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Weekend Picks: April 3rd-5th

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This weekend is going to be absolutely beautiful! Here are some fun things to do this to get outside and enjoy the incredible weather. Remember, in addition to these fun events most of the local farmers’ markets start their regular hours this weekend. My two favorite local markets are the Durham Farmers’ Market and the Carrboro Farmers’ Market. Happy Exploring!

Friday April 3rd

Live Music at Gizmo Brew Works
April is NC Beer Month and there is no better way to celebrate than to visit a local brewery and catch some live music over a few beers. On Friday from 7-10pm enjoy Erin Mason perform soulful country and folk-pop and grab dinner from BO’s kitchen (Korean Street Food) food truck. https://www.facebook.com/GizmoBrewWorks

First Friday in Downtown Raleigh
First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown’s cutting edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome thousands of art-seeking enthusiasts downtown. I recommend stopping by Brushstroke Studio which will feature photos by Felicia Perry. The Baguettaboutit Food Truck will be parked at the studio and free beer from Nickelpoint Brewery will be available. 6-9pm. Other places to visit are the market that takes over Hargett Street in front of Raleigh Times and Brew Coffee Bar at Seaboard Station which will feature live music.
http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/first-friday-raleigh

Saturday April 4th

Slingshot Coffee Weekend Coffee Service
Slingshot Coffee will be serving pour over coffee and their cold brew coffee at their headquarters in downtown Raleigh this weekend. Join them this spring & summer  Saturdays and Sundays from 8a-2p for chill vibes on the patio, delicious drinks and tasty treats. https://www.facebook.com/SlingshotCoffeeCompany/

Cedar Creek Gallery Glass & Potter Festival
The glass and potter festival at Cedar Creek in Creedmoor runs Friday-Sunday. Includes demos, workshops, local vendors and daily food trucks. http://www.cedarcreekgallery.com/47thSpringFestival2015

Beer Olympics at Raleigh Brewing Company
Six local breweries compete in events including feats of knowledge and strength. Food trucks onsite as well. https://www.facebook.com/events/1404305033212330/

Deep River Brewing Company 2nd Anniversary Saturday:
Deep River turns 2! Celebration featuring 15+ employee made casks on tap starting at 2pm. For $15 you get a custom sampling glass and unlimited samples of the casks. The first 100 customers of the day get a free anniversary glass with purchase, Jared Place hits the outdoor stage 2-5pm, E-Train & the Rusted Rails takes the outdoor stage from 6-9p, CJ’s Street Food and MacUrRoni will be there all day serving asian fusion tacos and mac n cheese! https://www.facebook.com/events/416160961877734/

Sunday April 5th

Pittsboro First Sunday
Pittsboro’s First Sunday is an artisan market featuring handmade crafts, music, and food every first Sunday of the month from March through December. Sunday 12-4 p.m. in Pittsboro’s historic downtown.
https://www.facebook.com/PittsboroFirstSunday

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Weekend Picks: March 6-8th

Brushstroke Studio & Gallery

Brushstroke Studio & Gallery ~ 520 N. West Street, Raleigh

With spring just around the corner the weekend calendar is beginning to fill up with events around the Triangle. Here are a few things I think are worth checking out this weekend. Happy exploring!

Friday March 6th

First Friday Art in Downtown Raleigh
First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown’s cutting edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome thousands of art-seeking enthusiasts downtown. I suggest checking out Artspace, and CAM Raleigh. I also recommend stopping by Brushstroke Studio which will feature photos by Felicia Perry. The American Meltdown Food Truck will be parked at the studio and free beer from Raleigh Brewing will be available. 6-9pm.
http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/first-friday-raleigh

Live Music at Sola Coffee
World class guitar duo Bo Lankenau and Russ Corvey return to Sola Friday night 7:30-9:30pm! No Cover.
http://www.solacoffee.com/new-events/

Saturday March 7th

The Cookery Public House
Sympathy for the Deli will have a special barbecue buffet in the Front Room, along with snacks on the truck. Parlour ice cream truck be serving ice cream! The Duke vs. UNC basketball game on the 15 foot HD big screen, great beer, wine and cocktails. 6-11pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/404166229760588/

Nog Run Club Run Green 8K and Kilt Run
7th annual running of the St. Paddy’s Run Green 8K with attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Kilt Run with a short 200 meter run prior to the 8K! 2pm downtwown Raleigh.
http://www.nogrunclub.com/stpaddys/

Patchwork Mini Market at Fullsteam Brewery
New monthly market with makers and vintage vendors. The market will be held the first Saturday of the each month from 12-4 PM at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham.
https://www.facebook.com/TheDurhamPatchworkMiniMarket

Sunday March 8th

Durham Food Truck Rodeo
50+ Trucks at Durham Central Park 12-4pm. Live music by PitchBlak Brass Band
http://durhamcentralpark.org/events/food-truck-rodeo-info/

Big Boss Run Club
All runners welcome. Meet at the brewery 1pm for group run with 3 & 5 mile options. Afterward enjoy a pint at the brewery and food truck Taco Grande.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigbossrunclub/

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The Wander Box Debuts at CAM Raleigh Thursday June 5th

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The Wander Box

The Wander Box is a new roaming beer garden made out of a refurbished shipping container. It debuts Thursday evening at CAM Raleigh on W. Martin Street in Raleigh’s warehouse district. The container will have as many as 12 local beers on tap and there are several community style tables in the courtyard where you can relax and enjoy your beer. Look for food trucks to join the fun as part of First Friday. The Wander Box will be stationed at CAM Raleigh through June 15th. Follow them on facebook and twitter for updates on where they will be next.

The Wander Box
“Grab a beer, find a seat, and make room for new friends”
website:http://www.thewanderbox.com/

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Weekend Picks! April 3-6th

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Weekend Picks ~ April 4-6th

I know this week’s picks are coming out a little sooner than usual, but it is going to be a busy week and I wanted to share the news of some truly fantastic stuff coming up later this week. Of course today also marks the launch of NC Beer Month, starting off with “Casks on Fools” at Crank Arm Brewery today (4/1) at 3pm. To learn more bout local beer related activities in April visit my recent post here.

This weeks picks kick off with the Durham Bulls season opener on Thursday followed by a weekend featuring art, film, motorbikes, and a PopUp Ramen noodle bar! See all the details below and a great week!

Thursday April 3rd
Opening Day Game – Durham Bulls Baseball
The curtain will be lifted on the “new” Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Thursday, April 3 at 6:05pm when 605 West Apartments presents Opening Day. Gates open at 5:00pm for the game against division rival Gwinnett, giving fans plenty of time to enjoy pregame festivities that will feature a special entrance by Wool E. Bull, christening of new stadium video displays, full roster introductions, and National Anthem performed by the Duke Pitchforks.
www.DurhamBulls.com


Friday April 4th
First Friday Art Walk – Raleigh
First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown’s cutting edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome thousands of art-seeking enthusiasts downtown. The event runs from 6 pm-9 pm, but some venue hours may vary.  While downtown I also suggest stopping by the new Raleigh Wine Authorities to enjoy a glass of wine in their front sidewalk seating area to welcome the warmer weather that has finally arrived.
http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/first-friday-raleigh

Gregario’s Cuba Steakhouse Grand Opening Celebration
Celebrate the grand opening of Gregario’s in Durham Friday 6-8 p.m.! This after-work event will include free food, festive music and $2 drink specials. Enjoy the beautiful outdoor patio seating just in time for spring!
http://www.gregoriassteakhouse.com


Saturday April 5th
Full Frame & Food Trucks – Durham
Come out for a Food Truck Round Up at Durham Central Park and a FREE outdoor screening of one of the Full Frame Festival’s documentaries. Food trucks start at 5:30 and fim begins at 8:30. Food trucks scheduled include Iced Cupcakes, The Parlour, Pie Pushers, Sympathy for the Deli, Triangle Raw Foods, CJ’s Street Food.
http://durhamcookery.com/latest-news

Eurobike Show – Raleigh
From 9 AM to 3 PM, the Shops at Seaboard Station will welcome the fourth-annual Raleigh Eurobike, a celebration of the two-wheeled lifestyle and the machines that have become synonymous with style, performance and speed. From exotic Italians to the finest examples of German engineering to the British motorbikes that inspired a café racer revolution, Eurobike Raleigh will showcase some of the most exciting European motorcycles in central North Carolina.
http://www.raleigheurobike.com

Duke Garden Spring Plant Sale – Durham
Duke Gardens at Annual Spring Plant Sale is this Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon. You’ll find an array of plants ideal for this region, including Duke Gardens plants, trees, shrubs, vines, bulbs, decorative plant pots and lots of fantastic plants from specialty vendors. And you can get free gardening advice from our staff and master gardeners.
https://gardens.duke.edu/events/plant-sales

Rock & Shop Market – Durham
The Rock & Shop Market, an indoor fashion, art and music market featuring independent, emerging designers and bands from North Carolina, returns to Durham on Saturday, April 5th, 2014, from 11 to 6 p.m. Admission is $5
https://www.facebook.com/rockandshopmarket

 

Sunday April 6th
The Lucky – PopUp Ramen Noodle Bar – Raleigh
Two foodie friends have teamed up to create The Lucky, a pop-up Japanese noodle restaurant. They will transform Cafe Helios for one night only into a popup ramen restaurant to serve delicious ramen, in the style of the Tokyo noodle bar.  Sunday April 6th starting 7pm until the noodles run out!
http://jupitersgrocery.com

Triangle Tweed Ride – Raleigh
Part of Raleigh’s 10-day Oaks & Spokes Bicycling Festival! Registration opens at 1pm with crafts and mingling on the streets of City Market. Riders take to the streets in full fashion promptly at 2. We recommend laying out your duds and doing your nails the night before. To thoroughly enjoy the day, you’ll need to follow these simple guidelines: Bring $10 (cash only) to benefit Oaks and Spokes programming. Each participant of  will get 2 drink tickets.

http://oaksandspokes.com/event/2014-triangle-tweed-ride/

First Sunday – Pittsboro
Pittsboro’s First Sunday is an artisan market featuring handmade crafts, music, and food every first Sunday of the month from March through December. Join us from 12-4 p.m. in Pittsboro’s historic downtown.
https://www.facebook.com/PittsboroFirstSunday


Picture of the Week – Wafflegato!

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Jubala’s Wafflegato

Earlier this week I shared a post about Jubala Village Coffee celebrating their birthday by offering some special menu items this week. I made good on my promise and stopped by this morning for the famous Wafflegato. This is a shot of espresso poured over a scoop of vanilla ice cream with a small wedge of waffle added to the mix. It is a delicious treat and it is my picture of the week! They will be serving this Tuesday only as part of their “Re-tweet” Tuesday special!

 

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Weekend Picks! Nov. 1st-3rd

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Weekend Picks! Nov. 1st-3rd

I’ve been busy preparing for my first marathon so this week’s list of picks isn’t as comprehensive as in the past, but I still think I’ve picked some great stuff going on each day nonetheless. I’ll admit I added the City of Oaks Marathon as the lone event Sunday because I want everyone to come out and watch me run – just kidding! This will be my first marathon, but I really didn’t include it because I’m running it. In fact I happen to think being a spectator at a road race is actually a lot of fun and the cheering and encouragement from people along the course is really appreciated by the tired runners. No matter how you choose to spend it, I hope you have a great weekend!

Friday November 1st

Music & Coffee at Oak City Roasters – Downtown Raleigh
Jacob Dixon and Candice Young are the headlining musicians for November’s First Friday celebration at Oak City Roasters tonight. Oak City recently opened their new roastery location in the Boylean Heights Area of downtown Raleigh right next to the Boylean Street Brew Pub. Stop by tonight for an evening of great music and coffee and check out their new place!
https://www.facebook.com/OakCityRoasters

“Last Waltz” Outsiders Art Gallery Closing Sendoff! – Durham
Outsiders Art Gallery is closing and they want to go out with a last hurrah! So, on November 1, they are having their “Last Waltz” which will include an auction of one piece per artist that they’ve shown over the last four years. Please join them a night of art, a food truck mash-up with Only Burger, Pie Pushers & Ko Kyu and music performed by Matt Phillips and the Philharmonic, Katharine Whalen, The Blue Tailed Skinks, The Bulltown Strutters and special guests. $10 suggested donation at the door.
https://www.facebook.com/events/584242534976691/

Baguettaboutit Grand Opening Celebration – Raleigh
Another Triangle Food truck has opened a brick & mortar restaurant (don’t worry they will still do the food truck too!). Check out the Grand Opening Celebration of their Baguettaboutit’s new brick and mortar location Friday from 5-8pm. The event will feature several food trucks in the parking lot out front including American Meltdown, Captain Poncho’s Tacos, and Red Hot & Blue, Chick-N-Que and Sweet Traditions Cupcakes.
http://baguettaboutit.com/

Saturday November 2nd

Pop-Up Market at Sola Coffee & Cafe’ – North Raleigh
Sola Coffee & Café in North Raleigh is hosting their first Pop-Up Market this Saturday from 10am-2pm. At least 12 vendors will be set up in the parking lot outside selling and array of art, jewelry, vintage clothing and other handmade items. While you’re there I recommend popping inside for one of their great lattes made with locally roasted Counter Culture Coffee and trying one of their new gluten free scones.
http://solacoffee.com/

Whisk Grand Opening Celebration – Cary
To help kick off the opening of this locally owned & operated store and in anticipation of the upcoming holiday baking season the folks at Whisk are holding a Grand Opening Event all weekend long (Nov. 1st-3rd) . The event will feature a series of free in-store cooking demonstrations and special discounts on cookware & bakeware. I’m a huge local coffee fan (surprise!) so I am hoping to stop by Saturday for the free coffee cupping being hosted by local roaster Muddy Dog Coffee. For a full list of their cooking demonstrations see the link below.
http://www.whiskcarolina.com/event-classes-calendar/2013-11

Oktoberfest at West 94th Street Pub – Durham
Celebrate Oktoberfest at West 94th Street Pub in Durham this Saturday from 2-6pm. They will hold the event in the parking lot in front of the pub and will have live music, German Style food and local beer from LoneRider, Triangle Brewery, White Street Brewery, and Foothills Brewery. The event is a benefit for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC. Tickets are $5 per sample station of $15 to sample all stations. If you donate 5 canned food items you can sample all the stations for just $10.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-94th-St-Pub/216732515166

Sunday November 3rd

City of Oaks Marathon – Raleigh
Come on out and cheer on the runners of the half and full marathon this weekend! Bring a cowbell! This is a great way to spend Sunday morning outside on what is forecasted to be a beautiful day! I’ll be out there running my first marathon so keep an eye out for a guy wearing maroon Virginia Tech Hokies visor! If you snap a picture of me in the race feel free to tag me in it on instagram so we can all have a good laugh at how funny I look running!
http://www.cityofoaksmarathon.com/

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