Weekend Picks: February 3rd – 5th


Trombone Player Terry Hsieh & his Quintet Play Beyu Cafe Friday Night
(Photo courtesy Terry Hsieh Music)

Here’s a quick guide to my top five things to check out this weekend. Have a suggestion for next week? Feel free to shoot me an email at triangleexplorer (at) gmail (dot) com, or leave a comment below. Happy Exploring!


Check out Google Fiber Space in Raleigh
The new Google’s Fiber Space opened in downtown Raleigh this week at 518 West Jones Street. A community event will take place there tonight as part of Raleigh’s First Friday monthly celebration. In honor of the local artist community and to kick off Black History Month, Google Fiber will unveil the latest addition to Raleigh’s mural scene, created by Victor Knight, III, as well as some of his other works. Music for the evening will be  provided by 9th Wonder. Event is free and open to the public.

Live Music w/ Trombonist Terry Hsieh at Beyu Cafe
I do love a good quintet, especially when it includes a terrific trombone and trumper player! Tonight trombonist Terry Hsieh returns to Beyu Caffe for an evening of historical, original and arranged music, featuring his quintet. He is joined by Al Strong on trumpet and flugelhorn, Tyler Leak on drums, Kenny Phelps-Mckeown on bass, and Russell Favret on guitar. Sets at 7 PM and 9 PM. Cover is $13


PICNIC One Year Anniversary Celebration
PICNIC, a whole hog barbecue restaurant in Durham, will celebrate its one year anniversary this weekend with a pig pickin’ on Saturday with $4 Barbecue Sandwiches. There will also be live music from Counterclockwise String Band and $4 beers from Ponysaurus Brewing. Celebration kicks off at 11 a.m.

Krispy Kreme Challenge
This Saturday few thousand people try to run 5 miles and eat 12 donuts in under 1 hour as part of the 13th Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge. It’s always fun to go out and cheer them on along the course. Runners start at the N.C. State Belltower and then run to the Krispy Kreme on Peace Street – and back. You are sure to see some fun running costumes on display. Race begins at 8am.


Super Bowl Parties
Sunday is all about watching the Super Bowl. I usually watch the game at home but if you are looking to go out to watch the game with friends while enjoying some great local beer I recommend catching it at Ponysaurus BreweryFullsteam Brewery, or Big Boss Brewery.

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