Friday, May 4
7pm: Kick off patio season at Carolina Brewery with a Cinco de Mayo Weekend Fiesta featuring live music, Mexican food specials and $5 house margaritas and Jose Cuervo shots. Tonight, Carrboro Latin band Saludos Compay performs, and El Mirage takes the stage followed by Kitty Box and the Johnnys on Saturday.
9pm: DSI Comedy Theater presents Social COMedia, a show where you're actually encouraged to bring your smartphones and tablets and use them during the performance to inspire games and scenes performed by improv actors. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online here.
Saturday, May 5
8am-4pm: Vietri, the exclusive importer of handcrafted Italian dinnerware, flatware, glassware, garden accessories and home decor products, is having a Spring Warehouse Sale today through Monday at its Outlet Store to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of Orange County. To celebrate Vietri’s upcoming 30th anniversary, the company is hoping to raise $30,000 to build a home for someone in the community. Call the outlet store at (919) 245-4181 for further details.
4-9pm: Head to Saxapahaw, just 15 miles south of Chapel Hill, for the Haw River Festival, an evening of live music, arts and crafts, a silent auction, hands-on river monitoring, guided canoe rides for kids, a farmers' market, food trucks and much more. The event is free, but donations are accepted to help protect the Haw River. For more information, visit the Haw River Assembly website, and for directions to Saxapahaw, click here.
7pm: The Rock 'N Role Models benefit concert takes place at West End Public featuring local favorites The Franklin Street Band and Greg Humphreys. Tickets are $25 and include music, a drink ticket and free snacks. All proceeds benefit Volunteers for Youth, a mentoring and community service program that aims to positively integrate young people into the community. Buy your ticket online here.
Sunday, May 6
8:05am, 9:10am: The sixth annual Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon is held today at the Chapel Hill Country Club, a chance for kids ages 5-19 to compete in the largest youth triathlon in the country. Participants choose between the beginner course, which includes a 100-meter swim, 2.5-mile bike course and 1k (.6 mile) run, or the advanced course, which includes a 300-meter swim, 5-mile bike course and 3k (1.8 mile) run. Every finisher recieves a medal and the top three finishers of each age group receive prizes. Online registration is closed, but individuals can still register on-site at Fleet Feet in Carrboro from 3-7pm on Sat. May 5. All proceeds benefit the North Carolina Children's Hospital.
1-6pm: Join neighbors and friends in the Carrboro Town Commons for Carrboro Day, an annual event that gives community members the chance to celebrate living together in Carrboro. Enjoy stories, art, poetry, photos, music, dancing, crafts, interactive field games and much more. Don’t forget to pack a picnic and bring a chair or blanket to sit on! For more information, click here.