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Weekend Picks! March 7-9th


Friday March 7th

Coffee Cupping & “Sustainable Spring” Beekeeping Info Session
Counter Culture Coffee will be holding their weekly FREE coffee cupping at the training facility in Durham this Friday at 10am. The cuppings provide a great opportuntiy to learn more about the different flavors and profiles expressed by different coffee. The tasting is followed by a tour of the roastery. As an added bonus Counter Culture is kicking off their “Sustainable Spring” series and will have an iformation session about Beekeeping after the cupping and tour.

Saturday March 8th

Public House at The Cookery in Durham
Belly Up to The Cookery’s bar for is their second Public House Night this Saturday from 6-11pm! Sympathy for the Deli is roasting a pig and providing delicious dinner, and Iced Cupcakes will be serving sweet treats! The Duke vs. UNC basketball game will be shown on a 15 foot HD big screen. Great beer, wine and cocktails for sale at the bar. FREE ENTRY.

Sunday March 9th

Durham Food Truck Rodeo w/ PitchBlak Brass Band
The Spring Durham Food Truck Rodeo is this Sunday from 12-4pm. The rodeo will host over 40 Triangle Food Trucks. Local beer will also be available for sale. Musical Performance by PitchBlak Brass Band out of Brooklyn. The weather looks to be beautiful on Sunday and it is sure to be a great time. After the rodeo head down the street to two of my favorite spots: Cocoa Cinnamon for coffee and Fullsteam Brewery for more great beer!


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Weekend Picks! Nov. 15th-17th


This week we have some live music in Raleigh on Friday night and a massive food truck rodeo in Durham on Sunday. Saturday rounds things out with suggestions for a cooking class in Cary and a visit to the Life & Science Museum in Durham. No matter how you choose to spend it, I hope you have a great weekend!

Friday November 15th

Live Music & Dinner at Sola Coffee & Cafe’– North Raleigh
Sola Coffee regularly hosts live music each Friday & Saturday around 7:30pm. This Friday they play host to a great local band performing live folk & bluegrass music . While you’re there check out Sola’s new dinner menu featuring pizzas, cheese plates, bruschetta, and their latest wine & beer selections. Of course make sure you leave room for some great coffee!

Saturday November 16th

Whisk Carolina – Thanksgiving Light Sides Cooking Class- Cary
With all the traditional flavors you love, you would never know these recipes are low in fat and calories. Price $39. Class starts at 1oam. Visit their website for more details

Museum of Life & Science – Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys – Durham
The new Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys exhibit opens up this weekend at the Museum this Saturday. Press a button or crank a wheel, and with a whirring hum, the sculptures of New York-based artist and tag sale purveyor Steve Gerberich come to life!  Constructed from recycled and found materials such as old machine parts, kitchen utensils, lighting fixtures, toys and carnival figurines, this highly entertaining exhibit offers museum-goers a unique way to interact with contemporary sculpture and explore the principles of simple mechanical motion.

Sunday November 17th

Pop-Up Sunday at Ornamentea – Downtown Raleigh
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, local Beer, Food Trucks. Always a fun time and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Durham Food Truck Rodeo – Durham Central Park
This is the last large scale food truck rodeo scheduled for 2013. They will have over 60 trucks in attendance. These events are always a lot of fun and make for good people watching while trying food from local trucks. As always try to get there early to avoid the lines.
Durham Food Truck Rodeo Website

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Weekend Picks! June 14-16

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Lots of fun things going on this weekend. From live music in Raleigh to New Belgium Beer’s Tour De Fat bike parade and mini-carnival in Durham. Don’t forget to hit the Father’s Day food truck Rodeo or stop by the Ornamentea Pop-Up Sunday Market to support the Wake County SPCA through a “Puppy Hug-a-thon”.

Friday June 14th

Music on The Porch – Raleigh
Happening each 2nd Friday night (Rain or Shine) from late April to the end of October, the porch hosts live music from 7:00 to 9:30pm, and kid’s activities begin at 6:00pm. This week’s event features live music by E-train and the Rusted Rails

When: Friday 6- 9:30 pm
Where: Mordecai Historic Park – Downtown Raleigh
More Info: website

Art After Hours in Wake Forest
It’s the second Friday, and that means it’s time to head down to Downtown Wake Forest for an evening of family entertainment, food, and to see what the local merchants (your neighbors) have on offer.

The event brings out a good crowd of folks, and tonight’s cooler temperatures are a nice excuse to get out and walk around.

When: Friday 6-9:00
Where: S. White Street, Wake Forest
More Info: website

Saturday June 15th

New Belgium Tour De Fat
New Belgium’s Tour de Fat is coming back to Durham’s American Tobacco Campus!  Grab your friends, decorate yourselves and your bike and come on out for a great time!  Bike Parade begins at 11, with registration beginning at 10am to get signed in. The parade will last about an hour and then the festival (revival) will begin with great music, skits, bike pit and great beer selections from New Belgium!  All proceeds from the event  benefit local charities.

When: Saturday 10-5pm
10:00am-11:00am: Registration
11:00am-12:00pm: Parade
12:00pm-5:00pm: Revival
Where:  Diamond View Park – Durham
More Info: website

Makers Faire

From home-made cookies to home-made robots, Maker Faire:NC promises something for everyone in a showcase of the American creative spirit. Makers, Crafters, Inventors, Evil Geniuses, Scientists and Artists gather for a day of family-friendly fun and inspiration. From home-made cookies to home-made robots, Maker Faire NC promises something for everyone in a showcase of the American creative spirit.

When: Saturday 10-6pm
Where:  Kerr Scott Building – NC Fairgrounds in Raleigh
More Info: website

Sunday June 16th

Durham Food Truck Rodeo
The Father’s Day Durham Food Truck Rodeo scheduled is the biggest Triangle Food Truck Rodeo to date. There will be 62 food trucks there along with Mudbones Blues Review performing on the the Lawn and DJ PiddiPat  spinning records at the Leaf. Check the website below for the full list of food trucks and the event map.

When: Sunday 12:30-4:30pm
Where:  Durham Central Park
More Info: website

Pop-Up Sunday at Ornamentea
POP-UP Sunday is a monthly event that gives local businesses, artists and the community a chance to mingle. It’s not just art or antiques or food trucks, it’s a handpicked mix of all that and more! This Sunday’s event is particularly special as it will help raise money for the SPCA of Wake County with a Puppy Hug-a-thon. For a $5 donation you can get 10 minutes of puppy hugs. The event food truck is Chick-N-Que, and beer will be available for donations.

When: Sunday 12-5pm
Where: Ornamentea Parking Lot – Downtown Raleigh
More Info: website


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