September 28, 2015
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High on the Hog With Wide Open Bluegrass & Whole Hog BBQ State Championship - Friday & Saturday, Oct. 2-3

Get ready to toe-tap your way through the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival while dining on fine swine; some of the best NC Barbecue this Friday and Saturday in downtown Raleigh. 

Wide Open Bluegrass
is the urban bluegrass music festival that closes out the IBMA's World of Bluegrass week in beautiful downtown Raleigh. The festival (formerly known as FanFest), features the best in traditional and acoustic music. Wide Open Bluegrass includes ticketed performances at the Red Hat Amphitheater with its last performance of the evening on Friday night, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, and Saturday night, Sam Bush Band. Click Here for tickets.

From morning 'til... morning - There will be pickin' going on virtually around the clock during the week. The bluegrass tide spills over into downtown Raleigh as more than 90 bands perform for FREE on 6 stages along Fayetteville Street. Click Here for Schedule. Performers include a broad mix of local, national, and international talent. The dance tent will feature clogging performances, participatory square dances, and late-night open dancing Friday and Saturday nights. And don't miss the Youth Music Stage situated on the outdoor plaza at the Convention Center.

Wide Open StreetFest takes over Fayetteville Street stretching from City Plaza all the way up to the State Capital grounds with food vendors, a juried arts market area as well as the 2015 NC Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship.

Eatin High on the Hog - For the second year, the sights and smells of barbecue will engulf downtown Raleigh during the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival. With events Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening, you'll have the opportunity to experience NC's rich barbecue  tradition in all its glory, all in one weekend. The best whole hog barbecue chefs of NC square off to become a state champion.

Friday, Oct. 2, Dinner - Back for the second year, Chef Matthew Register of Garland, NC Southern Smoke BBQ, will be preparing a barbecue feast on Friday night. Using North Carolina's Heritage Farms pork, Chef Register's barbecue plate will include his oak wood smoked pork and Southern staple sides. Don't miss the opportunity to try his two signature sauces, Sweet Grace and Two Brothers. (Buy Tickets Now)

Saturday, Oct. 3, Lunch - Enjoy the sounds of bluegrass with the flavors of championship barbecue on Saturday. Following the judging of the Whole Hog Barbecue Championship, all of the award-winning barbecue will be collected, chopped, and sold for lunch on Cabarrus Street next to the Convention Center, between Salisbury and McDowell Streets. Proceeds benefit the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.

Saturday, Oct. 3, Dinner - Linwood Parker and White Swan of Smithfield are back for the second year with the traditional eastern North Carolina barbecue, coleslaw, hushpuppies and banana pudding. Voted one of the top 25 barbecue restaurants in the southeast, White Swan and Linwood Parker will provide an eating experience you don't want to miss. (Buy Tickets Now)

Need to know Parking - Here's a guide to knowing where to park your car while you're in downtown Raleigh during Wide Open Bluegrass. Click here.

Enjoy Wide Open Bluegrass and have a hog wild weekend! Website.

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Going In Circles - Carousel Day at Pullen Park Saturday, Oct. 3rd

The Raleigh Fine Arts Society is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. Their first community project was assisting in the restoration of Pullen Park's historic Dentzel Carousel from 1976 to 1983. In celebration of this, the group is sponsoring Carousel Day at Pullen Park with free carousel rides, as well as other fun activities. Please join in the festivities on Saturday, October 3 from 10am until 1pm. Free carousel rides will continue all day.

Built in 1900, by Pennsylvania Carousel Company, founded by Gustav Dentzel, the Pullen Park carousel contains a menagerie of 52 hand-carved basswood animals, all carved by Salvatore Cernigliaro, and a Wurlitzer 125 organ made by the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company of North Tonawanda, NY.

A master wood sculptor, Cernigliaro was among the last of the carousel horse carvers of his time. Several merry-go-rounds through the country used wooden horses that were painted and carved by him. In 1903 Cernigliaro went to work for the Dentzel Carousel Company in Philadelphia. While with Dentzel, he made a big impact carving various animals for carousels.

The carousel at Pullen Park is one of the foremost surviving works of the Pennsylvania Carousel Company, founded by Gustav Dentzel. In 1860, Dentzel emigrated from Germany and began constructing carousels full-time in 1876. From then until the closing of his factory in 1928, the company was the premier maker of carousels in the US. The Pullen Park Carousel is one of 23 remaining historic Dentzel carousels still operating in North America.

From 1976 to 1983 the city of Raleigh partnered with Raleigh Fine Arts to undertake a major renovation of the carousel animals, replacing broken parts and returning the creatures to brilliant coloration and restoring the Wurlitzer band organ. During that time the original factory paint was uncovered, documented and conserved. Each hand carved animal was restored to its exact Munsell Color System paint color preserving the original paint underneath a layer of shellac while enabling the animals to look just as they were originally painted. In 1976 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated Raleigh Historic Landmark.

Pullen Park's History - In 1887, Richard Stanhope Pullen donated 80 acres of land to the city of Raleigh for use as a public park. The carousel was originally located in Bloomsbury Park (near the present-day Five Points neighborhood in Raleigh) and was moved to Pullen Park in 1921. Since coming to Pullen Park, the carousel has been in almost continuous use. Replacements of several mechanical components have been made due to wear and tear, but the ride remains largely intact. Website.

About The Raleigh Fine Arts Society - The role today of Raleigh Fine Arts Society remains as it was in 1965: To encourage the pursuit of art, music and the written word. That means identifying, supporting and recognizing creative people and helping assure their work is seen, heard and appreciated.

Every year the Raleigh Fine Arts Society conducts, promotes, assesses, and continually improves several major community projects, established to promote and enhance the arts. The Artists Exhibition, held annually since 1978 for college students and adults throughout North Carolina, the Literary Contest, held annually since 1978 for high school students in Wake County and a Choral Celebration, held annually since 1999 for elementary school students in Wake County.

In October 2014, the Raleigh Fine Arts Society was inducted into the Raleigh Hall of Fame. This prestigious award began in 2005 to recognize significant and extraordinary contributions by individuals or organizations to the City of Raleigh. RFAS was noted for being a "vibrant part of the cultural fabric of the city through its programs and its members who volunteer throughout the city at local museums and schools. For fifty years the Society has enriched the lives of Raleigh's citizens through art, music and the written word." Website.

Carousel Day at Pullen Park - Saturday, Oct. 3rd, 10am-1pm. Free Carousel rides all day.

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Second Annual Triangle Oktoberfest Oct. 3-4 at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. This event is expected to be the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the Triangle area. The event will feature entertainment, a variety of German foods, biergarten, football-viewing tent with TVs, sanctioned beer-judging competition and more. Website.

Enjoy a special evening at C.T. Weekends on Wednesday, Sept. 30th featuring the drawings of NCSU Design School Dean, Marvin J. Malecha from his show The Urge To Draw, The Cause To Reflect. Wine and hors d'oeuvres from 5 to 7pm. Drawings and signed books will be available for purchase.
C.T. Weekends - Cameron Village, 437 Daniels St. Raleigh, 27605, Phone (919) 787-9073. Website.

Nofo's Cigar Social featuring Bull City Cigars of Durham is this evening, from 5pm to 8pm. Meet Jeff Amendola, owner of Bull City Cigars in Durham. Jeff will be hand rolling cigars and talking about the history and profiles of his cigars. There will be outdoor areas for cigar sampling along with Three Food & Drink Pairing Stations:Roasted oysters, beer, & cigars, Charcuterie, bourbon, & cigars and Chocolate, bourbon, coffee, wine & cigars.
NOFO @ the Pig - 2014 Fairview Rd. Raleigh, NC 27608, Ph: (919) 821-1240.
Space is limited so call Now for a Reservation - $30 per person. Website.

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311 Gallery Exhibit - Sometimes in Time, by Kevin Duval - An interactive kinetic wall sculpture show with carefully balanced rotating parts that you set in motion to create dynamic, changing art. You can't have this much fun anywhere else on the art scene.
The show runs through Saturday, Sept. 26. The gallery is open Thursday-Saturday 11:30-4:30
See the 311 Gallery Facebook page for a short video clip.
311 Gallery - 311 W. Martin St. Raleigh 27601

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Phone: 919-755-2401.
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Did You Know?  For every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $68 stays in the local economy compared to only $43 if spent at a national chain. Please support our local businesses!  This is what the Beltline Buzz is all about.

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