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Live music, First Friday lead our best bets this week

Posted January 4, 2013

It is First Friday again!

We just celebrated First Night and now it is time for First Friday in downtown Raleigh. The monthly event features music, art and food and drink specials.

Here are a few of our picks for First Friday: First Friday

• Some family fun is in store from 5-8 p.m. at Zydeco Downtown. They are kicking off their new children’s menu with dinner deals and activities. 

Historic Oakwood Cemetery offers an hour-long Facts and Fables Flashlight Walk every First Friday. Learn about the cemetery’s past and some of its residents.

There are other things happening besides First Friday.

If you are looking for fresh produce and other local products, we have two locations you can head to this Saturday.Midtown_Farmers_Market_40

Saturday Market at Rebus Works in downtown Raleigh will feature LoMo Market, food trucks, fresh coffee, hot cocoa and more from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every week. It runs year round.

• The Durham Farmers’ Market is also holding Saturday hours at the Pavilion at Durham Central Park. It is open 10 a.m. to noon every week. 


For live music this weekend:

• Raleigh rocker Chris Hendricks is holding a CD release party at Lincoln Theater on Saturday night. He will be celebrating the release of his latest album, “Meant to Survive,” due out this winter. Hendricks was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at a young age and has used his music and experiences to inspire others. He has even had one of his songs played at the Louvre in Paris. Tickets for the release party are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Show starts at 9 p.m. 

Vanguard Party, which combines rock, blues jazz and electronica, and Raleigh-based electro-pop group Sister Soma will team up for an all-ages show Friday night at Motorco in Durham.

• Singer-songwriter Ryan Montbleau will play the Pour House in Raleigh on Sunday night at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $8. 

Ryan Montbleau

• Enter the world of Mother Goose with the North Carolina Symphony on Saturday. The Enchantment Theatre Company will bring its signature blend of puppetry, magic, dance and pantomime for a spectacular re-imagining of your favorite childhood stories, based on the captivating music of Maurice Ravel. Tickets are $20 and shows are at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Progress Energy Center. 

For more family friendly events, check out our friend Go Ask Mom’s weekend picks.

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