What to do in the Triangle this weekend

17 Mar

I’ve got the Austin blues. After spending a week in Austin, Texas, for the SXSW Interactive conference, I’m back in the tamer Triangle. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to be home, but I definitely left a piece of my heart in Austin. To remind myself that the Triangle still has it going on, I looked up what was going on this weekend. Here’s what I found:


  • If you’re into beading/making jewelry, then stock up on beads at the Bead Mercantile Show in the Kerr Scott Building at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. No need to make your friends or lover suffer through a bead show. Set them loose on the flea market, which also takes place at the fairgrounds this weekend.


  • There are virtually no seats left to the Blue Man Group, or if there are, then I don’t know how to use the ticket chart on Durham Performing Art Center’s website. But a few single seats appear to be scattered throughout the theatre. One of my coworkers wouldn’t stop gushing about the show today, so I’m guessing it’s truly incredible. So if you don’t mind sitting by yourself, then look into getting tickets.
  • Learn about the role Christianity played in slavery during the Civil War. Dan Fountain, director of Public History at Meredith College, will talk about his recent bookSlavery, Civil War, and Salvation: African-American Slaves and Christianity, 1830-1870″ at 2 p.m. Sunday at Historic Stagville.

Chapel Hill:

Willard Doxey and Marilyn MarkeWillard Doxey and Marilyn Markel


  • DSI Comedy is donating 50 percent of proceeds from all of its shows this weekend to help aid those suffering in Japan. There’s a total of five shows on Friday and Saturday night that you can attend. Full schedule and details here.

I’m certain there’s more going on this weekend. If you know about something fun, interesting or unusual, leave it in the comments section.

4 Responses to “What to do in the Triangle this weekend”

  1. Melissa Mertz March 17, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    There’s a food truck roundup in Carrboro/Chapel Hill on Saturday from 4-7 at Al’s Garage. At least five trucks plus live music. I’m going! :)

  2. laurie ruettimann March 17, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    Can I get a HECK YEAH for some Locopops? They’re back to normal hours.


  3. Tanner Lovelace March 21, 2011 at 9:04 am #

    Hi Ginny,

    If you’re looking for something to do in Durham this coming weekend, the Durham Savoyards are presenting their performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Princess Ida from Thursday through Sunday at the Carolina Theater in Durham.


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