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“Art in the Evening” Series & Live Music Returns to NCMA

I don’t do this as often as I would like but I love the Friday night NCMA “Art in the Evening” series. It is a great opportunity to  wander the galleries in the West Building and share small plates with friends. Best of all you can chill with a glass of wine or beer and take in some really good live music.  Small plates and beverages, including wine, beer, and nonalcoholic options, are available for purchase. Full music schedule through August 2015 provided below. “Art in the Evening” runs from 5:30-8:30pm. For more information visit http://ncartmuseum.org/calendar/type/art_in_the_evening/.

Live music schedule:

June 5: David Dyer Trio

June 12: Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band

June 19: Sidecar Social Club (acoustic)

June 26: Peter Lamb and the Wolves (trio)

July 10: Onyx Club Boys

July 24: Tea Cup Gin

July 31: Peter Lamb and the Wolves (trio)

August 7: Onyx Club Boys

August 14: Tea Cup Gin

August 21: Sidecar Social Club (acoustic)

August 28: Peter Lamb and the Wolves (trio)

North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607

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Jubala Village Coffee to Open 2nd Location in Downtown Raleigh!

Jubala Village Coffee

Jubala Village Coffee ~ North Raleigh Location

Jubala Village Coffee has been a big hit with North Raleigh coffee lovers since they opened in Lafayette Village a little over four years ago. Yesterday they made the big announcement that the city has approved their plans to open a second location inside the beltline along Hillsborough Street in the new Aloft Hotel currently under construction across the street from the iconic NC State Memorial Bell Tower.

Jubala Village Coffee

Jubala Village Coffee ~ North Raleigh Location

Jubala’s second location is slated to open later this year and will serve Counter Culture Coffee just like the original, but it will also have a larger kitchen enabling them to provide a similar but enhanced food menu including additional breakfast offerings and weekend brunch. For more info and to get updates on when the new space will open follow Jubala on facebook and twitter.


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Big Boss Run Club 4th Anniversary Party ~ Tuesday May 19th


Big Boss Run CLub

The Big Boss Run Club (BBRC) held its first group run back on May 10th, 2011. Organized by a group of friends with a shared passion for running and craft beer,  Jon Odgers, Win Bassett, Greg Mulholland, and Ben Gaddy created what has become one of the most popular brewery supported run clubs in the Triangle. On Tuesday May 19th the club will celebrate its 4th anniversary with an official group run at 7pm followed by beers, raffles, and food truck options at the brewery. A group photo will be taken at 7pm on the patio in front of the brewery by the club’s local celebrity runner photographer Gary Franks.  Everyone is asked to wear their BBRC shirts for the photo. Don’t worry if you don’t have a shirt yet. This run club is open to all runners of all levels. Everyone is welcome to attend!


Bulkogi Truck at Big Boss

A special beer release of Big Boss’s “Tail Wind” is also scheduled as part of the celebration. Tail Wind is an easy drinking, hoppy session ale brewed by run club organizer Jon Odgers and the Big Boss head brewer. Known as run club beer, it’s the only beer brewed for a run club by a runner. The event will feature several awesome guests that will be offering free raffles and discounts including:

  • The 2015 Big Boss Run club sponsors Fleet Feet Sports Raleigh and Brooks Running
  • U.S. National Whitewater Center
  • Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon and half marathon
  • Race 13.1 Raleigh, NC – Spring half marathon
  • 2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & 1/2 Marathon
  • Food from Bulkogi Truck, Taco Grande and Not Just Icing, Inc.

Big Boss Run Club – 4th Anniversary Party
Tuesday May 19, 2014
Group Run at 7pm
For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/101272316871081/.



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Exotic Machines and Custom Creations Roar into Raleigh Sunday April 12th for Eurobike 2015


Eurobike Raleigh Event at Seaboard Station April 12, 2015
Photo Courtesy John King of Catseye Media

The southeast United States’ largest gathering of European motorcycles and Euro-inspired café racers roars into downtown Raleigh this Sunday, April 12th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Now in its sixth year, Eurobike continues its reputation of bringing together the region’s most exotic and elegant examples of European mechanical design as well as showcasing the talents of the area’s amateur and professional bike builders and customizers.

Once again, the Shops at Seaboard Station, located at 5 West Franklin Street (next to William Peace University) in Raleigh, will fill its parking lot with hundreds of motorcycles from brands such as Ducati, BMW, MV Agusta and Triumph as well as current-model and vintage café racers and scooters from around the world. Eurobike features a participant-judged bike show, raffle, vendor booths, food trucks (Chirba Chirba and Prochetta), panel discussions with amateur and professional racers and motorcycle industry insiders, other special guests and live MotoGP race coverage. Eurobike is a family-friendly event and free for the public.

All proceeds from vendor fees, bike show registration costs and raffle ticket sales will benefit SAFEchild, the only child abuse prevention agency in Wake County working directly with families. Whether entering their bikes in the show or not, all motorcyclists – regardless of their machines’ countries of origin – are encouraged to ride to the event to support the love of motorcycling.

Eurobike Preview: Saturday, April 4 from 9-11 a.m. at Fresca Café in Cary’s Waverly Place: MotoEuropa, Cary’s European motorcycle and culture group, will host a sneak peek of some of the bikes that will be on display at Eurobike. Enjoy breakfast and coffee at one of the area’s premier European cafes and learn what’s in store for Eurobike 2015. Fresca Café & Gelato is located in Waverly Place Shopping Center, 302 Colonades Way, Suite #109 in Cary.

Saturday, April 11

6:30 – 9 p.m.: Dinner & a Movie, Tylers Taproom, 18 Seaboard Ave #150, Seaboard Station (Registration required)

Sunday, April 12
8-9:30 a.m.: Eurobike Breakfast, First Watch Restaurant, 6109 Glenwood Ave (All welcome)
9:30 a.m.: Group ride to Eurobike, First Watch Restaurant, 6109 Glenwood Ave
(All welcome – mixed and women-only groups)

11 a.m.: Event opens
11:40 a.m.: Tent activities begin, welcome address, Main Tent

11:45 a.m.: VIP Speaker, Mike Esser, Raleigh Motor, Main Tent

Noon: VIP Speaker, Breeann Poland, motofeed.com, Main Tent

12:30 p.m.: Racers’ Panel, Main Tent

2 p.m.: Bike show awards, Main Tent

2:15 p.m.: Prize drawing

3 p.m.: Show close

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Shops at Seaboard Station
5 West Franklin Street (next to William Peace University) Raleigh, NC 27604
Web: EurobikeRaleigh.com
Twitter: @EurobikeRaleigh
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raleigh-Eurobike/412304605472728

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Picture of the Week: Arepa Culture Food Truck at Big Boss


Arepa Culture NC Food Truck

The weather is finally warming up and it’s time to get outside! This past Sunday I took advantage of the nice day and paid a visit to the Big Boss Run Club. While there I had the pleasure of trying the food from the Arepa Culture food truck for the first time after my run. The truck serves “Arepas”- a gluten free corn based flat bread formed into a patty that is grilled, split open and stuffed with a variety of ingredients. I enjoyed the “La Tica” which is an Arepa stuffed with shredded chicken, sauteed peppers & onions and melted cheese. It went great with a pint of Big Boss Angry Angel Kolsch.

They have several other Arepa offerings including ones with pulled pork bbq, shredded beef, chicken salad and avocado, and a caprese with fresh mozzarella, tomato pesto and olive oil. It’s a great truck and I suggest checking them out if you are on the hunt for a great Arepa or the next time you are looking to try something new. Arepa Culture is very good about letting people know where they will be parked each day by posting their location on social media. You can follow them on twitter, facebook, and instagram to keep tabs on where they will be next.

This was the last Sunday run with the Big Boss Run Club as they transition back to Tuesday night runs at the brewery starting Tuesday March 17th at 7pm. I highly recommend you check it out if you are looking for a fun social run club. It’s free and open to runners of all abilities. Routes offered include 3 and 5 mile options. After each weekly run there is usually a beer special offered by Big Boss with a select beer for just $3 a pint. Food trucks are regular visitors to the club as well.

Cheers to warmer weather!

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