with a “Question and Answer” panel with the athletes starting at 7pm. Trophy Brewing will provide beverages and Pat Price will have his Prefon (Peach) Saison to sample. Details here.
Artist Opening for Ben Night Art at Rebus Works in Raleigh
Rebus Works is proud to present new works by artist Ben Knight. Join them and Knight for his First Friday Raleigh opening of unique, vibrant paintings on Friday, February 5 from 6 to 9pm. Please note Knight’s work will be on display for First Friday and during the The Saturday Market at Rebus Works only. They will also have beer from Fullsteam Brewery and the Cockadoodlemoo Truck. Details here.
Krispy Kreme Challenge
The Krispy Kreme Challenge starts at 8:30am Saturday with a 2.5 mile run from the NC State Bell Tower on Hillsborough Street to the Krispy Kreme store at the intersection of Peace & Person Street in downtown Raleigh. Once there runners eat a dozen original glazed Krispy Kreme donuts and then run 2.5 miles back to the Bell Tower – all in under one hour. Come out and cheer on the runners!
Patchwork Market at Fullsteam
The Patchwork Market is a monthly market with makers and vintage vendors. The market is held the first Saturday of the each month from 12-4 PM at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham. Local makers and vintage vendors will come together to create a unique shopping experience with a diverse selection of high quality and original goods.
Beauty Operators & Bulltown Strutters Play Motorco
Mardi Gras is next Tuesday, but on Saturday Night The Beauty Operators & Bulltown Strutters kick things off with “Samedi Gras“. Samedi is the Fat Saturday, if you will, on the Saturday before the big Mardi Gras celebration. Music starts at 8pm w/ $10 cover.
Big Boss Run Club
My Favorite brewery supported run club meets all winter long at Big Boss Brewery each Sunday at noon. Multiple distance options and all runners are welcome. This weekend they will have the Arepa Culture Food Truck. An Ambassador from the All American Marathon will also be on hand to share news about the upcoming race in Fayetteville on April 3rd.
Super Bowl Sunday at Breweries
Check out my post from yesterday sharing my pics of five great local breweries hosting Super Bowl Parties.
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Kevin Duval, who put on a spectacular exhibition of kinetic art last September at 311 Gallery, 311 West Martin Street, is back with his latest colorful and moving creations: Shaping Time. You start the kinetic wall art pieces moving and they continue in intricate, ever-changing patterns. More colorful and more medium-sized pieces are available this year. This show is guaranteed to put a grin on your face. Videos of last year’s works are on the 311 Gallery Facebook page.
Thursdays-Saturdays 11:30 to 4:00 March 3-26
First Friday March 4 Opening Reception 6:00 to 9:45pm