Free week at Triangle Yoga

6 04 2010

April 9th to the 16th just stop in for a free yoga section and see what you like.

For me, the whole DAY is better when I’ve done yoga.

Franklin Street Yoga also gives you a free session the first time you go and its a little better if your a beginner. Triangle yoga can get intense!



Metal show at the Reservoir tonight – no cover!

9 11 2009

I would describe the Reservoir as a dingy rock-n-roll dive bar with loads of character. Think tattoos, long hair, black tees… so wearing a pink Lacoste polo is not recommended. It is a convenient location off of W Franklin Street (barely Carrboro.)

The line-up tonight is mainly metal and features Carrboro locals, Systems, who have a growing fan base.

Opening up for them will be Atlas Moth from Chicago ( Bluesy sludge and 60s psychedelic) and HOG from Durham (heavy-doom metal).

The show starts at 10 p.m. and will run until roughly 1:30 a.m.

The Reservoir has been smoke-free for a little over a week now, but after seeing the regulars who have been chain-smoking there for years I am guessing it will be more like months before the grunge and nicotine coating the walls will finally dissipate.

Reservoir Bar

In addition to the free show tonight, you can always play darts and pool for free! And PBR’s are always about a $1.50.

Triangle Freegans

2 11 2009

Ever been dumpster diving?

Dumpster Divers

I’ve seen many local college-age students doing it lately. Many of whom refer to themselves as “Freegans.”

Freeganism is a political avant-garde lifestyle, mainly the rejection of standard consumerism. Dumpster diving, therefore, is done not out of need but as an alternative to buying new things.

Warren Oakes, former drummer for the anarchist punk band Against Me!, authored a manifesto pamphlet in 1999 called “Why Freegan” about the subject. That served as the start to this growing subculture. Carrboro seems to be a stronghold.

Even in the Wikipedia definition, Carrboro’s co-op is mentioned within the first heading. I ventured out with a Carrboro native to find treasure in the trash. As soon as the video is edited I will have it up here.

I’m also trying to put together a guide about the waste disposal timing of these grocery stores and restaurants. Still gathering that information. One consistent one is Panera bread, a cafe that throws out heaps of the day’s pastries every night at close (9:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 8:00 p.m. on Sunday).

I am still hunting for a good local forum or discussion board on the topic. Please post if you know of any or are interested in starting one up!

The closest I have found is a freegan meetup group and a dumpster diving blog, both started by residents of Greensboro.

Also, NC law confirms once an item is thrown away it is considered no longer property of the individual who threw it out.

Basically, trash is fair game. However, dumpster diving may violate other local laws, such as trespassing or sanitation laws.

More on this to come!

Carrboro free market celebrates five-year anniversary

6 10 2009

What started as a community effort now marks a collaborative town tradition as Carrboro’s Town Commons morphs into a “really really free market” on the first Saturday of every month.

This past Saturday was the five year anniversary of the event. Locals celebrated with cake, puppets and some questionable-yet-hilarious performance art.

It’s a great place for local produce with an aftertaste of “anarchist resistance.” I try to bring something to give away every time that I go, but it is not a requirement. From boots to baked goods to bookshelves… it’s all really, really free.