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Weekend Picks! Nov. 15th-17th

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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!
http://solacoffee.com

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
http://www.whiskcarolina.com/event-classes-calendar/2013-11

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.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-94th-St-Pub/216732515166

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!
http://popupsunday.com/

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! Oct 18-20th

Weekend Picks October 18-20th

Weekend Picks October 18-20th

As we enter the third week of October one of the areas biggest annual event has come to town. The North Carolina State Fair kicked off this past Thursday and is one of my top picks for this weekend. If rides, petting zoos, and fried foods aren’t your thing, there are many other great events going on elsewhere in the Triangle this weekend worth checking out. Here are my top picks for this weekend!

Friday October 18th

North Carolina State Fair Kickoff Weekend!
The state fair has come to town and runs through Oct. 27th. There is something for everyone from the rides, fried food, animals, and live entertainment. Fireworks cap off each night too. Check the fair website for the full event schedule.
http://ncstatefair.org/2013/index.htm

Free Espresso Friday at Jubala Village Coffee – Raleigh
Did you know every Friday at Jubala Village Coffee in North Raleigh is “Free Espresso Friday”? Every Friday they buy 10 lbs of a “guest” espresso and give out free espresso shots until they run out. This Friday’s espresso is Counter Culture Coffee’s “La Golondrina”.
http://www.jubalavillagecoffee.com

Live Music at DeMarco’s – Donnie Howard Acoustic – Raleigh
Donnie Howard returns to the DeMarco’s Restaurant and Bar this Friday night at 8pm. Enjoy great pizza and Italian dishes along with a fantastic selection of wines and craft beers while listening to great live music.
http://www.demarcosnc.com

Saturday October 19th

Cooke Street Carnival – Downtown Raleigh
Cooke Street Carnival returns for a fifth year and this year they are having a block long cook-out. They will have bands and the art vendors like previous years, but this year they are focusing on food and drink with some of your favorite local food trucks, beer vendors, juices, vegan food, coffee, desserts, bread, a pickle eating contest and more.

This year they are partnering with Learning Together, a local non-profit children’s organization and inclusive daycare to help donate some supplies for the children and give the kids some fun activities at the carnival. Please bring some supplies to donate or you can donate money at the event. We will put a full list of needed supplies on our website.
http://cookestreetcarnival.com/

Bull City Coop Tour – Durham
The Third Annual Bull City Coop Tour gives visitors an up-close peek into the living quarters of some of Durham’s feathered residents.

Maps for the self-guided tour will be available at the Durham Farmers Market and Bull City Burger and Brewery for a suggested donation of $5.00 per adult and $20.00 per carload. Kids under 12 are free. No donation amount will be turned down. Tourists will visit each location at their leisure as long as it is within the time limit, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m on Saturday October 19th, 2013.
http://bullcitychickens.com/bull-city-coop-tour/

Chickensrock – Bull City Burger & Brewery – Durham
Following the Coop Tour, be sure to swing by Bull City Burger & Brewery for more fun at their “Chickenstock Festival” from 4-8pm. It is a free, fun and funky edu-party that brings the community together to learn about urban chicken-raising and sustainable living. The event will feature live music, vendors and awards for Durham’s top-rated roosts!
http://bullcitychickens.com/chickenstock-festival/

Raleigh Roundup “Bourbon & Bubbles” Benefit Event
The 2013 Raleigh Roundup will be held on Saturday, October 19th at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh. Join us for this fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society. Event includes live music, plenty of food and drink, a live and silent auction, a raffle, and plenty more fun. The 2013 Raleigh Roundup will take place on Saturday, October 19 at Marbles Museum in Raleigh. Tickets are $150 (see website for details)
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Taylor’s Wine Shop BBQ Event to benefit YMCA
This Saturday (October 19th) from 11am – 2pm, you can buy a plate of our very own pitmaster, Bill Brown’s BBQ. Plates are $10 each and include slaw, potato salad and a roll. BBQ sandwiches, handmade desserts and BBQ by the pound will also be available. All proceeds will go to the Gail Cash Memorial Endowment Fund to benefit the AE Finley YMCA.
Event Website

Sunday October 20th

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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!
http://popupsunday.com/

“Surveying the Terrain” at CAM Raleigh – Downtown Raleigh
Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum has a new exhibit called “Surveying the Terrain” This exhibit explores how ten contemporary artists are using maps, mapping technologies, cartography, surveying, science and politics to create artworks. The exhibition focuses on the how the artists’ relationships to the Earth, the art they create, and our relationships to each other are condensed, extended, distorted and interpreted by beauty, politics, environmental degradation, poverty, surveillance, privacy and censorship. And do not miss Family Sundae from 12-3pm this Sunday: explore the Surveying the Terrain exhibition, visit the Creation Station for hands-on activities, meet our student docents and experience CAM Raleigh’s interactive Family Sundae Ice Cream Bar (patent pending). Family Sunday is FREE thanks to the generous support of the CAM Raleigh community.
http://camraleigh.org/exhibitions/

Bull City Racefest & Food Truck Rodeo – Durham
Over 5,800 runners will race in Durham’s Bull City Race Fest & Food Truck Rodeo Sunday. The family-friendly event will feature Food Truck Rodeo at the finish line by Diamond View Park. There will be live music on the course which highlights Downtown Durham, Trinity Park, Duke’s Campus, and Forest Hills. Check the race course on their website and go out and cheer on the runners – always fun to do (bring a cowbell!). Afterwards join the runners at the food truck rodeo!
http://www.bullcityracefest.com

Walking Dead – Watch Party at Motorco- Durham
Don’t have AMC but want to watch one of the most popular shows on tv? Afraid to watch a show about zombies alone? Then head over to the Garage Bar at Motorco in Durham and watch the show with friends while enjoying a beer or cocktail. They’ll show last week’s episode at 8pm followed by this week’s new episode at 8pm. All on the big screen!
http://motorcomusic.com/tv-nite-walking-dead-7


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Weekend Picks! August 16-18th

Full Steam Brewery - Durham, NC

Fullsteam Brewery Anniversary Celebration this Weekend!

So the cooler weather this week has a lot of people thinking of Fall, but it is still summer in the Triangle and there are plenty of fun things going on this weekend. My picks this week range from a late summer baseball game, to live music, classic cars, and a gluten free food expo. Honestly, there is so much going on the next few days you shouldn’t have a trouble keeping busy. Here are my picks for things to check out. Have fun exploring!

Friday August 16h
Beauty Operators at Casbah Bar in Durham
Great music and fun with an all ladies band playing rock, blues, and funk this Friday at the Casbah in Durham.
Info: website

“Art in the Evening” NCMA Museum
Experience the NCMA after dark. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax with a glass of wine and live music. Lobby-turned-lounge in the new West Building is a great place to kick off the weekend!
Info: website

Comedy Show at Sola Coffee
Looking for a clean comedy show the entire family can enjoy? Check out the Sola Coffee this Friday night at 7pm for Mick McKenna’s All Clean Comedy Club. Sola has also rolled out a new weekend evening menu featuring Neapolitan Pizza, cheese plates, bruschetta, and  now offers select local craft beers and Italian wines Thur-Sat after 5pm.
Info: website

Carolina Mudcats Baseball and Friday Night Fireworks
Mudcats vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Catch some fun minor league baseball at Five County Stadium in Zebulon. Free Fireworks show after the game on Fridays!
Info: website


Saturday August 17th
Gluten & Allergen Free & Wellness Event
The second annual Raleigh/Durham Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event at the Durham Convention Center is this Saturday from 10am-4pm. Event is open to the community, and caters to those who avoid multiple allergens, such as gluten, dairy, soy, nuts, grains, etc. Admission is $10 per adult; kids 13 and under are free, and college students receive $3 off admission with student identification.
Info: website

Fullsteam Brewery 3rd Anniversary Party
Fullsteam is turning three and they are celebrating with the community. Expect music, food trucks, costume contests, featured NC food products, and of course great beer! Celebration runs from noon-2am. Check their facebook page below for more details & updates!
Info: website

Wrecked Raleigh w/ Author & Blogger Jeff Goins
Well known author and blogger Jeff Goins gives a two part talk for aspiring writers. “Startin from scratch: How to build a powerful platform with words, passion, and people” and “How your story can change the workd”. Event is being hosted by Help OneNow. Registration still open. Space is limited.
Info: website

Mordecai Market Downtown Raleigh

Mordecai Market features handpicked local artists and artisans presenting handmade arts and crafts as well as food trucks. The  Market takes place in the Person Street area off Pace Street as well as in front of the Anson Howard Hair Salon at 711 North Person Street in Raleigh from 9:00 am to 1:00pm one Saturday a month beginning in June.
Info: website

Live Music w/ Chris Titchner at Sola Coffee
Chris Titchner returns to Sola Coffee this Saturday night at 7:30 with his acoustic guitar &  lyric-driven tunes. Yes, I have Sola on my pick list twice, but that’s because it is such a great place & Chris is a fantastic local musician. I highly recommend you catch him perform.
Info: website


Sunday August 18th
Ackland Art Museum – Outside Music 
This Sunday, enjoy music outside the galleries, on the steps of the Ackland Art Museum. Local rock trio Supercollider will share their signature “gnarl-pop” sound through a mix of original tunes and cover songs. Supercollider is Chris Reali (guitar, vocals), John Brackett (drums), and Allison Portnow (bass–but better known as the Ackland’s Public Programs Manager).
Info: website

Ornamentea PopUp Market
POP-UP Sunday is a monthly event that gives local businesses, artists and the community a chance to mingle. This Sunday’s market will feature several artist vendors, Aviator Beer,  Food Trucks, and Down To Earth Aerials for an aerial silks demonstration that will leave you breathless.
Info: website

Carolina Classics Car Show (Saturday & Sunday)
The Fourth Annual Carolina Classics at the Capital runs Saturday through Sunday at the Raleigh Convention Center. Featuring the Southeast’s largest indoor car show. Activities will include Ford Model T assembly demonstrations, Capital Auto Group’s “Modern Muscle” display, dozens of vendors, and more.
Info: website

Chirba Chirba Food Truck at Cliff’s Meat Market in Carrboro
Sunday is Dumpling Day in Carrboro! You don’t need to wait until the next food truck rodeo to try these amazing dumplings from one of the Triangle’s most popular food trucks. You can find the Chirba Chirba truck parked at Cliff’s Meat Market on Main Street in Carrboro this Sunday from noon-8pm! Make it a Sunday tradition!
Info: website

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