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First Friday featuring Chris Frisina

Friday, August 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
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Make live music part of your First Friday plans in August with PineCone and Chris Frisina at the City of Raleigh Museum. You’re welcome to drop in between 6 & 8 p.m. for a laid back evening with fellow PineCone members and music and art lovers.

We will provide light hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Mary & Tony Morris; wine courtesy of The Wine Feed; beer courtesy of Trophy Brewing; and water.

Chris Frisina, who now lives in Chapel Hill, was born in the rustic town of Olean, New York, to a family of northeastern wiseacres and intelligent hillbillies who remain hell bent on living full, rich lives despite brutal winters in a persistent economic downturn. He skirted the compulsive hunting and fishing tradition held close to his father’s heart, instead cultivating a sensitivity more suited to artists and vagabonds. In songwriting, Frisina uses what can only be explained as a genetic link to ancestral angst and talent to search for his place in a world out of sync; he hopes to share his observations on our shared journey through life in mutual search of something pure. Frisina continues to pull from a constant and pervasive sense of disquiet – gleaned from his childhood, solo travels, work experiences, sullen periods of insomnia and close friendships – to create mournful tones, pulsing with lost opportunity, longing and regret. Except for those few magical times, when it goes the other way.

While you’re listening to the music, you can also enjoy the Museum’s exhibits, including “From Plantation to Park: The Story of Dix Hill,” which is a joint venture with the Dix Park Conservancy that explores the long history and future of Raleigh’s newest park. “From Plantation to Park” explores four perspectives on the land known as Dix Hill. “The Story of BBQ in North Carolina” will also be on display. From the earliest history of cooking meats over flames and coals to modern methods, North Carolina has a proud barbecue tradition, featured at family and community gatherings across the state. “The Story of BBQ in North Carolina” explores how growing and cultivating hogs emerged in North Carolina. The exhibit also fuels the east versus west debate about sauces and condiments, even as it explains that the eastern vinegar base and the western tomato ketchup enhanced versions really are not that different. The exhibit will be up through September 29.

Thanks to the City of Raleigh Museum for inviting PineCone to be part of their August First Friday!

Please note: August First Friday also marks the re-opening of Raleigh’s Moore Square Park – there are activities and celebrations scheduled all weekend!

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Friday, August 2, 2019
6:00 pm
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City of Raleigh Museum
220 Fayetteville St
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