NEW SUMMER HOURS! FROM MAY 19 to AUGUST 15 WE OPEN AT NOON EVERYDAY!
Now serving gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan meals from the incomparable Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe, veggie quiches from Whole Foods, personal no-GMOs Naan pizzas, organic Counter Culture Coffee, organic Zhi Tea, organic North Coast beer, wine, gluten-free, vegan, raw and regular pastries from the area’s top pastry chefs, and fine chocolates. PLUS! Some days we have Veronique’s awesome gluten-free and regular savory vegetarian crepes!
Always free wifi & parking!
This week at the Oasis! Details at “Evening Music & Presentations”
All Our Events Are Free!.
MORE DETAILS UNDER “EVENING PRESENTATIONS & MUSIC”
Saturday August 23 7:00-9:00pm
Brother Sun/Sister Moon
St. Francis of Assisi was an extraordinarily complex and difficult figure whose effect on his contemporary society was electrifying. Even today, many people are moved by his visionary message of universal toleration. Twelfth-century Italy had an exceptionally grim and regimented society, but the barefoot monk from Assisi undoubtedly had the courage that comes from deep faith and was able to transcend the oppressiveness of the time. In this Italian/British-produced film, director Franco Zeffirelli attempts to bring his vision of this great man to the screen. The contemporary (1970s) example of the hippie movement contributed a great deal to the style in which the story is told. The musical score, using ancient Italian melodies, was arranged by Donovan. The film is visually beautiful in a way which tends to minimize the squalor of the times. As the movie begins, Francis (Graham Faulkner) is the son of wealthy merchants, and enjoys his share of wine, women and song without serious thought. When war and disease devastate his neighborhood, Francis undergoes an anguished transformation which culminates in his appearing before the local bishop and removing his clothes to renounce his previous life and family before dedicating himself to God. The culminating dramatic moment is Francis’ appearance before Pope Innocent III (Sir Alec Guinness), to make his case for an independent religious order under new rules. ~ PG,
Sunday August 24 open 1:00-6:00pm
With great food and drink and a relaxing vibe!
The Oasis is located in downtown Carrboro inside the Carr Mill Mall (behind Weaver Street Market between Elmo’s and Panzanella). With its 14-foot ceilings, polished wood floors, handcrafted decor, large windows and double glass doors opening into the broad hallway, it is one of the most beautiful and uplifting gathering spots in the area. In addition to tables and cushioned chairs, there is seating on pillows on the floor of a raised-platform area (shoes-optional). And yes there is plenty of free on-site parking and wifi!
During the daytime hours, The Oasis operates as a traditional coffee/cafe/tea/wine lounge, serving the finest organic coffee, teas, and wines, and delicious pastries, and vegetarian meals. Come alone or with friends and enjoy the relaxing environment.
At night, The Oasis transforms into an environment of entertainment, connections and inspiration. Several nights a week, we host free presentations (7:00-8:00pm) on life-affirming topics (holistic health, environmental issues, indigenous wisdom, sustainability, etc.) where like-minded people can gather. On weekend nights we have Spiritual Cinema Night and live acoustic music with local and regional artists. All our events are free. (The Oasis is also available to rent for presentations, meetings, workshops, parties, etc.)