August 10, 2018

Monster Drawing Rally at NC Museum of Art
The North Carolina Museum of Art is presenting the Annual Monster Drawing Rally where 75 artists at all stages of their careers will be drawing, as spectators watch. At the end of the evening each piece of art will be available for $50. Artists include Ben Shafer, Miriam Zimil, Drew Hill, Greg Baldwin, Kiki Farish, Maya Freelon Asante, Rio Aubry Taylor, Sean Kernick, Marx Myth, Bart Cusick and more. They will be using collage, watercolor, ink, and graphite. This event is the NC Museum of Art’s way of making art accessible and supporting local artists. The evening also includes a collaborative art project, music, and food trucks. Food trucks include: American Meltdown, Cousins Main Lobster, Bulkogi, and Two Roosters. It’ll take place in the East Building. $8/museum members, $10/non-members, free/under age 6; Friday, 5:30 pm; 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, RaleighNC

2nd Friday ArtWalk in Chapel Hill and Carrboro
The second Friday of every month means live music, food, activities, hands-on art demonstrations, discounts, and more. 27 venues are highlighted on the map including the Ackland Art Museum at UNC to Open Eye Cafe in Carrboro. Download a map to help make sure you don’t miss anything. Free; Friday, 6 – 9 pm; Venues here.

OysterFest with Paul Greenberg and Locals Seafood
Join in for a three-course sustainable seafood, family-style, dinner with Paul Greenberg and Locals Seafood celebrating Paul’s new book, The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Long Life and a Healthier Planet. In this book, Greenberg charts the history of Omega-3 fatty acids while questioning their rise to popularity as a miracle supplement. Guest chef, Eric Montagne, from Locals Oyster Bar will be hosting a Carolina raw bar on the patio, with oyster shucking demos, while you enjoy gin spritzes, sparkling wine, and local beers. Then, enjoy a NC seafood dinner. Paul Greenberg is the New York Times bestselling author and a regular contributor to the Times and many other publications, Mr. Greenberg is the winner of a James Beard Award for Writing and Literature. $48; Saturday, 6 pm: Raw bar & cocktail hour, 7 pm: dinner; 315 East Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701; 919.768.8831

BATALAGER Launch Party
Batalá will present the first Brazilian Day NC Festival on September 15th at Durham Central Park with a little help from Fullsteam Brewery. As part of this collaboration Fullsteam Brewery has created a signature beer made with Brazilian Açaí berries and North Carolina blueberries. Come out to support the Brazilian Day NC Festival by tasting and purchasing BATALAGER at it’s official launch party at Fullsteam Brewery this weekend. Friday; Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

Latino Festival
Enjoy entertainment, activities, and food at the Durham’s Annual Latino Festival sponsored by Durham Parks and Recreation. Share Hispanic traditions and folklore with live music and great food. There will be a host of hands-on activities for youth as well as the opportunity to create traditional Latin crafts and soccer enthusiasts can also watch the tournament finals. Music and dance groups will perform including: Sajaso; Amanecer Latino; Caique Vidal & Batuque; Ballet Folklorico; Takiri Folclor Latino and Los Rumberos Stars. Free; Saturday, 12 – 5 pm; Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Dr, Durham, NC 27704; 919.560.4355

Celebrate National S’Mores Day when Morrisville will become S’Morrisville. The celebrations will be taking place at four locations around Morrisville. There will be music, games, t-shirts to win, food trucks, and, of course, lots of s’mores to enjoy. Friday, 6 – 8 pm; Morrisville, NC, locations here.

Vintage Market Days of NC Triangle
Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. $5-15;  Friday & Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm; NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

International Night Market
Join Full Steam Brewery as they host a dozen or so local, small businesses with a global focus. Vendors include GumCha – The original, handloomed 100% cotton scarf, Bryce Batts – Noonday, Style & Storytelling, Mulberry Macaron Co.Poonam Henna ArtCilantro Artisan FoodsEscazu Artisan Chocolates, MacFieKatbeads, and more. Free; 8 – 11 pm; Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

2nd Sundays: Downtown Cary Food and Flea
Come celebrate the lazy days of Summer with the Food & Flea! Enjoy fantastic foods, fabulous handmade local items and vintage finds. Grab a pint of local craft beer from Bond Brothers Beer Company while you shop with our crafty vendors and their unique riches. Free; Sunday, 12 – 4 pm; Fidelity Bank Plaza, 100 W. Chatham St, Cary, NC 27511

By Whitney

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