Mythbusters Adam and Jamie in Chapel Hill for Science Week
posted August 19, 2010 7:57 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun September 19 at 2:00 PM, Dean Smith Center
Dean E Smith Center, 300 Skipper Bowles Dr, Chapel Hill, NC, USA (Map & Directions)
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is bringing Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "An Afternoon with Adam and Jamie" will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, in UNC's Dean E. Smith Center. The event is part of the North Carolina Science Festival.
Let's watch Metafilter's own asavage, then meet up afterwards at the Weaver Street Market to talk about it!

The event starts at two o'clock, and should last ninety minutes. We could all convene at Weaver Street afterwards, since many people seem to be bringing their kids along.
posted by msali to Performance (18 comments total)

posted by Rock Steady at 1:34 AM on August 20, 2010

And it's on my birthday! Woot!
posted by purpletangerine at 7:24 AM on August 20, 2010

I won't be able to make it to the performance, but I hope to see you at The Weav!
posted by Stewriffic at 6:00 AM on August 25, 2010

No deets for Weaver Street, except to say I think we should meet up there after the performance. Adam Savage? Will you be joining us at Weaver Street? I say you join us for a beer on the lawn and tell us the lowdown and dirty that you can't tell regular folk.
posted by msali at 7:58 PM on September 1, 2010

I'm there. First meetup, here I come (with husband and child in tow)!
posted by jeoc at 6:20 PM on September 3, 2010

Hey, I just realized today there is more than one Weaver Street Market! Which one are we meeting at?
posted by Rock Steady at 6:39 PM on September 3, 2010

I'd assumed the original Weave in Carrboro.
posted by Stewriffic at 11:55 AM on September 5, 2010

The original. The Weaver Street Market in Carrboro has a great lawn, and is a perfect place to chill out especially when some members are bringing their kidlets.
posted by msali at 9:50 PM on September 5, 2010

For the uninitiated: Weaver Street Market (locals don't say "The" except when abbreviating it to "The Weave", which only a very few people do) is a co-op grocery store that has evolved into a fabulous community gathering place. There's a low-key cafeteria which always has good vegetarian/vegan food (and meat food, too, for some reason), indoor seating, lovely outdoor seating next to a nice lawn, a big outdoor sculpture/fountain, made-to-order hot chocolate (and coffee), and the best baguettes in the Triangle (better than the European bakery in Durham, better than Whole Foods).

It can be a little chaotic on a popular day, but it's a wonderful place to hang out on a fall afternoon. Kids (always carefully supervised and generally polite) run around there all the time. There are concerts on certain days.
posted by amtho at 6:21 AM on September 8, 2010

And yes, I mean the one in Carrboro, actually located on Weaver Street. They recently opened two satellite stores, in Southern Village (a development in the outskirts of Chapel Hill) and Hillsborough.
posted by amtho at 6:21 AM on September 8, 2010

OK, I'm now iffy as to whether I'm going. Hope I make it out, though.
posted by Stewriffic at 4:23 AM on September 18, 2010

Btw, I am wearing a cream and red patterned dress and my husband stands 6 foot 8 for identification purposes at Weaver Street.
posted by msali at 12:17 PM on September 19, 2010

Leaving the Dean Dome now and headed to the Weave!
posted by Rock Steady at 12:42 PM on September 19, 2010

That was fun! Too bad asavage couldn't make it to the meetup, but it was a pleasure to meet msali, unintelligentlydesigned and pinky (and the other non-MeFite couple). We'll have to do it again sometime!
posted by Rock Steady at 4:19 PM on September 19, 2010

Went to Weaver Street Market and couldn't find anyone. :-(

Didn't think to check this thread to see if anyone had given identifying details. That would have been smart.

Totally bummed.
posted by jeoc at 4:46 PM on September 19, 2010

Jeoc! So sad that you didn't find us! We didn't have any tools for identifying ourselves. I kept looking around to see if there was anyone who looked like they were trying to find someone.
It was fun, though. It was great to meet Rocksteady and Rocksteady-girl. It was also great to finally meet pinky! Too bad asavage didn't even give us a shout out (I thought it might come when he talked about the airplane on the treadmill).
posted by msali at 5:55 PM on September 19, 2010

Oh jeoc, I'm so sorry. We really should have had a sign, I wish I had made one!
posted by pinky at 10:12 PM on September 19, 2010

You foiled me this time, MeFites, but you can't hide from me forever!

Looking forward to the next meetup.
posted by jeoc at 3:39 PM on September 20, 2010

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