Best Bets by Bus (and carpool!) 11/18-11/21

It’s hard to believe that we’re just a week away from Thanksgiving 2010!   If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a To Do list a mile long, but I’m not going to let that stop me from getting out and taking part in one or two of the events going on in our community this weekend and you shouldn’t either.  We know you’ve got a lot on your mind this holiday season, so we’ve taken the time to round up some transit-friendly options.

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.

Thursday, November 18

Location Event Transportation
Chapel Hill: Vertigo
UNC Chapel Hill
Swain Hall, Studio 6
919- 962-2311
$10/public, $5/students 

This performance in the department of communication studies is based on a film masterpiece turned upside down. Retired police detective Scottie Ferguson finds that nothing is as it seems. On an assignment to track his client’s wife, he falls through a trapdoor into his own mind. Purchase tickets by phone or at the door.


Durham Duke Wind Symphony
Duke University
Baldwin Auditorium
FREE admission 

With guests the John Brown Jazz Trio & Duke New Music Ensemble.


Raleigh Battle for Bean Street Bonanza
City Plaza
400 Block Fayetteville St

Take a break during your Thursday afternoon lunch hour for a celebration of the drink that got you through the morning – coffee. Grab a free cup of Bean Street Coffee, participate in World Sport Stack Up Day, an event aimed at breaking the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people sport stacking at one time at multiple locations, and play games to win prizes. Kangaroo Express will also be launching a Triangle-wide friendly competition between area ACC schools so bring your team spirit!



Friday,  November 19

Location Event Transportation
Chapel Hill: Student Showcase
DSI Comedy Theater
200 N Greensboro St
Carrboro NC

DSI proudly presents our Training Camp class shows and experimental incubator teams. This show proudly features graduates of the most recent StandUp 101 and 201 sections.


Durham Retrofantasma Film Series
Carolina Theatre of Durham
309 W Morgan St

Retrofantasma is a monthly film series of double-features dedicated to bringing classic horror movies back to the big screen in 35mm. Happy Birthday to Me will show at 7:30, and Alice, Sweet Alice starts at 9:30pm.


Carpool if you’re staying for the later show!


Raleigh Meredith Dance Theatre in Concert
Meredith College
Jones Auditorium
3800 Hillsborough St
Tickets are $5 and $10

Meredith’s premier modern dance company will perform new work by Artistic Director Carol Finley and repertory from guest artists and selected alumnae and student choreographers. Call 919-760-2840 for ticket reservations.



Saturday, November 20

Location Event Transportation
Chapel Hill: ArtNow/CinemaNow Film Series
Ackland Art Museum & Varsity Theater
123 E Franklin St (Varsity)
101 S Columbia St (Ackland Art Museum)

Films by Warhol and others evoking his New York City scene, curated by Richard C. Cante, associate professor of media and cultural studies in the UNC communication studies department. Films start at 7pm at the Varsity Theater on Franklin St and will be preceded by a related talk at 6pm at the Ackland. Film to be show this day is: Midnight Cowboy,  John Schlesinger, 1969.


Durham Durham Art Walk Holiday Market
10am-5pm Saturday, 11/20
1-5pm Sunday, 11/21
Downtown Durham

The Durham Art Walk Holiday Market is a unique downtown art event featuring the work of over 200 artists in a festive holiday setting.Find creative, locally handmade gifts for everyone on your holiday list. Enjoy musical performances, great food and fun surprises around every corner.The event is free and open to the public. Rain or shine. Free shuttle service is provided by the Bull City Connector.


Raleigh 66th Annual Raleigh Christmas Parade
Kicks off at 9:30am
Downtown Raleigh

The 1.2-mile parade route starts at Hillsborough and St. Mary’s streets. The parade travels east on Hillsborough Street, turns south at the State Capitol building onto Salisbury Street, then east on Morgan Street and makes its final turn onto Fayetteville Street. If you’re taking the bus, remember to check detours!



Sunday, November 21

The leaves are fast falling from the trees, so go outside, take a walk, and take in all the beautiful sites before they’re gone.  Remember to take a moment to reflect on all the things you’re thankful for as we head towards the holiday season.

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