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Weekend Picks! March 28-30th


March 28-30th


As the last week of March wraps up I am looking forward to warmer weather, spending more time outside, and of course NC Beer Month kicking off in April. There are several cool things going on this weekend. For more suggestions about upcoming NC Beer Month related activities check out my recent post here. If beer is not your thing I have several other suggestions for the weekend below. Hope you have a great weekend. Here’s to warmer temps!

Friday March 28th
Jazz Trumpeter at Beyu Café in Durham Beyu Caffe is honored to present the city of Atlanta’s Jazz Hero of the national JJA Jazz Award, Danny Harper. Sure to be a fun evening of Jazz and good food & drink at Beyu. Located in the heart of downtown this is a great way to end an evening in Durham taking in some incredible jazz. Mr Harper will play two sets (8pm and 10pm). Tickets are $12 per show or $20 to attend both.

White Street “Koschei the Deathless” Bottle Release
White Street Brewery in Wake Forest is having their first bottle release as part of their new “Back Alley Series”. This Russian imperial stout is aged in bourbon barrels and bottled in 750ML cork & caged bottles at 13% ABV. Bottle sales begin at 2pm in the taproom ($13.99 each). Samples available for $2.

Saturday March 29th
Fairview Garden  Flora & Food Trucks After a highly successful inaugural run, local retail garden center, Fairview Greenhouses & Garden Center, Inc. will host the second annual “Flora and Food Trucks” series this spring. The Flora and Food Trucks series promotes the idea that local food and local plants go hand in hand.  Event attendees will have the opportunity to attend classes on vegetable gardening, herbs, perennials and container gardening.The events are family friendly and admission is free.  The food trucks will be charging their regular prices for the food offered. This Saturday 11am-2pm they things off with American Meltdown, Chick-N-Que, Baguettaboutit, Sympathy for the Deli, Sweet Traditions by LeAne. http://www.fairviewgardencenter.com/2013/02/events/floraandfoodtrucks/

LoneRider Showdown
LoneRider is taking over Blount Street for another evening of great music, food and of course a ton of great beer. This is a ticketed event – follow the link for more details and ticket info.

Sunday March 30th
Serving Up Spring – A Pop-Up Brunch at HQ Raleigh Check out HQ Raleigh’s new space in downtown Raleigh and support a great cause! For $19 you can enjoy a PopUp brunch at HQ Raleigh this Sunday featuring crepes, chicken, pastries, coffee, a juice sampling from Raleigh Raw, and more delicious brunchy goodness! Each brunch ticket also includes free admission to to the Contemporary Art Museum, conveniently located right next door. Online registration required. Dine anytime between 10 AM and 2 PM. Proceeds benefit Activate Good’s Activate Schools program, empowering teens to lead and serve to make an impact. Tips humbly encouraged and contribute to funds raised. Register online at http://activategood.org/servingupspring.

Picture of the Week – Functional Art!

Bike Rack in front of Bad Daddy’s Burger – Raleigh

I grabbed this photo yesterday while visiting Tyler’s Taproom in Seaboard Station last night for the Raleigh Beer Guide Launch Party. Apparently this bike rack has been around for a while but it just caught my eye last night. You may have noticed that recently there are some creative looking bike racks poppin up around downtown. This is one of my favorites so far. As you can see, it is located right in front of Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar. Moments after I took this shot somebody came up and locked their bike to it. Functional art. I like it!



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RAW: Natural Born Artists “Awakenings” Local Artist Showcase

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Earlier this month I attended an event organized by Raleigh chapter of RAW:natural born artists. The RAW “Awakenings” event showcased 30 great local indie talents in Raleigh with a fun filled night of art, music and fashion at the Lincoln Theater.

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RAW’s mission is to provide up-and-coming artists of all creative realms with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity so that they might be seen, heard and loved. RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.

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This was my first visit to the Lincoln Theater and I didn’t know exactly what to expect. I found it to be a great venue for such a cultural event. Artists had their paintings, photos, and handmade jewelry on display throughout the club while models, dancers, and musicians shared their talents from the main stage. The crowd circulated and mingled throughout the club and the upper mezzanaine provided a birds eye view of all the action.

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I had fun mingling and chatting with many of the artists with work on display. RAW’s work to highlight the creative talent of Raleigh helps provide them with the resources and exposure to provide a creative atmosphere where artists can find opportunities to take their talent to the next level. With such great turnout I think this is a great way for local talent to help get their work and name out there.

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If you are a local artist looking to join a future Raw showcase submissions are now being accepted for their April 30th SPECTRUM show.  To see additional photos from the February RAW Awakening event check out this great set of photos from the official Raleigh Raw photographer Leigh Moose.

RAW:natural born artists
website: http://rawartists.org/raleigh/
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RAWRaleigh
twitter: @RaleighRaw


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