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National Coffee Day

If you’re like me, you need your caffeine buzz as soon as you are up. Well, today is your day to rejoice. It’s National Coffee Day! Coffee Club is a coffee subscription company that can help you celebrate coffee all year long. Choose your favorite coffee, then choose how much you want and choose how often you want to receive it. You get your coffee within 48 hours! What’s different about Coffee Club? None of their coffee is pre-packaged, so every...

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Handcrafted Durm There are several Shop Small Saturday events happening in Downtown Durham. One of the newest will be right up the block from Durham Central Park after the regular Saturday downtown farmer’s market, at Durty Bull Brewing Co. Handcrafted DURM was created as an inclusive space contrasting to the proliferation of exorbitantly high-dollar vendor events for newer and small businesses in the midst of the economic challenges our community is facing. The brewery opens at noon, right at close...

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Raleigh Roasts 2020 City of Raleigh Museum’s annual Raleigh Roasts means you get to taste amazing coffee & pastries from local vendors. Vendors include: Counter Culture, Dilworth Coffee, Slingshot Coffee, Larry’s Coffee, Full Bloom Coffee, Benelux Coffee, LousyHunters, Yellow Dog, Carroll’s Kitchen, Pine State Coffee and Tama Tea. Line will close at 12:45 pm sharp and no refunds will be given if you are not in line by 12:45 pm! $10, $5/members; Saturday, 10 am – 1 pm; City of...

Labor Day Weekend

Finally Friday: Raiders of the Lost Ark NC Museum of Natural Sciences is hosting Assistant State Archaeologist Dr. David Cranford to help separate the science from the fiction following the screening. Join the adventure this weekend! $2/members, $5/non-members; Friday, 5:30 pm; NC Museum of Natural Sciences and Nature Research Center,11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC Movies by Moonlight: A Star is Born Join in this family-friendly event that provides the perfect opportunity and atmosphere to sit back, relax and enjoy...

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Triangle Restaurant Week 2019 This week-long celebration of culinary excellence includes some of the area’s best restaurants offer up special, three-course menu options at fixed pricing ($15 for lunch, and $20, $25 or $30 for dinner), a great opportunity for you to return to an old favorite dining spot or discover a new one. Monday through January 27th; Downtown Raleigh, NC 18th Annual African American Cultural Celebration An annual, statewide kickoff to Black History Month at the North Carolina Museum of...

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Full Moon Terrarium Happy Plant Raleigh is joining Gypsy Jule (One of my favorite shops in Raleigh) to help you build a full moon terrarium. Don’t have a green thumb? Don’t worry, you only water it once a month Afterwards….their full moon circle begins at 5 pm. That portion is a ticketed event led by Stephanie Cotton. $20+; Sunday, 2-4 pm; 207 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601 Raleigh Roasts The City of Raleigh Museum is hosting Raleigh Roasts, an event that celebrates...

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Monday: Soft opening of People’s Coffee Swing by this new sleek coffee spot and enjoy espresso and coffee drinks using Black and White Coffee Roasters; Cold off the press juice; and goodies from Strong arm bakery. Monday, 7 am; 7830 NC Hwy, suite 100, Durham, NC 27713 Horror Movie Trivia @ Woody’s Cary Join in five trivia rounds of all your favorite horror movies to find out your fortune. Just select a team captain and have them be in charge of...

What is the Best Coffee?

I am often asked, “What is the best coffee?” “What is the best way to make coffee?” Over the last 20 years coffee has risen from the modest improvement of the Second Wave (Starbucks, Caribou, Green Mountain, Peet’s) to the more significant era of improvement often referred to as Third Wave (Intelligentsia, Counter Culture, Stumptown, Blue Bottle). This new generation of coffee companies has facilitated consumer access to the best coffee in the world at affordable prices (As I write...

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Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Wearin’ ‘O the Green Festival In celebration of the great St. Patrick as well as Irish and Celtic traditions and culture, a parade of dancers, bagpipes, musicians and more march through downtown Raleigh and afterwards continue a day of fun with a full line-up of live music and performances in Raleigh’s City Plaza. Saturday; 400 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601; 919.832.1231 Milk Bar’s 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party Like last year, they’re hosting an...

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Raleigh Roasts The City of Raleigh Museum will be hosting Raleigh Roasts, an event that celebrates Raleigh’s café culture. We have invited local businesses into the museum from 9 am- noon to provide museum visitors with samples and sell their products. Visitors to museum can purchase a $5 wristband that will allow them to sample freely as well as receive a complimentary City of Raleigh Museum coffee mug. Confirmed vendors include Larry’s Coffee, Lucettegrace, Raleigh Coffee Company, Rise Biscuits Donuts...