May 4, 2015
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Where Art Thou? - Artsplosure May 15th - 17th

You whip up an Instagram video with your eyes closed. And you've got mad skills at photoshopping profile pics. But if presented with construction paper, glue and scissors, you're at a total loss. Put your art supplies back in the drawer and head out for some real art by real artists at Artsplosure's Annual Art Festival Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17.
New and exciting changes will occur this year and the lineup of visual and performing artists are more impressive than ever. Plus there will be more time to see it all due to the festival expanding to three days. Additionally, due to the long-planned renovation of Moore Square, the festival is moving the Art Market and musical stages to Fayetteville Street. Kidsplosure will remain in Moore Square and take place on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17.

As it has been for 36 years, admission is free for Artsplosure. The festival is planned for the whole community to enjoy. And this year's Art Market will open at 11am on Friday, featuring nearly 180 visual artists from across North Carolina and the nation. These artists and crafters exhibit and sell their original works in ceramics, fiber art, glass, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, wood, 2D and 3D works. Three expert judges will award $3,500 across six merit awards to the top artists in the market.

Fayetteville Street will be filled with music beginning Friday at 5pm on the Main Stage at City Plaza, with performances by Dana Leong, Matt Andersen and Those Darlins. On Saturday, the North Carolina Stage on Fayetteville Street toward Morgan Street will open with Irish songstress Karan Casey, followed by Porch 40, Girls Guns and Glory, and folk headliner Israel Nash. The Main Stage opens at 2pm with Brazil's own ChoroBop, followed by The Town Heroes and blues legend-in-the-making Jarekus Singleton. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Elvin Bishop will headline at 8pm.

On Sunday, the North Carolina Stage begins at noon with Fairmont Gospel Revue, followed by the Triangle Community Orchestra and jam band The Mantras. Rock and outlaw country pioneers, The Congress, will kick off the NC Stage's headlining set at 5pm. The Main Stage begins at 1pm with music by Robert Jospe Express, The Stray Birds and Marty O'Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra. Artsplosure is thrilled to welcome local up-and-comers American Aquarium as the finale to the festival's 36th anniversary.

Kidsplosure opens in Moore Square at 11am on Saturday with special performances by Puppeteer Tarish Jeghetto Pipkins, One Tribe Drum Circle and a slew of local young talents from across the Triangle. As always, Moore Square will be filled with crafts and other interactive activities for children to enjoy and learn from!

The return of Art on the Move and art installation "Birdtown" by Paperhand Puppet Intervention. Also open Friday through Sunday is a very special China Arts Festival in City Market's Market Hall. Artsplosure will welcome performing and visual artists from China to show off their work right here in Raleigh with the fine art exhibit in Market Hall and "Impressionist China" performance at Meymandi Concert Hall (Duke Energy Center) on Saturday evening.


Artsplosure Art Festival - Friday, May 15 - Saturday, May 17. Downtown Raleigh, Website

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The Mother Load - Gifts for Mother's Day

The woman gave you life. The least you can do is give her presents.

She gave you her credit card. (Why, you'll never understand) Say thank you by giving her a Spa gift card. Pamper mom with a gift card for a hot stone massage or facial. Our favorite spas include Skin Sense, in North Raleigh at 6801 Falls of Neuse Road, Healing Waters Spa and Cosmetic Clinic in Durham at 6813 Fayetteville Road and The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary at 100 Woodland Pond Drive.

She laughed at all your corny jokes. Entertain her with Tickets to an upcoming production from the Durham Performing Arts Center for outstanding shows or summer concerts in the area or "Pump Boys and Dinettes" tickets playing at Fletcher Theatre May 27 to June 7. Perfect as Mother's Day gifts.

Dine and Shop - If Mom's favorite pastime is shopping, take her to lunch and enjoy some shopping afterwards at one of our Triangle's favorite dine and shop places. Relish, a café and bar, and gourmet retail market at 5625 Creedmoor Rd. Raleigh 27612. 

Tazza Kitchen located in the Cameron Village shopping center, could be a prime spot for brunch and a little bit of shopping afterwards. Tazza Kitchen serves seasonal dishes with locally-sourced ingredients in a chic and casual atmosphere, a stellar stop for brunch if your Mom loves classic brunch dishes like French toast and Steak and Eggs. Best of all, after brunch, you can enjoy time together visiting the boutique shops scattered throughout Cameron Village.

Pastry Sweets - If your Mom could dream about her ideal pastry shop, she might conjure up an something as good as lucettegrace on Salisbury Street in downtown Raleigh. Luckily for her, the place does exist and with Heron's former pastry chef Daniel Benjamin at its helm, it offers a delectable assortment of sweet and savory pastries like Mission Fig Pistachio Cardamom Scones, macarons, and salted butter croissants. Lucettegrace doesn't technically serve brunch, but it is open on Sunday's at 8am until 3pm serving its patisserie delights throughout the day.

For Casual Biker Moms - If Mom is the more laid-back type, the type who would rather chow down on a slice of pizza and guzzle down a pint of craft beer over sitting down at a stuffy brunch sit-down place, Trophy Brewing might be more of her speed. The nanobrewery and pizzeria offers a revolving list of specialty pizza pies in two sizes and a bonafide selection of craft beers that change frequently. No reservations are needed at Trophy, just go in and snag the first table you can after 12 noon on Sundays.

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The Fifth Annual Rock Your World 

Free benefit concert will once again showcase "Rock and Roll for a Reason" on Friday, May 8 outside RallyPoint Sport Grill, located at 837 Bass Pro Lane in Cary. Headlining will be East Coast premier rock powerhouse Sidewinder, along with Band of Brothers and Nightshift. One-hundred percent of donations will go to Hope for Haiti Foundation and Dew4Him Ministries.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. and live music will begin at 6 p.m. This popular event will also include a huge silent auction, celebrity bartenders, and special guest Gerald Owens

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