This Weekend in Raleigh 7/06

July, 06, 2007

July’s first friday is here!  Here is a list of events and shows that look tasty to the NewRaleigh staff- You might see us out with our video camera- shooting for the upcoming podcast.  Morning Times: Our Play- work by Empire Properties staff.  A mix of photography, painting, sculpture, restoration, woodwork, etc- all done by people from Empire. Riviera: at 9pm they’re showing the video from the 2006 FashionSpark fashion show.  Get there early because this one will be packed. Artspace: Ann Marie Kennedy- Summer artist in residence.  She’s one of the Bonded Llama artists, and she’ll have a drawing installation in the main gallery. More info Design Box:  Genesis: Mishaps in the Kitchen   What if God had to cook up a new world? New Videos and Installations by Francesca Talenti Miriam Block Gallery: Chances Are, Creatures That Richard Marshall, Keith Norval - Animals, both familiar and strange, invade the imagination of two local artists – and now you see the results. Fiery Furnaces will be at the Lincoln Theater tongiht tickets are 16$ today and the show starts at 9:30.  See the Lincoln Theater’s website for more information:

Hillsborough Street Plan: No room for a Bike Lane

July, 06, 2007

Where would bicyclists ride? The study will consider the needs of bicyclists in the corridor. An option being considered is to allow bicyclists their choice of riding through the roundabout under the legal definition of a vehicle, according to North Carolina law, or riding on the sidewalk instead. The Hillsborough St. Plan That’s right, bikers: You are on your own in Raleigh.  The future plan for revitalizing Hillsborough Street, a full restructuring and redesign of key intersections, does not include a bike lane.

LED Lighting in Raleigh’s Municipal Deck

July, 03, 2007

Global warming is sure to be the new buzzword for the twenty-first century, and with our national leaders having the same success of getting themselves out of bed with the oil industry as a common guest on trash talk shows, the task of conservation and responsible energy consumption has fallen to the persons in charge at the municipal level. Mayor Charles Meeker and the Raleigh City Council are no exception.

Where to see Raleigh Fireworks on July 4th

July, 02, 2007

The Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department presents a July 4 celebration at the N.C. State Fairgrounds from 2:30 to 10:30 p.m. Activities include carnival games, rides and inflatables, a magic show, pony rides and the Mustang Club Car Show. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. Admission and activities are free. If you are planning on going just for the fireworks- be warned- mass insanity will ensue.  Raleigh folk take their fireworks seriously!  Traffic on 440/1 will backup and people will park on both sides of the highway through the area over Wade Avenue and Hillsborough street.

Raleigh and Wake County Water Restrictions Begin

July, 02, 2007

Today Raleigh begins its new water restrictions. These rules are permanent changes in the way citizens are allowed to use their water in Wake County. I can only imagine how our McMansion population must feel about what their chemical dipped, soggy lawns will look like if they actually have to dry out between waterings. Fortunately for them Raleigh has provided a convenient loophole for those trying to water their 3 foot green border: Hand Watering. That's right folk you can hire illegal immigrant laborers to water your lawns on your sprinkler's days off.  MonTuesWedThursFriSatSunOddNoYesNoYesNoYesNoEvenNoNoYesNoYesNoYes The restriction is valid for most of Wake County: in Garner, Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon, all of which get their water from Raleigh. From the horses mouth

Pitchfork gives an 8.4 to The Bowerbirds

July, 02, 2007

Our city’s very own Bowerbirds upcoming album is lauded in a recent Pitchfork review, recieving a top mark of 8.4.  Pitchfork’s often harsh critical reviews are highly saught after for upcoming bands and this review should do much to support the Bowerbirds in their summer touring and album sales.  Hats off to Beth Tacular, Phil Moore and Mark Paulson!  Listen to 4 tracks off the new disc using the flash player on the Bowerbird’s site.  Is it too much to ask for a downloadable mp3?

Does Raleigh need another pizza restaurant?

June, 28, 2007

Does Raleigh seriously need another pizza restaurant?  At 117 square miles, and well over a hundred establishments that make pizza, you can score a slice at roughly once every square mile.  The newest addition to the rat race of pizza delivery options—Hungry Howie’s, a chain restaurant from Michigan—comes to Oberlin road, on the edge of the Hayes-Barton and Oberlin Village neighborhoods.  It places itself centrally between arguably the two finest pizza establishments in Raleigh: Lilly’s Pizza of Five Points, and Capital Creations which operates out of the Sunset Hills area.

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