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Weekend Picks! Oct 11-13th

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October 11-13th

The second weekend of October continues to be packed with a variety of things to do. Live music, Porsche exhibit at NCMA, food trucks, and competitive badminton top my picks for things to check out. There truly is something for everyone going on this weekend! Enjoy!

Friday October 11th

Live Bluegrass Music at Sola Coffee – North Raleigh
Sola Coffee regularly hosts live music each Friday & Saturday around 7:00pm. This Friday they play host to local bluegrass band Ravenridge. While you’re there check out Sola’s new dinner menu featuring pizzas, cheese plates, bruschetta, and new wine & beer selctions in addition to their great coffee!

Deep River Brewery & D’Burritos Food Truck – Clayton
Have you been to Deep River Brewery in Clayton yet? I samples a few of their beers at a recent event and they are fantastic. This Friday the Brewery is open and the taps will be flowing. D’Burritos, a relatively new food truck featuring tex-mex dishes will be at the brewery selling food to feed the hungry local beer fans!

North Hills Friday Night Tribute Music Series – Raleigh
Midtown Events is hosting the last Friday Night Tribute band block party of the season this Friday night from 7-9pm on Park Street at North Hills. This Friday enjoy the tunes of the 1980’s tribute band The Breakfast Club!

Saturday October 12th

NCMA Porsche by Design Exhibit Opens – Raleigh
Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed marks the North Carolina Museum of Art’s first design exhibition, exploring the history and development of the Porsche lineage from the 1930s to the present day. Featuring 22 automobiles, Porsche by Design presents cars owned by Ralph Lauren, Steve McQueen, & Janis Joplin, as well as the one-of-a-kind Panamericana concept car on loan from the Porsche Museum in Suttgart, Germany. The exhibit opens this Saturday October 12th and runs through January 20, 2014.
Exhibit Website

Live Music at Uncorked – Donnie Howard Acoustic – Raleigh
Donnie Howard returns to the Uncorked Wine Bar in Falls River this Saturday night at 6pm. Enjoy craft beers and a wide variety of wines while listening to his great acoustic performance. Donnie will be joined by Chuck Brown on percussion.

Pop A Top: A Food Truck Rodeo – Raleigh
Rebus Works is hosting Pop A Top: A Food Truck Rodeo that will pair up seven food trucks with seven New Belgium canned beers. Pop A Top will include a Food Truck Rodeo, DJ, local art and craft vendors and New Belgium Brewing Company will have a “do it yourself” koozie silk-screening table manned by Oak City Collective.  There are a total of seven pairings and all the trucks will offer a $4 sample dish to go along with the $4 beers.

Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival – Silk Hope
A music lovers’ paradise, Shakori Hills is a family-friendly celebration of Music, dance, art, & education. 4, days, 4 stages, & over 60 bands in beautiful Chatham County. Make sure you stop by the Coffee Barn for some Larry’s Beans Coffee! Festival runs Oct 10-13th!

NC Adidas Badminton Open
Looking to enjoy something a little different this weekend? Badminton is an incredibly popular sport outside of the united states, but you have a unique opportunity to watch a host of competitive Badminton matches this weekend at the NC Adidas Open being held at NC State Oct 11-13th. Local resident Leon Grodski de Barrera of CocoaCinnamon  in Durham will be competing in a match this Saturday at 9am. You can view the full tournament schedule here.

Sunday October 13th

Massive Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo – Downtown Raleigh
Downtown Raleigh is set to host another huge Food Truck Rodeo this Sunday from 12-5pm. There will be over 50 food trucks lined up and running several blocks along end Fayetteville Street. There will also be beer and coffee for sale and seating. There is sure to be a crowd, so get there early and avoid the long lines!

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Weekend Picks! September 6-8th

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(i>Weekend Picks – September 6-8th, 2013

September is here and there are tons of things going on this weekend. By now I’m sure you have heard all about the Hopscotch Music Festival going on in downtown Raleigh all weekend long. There are also many other things going on alongside that great event and in other corners of the Triangle this weekend. Here are the fun things that peaked my interest this week and made my weekend picks!

Friday September 6th
Yellow Dog Bread Company Grand Opening Party
Yellow Dog Bread Company will celebrate their Grand Opening this Friday from 6-9pm. I’m really excited about this bakery coming to downtown Raleigh (near the Mordecai neighborhood). I don’t have many details about the grand opening festivities but I bet it will be fun to check it out and imagine samples may be involved. Once they are up and running they will offer an assortment of baked goods, fresh breads, and coffee and espresso drinks as well. A bakery is a welcome addition to downtown Raleigh and I look forward to being a regular Yellow Dog Bread!
Info: website

ShopScotch at Rebus Works (Fri & Sat)
This outdoor event in downtown Raleigh’s Boylean Heights area will feature wide range of artists, crafters, and designers showcasing a variety of fine handcrafted wares alongside some great live music. There will also be several food trucks present both days. See the link below for details about band schedule and food trucks for each day
Info: website

Saturday September 7th
NCMA Movie Night – “The Big Lebowski”
Movie on the Lawn night at NCMA! “The Dude Abides” Movie Party. There will be giant lawn bowling, White Russians, food trucks, and a costume contest. Fun starts at 6:30 pm when BaguettaboutitMama DukesAmerican Meltdown, and LoYo food trucks roll in. Wear a costume and take your picture in the Lebowski Lounge or leave a message on the Donny tribute wall.  Bring chairs or blankets so you can kick back and what have you when the movie starts at 8:30.
Info: website

Sunday September 7th
MJ’s Mobile Dinner Food Truck at Brook Street Bowling 
MJ’s mobile diner will be joining Brooks Street Bowl in Wake Forest for Sunday Funday this week! Catch Opening day of the NFL Season, and grab some lunch or a snack! Drink specials, bowling specials (after 5pm), and every NFL game! Check out the Menu here!
Info: website

Sunday Brunch at Joule Coffee
I plan on paying my first visit to Raleigh’s newest coffee shop this weekend myself. I hear the weekend Brunch, served 10am-3pm Saturday and Sunday is fantastic. Brunch menu has everything from peach pancakes and huevos rancheros to shrimp and grits. They also serve up locally roasted Counter Culture coffee with a full menu of coffee and signature espresso drinks. Can’t wait to check it out!
Info: website

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Weekend Picks! May 31st – June 2nd

Weekly Stuff

This weekend is jam packed with fun events. My list of picks features everything from celebrating the Triangle’s 25 Stylish movers and shakers, to food truck rodeos and dixieland jazz bands. See below for my full list of things to check out this weekend. Enjoy!

Friday May 31st

Carolina Style Magazine -Triangle’s 25 Most Stylish People
Join Carolina STYLE Magazine as we celebrate the 25 Most Stylish fashionistas, business leaders, socialites and philanthropists who are influencing positive change right here in the Triangle.

Begin your evening with photos on the STYLE Red Carpet, and make sure to smile for the cameras! Event is held at the gorgeous AIA Center for Architecture and Design and preview live fashion exhibits by featured designers. Complimentary Hors d’ Oeuvres & Open Bar.

When: Friday 7-10pm
Where: AIA Center for Architecture & Design in Raleigh
More Info: website

Decatur Street  Dixieland Band at Papa Mojo’s Road House
The Decatur Street Beat Dixieland Band has played foot stomping; toe tapping, New Orleans style Dixieland music since 2004. The group is made up of experienced Dixieland musicians, Dick Sloane – trombone, Keith Longmire – clarinet and saxophone, Mike Acquesta – banjo, and Irv Eisen – tuba. They bring to central North Carolina and the world what they feel is the happiest and liveliest music and you can’t help but feel their enthusiasm and love for the sounds of Decatur Street in New Orleans.

When: Friday 9 pm
Where: Papa Mojo’s Road House in Durham
Tickets: $8
More Info: website

Saturday June 1st

Help One Now Community Garage Sale
HUGE community garage sale at Hope Community Church in Raleigh to raise money for children rescued from human trafficking in Haiti.  The garage sale party that will feature moonbounces, games, food, and of course, good garage sale deals! People have been encouraged to sell their excess (not just junk), so expect great items for sale!

When: Saturday 7am-noon
Where: Hope Community Church- Raleigh
More Info: wesbite

FOOD WAGGIN’ Food Truck Rodeo to Benefit the SPCA
Chow down for a great cause! Bring your friends, bring your dogs, and enjoy the company of fellow animal lovers.  Enjoy fare from local Triangle food trucks, live music from ROCKSHOW, and a children’s play area. Confirmed food trucks include: Chirba Chirba Dumpling, Klausie’s Pizza, Captain Ponchos Tacos, Chick-N-Que and Porchetta. Each participating food truck will donate 10% of their sales to the SPCA, AND Wilkinson will match their donations dollar for dollar!

When: Saturday 1-5pm
Where: Wilkinson Supply Co. ~ 3300 Bush Street Raleigh, NC
More Info: website

Rebus Works Food Truck Rodeo & Gouge Wrestling
Free family fun event! The food trucks have offered to donate some of their profit to help pay for wrestling and the rest will go towards The Saturday Market. Not a rasslin fan? How about great food truck food (There will be 8 local food trucks), cold beer (including beer from several local breweries) and a nice spring evening outdoors. Maybe check out some really cool art at Rebus as well.

When: Saturday 5-9pm
Where: Rebus Works (301-2 Kinsey Street) in Raleigh
More Info: website

9th Annual Beaver Queen Pageant
The Beaver Queen Pageant is a family-friendly event with lots to charm the younger spectators, as well as the older ones. Bring a picnic, blanket, and chairs, and cheer on your favorite contestants! The pre-show entertainment begins at 4pm at Duke Park, and the pageant kicks off at 5pm with the parade featuring this year’s contestants. This year’s theme is “The Big Beaver Revival”. The contestants’ talents will dazzle you! Their costumes will amaze you! You never know what to expect from our crafty beavers.Proceeds from the pageant go to the Ellerbee Creek Watershed Association.

When: Saturday 4-7:30pm
Where: Duke Park Meadow in Durham
More Info: website

Sunday June 2nd

Raleigh 70.3 Ironman
This will be the first half-IronMan event held in Raleigh. The event features over 2,000 competitors starting off with a 1.2 mile swim at Jordan Lake, followed by a 56 mile bike course going through Chatham County and Wake County before entering downtown Raleigh where a 13.1 mile run course will take athletes to the finish on Fayetteville Street. Check out the event website for the various course maps and head on out to cheer on the competitors!

When: Sunday (All Morning)
Where: Various Locations – Wake, Durham, Orange County (See Website)
More Info: website


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This Weekend’s Picks! April 26-28th


This weekend is absolutely packed with outdoor events! From beer festivals and food truck rodeos in Raleigh to live music in Wake Forest! See below for my top picks for things to do this weekend in the Triangle. Have a tip or suggestion for next week? Send me an email at TriangleExplorer@gmail.com.

Friday April 26th

“Flash Food Truck Friday” at Rebus Works
Rebus Works is hosting a Flash Food Truck Friday at the gallery this week. It is to promote the presence of 3 huge Food Truck Rodeos that will be happening in downtown Raleigh throughout the summer. This event will feature beer from Foothills Brewery and Raleigh Brewery, a DJ spinning tunes, and four awesome local food trucks (including two new ones! (D Burritos, Baton Rouge Cuisine, Captain Poncho’s Tacos, Hibachi Express).

When: Friday 6-9pm
Where:  Rebus Works, 301 Kinsey Street – Downtown Raleigh
More Info: website

Saturday April 27th

Day One Pop Up Restaurant – This Week: Vegan Menu!
Day One is a pop-up restaurant that takes over Ninth Street Bakery once a week, Saturday nights, from 5:30PM-11PM. Seating is first-come, first-served. The menu this Saturday will be a  “Southern Soul” Vegan theme. The menu will include Vegan Mac and Cheese, Hoppin’ John Salad with Tabasco Vinaigrette, “Chicken-Fried” Tofu, Mashed Potatoes, Smoked Collards with 2 Gravies, Apple Cobbler, Agave Sweet Tea, Mango Juice, Beer. As a special treat, Southern Folklife musicologists Jason Perlmutter and Josh Davis are contributing a DJ mix of exclusively rare soul tunes that were recorded/produced right here in Durham.

When: Saturday 5:30-11pm
Where: 136 E. Chapel Hill Street, Durham
More Info: website

Piedmont Farm Tour (Sat/Sun)
Come learn about the Triangle’s local and organic farm & food scene. Meet local farmers & tour their farms! Load up a car with your friends and family, choose the farms you’d like to visit on the map or brochure below and get out in the countryside! The tour is self-guided and farms and sites are located throughout the Triangle in Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Orange, and Person counties. Visit any farm in any order.

When: Saturday & Sunday 1-5pm
Where: Various Farms (See Website)
Cost: $25 per car / $30 day of tour
More Info: website

Shop Local Raleigh  presents their second annual Brewgaloo local beer festival in downtown Raleigh’s City Plaza. Brewgaloo 2013 will feature 25 craft breweries from North Carolina including several favorites from right here in the Triangle.  There will also be 14 local food truckson hand to feed the hungry crowd and live music  provided on two stage from 8 different local bands.

When: Saturday 3-9pm
Where: Raleigh City Plaza, Downtown Raleigh
Cost: Free Admission / Beer tokens $5
More Info: website

Festival of Legends (Sat/Sun)
North Carolina’s newest fantasy faire, the Festival of Legends returns April 27-28 2013 to Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, NC! Come frolic with all manner of creatures mythical and enjoy fine mead and beer while a host of extraordinary entertainers performs on  stage; peruse unique artist’s creations and dance to the beat of tribal drums! It will be a party retold in stories for a long time to come!

When: Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm
Cost: see website
Where: One Storybook Lane, Chapel Hill, NC
More Info: website

Sunday April 28th

Children of the Horn – Wake Forest Six Sundays Music Series
Bring the kids, friends, a picnic, and a blanket! Town of Wake Forest, the Six Sundays in Spring concert series returns for 2013 on consecutive Sundays from April 28 through June 2. This week’s headlining band is Children of the Horn (Soul/Funk with horns!). These FREE concerts are held at E. Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater. Opening bands starting at 3 pm, with the main acts starting at 5 pm and ending at 7 pm. Food vendors will there include VFW food trailer, the Lemon TreeSweet Traditions by LeAne (cupcakes) and Lumpy’s Ice Cream!

When: Sunday 3-7pm
Where: E. Carrol Joyner Park,  701 Harris Road, Wake Forest
More Info: website

Help Give These Two Local Businesses a Kick Start!
These two great local businesses in Raleigh and Durham have initiated Kickstarter campaigns to help raise funds make their visions a reality and on the ground and running. Check out their kickstarter websites (listed below) for more information!

The Market – Restaurant, Grocer, Caterer – The Market is moving into a new location and expanding the vision. They needs the communities help to bring fresh produce/prepared foods (grocery), restaurant and catering services utilizing locally based suppliers, an in-house butcher featuring humanly raised meats, and other basic sundries to downtown Raleigh. Visit their Kickstarter Page to learn more about their vision and how you can help!

Rose’s Meat Market & Sweet Shop – Justin & Katie moved here with a dream of opening a whole animal butcher and pastry shop in downtown Durham. Check out their  Kickstarter Page to learn more how you can help make this happen! 


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Raleigh’s Rebus Works “Pop A Top” Food Truck Rodeo & Aviator Canned Beer Event This Saturday!

Rebus Works is hosting Pop A Top: A food truck rodeo with live music to kick off Aviator Brewing Company’s new canned beers on Saturday, October 27th, from 12noon – 4PM. The event will benefit The Saturday Market, Raleigh’s weekly, local food and craft market featuring garden and oven-free goodies, handmade uniquities and more. Pop A Top will include a food truck rodeo, two bands, local art + craft vendors, and a kids’ costume contest.

Aviator Brewing Company recently released three of their craft beers in cans — Hotrod Red and Devil’s Tramping Ground Tripel, both of which won Gold at the 2012 NC Brewer’s Cup, and Hogwild IPA which won Silver. We’ll have some pretty great Pop A Top can koozies available to keep your craft beers cold!

Food trucks:
Only Burger, Bulkogi, Sarge’s Chef on Wheels and La Farm Bakery.

Music by:
Chip Robinson and the Heavy Beat Outfit & Richard Bacchus & Luckiest Girls.

Saturday’s schedule:
12pmPop A Top starts – Food trucks, Aviator beers, local art + crafters
1pm – Kids’ costume contest with some great prizes for the little ones
2-4pm – Bands perform

About The Saturday Market & Rebus Works
The Saturday Market and Rebus Works are located in Boylan Heights at 301-2 Kinsey Street, Raleigh, NC. We’re next to the Boylan bridge and the market runs every Saturday from 9am to 1pm until November 17th.

Pop A Top Facebook Page Here

Rebus Works page.

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