There are some exciting events going on this week. With the holidays quickly approaching several of theses events are not only fun, but involve helping those in need. Below is a quick summary of events I think are worth highlighting for the week of December 3rd through the 9th. If you have event suggestions send me an email at TriangleExplorer@gmail.com and I will try to include it in my next weekly event roundup.
Sip a Wine Store Customer Appreciation Night – Wednesday December 5th 7-9pm
Join the folks at Sip…a wine store and five other local retailers as they thank their customers for their support. The Huble Pig food truck will be there selling food, Kyle Cobie will be providing music on guitar, and their will be sampling of wine and beer. Glass and bottle specials will be offered all night.
Raleigh Jingle Ball – Thursday December 6th 6:30-10:30pm
The 19th Annual Jingle Ball will take place at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh this Thursday. Attendees are in for a night of food, drinks and fun while helping to brighten the holidays for Wake County children in need. Guests are asked to bring an unwrapped toy for a child (newborn to age 12) valued at $20 or a $30 donation by cash or check . All toys will be donated to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Cheer Program. An invitation is NOT required to attend the Jingle Ball; anyone 21 years or older is welcome. Dress for this event is cocktail attire. Ladies, wear your cute holiday dress you have been dying to wear. Men, dress with slacks, sweaters or even your most festive holiday tie. No jeans, please!
First Friday Art Walk – Friday December 7th 6-9pm
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. For detailed venue information, click here.
Sola “Help for the Holidays” Live Music Food Bank Benefit – Saturday December 8th 3-9pm
Come celebrate the holidays, be entertained, and help a great cause at the same time! Sola Coffee Cafe has teamed up with Jamie Purnell and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC to bring this day of merriment to assist those in need. Sola will be collecting canned goods and donations throughout the day. There will be music, fun, and surprises for folks of all ages. The musical talents of: The Jo Gore Duo, James Olin Oden, and many more will be featured!
Guglhupf Winter Market – Saturday December 8th 10am-4pm
The patio at Guglhupf comes alive on December 8th for our 4th annual Weihnachtsmarkt (Winter Market). The event, now in its fourth year, will include artists (courtesty of Outsiders Arts & Collectibles), food and live music. In addition, Lakewood Avenue Children’s School will host a book drive for Book Harvest, happymess Studio will host a craft table for children and Cassandra from Character Paints will be doing face painting! Live music provided by The Lester Fricks Band, The Bull Town Strutters and more.
On December 8th the folks at Lonerider will be having a dock release for “The Beer with No Name” & debuting their brand new tasting area! Being strong is not a choice, it’s a requirement, and giving up your name is one of the strongest things you can do. The Beer With No Name is still their holiday ale, a Belgian style Dubbel brewed with a rare Belgian yeast strain, caramelized beet sugar and festive holiday spices. Expect hints of dark fruit, sweet cinnamon-apple and a warming finish. So, why do they call this “The Beer With No Name”? And yes it used to be “Belle Starr“. More information on that coming soon….