Sure, it’s a question you ask yourself each week around this time, what to do with your weekend. I ask myself that very same question and here’s how I’d answer myself if I was planning to spend this weekend, May 15 – 17, in Carrboro.
Friday night I’d leave work promptly and head directly to the Back Room at Cat’s Cradle for Instro Summit to get my fill of guitar-driven surf music. If dancing in the dark makes me thirsty, I can walk to the Cradle’s new neighbor, YesterYears Brewery to slake my thirst and congratulate them on the first weekend open to the public. And if I get a late night craving for something to nosh upon, B-Side Lounge is just a short walk across the street and down the block.
Saturday morning I’d simply have to stop by Carrboro Farmers’ Market for this weekend’s Strawberry Jamboree and to peruse the market’s selection of local produce that will stock my vegetable crisper for the coming week. Then I’d pay a visit to Open Eye Cafe for a cup of coffee and a few moments of quiet, pondering where I might like to shop while in town. When my tummy tells me it’s time for lunch, you’d likely find me at Neal’s Deli ordering a veggie muffuletta. Soon after, I’d been found across Greensboro Street sipping on a cool brew from Steel String Brewery, Carrboro’s first micro-brewery. In the evening I might be in the mood for a satirical musical, in which case I’d have to buy tickets to see Oh What a Lovely War at The ArtsCenter. But first I might have dinner at Glasshalfull or save my appetite for after the show. Yes, all fine options to while away a lovely Saturday in Carrboro.
Sundays are for relaxing and there’s no better way to slip slowly into Sunday than with a Jazz Brunch on the lawn in front of Weaver Street Market. I might need a few supplies for the week so I wouldn’t leave without shopping the market shelves for essentials. Carrboro’s a very bicycle-friendly town, so I might spend an hour or so biking around the area, making sure I plan a pit stop at Johnny’s Gone Fishing for a snack, maybe some Tar Heel Creamery ice cream.
Yeppers, I think that’s exactly what my hypothetical weekend in Carrboro would be, filled with entertainment and local culture, plenty of good food and drink, and fun times.