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Weekend Picks: May 29th – June 1st

Apex Latino Arts Festival

Halle Cultural Arts Center ~ Apex, NC

Thursday May 29th

Oak City Seven Free Concert w/ Atlanta Rhythm Section
The Free Concert Series in downtown Raleigh’s City Plaza kicks off this Thursday 5-10:30pm with a lineup of live music headlined by the Atlanta Rhythm Section. The Chirba Chirba Food  truck will also be on hand to feed the hungry masses. Local brewers  selling their beer including White Street, Aviator, Big Boss, Triangle Brewing, and Lone Rider. 5-10:30pm Event Details

Music on the Back Porch atAmerican Tobacco Campus
The legendary Back Porch Music on the Lawn series returns Durham’s American Tobacco Campus May 15-September 7 with 8 free shows. This Thursday enjoy music by Mandolin Orange. Free Picnics and chairs welcome. Music starts at 6pm. Event Details

Friday May 30th

Durham Bulls Game w/ Fireworks!
The Durham Bulls take on Lehigh Valley Friday evening at 7:05. Make sure you stick around after the game for the Free Fireworks. The stadium was recently updated and now features more local beer and food options. The fireworks really are a nice show after the game! Event Details

Sol Tacos Food Truck at Big Boss Brewery
There is a new food truck in town. If you haven’t had a southern inspired gourmet taco from Sol Tacos yet you can find the truck this Friday at Big Boss Brewery starting at 5pm. My personal favorite is the buttermilk battered flounder fish taco for just $4. Tacos and beer go perfect together.

Blues on the Plaza at Northgate Mall
Free Blues Music show 6-9pm featuring Charlley Ward & friends including many of the Triangle’s best blues artists musicians. Food available for purchase from Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse, CJ’s Street food, and Iced Cupcakes; Beer available for purchase from Carolina Brewery. Event Details

Saturday May 31st

Saturdays at Saxapahaw
The Saxapahaw Rivermill weekly festivities include performances by top bands featuring bluegrass, back porch, blues, folk, gospel, latin, celtic, funk, roots, americana and old time music and a thriving Farmer’s Market with fresh local produce, cheese, eggs, baked goods, flowers, honey, organic meat, locally produced wine, hand made arts and crafts and more.  Saturday from 5pm-8pm. Admission is free though donations are appreciated. Event Details

Carolina Brewing Company Spring Bash
A family friendly event from 4-10pm at the brewery featuring live blues music, Food trucks, boucne house, corn hole  and $4 PINTS of CBC beer. Proceeds benefit the MS Society. Food trucks scheduled include Sol Tacos, Deli-icious, Jam Ice Cream, ans Valentinos. Event Details

Larkspur Garden Party
Great opportunity to visit a local private garden and browse works from local artists. The Alvarino Norwood family invites you  to visit their garden located off Atlantic Avenue in Raleigh this Saturday and Sunday. The garden is in full bloom and artists will be selling Saturday, May 31st from 10am until 6pm and Sunday, June 1st from 10am until 4pm. No early birds please. Event Details

Oxford Strawberry Jam Festival
Join the Granville Arts Council, Downtown Oxford Businesses, live bands and TONS of arts, crafts and food vendors for a jamming day kicking off the start of Summer. Event and Festivities will begin at 10 am and last through 4 pm. Keep an eye out for local food truck Not Just Icing serving their delicious cupcakes!  Event Details

Apex Latino Arts Festival
The Town of Apex will be captivated by the Latino Culinary Fest, dance, music, arts and crafts on Saturday May 31, 2014. Latino Art Exhibition at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, artisan bazaar, and a day full of family craft activities. Event Details

Sunday June 1st

Food Truck Rodeo in Carrboro benefiting Fix-a-Home
The community is invited to the food truck rodeo, 3-7 p.m., Sunday, June 1 at the Carrboro Town Commons. The rodeo will include the following food trucks: Parlez-Vous Crepe, Chirba Chirba Dumplings, Pie Pushers, Steel String Brewery, Captain Poncho’s Taco Truck, MaMa Duke’s, and Tar Heel Creamery. Event Details

Jazz Brunch at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro
Every Sunday in the Summer you can visit Weaver Street Market, grab some food, and find a spot on the lawn or under a tree and listen to music from 11am-1pm. This week music is provided by Bucket Brothers w/ Giffanzo & Pelli. Always a treat to visit downtown Carrboro in the Summer. Event Details

Mark Your Calendars ~ Upcoming June Events!

Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo –  June 8th
Find Over 50 of the Triangle’s most popular Food trucks in downtown Raleigh at the same time. Trucks line Fayetteville Street from the Capitol Building all the way to City Plaza. Serving from 1-6pm. Event Details

Txakolifest Wine & Food Event at Six Plates – June 14th
Two special sessions of wine and food at Six Plates featuring spritzy Basque wine, oysters, and pintxos (tapas). Six Plates teams up with the wine experts from Wine Authorities and several local chefs from several of the Triangles most celebrated restaurants for this special day of wine and food benefiting Urban Ministries of Durham. Event Details

New Belgium Tour De Fat – June 21st
Fun times, fun friends, fun bikes and fun beers. The Tour de Fat is back in Durham and better than ever! Bring a smile and your best costume, we’re about to have a good time. Event Details

 

 

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Weekend Picks: May 22-25th

Deep River Brewing Co.

Deep River Brewing ~ Clayton, NC

Thursday May 22nd

Latte Art Throwdon at HQ Raleigh
Triangle coffee fans gather this Thursday at 7pm at HQ Raleigh to watch a friendly competition between the Triangle’s best baristas as they celebrate the local coffee community and go head to head to see who can create the best latte art. Free to spectate, $5 to compete. Event Details

Ponysaurus Beer at Beer Study in Chapel Hill
You are  invited to stop by the Beer Study to learn about the brews of Ponysaurus with Brewmaster Keil Jansen, and to ponder what it means to brew the beers beer would drink if beer could drink beer. Event Details

Find Your Cool Free Jazz Concert in Durham’s CCB Plaza
The Gravy Boys (Country, roots rock, honky tonk, bluegrass) are putting on a Free show this Thursday 7-8:30 at CCB Plaza in Durham. Make sure you stop in The Parlour just down the street for some of the best ice cream in the Triangle! Event Details

Big Wheel Race in Downtown Raleigh
 Like the idea of adults racing on big wheels? The Flow Mini of Raleigh Big Wheels Downhill Monster Race at Natty Greene’s this Thursday at 6:30pm to benefit Action for Healthy Kids. After the race, the bar is offering drink specials. Awards given for race winners and best costumes. Sure to be good people watching! Event Details

Friday May 23rd

PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series
Watch the movie “Dirty Dancing” and music by the Nick River Band 5-10:30pm. For six Fridays this summer, the movie series is expected to attract over 6,000 attendees to City Plaza. This year, the movie series will feature films made in North Carolina. Prior to each movie, the event will host a variety of local food trucks, downtown restaurant offerings, and regional microbrew beer options. Event Details

Blues on the Plaza at Northgate Mall in Durham
Free Blues show 6-9pm by Jimi King Trio, Rocking Blues trio, specializing in danceable swinging Texas-style blues. This power trio from Raleigh features guitar, bass, drums and vocals, interweaving the sounds and styles of many of the great blues giants. (Food available for purchase from Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse and Deli-icous Food Truck; Beer available for purchase from Bull City Burger & Brewery) Event Details

Friday on the Porch at Carolina Inn
Vintage Jazz Band Tea Cup Gin will be putting on a Free show tonight in Chapel Hill. Fridays on the Front Porch (FOFP) is a popular end-of-the-work-week celebration that takes place every Friday from 5 PM until 8 PM. Tea Cup Gin will be performing tonight; delicious food, beer, wine will be offered, and enjoy our comfortable seating on the shady front porch and lawn. No cover charge or reservations required. Event Details

Saturday May 24th

NC Hops and Roots Festival
A family friendly festival Saturday & Sunday celebrating local craft breweries, vineyards, food, farms, and music. Takes place at Shakori hills in Pittsboro. Keep and eye out for Chapel Hill’s own Topo Distillery and their local spirits! Event Details

25th Annual Piedmont Car Show
Free outdoor car show celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Chevrolet. The Show will be at Lake Wheeler Park, 6404 Lake Wheeler Road in Raleigh.  Open Show to Cars & Trucks USA Makes 1990 or older.  Event Details

Sunday May 25th

Ornamentea PopUp Market
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, Big Boss Beer, and Stuft food truck with their tasty gourmet stuffed potatoes. Always a fun time and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Event Details

Belgian Waffle Truck at Deep River Brewing Company in Clayton
Staying in town? Make the short drive down to Deep River Brewing Company in Clayton and enjoy a cold pint in their cool taproom. They have plenty of seating at the bar and at picnic tables outside where you can enjoy a belgian waffle from the new Belgain Waffology food truck this Sunday from 1-6pm!

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