Complimentary Beer Tasting with New Anthem Beer Project & Pop-Up with Leora Stone Candle Co. & Bella Ruth.

New Anthem Beer Project out of Wilmington, NC is coming to Unwined on White. Meet one of their representatives and enjoy some delicious craft brews! Leora Stone Candle Co. and Bella Ruth Co. will be joining in the festivities too.  You’ll have a chance to shop and meet the makers behind these amazing candles and macrame creations! Friday, 6 – 8 pm; 153 S. White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587​

The Birds and The Bees – Buzz Market

Join in a small bee themed educational market on Lichtin Plaza, featuring vendors from educational experts such as Wake County Beekeepers Association, other community resources and local makers. Snacks and beverages will also be available for purchase during the market. Saturday, 12 – 3 pm; Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E South St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Black Flea Market

Shop this weekly pop-up market and support black owned businesses! Saturday, 1 – 5 pm; Moore Square, 226 E. Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601; Sunday, 1 – 5 pm; Union Station, 510 W. Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27603

10th Anniversary Sale & Fundraiser at The Raleigh Wine Shop

Shop over 100 wines on sale and up to 30% off! Get over 25% off specially selected anniversary cases. For every case they sell, they’re donating to Interfaith Food Shuttle. After they shut down the shop on Sunday, they’ll mosey on over to their parking lot where Matt Fern and (ish) delicatessen will be serving up a small plate, casual dinner with wine from The Raleigh Wine Shop. $45/person includes food and bubbly toast, with wine by the glass and bottle available for purchase. Limited Seating. Reservations Required. Through Sunday, 11 am – 7 pm; 126 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC

Crawfish for a Cause

May is a time for mudbugs! (Or crawfish, crawdads, or whatever you choose to call them). You have 2 options to participate in this fundraiser for Fertile Ground Food Cooperative. Option 1: Join the class and volunteer crew ($30)! This class will cover all you need to know for cooking up a crawfish feast, including options for seasoning, ingredients to throw in with your boil, side dishes, and what equipment you need. The group will be preparing the crawfish boil that will be a fundraiser for a local non-profit. There’ll be plenty of crawfish for you to eat. You’re welcome to bring your own beverage for this event. Option 2:. Plate Pick-up ($20)! Come afterwards and pick-up a crawfish plate. The plate includes crawfish, corn, potato, a homemade slice of focaccia bread, and a homemade deviled egg. Saturday, Class: 2 – 3:30 pm, Plate Pick-up: 3:30 – 6pm; Current Wellness, 219 S East St, Raleigh NC

Heyday Brewing Crawfish Boil

Fresh crawfish is being flown in direct from Louisiana for this event! Plus, enjoy corn on the cob, potatoes, and smoked sausage. Oh, and hot sauce, lots of hot sauce. Heyday kitchen and bar will be open all day. $35.40 – $59; Saturday, 2 – 5 pm; 5301 Tin Roof Way, Raleigh, NC 27616

Yoga and Mimosas

Join Oak City Yoga every Saturday on the turf at The Dogwood for Yoga and Mimosas. They begin with 5 – 10 minutes of breathwork before moving into a series of integral postures aimed to restore balance and mindfulness to the body. This is an open level class where all are welcome. Parking is free on the weekends. $13; Saturday 11 am – 12 pm (weekly); Dogwood Bar & Eatery, 610 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC

Free Yoga at Moore Square

Join Current Wellness for a free community yoga class followed by the Moore Square Market! Flow is the Current’s signature yoga class. They teach intuitive movement to create a yoga experience where you have just enough guidance to make the practice exactly how you want it to feel. They also use the themes of embodiment and gratitude to foster body respect and appreciation. The instructor will be rotating, and they will email you if the class is canceled due to weather. Must register through our website or the MINDBODY app. Sunday, 10 – 11 am (Weekly); Moore Square, 200 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC

Spring Food Fest

From ice cream to turkey legs, you will be able to get your state fair food fix at this special event. Most vendors will be cash-only. An ATM is located on the east side of Dorton Arena. This will be a walk-up and take-out event. Masks will be required when social distancing cannot be maintained. The North Carolina State Fair is planned Oct. 14-24 at the fairgrounds. The theme this year is “Worth the Wait.” Friday – Sunday, 10 am – 9 pm; 4285 Trinity Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

The post Weekend appeared first on hoopLA east.

Originally posted at Hoopla Blog East

hoopLA Weekend

Triangle Pop Up Market

Check out Orlando Parker Jr. & his band as they will be bringing the tunes to the Transfer Company this Saturday evening! This is one of Orlando’s L A S T performances before he moves to Europe. So grab your food + drink and head to the patio to listen to some soul. Vendors will be set-up in the Transfer Co. parking lot for you to shop. Please remember that social distancing is a MUST. This includes keeping a distant from musicians and masks must be worn at all times (both indoor + outdoor)! Saturday, 4 – 8 pm; 500 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Coronato Celebrates Birthday By Helping Others

Coronato pizza restaurant will be celebrating its first birthday on Saturday by donating proceeds to children in need. The restaurant is donating all proceeds that day to TABLE, a local nonprofit that provides hunger relief and nutrition education services to children living in Orange County. Coronato is also asking you to contribute non-perishable donations. If you bring in four items from TABLE’s wish list, you will get a free tiramisu. Saturday’s menu will include Fava Bean Falafel, Pasta Fritti and Diggs’ luscious Focaccia Bread and to celebrate the beginning of year two, the restaurant has announced two new permanent menu items –eggplant meatballs and Roman pan pizzas. On Saturday, Coronato is open for takeout and curbside pick-up. They will have limited sidewalk patio seating outside and space indoors for a small group to rent the restaurant for the day. Pre-orders are suggested for take-out items. In addition, Craftboro Brewing Company, which is located next to Coronato, will be donating all proceeds from their Tessera Golden Ale sales to TABLE. The beer, a collaboration between Coronato and Craftboro, was created in February. Saturday, noon – 9 pm; 101 Two Hills Rd, #140, Carrboro, NC 27510; 919.240.4804

The post hoopLA Weekend appeared first on hoopLA east.

Originally posted at Hoopla Blog East

hoopLA Newsfeed


Meet the Italian Winemaker

Unwined is hosting Ignazio Giovine during his short trip to North Carolina. They’re partnering with The Lemon Tree to create a unique tasting menu to pair specifically with Ignazio’s wines. Ignazio’s vineyards is one of the ones which they are visiting during the annual trip to Italy. Plus, they’re offering a discount from now until March 3 for both trips to Italy! $37.50; Tuesday, 7 – 8:30 pm; 153 S White St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-2739


Cooking for a Classic Semifinales

The 4th Annual Cooking for a Classic to benefit The Lucy Daniels Center. They’ve got a great lineup of chefs who will go head to head in a tournament-style competition to claim the top prize: a 2002 Chevrolet Corvette convertible. Each chef will prepare three courses with at least one secret ingredient in each dish. Attendees and guest judges will decide which chef will advance in the competition. New for 2020! You’ve got a chance to win a classic too! We are raffling off a triple black loaded 1969 Chevy Camaro. Tickets are just $50 each, and the more you buy, the more you save. Raffle tickets can be purchased online. $100/Second Round, $125/Finale; Wednesday & Thursday; 1705 East, Raleigh, NC


Empty Bowls 2020

Now in its 14th year, Empty Bowls is benefitting Urban Ministries of Durham. Join over 1,000 members of our community to sample soups prepared by local, award-winning chefs, vote for your favorite, and, with certain tickets, take home a hand-crafted soup bowl made by a local artist. This Durham event helps raise over $100,000 for the city’s primary public homeless shelter, which provides food, shelter, and a future to neighbors in need. Participating Restaurants: Bleu Olive, Boricua Soul Restaurant, Bull City, Burger and Brewery, Bull City Solera and Taproom, CORE café, Counting, House NC, Durham Convention Center, Guglhupf, Jack Tar and The Colonel’s Daughter, The Mad Hatter’s Cafe + Bakeshop, Mez Contemporary Mexican Restaurant, Pompieri Pizza, Saladelia Cafe + Catering, and Zweli’s. $25 – $125; Thursday, 6 – 8 pm; Durham Convention Center, 301 West Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

Making Raleigh: The Local Cocktail

Making Raleigh is a new event series from Raleigh Convergence highlighting the unique craft, places, food and drink in Raleigh! With their first event, you will get an exclusive look at one of Raleigh’s favorite cocktail bars with a locally-sourced cocktail menu and stories from behind the bar. Hibernian Hospitality, Raleigh Convergence will guide you through an evening of access to some of the creative people and ingredients that make Watts & Ward a go-to place for a great local drink. Your ticket is inclusive of cocktail tasting, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a curated program. A special local drink menu will also be available for purchase. $30; Thursday, 6:40 pm/doors, 7 pm/event; Watts & Ward, 200 South Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601

The post hoopLA Newsfeed appeared first on hoopLA east.

Originally posted at Hoopla Blog East