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Weekend Picks! August 9-11th

Weekend Picks August 9-11th

Weekend Picks August 9-11th

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? This week I focus on Raleigh with three cool things to check out, from food trucks to unique art. Enjoy!

Friday August 9th

Final weekend for ‘0 to 60’ exhibit at the N.C. Museum of Art: All weekend
Cool exhibition that explores the nature of time through contemporary art.
Info: website

Saturday August 10th

Logan Trading Company Festival of the Arts: 11am-4pm
This is a free art show at the plant nursery featuring all kinds of local art including 2D, 3D, performing, musical and more.
Info: website

Sunday August 11th

Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo: 4-9pm
This is the third large rodeo along Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. Over 70 trucks expected. Visit the website to view the trucks. Make a list of the ones you want to visit and get there early to avoid the lines!
Info: website


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This Weekend’s Picks! March 22-24, 2013

 Tom Merrigan - Durham Street Piano 102

Marry Durham 2nd Anniversary Celebration! ~ Saturday March 23rd

The weather may be a little cooler this weekend, but there are still some really fun things to look forward to over the next three days. Here are my suggestions for things to check out the weekend. Have a tip or suggestion for next weekend? Send me an email at TriangleExplorer@gmail.com.

Friday March 22nd 

Information Session at CAM Raleigh about Market Restaurant & Grocery
Join the owners of the Market Restaurant for a cocktail hour w/ light appetizers as they provide a short presentation about their ongoing work and future plans for the Market Restaurant & Grocery Store.
When: Friday 5:30-8pm
Where: CAM Raleigh, 409 W. Martin Street, Raleigh
More Info: website

Saturday March 23rd

Marry Durham 2nd Anniversary
Celebration of the communities commitment to Durahm. Featuring a mini-parade, Food Trucks, Live Music and lots of fun at Fullsteam Brewery & Motorco Music Hall.
When: Saturday 2-5pm
Where: 700 Block of Rigsbee Avenue, Durham
More Info: website

Mint Julep Jazz Quintet at Beyu Cafe’
With their little big band lineup of 4 horns, rhythm section, and vocalist, the Mint Julep Jazz Band recreates the hot jazz sounds of the 1920′s, 1930′s, and early 1940′s through arrangements based on original recordings from the jazz age and swing era. The Mint Julep Jazz Band has a vintage sound that’s always fresh!
When: Saturday 9pm-12am
Where: Beyu Cafe’, 335 W. Main Street, Durham
Tickets: $9
More Info: website

Sunday March 24th

NC Museum of Art: “0 to 60: The Experience of Time Through Contemporary Art” 
Organized by the NCMA and Penland School of Crafts, this new art exhibit, which opens this Sunday, highlights a current trend in contemporary art: exploring the intersection of time and art by artists who employ innovative and experimental techniques.
When: Exhibit opens Sunday March 24th & runs through August 11, 2013
Where: NC Museum of Art (NCMA), 2110 BLue Ridge Road
Cost: $7 per ticket for the exhibit
More Info: website

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Paperhand Puppet Intervention “City of Frogs” Giant Puppet Pageant!


City of Frogs runs August 10th thru September 9th at the Forest Theatre in Chapel Hill with performances every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day at 7:00. Matinee shows will be held September 2nd and 9th at 3:00. Tickets are General Admission at the door for a suggested donation of $12 for adults and $8 for children, 2 and under get in free.

Additional performances can be seen atthe North Carolina Museum of Art September 14, 15 & 16.  Tickets forthese performances can be purchased online at www.ncartmuseum.org.

Both venues have pre-show performances each night at 6:20 from local bands and musicians. Matinee pre-shows are at 2:20.

City of Frogs 1

Photo Courtesy of Paperhand Puppet Intervention

City of Frogs weaves together folktales and myths into a modern fable of a wooden boy seeking to find what itmeans to be alive. Along his journey the boy meets a menagerie of oddcharacters:  a junk collector who seeslife in garbage, an ancient witch who has lived so long the forest hastransformed around her, a golem of mud who stops to listen whenever music isbeing played, and so many more.

City of Frogs 2

Photo Courtesy of Paperhand Puppet Intervention

“The stories we tell are a big part of who we are.” says Jan Burger, director of this year’s show. “Our dreams, ourimage of ourselves, and where we came from are just as important, maybe moreimportant, than what we do for a living.”

City of Frogs 3

Photo Courtesy of Paperhand Puppet Intervention

For months leading up to opening night the Paperhand studio is a busy hive of creation. Together with apprentices, andupwards of a hundred volunteers, Burger and co-founder Donovan Zimmerman bringthe puppets to life. “Paperhand has evolved with the help of our community and friends. Our vision has become grander than it ever could otherwise. We couldn’t do it without them.” Says Zimmerman.


Paperhand Puppet Intervention was born from the creative collaboration of Jan Burger and Donovan Zimmerman  in 1999.  Their vision isinspired by their love for the earth and its creatures as well as their belief in justice, equality and peace.  Paperhand’s mission is to produce workthat inspires people, promotes social change, and is deeply satisfying for everyone involved.  The puppet shows they create are a synthesis of manyartists and art forms including, but not limited to: sculpting, painting,music, dance, improvisation, costume/set design and theater.

To find out more about the show, theopening acts, volunteer opportunities and sneak peeks behind the scenes visit www.paperhand.org.

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