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Weekend Picks: May 29th – June 1st

Apex Latino Arts Festival

Halle Cultural Arts Center ~ Apex, NC

Thursday May 29th

Oak City Seven Free Concert w/ Atlanta Rhythm Section
The Free Concert Series in downtown Raleigh’s City Plaza kicks off this Thursday 5-10:30pm with a lineup of live music headlined by the Atlanta Rhythm Section. The Chirba Chirba Food  truck will also be on hand to feed the hungry masses. Local brewers  selling their beer including White Street, Aviator, Big Boss, Triangle Brewing, and Lone Rider. 5-10:30pm Event Details

Music on the Back Porch atAmerican Tobacco Campus
The legendary Back Porch Music on the Lawn series returns Durham’s American Tobacco Campus May 15-September 7 with 8 free shows. This Thursday enjoy music by Mandolin Orange. Free Picnics and chairs welcome. Music starts at 6pm. Event Details

Friday May 30th

Durham Bulls Game w/ Fireworks!
The Durham Bulls take on Lehigh Valley Friday evening at 7:05. Make sure you stick around after the game for the Free Fireworks. The stadium was recently updated and now features more local beer and food options. The fireworks really are a nice show after the game! Event Details

Sol Tacos Food Truck at Big Boss Brewery
There is a new food truck in town. If you haven’t had a southern inspired gourmet taco from Sol Tacos yet you can find the truck this Friday at Big Boss Brewery starting at 5pm. My personal favorite is the buttermilk battered flounder fish taco for just $4. Tacos and beer go perfect together.

Blues on the Plaza at Northgate Mall
Free Blues Music show 6-9pm featuring Charlley Ward & friends including many of the Triangle’s best blues artists musicians. Food available for purchase from Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse, CJ’s Street food, and Iced Cupcakes; Beer available for purchase from Carolina Brewery. Event Details

Saturday May 31st

Saturdays at Saxapahaw
The Saxapahaw Rivermill weekly festivities include performances by top bands featuring bluegrass, back porch, blues, folk, gospel, latin, celtic, funk, roots, americana and old time music and a thriving Farmer’s Market with fresh local produce, cheese, eggs, baked goods, flowers, honey, organic meat, locally produced wine, hand made arts and crafts and more.  Saturday from 5pm-8pm. Admission is free though donations are appreciated. Event Details

Carolina Brewing Company Spring Bash
A family friendly event from 4-10pm at the brewery featuring live blues music, Food trucks, boucne house, corn hole  and $4 PINTS of CBC beer. Proceeds benefit the MS Society. Food trucks scheduled include Sol Tacos, Deli-icious, Jam Ice Cream, ans Valentinos. Event Details

Larkspur Garden Party
Great opportunity to visit a local private garden and browse works from local artists. The Alvarino Norwood family invites you  to visit their garden located off Atlantic Avenue in Raleigh this Saturday and Sunday. The garden is in full bloom and artists will be selling Saturday, May 31st from 10am until 6pm and Sunday, June 1st from 10am until 4pm. No early birds please. Event Details

Oxford Strawberry Jam Festival
Join the Granville Arts Council, Downtown Oxford Businesses, live bands and TONS of arts, crafts and food vendors for a jamming day kicking off the start of Summer. Event and Festivities will begin at 10 am and last through 4 pm. Keep an eye out for local food truck Not Just Icing serving their delicious cupcakes!  Event Details

Apex Latino Arts Festival
The Town of Apex will be captivated by the Latino Culinary Fest, dance, music, arts and crafts on Saturday May 31, 2014. Latino Art Exhibition at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, artisan bazaar, and a day full of family craft activities. Event Details

Sunday June 1st

Food Truck Rodeo in Carrboro benefiting Fix-a-Home
The community is invited to the food truck rodeo, 3-7 p.m., Sunday, June 1 at the Carrboro Town Commons. The rodeo will include the following food trucks: Parlez-Vous Crepe, Chirba Chirba Dumplings, Pie Pushers, Steel String Brewery, Captain Poncho’s Taco Truck, MaMa Duke’s, and Tar Heel Creamery. Event Details

Jazz Brunch at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro
Every Sunday in the Summer you can visit Weaver Street Market, grab some food, and find a spot on the lawn or under a tree and listen to music from 11am-1pm. This week music is provided by Bucket Brothers w/ Giffanzo & Pelli. Always a treat to visit downtown Carrboro in the Summer. Event Details

Mark Your Calendars ~ Upcoming June Events!

Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo –  June 8th
Find Over 50 of the Triangle’s most popular Food trucks in downtown Raleigh at the same time. Trucks line Fayetteville Street from the Capitol Building all the way to City Plaza. Serving from 1-6pm. Event Details

Txakolifest Wine & Food Event at Six Plates – June 14th
Two special sessions of wine and food at Six Plates featuring spritzy Basque wine, oysters, and pintxos (tapas). Six Plates teams up with the wine experts from Wine Authorities and several local chefs from several of the Triangles most celebrated restaurants for this special day of wine and food benefiting Urban Ministries of Durham. Event Details

New Belgium Tour De Fat – June 21st
Fun times, fun friends, fun bikes and fun beers. The Tour de Fat is back in Durham and better than ever! Bring a smile and your best costume, we’re about to have a good time. Event Details



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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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