CULTURE N.E.W.S. June 6-8, 2014

11smdlrlogohousestamp13-150x150-11a curated round up of weekend coffee culture from the north, east, west, and south. have fun!

FRI | Brooklyn, NY:  Any day is a good day for a doughnut. But, when its National Doughnut Day, which is today, its makes a good day even better. Dun-Well Doughnuts is giving free ones with the purchase of an espresso today. Get UnDun.

FRI-SUN | Governors Island, NY: Yes. Music is the belle of the ball at Governors Island this weekend. But, it has company as coffee – behind the scenes with Caffe Vita – and for the public – PortsNYC serving George Howell – participates in caffeinating the island’s attendees.

FRI | Toronto, Canada: Live! Latte and Jazz. Enjoy an afternoon of both, boutique style at Dineen Coffee.  TIME: 1:30 p.m. EST

FRI | Pasadena, CA: Some things in life are ‘free’. This thing happens to be in a courtyard in Old Town. Tonight Join Zona Rosa Coffee at Picnik Pasadena for Friday Night Music featuring Wil-Dog of Ozomatl.  TIME: 8:30-11 PST

FRI |  Raleigh, North Carolina: #MakeNewFriends. It’s not just a hashtag. Slingshot Coffee pulls its coffee strings at a pop-up beer garden with Cam Raleigh at The Wander Box. TIME: EST 6 p.m.

SAT | Bath, UK: Change. Clothes.  Jay-Z rapped it and Colonna and Smalls takes a twist on the saying starting today for the next week, with a makeshift bar, serving “mirror images of the drinks” they both will serve in Rimini, Italy where they’ll both be competing in their respective categories for the international World Barista Championships.

SAT | Queens, NY: Coffee shop, musical stage, and sandwich maker The Queens Kickshaw, goes out to play at Queens Food Fest with corn dogs Bring an empty stomach, leave your dinner napkins. TIME: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. EST

SAT | Tempe, Arizona: Its mid-day. You’re ready to be out of doors.  Stop by Cartel Coffee Lab’s First Street location for live music. It’ll be the feeling you were waiting for. TIME: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. MST

SAT: Toronto, CA: What’s a fest without a little tropical flavor to lend to the celebration of arts, community and local. Lifestyle and coffee shop Easy Tiger Goods moonlights at Dundas West Fest with limited quantity goods worthy for festive the wearing.  TIME: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. EST