Weekend Picks: May 12th – 14th


Reginald Cyntje peforms at Beyu Caffe this Friday Night
(Photo courtesy reginaldcyntje.com)

The weather is little iffy this weekend, but I’m hoping things hold off and don’t interfere with weekend plans too much. Here are my top picks for things to check out this weekend.

Friday – May 12th

Music at Beyu Caffe in Durham
Reginald Cyntje is a trombonist, educator, producer, and composer. On Friday night you can catch him at Beyu Caffe for either a 7pm and 9pm show. Reginald’s music is a combination of tradition and calypso style jazz influenced by the Caribbean music he heard growing up in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the social-justice missions that are a part of his persona, and grooves from the D.C. jazz scene. You can purchase tickets here.

Saturday – May 13th

Grow a Food Movement: Pizza in the Garden 
On Saturday
 take part in a community garden party complete with wood-fired pizza, local brews, and live music, to support the Raleigh Food Corridor! Hosted by the Irregardless Cafe and supported by Crank Arm Brewing, the event supports healthy food systems and healthy neighborhoods in Raleigh. Location is Well Fed Community Garden, 1321 Athens Dr. Learn more at raleighfoodcorridor.org. Tickets are $25 per person or $10 for Friends of the Corridor and can be purchased here.

Ritmo Latin Festival in Cary
Ritmo Latino is a free family festival that showcases Latino music, dance and arts. The festival includes live music, vendors, artists, Latin foods, dance lessons for adults and activities for children. All the fun goes down on Academy Street in Downtown Cary saturday from 12-7pm.

The Loose Strings Band –  Bond Park in Cary
The Loose Strings Band is an all female bluegrass band from Galax, Virginia, that has been together for 11 years. They are known in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and beyond for their tight vocal harmonies and sweet rhythms. This concert is FREE and open to the public! Performance is outside at the Sertoma Amphitheatre in Cary’s Bond Park 7-9pm. For more information visit https://pinecone.org/events/loose-strings-band.

Sunday – May 14th

Geek Craft Expo at The Armory in Durham
This is a FREE curated craft market featuring awesome handmade geek goods created by local artisans! GeekCraft Expo RDU will be held at the Durham Armory on Sunday from 11am to 6pm. For more info visit http://www.geekcraftexpo.com.

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