Weekend Picks: September 1st – 3rd


African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County is this Saturday & Sunday
(Photo courtesy Glenn Parson)

I’m keeping my fingers cross that the wet weather stays away the next few days because there are some fun events going on this weekend. Here are my top picks for things to check out this weekend. Also, keep and eye out for the Grand Opening of Pie Hole in Durham this Saturday and Sunday. Looks to be a fun new spot to grab a slice of pie and coffee. I will share a preview of the new shop next week!

Friday – September 1st

Sorelle Performs at Sola Coffee in Raleigh
Sorelle is a whimsical indie band comprised of two sisters Toney-Paite and Skylar Phillips.  Toney-Paite and Skylar have been playing guitar, singing and writing songs since they were 8 and 9.  The sisters went away to school last year, and after some time of being apart realized that music is what they wanted to persue.  They have been writing and recording all new music, and are in the Raleigh/Durham area performing once again! No Cover. Music 7:30-9:30.

Boom Unit Brass Band at The Station in Carrboro
The Boom Unit Brass Band takes the Second Line sound of Old N’awlins to the Old North State and adds some of their own funky flavor. Traditional favorites “Bourbon Street Parade” and “Down To The River” join reimagined pop hits “Sweet Dreams” and “Uptown Funk” to create a sound never heard before. This line-up is ready for any size parade or stage. When you hear Boom Unit Brass Band coming down the street, you best get ready to party. Show is at The Station in Carrboro. Cover $6 Music 9-12pm w/ The Spectacles.

Saturday – September 2nd

African American Cultural Festival – Downtown Raleigh
The African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County is an annual celebration of African American culture as expressed through art, music, food and community. Over the past seven Labor Day weekends, the two day festival has connected diverse people and families from across our region with local, national, and international artists, performers, food vendors, area business owners, and our local media outlets. The festival has become Raleigh’s premiere destination for teaching, sharing, and celebrating the distinctive folk and cultural traditions of African Americans here in North Carolina and from around the world.

Big Spooners Peanut Butter at Oliver’s Collar
Locally made Big Spoon Roasters  has partnered with Oliver’s Collar in Durham to make a fresh-roasted, unsalted peanut butter specifically for dogs, and they are kicking things off this weekend were you can enjoy samples of all their peanut butter products. Joe Van Gogh has also partnered with BSR for their baked goods, and will be handing out samples of their Almond Butter Toast. Bring the kids and the dogs, it’s gonna be a tasty Peanut Butter Palooza kind of day for everyone! Event is 11am-1pm at Oliver’s Collar Dog Treat Bakery & Boutique located at 4711 Hope Valley Road in Durham.

Sunday – September 3rd

Durham Food Truck Rodeo – Durham Central Park
The Durham Central Park Food Truck Rodeo is an all-ages Sunday afternoon gathering of dozens of the Triangle’s most popular food trucks, live music from Wood Robinson’s New Formal, and local beer. Event is from 12-4pm. You can view a list of the over 50 trucks planning to attend here.

A new coffee spot to visit while you are out and about…

This Saturday and Sunday you can stop by the new Pie Hole on 9th street in Durham. They are a new shop opening over Labor Day weekend that will feature pie by the slice and coffee from California Roaster Klatch Coffee. Look for my full review of them coming next week!


And a new taco spot opens next week…

Got word that the North Raleigh Chronic Tacos will open its doors next Wednesday, September 6th at 10am. This location is up off Falls of Neuse Road in the same shopping center as the new Sprouts grocery store.

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