Weekend Best Bets 9/16-9/19

Thank goodness it’s Thursday, ya’ll! Even if you’re not lucky enough to have a 4-day work week, there’s still good news— we’ve made it easier to see what’s up and how to get there without your car.  Here’s what’s happening September 16-19th.

Remember, we’ll show you the way, but please make sure when planning your trip to your destination that you’re on the right departure date and time.


Location Event Transportation
Chapel Hill: Mi Vida Loca
Through Sept. 19th
Deep Dish Theater
201 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(inside University Mall)
(919) 968-1515$12-$17 available onlineSet in 1985 at a beach house in the Pacific Northwest, a family of misfits gathers to send Ajay off to detox.

How to get there ←How to get back
Durham Wallace Wade: The Coach Who Brought NC College Football Into the Big-Time
Sept. 16, 2010 7-8:30pm
Southwest Regional Library
3605 Shannon Rd
Durham, NC 27707

In 1931, Coach Wallace Wade shocked the college football world by moving from the University of Alabama (where he had won three national championships) to Duke University, where he coached for sixteen years. In preparation for the upcoming 9/18 game between the Blue Devils and the Crimson Tide, learn more about the famous coach and his legacy from Lewis Bowling, author of Wallace Wade: Championship Years at Alabama and Duke.
How to get there ←How to get back
Raleigh Design in the Triangle*
Sept. 16, 2010 10am-7pm
Raleigh City Museum
220 Fayetteville StRaleigh NC,A juried exhibition of the best design talent in the Triangle Including Architecture, Graphic Design, Furniture Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Industrial Design.

*Part of SPARKcon, a Triangle-wide showcase of creativity, ideas, and talent taking place 9/16-9/19.

How to get there ←How to get back


Location Event Transportation
Chapel Hill: Fridays on the Front Porch
Sept. 17, 5-8pm
Carolina Inn
211 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514No cover charge.A popular end-of-the-work-week celebration that takes place every Friday from 5-8PM starting April 30th through October 15th . This fun event features live bluegrass music, a southern picnic buffet, drink specials, and comfortable seating on the shady front porch and lawn. No cover charge.
How to get there

Durham Durham Cinematheque
Free Movies in the Park
“A Night of Cars and Crazy Things”
Starting at dark…
Durham Central ParkFree, but donations accepted : )Have the last laugh at this last night of this summer’s Movies in the Park series by riding the bus to the “Night of Cars” at Central Park! This is a full service grab bag of automotive movies, tire performance testimonials, and vintage television commercials for gas stations. But that’s not all – in addition to cars this is a night of Crazy Things, so expect an entertaining mix of musical numbers and comedic whatnots.
How to get there ←How to get back
Raleigh SPARKparks!*
Sept. 17, 2010 9:00am-10pm
401 Fayetteville St
Raleigh, NC 27601FreePart of PARK(ing) Day, an annual, worldwide event that inspires city dwellers everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good.*Part of SPARKcon, a Triangle-wide showcase of creativity, ideas, and talent taking place 9/16-9/19.
How to get there


Location Event Transportation
Chapel Hill: Guided Walking Tour of the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery
Sept. 18, 10am
Gazebo at South Rd in the cemetary
(919) 942-7818$5The historic cemetery is located at the corner of Country Club Road and South Road on the edge of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. The site was part of a land grant given by the State of North Carolina in 1796 to develop the University.  The first recorded burial was in 1798. Participants taking the guided tour are asked to meet at the cemetery’s gazebo on South Road at 10 am on Saturdays.
How to get there

Durham Community Campout
Sept. 18, 6 p.m. – 7 a.m. at
Northgate Park
300 W Club Blvd
Durham, NC 27704$5-$8Durham Parks and Recreation – Adventure Programs invites you to come out for the first annual community campout. Bring the family, the tent, and the sleeping bags we provide a camp fire, hot chocolate and everything you need to make s’mores. You get to share a campout experience with others in your community. Space is limited, register early! All ages (children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult). CR PC $5; CR NPC $6 NCR PC $7; NCR NPC $8
How to get there

Raleigh Garden Tour
North Carolina Museum of History
Sept. 18, 2010 2-4pm
5 E. Edenton St.
Raleigh, NC 27601Free, but registration required.  Call 919-807-7992. Enjoy the beautiful weather and tour the museum’s garden to see native plants, colonial herbs, and traditional North Carolina cash crops. Then help harvest the sorghum cane and learn about making molasses!
How to get there


Location Event Transportation
Chapel Hill: Morehead Planetarium to host ‘MythBusters’ Stars
Sept. 19, 2pm
Dean E. Smith Center
Skipper Bowles Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919-962-5842$18-$28, Premium tickets available for $100Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is bringing two TV stars who specialize in science entertainment – Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, hosts of the Discovery Channel television show ‘MythBusters.’ ‘An Afternoon with Adam and Jamie’ will begin at 2pm in the UNC’s Dean Smith Center, an event that is part of the NC Science Festival, Sept 11-26.

During the 90-minute program, Savage and Hyneman will share stories from behind the scenes of their popular show. They will also feature special video presentations of spectacular explosions and other ‘for fans only’ outtakes.

How to get there

Durham 37th Annual Centerfest Arts Festival
September 18th & 19th
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 12 Noon – 6pm
401 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701Free (suggested donation of $4 at the gate, $12 for families)Come see your friends at GoTriangle at our table in the Government tent! After you’ve talked with us, take advantage of the amazing music, art, and dance offerings available at this much loved annual event.


How to get there

Raleigh Little Shop of Horrors by NC Theatre
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Sept. 18, 2010 2pm & 7pm
1 East South St
Raleigh, NC 27601Seymour loves two things: a beautiful, way-out-of-his-league girl named Audrey and interesting, unusual plants. As a down and out skid row floral assistant, he never dreamed that discovering an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood would turn him into an overnight sensation! Little Shop of Horrors is an affectionate rock-n-roll spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies that will have you laughing and dancing in your seats.

Please note that subject matter may not be suitable for some audiences.

How to get there ←How to get back

Have a great weekend!

3 thoughts on “Weekend Best Bets 9/16-9/19

  1. I tried to use the “How to get there” for the “Mi Vida Loca” in chapel hill:
    It gave the following result:
    1500 Edgeside Ct to 120 E Franklin St

    Depart at 12:58 PM
    Fri, Sep 17, 2010 2 transfers
    Arrive at 3:08 PM
    Fri, Sep 17, 2010 Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes
    Walking: 24 minutes
    At 12:58 PM, walk from 1500 Edgeside Ct to Northclift at Windham, arriving at 01:12 PM.
    At stop Northclift at Windham, catch CAT – Northclift at 01:12 PM. Get off at St Marys at Nichols Dr at 01:32 PM.
    At 01:32 PM, walk from St Marys at Nichols Dr to Hillsborough at Enterprise, arriving at 01:39 PM.
    At stop Hillsborough at Enterprise, catch Triangle Transit – Raleigh-Airport-RTC at 01:44 PM. Get off at Regional Transit Center (RTC) at 02:20 PM.
    At stop Regional Transit Center (RTC), catch Triangle Transit – Chapel Hill-Southpoint-RTC at 02:30 PM. Get off at South Rd at Kenan Labs at 03:04 PM.
    At 03:04 PM, walk from South Rd at Kenan Labs to 120 E Franklin St, arriving at 03:07 PM.
    To walk from 1500 Edgeside Ct, Raleigh to Northclift at Windham is 2 miles; it can’t be walked in 14 minutes.

    • Hey Joe! Thanks for checking into your trip. I used the information you provided and redid the trip plan and minimized your walking time. New Directions to Deep Dish Theater

      By using the full trip planner (tripplanner.gotriangle.org) you can change your walking speed, choose a trip that minimizes walking time or the number of transfers you make. Also make sure you chose the right time and date to depart on your trip. Hope this information helps!

      Enjoy the show!

      • I wasn’t concerned about the length of the walk, (I actually would bike, but I didn’t enter that in the tool), I was more concerned about the tool being accurate. Hope my note helped.

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